Bob Barnett Milestones

MILESTONES

 

SOFTBALL

Avery Lawley of Buchanan had a career high of seven rbi’s, 2 doubles, scored four times and was 4-4 at the plate in a 16-0 win over East Bakersfield in the Arroyo Grande Tournament.

 

Tara Felder of Clovis East had a game high of five rbi’s and hit a home run in a 10-0 win over Clovis West in the Tri-River League.

 

Jasmine Miles of Taft went 3-4 at the plate with a game high of five rbi’s in a 14-1 win over Arvin in the South Sequoia League.

 

Jessica Castillo of Monache smacked two home runs, scored two times and was 3-3 at the plate in a 5-3 win over Tulare Western.  Team-mate Chloe Rivas pitched a three-hitter with fifteen strikeouts.

 

Stockdale’s 21 game winning streak comes to an end, 7-2 against Huntington Beach in the Arroyo Grande Tournament.

 

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

April 23rd, 2017

 

BASEBALL

Nick Salas of Highland had a big day at the plate against Tehachapi in the Liberty Spring Break Tournament.  Nick hits three doubles and a game high of six rbi’s in a 13-4 win.

 

Jacob McBride of Hanford had a career high of five hits, two rbi’s, one triple in a 12-6 win over North in the Fresno Easter Tournamnet.

 

Izaiah Davis & Wyatt Gilbert pitched a combination no-hitter.  Izaiah pitched 6 inning, 8-k’s, Wyatt 1 inning, 1-k’s in a 1-0 win over Mt. Whitney in the Visalia-Tulare Tournament.

 

Sophomore Nate Samarin of Liberty Madera Ranchos pitched a six inning no-hitter with 13 strikouts as Liberty beat Dos Palos 10-0.

 

SOFTBALL

Edison lost the opening game in the Clovis Easter Classic to a very good Hanford West team 12-7.  Kayla Bowen went 3-3, one home run & 3 rbi’s.  Second game of the tournament, she was the winning pitcher, one hit and 2 rbi’s.

Kayla finished the week by hitting two home runs, good for eight rbi’s, as she went 4-4 at the plate in a 15-4 win over Clovis West.

In the second game of the day against Clovis North five rbi’s, 4-5 at the plate in a 19-7 win for the consolation championship in the Clovis Easter Classic.  Kayla finished the tournament with 12 hits, 18 rbi’s, and 3 home runs.

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

April 16th, 2017

 

BASEBALL

Nick Salas of Highland had a big day at the plate against Tehachapi in the Liberty Spring Break Tournament.  Nick hits three doubles and a game high of six rbi’s in a 13-4 win.

 

Jacob McBride of Hanford had a career high of five hits, two rbi’s, one triple in a 12-6 win over North in the Fresno Easter Tournamnet.

 

Izaiah Davis & Wyatt Gilbert pitched a combination no-hitter.  Izaiah pitched 6 inning, 8-k’s, Wyatt 1 inning, 1-k’s in a 1-0 win over Mt. Whitney in the Visalia-Tulare Tournament.

 

Sophomore Nate Samarin of Liberty Madera Ranchos pitched a six inning no-hitter with 13 strikouts as Liberty beat Dos Palos 10-0.

 

SOFTBALL

Edison lost the opening game in the Clovis Easter Classic to a very good Hanford West team 12-7.  Kayla Bowen went 3-3, one home run & 3 rbi’s.  Second game of the tournament, she was the winning pitcher, one hit and 2 rbi’s.

Kayla finished the week by hitting two home runs, good for eight rbi’s, as she went 4-4 at the plate in a 15-4 win over Clovis West.

In the second game of the day against Clovis North five rbi’s, 4-5 at the plate in a 19-7 win for the consolation championship in the Clovis Easter Classic.  Kayla finished the tournament with 12 hits, 18 rbi’s, and 3 home runs.

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

April 16th, 2017

BASEBALL

Congratulation to long time coach Bill Feaver of Fowler who started out the week with 398 career wins as his team beat Parlier 1-0 and Riverdale 12-2 to reach 400 career wins. Feaver became the fifteen Central Section coach to reach 400 career wins.

Fowler edged Dinuba 4-3 and Dos Palos 1-0 games in the Raisin Fowler Easter Classic to push coach Feaver’s win total to 402.

 

Buchanan Team reaches 30 consecutive wins dating back to April 8th, 2016 when they lost to Clovis North 12-5, that tied them with Clovis for the second longest win streak in section history.  Buchanan (17-0) beat Central two times last week 5-1 & 10-2 in league play. 

 

Stockdale beat Centennial 21-8 in a lopsided game as Sean Mullen led the way with six rbi’s, two home runs and was the winning pitcher.  Team-mates Jalen Smith hit a grand slam for five rbi’s and Jacob Riley had five rbi’s.

 

SOFTBALL

Senior Gianna Mancha of Central set a Central Section record by striking out 21 batters in a seven inning game, she gave up three walks for the game with no hits as Central beat Clovis West 5-0 in league play.  Samantha Arenas led Central in hitting 3-3 ab, rbi.

 

Ailynn Martinez of Fowler had a career day against Riverdale in a 17-4 win, as she went 3-3 at the plate, hr, 2b, 4 runs and seven rbi’s.

 

Dani Salinas of Garces had a nice game in the first game against Bakersfield as she went 3-3 and five rbi’s in a 12-1 win.  Annie Arriola led the team in hitting the second game with five rbi’s 3-5 ab., with a

15-6 win.

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

April 9th, 201

BASEBALL…RECORD WATCH

Coach James Patrick of Clovis (13-2-1) pickup one win last week, vs Clovis West 3-1 in Tri-River League play and Patrick now has 708 career wins which ties Mike Noakes, Bullard & Central for the most wins in Central Section History.  Clovis will be at home next Tuesday  against Clovis East.

 

Senior Jack Williams of Bakersfield Christian had a career day at the plate by going six for six, scored six times, five stolen bases, four rbi’s as they edged Shafter 17-16.

 

Tulare Western extends their East Yosemite League wins to 28 games as pitcher Ryan Tucker pitched a 4 hitter with nine strikeouts in a 6-0 shutout win over Monache as six different players had one hit each.

 

SOFTBALL

Senior Mariah Mazon of Mission Oak becomes the fifth player in Central Section History to joins the 30 club for career home runs as she hit her second home run of the season, pitched 7 innings 11-k’s 3-3 hits in a lost 3-2 against Segerstrom-Santa Ana and the second game of the day against Syracuse a 3-3 tie, she pitched 7 inninings, 18 k’s in the Washington Union Invitational.  Mariah hit number 30th in a 5-0 over Righetti in the second day of the tournament as she pitched a 7 inning no-hitter with 11-k’s, 3-3 in hits scored two runs.  Mariah came back with a 7 inning one hitter 11-k’s, 2-4 in hits as she shutout Kingsburg

4-0. Mariah closed-out the week in a loss to Monache 3-2 with 9 k’s.   

Kayla Bowen of Edison was perfect at the plate five for five, four rbi’s and team-mate Infinity Chacon was also perfect, four for four with five rbi’s in a five inning game as they swamped Tulare 25-5.

 

Prya Burns of Redwood went 4-4 at the plate, home run, two doubles and five rbi’s in a 9-0 win over El Diamante.

 

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

April 2nd, 2017

BASEBALL…RECORD WATCH

Coach James Patrick of Clovis (12-1-1) pickup two wins last week, 2-1 vs Clovis North & 2-0 vs Central in Tri-River League play and Patrick now has 707 career wins. 

Former coach Mike Noakes, Bullard & Central leads the section in wins with 708 wins.

 

Abraham Ramos of Ridgeview had quite a game in a South Yosemite League game by going 3-3 in hitting in a career high of seven rbi’s for the game

 

SOFTBALL

Mission Oak edges Coalinga 2-1 in an 11 inning game as senior Mariah Mazon had her “A” game going against a very good Coalinga team with 18 strikeouts and 713 for her career.  Mazon was 1-4 at the plate and scored a run.

 

Junior Aariyana of Independence had a career high by hitting a grand slam, two doubles for a school record of nine rbi’s in a 19-0 win over West Bakersfield.

 

Jocelyn Simon of Sunnyside was perfect at the plate 4-4 hitting with a game high of five rbi’s, home run in a 10-4 win over San Joaquin Memorial.

 

Lilly Goins of Sierra Pacific was 3-3 at the plate, 2 doubles, home run and a game high of five rbi’s in a 17-2 win over Corcoran.

 

Boys Volleyball

Long time coach Roy Verduzco of Bullard reaches 757 career wins as his team beat Madera South 3-1 in the County/Metro League.

 

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

March 26th, 2017

BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior Darrin Person Jr. of Immanuel four year career came to an end against host Helix 80-69 as he scored 20 points & 9 rebounds.  Darrin ended with 2,305 career points 5th best, 1,341 rebounds (6th best) in 126 games. Team-mate junior Nate Kendricks led the team with 32 points and finished the season with 676 points, 2nd best in school history.

 

BASEBALL…RECORD WATCH

Coach James Patrick of Clovis (10-1-1) pickup one win last week, 9-2 vs Clovis East to open Tri-River League play and Patrick now has 705 career wins.  Chet Allison went 3-4 at the plate with three rbi’s.

Former coach Mike Noakes, Bullard & Central leads the section in wins with 708 wins.

 

Nick Salas of Highland had a memorable day by having six rbi’s and going 3-4 at the plate in a 15-1 over Foothill.

 

Nate Van Tassel of North Bakersfield pitched a perfect game with 15 strikeouts in to open Southeast Yosemite play in a 14-0 win over South.

 

SOFTBALL

Jordyn Macias of Hanford West set a school record by hitting three home runs to go along with six rbi’s, scored four times and 4-5 at the plate in a 10-0 win over Ridgeview.

 

Abianna Campos of Highland went 5 for 5 at the plate with five rbi’s, hr,    and scored two times in a 16-5 over Foothill. 

 

Julia Sarver of North Bakersfield hit a grand slam, 3-4 hitting and five rbi’s in a 13-4 South Yosemite League game over South.

 

 

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

March 19th, 2017

BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior Darrin Person Jr. of Immanuel moves into 8th spot in points scored in a career as he scored 23 points, 7 rebounds in a win over Hesperia 64-53 and 29 points, 16 rebounds in a 73-59 win over Twenty Nine Palms.  Darrin now has 2,251 points, 1,326 rebounds (6th best) in 124 games. Team-mate Nate Kendricks had quite a week with 26 points and a career high of 37 points in both games.

 

Congratulations to the California City team & coach Ronald Fleming in setting a new Central Section record by making 319 three-point field goals for the season.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Senior Kameron Taylor of Bakersfield Christian career comes to an end with a school record of 727 points for the season and the section best average 24.2.  Kameron scored 27 points in a 54-46 win over Westridge and 27 points in a lost to 72-48 Heritage Christian.

 

BASEBALL…RECORD WATCH

Coach James Patrick of Clovis (9-1-1) pickup three wins last week, 2-1 vs El Grove, 12-3 vs Beyer, 16-2 vs Centennial and Patrick now has 704 career wins.

Former coach Mike Noakes, Bullard & Central leads the section in wins with 708 wins.

 

Logan Wensley of West Bakersfield had a career high of six rbi’s on

3 hits, 3b & a home run in a 18-6 win over South Bakersfield.

 

Andrew Valdez of El Diamante had a career high of six rbi;s on 3 hits, 2b and scored two times in a 13-2 win over San Joaquin Memorial.

 

SOFTBALL

Serena Thompson of McLane pitched two outstanding games for the week.  She had a seven inning game with 16 k’s against Tranquillity 6-1 win and 15 k’s 6-0 win against Parlier.

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

March 12th, 2017

BOYS BASKETBALL

Selma wins there first Central Section Championships since 1914

(103 years) as they beat a tough Sanger team 56-42 as Henry Junior Ramirez put on a markable performance by scoring 30 points, 10-13 ft’s, 8 rebounds & 3 assists. 6’7” junior Tiveon Stroud had his moments with 16 points, 9 rebounds, 4 blocks, while Selma’s leading scorer William Pallesi was double teamed all night finshed with a season low of 4 points.

 

Senior Darrin Person Jr. of Immanuel moves into 12th spot in points scored in a career as he scored 18 points, 12 rebounds in a 79-53 win over Bishop Union and 20 points, 11 rebounds in the Division 4 championship game against Madera South 58-51.  Darrin now has 2,199 points, 1,303 rebounds in 122 games played in four year.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Senior Janelle Sumilong of Hanford finishes in 6th spot in Central Section History with 2,301 career points as she scored 30 points in the section semi-finals in Division One as host Clovis won 55-52.

 

BASEBALL

Congratulation to coach James Patrick of Clovis in reaching 700 career wins as this team beat Mt. Whitney 9-1.  Mason Grotto had 2-3 hits,

2 rbi’s, scored 2 runs & Trevor Hartmann had a double and 3 rbi’s.  701 win came against Sunnyside in a 7-1 win on the arm of Blake Sodersten with 8 K’s & Darrien Miller 3 hits, 2 rbi’s.

RECORD WATCH…Former coach Mike Noakes, Bullard & Central leads the section in wins with 708 wins.

 

SOFTBALL

Julianna Martinez of Clovis West had a career high of 6 rbi’s, 4-5 hits, 2b, 3b in a 13-2 win against Valley Christian-San Jose and added 1-2 hits, 2b in the second game in a 7-3 win.

Hailey Flud of North Bakersfield was perfect at the plate by going 5-5 hits, 4 rbi’s, 3b in a 15-5 win over Corcoran.

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

March 5th, 2017

Senior David Rico of Kerman has scored 30 points or better for the eighth time this season and has scored 1,991 career points in three year varsity play.  Rico led his team with 30 points in a 69-53 win over Central Valley Christian.

 

Junior 6’5” Cam-Ron Wilson had a career night by scoring 30 points, many from beyond the three-point line as they beat Centennial of Bakersfield 78-54.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Senior Janelle Sumilong of Hanford moves into 6th spot in Central Section History with 2,270 career points as she scored 18 points in a 78-50 win over Liberty of Bakersfield and 30 points against host Clovis North 58-57.

 

Sophomore Hannah Hurley of Kern Valley scored 31 points, 8-9 at the free-throw line and 9 rebounds in a 72-48 win over Fowler.

 

Kareron Taylor continues to lead Bakersfield Christian as she scored 35 points, 6-6 at the three-throw line, 7 rebounds in a 69-64 over Firebaugh.  Mirayha Gonzales of Firebaugh had a fine game by scoring

31points.

 

SOFTBALL

Congratulation to Judy Shaubach of Madera High School in reaching 600 career wins, the third most wins in Central Section History as her team beat Clovis West 12-3.  Freshman Valerie Ornelas hit a three-run home in the game.

 

Kirsten Martinez of Dinuba had a big day at the plate by going 4-5 at bat, one triple and a career high of seven rbi’s in a 24-2 win over Woodlake.

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

February 26th, 2017

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior Alec Check of Centennial breaks two school records by scoring 22 points, going 12-14 at the free throw line in a 60-48 win over Frontier.  Alex has scored 1,851 career points, passing Cody Kessler who scored 1,850 points and Alex has scored 727 points for the season, passing Kessler who scored 708 points in 2009.  Kessler who played quarterback at USC & now with the Cleveland Browns

 

Junior Cannon Eames of Yosemite scored a game high of 35 points,

12-19 at the three-throw line in a 66-61 win over Washington Union.  The precious week he scored 39 points, 18-27 at the free-throw line, losing 70-69 against Washington Union.  DeVontee Massey scored 32 points for the winners.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Highland edges North Bakersfield 53-52 and becomes co-champs with North in the Northeast Yosemite League as Janaye Herron of Highland scored a game high 31 points.

 

Coalinga nips Mendota 51-49 to clinch the West Sierra League Championship as sophomore Serena Ybarra of Coalinga scores a game high of 34 points and she made 11-14 free throws.

 

BOYS SOCCER

Senior Daniel Trejo of Mendota sets a state record by scoring seven goals to increase his four year total to 193 goals as beat Minarets 7-0 in a quarterfinal game.

GIRLS SOCCER

Congratulation to head coach Eddie Corletto & Rosamond team in becoming the first in school history to win a league title (C0-HDL champions), they also won their first playoff game in school history.

 

 

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

February 19th, 2017

BOYS BASKETBALL

Junior Henry Ramirez of Selma became the second player in school history to surpass 1,000 career points as he scored 17 points in a 65-19 win over Exeter and 21 points in a 96-60 win over Dinuba.

 

Senior Shannon Wafer of North Bakersfield breaks the school record for points scored in a career has he scored 26 points against Mira Monte, losing 96-95 and 17 points in a return game with Mira Monte, winning 65-63 and now has scored 1,547 points, passing Johnny Machado with 1,540 points.

 

Lee Major of Fresno High School didn’t score that many points this week against Sunnyside 69-57 & Reedley 96-31, but enough points to break the school record for career points held by Brian Setencich with 1,404 points.  Major now has 1,408 career points. 

 

Adrian Antunez of Clovis West scored a game high of 30 points in a 74-62 win over Buchanan and scored another 30 points in winning fashion against host Clovis East 64-59.  The senior now has scored 1,612 points, third best in school history.

 

Enriguez Vallecillo Avenal scored 32 points, 10-13 on the free-throw line as they nipped Dos Palos 57-56.  Enriguez leads the section in scoring with a 26.4 avg.

 

Dameane Douglas of Hanford West scored a game high of

38 points in a 66-53 win over Mt. Whitney.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Serena Ybarra of Coalinga scores back to back 40 point games, she scored 40, 17 rebounds, & 5 steals in a 58-53 win over Firebaugh.  In the second game of the week Serena scored 40 points, 13 rebounds & 6 steals in a 68-39 win over Dos Palos.

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

February 12th, 2017

Junior Cashemin Williams of Central started the week by scoring 27 points in leading his team pass visiting Buchanan 72-60.   In the second game of the week, Cashemin matched a season high by scoring 30 points against host Clovis West, winning in a nail-biter 66-64 and now takes over first place in the Tri-River Athletic League.   

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Senior Janelle Sumilong the back-bone of the Hanford Bullpups all season long became the school’s all-time point leader, as she passed the “Great One” Shawntinice Polk of 2,163 points. Janelle scored a game high of 35 points, 12 rebounds & 10 assists in an 81-42 win over El Diamante and 25 points, 10 rebounds in a 68-25 win over Hanford West.  Sumilong now has 2,165 career points.

 

Senior Kameron Taylor of Bakersfield Christian had a busy week by scoring 30 points, making 19-21 free-throw, 8 rebs, 4 assists, 5 steals in a 46-42 win over Taft.  In the 2nd game of the week she scored 26 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists against Kennedy, losing 52-49.  Kameron finished off the week with 26 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assist,11 steals and made 21-22 free-throws, tied for third most in Central Section history against Arvin, losing 61-44.

 

Senior Alyssa Burton of Madera had a nice game by scoring 25 points and 25 rebounds in a 50-33 win over Sanger.and now has scored 1,038 career points

 

 

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

February 5th, 2017

BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior Zach Bushling of Kern Valley did all he could in two losing efforts 67-62 against Rosamond as he scored a game high of 36 points, dished out 8 assists & 8 steals and 26 points against California City

78-73 and now has scored 1,051 career points.

Zach also set a Central Section Football Record by making 27 field goals during his three years of varsity play.

 

Senior 6’5” Darin Person Jr. of Immanuel had a fine week by scoring a season high of 32 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks in a 83-66 win over Kingsburg.  Darin also scored 20 points, 17 rebounds, and made 12-14 from the free-line to push his career total to 2,008 points, the 19th best in Central Section History.

 

Senior David Rico of Kerman continues to shoot the lights out as he scored 33 points and made 8 three-pointers in an 88-53 over Liberty of Madera Rancho.  In the second game of the week he scored 27 points and made 7 three-pointers in a.  David has scored 1,824 points in three years of varsity play.  Tristan Eames of Yosemite scored 32 points in a losing effort.

 

Senior 6’8” Jordan Roberts of Ridgeview scored 37 points in a 91-77 win over Sunnyside in a non-league game.  In the second game of the week he scored 30 points in a win over Independence

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Senior Zavia Barlow of Washington Union breaks the school career record held by Yvette Roberts of 1,378 points 1982-85.  Zavia scored

20 points against Sierra High Schol in a losing effort 51-39 and 30 points in a 51-17 win over Liberty Madera Rancho’s.  Zavia now has 1,396 career points. 

 

Sophomore Hannah Hurley of Kern Valley scored a career high of 40 points, she was 12-20 at the free-throw line, 10 rebounds & 5 steals in a 74-67 over Rosamond.  Freshman Aliyah Johnson added 27 points.

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

January 29th, 2017

BOYS BASKETBALL
Ridgeview beat West Bakersfield 102-97 as Jordan Roberts scored 46 points for a school record and talented team-mate Justin McCall added 32 points for the winners.  Austyn Contreras of West scored 46 points for a school record.

Dominic SanQuyintin of Tulare Western scored a career high of 32 points, 26 points coming in the first half as they beat Porterville 90-72.

