Tracy 202, Granada 219
Tracy High’s golf team picked up right where it left off last year, with all six golfers on the team shooting below 50 at the par-36 Tracy Golf and Country Club. A team score of 202, the total for the top five, compares well with the season-end scores from last year, when the Bulldogs won their third San Joaquin Athletic Association title and placed third in the Sac-Joaquin Section’s Division I South.
“It’s a fabulous way to start,” Tracy Coach Derek Solano said. “It’s nice to have them all shooting around 40. Hopefully they break 40 and our scores go even lower.”
New to the team this year is freshman Shivan Swamy, who shot 38 in his first high-school match. Carter Duerksen shot 40, Brian Mantor and Anthony Napoli each shot 41, Anthony Manguray shot 42 and Joshua Forth shot 49.
Tracy plays next at the Lincoln Invitational at Brookside Country Club in Stockton on Monday.
Mountain View 214, Kimball 232
Kimball High’s golfers (1-2) took a loss on Wednesday at Shoreline Golf Links against the Mountain View team. Top score for Kimball was Philip Simpson’s 40 on the par-36 course. Brett Williams shot 44, Riley Pizl 45, Michael Crooms 51, Jack Gustafson 52 and Karan Bains 66
Varsity: Bear Creek 4, Kimball 1
Kimball took a loss Thursday to Bear Creek, defending champion of the San Joaquin Athletic Association, in the first game of the Ted Yoneda Classic at St. Mary’s High in Stockton. The Bruins scored two in the first and two more in the second and collected five hits total of Jaguar starting pitcher Katie Hanville. Kimball had seven hits in all, including a triple and a single for Ariana Hawkins, two hits for L.T. Torres, and one each for Kate Bomar, Alexis Lopez and Montanna Bradley. Bomar scored Kimball’s one run in the top of the seventh inning.
Varsity: Kimball 5, Vintage 1
The Jaguars beat Vintage High of Napa in their second game of the Ted Yoneda Classic Thursday. Kimball had a series of base hits in the third inning, including a two-run double for Ariana Hawkins and a two-RBI single for Anisha Richardson. Hawkins and two hits total and Kylie Greenup had two hits. Also getting hits were L.T. Torres, Danielle Lallos, Katie Hanville, and Kate Bomar. Alexis Lopez pitched five innings for the win and gave up one hit and struck out four. Llesenia Torres pitched two innings and allowed one unearned run.
Varsity: Kimball 2, Liberty Ranch 1
Kimball High’s girls soccer team started its spring season with a 2-1 win over Liberty Ranch High in Galt on Thursday. The Jaguars scored in the fifth minute on a goal from Marissa Paz, assisted by Mireya Magana.
“We controlled the ball probably 75 percent of the time in the first half, but weren’t finishing shots,” Jaguar Coach Ron Hattley said, adding that the Kimball team totaled 19 shots during the game.
The second goal came four minutes into the second half after Aubrey Snyder’s shot bounced off the right post, but striker Natalie Lambert was there to make the shot from 20 yards out.
Liberty Ranch scored in the 68th minute on a free kick from about 25 yards. It was the only shot to get past goal keeper Rachel Johnson, who had four saves for the day.
Kimball’s junior varsity team lost to Liberty Ranch 1-0.
The Jaguars play next at the Sierra High Tournament on Monday.
Varsity: Atwater 4, West 0
West High’s girls opened their soccer season with a 4-0 loss on Tuesday in Atwater. West coach Abel Dorado said that he took the opportunity to get in all 17 of the players on his roster, including five returning varsity players.
“I try everybody in different positions to see where they do best,” he said. “Now I have an idea so in the second game we’ll do better. That’s what the preseason games are for.”
The junior varsity team also lost 2-0. West plays next on Tuesday at Lodi, and will play Bear Creek at home on Thursday, March 10.