Volleyball: Jaguars are playoff-bound with win
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The Kimball High volleyball team is playoff-bound after beating visiting Sierra High 3-1 on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

The win (25-12, 19-25, 25-14, 25-17) gave the Jaguars (18-19, 9-4 Valley Oak League) a solid hold on third place, with one last match on Monday, Nov. 4, at home against Manteca High.

Senior Samantha Sanders was the Jaguars’ leading attacker with 14 kills. Junior Sarah Nunes had six aces and 25 assists, and junior ZaNiah Bradshaw had 12 digs.

Tracy 3, Chavez 0

Tracy High claimed a victory at Chavez High in Stockton on Wednesday and confirmed the Bulldogs’ place in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoff bracket.

Scores were 25-22, 25-22, 25-14 in Tracy’s favor.

Tracy (14-3, 7-3 SJAA) missed its chance to take a share of the San Joaquin Athletic Association title with a 3-0 loss to league leader Lincoln on Monday, Oct. 28. Lincoln won with set scores of 25-16, 25-7, 25-23.

Senior Samantha Gonzalez led Tracy’s offense on Monday with four kills, junior Mika Fithian had two kills and 11 assists, junior Casey Eddy Berry had 12 digs and junior Melanie Balaban had three kills and three blocks.

Tracy finishes its regular season at Bear Creek on Monday, Nov. 4.

West 3, Edison 1

West High’s volleyball team affirmed its third-place standing in the Tri-City Athletic League — and a place in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs — with a 3-1 win over Edison on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at home.

The Wolf Pack (18-12, 5-4 TCAL) dropped the first set and then won three in a row, with scores of 19-25, 25-9, 25-7, 25-17.

Senior Merinesa Saaga scored 10 kills for the night, junior Gissel Larios had 28 assists and sophomore Sarah Weaver led the Wolf Pack from the service line on an 11-point scoring run, including two aces, to help West dominate the third set.

West has one more match at home on Monday against Stagg.

Ben Holt Academy 3, Delta Charter 0

The Dragons took a 3-0 Mountain Valley League loss on Wednesday. Oct. 30, at home to Ben Holt Academy, which won with scores of 25-11, 25-19, 25-18. Leading attacker for Delta Charter (4-14, 3-13 MVL) was senior Charilyn Merritt with four kills, and sophomore Dominique Kahoonei scored three kills.

The Dragons also lost 3-0 at Venture Academy in Stockton with scores of 25-11, 25-7, 25-23. Kahoonei led the offense with three aces and two kills.

The Dragons finish their season at home on Tuesday, Nov. 5, against Excel Academy.

Big Valley Christian 3, Millennium 0

The Falcons fell behind in the Central California Athletic Alliance with a 3-0 loss on Oct. 24 at Big Valley Christian in Modesto. Big Valley recorded scores of 25-14, 25-11, 25-7. Details for Millennium’s team were not available. The Falcons (4-14, 3-7 CCAA) finish on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Stone Ridge Christian in Merced.

Contact Bob Brownne at 830-4227 or brownne@tracypress.com.

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