Alex Check continues to lead the Central Section in scoring (26.5) as he poured in 31 points in a losing effort 72-66 against Garces.  Check also scored 28 points against Bakersfield as they lost 66-57.

Junior William Pallesi of Selma was honored Friday evening with a basketball in becoming the first player in school history to reach 1,000 points.  He went on to score 24 points and Junior Ramirez scored 24 points in a blow out win over visiting Exeter 99-50.

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Senior Janelle Sumilong of Hanford became the 21st player in Central Section History to reach 2,000 points (2,020) as she scored 22 points, 
6 assists, 7 steals in a lopsided win over Mt.Whitney 86-10.

Serena Ybarra of Coalinga scored a career high 33 points, pulled down 13 rebounds, 5 assists in a 52-44 win over Dos Palos.

Senior Samantha Navarro of Redwood Scored a season high of 30 points in a losing effort against a good Stockdale team 77-68.

Senior Kambrayia Elzy of Mission Oak scores a game high of 30 points in a 62-57 overtime win over Independence.

Bob Barnett
Central Section Historian
January 22nd, 2017

BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior 6’3” Alec Check of Centennial had a nice week by scoring 35 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals in a 104-76 win over North.

Alec scored a season high of 39 points against Stockdale in a 79-67 win and leads the section in scoring with a 26.2 avg. for the season.

 

Enrique Vallecillo of Avenal scored 38 points and making 14-16 at the free-throw line with eight steals in a 58-29 win over Tranquillity.  Enrique also had career high of 41 points in the season opener against Wonderful College Prep Academy.

 

Junior Cashemin Williams of Central scored a season high of 30 points at Ridgeview in a losing effort 84-80.  Cashemin came back to lead his team over host Buchanan in the Tri-River league opening game by scoring 22 points.

 

Justin McCall as talented junior at Ridgeview had a big game by scoring 31 points in a 96-44 win over Golden Valley.

 

Tiyus Wilson of Foothill scored a career high of 32 points with 7 steals in a 71-49 win over Highland.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Sophomore Lexus Green scored a career high of 38 points against Bakersfield in a losing effort 92-63.

 

Sophomore Makenna Allen of Firebaugh scored a career high of 30 points in the West Sierra League opener with a 52-50 win over Coalinga.

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

Janurary 15th, 2017FOOTBALL

 

Junior running back Joseph Garcia of Strathmore rushed for 420 yards on 31 carries and scored seven touchdowns for school records on runs of 44, 8, 4, 6, 1, 65, and 1 yard in a 62-22 win over visiting Horizon Christian Academy in the Division 6 A.  Garcia has scored 44 touchdowns for the season which is sixth best in Central Section History, 420 yards tenth best.  Garcia needs 143 yards to break the school record for yards in a season, held by Jesse Soria in 2009.

 

Junior Quarterback Braden Wingle of Bakersfield Christian had a slow start going 1-9 for 8 yards in the first half.  Wingle ended the game

12-26-0 182 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-27 win over host Selma in Division 4 AA game.  Wingle now has 4,237 yards for the season, 2nd best in Central Section History, needs 124 yards to past Brandon Jones also of Bakersfield Christian with 4,360 yards in 2013.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Zack Bushling of Kern Valley had a nice week by scoring 20 points and dish out 15 assist in a 66-38 win over Tranquillity.  The next night he scored a season high of 39 points, making 6 3-point shots in a losing cause against Orange Cove 92-75 and 34 points against Taft in a losing effort 60-50.

 

Blye Escalante of Cesar Chavez scored a career high of 44 points in a 87-77 win over Delano.

 

Isaiah Baez of Firebaugh scored a career high o 41 points in a 72-54 win over Parlier.

 

Justin McCall of Ridgeview scored a career high of 40 points in a 91-79 win over Liberty.

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

December 11th, 2016

 

Junior running back Joseph Garcia of Strathmore rushed for 310 yards on 32 carries in a 46-20 win over visiting Sierra Pacific for the Division Six Section Championship.  Garcia scored five touchdowns on runs of 10, 40, 4 yards, 15 yard reception and return a kick-off return for 85 yards and now has 37 touchdowns for the season which is a new school record.

 

Senior Andrew Azura of Sanger rushed for a career high of 213 yards on 30 carries and scored two touchdowns as they beat Ridgeview 20-10 in the Division Two Section Championship game.

 

Junior quarterback Braden Wingle guides Bakersfield Christian pass Tulare Western 53-19 in a Division Three Section Championships game as he passed for 323 yards on 27-36-2 and four touchdowns  and receiver Alex Wallace had nine receptions for 99 yards and two touchdowns.

 

Senior Junior Cardenas of Mendota passed for a season high of five touchdowns and now has 86 for his career, which is the six best in Central section history.  Cardenas had 327 yards on 14-19-0 for the game against cross rival Firebaugh in a 50-22 win.  Wide receiver Fabian Jasso caught four touchdowns for a new school record on four receptions and 98 yards.

 

Quarterback Junior Rameriz of Selma had a fine night passing as he went for 201 yards on 8-14-0 and a career high of four touchdowns for the game.  Wide-receiver Tiveon Stroud had 3 receiptions all for touchdowns for 103 yards as they beat Chowchilla 39-7 in a Division Four Section Championship.

 

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

December 4th, 2016

FOOTBALL

Junior quarterback Braden Wingle of Bakersfield Christian erupts for a career high of 484 yards, 2nd best in school history behind Derek Carr’s 544 yards in 2008.  He was 26-46-1 and five touchdowns as they edged visiting San Joaquin Memorial 41-35 in a Division Three playoff game.  Braden leads the Central Section with 3,737 yards and 39 touchdowns for the season.  Wide-receiver Jeremiath Foster had nine receptions for 162 and three touchdowns.

 

Senior quarterback Junior Cardenas keeps unbeaten Mendota at 12-0 as he passed for 287 yards on 12-14-0 and four touchdowns in a 50-14 win over Sierra in a Division Five game.  Wide-receiver Fabian Jasso had seven receiptions for 181 yards and two touchdowns.

 

Junior quarterback Noey Garcia passed for 256 yards on 12-20-0 and four touchdowns as they beat Yosemite 37-20 in a Division Five game.

 

Quarterback Josh Maran of Bakersfield had a fine Friday night by passing for 268 yards on 14-17-0 and three touchdowns in a hard fight win over Liberty 44-34 in a Division One playoff game.

 

Sophomore quarterback Trent Tompkins of Central had quite a night by passing for 235 yards on 18-27-0 for three touchdowns and rushed for 89 yards and one touchdown in a 34-28 overtime win against Clovis West. Junior quarterback Arian Martinez of Clovis West passed for 262 yards on 18-33-0 and two touchowns and rushed for 142 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns in a Division One playoff game.

 

Running back Joseph Garcia keeps unbeaten Strathmore 12-0 for the season as he rushed for a game high of 185 yards on 35 carries and scored three touchdowns against a tough Riverdale team 26-20 in a Division Six playoff game.

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

November 27th, 2016

FOOTBALL

Miguel Wharton of Sierra Pacific had a career night by scoring six touchdowns for a school record and rushed for a game high of 308 yards on 23 carries.  Team-mate Gerod Magee rushed for 233 yards and one touchdown as they ran past McFarland 63-33.

 

Quarterback Nate Hughes of Sunnyside led his team to a 66-55 win over host Tulare High School as he passed for 367 yards on

13-22-1 and five touchdowns and 172 yards went to receiver Breaun Heights on 4 receptions and two touchdowns.  Counter part sophomore Nathan Lamb of Tulare also had a fine passing night in a losing cause with 331 yards on 25-37-1 and five touchdowns.  Nathan Lamb also established a new season section record with a 78.1% average.  Wide-receiver Emoryie Edwards had 10 receptions for 169 yards & two touchdowns for Tulare.

 

Junior quarterback Adrian Martinez of Clovis West, the back bone of the team all season accumulated 492 yards on offense with 246 yards passing 18-32-1 & two touchdowns and rushed for 246 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns as they beat cross town rival 42-28.  Samir Allen of Clovis had a career night by rushing for a game high of 320 yards and four touchdowns on runs of 3,9, 39 & 8 yards.

 

Quarterback Isaiah Hill of Liberty of Bakersfield leads his team past Clovis North 33-28 by passing for 306 yards on 15-27-1 and two touchdowns.  Quarterback Brent Bailey led Clovis North with 409 yards on offense by passing for 303 yards & one touchdown and rushed for 106 yards and one score.

 

Braden Wingle of Bakersfield Christian had a fine Friday night by passing for 358 yards on 21-33-0 and three touchdowns and receiver Jeremiah Foster had 10 receptions for 169 yards and two touchdowns as they beat Fresno High 51-21.  

 

 

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

November 20th, 2016

FOOTBALL

 

Junior Noey Garcia of Firebaugh accounted for five touchdowns in a

73-40 win over Rosamond.  Noey passed for a career high of 298 yards on 10-15-1, two touchdowns and scored three times on short runs.  His favorite target all season Tylor Palmer had four catches for 152 yards & one touchdown.  Kicker Tito Campa was 9-9 on Pat’s and has missed only one time in 55 attempts for the season.

 

Senior Robert Cozine of Taft rushed for a game high of 263 yards on 38 carries and scored six touchdowns on runs of 11, 4, 32, 1, 52, & 18 yards in a 50-21 win over Roosevelt.

 

Cezar prieto of Wasco rushed for 253 yards on 33 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 55, 9, 37 yards in a 26-22 win over Kerman.

 

JJ Lino of Central Valley Christian passed for 340 yards on 19-24-0 and three touchdowns in a 45-17 win over host Washington Union.

 

Quarterback Jeremiah Galaviz of Farmersville football career came to a close against Sierra High School losing 52-35, as he passed for a career high of 423 yards and five touchdowns.

 

GIRLS TENNIS

Congratulation to 78 year old long time coach Frank Thiessen of Bakersfield Christian & his players in beating Bakersfield 6-3 for the Division Two Championship for their eleventh consecutive section championship.  Coach Thiessen finished the season with a record of 21-2 and has an overall record of 1,266-309 wins in Boys & Girls Tennis, Girls Basketball.  Thiessen started coaching at Fowler in the early 60’s, then Wasco and Bakersfield Christian.

 

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

November 13th, 2016

FOOTBALL

Congratulation again to long time coach Steve Denman of Tehachapi in becoming the eighth coach in state history to reach 300 career wins (300-117-2) according to Cal-Hi Sports record book as they beat West 35-7.  Keyron Scott carried the load for Tehachapi with 153 yards rushing and one touchdown.

 

Chuck Shidan of Sanger becomes the ninth coach in the Central Section to reach 200 career wins (200-110) as they beat host San Joaquin Memorial 56-21.

 

Sophomore quarterback Nathan Lamb set a new section record by averaging 79.8% in the regular season.  Nathan also has made 25 consecutive passes during the season, which is the second best in section history.  Last week against Tulare Western, he passed for

307 yards on 22-24-0 and four touchdowns in a 48-27 win.

 

Lee Majors of Fresno High tied a school record by scoring five touchdowns on three pass receptions that covered 17, 22 & 80 yards, one rushing, one punt return as they beat Roosevelt 49-14.

 

Junior quarterback Adrian Martinez set a school by completing 36 passes in 48 attempts which is the second best.  Adrian accumulated 328 yards 2-TD’S for the game and also had 88 yards rushing 2-TD’S as they beat Clovis 41-27.

 

Junior Shane Maldanado of Sierra High School had two career highs by rushing for 234 yards on 18 carries and scored four touchdowns in a 41-14 win over Yosemite.

 

 

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

November 6th, 2016

FOOTBALL

Congratulation to long time coach Steve Denman of Tehachapi in becoming the eighth coach to reach 200 wins in the Central Section as they beat Ridgeview 28-14.  Keyron Scott carried the load for Tehachapi with 114 yards rushing and one touchdown.  Coach Denman also has an overall record of 299 overall wins which includes 99 wins from the Southern Section dating back to 1982.

 

Senior running back Robert Cozine of Taft rushed for a game high of 316 yards on 23 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 63-13 blow-out win over Kennedy.

 

Senior Samir Allen of Clovis rushed for a career high of 209 yards on

27 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 22-10 win over Clovis North.  Team-mate had a nice game on the receiving side with eight receptions for 149 yards and one score.

 

Bo Jackson of Kingsburg rushed for a career high of 203 yards on 30 carries and scored one touchdown in a 33-7 over Immanuel.

 

Quarterback Junior Ramirez of Selma had a perfect night by passing for 10-10-0 good for 300 yards and a career high of four touchdowns in a 47-14 win over Exeter to stay unbeaten for the season.

 

Sophomore quarterback Trent Tompkins leads Central past Clovis West 49-28.  Tompkins had two career highs in the game by going for 27-41-0 291 yards and four touchdowns. He also had 52 yards rushing on nine carries.    

 

 

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

October 30th, 2016

FOOTBALL

Senior running back Robert Cozine of Taft became the first Kern County player to rush for more than 400 yards two times in one season, Cozine rushed for 408 yards on 36 carries and scored three touchdowns, longest was 43 yards in a 28-7 win over Wasco.

 

Caden Ochoa of Bakersfield rushed for a career high of 204 yards on 25 carrries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 12, 5, 7 yards as Bakersfield beat Centennial 42-20.

 

Elisha Ortiz of Stockdale had two career highs as he rushed of 297 yards on 19 carries and scored five touchdowns on runs of 47, 1, 41, 11 & 34 yards in a 55-27 win over Frontier.

 

Junior quarterback JJ Lino of Central Valley Christian passed for a game high of 349 yards on 16-26-0 and four touchdowns and Gavin Salierno had 245 yards on seven receptions for a school record, two touchdowns in a 49-21 win over Exeter.

 

Junior quarterback Braden Wingle of Bakersfield Christian had two career highs as he passed for 357 yards going for 14-24-0 and six touchdowns in a 56-28 win over Arvin.

 

Jack Wilkins of Buchanan set a school record with four interceptions, three coming in the first half and team-mate Trevor Ervin scored three touchdowns on 14 carries for 111 yards as they surprised Clovis 28-13.

 

Quarterback Tristan Eames of Yosemite passed for 189 yards & four touchdowns, three going to his brother Cannon Eames, Cannon also kicked a 41 yard field goal as they shutout Parlier 46-0.

 

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

October 23rd, 2016

FOOTBALL

Congratulations to Mark Rogers of El Diamante in becoming the

48th coach in Central section history to reach 100 career wins

(100-53 record since 2003) as they beat Hanford West Thursday night 32-7.  Tyler Youngblood led the team in scoring with two touchdowns.

 

Joseph Garcia a junior running back at Strathmore High School matched his career high by scoring six touchdowns for the game.  He carried 32 times for 235 yards as coach Jeromy Blackwell became the 49th coach reach 100 career wins (100-78 record) since 2001).

 

Sophomore quarterback Nathan Lamb had a perfect night passing as he went 16-16-0, the 2nd best in Central Section history, good for 228 yards and one touchdown.   Kazmeir Allen, the back bone of the team scored four touchdowns as Tulare edged Delano 42-35.  

 

Tye Johnson of Ridgeview tied a school record as he scored six touchdowns and a game high of 225 yards rushing as Ridgeview crushed West Bakersfield 65-0.

 

Sophomore quarterback Trent Tompkins leads Central past number one Clovis High School 21-17, as he passes for 283 yards on 24-37-0 and two touchdowns.

 

Junior quarterback Braden Wingle of Bakersfield Christian had a fine game passing by throwing for four touchdowns on16-22 and 257 yards in a 56-17 win over Shafter.  Jerimiah Foster had 5 receptions for 144 yards and one touchdown.

 

Justin McGill of Bakersfield had a stellar game by returning two interceptions of 19 & 57 yards for touchdowns.  McGill also had five receptions for 155 yards and two touchdowns from quarterback Cameron Williams as Bakersfield beat Frontier 49-20.

 

Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

October 16th, 2016

FOOTBALL

 

Junior Kazmeir Allen of Tulare accumulated a total of 453 yards in a come from behind win over host Monache 62-35.  Kazmeir rushed for 154 yards on 10 carries three touchdowns, 2 receptions for 154 yards, two touchdowns, returned 2 kick-offs for 145 yards for one touchdown on a 95 yard return.  Sophomore quarterback Nathan Lamb had a fine game by passing for 311 yards on 9-12-0 and three touchdowns and his favorite target was junior Emoryie Edwards with 5 receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns.

 

Gerod Magee led of Sierra Pacific past Lindsay 55-52 as he rushed for a career high of 217 yards on 19 carries and one touchdown.  Ethan Natera a freshman quarterback at Lindsay had night to remember, as he passed for 310 yards on 18-26 and six touchdowns for a school record.

 

Caruthers uses a combo of running backs of Imanol Arredondo & Alex Puga to bury Minarets 56-15.  Arredondo rushed for a career high of  207 yards on 10 carries and scored four touchdowns on runs of 14, 42, 57 & 12 yards and Puga rushed for 217 yards on 25 carries and three touchdowns on runs of 1, 23, 3 yards.

 

Sophomore quarterback Trent Tompkins leads Central over Buchanan 37-21 as he passed for 317 yards on 19-30-1 and four touchdowns.  Next week they host number one unbeaten Clovis.

 

Quarterback Alex Aguilar of Shafter passed for a game high of 294 yards on 17-26-1 and two touchdowns & 42 yards rushing as Shafter beat Taft 35-21.

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

October 9th, 2016

FOOTBALL

Quarterback Zack Bushing leads Kern Valley passed Corcoran 30-16 as he passed for a career high of 343 yards on 16-24-1 and three touchdowns.  Team-mate Hunter Ellis had a season high of 8 receptions for 145 yards and one touchdown.  Zack kicked a 21 yard field goal in the game & 7th of the season, 26th in his career which ties him with two other players for the most in Central Section History.

 

Quarterback Alex Aguliar of Shafter had a game of his life as he passed for 345 yards on 19-34-0, two touchdowns and rushed for 170 yards on 19 carries and scored four touchdowns on runs of 9, 5, 6, 6 yards in a high scoring affair against Arvin, winning 56-48.  Both teams accumulated 1,104 total yards for the game.

 

Sophomore Jeshua Gutierrez 5’8” of Firebaugh had a memorable night  as he had 6 interceptions for the game to tie a Central Section Record and scored a career high of five touchdowns on a 40 yard run for a TD, 2 rec. 30yards TD, a punt return TD and two interceptions returns

2-TD’s as Firebaugh buried Parlier 70-6.  Kicker Tito Campa made all 10 extra point attempts.  Senior Adrian Gutierrez, Jeshua brother return an interception for a toucdown, which was third interception touchdown of the night to tie a section history. 

 

Junior Kazmeir Allen of Tulare carried his team to a 30-24 win over host Dinuba.  Kazmeir rushed for a game high of 202 yards on 23 carries and scored on runs of 3, 34 yards, he also scored on a 96 yard kick-off returned.

 

Junior quarterback Braden Wingle of Bakersfield Christian passed for a career high of five touchdowns on 10-15-0 for 294 yards as they beat Kennedy 47-6.

 

Quarterback Anthony Sierra of Kingsburg had a nice passing game of 255 yards on 11-14-0 and three touchdowns as Kingsburg beat Coalinga 42-7.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

October 2nd, 2016

FOOTBALL

Sophomore quarterback Trent Tompkins led Central past host Ridgeview 42-7, as he set a new school record by passing for six touchdowns on 18-26-1 and 318 yards.  His favorite target was Jagade Bishop who had three touchdowns for the game.

 

Quarterback Greg Youngblood of Frontier set a school record by passing for five touchdowns on10-15-0 and 218 yards in a 41-10 win over Mission Oak.

 

Robert Cozine of Taft continues his outstanding season by rushing for a game high of 279 yards on 14 carries and scored four touchdowns as Taft ran pass Arvin 55-20.

 

Devon Lee of Kennedy ran for a career high of 292 yards on 33 carries and scored four touchdowns on runs of 43, 17, 75, 33 yards in a 44-21 win over Shafter.

 

Quarterback Sean Chambers had an all-around game by rushing for 188 yards on 9 carries and one touchdown that measured 99 yards to tie a state record held by many players.  Sean also passed for 4 touchdowns on 6-13-0 & 141 yards & three touchdowns went to receiver Mason Layton in a 63-8 over winless McLane.

 

Lee Majors of Fresno High School rushed for a career high of 203 yards on 14 carries and scored three times on runs 19, 21, 32 yards in a 40-20 win over Madera South.

 

Junior quarterback Adrian Martinez of Clovis West passed for a season high of 260 yards on 27-39-0 and three touchdowns.  Adrian also rushed for a team high of 55 yards and score on a 7 yard run as they edged Bullard 31-27.

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

September 25th, 2016

FOOTBALL

Taft runs by Exeter 70-35 as senior Robert Cozine of Taft rushed for an eye-popping 433 yards, the sixth best in the Central Section History on 29 carries and scored five touchdowns, one touchdown covered 95 yards.  Team-mate Junior Setefano Maui also had an outstanding game by rushing for 244 yards on 18 carries and scored four touchdowns, one measured 98 yards.  Let’s don’t forget Marcos Ornelas who kicked three field goals and was 4-4 on Pat’s for 13 points.

