Wolf Pack Junior Varsity Classic
West High hosted eight other teams in its annual Wolf Pack Junior Varsity Classic volleyball tournament on Saturday, Sept. 18.
Tournament champion was Ripon Christian High, which beat Gregoria High of Modesto in two games in the final, 25-22, 25-23.
Six of the nine teams qualified for the championship bracket after pool play, with Lincoln seeded first, Ripon Christian second, Gregori third, Ripon fourth, Kimball fifth, and West sixth. Tracy, Sierra, and St. Elizabeth’s went to the consolation bracket, where Tracy beat Sierra in the consolation final in three games, 25-21, 20-25, 25-13.
The teams from West and Kimball high schools got as far as the quarter finals in the championship bracket. Ripon beat West in three games, 25-19, 23-25, 15-3, and Ripon then lost to Ripon Christian 25-14, 21-25, 15-9 in the semifinal. Gregoria beat Kimball in the quarterfinal match and then beat Lincoln in the semifinal 25-21, 13-25, 15-13.
West 3, Franklin 0
West won a pre-league match on Tuesday at Franklin High in three straight games, 25-22, 25-17, 25-21. The Wolf Pack girls head to the Oakdale Invitational tournament on Saturday before they get into their Tri-City Athletic League season, which begins on Monday against visting St. Mary’s.
West’s sophomores and freshmen both won their matches in two games, the sophomores with scores of 25-16, 25-19, and the freshmen 25-22, 25-21.
West 274, Tokay 302
West High’s golfers moved to 3-1 in the Tri-City Athletic League, 4-3 overall, on Wednesday with a 274-302 win over Tokay at Lockeford Springs Golf Course. Alice Trisri shot 39 on the par-36 course, Julia Ramirez shot 53, Emma Brackett 57, Kaitlyn Adams 59 and Ashley Gonzales 66.
Sierra 6, Kimball 0
The Timberwolves of Sierra High scored five goals against the Jaguars in the first half of Wednesday’s game at Don Nicholson Stadium. The loss puts Kimball at 1-9, 0-4 in the Valley Oak League. The Jaguars protected their goal better in the second half. Sierra scored once more 29 minutes in to the half on a shot from the left.
Kimball goalie Alan Espinoza had three saves and goalie Juan Cardenas had four saves. Joseph Yun led Kimball’s offense and took four shots, but the Sierra defense kept the Jaguars scoreless.