SONORA -- Thanks to its victory over Central Valley on Thursday night, the Sonora High volleyball team will play Oakdale for the Valley Oak League championship next week.
The Wildcats (12-1 VOL) took care of business against the Hawks, with Hanah Blume getting six kills and serving eight aces in a 25-6, 25-9, 25-8 win.
Oakdale (11-2 VOL) plays host to Sonora on Tuesday. Should Oakdale win, the teams will share the title. If the Wildcats take it, they'll earn an outright championship.
SIERRA 3, MANTECA 0, at Manteca -- Sierra Johnson had nine kills and Sydney Deffner 10 digs to help the Timberwolves (14-4, 10-3 VOL) to a 25-18, 25-22, 25-18 win over the Buffaloes (8-11, 6-7). Bernadette May had 11 digs for Manteca, whose passing wasn't up to par.
EAST UNION 3, WESTON RANCH 0, at Stockton -- Megan Spinks had 10 kills in helping EU to a 25-10, 25-22, 25-20 VOL victory.
OAKDALE 3, CERES 0, at Ceres -- Alexis Evans had 12 kills and Taylor Harper five aces for the Mustangs (18-3, 11-2 VOL) in a 25-13, 25-14, 25-17 win over the Bulldogs (3-18, 3-10).
Jode Johnson had five digs and six blocks for Ceres, and Bulldogs coach Kassi Baker said, "Johnson was phenomenal at the net tonight. Oakdale had to adjust their hitting to get the ball away from her. She had 12 touches as well as her six blocks."
HILMAR 3, CENTRAL CATHOLIC 1, at Hilmar -- Caitlin Benning had 17 kills, Madison Harris six aces and Lindsey Mendes 34 digs for the league-champion Yellowjackets (26-3, 13-1 Western Athletic Conference) in a 26-24, 25-9, 23-25, 25-9 win over the Raiders (26-6, 8-5). Hilmar bounced back from a loss to Orestimba.
ORESTIMBA 3, GUSTINE 0, at Gustine -- Jacquie Kinimaka had eight kills to help the Warriors (22-8, 10-4 WAC) top the Redskins (4-17, 1-13) 25-8, 25-20, 25-14.
MARIPOSA 3, WATERFORD 0, at Mariposa -- Corina Stephens had 13 kills and six digs in helping the Grizzlies (10-3 Southern League) to a 25-10, 29-27, 25-15 win.
RIVERBANK 1, ESCALON 0, at Riverbank -- Jose Cerda of the Bruins (12-2 TVL) scored a second-half goal off an assist from Ramiro Calderon. Riverbank goalie Juan Luna made 11 saves.
MODESTO CHR. 1, HUGHSON 0, at Hughson -- Nick Leon-Guerrero scored a first-half goal off an assist from Colin Hoogendoorn for MC (10-8-1 Trans-Valley League, 6-8). Crusaders goalie Chris Hutton made six saves.
RIPON 8, RIPON CHR. 1, at Ripon Christian -- Joel Robles had two goals and two assists and Gabriel Talasso a goal and three assists for the Indians (10-4 TVL).
GOLDEN VALLEY 3, TURLOCK 2, at Golden Valley -- The Cougars (2-9-1 Central California Conference) were down 2-0 early in the second half. But they tied it on Jose Vivero's penalty kick with 12 minutes left. And they went ahead when Enrique Ramos took a pass from Vivero and placed it in the corner from 18 yards out from the middle of the field with five minutes left.
"We had several opportunities early," said Golden Valley coach Lee Shaw. "The only difference in the second half is we finished those opportunities. It was great to end the season on a high note."
WATERFORD 3, MARIPOSA 0, at Mariposa -- The Wildcats (19-0-4, 12-0-2 SL) clinched their first boys Southern League title ever as David Alvarez, Carlos Navarrete and Juan Gutierrez scored and goalie Victor Gutierrez made six saves.
Wildcats coach Barry Wixom said, "Waterford has never beaten Mariposa at Mariposa before until now. Our defense played really well.
"The kids worked very hard and all are very elated."
Boys Water Polo
JOHANSEN 14, BEYER 1, at Johansen -- Brad Fuller scored seven goals as the Vikings (27-4, 14-0) overwhelmed the Patriots (4-10).
Johansen won all four league titles (boys and girls varsity and JV). It's the first time that's happened in the MMC.
DAVIS 15, ENOCHS 6, at Davis -- Tyler Bolton scored nine goals and Josh Delgado three for the Spartans. Cole Carroll had five for the Eagles.
MODESTO 10, DOWNEY 6, at Modesto -- Chris Gallardo scored six goals in helping the Panthers (10-2 MMC) defeat the Knights.
PITMAN 11, TURLOCK 8, at Turlock -- Josh Day had five goals in helping the Pride (7-5 CCC) top the Bulldogs (9-3 CCC), who won the league championship despite the loss.
Pitman jumped out to a 4-1 first-period lead and led 6-2 at the half.
"They came to play," said Turlock coach Steve Feaver.
Zac Young had four goals for Turlock.
Girls Water Polo
JOHANSEN 13, BEYER 3, at Johansen -- Andie Plunkett had four goals and Jodi Hanson three as the Vikings (25-7, 14-0 MMC) drubbed the Patriots (4-10).
MODESTO 16, DOWNEY 0, at Modesto -- Erica Austin had three goals as the Panthers finished league play 11-3 and tied for second with Davis.
DAVIS 12, ENOCHS 1, at Davis -- Lauren Lancieri had four goals for the Spartans (11-3 MMC).