The Taft team rushed for 724 yards to set a new Central Section record and both teams combined for 1,127 yards total offense for the game.

 

Quarterback Conor Bruce led the way as Garces beats-up on San Joaquin Memorial 63-20 in the Holy Bowl.  Conor passed for 258 yards, three touchdowns and ran for 151 yards with one touchdown.  Team-mate Isaiah Martin scored a game high of five touchdowns on runs of 41, 3, 2, 1 &9 yards.

 

Gonzalo Rodriguez of Golden West rushed for a game high of 215 yards on 21 carries and scored five touchdowns on runs of 1, 1, 9 21 & 33 yards as they ran by Madera South 52-35.

 

Jordan Perryman of Hanford scored a career high of five touchdowns on runs of 4, 15, 13, 13, & returned a punt for 25 yards as Hanford beat Porterville 40-22.

 

Quarterback Trey Lake leads Clovis past host Stockdale 28-27 despite being called for 15 penalties & 164 yards.  Trey passed for a game high of 327 yards on 16-28-1 and four touchdowns.   His favorite target was Tyson Fraser who caught 8 receptions for 178 and three touchdowns.

 

Alex Puga was the work horse for Caruthers High School as he rushed for a game high of 247 yards on 38 carrries and scored three touchdowns as they got past Sierra 35-21.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

September 18th, 2016

FOOTBALL

Quarterback Frankie Ayon of Redwood passed for two career highs of *405 yards and five touchdowns *tied second best in school history.  Team-mate wide-receiver Kobe Garner had seven receptions for 201 yards and one touchdown as Redwood edged Tulare 46-35.

Sophomore Nathan Lamb of Tulare also had a outstanding game in a losing effort by passing for 350 yards on 23-30 and one touchdown and Emoryie Edwards had 12 receptions for 200 yards.

 

Senior quarterback Nate Hughes leads Sunnyside pass Mount Whitney 49-7.  He passed for a game high of 303 yards on 21-36-0 and three touchdowns and receiver Jesus Castaneda caught 12 passes for 148 yards for the game.

 

Quarterback Jamar Moya of Ridgeview is back to form as he accumulated 402 yards and five touchdowns for the game.  He passed for 256 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns as Ridgeview beat Frontier 41-20.

 

Sophomore quarterback Trent Tompkins leads Central to an upset victory over number one rated Liberty of Bakersfield 38-0.  Trent passed for a game high of 281 yards and two touchdowns.  Receiver Jacob Torrez had 6 receptions for 147 yards and two scores.

 

Andrew Valdez of El Diamante rushed for a career high of 262 yards on 30 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 14, 17, 15 yards as they beat Monache 21-6.

 

Junior running back Dashawn Holliman of San Joaquin Memorial scored a career high of five touchdowns on runs of 24, 1, 16, 11, 15 yards on16 carries and 154 yards as host Memorial run past Hanford West 49-19.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

September 11th, 2016

FOOTBALL

FRESNO HIGH SCHOOL REACHES 500 WINS…

Congratulations to Fresno High Football Team and new head Joe Marquez as they beat Livingston 46-0.  Fresno became the eighth high school in the Central Section to reach 500 wins on the field since playing their first game in 1892.   

Noe Garcia of Woodlake set a new school record by rushing for 338 yards on 27 carries and scored three touchdowns in a 47-21 win over Farmersville.  Also sophomore quarterback Robby Stevenson added 226 yards on 14-22-1 and three touchdowns.

Quarterback Trey Lake of Clovis passed for a career high of 348 yards on 23-40-0 and three touchdowns and receiver Tyson Fraser set a school record by hauling in 14 receptions for 248 yards, which is second most in school history as Clovis nip host Turlock in overtime 34-28.

 

Jordan Dominguez of Selma rushed for a game high of 215 yards on 28 carries and scored a career high of four touchdowns as Selma beat Washington Union 25-3.

 

Junior quarterback Adrian Martinez passed for a career high of four touchdowns on 10-17-0 and 197 yards in a 44-7 win over visiting Centennial. 

 

Jose Palomera of Mission Oak rushed for a career high of 220 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 28, 62, 51 yards and avoided a upset by Madera 42-41.

 

Quarterback Jeremiah Galaviz of Farmerville stays hot in the second game of the season by passing for 308 yards on 15-27-2 and four touchdowns as they beat Granite Hills 33-23.  Wide-receiver Victor Castrejon had two career highs by catching four touchdown passes on seven receptions for 248 yards.

 

Sophomore Quarterback Trent Tompkins of Central passed for a career high of five touchdowns on 11-20-0 for 292 yards as they beat Sunnyside 56-15.  Receiver Jacob Torrez had 5 receptions for 133 yards and two scores. Kicker Tiago Palm made all (8-8) extra points.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

September 4th, 2016

FOOTBALL

Strathmore runs passed Farmersville 52-27 as running back Joseph Garcia of Strathmore rushed for a career high of 261 yards on 21 carries and scored six touchdowns for the game, five came on rushing plus a 92 yard kickoff return for another.  Garcia’s six touchdowns ties him with two other players for 2nd most in school history.

 

Senior quarterback Jeremiah Galaviz of Farmersville had a nice game passing against Strathmore as he passed for 390 yards on 23-35-2 and three touchdowns in a losing effort.

 

Taft uses a combo of running backs to beat Golden Valley 47-7.  Robert Cozine and Setefano Maui combined for 420 yards for the game, as Cozine led the way with a career high of 262 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 28, 35 & 81 yards.  Maui rushed for 158 yards on 13 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 11,12, 49 yards.

 

Junior running back Alex Puga of Caruthers opened the season with 252 yards rushing on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns on runs of 40 & 65 yards in a 44-7 win over Tranquillity.

 

Quarterback Gustavo Villarreal of Dinuba opened the season with a career high of 269 yards on 21-31-0 and three touchdowns in a nice win over Mission Oak 35-21.  Wide-receiver Joseph Saldivar had 9 receptions for 141 yards and three touchdowns.

 

Sophomore Lontrelle Diggs of Desert rushed for 231 yards on 21 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 35-34 lost to Immanuel.    

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

August 28th, 2016

SOFTBALL

Junior Mariah Mazon leads Mission Oak pass Delano 12-0 in the East Yosemite League by going 3-3 at the plate, which included a grand slam, a triple and 6 rbi’s for the game.  Mariah has hit 8 home runs this season and 26 for her career.  She also has a 19-3 pitching record for the season.

 

Buchanan clinches the Tri-River Athletic Conference with a 21-0 win over Clovis North.  Sienna Swain led the way at the plates by going 5-5 at bat, two doubles and 5 rbi’s and team-mate Faith Rousey was 4 for 4 at the plate with 5 rbi’s.

 

Alyssa Caballero of Clovis had a career high of 6 rbi’s for the game and was 3 for 4 at the plate with a home run in a 13-2 over Clovis West.

 

Corie Evans of Taft helped her team to a Co-Championship with Wasco in the South Sequoia League by hitting two doubles and 5 rbi’s as they beat Kennedy 21-0.

 

BASEBALL

Pitcher Holden Powell of Mt. Whitney had his dream game by throwing a 7 inning no-hitter and 3 strikeouts in a 1-0 win over Redwood and finished in first place in the West Yosemite League with a 11-1 record.

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

May15th, 2016

BASEBALL

Cade Temple of Tehachapi had a career high of 7 rbi’s, going 3 for 4 at the plate and a home run as they beat Ridgeview 19-1.  Team-mate Nash Franco also had a nice game contributing 5 rbi’s and 3-3 at the plate.

 

Blake Costa of Tulare Western pitched a 7 inning no-hitter with 8 strikeouts in a 7-0 win over Monache. Western clinched their 6 straight East Yosemite League Championship

 

Isabelle Gomez of Rosamond was perfect by going 5 for 5 at the plate and scored 3 times in a 19-1 against California City.

 

SOFTBALL

Wasco edges Taft 5-4 which ends a 58 game winning streak in the South Sequoia League. The last time Taft lost in league was to Wasco 8-5 on April 29, 2011.  Samantha Martinez of Wasco pitched a 5 hitter for the winners.

 

Sam Mejia of Ridgeview pitched a 1 hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 3-0 win over Tehachapi and now has the longest active league winning streak in the Central Section with 67 games, dating back to the last league game in 2010.

 

Senior Spencer Sansom of Buchanan had quite a week, in the first game she went 3-4 hits, 3 runs, 4 rbi’s and hit her 9th home run of the season in a 16-2 win over Clovis East. In the second game she breaks the Clovis Unified home run record by hitting her 10th home run, passing Amanda Scott of Clovis who had 9 home runs in 1996.  Sansom had a career high of 6 rbi’s on 4 hits and scored 4 times for the game as they beat Clovis West 16-3.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

May 8th, 2016

 

BASEBALL

Elijah Pascual of Garces went 3 for 3 at the plate, and a career high of 6 rbi’s for the game in a 12-6 win of Liberty.

 

Elijah Parks of Tulare Western threw his 2nd no-hitter of the season in a 7 inning game with 12 strikeouts, one walk in an 11-0 win over Mission Oak.

 

A.J. Real of Sunnyside threw his first no-hitter of his career in a 7 innings with 10 strikeouts in a 3-0 win over Hoover.

 

Junior Zack Bushling an outstanding three sport athlete smacked a grand slam and scored 3 times, Zack now has 8 home runs for the season as they beat Bishop Union 15-4.

 

SOFTBALL

Ashlyn Rempp of Laton had career day at the plate as she went 5-5 on hits, three hits went for doubles and 7 rbi’s and scored 4 times in a 21-0 win over Wonderful College Prep academy.

 

Kristina Garcia of Coalinga was 2-3 at the plate, one hit went for a triple and a game high 5 rbi’s in a 20-0 win over Avenal.  Team-mate Linnay Wilson threw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts and was 2-3 on hits and 4 rbi’s.

 

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

May 1st, 2016

 

BASEBALL

Junior Zach Bushling of Kern Valley had a career day by hitting two home runs, 8 rbi’s and was 3 for 4 at the plate as they beat Frazier Mountain 19-2 two weeks ago.

 

Rudy Vasquez of Tulare Western went 4 for 5 at the plate, hit 2 triples, scored 4 times and 6 rbi’s in a 17-5 win over Porterville.

 

SOFTBALL

Emily Lira only a freshman at Frazier Mountain had a career day with

9 rbi’s, scored 6 times and was 4 for 4 at the plate in a 36-4 win over Apaugh.

 

Desarae Moreno of Bullard hit a grand slam and had 5 rbi’s for the game as they beat San Joaquin Memorial 20-2.

 

 

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

April 24th, 2016

MILESTONES

BASEBALL

Josh Bower of Tulare was perfect at the plate by going 5-5 at bat, scored 2 times, 2 rbi’s and one double in a 12-1 over Monache.

Team-mate Anthony Urias also had a nice game with 5 rbi’s, scored

2 times and went 3-5 at the plate.

 

Nick Proffitt of Liberty of Bakersfield had a career high of 5 hits,

2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 rbi’s in a 10 inning game, winning 7-4 over Frontier.

 

Pitcher Elijah Parks of Tulare Western pitched a 7 inning no-hitter with 14 strikeouts, walked 2 batters in a 6-0 win over Delano.

 

SOFTBALL

Linnay Wilson of Coalinga have an outstanding season by going 5-6 at the plate with a season high of 7 rbi’s, 2 stolen bases and pitched 3 innings with 8 strikeouts in a 27-2 over Avenal.

 

Rebecca Gallis of Kern Valley continues her outstanding athletic career by batting in 6 rbi’s on 3 hits, two going for doubles in a 19-0 win over Kings Christian.

 

Jenna Gorman of Garces has Bakersfield High School number by going 3-3 at the plate with 6 rbi’s and hitting 2 home runs in a 13-1 win.  In the second of the week against Bakersfield, she hits two more home runs with 4 rbi’s in a 17-0 win.

 

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

April 17th, 2016

BASEBALL

Junior Dalton Dailey of Central Valley Christian had a career high of

8 rbi’s, the second most in school history and went 4-5 at the plate,

2 doubles, 1 triple in a 22-5 win over Selma.

 

Diego Rivera of Orange Cove threw 7 inning no-hitter with 18 strikeouts in a 12-0 win over Laton.

 

Ethan Roberts of North Bakersfield had a career of 16 strkeouts in a

7 inning game as they beat South 19-1.

 

SOFTBALL

Madison Anderson of Clovis North set a school record with 7 rbi’s by hitting one home run, 3-5 at the plate in a 12-11 win over Selma.

 

Jessica Dondlinger of Fowler had a career high of 7 rbi’s, 3-4 at the plate which included a home run, double in a 16-9 over Parlier.

 

Brianna Leasure of Hanford West smacked two home runs and a game high of 5 rbi’s, she also scored two times in a 8-1 over Golden West.

 

Kaily Manning of Dinuba had a outstanding game by hitting 3 doubles, 4-4 at the plate with 4 rbi’s in a 13-3 win over Immanuel.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

April 10th, 2016

BASEBALL

Freshmen Robby Stevenson of Woodlake pitched a perfect seven inning game with 11 strikeouts in a 5-0 win over Lindsay.  Ron Robinson also of Woodlake pitched 3 perfect games in one season in 1980.

 

Justin Miller of Hanford West pitched a 7 inning no-hitter and 9 strikeouts in a 9-0 win over Lemoore.

 

Jack Saltzman of Tehachapi had a career high of 6 rbi’s and went 3-4 at the plate in a 18-1 win over East Bakersfield.

 

Moses Nunez of McLane had a career high at the plate, as he went 5-6 and 3 rbi’s in a 17-0 win over Roosevelt.

 

Buster Yslava of Highland was perfect at the plate 5 for 5, scored 4 runs, 4 rbi’s which included 3 doubles and 1 triple in a 17-3 win over Mira Monte.

 

SOFTBALL

Starr Vang of Buchanan had a career high by hitting 2 home runs,

5 rbi’s in a 11-4 win over Atascadero.

 

Junior Mariah Mazon of Mission Oak had an all around game by pitching

7 innings with 15 strikeouts and going 2-3 at the plate, one home run, one rbi and scored 2 times in a 2-0 win over Covina in the Washington Union Invitational.   Mariah also had 11 strikeouts in the championship game against Madera, winning 3-2 and won all five games in the tournament with 57 strikeouts.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

April 3rd, 2016

BASEBALL

Senior Carson Schellenberg of Immanuel pitched a 7 inning perfect game with 9 strikeouts in a 8-0 win over Sierra Pacific.  Carson previous start he pitched a 7 inning no-hitter with 18 strikeouts in an 11-0 win over Monache.

 

Junior Jack Reitsma of Central Valley Christian pitched a 7 inning no-hitter with 10 strikeouts, 2 walks in a 4-0 win over Mission Oak.

 

Phillip Miramontes of Selma pitched a 5-inning 10 strikeouts in a 10-0 win over McLane.

 

Matthew Montelongo of El Diamante went 2 for 3 at the plate with 5 rbi’s in a 13-6 win over Golden West in the Tulare/Visalia Invitational upper division title.  Bryce Jordan was the winning pitcher.

 

SOFTBALL

Julia Saver of North Bakersfield was 4-5 at the plate, and had 7 rbi’s and scored 3 times in a 22-11 win over Foothill.

 

Jocelyn Simon of Sunnyside went 3-4 at the plate, with 6 rbi’s, home run, double in a 19-8 win over Strathmore.

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

March 27th, 2016

BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior Bryson Williams of Roosevelt four year career comes to an end as Williams scores 30 points in a lost to Calabasas 55-52.  Williams set a Central Section record by scoring 1,116 points in 33 games for the season and 2,302 career points, which is the fifth best in section history, also a new Fresno City record.  Williams pulled down over 1,000 rebounds in his career.

 

Sophomore William Pallesi of Selma had a career night by scoring 34 points, making 6 three-pointer, also made 10-11 free throws in a losing effort against Santa Barbara 102-68.

 

BASEBALL

Alex Lagrutta of Exeter had a career high of 7 rbi’s, 3-5 at the plate and a home run in a 30-0 win over Granite Hills.

 

Kooper Dent of Riverdale threw a 5 inning no-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 11-0 win over Laton.

 

SOFTBALL

Senior Gianna Mancha of Central pitched a 3-hitter for 9 innings and a season high of 19 strikeouts as Central edged Bullard 1-0.  Gianna also pitched Central to two more wins for the week as against Paso Robles 2-0 with 14 strikeouts & 3-2, 7 strikeouts to stay unbeaten for the season with a 6-0 record.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

March 13th, 2016

BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior Bryson Williams of Roosevelt leads his team with 28 points against Porterville, winning 76-72 in overtime.  Bryson scores a game high of 29 points, 23 rebounds as Roosevelt won the Division 3 Championships against Selma 60-36.  It’s Roosevelt’s first section championhip dating back to 1977.  Bryson is averaging 33.9 for the season.

 

Senior Jonathan Moreno of Riverdale scored a game high of 32 points against visiting Kern Valley, in a losing effort 65-57 in a Division 5 game. 

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Senior Rebecca Gallis of Kern Valley scores 33 points against San Joaquin Memorial, losing in a losing effort 69-52. 

 

SOFTBALL

Kristen Ponce of North Bakersfield played in five games last week by going 11-17 at the plate with 15 rbi’s, as North won three out of five games for the week.   Kristen had 6 rbi’s against East Bakersfield and hit 3 triples & 5 rbi’s against Corcoran.

 

Jyllian Ahart of Bullard was perfect at the plate 4-4, scored 4 runs, one home run and 5 rbi’s in a 13-3 win over Hanford West.

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

March 6th, 2016

BOYS BASKETBALL

Mission Oak makes 13-3’s against Fresno High School (9-3’s) in a 98-85 win.  Senior Will Shannon leads the way in scoring with 40 points, 21 points coming in the first half, he also maded 6-3’s.  Team-mate Austin Molezzo provides the scoring in the second half with 21 points coming in the fourth quarter, he also maded 6-3’s and 38 points for the game.

 

Senior Colton Slater II of Immanuel put on a show last week by scoring 43 points in an 87-53 win over Lindsay.  Slater scores a season high of 48 points and makes 12-3’s for a new school record as they run by McFarland 85-44.

 

Junior Shannon Wafer of North scores a career high of 42 points, to go along with 11 rebounds as they edge Frontier 68-64.  In the second game of the week he scores 27 points in a losing effort against Roosevelt 82-62.  Bryson Williams scores 28 points for the winners.

 

Sophomore Bryan Paredes of Tulare Western scores a career high of 35 points as they edge Madera 76-72.  Bryan ended the season with 20 points in a losing effort against Selma 69-51.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Senior Rebecca Gallis scored a career high of 45 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists, she also made 19-20 free throws for the game as they edged Bakersfield Christian 72-70.  Kameron Taylor of Bakersfield Christian also had a fine game by scoring 35 points in a losing effort.

 

Cassidy Rodriguez of Orosi had two nice games last week as she scored a career high of 32 points in an 83-20 win over Lindsay.  Cassidy also scored 23 points in a 76-40 win over McFarland.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

February 28th, 2016

BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior Bryson Williams of Roosevelt became the first player in Central Section History to scored 1,000 points in one season, he scored a  game high of 38 points to lead Roosevelt over host Fresno High School 74-69 and won the North Yosemite League Championship.  Bryson is averaging 34.5 for the season.

 

Senior Trey Semien of Clovis East scored a game high of 30 points as they upset visiting Central 76-64. Trey is approaching 1,000 career points.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Junior Kameron Taylor scored a game high of 30 points as they edged Wasco 50-46.

 

Rebecca Gallis of Kern Valley scored a season high of 35 points as they lost to Bishop 59-47.  Rebecca now has scored over 1,800 career points in four varsity season.

 

GIRLS SOCCER

Bethany Fitzsimmons of Taft four year career comes to an end as they lost to South 3-1 in the quarterfinals.  Bethany set two Central Section Records by scoring 94 goals in one season and 257 goals for her career.  According to Cal-Hi Sports Record Book, 94 goals is a new state record and 257 goals 2nd best all-time.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

February 21st, 2016

BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior Bryson Williams of Roosevelt scored 42 points against McLane, winning 75-58 to establish a new Central Section Record for most points in a season with 918 points.  Bryson came back in the 2nd game of the week with 45 points in a 88-53 win over Sunnyside.  Bryson leads the Central Section in scoring with a 34.4 average.

 

Junior David Rico of Kerman had two nice games last week by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists, 6 steals in a 79-46 win over Chowchilla.  David followed with a game high of 38 points, career high of 21 rebounds, 7 assist, 5 steals in a 67-61 win over Liberty Madera Rancho’s.

 

Junior Lee Major of Fresno High reaches 1,000 career points as he scored 23 points in a 90-63 win over McLane.

 

Senior Donovan Mitchell of Buchanan reaches 1,000 career points as he scored 18 points in a 50-45 win over Clovis.

 

Senior Jonny Saavedra of Tehachpi scored a game high of 31 points in 74-70 win over Golden Valley.

