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HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Pitman High boys upset Atwater

TURLOCK -- The Pitman High boys water polo team has had some tough luck this season, with only one victory in its first six Central California Conference matches.

But against favored Atwater on Thursday, the Pride put it all together, with Josh Day scoring with two seconds remaining in regulation to give Pitman a 9-8 victory over the Falcons (4-3 CCC) at Pitman High.

Day scored five goals to lead Pitman (2-5 CCC). R.J. Heller and Colby Jerner each scored three goals for Atwater.

CERES 18, DAVIS 13, at Ceres -- Kevin Fliflet scored six goals and teammates George Polovin, Shane Nunes and Chris Rossi each scored three as the Bulldogs got past the Spartans.

Girls Water Polo

DOWNEY 14, ENOCHS 13 (OT), at Beyer -- Lupe Morales scored her third goal with 42 seconds remaining in overtime, leading the Knights (1-7 MMC) past the Eagles (1-7).

PITMAN 17, ATWATER 9, at Atwater -- Lindsay Sutterley scored nine goals and Megan Bohlender added seven as the Pride (8-4, 7-0) rolled past the Falcons (6-7, 3-4). Kristelle Choquetet led Atwater with five goals.

TURLOCK 11, LOS BANOS 6, at Turlock -- Stevie Wills scored seven goals, spearheading a 7-1 comeback in the second half by the victorious Bulldogs (2-4). Jennifer Cobb and Kate Howard led Los Banos with three goals apiece.

Girls Tennis

TURLOCK 6, ATWATER 0, at Turlock -- The Bulldogs (5-2 CCC) got another straight-sets victory by No. 1 singles player Ashlyn Castro in their victory over the Falcons (1-6). Olson is 16-0 this year and her coach Verek Visarraga says she's "playing very well."

MERCED 5, PITMAN 1, at Merced -- The Bears (8-0 CCC) remained perfect in CCC play with the victory over the Pride (6-3). Heather Cotter's victory in No. 1 singles was Pitman's lone win.

CERES 5, WESTON RANCH 0, at Ceres -- The Harden sisters, McKenzy and Logan, each won in straight sets as the Bulldogs (7-2, 6-2) rolled past the Cougars.

Boys Soccer

BUHACH COLONY 1, LOS BANOS 0, at Buhach Colony -- Sergio Lopez of the Thunder (11-1-4, 5-0-2 CCC) kicked a through ball into the penalty area, which Alex Lopez (no relation) chased down and fired into the right side of the net in the fifth minute.

CERES 5, SIERRA 2, at Ceres -- Danish foreign exchange student Nick Hansen had a goal and two assists in the second half as the Bulldogs (4-4 VOL) came back to stop the Timberwolves (3-5 VOL).

"Nick was our sparkplug," Ceres coach Randy Cerny said. "He had an outstanding second half."

MANTECA 1, CENTRAL VALLEY 1, at Manteca -- Jesus Perez scored in the first half and CV's Pedro Gomez tied it in the second.

WATERFORD 3, DELHI 0, at Waterford -- Carlos Navarette scored his 39th and 40th goals for the Wildcats (13-0-4, 6-0-2 SL) and also had an assist.

RIPON 7, MODESTO CHR. 1, at Modesto -- Eric Cavanaugh had four goals for the Indians (12-3-1, 6-2 TVL) and Joel Robles three assists.

RIVERBANK 2, RIPON CHR. 0, at Riverbank -- Vicente Vigil and Juan Luna scored for the Bruins, whose goalies only had to make three saves.

ESCALON 4, HUGHSON 1, at Hughson -- Julio Farias scored three goals for the Cougars (14-1-3, 8-0 TVL). It was 1-1 at the half.

TURLOCK CHR. 5, DENAIR 1, at Turlock Christian -- It was the first Southern League win for TC (1-6-1 SL), which got two goals from Caio Noronha and Stevie Nyquist. The Eagles led 2-0 at the half.

BIG VALLEY CHRISTIAN 7, MILLENNIUM 0, at Modesto -- Quinn Harter and Andres Guerra each scored three goals as the Lions (12-2-1, 2-0) shut out Millennium of Tracy (2-5-3, 1-1-1).

Girls Golf

TURLOCK 249, BUHACH COLONY 309, at Turlock Country Club -- Emily Szabo fired a 3-over-par 40, leading the first-place Bulldogs (11-0 CCC).

EAST UNION 232, OAKDALE 289, at Oakdale GCC -- Krysta Clark (43), Amanda Agostini (44) and Brionna Goulart (44) paced the Lancers (11-0 VOL) in their victory over the Mustangs (5-5) in cold, windy conditions.

ESCALON 194, CALAVERAS 216, at La Contenta GC -- Samantha Luque and Brittany Brunetti shot 47s to lead the Cougars (12-2, 9-2) to the Valley Foothill League victory over the Redskins (4-6). Calaveras' Shalane Langstaff shot a 45 for medalist honors.

HUGHSON 222, HILMAR 248, at Stevinson Ranch -- Cassie Anderson shot a 45, leading the Huskies (11-1 VFL) past the Yellowjackets (3-9). Alicia Barros led Hilmar with a 48. Anderson had a great round going until she hit the 387-yard par-4 ninth hole -- the final hole -- where she took a 10.

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