COACHING

Congratulation to long time coach Tom Orlich of Clovis West now has the third most wins (830) in State History according to Cal-Hi Sports Record Book surpassing Lou Cvijanovich of Oxnard who has 829 wins.  Super Sophomore Adrian Martinez beat the buzzer for the game winning basket as Clovis West edged Clovis East 69-68 and junior Adrian Antunez scored a game high of 28 points.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Senior Madison Kast of Redwood scored a season high of 34 points and pulled down 20 rebounds as they beat Golden West 84-58.  Madison  has set two school records this season with 24 rebounds in one game, and 115 blocked shots for the season.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

February 14th, 2016

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Austin Molezzo of Mission Oak scored a game high of 34 points as they edged Porterville 75-68 to stay unbeaten in league play.  Team-mate Tanner Murphy became the 3rd player on the team to reach 1,000 career points as he scored 13 points to reach the plateau and Will Shannon added 15 points.

 

Travis Wilson of Sunnyside scored a career high of 30 points as they beat McLane 74-56.

 

Sophomore Bryan Parcedes of Tulare Western scored a career high of 31 points in a 72-65 win over Porterville.

 

Darion Wilson of Rosamond scored a season high of 32 points as they edged Bishop 69-66.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Congratulations to long time coach Doug White of Corcoran in becoming the Central Section all-time winningest coach as his team beat Woodlake 42-30.  Coach White now has 447-196 career record, passing Glen Hager of Stockdale who has 446 wins.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

February 7th, 2016

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior Pardeep Gil of San Joaquin Memorial scorched the nets with a career high of 40 points, 26 points coming in the first half against Sanger winning 73-61 to stay unbeaten in league (5-0). Gil came back with 16 points in a non-league game against Los Banos in a 91-34 win.

S.J.M. has a 19-4 season record.

 

Senior Bryson Williams of Roosevelt opened the week with a 33 points in a losing effort against Sunnyside 72-67, then came back in the second game of the week by setting a new Fresno City record when he scored 53 points, Bryson passed a name of the pass Roscoe Pondexter  of San Joaquin Memorial who scored 52 points in 1971, as they beat cross rival Fresno High School 83-65 at home. 

Bryson is averaging 34.3 for the season in 24 games.

 

Junior Ryan Johnson of Hanford scored a career high of 43 points,

2nd best in school history behind leader Brian Brazier with 48 points and one point better than Maunel “Butch” Cardoza in 1958, also a former coach at Hanford in a 93-64 win over Redwood.  Ryan came back with 19 points in a 69-52 win over Golden West.

 

Austin Molezzo of Mission Oak scored a career high of 40 points &

maded 8 3-pointer for the game as they beat Tulare 87-65.  

 

Junior Ramirez of Selma scored a career high of 31 points in an 86-74 win over Kingsburg.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Senior Madison Kast of Redwood led her team with 31 points and added 19 rebounds as they beat 78-61 Hanford High School and stayed tied with Hanford for first place in West Yosemite league play.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

January 31st, 2016

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior Bryson William of Roosevelt having quite a senior year, last week he set two new school records for season & career points by scoring 33 points against Central, 37 points against Hoover, 31 points against McLane and now has 736 for the season and 1,922 career points.  Bryson is averaging 33.5 for the season in 22 games.

 

Austin Molezzo of Mission Oak had a nice week as he scored 38 points, 8 assist in a 72-66 win over Independence, in the second game of the week he scored 29 points & 11 rebounds in an 86-45 win over Monache and scored 26 points against Tulare Western winning 66-56.

 

Ethan Richardson of Madera, the 6’9” center scored 29 points against Memorial in a losing effort 63-49 and 46 points in a losing effort against Sanger 71-65.  Ethan is the second leading scorer in the Central Section with a 27.7 average in 18 games.

 

COACHING UPDATE:

Mark Hatton of Tulare moves into 2nd place in career wins in section history as his team beat Porterville 55-39.  Mark has 470 wins, passing Don Perales of Lindsay who had 469 wins.

Brad Felder of Hanford moved passed Gerald Saunders of Delano recently, Brad now has 462 career wins for fourth place in section history.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Congratulation to coach Doug White of Corcoran in winning his 446 career game that ties him with Glen Hager of Stockdale for the most wins in section history as his team came from behind in the fourth quarter to win 36-35 at Woodlake.

 

Junior Fiona Ferry of Tehachapi set two school records by scoring 42 points, 17 steals, she also had 10 rebounds, 5 assists for the game, as Tehachapi ran past East 77-42.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

January 24th, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIRLS SOCCER

Congratulations to long time (Love of the Game) coach Pat Evans in   winning his 365 career game when Clovis West edged Centennial of Bakersfield 1-0 in the Garces Holiday Festival, the win moves Pat in to second place in Section History.  Pat passed Tom Metry, the former Hoover coach who retired with 364 wins.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

December 20th, 2015

FOOTBALL

Hanford beat Sonora 42-18 in a Division IV AA State playoff game as junior quarterback Ryan Johnson passed for 242 yards on 18-28-1 & three touchdowns and increases this season total to 2,815 yards, 83 yards shy of the school record.  Senior receiver Juwuane Hughes had a career high of 3 touchdowns on six receptions for 119 yards and running back Joseph McDaniel had a fine game by rushing for 183 yards & two touchdowns on runs of 6 & 2 yards and became the first player in school history to reach 2,000 rushing yards in one season.

 

Immanuel edges Bradford Christian 31-21in a Division V AA state playoff game as senior quarterback Caleb Paulson of Immanuel who holds all of the passing records at Immanuel had an outstanding game by passing for 282 yards on 26-43-1 & two touchdowns.  Junior kicker Viktor Cooper kicked a 26 yard field goal to seal the victory.  Cooper set a school record this season with 78 kicking points.  Two-way starter Ryan Case had a fine game by scoring one touchdown on a 30 yard reception rushed for 52 yards for the game.

 

Del Oro nips Liberty 28-24 in a Division II AA state playoff game.  Senior quarterback Jordan Love of Liberty passed for three touchdowns on

12-14 for 187 yards & passed for a school record of 2,147 yards for the season.  He also rushed for 90 yards on 15 carries for the game.  Senior kicker set three school records by making 59 pats, 7 field goals for 80 kicking points for the season. Oh! lets not forget running back Quincy Jounti who scored 25 touchdowns for the season.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Junior sharp shooter David Rico of Kerman scorched the nets for

43 points, the third best in school history in a narrowed lost to Kingsburg 79-77.

 

Senior Jonah Brown of Clovis North tied a school record by scoring  

36 points in a hard fought win over Centennial 74-70.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

December 13th, 2015

FOOTBALL

Hanford beat a scrappy San Joaquin Memorial team 42-28 for the Division 3 Championship.  Junior quarterback Ryan Johnson of Hanford passed for 285 yards on 11-23-2 & four touchdowns for the third time this season and 29 touchdowns for a new school record.

Ryan also rushed for 60 yards on 10 carries and ran 19 yards for a touchdown.  Team-mate Joseph McDaniel rushed for a game high of 153 yards & one touchdown and becomes the 2nd player in school history to reach 4,000 rushing yards.

 

David Zepeda of Kennedy rushed for a game high of 229 yards on

28 carries, David also scored three touchdowns on runs of 7, 3, 56 yards as they beat visiting Avenal 30-14 in a Division 6 Championship game.

 

Jaleyn Prevost of Ridgeview set a school record by returning a interception for a 99 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter and team-mate Jamar Moya scored three touchdowns on runs of 4, 1, 1 yards as they beat Lemoore 45-19 in a Division 2 Championship game.

 

Liberty of Bakersfield had to much Love for Clovis to handle, as quarterback Jordan Love passed for 294 yards on 13-17-0 & three touchdowns.  Jordan also rushed for 64 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown for the game in a 56-21 win.  Bakersfield’s 56 points is the fourth most points scored in a championship game in the large Division which dates back to 1916.  

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior Austin Molezzo of Mission Oak scored a game high of 34 points in the season opener as they beat Redwood 70-59.  Junior Will

Shannon added 17 points and Tanner Murphy had 12 points for the winners.  In the second game of the week Austin scored 38 points, 12 points coming from the free-throw line as they lost to Centennial 99-75 in the Clovis North Tournament.  Centennial set a school record by making 18 3-point field goals in the win.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

December 6th, 2015

Junior quarterback Junior Cardenas of Mendota set two new school records by passing for 358 yards on 14-25-0 & five touchdowns as they beat Dos Palos 49-34 in a division five playoff game.  Two touchdowns went to Fabian Jasso for 138 yards on five receptions.

 

Senior Caleb Paulson of Immanuel passed for passed for 193 yards on 11-14-0 & a game high of four touchdowns in a 42-7 win over Woodlake.  They will meet Mendota next week in the finals.

 

Junior quarterback Ryan Johnson of Hanford passed for 240 yards on 16-22-1 & matched a season high of four touchdowns in a 42-14 win over Golden Valley in a Division three playoff game.

 

Joey Ruiz of San Joaquin Memorial rushed for a game high of 204 yards on 25 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 27, 2, & 32 yards as they beat Tulare Western 35-26.

 

Kicker Ronnie Ochoa of Liberty of Bakersfield had a fine night kicking by making two field goals both measured 27 yards & was 5-5 on Pat’s for eleven kicking points as they smothered Bullard 41-7.  Team-mates Quincy Jountti had a season high by scoring four touchdowns on runs of 2, 5 ,2 & 14 yards and quarterback Jordan Love passed for 220 yards

for one touchdown. 

 

Sophomore kicker Josh Roa of Lemoore was the different of the game against a tough Sanger team as he made two field goals that measured 40 & 29 yards and a extra point in a hard fought win over Sanger by the score of 13-5.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

November 29th, 2015

 

 

Chad Wallace of Liberty M.R. rushed for a career high of 224 yards on 20 carries and set a school record by scoring five touchdowns on runs of 90, 4, 5, 15 yards and a 75 reception.  Exeter’s kicker Ryan Buchanan kicked the winning field goal of 31 yards with 5 seconds left in regulation to win the game 52-49.

 

Chance Cooper leads Highland over favored Bakersfield Christian by scoring four touchdowns, three on runs of 5, 2, 6 yards and a 38 yard reception.   Cooper ran for 185 yards on 34 carries, 2 receptions for 49 yards and one interception in a 28-14 win.

Senior kicker Nathan DeJager of Bakersfield Christian ends his high school career with 26 field goals and 232 career kicking points, second most in Central Section History. 

 

Senior Evan Rios of Madera enter the game with Kingsburg with 24 career field goals,  Rios kicked two field goals in the game and finished  with 26, which tied him with Nathan DeJager of Bakersfield Christian for the most in section history. Kingsburg won the game 38-26.

 

Junior running back Alex Puga of Caruthers rushed for a game high of 217 yards on 21 carries and scored two touchdowns on runs of 12 & 39 yards. Alex has rushed for 200 yards or better six times this season and 23 touchdowns.  Caruthers team shutout visiting Lindsay 37-0 in a Division five game.

 

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

November 15th, 2015

Senior kicker Nathan DeJager of Bakersfield Christian set a new Central Section record for field goals in career, as he kicked two field goals one measured 38 yards that increased his total to 26 surpassing the old mark of 24 in a win over Taft 20-7.  Senior Evan Rios of Madera has made 24 field goals during his career with playoff games to be played.

 

Sophomore’s Shane Maldonado of Sierra High School rushed for a season high of 257 yards on 22 carries and scored one touchdown & quarterback Tristan Wilson passed for a season high of 276 yards & three touchdowns on 15-20-2 against winless Yosemite 49-33.  Yosemite ends the season with a winless streak of 27 games dating back to 2013 season when they beat Riverdale 40-16 in the second game of the season.

 

Freshman quarterback Robby Stevenson of Woodlake put on a passing show by setting three new school records of 385 yards on 9-16, five touchdowns and one going for 97 yards to receiver Marian Apodaca  as they beat Granite Hills 40-3.

 

Senior quarterback Nick Szpor of Central passed for a career of five touchdowns on 20-34-0 & 252 yards in a high scoring affair against Clovis East winning 64-44.  Senior quarterback Trey Semien of Clovis East also had a nice passing game with four touchdowns on 15-30-0 for 239 yards.  Nine passing touchdowns in one game tied a section record with many other teams.

 

Senior quarterback Caleb Paulson of Immanuel passed for a career high of 391 yards on 22-42-3 & four touchdowns in a non-league game against Central Valley Christian losing 48-34.  Kolin Stock led Central Valley by scoring four touchdowns on runs of 63, 1, 2 & 18 yards for 182 yards on 28 carries. 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

November 8th, 2015

RECORD WATCH: (8,029 YARDS)

Senior Romello Harris of Tulare didn’t play against Mission Oak, (out with a sprained knee). Harris has 7,311 career yards.  Sophomore Kazmeir Allen step in with an outstanding performace with 337 yards on 37 carrries and scored three touchdowns in a 55-41 win.

Allen wasn’t only the bright spot for Tulare, quarterback Josh Guerrero passed for 292 yards on 18-27-0 & four touchdowns for the game.

 

Senior Isaiah Jones of Porterville rushed for a game high of 340 yards on 27 carries, he scored five touchdowns and now has 26 for the season & 73 for his career as Porterville beat Delano 41-13.

 

Senior quarterback Sean Kuenzinger of Clovis tied a school record by passing for six touchdowns, 269 yards on 13-17 for the game in a 41-28 win over Clovis North.

 

Freshman quarterback Alec Trujillo of Exeter continues his hot hand by passing for 325 yards on 25-39 and two touchdowns in a 40-33 win over Kingsburg.

 

Seniors running back Nyric Hinton & quarterback Khory Day leads Fresno High School to at least a share of North Yosemite League Championship and two wins away from reaching 500 wins dating back to 1892.  Hinton rushed for 229 yards on 23 carries and scored two touchdowns & Day passed for 205 yards on 14-16 three touchdowns and ran for two in a 52-35 win over Mclane.  Junior quarterback Julian Kelley of McLane passed for 330 yards on 24-34 for five touchdowns in a losing effort.

 

Kolin Stock of Central Valley Christian set a school record with 43 carries & rushed for 227 yards and three touchdowns as they edged Selma 26-24, clinched at least a share of the league championship.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

November 1st, 2015

RECORD WATCH: (8,029 YARDS)

Senior Romello Harris of Tulare rushed for 104 yards on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 51-27 win over Porterville.  Harris now has rushed for 7,311 yards for third best and 91 career touchdowns for sixth best in section history.  Team-mate sophomore Kazmeir Allen took over when Harris left with a sprained knee and rushed for 202 yards on 24 carries and scored four touchdowns on runs of 11, 3, 39 & 9 yards.

Senior Isaiah Jones of Porterville rushed for a game high of 228 yards on 27 carries and scored two touchdowns on runs of 41, & 17 yards.

 

Senior Matt Kahaian of Fowler had a over all nice game by passing for 285 yards on 21-27-1 for three touchdowns and rushed for 50 yards on 12 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 56-18 win over Minarets.

 

Senior quarterback Trey Semien of Clovis East passed for a season high of 359 yards on 23-34-0 and two touchdowns and sophomore Marcus Washington added two touchdowns on 26 carries for 141 yards against Clovis West, losing 39-26.

 

Kicker Chase Maurer of Clovis North had a career night & school record by making three field goals of 33, 25, & 25 yards with two pats as they edge host Central 23-20 to stay unbeaten in league play.

 

Ryan Case of Immanuel scores four touchdowns on a 96 yard kick-off return tied for 2nd longest in school history, one yard run, a seven yard pass reception and returned a 41 yard pass interception for a touchdown as Immanuel beat Farmersville 55-3.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

October 25th, 2015

RECORD WATCH: (8,029 YARDS)

Senior Romello Harris of Tulare rushed for a game high of 272 yards on 29 carries and scored three touchdowns in a 42-0 win over Delano.  Harris now has rushed for 7,182 yards third best and 89 touchdowns in his career tied for sixth best in section history.

 

Junior Alex Puga of Caruthers tied a school record dating back to 1929 by scoring six touchdowns on runs of 3, 47, 5, 54, 60 & 62 yards on 17 carries and 323 yards.  Caruthers led at half time 62-0 and ended with a 68-7 over Parlier.

 

Isaiah Jones of Porterville rushed for a school record of 426 yards, 6th best in section history on 34 carries and scored five touchdowns on runs of 52, 60, 77, 60 & 7 yards also scored two 2-pat’s in a losing effort against Tulare Western 45-42.

 

Senior Charles Williams of Bullard one of the premiere running backs in the Central Section set two *school records by rushing for *336 yards on 16 carries and scored four touchdowns on runs of 1, 1, 72 & the last one *96 yards as they beat Madera South 45-14.

 

Junior quarterback Anthony Sierra of Kingsburg passed for a career high of 369 yards on 16-21-0 and three touchdowns and receiver Seth Brooks had eight receptions for 199 yards & a touchdown as they beat Madera 59-35.

 

Junior quarterback Michael Alvarez of San Joaquin Memorial passed for a career high of 331 yards on 17-29-2 and two touchdowns and wide-receiver Chris Paz had 10 receptions & 232 yards, two touchdowns in a wild 69-63 win over visiting Madera.  Junior kicker Luis Pelayo made all 9 pats and kicked two field goals for 15 kicking points a school record and Joey Ruiz rushed for 273 yards on 23 carries and scored five touchdowns.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

October 18th, 2015

RECORD WATCH: (8,029 YARDS)

Senior Romello Harris of Tulare tied a school record by scoring six touchdowns on runs of 43, 21, 72, 29, 49, & 9 yards on 28 carries and rushed for a game high of 352 yards.  Harris now has rushed for 6,910 yards third best and now has 86 touchdowns in his career for eighth best in section history.

 

Kicker Nathan Dejager of Bakersfield Christian tied a Central Section by making two field goals that measured 32 & 35 yards, the last one was the game winner in a 20-17 over Cesar Chavez.  Dejager now has 24 field goals in his three year career and 210 kicking points, the second best in Central Section history.  Team-mate Brock Duffield tied a school record by returning a kick-off return for 99 yards.

 

Isaiah Jones of Porterville set a school record by scoring six touchdowns on runs 17, 11, 9, 53, 20 & 17 yards on 33 carries for 306 yards and two 2-pat conversions in a wild 61-35 over Mission Oak.

Quarterback Trey McJunkin tied his school record by passing for five touchdowns on 21-40 for 302 yards for the losers.

 

Alex Puga of Caruthers continues his fine running for the season as rushed for an game high of 239 yards on 25 carries, scored four touchdowns on runs of 17, 2, 1 & 20 yards in a 47-7 win over Minarets.

 

P.J. Jones of South Bakersfield had a career high by scoring five touchdowns on runs of 6, 4, 20, 9 and returned a punt for 80 yards in a one sided win over Mira Monate 63-14.

 

Junior Keyron Scott of Tehachapi rushed for a game high of 253 yards on 21 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 1, 23, & 70 yards in a 42-26 win over Independence.

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

October 11th, 2015

RECORD WATCH: (8,029 YARDS)

Senior Romello Harris of Tulare is back from a finger injury two weeks ago, as he rushed for a game high of 243 yards on 37 carries and scored three touchdowns on short runs of 7, 7, 1 yard, winning against visiting 35-19 Dinuba.  Harris now has rushed for 6,558 yards and becomes the twelved player in section history to score 80 career touchdowns.  Team-mate quarterback Josh Guerrero also had a fine game by passing for 258 yards on 21-31-0 & one touchdown and scored on a 7 yard run.

 

Senior running back Joey Ruiz of San Joaquin Memorial led his team in a 41-21win over Hoover as he scored a career high of five touchdowns on 15 carries and 192 yards.  Quarterback Michael Alvarez of Memorial had an outstanding game by passing for 246 yards on 25-35-1 & one touchdown.

 

Quarterback Ryan Johnson of Hanford went 23-34-1 244 yards, and passed for a season high of four touchdowns, Johnson also scored on a 18 yard run as Hanford rolled by El Diamante 42-14.  Kamarea Stephens of El Diamante returned a 96 yard kick-off return for a touchdown.

 

Freshman quarterback Alec Trujillo of Exeter continues a hot hand as he passed for a game high of 310 yards on 14-23 and five touchdowns as Exeter beat Wasco 38-7.

 

Alex Puga of Caruthers became the first player in school history to rush for more than 300 yards in one game as he had 347 yards on 24 carries and three scored three touchdowns on runs of 7, 14, 28 yards as they beat Farmersville 42-14.

 

Junior quarterback Jonah Johnson of Madera South put on a one man show as he scored five touchdowns on runs of 23, 3, 8, 1, & 31 yards on 24 carries 160 yards and passed for 177 yards and one touchdown on 12-18-0, and ended Liberty Madera Rancho’s 22 game winning streak 41-21.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

October 4th, 2015

Sophomore Marcus Washington of Clovis East led the section last week in rushing, with a career high of 319 yards on 16 carries and scored five touchdowns on runs of 18, 87, 77, 3 & 20 yards as Clovis East scored all their 62 points in the first half again Overfelt 12 points.

 

Joseph McDaniel of Hanford also rushed for a career high of 312 yards on 25 carries and scored three touchdowns to open league play in a

55-27 win over Hanford West.

 

Alex Gutierrez of Chowchilla scored a career high by scoring five touchdowns on runs of 31, 39, 32 yards, 4 yard reception, 42 yard interception return and a game high of 196 yards on only 10 carries

as Chowchilla buried Dos Palos 55-6.

 

Seith Brooks of Kingsburg rushed for a career high of 285 yards on 30 carries and scored four touchdowns on runs of 15, 28, 2 and 1 yard in a 35-20 win over Reedley.

 

Quarterback Matt Kahaian of Fowler had an outstanding game by throwing four touchdown passes on 18-20-0 for 220 yards in a 42-7

over Lindsay.

 

Junior kicker Viktor Cooper of Immanuel made two field goals that covered 25 & 39 yards, plus 4 pat’s for 10 kicking points in a 34-13 win over Avenal.

 

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

September 27th, 2015

 

Quarterback Sean Kinsinger of Clovis passed for a career high of five touchdowns on 16-30-0 for 326 yards in a wild 49-42 win over visiting Stockdale.  JJ Wills of Clovis had seven receptions for 167 yards for three touchdowns.  Opposing quarterback Anthony Onsurez of had an fine game by passing for 23-39-1 for 252 yards and two touchdowns.

 

Johnny Rodriguez of Washington Union scored all of his team points on three field goals of 41, 38, and 28 yards, 1- pat, caught a 13 yard pass reception for a touchdown, return 1 interception for 14 yards, then kicked  the winning field goal in a 16-13 win over Monache.

 

Kicker Evan Rios of Madera kicked a 43 yard field goal to seal the win over winless Hoover 30-27.  Evan also kicked two other field goals during the game that measured 29 & 37 yards plus three Pat’s and leads the Central Section with eight field goals for the season.

 

Gonzalo Rodriguez of Golden West set a school record by scoring six touchdowns on runs of 1, 4, 4, 1, 17 and 18 yards and rushed for a career high of 208 yards on 32 carries, as they edged Reedley 43-34.  Argeny Cruz of Reedley set a school record by returning two kick-off returns for touchdowns that measured 91 & 87 yards.

 

Sophomore Kashmeir Allen of Tulare took over the rushing duties as star Romello Harris broke his finger in the first quarter playing defense.

Allen carried the ball 18 times for amazing 321 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 45-19 win over Kingsburg.

 

Josh Boyd of West Bakersfield put on a show by scoring four touchdowns on a 60 yard interception, 70 yard Punt return, and caught two touchdown passes in a 38-13 win over winless Foothill.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

September 20th, 2015

 

 

RECORD WATCH: (8,029 yards)

Senior Romello Harris of Tulare continues his march toward breaking the Central Section Career rushing record with a season high of 390 yards on 38 carries and scored four touchdowns on runs of 4, 33, 77 and 3 yards in a high scoring game against Redwood winning 49-41.    Harris moves into 4th spot and now has 6,315 career yards, his 38 carries for the game, gives Harris 870 for his career, that breaks the Central Section Record of 840.  Also Romello set the school record for the most yards in a game last year as a junior when he rushed for 402 yards against Porterville.

 

Justin Williams of Redwood had a outstanding game against Tulare by rushing for 252 yards on 25 carries and scored four touchdowns on runs of 4, 33, 77 and 3 yards.

 

Shawndale Ross of East Bakersfield rushed for a career high of 325 yards on 25 carries and scored two touchdowns on runs 43 and 70 yards in a 41-21 win over Mira Monte.

 

Miguel Wharton of Sierra Pacific led his team to a 41-14 win over Riverdale by rushing for 285 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns.  Miguel also had two interceptions for the game.

 

Cezar Prieto of Wasco scored a career of four touchdowns on

20 carries for 248 yards in a 41-0 win over Foothill.  Foothill losing streak now stands at 20 dating back to 2013.

 

Senior Baggio Gutierrez of Granite Hills rushed for a career high of

257 yards on 28 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 23-7 win over Orosi.

 

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

September 13th, 2015

 

 

RECORD WATCH: (8,029 yards)

Senior Romello Harris of Tulare continues his march toward breaking the Central Section Career rushing record with a fine performance against Garces last week with 224 yards on 32 carries and scored three touchdowns.  Harris moves into 8th spot and now has 5,925 career yards, he’s 32 carries gives him 832 for his career which moves him into 2nd place.  The game was mared with 32 penalties for 313 yards second most yards in section history.

 

Senior Quarterback Sean Kuenzinger of Clovis passed for a career high of 336 yards on 19-30-1 and two touchdowns in a 41-24 win over Lemoore.  Seven completions went to J J Wills for 124 and one touchdown.

Lemoore leads the series 9-6 dating back to 1923.

 

Senior Kolin Stock of Central Valley Christian rushed for a career high of 265 yards on 31 carries and scored four touchdowns on runs of 2, 47, 2 and 9 yards in a 29-14 win over Bakersfield Christian.

 

Junior Tyler Thompson of Golden Valley rushed for 272 yards on 32 carries and scored all four touchdowns, on runs of 5, 5, 1 yard and caught a pass for 13 yards for another score as they edged Mira Monte 28-20.

 

Mission Oak out-lasted Washington Union in five overtimes 25-19, which is the second longest overtime game in section history.  The score was 13-13 in regulation as Jeffrey de Macbalin scored on a one yard run in the fifth overtime to win the game.  Macbalin was the workhorse for Mission Oak as he had 31 carries for 107 tough yards and scored two touchdowns.

 

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

September 6th, 2015

RECORD WATCH: (8,029 yards)

Senior Romello Harris of Tulare started the 2015 season 13th on the Central Section all-time career rushing chart.

Harris open the season with 333 yards rushing on 30 carries and scored five touchdowns on runs of 3,8,6,25,11 yards in a 41-14 win over

El Diamante.  Harris moves into 9th spot with his stellar night in the opening game of the season and now has 5,701 career yards.

 

Keyron Scott of Tehachapi rushed for a career high of 286 yards on

14 carries and he scored two touchdowns in a 49-2 over Foothill.  Coach Steve Denman now has 190 wins in the Central Section and

293 overall at Tehachapi.

 

Miguel Wharton of Sierra Pacific rushed for nearly 300 yards and scored five touchdowns.  He scored on a punt & kickoff return, interception and rushed for two touchdowns in a 61-0 win

over Parlier.

 

Madera’s fine kicker Evan Rios ties his school record by making four field goals and made 4 extra points for 16 kicking points as they edge Los Banos 42-39.

 

Lemoore team tied a Central Section record by returning three interceptions for touchdowns in a 56-7 win over Monache.

Allen Perryman, Jerald Campbell and Jordan Perryman each had an interception.

 

GIRLS WATER POLO

Sabrina Lloyd of Sierra Pacific set a school record by scoring 10 goals which helped her team beat Hanford West 15-10.  Team-mate Lauren Goddard scored four goals.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

August 30th, 2015

SWIMMING

Congratulations to the Clovis High School Boys Swimming Team and coach Peter Tragitt as they won their first Division One Central Section Championship.  Clovis preciously won the Boys small school swimming championship which dates back to 1952 and team was coached by Bob Lightcap. 

 

BASEBALL

Leonard Grimes of Rosamond went hitless against Central Valley Christian in a Division Five playoff game as they lost 16-1 which saw Grimes section record of 38 consecutive game hitting come to an end.

 

SOFTBALL

Bayleigh Heineman of North Bakersfield ended her four year career with 199 hits, tied for eighth best in section history, also had 25 career triples for a section record.

Team-mate junior Kristen Ponce tied a section record with 23 doubles for the season.

 

Madison Aurin of Centennial ended her four year career with 199 hits, the eighth best in section history.  She also hit 15 home runs for the season, third best and 29 career home runs, fifth best.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

May 17th, 2015

BASEBALL

Nate Van Tassell of North Bakersfield ended the regular season with a career high of seven rbi’s on 3 for 6 at the plate with two doubles & an triple as North swamped South 21-8.

 

Senior Leonard Grimes of Rosamond extends his section record games hitting to 37 as he got two hits against Frazier Mountain in two games last week, winning 12-1 & 12-4 win.

 

SOFTBALL

Madison Lanford of Foothill had had a career high of six rbi’s an going 4 for 6 at the plate.  Team-mate Jynee Anaya was perfect at the plate, going 5 for 5 and scored five times in a wild 17-15 win over Highland.

 

Kameron Chavez of McLane had a career high by batting in six rbi’s on three hits and two going for doubles in a 13-3 win over Hoover.

 

Senior Kendall Kapitzke of Tehachapi hit two home runs in a 14-1 win over West, giving her 13th for the season and 32nd in her career both school records.  Earlier in the season she hit 3 home runs against East Bakersfield for another school record.

 

Calitin Emberson of Taft set an school record by getting 6 hits, and she hit her 37th career home that tied the Central Section Record in an lopsided win over Kennedy 30-0.  Taft team hit five home runs for the game which tied a school record.   

 

 By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

May 10th, 2015

BASEBALL

Senior Leonard Grimes of Rosamond set a new Central Section Record by hitting safely in 35 consecutive games dating back to the final 13 games in the 2014 season and 22 games this season.

The previous record was held by two players at 34.

Grimes went 2-2 at the plate, one going for a triple in a 5-4 win over Bishop last Thursday.

 

SOFTBALL

Camryn Montreal of Clovis East was perfect at the plate and tied a school record with 5 hits in a 8-7 win over Clovis North.

 

Lucy Lopez of Stockdale had a season high of 7 rbi’s, 3 doubles, scored 4 times and went 4-4 at the plate in a 22-0 win over Bakersfield High School.

 

Alina Leyva of Firebaugh tied a school record by going 5-5 at the plate & 5 rbi’s, team-mate Lilliana Berber pitched a perfect game with 11 strikeouts to along with 5 rbi’s in a 12-0 win Mendota.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

May 3rd, 2015

BASEBALL

Senior Frankie Saladate of McLane pitches a 6 inning one hitter and a career high of 16 strikeouts against former team-mates in a 13-0 win over Roosevelt.  Early in the season Frankie was hot at the plate going 12 consecutive hits at bat, the second best in Central Section history.

 

Junior Jensen Brotherson of Hanford throws his first 7 inning

No-hitter, 8 strikeouts & 4bb, he also had 2 hits at the plate in a 7-0 win over El Diamante.

 

Long time coach Tony Silver of North Bakersfield becomes the sixth coach in the Central Section to reach 500 career wins in a 9-1 win over Foothill.

 

SOFTBALL

Senior Rylee Pierce of El Diamante hit 2 home runs, 4 rbi’s in a 10-4 win over Mt. Whitney.   In the second game of the week Rylee saw her 23th consecutive game hitting streak come to an end in a 7-2 win over Hanford.

 

Junior Kristen Ponce of North Bakersfield had three hits, all went for doubles in a 12-1 win over Foothill, that gives her a total of 20 doubles for the season which ties the school record.

 

Mickaela Brown & team-mate Lily Rose Vela of Frazier Mountain put on a hitting clinic in a 38-0 win over Alpaugh.  Mickaela went 5-6 hits, hit 2 home runs, 3 triples, 7 rbi’s and Lily Rose was perfect at the plate 5-5 hits, 7 rbi’s and scored 6 times.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

April 26th, 2015

BASEBALL

Colby Freeman of Centennial tied a school record with two other players with 8 rbi’s, hr, 3r and 3-3 at the plate in a 24-7 win over Garces.

 

Austin Del Torro of Liberty-M.R. had a career day by going

5-5 at the plate, 5 rbi’s, 2 2b, 3b, 3r as they beat Washington Union 18-6.

 

BASEBALL-COACHES WATCH

Congratulation to coach Tom Donald of Buchanan who became the 14th coach in the Central Section to reach 400 wins or more as his team slammed Clovis East 19-1, led by Zach Ashford with

5 rbi’s.  In the second game of the week Buchanan shutout Clovis East 5-0 as D.J. Martinez & Grant Gambrell combined to pitch a no-hitter.  Buchanan is now 21-3 for the season.

 

Coach Tony Silver of North Bakersfield is one game shy of reaching 500 wins, as this team won two games last week against South.

 

SOFTBALL

Senior Cailtin Emberson of Taft club her 36th home run of her career, scored 6 times, 5 rbi’s and 5-6 at the plate in a 36-0 win over Bakersfield Christian. 

In the second game of the week sophomore Oliva Ortleib of Taft was perfect at the plate 5-5 hits, 3 doubles, scored 4 times, 2 rbi’s in a 15-0 win over Arvin.

 

Savannah White of Redwood had a career high of 6 rbi’s, 2 doubles, 3-4 at the plate in a 17-0 win over Mt. Whitney.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

April 19th, 2015

SOFTBALL

Kiannah Molina had a perfect week at the plate by going 5-5 hits, hitting two home runs, two doubles, scored 5 runs and five rbi’s in a 13-5 over Corcoran.  In a rematch against Corcoran Kiannah went 5-5 at the plate, three doubles, scored 3 times, four rbi’s in a 21-8 over Corcoran.  Sierra Pacific stays unbeaten in East Sequoia league with a 7-0 record.

 

Lina Vaca of Redwood ties a Central Section Record with three other players by hitting four doubles, going 4-5 at the plate, she also had 4 rbi’s in a 16-11 win over Golden West.

 

Keely Brown of Buchanan hit a grand slam, a double and a career high of six rbi’s in a 15-2 win over Nipomo.

 

Alex Flores of Fowler went 3-3 at the plate all doubles, scored 3 times, 2 rbi’s in a 15-1 win over Fresno Christian.

 

Jenna Gorman of Garces hit two home runs, one going for a grand slam and a career high of six rbi’s in a 16-3 win over Bakersfield.

 

BASEBALL-COACHES WATCH

Coach Tony Silver of North Bakersfield now approaching the 500 win Club, after spilting a two game series with South last week, Tony now has 497 career wins and an 14-7 season record.

 

Tom Donald of Buchanan closing in on the 400 win Club, after his team recorded two shutout wins against Central 1-0 & 6-0 last week, Tom now has 398 wins and 19-3 season record.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

April 12th, 2015

SOFTBALL

MacKenzie Soper of Edison went 4-5 at the plate and set a school record by hitting three home runs and a career high of seven rbi’s. Soper was the winning pitcher with 8 strikeouts in a 22-0 win over Corcoran in the Kerman Easter Classic.

 

Rebecca Gallis of Kern Valley was perfect at the plate 4-4 hits and a season high of six rbi’s in a 13-2 win over Arvin.

 

Alyssa Ibarra of Redwood had a career high by hitting three doubles, scored two times, plus 2 rbi’s in a 9-0 win over Lemoore.

 

BASEBALL

Katri Prieto of Fresno High School throws an eight inning

No-hitter with 21 strikeouts, the third best in school history and also had 12 consecutive strikeouts during the game for a school record as they edged McLane 2-0.  Team-mate Josh Acosta came back in the second game of the week and had 16 strikeouts against Roosevelt, winning 12-1.

 

Jacob Brum of Bakersfield Christian went 3-3 at the plate with a career high of six rbi’s, scored two times in a 21-1 win over Shafter.

 

Sagun Gainey of Tehachapi hit for the cycle 4-5 at the plate, two rbi’s and team-mate Brandon Ursua had three doubles in a 13-3 win over West.

 

Spencer Jones of Woodlake threw a seven inning no-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 12-0 Strathmore.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

March 29th, 2015

 

 

SOFTBALL

Senior Caitlyn Emerson of Taft put on a hitting show last week by going 15-18 at the plate, 13 rbi’s, scored 12 times, hit 3 home runs to increase her career total to 34 home runs, the second most in Central Section History. Taft opened the week by beating Arvin 12-0 in league, Hanford West 4-3, 8-9 Cosumnes, 10-0 Sunnyside, 14-3 Cesar Chavez, 0-11 Hanford West, and 8-1 Paradise in the Washington Invitational.

 

Sophomore Gianna Mancha of Central (20-2) pitched a perfect seven inning game with 14 strikeouts in a 5-0 win over Monache in the Washington Invitational.  Gianna was also chosen MVP of the Tournament as she pitched & hit a single to drive in a run which would be the game winner in the 8th inning over Oaks Christian of Westlake Village 7-5.

 

Jordyn Macias of Hanford West went 3-7 at the plate with a career best of 7 rbi’s in a wild 22-17 9 inning game against Redwood in the West Yosemite League.

 

Mariah Mazon of Mission Oak was 2-3 at the plate with a grand slam a career high of 6 rbi’s in a 10-0 win over Fowler.

 

Sammi Escobar of Frontier had two hits both going for home runs and a career high of 6 rbi’s in a 14-3 win over Bakersfield.

BASEBALL

Jacob Evangelo of Sierra Pacific set a school record by striking out 18 batters, gave up 8 hits as they edged Corcoran 4-3 in a East Sequoia League game.

Cody Riley of Bakersfield Christian had a nice hitting game, as he smacked 3 doubles, 3 rbi”s, 3 runs on 4-5 at the plate in an lopsided win over Kennedy 26-2.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

March 22nd, 2015

SOFTBALL

Analiese Raley of Buchanan was perfect at the plate (4-4 hits) and an career high of 5 rbi’s, also scored 4 runs in a 15-6 over Atscadero.

 

Mickaela Brown of Frazier Mountains ripped 2 triples for a career high of 6 rbi’s in a 14-4 win over Bakersfield Christian. 

 

Britney Howard of North Bakersfield set a school record by hitting three triples for the game and four rbi’s in a 12-2 win over Football.

 

BASEBALL

Tyler Souza of Exeter went 3-5 hits, 4 rb’s and set a school record by hitting three triples in a 13-1 win over Monache.

 

Juan Ibarra of Riverdale went 4-4 at plate, scored two times and had a career high of five stolen bases for the game in a 10-3 over Laton.

 

Senior Efrain Del Rio of Dos Palos went 3-3 at the plate, two rib’s, Efrain also smacked two home runs, which gives him 7 for the season,  23rd of his career as they beat Orange Cove 7-0.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

March 15th, 2015

BOYS BASKETBALL

Congratulations to Edison High School head Coach T.J. Wilkins and players in winning their 23 section championship for a new state record as they edged Bullard 54-46 in Division One.  Edison was in a three-way tie with Mater Dei-Santa Ana & Washington Union with 22 section championships.  Mater-Dei lost to Etiwanda 52-49 in the

semi-finals in the southern section.

Edison has won 1,568 games since 1927, ahead of Compton with 1,562 for third place in California State History thru last Saturday games.

 

Senior Kilon Bradford of Granite Hills scored 38 points in a 58-46 win over Bakersfield Christian in a Division four semi-final game.  Bradford came back in the championship game against Immanuel in a losing effort with 25 points and leads the section in scoring with a 28.1 avg.

 

Victor Duran of Porterville scored a career high of 31 points to lead his team to their second Section Championship in school history in an

89-72 win over West Bakersfield in a Division three game.

 

Sophomore Adrian Antunez of Clovis West scored a career high of 32 points in a heart breaking lost to Bullard 71-68 in a semi-final game.

 

Immanuel High School set a new school record with 29 wins for the season, the precious record was 28, set in 2002 & 2003.  Immanuel   ran past Granite Hills 70-50 in the Division four championship game,

led by junior Colin Slater who scored 25 points and sophomore Darrin Person Jr. added 22.

 

CORRECTION:  I reported to The Fresno Bee last Friday that Porterville won a state championship in 1925 which was incorrect, they won the section. 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

March 8th, 2015

BOYS BASKETBALL

Sophomore David Rico of Kerman scored a career high of 41 points and 3rd best in school history in a losing effort against McFarland 85-77.

 

Junior Colin Slater of Immanuel joined the 1,000 point club by scoring 37 points in a 97-48 win over McFarland.

 

Jose Frias of Sierra Pacific scored a career high of 32 points, 22 points coming in the second half in an exciting win over Firebaugh 88-79.

 

Kilon Bradford of Granite Hills continues a hot hand for the season by scoring 37 points in a 76-57 win over Corcoran and led a comeback win against Kennedy 51-49 by scoring 29 points.  Kilon leads the Central Section in scoring with a 28.0 average.

 

Senior Dalton Gallis of Kern Valley scored a game high of 30 points in a 72-57 win over host Tranquillity.

 

Senior Sheldon Croney of Ridgeview scored a season high of 30 points in a 77-67 win over visiting Sunnyside.  Jalonni McCorey scored 30 points in an losing effort.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Senior Rebekah Cervantes of Redwood reaches 1,000 career points as she pumped in 25 points while making 7 3-point field goals in an 81-56 win over Monache in a division two game.

 

Junior Rebecca Gallis of Kern Valley scored a career high of 44 points in a 68-61 overtime division five game against Minarets.

 

Sophomore Janelle Sumilong of Hanford started the week on an high by scoring a career high of 38 points against visiting Liberty of Bakersfield in a 54-36 win and she closed out the season on a low of 7 points  in a losing effort against Clovis West 67-21.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

March 1st, 2015

BOYS BASKETBALL

Junior Bryson Williams 6’6” center from Roosevelt scored a season high of 31 points, 27 rebounds, 4 block shots, and team-mate senior Brian King added 28 points to lead Roosevelt over Fresno High 72-69 in overtime to share the North Yosemite League Championship with Fresno.

 

Senior Jovanni McCorey of Sunnyside scored 35 points, pushing his season total to 707 points for a new school record in a 79-64 win over Reedley.

 

Senior Brandon Waltrip of Caruthers scored 33 points in a 79-43 win over Parlier pushing his career total near 1,300 points.

 

Austyn Contreras of West Bakersfield scored a season high of 33 points in a 85-62 win over Tehachapi.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Senior Michele Brown of Hoover scored 32 points in a 58-35 win over McLane to close the regular season.  Michele has scored 1,560 career points, the 3rd most in school history.

 

Corcoran won two of three games last week with wins over Lindsay, Frazier Mountain and lost to league champs Sierra Pacific, which pushed coach Doug White’s Career total wins to 441, that leafs him

2 behind second place Karen Wood and 5 behind Glen Hager for the most wins in Central Section History.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

February 22nd, 2015

BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior Jose Chavez of Sunnyside joins team-mate Jalonni McCorey, who recently joined the 1,000 point club as he scored 16 points in a

69-44 win over Hoover.

 

Senior Ethan Richardson of Madera set a school record by scoring

47 points, made 14-18 free throws, 29 points coming in the second half, he also pulled down 17 rebounds in a 53-39 win over host Sanger.

 

Junior Colin Slater of Immanuel set a school record by scoring

52 points, 27 points coming in the second half, he also had

10 rebounds, 8 assists in a 96-66 win over Selma.  In the second game of the week against Exeter, Colin had 17 points, 5 assists, and 6 steals in a 79-27 win.

 

Sophomore David Rico scored a game high of 30 points in a 58-53 win over Chowchilla.

 

Isaiah Johnson of Tehachapi scored a game high of 32 points in a 71-50 win over Wasco.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Briana Davila of Caruthers joins the 1,000 point club as she scored 15 points in a 64-19 win over Fowler.  Team-mate Lilly Hernandez added 16 points, and earlier in the season Lilly also went over 1,000 points in her career.

 

Junior Rebecca Gallis of Kern Valley had quite a week as she scored 32 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals in a 65-25 win over Frazier Mountain.  Rebecca also scored 29 points, 17 rebounds, 6 steals and she maded 19 free-throws, sixth most in section history (19-25) in a

43-30 win over Rosamond.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

February 15th, 2015

BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior Jose Chavez of Sunnyside joins team-mate Jalonni McCorey, who recently joined the 1,000 point club as he scored 16 points in a

69-44 win over Hoover.

 

Senior Ethan Richardson of Madera set a school record by scoring

47 points, made 14-18 free throws, 29 points coming in the second half, he also pulled down 17 rebounds in a 53-39 win over host Sanger.

 

Junior Colin Slater of Immanuel set a school record by scoring

52 points, 27 points coming in the second half, he also had

10 rebounds, 8 assists in a 96-66 win over Selma.  In the second game of the week against Exeter, Colin had 17 points, 5 assists, and 6 steals in a 79-27 win.

 

Sophomore David Rico scored a game high of 30 points in a 58-53 win over Chowchilla.

 

Isaiah Johnson of Tehachapi scored a game high of 32 points in a 71-50 win over Wasco.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Briana Davila of Caruthers joins the 1,000 point club as she scored 15 points in a 64-19 win over Fowler.  Team-mate Lilly Hernandez added 16 points, and earlier in the season Lilly also went over 1,000 points in her career.

 

Junior Rebecca Gallis of Kern Valley had quite a week as she scored 32 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals in a 65-25 win over Frazier Mountain.  Rebecca also scored 29 points, 17 rebounds, 6 steals and she maded 19 free-throws, sixth most in section history (19-25) in a

43-30 win over Rosamond.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

February 15th, 2015

BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior Ethan Richardson of Madera joins the 1,000 point club as he scored 29 points in a 66-60 win over San Joaquin Memorial.  Earlier in the week he scored 31 points in a losing effort against Bullard.

 

Senior Kilon Bradford of Granite Hills set a school record by scoring 42 points in a 71-50 win over Lindsay.  Kilon also scored 29 points against Sierra Pacific in a 64-39 win and raise his average to 28.1 for the season.

 

Marquis Macumba of Bullard scored a career high of 35 points and set a school record by making 9 3-points field goals in a 74-56 win over Madera. 

 

Jonell Burton of Mission Oak scored a career high of 34 points in a

67-51 win over Monache.

 

Sophomore David Rico scored a game high of 35 points in a 69-61 win over Sierra.

 

Wafer Shannon of North Bakersfield scored a career high of 32 points in a 61-43 win over Mira Monte.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Senior Destinee Garcia of Golden West joins the 1,000 point club as she scored 21 points, 12 rebounds and 5 steals in a 61-40 win over Hanford West.

 

Junior Madison Kast of Redwood scored a career high of 32 points in a 72-46 win over El Diamante.

 

Tristen Myers scored a career high of 30 points and pulled down

12 rebounds in a 72-69 win over Monache.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

February 8th, 2015

BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior Kilon Bradford of Granite Hills continues to scorch the nets by scoring 30 points in a 68-29 win over Woodlake and 34 points in a heart-breaking lost to Corcoran 72-69.  Kilon also joined the 1,000 point club in his career and leads the Central Section in scoring with a 27.3 average.

 

Senior Jose Frias of Sierra Pacific scored a career high of 30 points in a 60-43 win over Lindsay and now has scored over 800 points in his career.

 

Ben Warmerdam of Mt. Whitney scored a career high of 32 points in a losing effort to Golden West 72-70.

 

Sophomore David Rico of Kerman scored a career high of 37 points in a losing effort against Liberty of Madera Rancho’s 70-67 in overtime.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Junior Rebecca Gallis of Kern Valley scored a career high of 43 points and joined the 1,000 point club, losing in a nail-biter 61-60 to Rosamond.

 

Junior Rodjanae Wade of Edison scored a career high of 32 points to keep Edison in first place in league as they ran pasted Madera 69-40.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

February 1st, 2015

BOYS BASKETBALL

Coach Jim McCall reaches 400 wins and more in 36 years of coaching at Firebaugh as they won two league games against Coalinga 80-23 and 88-77 over Mendota.  Senior Josh Allen led the way in scoring with a game high of 34 points against Mendota.

 

Senior Jalonni McCorey of Sunnyside joins the 1,000 point club as he scored 25 points in a 69-36 win over Hoover.  Jalonni now has 1,023 career points in three years of varsity play.

 

Sophomore David Rico of Kerman scored a game high of 33 points in a 67-54 win over Chowchilla.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Junior Rebecca Gallis of Kern Valley continues her hot handle for the season by scoring a team high of 36 points in a 69-20 win over Frazier Mountain.

 

Nay Nay Martin of Roosevelt keep her team in the North Yosemite League race by scoring 31 points in a 46-38 win over McLane.

 

Clovis West team set a new school record by making 16 3-point field goals in an 83-35 over Buchanan.  Sarah Bates led the way in scoring with 18 points, Megan Anderson 17 points and Danae Martinez with 16.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

January 25th, 2015

BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior Jalonni McCorvey scored a game high of 34 points, 21 points coming in the the first half in a nice home win over Clovis East 72-68.

Trey Simien led Clovis East with a career high of 30 points.

 

Senior Isaiah Johnson of Tehachapi scored score a Central Section high of 44 points in an 89-77 win over Rosamond.

 

Anthony Seechan of Orosi High School scored a career high of 38 points, the third best in school history as Orosi edged Bishop Union

82-75 in the I Have A Dream Classic.

 

Robbie Purdy of Stockdale scored a season high of 32 points in a 68-58 win over Clovis North.

 

Issac Acevedo of Clovis East scored a career high of 36 points as they ran pasted a scrappy Clovis High School 94-79 team to open league play.

 

COACHES WATCH:  Firebaugh coach Jim McCall reaches 399 career wins as Firebaugh edged Coalinga 53-51.  Also Tony Amundsen of Clovis North needs one more win to reach 200.  

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Senior Desiree Harding of Fresno High School scored a season high of 31 points as Fresno out duel Hoover 59-49 in a North Yosemite League opener.  Hoover’s Michelle Brown scored a season high of 34 points in a losing effort.

 

Sophomore Janelle Sumilong of Hanford scored a season high of 32 points and 7 rebounds in a non-league win over a fine Ridgeview Team 62-52.  Janelle also led her team with 20 points in a 61-16 win over Hanford West.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

January 18th, 2015

BOYS BASKETBALL

Firebaugh coach Jim McCall nears 400 wins as the team runs past Fresno Christian 70-52 in a non-league game, coach Jim McCall has won 398 wins at Firebaugh.  Jim can reach 400 wins next week as Firebaugh plays a tough Caruthers team at home on Wednesday and travel to Coalinga on Friday.

 

Fernando Dominguez of Coalinga scored a career high of 30 points in a 71-35 win over Yosemite in the Jesse Lujan Memorial Tournament.

 

Senior Brandon Waltrip of Caruthers scored 31 points in a 54-42 win over Tulare in the Jesse Lujan Memorial Tournament.

 

Senior Jalonni McCorey of Sunnyside scored 33 points against Madera in a non-league win 75-58.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Emma Lumbreras of Mt. Whitney tied a school record by pulling down 22 rebounds & scored 6 points against El Diamante in a West Yosemite League game losing in a nail-biter 41-38.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

January 11th, 2015

BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior Jalonni McCorey of Sunnyside scored a season high of 32 points in an 81-75 win over Central High School in the Holiday Invitational Tournament.  McCorey was chosen to the all-tournament team.

 

Marquis Macumba of Bullard scored a career high of 31 points in a

59-56 win against Inglewood in the Clovis West Nike Invitational.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Redwood snaps Hanford’s West Yosemite League winning streak at 96 in a 54-44 win.  The last lost dates back to Feb. 16th 2006 against Lemoore 76-61 and one shy of the Central Section Record of 97 held by San Joaquin Memorial from 1972-82.  Senior Rebekah Cervantes led the way by making six 3-pointers and scored a game high of 20 points and Madison Kast added 10 points.

 

Sophomore Ashlyn Queen of Frontier scored of career high of 35 points, making five 3-pointer and 11 rebounds in a 61-41 win over East Bakersfield.

 

Ally Garcia of Porterville scored a career high of 30 points in a 51-42 win over Mt. Whitney.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

December 21st, 2014

BOYS BASKETBALL

Roosevelt (5-0) runs by Livingston 75-53 in the championship game in the ABC Tournament as senior MVP Brian King Jr. led his team in scoring with 25 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists and team-mate Bryson Williams added 18 points.  Brian King Jr. also scored a career high of 42 points, the fourth best in school history in the semi-final game against Mariposa winning 75-70.

 

Sunnyside beat Hanford West 73-50 to win the consolation title in the Kings County Classic as senior Jalonni McCorey scored a team high of 16 points. Jalonni McCorey also scored a career high of 36 points as they edged a fine Mission Oak team 76-70 in the Tournament.

 

Tucker Eenigenburg of Stockdale scored a career high of 37 points against West Bakersfield in the semi-final game, winning 72-52 in the Kern Schools Shootout.  Tucker scored 21 points in the finals against Clovis East as they lost 58-50. 

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Giernijah Nay Nay Martin of Roosevelt scored a career high of 32 points and was chosen MVP of the Reedley Kiwanis Tournament in leading her team to the Championship over Kingsburg 59-36.

 

Junior Rebecca Gallis of Kern Valley scored a season high of 39 points against Wasco 59-48 in the Shafter Tournament.  She also scored 31 points in a losing effort 50-49 to East Bakersfield.

 

 

 By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

December 14th, 2014

BOYS BASKETBALL

 

Jake Eivins of Mt. Whitney opened the season by scoring a team high of 33 points, 7 rebounds, 13 - 15 from the field and went 7 for 8 at the free throw line in a nice non-league win over Tulare 65-46.

 

David Rico scored a career high of 33 points to lead Kerman over Firebaugh 67-58 in the Championship game of the Fowler Tournament.

Rico and team-mate Anthony Pacheco made the all-tournament team.

 

Issac Acevedo of Clovis East scored a season high of 32 points in a

81-72 win over host Legacy in the Legacy Tournament in Las Vegas.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Bailey Margosian of Monache scored a career high by scoring 31 points and made 13-15 at the free throw line in a 56-53 win over Liberty.

 

FOOTBALL

Congratulation to senior quarterback Nico Portillo in leading Corcoran High School to an 44-16 win over host Immanuel in a Division Five Championship game.

Nico passed for three touchdowns for the game and 53 in his career.  He went 12-18-0 for 200 yards and 5,599 yards in his career to set all Corcoran’s passing records.  Oh! He also scored the first touchdown of the game on a 32 yard run which gave 1,042 rushing yards in his career, plus Eleven touchdowns.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

December 7th, 2014

FOOTBALL

Senior Quarterback Nathan Nelson of Madera became the seventh player to pass for 7,000 yards in a career, as he went 14-24-0 for

195 yards and two touchdowns, both touchdowns went to receiver

Kris Bueno .  The hero of the game was junior kicker Evan Rios who kicked a 32 yard field goal, (12th of the season) in double overtime win over host Mission Oak 31-28 in a Division lll semi-final game. 

Senior De’Andre Jefferson of Mission Oak ended the season by scoring on a 90 yard run to push his three year total to 65 touchdowns.

 

Senior running back Rolando Arrona of Kennedy High School leads his team to the schools first section championship in a division six final as they beat a young Avenal team 41-20.  Arrona rushed for a game high of 235 yards on 18 carries and scored four touchdowns on runs of 3, 60, 68, 45 yards.

 

 

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

November 30th, 2014

FOOTBALL

Senior quarterback Cort Groathhouse of Lemoore passed for a season high of five touchdowns on 15-21-0 with 233 yards and also rushed for a team high of 162 yards on 10 carries & one touchdown as Lemoore beat Redwood 59-41 in Division Two.  Team-mate Reggie Davis also had a nice game receiving with three touchdowns.   Quarterback

Adam Vance from Redwood had a career high of 405 yards passing,

2nd best in school history on 28-44-0 & 3 touchdowns for a game..

 

Senior quarterback Dalton Gallis of Kern Valley ended his four year career against a fine Fowler team 44-28.  Gallis passed for 233 yards,

3 touchdowns, plus 89 yards rushing & one score, he also reached

100 touchdowns in his four year career, 71 passing and 29 rushing.

 

Senior quarterback Nico Portillo of Corcoran led his team to a surprise win over Farmersville 26-14.  Portillo went 23-28-1 for 263 yards and two touchdowns, plus 24 yards rushing & one score.  Team-mate Dillon Fugate set a school record with 13 receptions for 171 yards & one touchdown.

 

Senior quarterback Nathan Nelson of Madera passed for five touchdowns that covered 81, 17, 53, 5, 55 yards all in the first half and went 5-11-0 for 211 yards.  Team-mate Kris Bueno had three receptions for 189 yards and three touchdowns as Madera swamped South Bakersfield 56-28.

 

Senior Sheldon Croney of Ridgeview rushed for a season high of

339 yards, on 18 carries, 200 yards coming in the first half and he scored six touchdowns on runs of 68, 18, 77, 33, 72 & one on a reception as Ridgeview beat Tulare 55-27.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

November 23rd, 2014

FOOTBALL

 

Senior quarterback Nico Portillo is rewriting all the passing records at Corcoran High School as he threw for five touchdowns for a school record and was 20-30-2 for 254 yards in a 33-14 win over Bishop.

 

Senior quarterback Josh Sierra carried the load for Kingsburg as he passed for 332 yards on 17-32-0, two touchdowns and also rushed for 90 yards on 15 carries and scored two touchdowns in a 60-40 win over Independence that produced 1,070 yards offense for the game.

 

Senior Michael Alvarez of San Joaquin Memorial had a fine game by passing for 269 yards on 15-23-1 & three touchdowns, also one touchdown on a quarterback sneak in a 42-35 win over Porterville.

 

Junior running back Romello Harris of Tulare pushes his touchdowns for the season to 34 as he scored five touchdowns on runs of 11, 57, 1, 51 & 6 yards on 27 carries for 230 yards in a 55-18 win over Sunnyside.

 

Curtis Threlkeld of North Bakersfield rushed for a game high of 270 yards on 34 carries, two touchdowns and four receptions for 85 yards in a 30-7 win over Wasco.

 

GIRLS TENNIS

Congraluations to long time coach Frank Thiessen of Bakersfield Christian in winning his ninth consecutive section championship, as the team beat Bakersfield 5-4 in Division Two.  Bakersfield Christian finished the season with a 20-2 record pushing coach Thiessen’s record in Boys & Girls since 1962 to an amazing 1,116-252-3 record.

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

November 16th, 2014

 

 

 MILESTONES

FOOTBALL

Quarterback Sam Metcalf of Farmersville threw seven touchdowns for the fourth time in his career and now has 140.  Metcalf was 12-16-0 for 308 yards and team-mate Wide-receiver Joseph De La Cruz had five receptions for 150 yards and four touchdowns against McFarland in a 49-7 win.  De La Cruz set a new regular season record for yards in a season with 1,643 and also tied a section record with two other players with 23 touchdowns in nine games.

 

Sophomore Uriel Arredono of Caruthers is the School’s MVP for the third consecutive week by scoring a career high of five touchdowns on runs of 6, 4, 13, 4, 11 yards on 35 carries and 226 yards to clinch the West Sequoia League Championship against Fowler 42-28.

 

Brandon Gonzalez of Sanger had a career night by rushing for 232 yards on 16 carries and scored on an 88 yard run in the third quarter as Sanger beat San Joaquin Memorial 24-7.

 

Senior Quarterback Dalton Gallis of Kern Valley had a career high in three categories by passing for 364 yards, and was 29-46-0 for the game, pushing his four year career total over 6,300 yards, in a shutout win over Bishop 29-0 to stay unbeaten for the season with a 10-0 record.  Wide-receiver Sammie Adams had 11 receptions for 205 yards & one score.  Team-mate kicker Zach Bushling kicked three field goals & was 2-2 on Pat’s for a career high of 11 kicking points.

 

Junior running back Romello Harris of Tulare High School continues to be the teams work horse as he rushed for a game high of 226 yards on 30 carries and scored two touchdowns on runs of 15 & 31 yards as Tulare beat Tulare Western 33-6 to earn co-champs in the East Yosemite League.

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

November 9th, 2014

GIRLS WATER POLO

Congratulations to coach Richard Taylor of Porterville High School in winning his 500th game as Porterville beat Tulare Western 21-5 last week.  Coach Taylor has won 412 games in Girls Water Polo & 88 wins in Boys since 1991.

 

FOOTBALLL

*Fresno High School became the first school to play football in the Central Section dating back to 1892 season and last Friday night a big deal happened.   Running back Nyric Hinton rushed for 282 yards on 20 carries for a new school record, it’s only the eighth time a player has rushed for 200 yards in a game at Fresno High.  Hinton also score three touchdowns on runs of 8, 22, & 19 yards as Fresno beat McLane 48-0.

*Junior running back Isaiah Jones of Porterville High School rushed for his third consecutive game of 302 yards on 19 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 35, 36, & 79 yards in a 42-22 win over Delano.

Next week against Monache, he can tied Ryan Mathews of West Bakersfield who had four consecutive 300 yard games in 2006 for a section record.

*Uriel Arrendondo of Caruthers set a new career high by rushing for 279 yards on 29 carries and scored two touchdowns on runs of 29 & 49 yards as Caruthers beat Orosi 35-29 in overtime.

*Quarterback Jordan Love of Liberty of Bakersfield connected with wide-receiver Braylin Scott for a 97 yard touchdown for the second longest in Kern County history.  Quarterback Lee Brown of West Bakersfield to Steve Glenn in 1998 went for a 99 yards.  Liberty’s defense held Centennial scoreless as they won 28-0.

*Senior quarterback Sam Metcalf of Farmersville passed for 361 yards on 21-39-0 and three touchdowns and wide-receiver Joseph De La Cruz had 12 receptions for 270 yards & one score.  De La Cruz has tied former team-mate Cody Hall with 154 career receptions a school record.

*Chuby Dunu of Buchanan rushed for career high of 233 yards on 36 carries and scored one touchdowns as Buchanan beat Clovis East 31-13 for their second win of the season.

*Junior running back Romello of Tulare continues his fine season by rushing for a game high of 283 yards on 36 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 3, 7, & 63 yards and the team came out on short end against Mission Oak losing 42-21.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

November 2nd, 2014

FOOTBALL

Uriel Arredondo of Caruthers rushed for a career high of 208 yards on 19 carries and scored three touchdowns, one touchdown covered

90 yards as Caruthers beat rival Riverdale 28-14.  The win gives coach Tom Casanova his 200 career wins in 28 years at the school.

 

Quarterback Nico Portillo of Corcoran passed for 351 yards on 20-30-1 and three touchdowns.  Nico also rushed for 78 yards & scored two touchdowns as Corcoran beat Strathmore 42-6.

 

Quarterback Sam Metcalf of Farmersville passed for a career high of 496 yards & now as passed for 11,091 yards.  Sam went 32-53-0 & four touchdowns to push his career total to 130 as they edged Immanuel 45-42 in a non-league.  Team-mate receiver Joseph De La Cruz had a big night of 12 receptions for 229 yards and three touchdowns.

Robert Grier of Immanuel rushed for 265 yards on 37 carries & scored two touchdowns & quarterback Caleb Paulsen passed for 229 and three touchdowns, one going for 95 yards to Aaron Wilson as they lost a heart-breaker of Farmersville 45-42, both teams combined for 1,137 yards of offense for the game.

 

Junior backs Romello Harris of Tulare & Isaiah Jones of Porterville put on a show last Thursday night in Tulare.  Harris became the 15th player in section history to rush for more than 400 yards in one game, he finished with 402 yards a new school record, passing Dominique Dorsey 383yards in 2000, he also scored five touchdowns on runs of

8,19,8,80,56 yards.  Jones had 345 yards on 32 carries and scored four touchdowns in a losing effort to 55-34.

 

Quarterback Ryan Johnson of Hanford passed for four touchdowns on 7-15-0 for 136 yards & scored two touchdowns on 11 carries for 78 yards in a 61-21 win over Mount Whitney to stay unbeaten at 9-0.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

October 26th, 2014

Coach Paul Gola of Bakersfield became the fourth coach in school history to reach 100 wins (100-23 record) as quarterback Lameshio Hill led Drillers with 22 carries 148 yards one touchdown of 55 yards & passed 42 yards for another score as they beat a tough Frontier team 19-7.

 

Coach Tom Casanova of Caruthers reaches 199 career wins at the same school, as they ran by Parlier 41-10.  Caruthers will host Riverdale next week.

 

Junior Isaiah Jones of Porterville set a school record by rushing for 379 yards on 22 carries & tied a school record by scoring five touchdowns in a 49-28 win over Tulare Western.

 

Senior Le’ Andre Jefferson of Mission Oak scores four touchdowns,   one going for a school record by returning 99 yard kick-off return, two on pass receptions of 79, 14 yards and scored on an 11 yard run in a 41-13 win over Monache.  Quarterback Trey McJunkin matched his season high by passing for four touchdowns on 10-18 & 182 yards.

 

Junior Joseph McDaniel of Hanford tied a school record by scoring five touchdowns in a 56-44 win over Golden West.

 

Anthony Stewart of Chowchilla set three school *records, he returned *two interceptions of 40 & *95 yards for touchdowns and another touchdown on a *97 yard run as they beat Washington Union 38-6.

 

Senior UCLA bound Bolu Olorunfunni of Clovis North tied a school record by scoring five touchdowns on runs of 42, 11, 18, 38, 31 yards as they beat Clovis East in a wild 63-28 game.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

October 19th, 2014

 

FOOTBALL

Quarterback Gerald Mendez of Sunnyside set a school record by passing for five touchdowns that covered 41, 18, 10, 25, and 1 yard as he went 9-12-0 137 yards for the game.  Team-mate running back Malcolm Williams had a fine game by rushing for 278 yards on 21 carries and scored three times, one going for 90 yards as Sunnyside breezed by McLane 60-6.

 

Quarterback Herb Johnson of McLane was a one man show against Sunnyside in a losing effort, as he passed for 322 yards, 18-41-2, one touchdown that covered 90 yards to Alex Alas & rushed for 112 yards for a total of 444 yards.

 

Senior kicker Evan Rios of Madera set twp school *records by making *four field goals of 21, *51, 32, 37 & 1 pat for **13 kicking points for the game as Madera edged Bullard 32-31.  Madera last beat Madera

20-6 in 1994 to stays unbeaten for the season at 6-0 record. ** tied school record.

 

Senior quarterback Sam Metcalf of Farmersville passed for 429 yards and 3 touchdowns on 26-40-0 and scored on a 2 yard run as Famersville beat Orosi 35-0.  Metcalf favorite target has been Joseph De La Cruz who had a season high of 12 receptions 155 yards & one touchdown.

 

Sophomore Joel Aranda of Selma set a school record by returning a interception 103 yards for a touchdown in the 4th quarter to preserve a 19-6 win over Exeter.

 

Rolando Ramirez of Orange Cove rushed for a career high of 279 yards on 10 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 57, 38, & 80 yards as Orange Cove beat Laton 48-10.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

October 12th, 2014

FOOTBALLL

Senior quarterback Sam Metcalf of Farmersville continues to re-write all the Central Section passing records.  Two weeks ago against Minarets Melcalf passed for 5 touchdowns, 316 yards on 19-40-0 & set two more section records for completions & attempts in a career.

This week again Caruthers Metcalf passed for 344 yards, 3 touchdowns & ran 16 yards for the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter as Farmersville edge Caruthers 33-29.  Team-mate Joseph De La Cruz had 10 receptions for 169 yards and 3 touchdowns.

 

Lameshio Hill of Bakersfield rushed for a career high of 280 yards on 29 carries and 3 touchdowns on runs of 1, 2, & 24 yards and added 78 yards passing and one touchdown in a 28-20 win over Ridgeview.

 

Quarterback Nick Szpor of Central passed for 200 yards and one touchdown,  a school record of 98 yards to receiver Malik White surpassing Carter Hartwig from Larry Ramos in 1973 as Central beat visiting Frontier 28-9.

 

Jordan Wiley of Independence leads his team to victory over Highland

54-12 as he passed for 280 yards 16-26 & 3 touchdowns, also rushed for 134 yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns.

 

Quarterbacks Dalton Gallis of Kern Valley and Nico Portillo, Dillon Fugate of Corcoran put on a passing show that accounted for 511 yards for the game.  Gallis passed for 278 yards 21-40-1, two touchdowns & scored touchdown.  Portillo passed for 197 yards 20-38-0, two touchdowns & scored one touchdown, Fugate for 35 yards 3-3 as host Kern Valley edged Corcoran 23-20.

 

Robert Rivera of Delano scored a career high of five touchdowns on runs of 4, 3, 57, 3 yards plus a 23 yard reception.  Rivera had 159 yards on 21 carries & 3 receptions for 35 yards as Delano beat Mira Monte 50-12.  

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

October 5th, 2014

 

FOOTBALLL

Sheldon White of Golden West tied a school record with two other players by scoring five touchdowns on runs of 5, 3, 9, 43 & 22 yards and team-mate Crisstian Canales rushed for career high of 217 yards on 25 carries as Golden West swamped Delano 36-7.

 

Junior Charles William of Bullard rushed for a career high of 277 yards on 36 carries and scored four touchdowns on runs of 6, 4, 2 & an clincher of 65 yards to secure a 28-25 win over Clovis West.

 

Senior Lameshio Hill of Bakersfield scored five touchdowns a career high on runs of 1, 1, 22, 5, 46 yards, he had 20 carries for 145 yards as Bakersfield beat Salesian 49-6.

 

Jordan Wiley of Independence accounted for six touchdowns in a 41-21 win over Mira Monte.  Jordan passed for 338 yards 20-38-1 & 3 scores, also rushed for 103 yards on 17 carries & 3 touchdowns of 6, 1, 11 yards.

 

Senior quarterback Brandon Jones of Bakersfield Christian passed for 282 yards, and five touchdowns, he was 17-22 for the game, he also rushed for 99 yards on 11 carries and one touchdown in a 66-35 win over host Wasco in league play.  Team-mate kicker Nathan DeJager made all 9 extra points and made a 27 yard field goal.

 

Quarterback Cory Groathouse of Lemoore passed for 266 yards, 18-29-1 and a career best of four touchdowns in a 28-14 win over Redwood.  Team-mate wide-receiver Reggie Davis had a career high of 10 receptions & 146 yards and three touchdowns.    

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

September 28th, 2014

 

FOOTBALL

Junior Romello Harris of Tulare rushed for a career high of 357 yards on 24 carries, 218 yards coming in the first half and that’s was 26 yards behind school record holder Dominique Dorsey of 383 yards in 2000.  Romello score three touchdowns for the game on runs of 9, 6 and 3 yards as Tulare ran passed visiting Kingsburg 49-28.

 

Senior Paul Thomas of Selma rushed for a career high of 281 yards on 23 carries and tied a school record by scoring 5 touchdowns, 3 by runs of 90, 20, 7 yards, 2 on receiving of 2, 23 yards as Selma beat Coalinga 37-12.

 

Senior Michael Wright of Dinuba rushed for 307 yards on 44 carries for two new school records and scored four touchdowns for the game on runs of 30, 1, 8, 8 yards and also had 1 reception for 26 yards in a 28-22 over visiting El Diamante.

 

Robert Rivera of Delano tied a school record by scoring five touchdowns on runs of 1, 80, 2, 3, 48 yards for 172 yards on 14 carries as Delano beat North 48-13.  Curtis Thelkeld led North with 290 yards rushing on 21 carries and scored two touchdowns.

 

Quarterback Cory Groathouse of Lemoore passed for a career high of 258 yards on 23-30-0 and 3 touchdowns, he also scored the winning touchdown on a 19 yard run as Lemoore edged host Sanger 27-22.

 

Junior Javier Moreno of Strathmore rushed for a career high of 332 yards, the second most in school history, he carried the ball 31 times and scored 4 touchdowns in a 28-14 win over Orosi.

 

Senior Alec Gamoba of Madera rushed for 293 yards on 10 carries, the third best in school history.  He scored four touchdowns on runs of 86, 17, 8 yards and returned a kickoff for 84 yards in a 54-21 win over Hoover.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

September 21st, 2014

 

FOOTBALLL

*Senior quarterback Adam Vance of Redwood set a new school record by passing for six touchdowns, Adam was 15-23-2 for 262 yards for the game.  Team-mate wide-receiver Rickie Garcia had eight receptions for 110 yards and three touchdowns as they beat Tulare 49-35.

*Senior quarterback Sam Metcalf of Farmersville passed for 481 yards on 26-48-0 to increase his career total to 9,411, a new Central Section record that passed Oscar Reyes of Tulare from 2010-12 of 9,120 yards.  Metcalf also threw for seven touchdowns for the third time in his career and increase his career total to 113.  Wide-receiver Joseph De La Cruz had a record night with nine receptions for 273 yards & four touchdowns for two new school records as Farmersville beat Woodlake 50-21.

*Malcolm Williams of Sunnyside rushed for a career high of 340 yards on 24 carries and scored a career of five touchdowns on runs of 5, 31, 62, 65 & 47 yards in a high scoring win over Mt. Whitney 53-35.

*Gabriel Cabezuela of Wasco rushed for a career high of 338 yards on 22 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 90, 7, and 65 yards in a 49-16 win over Foothill.

*Jesus Jimenez of Madera scored a career high of four touchdowns on 25 carries for 227 yards and team-mate kicker Evan Rios made two field goals, one traveled 50 yards for a new school records as Madera beat Reedley 42-29.

*Senior Le’Andre Jefferson of Mission Oak scored five touchdowns for a career high, three came on runs of 30, 1, 25 yards.  He also had two receptions for touchdowns of 69 & 79 yards in a 42-30 win over Bakersfield Christian.  Senior quarterback Brandon Jones of Bakersfield Christian passed for 442 yards & 3 touchdowns in a losing effort & Tyler Lozano had 16 receptions for 199 yards & one score.

*Javier Pena of Hanford became the first player in school history to make three field goals in a game.  The field goals measured 27, 21, & 27 yards as Hanford beat Dinuba 30-7.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

September 14th, 2014

 

REVISE MILESTONES

Senior Quarterback Nico Portillo of Corcoran became only the third player in school history to pass for more than 300 yards in a game.  Nico passed for 313 yards 2nd best in school history on 26-38 and three touchdowns as they edge Hanford West 41-34.  Counter-part quarterback Jamal Salaam also had an outstanding game passing as he threw for 337 yards & two touchdowns in a losing effort.

 

Senior quarterback Sam Metcalf of Farmersville opened the season with 366 passing yards & six touchdowns and push his career total to 106, as Farmersville beat Granite Hills in a high scoring game 57-37.   Baggio Gutierrez of Granite Hills was the work horse for the losers by carrying the ball 41 times, 199 yards and scored 2 touchdowns.

 

Running back Andrew Dean of Golden Valley rushed for 263 yards on 15 carries and scored four touchdowns all in the first half in a 66-0 win over Mira Monte.

 

Sheldon Croney of Ridgeview, a transfer from Garces rushed for a game high 285 yards on 27 carries and scored two touchdowns of 76 & 8 yards as they beat a fine Liberty team 42-21.

 

Senior quarterback Adam Vance of Redwood had an outstanding game by passing for 327 yards on 23-33-1 and five touchdowns and 1-yard scoring run as they nipped Clovis East 48-42.  Team-mate wide-receiver Rickie Garcia had 9 receptions for 192 yards and three touchdowns.

 

Senior quarterback Dalton Gallis of Kern Valley continues his hot streak by passing for 300 yards for the second consecutive week as

he had 304 yards and five touchdown on 22-37-0 as they beat Desert 40-26.

 

Senior running back Stevan Johnson of San Joaquin Memorial helps his stay unbeaten as he scored five touchdowns on 17 carries for 160 yards as beat McLane 46-18.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

September 7th, 2014

 

MILESTONES

 

 

 

Liberty Madera Rancho’s set a new school record by scoring 70 points against Firebaugh (70-6) surpassing the old record of 67 points in 2012.  Kicker James Hernandez set a school record by making all 10 of his extra points.  Team-mate Logan Pierce had a around fine game by scoring four touchdowns, two came by receptions of 14 and 33 yards, one a 32 yard interception, and a 44 punt return.

 

Senior quarterback Kordel Hoffman of Clovis West passed for a career high of 361 yards on 18-25 and three touchdowns, he also ran for 115 yards and score two times in a 49-39 win over visiting Merced.

Team-mate Darian Owens set a school record with four interceptions.

 

Senior quarterback Brandon Jones of Bakersfield Christian passed for three touchdowns and scored four touchdowns on runs of 2, 19, 24, 9 yards in a 66-27 win over Templeton.  Team-mate senior running back Matt Smith rushed for 232 yards on 21 carries.

 

Jachi Harrel of Golden Valley set a school record by returning a kick-off for 99 yard touchdowns in a 24-21 win over Taft.

 

Stavros Katsantonis of Liberty set a school record by returning a

90 yard fumble return for a touchdown in a 18-7 win over Mission Viejo.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

August 31st, 2014

 

SWIMMING

Congratulations to the Boys & Girls Clovis West teams, coached by Adam Reid.

Boys won their 16 consecutive section championship, 2nd most in state history and 23 overall for 3rd best in the state.  Girls have won 18 consecutive section championships, a state record and 23 overall, two behind state leader Bullard with 25.

 

SOFTBALL

Darbi Duke of Liberty-Madera Rancho’s had a career day against Mira Monte, as she went 4 for 4 at bat, scored 4 times, hit two home runs and had seven rbi’s as they won 19-1 in a Division Four playoff game.

 

Senior Ashley Cervantes of Redwood had a fine game against Wasco as she went 3 for 4 at the plate with two doubles and five rbi’s in a 14-0 win in Division three playoff game.  She now has 172 career hits for a school record.

 

BASEBALL

Farmersville trio of Andrew Williamson, Anthony Azevedo, Alex Ontiveros went 9 for 9 at the plate in a 14-0 win over Tranquillity.  Winning pitcher Sam Metcalf went five innings & had 14 strikeouts for the game.

 

Justin Nieto of Liberty of Bakersfield had a season high of six rbi’s and he hit two home runs, one a grand slam in a heart-break lost to Buchanan 12-11 in a Division one playoff game.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

May 18th, 2014

 

BOYS TENNIS

Congratulations to long time Bakersfield Christian coach Frank Thiessen in winning his 10th consecutive section championships in three different divisions since 2005 as his team beat Delano 7-2 in Division 3 and finished with a 20-3 record.  The legendary coach has won 1,137 games in Boys

& Girls Tennis, Girls Basketball since 1962.

 

SOFTBALL

Adrianna Cervantes of Avenal went 3-3 at the plate and a career high 6 rbi’s in a 19-5 over Tranquillity.

 

Jade Darpil of Hanford West hit a grand slam for a career high of 6 rbi’s for the game ina 12-2 win over El Diamante.

 

Rebekah Cervantes of Redwood was perfect at the plate 4-4, which included a home run & 2 doubles for 5 rbi’s in a 16-4 win over Mt. Whitney.

 

BASEBALL

Iggy Palomino of Chowchilla had a career high of 6 ribi’s by going 4-5 at the plate, which included a home run, double in a wild 22-12 win over Yosemite.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

May 11th, 

 

SOFTBALL

Senior McKenzie Draper of Rosamond had an outstanding game against Frazier Mountain, as they won 22-1.  McKenzie went 5-5 at the plate, hit

2 home runs and had 8 rbi’s for the game.

 

Senior Rachel Metzger of Garces sets another Central Section Record by getting four rbi’s, which raised her career total to 163, she also hit her 14th home run for the season and now has 35, in a 12-1 win over Foothill.

 

Junior Caitlyn Emberson of Taft continues her fine season, 4-4 at the plate, as she hit three doubles and 7 rbi’s in a 40-1 over Kennedy.  She now has 160 rbi’s and 27 home runs in her career.  Team-mate senior Haylee Tracy scored three times and increased her section record to 199 career runs.  Tracy also has 183 career hits, which is a school record.

 

Senior Mackenzie Jones of Coalinga had outstanding game by going 5-5 at the plate and had 5 rbi’s in a 24-3 against Avenal.

 

Senior Hailey Witt of Garces had a career high of 6 rbi’s on 2-4 at the plate in a 14-1 win over North Bakersfield.

 

 

BASEBALL

Albert Gonzalez of Caruthers was perfect for the game, a career high of 5 hits & 5 at bat for 4 rbi’s in a 17-2 win over Parlier.  Team-mate sophomore A.J. Pease had a career high of 7 rbi’s, fourth most in school history which included a grand slam.

 

Keanu Garcia of Orange Cove pitched a perfect game with five strikeouts, the first one in school history, in a five inning 12-0 win over Paramount Academy.

 

Agustin Herrera of Sanger pitched a no-hitter, as he had 2 walks, 2 strikeouts in a 7 inning 7-0 win over Madera South.

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

May 4th, 2014

 

SOFTBALL

Junior Caitlyn Emberson of Taft enjoyed a season high by getting 5 hits in

6 at bat, she also hit 2 home runs and 8 rbi’s in a lopsided 36-0 win over Bakersfield Christian.  Team-mate Haylee Tracy scored 5 times and 2-3 hits for 6 rbi’s.

 

Trinadad Lee of Ridgeview smacked 2 home runs, 3-3 at bat, and 6 rbi’s for the game in a 7-0 win over Golden Valley

 

Kaycee Olson of Frontier of Bakersfield had a nice game against Bakersfield by going 2-3 at bat, with a home run, double and a career high 6 rbi’s in a 11-1 win.

 

BASEBALL

Efrain Del Rio of Dos Palos went 4-5 at the plate and he set a new school record by hitting 3 home runs to go along with 5 rbi’s in a 12-2 win over Mendota.

 

Sakowski of Garces was perfect at the plate by going 5 for 5, a career high and scored 3 times in a wild 16-15 win over Highland.

 

Pitcher/ hitter Jacob Evangelho of Sierra Pacific had his finest game of his career by throwing a No-Hitter with 12-K’s and then went 3-4 at the plate,

2 doubles, 2 stolen bases 3 rbi’s in a 12-0 win over Strathmore.

 

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

April 27th, 2014

 

SOFTBALL

Senior Rachel Metzger hit two home runs in an 11-1 win over East Bakersfield to become the Central Section’s all-time softball home run leader according to section historian Bob Barnett.

Rachel homers were the 32nd and 33rd for Metzger, who surpassed Demi Walker of Corcoran from 2007-10 with 32 homers.

 

Taft’s 41 consecutive wins streak comes to an end against Dinuba 4-2 in the Clovis Easter Classic.  After winning the last 15 games in 2013 and 26 consecutive wins this season, the talent team set a new Central Section record, surpassing the old record of 35.

 

Kiannah Molina of Sierra Pacific slammed two home runs for 5 rbi’s in a 11-4 win over Fowler in the Fowler Easter Classic.

 

Jaylee Villareal of San Joaquin Memorial had a career high of 7 rbi’s, by hitting 2 home runs and one going for a grand slam as they beat Edison 12-6 in a league game.

 

 

BASEBALL

Eric Anderson of Sanger pitched his first no-hitter of his career in a 7 inning game with 8 strikeouts in an 8-0 win over Reedley in the Fresno Easter Classic.

 

Rickie Garcia Redwood had a fine day at the plate 3 for 3, all going for doubles and scored two times in a 10-0 win over South Bakersfield.

 

Senior Jacob Gatewood of Clovis went 5 for 6 at the plate, 5 hits ties a school record in a losing effort against Clovis North 7-6.

 

Brian Hammer of Fowler went 5-5 at the plate, scored three times and had three rbi’s in a 12-0 win over Parlier.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

April 20th, 2014

 

SOFTBALL

Frazier Mountain & California City new to the Central Section this year played one of the wildest softball games in Central Section History last Friday, according to section historian Bob Barnett.  Let’s start with the score *47-17 in favor of FrazierMountain, *41 hits by Frazier Mountain, *26 errors by CaliforniaCity.  Two team records *64 runs & 53 hits is the third most. Now with individuals for Frazier Mountain, Sami Bever *11rbi’s, *6 for 6 at the plate, Cambre Rincon scored *7 runs, *6 for 6 at the plate & she scored 6 times, Maggie Gonzalez was *6-7 at the plate.  Other that contributed Ireland Kelly 4-5 hits 5 rbi’s, Elliana Shillig 4-5 hits 5 rbi’s, Alex Pivetti 3-5 hits, and scored 5 times.  Rachel Rivette was 4-5 at the plate with 5rbi’s.

* Central Section Records.

 

Junior Rebekah Cervantes of Redwood became the fourth player in Central Section History to hit two grand slams in one game and set a school record of 9 rbi’s in a 11-2 win over El Diamante.

 

Senior Captian McKenzie Draper had a solid game hitting & Pitching as she had seven rbi’s, and was 4-4 at the plate which included one home run and two doubles.  McKenzie also pitched five innings in a 16-5 win over Tehachapi.

 

Valerie Rodriguez of Orange Cove set a school record by getting five hits, she also scored four times and stole four bases in a 17-1 win over Orosi.

Jenesa Gadberry of Caruthers had a nice game by going 4-5 at the plate and knotted in five rbi’s in a 16-5 win over Kerman.

 

BASEBALL

Blake Garabedian of Clovis West tied a school record by hitting three doubles in a 9-2 win over Clovis East.

 

Junior Sam Melcalf of Farmersville, known for his accomplishment as quarterback in football, pitched eight innings and had a career high of 15 strikeouts in a 6-3 win over Kings Christian.

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

March 30th, 2014

 

 

BASEBALL

Chris Bencoma of El Diamante threw a seven inning no-hitter with 13 strikeouts, as he struck out 5 of the last 6 batters, gave up 2 walks, one hit batter in a 2-0 win over Mt. Whitney.

 

Colton Riesen 6’1” junior at Bishop had a nice game at the plate as he went

(2-4 hits) one home run with 5 rbi’s in a 21-3 win over CaliforniaCity.

 

SOFTBALL

Jenna Weimer of Fresno Christian, a record day to remember as she set a state record by hitting four triples, (4-5 hitting), scored 4 times, 3 rbi’s in a non-league 15-2 win over Avenal. Jenna pitched all seven-innings on a two-hitter and tied a Central Section Record by striking-out 20 batters for a seven game.

 

Renee Ortega of Liberty Madera Rancho, a big day at the plate in a double-header (2-3 hits) as she hit a grand slam, double and seven rbi’s, in a 15-1 win over Morro Bay in the first game. Renee came back in the second game

(2-3 hits) home run, scored 3 times in a 14-3 win.

 

Caitlyn Emberson of Taft went 3-4 hits at the plate with a double and seven rbi’s in a 22-0 win over Bakersfield Christian.  Team-mate Arizona Pilgrim had a fine game pitching for the week, as she had 15 strike-outs in a seven inning game as they beat Monache 10-5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

March 23th, 2014

 

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Edison, Washington Union and Mater Dei, all tied with 22 section championship for the most in California State History.Edison moves into 3rd place in All-Time wins with 1,542-583 over record, passing Compton with 1,538 wins, Long Beach Poly #1, Berkeley #2.

Edison beat Bullard 58-41, Washington Union beat Coalinga 59-50 and

Mater Dei edged Chino Hills 48-44. 

 

Bryson Williams of Roosevelt of Fresno, a 6”6” Sophomore committed to play for Fresno State breaks the Central Section Record for rebounds in a season by pulling down 12 & scored 12 points in a heart-breaker lost to Fresno High School 62-61 in Division Three Championship game.  Bryson pushed his total for the season to 569 in 34 games.  Grant Verhoeven, the former Central Valley Christian Star held the record of 568 in 2009, Grant now plays for Stanford.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Sophomore Rebecca Gallis of Kern Valley scored a game high of 31 points in a 69-48 win over Laton in a semi-final Division Five Playoff game, and came back with 21 points in a losing effort against Immanuel 61-38 for the division championship.

 

BASEBALL

Colton Eastman of Central high school became the first pitcher in school history throw a perfect game.  Coltonpitched 7 innings, 8 strikeouts and he was also perfect at the plate, going 4-4 with a home run and 3 rbi’s in a 12-0 win over Reedley.

 

GIRLS SOCCER

Congratulations to Liberty-Madera Rancho’s Girls Soccer Team and coach Erick Walker in capturing there six consecutive North Sequoia League Championship and stay unbeaten in 60 consecutive games.  Liberty also saw their 13 consecutive game shutout streak come to an end against a fine Central Valley Christian team 1-0 in overtime in Division three playoff games.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

March 9th, 2014

 

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Central High School seeded #1 in the Central Section in division one, escapes an upset by 8th seed Bakersfield as they came back from a 15 points defect in the third quarter to win 84-83 in overtime.  Senior Murshid Randle a four year starter scored a career high of 38 points and push his school record total to 1,802 points.  Senior Brandon Shelton also had an outstanding game by scoring 32 points for the losers.

 

Senior Rashad Jackson of Garces became the 17th player in the Central Section to reach 2,000 points as he scored 26 points in a 77-60 win over Lemoore in a division two game and now has 2,008 career points.

 

Daryl Edwards of Fresno High School scored a game high of 30 points in a

65-60 win over Sanger and came back in the second of the week and scored 34 points against West of Bakersfield, winning 71-64 in division three game and pushed his season total 729 points in 29 games, which is a school record.

 

Senior Anthony Zataray of Coalinga scored a game high of 32 points in a 74-54 win over Caruthers in a division four playoff game and now has scored 984 career points.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Christina Castro of Lindsay High School scored a game high of 32 points and increased her four year total to 2,124 career points in a division four 73-44 win over Kerman.

 

Senior Jasmine Black of Redwood scored a season high of 30 points in a Division two playoff game 65-33 win over Madera.

 

Senior DaShayla Johnson of Tulare Western scored 27 points, to push her four year total to 1,998 career points 62-29 in a division two playoff game win over Lemoore.  She will become the 20th player in section history to reach 2,000 points when they play at Redwood next week.

 

Congratulation to the Edison High School Girls and coach Will Harris in winning their 14th consecutive league championship, which is a new Central Section Record, surpassing San Joaquin Memorial who has 13 from 1971-83.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

March 2nd, 2014

 

FOOTBALL

Junior quarterback Brandon Jones of Bakersfield is itching his way to the top of the Central Section Record Book when he passed for 250 yards on 19-27 and three touchdowns in a 40-8 win over View Point in a Division Four game.  Brandon needs 208 yards to surpass the season record of 4,187 held by Emmanuel Lewis of Tulare and 88 yards to set a new school record by Derek Carr, now a star at Fresno State.  Oh! He’s not done yet with section records, as he needs three more touchdowns against Central Catholic next week and he will pass Sam Metcalf of Farmersville who passed for 54 this season.

 

Senior quarterback Asauni Rufus of Bakersfield had the finest perfect game in school history by passing for 224 yards on 10-10-0 and one touchdown in leading his team from a come from behind win over Mission Hills 35-28.  He also rushed for 72 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown.  The school record was held by Nate Lewis for 149 yards on 9-9 passing in 1996. Rufus two season stats on passing 2,818 yards, 28 touchdowns and has run for 3,144 yards for 40 touchdowns, total yardage of 5,962 yards and 68 touchdowns in 26 games.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Coach Brad Felder of Hanford High School became the sixth coach in the Central Section History to win 400 games, as his team beat San Joaquin Memorial 59-35 in the opening game of the Kings County Classic.

 

Braxton Huggins, a 6’3” senior at Mira Monte led his team to a 73-67 win over McFarland in the Corcoran Tournament by scoring 42 points for a new school record.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

December 15th, 2013

 

Edgar Segura of Mendota record watch comes to an end against a well balance Liberty Madera Rancho team 31-19 for the Division Five Championship.  Edgar rushed for a game high of 263 yards on 38 carries and scored three touchdowns. Edgar tied a state record with Lorenzo Booker of

Saint Bonaventure 1999-01 with 137 career touchdowns and set a new state record with 900 scoring points, as he passed Booker’s 874 points.

Liberty’s field goal kicker Seth Wedemeyer kicked a 36 yard field goal in the first quarter and finished with a school record of 11 field goals for the season.   

 

Senior running back Elijah Porchia of Mission Oak outstanding three year career came to an end against Bakersfield Christian team 35-34 for the Division Four Championship. Elijah rushed for 243 yards on 32 carries and scored three touchdowns and he finished with 85 career touchdowns, 6thbest in the Central Section and the ninth player to surpass 5,000 yards for his career.

 

Bakersfield High School 60-21 win over Clovis North in the Division One Championship game was the most points scored in a Division One Championship game since 1920 whenBakersfield beat Selma 63-7.  Junior running back BoluOlorunfunmi of Clovis North rushed for a game high 259 yards on 21 carries and scored two touchdowns on runs of 45 & 6 yards. 

Bolu set two school records for the season by rushing for 2,491 yards & scored 26 touchdowns.  

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Daryl Edwards of Fresno High School opened the season by scoring 40 points, which is the fourth best in school history as the team ran by Sunnyside 92-57.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

December 8th, 2013

 

  

 

 

Edgar Segura of Mendota record watch continues one more week against Liberty Madera Ranchos for the Division Five Championship.  Edgar has 732 carries, *7,766 yards, *134 touchdowns, *881 points for his career.  Segura will going for two more section records and one state next week.   Segurahas scored 54 touchdowns for the season, tied with Kenney James of Dos Palos in 2001 and has 3,197 yards for the season and needs 200 yards to break Ryan Mathews of West Bakersfield season record of 3,396 yards in 2005.  Segura by scoring four more touchdowns against Liberty, he will break the state record of 137 touchdowns by Lorenzo Booker of St. Bonaventure 1999-01.

*Section records

 

Liberty Madera Rancho has a fine field goal kicker name SethWedemeyer who kicked four field goals of 26, 38, 36 and 20 yards to set a school record last week against Lindsay in a 19-10 win.

 

Senior running back Elijah Porchia of Mission Oak became the ninth player to surpass 5,000 yards for his career, when he rushed for 192 yards on 19 carries and now has 5,184 yards. He also scored four touchdowns on runs of 12, 69, 39, and 30 yards to raise his career total of 82 as the team beat Wasco

47-7 in a Division four game.

 

Congratulation to coach David Lewis & the Farmersville team in winning the school’s first Section Championship in Division Six in a 47-35 over Strathmore.  Record setter junior quarterback Sam Metcalf had a stellar game by passing for 372 yards on 20-31-0 and five touchdowns and team-mate senior Anthony Azevedo became the school’s first 1,000 yard rusher.

 

Junior running back Sheldon Croney of Garces led his team over host Kingsburg with 274 yards on 34 carries and scored two touchdowns on runs of 75, 59 yards in a 32-14 win in a Division Two game.

 

Junior quarterback Brian Jones of Bakersfield Christian led his team to a 21-14 win over host Central Valley Christian by passing for 216 yards on 12-18 and two touchdowns and now has 47 touchdowns for the season, as he passed Derek Carr’s 46 in 2008 for a new school record.  

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

December lst, 2013

 

  

 

FOOTBALL

Edgar Segura of Mendota set a new school record by rushing for 380 yards on 34 carries, and also tied his own school record of seven touchdowns on runs of 19, 32, 14, 6, 25, 63, 41 yards and now has 129 touchdowns for his career as Mendota ran past Shafter 52-12.

Segura has scored 49 touchdowns for the season, needs six to surpass Kenny James of Dos Palos in 2000 with 54 and needs 319 yards to pass Dominguez Dorsey’s career yardage of 7,761.

 

Senior running back Khalil Montgomery of Immanuel set a school record by scoring six touchdowns of 64, 78, 2, 12, 65, 68 yards on 32 carries in a losing effort against a fine passing team of Firebaugh 54-40.

 

Senior Josh Allen of Firebaugh had his finest day at quarterback by passing for three new school records of 442 yards on 34-51-0 and four touchdowns as they beat Immanuel 54-40.  Team-mate receiver had 13 receptions 119 yards and three touchdowns for the game.

 

Quarterback Trey McJunkin of Mission Oak passed for a career high of five touchdowns on 9-11-2 for 162 yards in a 68-18 win over Roosevelt. 

Team-mate senior running back Elijah Porchia scored five touchdowns on runs of 57, 1, 6, 15 and a 11 yard pass and now has scored 78 touchdowns in his career.

 

BOYS WATER POLO

Congralutation to Tulare High School and head coach Bill Freeman as they edged Redwood 7-5 in Division Two, as they won there first school’s section championship and finished unbeaten 32-0 for the season.  The last time a team went unbeaten in the Central Section was Redwood in 1976 which had a 23-0 record, coached by Frank Bell.  

FOOTBALL

Madera High School’s tandem pair of junior quarterback Nathaniel Nelson and wide-receiver Alec Gamoba set six school records and one section record in a high scoring affair at Hanford High School as Madera won 73-35.

Nathan had the game of his life 28 completion…school record, 555 yards…school record & 2nd in section, 7 touchdowns…school record, 2nd in section with 7 others.  Alec had 13 receptions…school record, 360 yards school record & 2nd in section, 6 touchdowns…school record & a new section record.   Both teams had a combine passing yardage of 928 yards, a new section record.  Hanford’s Jake Young finished his high school career with 7,054 yards, 6th best in the Central Section.

 

Junior Willie Fairman of Roosevelt set a career high by rushing for 240 yards on 29 carries and scored 3 touchdowns, he also had 5 receptions for 101 yards and one touchdown. Team-mate Senior Quarterback Tristian Hernandez of Roosevelt passed for 342 yards on 24-28 and two touchdowns and now as 3,675 yards for a new school record and not forgotten outstanding wide-receiver Kurtis McCoy had a fine game with 10 receptions and 151 yards in a 37-30 win over Fowler.

 

Senior running back Khalil Montgomery of Immanuel rushed for a game high of 353 yards on 32 carries and scored four touchdowns on runs of 51, 73, 22 and a one that covered 98 yards for a school record in a 33-20 win over Woodlake.

 

Quarterback Andrew Trahan of San Joaquin Memorial had a fine game by passing for 260 yards on 13-14-0 and five touchdowns that tied a school record in a surprise score of 49-21 win over host Sunnyside.

 

 

McLane edged Hoover in overtime 55-48, led by quarterback Brandon Moua, who passed for 295 yards on 18-30-1, two touchdowns and set a new school record by passing for 1,920 yards in one season, he also had 95 yards rushing for a total of 400 yards for the game.  Team-mate Kerry Elder, also had a nice game with 9 receptions for 155 yards with two touchdowns also established a new school record with 73 receptions for the season.

 

Senior quarterback Jake Young establishes a new career passing record at Hanford High School and now has 6,681 yards, which is also the 7th best in the Central Section history as Hanford beat Lemoore 19-14 in the milk can bowl.

 

Fowler High School edges Caruthers 32-25 in the West Sequoia League as they win their 39 consecutive league game and 9 consecutive league championships dating back to the 2005 season, the win streak is the second longest in the Central Section History.  Also senior quarterback James Silva passed for six touchdowns on October 25th against Minarets, which is a new school record.

 

Senior Austin Hefner led Porterville to a 42-35 win overMonache as he estabished a new school record by rushing for 320 yards on 19 carries and scored a career high of four touchdowns.

 

Brandon Jones of Bakersfield Christian passed for six touchdowns in a 48-7 win over Arvin.  He has passed for 42 touchdowns in the regular season the second best in the Central Section.  Sam Metcalf of Farmersville passed for two touchdowns against Orosi to push his total to 44 touchdowns, a new regular season Section Record.

 

BOYS WATER POLO

Hunter Mathews of Hanford High School Bullpups set a new Central Section record by scoring 12 goals in the last West Yosemite League game of the year as they nipped Lemoore Tigers 18-17. 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

November 10th, 2013

 

 

FOOTBALL

Senior Edgar Segura of Mendota had a record night in a 48-18 win over Tranquillity as he scored six touchdowns on 39 carries, 291 yards as he set a new Central section record for the most touchdowns in a career and now has 119 touchdowns. 

 

Junior quarterback Dalton Gallis of Kern Valley led his team to a victory in a 37-21 win over Bishop.  Dalton passed for a season high of 337 yards on

24-38-0 and three touchdowns and he also rushed for 136 yards on 22 carries and scored one touchdown, he amazed a total of 473 yards for the game.

 

Senior DeMelvin Stell of Washington Union had an outstanding night, as he returned a fumble for 96 yards, a new school record.  He also caught three passes for 126 yards and three touchdowns of 31, 65 and 30 yards in a 43-7 win overYosemite.

 

Junior quarterback Sam Metcalf of Farmersville passed for six touchdowns and now has 42 for the season, fourth best in section history on 13-20-0 and 230 yards, also scored on an 8 yard run in a 70-0 win over McFarland.

 

Junior running back Bolu Olorunfunmi of Clovis North got back on track as he rushed for 238 yards on 23 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of

8, 65, and 31 yards in a 26-13 win over Clovis.

 

Senior quarterback Klye Millwee of Shafter had an all-round game by passing for 222 yards on 12-17-0 and three touchdowns and rushed for 124 on 8 carries and two touchdowns in a 50-14 win over Cesar Chavez.

 

 

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

November 3rd, 2013

 

 

FOOTBALL

Senior Edgar Segura of Mendota closing in on the all-time career touchdown record of 118.  He scored five touchdowns on runs of 21, 16, 34, 15 yards and one on a 43 pass receptions and now has scored 113 touchdowns for his career as Mendota ran past Avenal 52-8.

 

Skylar Valencia of Tehachapi tied a school record by scoring five touchdowns on runs of 20, 63, 5, 48 and 17 yards on 20 carries for 199 yards in a 42-7 win over North.

 

Senior quarterback Tristian Hernandez of Roosevelt set many new school records by passing for 481 yards (record) on 7-23-1 and four touchdowns and now has 2,272 yards (record) and 22 touchdowns for the season (record) in a high scoring game against Sunnyside in a losing effort 51-36.

 

Senior quarterback Jake Pavletich of Garces was Mr. Perfect against Foothill High School last week as they won 48-7.  Jake completed all of his nine passes with no interceptions good for 215 yards and three touchdowns.

 

Senior Quarterback Kyle Millwee of Shafter tied his career high, by passing for six touchdowns on 15-22-0 for 383 yards and he also rushed for 98 yards in a 42-0 over Arvin.  Team-mate Richard Nourse had seven receptions for 263 yards and five touchdowns which tied a section record.

 

Mission Prep travels to Farmersville in a non-league game and wins in a high scoring game 68-51.  Host quarterback junior Sam Metcalf had a fine game by passing (294 yards 22-42-0) good for five touchdowns and ran for one.  Patrick Laird led Mission Prep by rushing for 343 yards and scoring six touchdowns and quarterback Patrick Miller passed for 264 and four touchdowns in the win.

 

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

October 27th, 2013

 

 

GIRLS WATER POLO

Hannah Ryan of Madera set a new school record by making 13goals, second most in section history in a wilding win over San Joaquin Memorial 19-16 in the North Yosemite League game.

 

Porterville’s streak of 68 consecutive wins in the East Yosemite League comes to an end in a nail-biter lost to Tulare11-10.  The streak is a new Central Section Record, breaking the record held by El Diamante at 59.

 

FOOTBALL

Senior back Javin Harrison leads Washington Union over Chowchilla 42-18

as he rushed for 313 yards on 28 carries, scored one touchdown on a 61 yard run in the fourth quarter, that’s the third time in his career that he has rushed for 300 yards in one game.

 

Junior Quarterback Brandon Jones of Bakersfield Christian has the touch for throwing touchdowns as he passed for six touchdowns on 18-37-1 for 393 yards to lead his team to a big win over Wasco 47-20.  He has thrown 19 touchdowns in the last three games and 28 for the season.

 

Junior quarterback Sam Metcalf of Farmersville is on his way of rewriting many of the passing records in the Central Section, as he passed for seven touchdowns for second time this season and was 18-28-1 for 339 yards.  

He now has 31 touchdowns for the season as Farmersville beat

Laton 52-12.

 

Senior Quarterback Josh Allen of Firebaugh continues his hot hand for the season as he passed for 364 yards on 21-35-0 and four touchdowns as they beat Dos Palos 52-28.  Allen has not been intercepted this season in 215 attempts. Quarterback/Kicker Noah Croninger of Dos Palos set a new school record by making a 52 yard field goal.

 

Isaiah Justice led Bullard to a 56-13 win over San Joaquin Memorial with his passing and running as he accounted for six touchdown and 319 total yards for the game.  He passed for 167 yards to go along with four touchdowns and rushed for 152 yards and scored two times on runs of 27 and 39 yards.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

October 20th, 2013

 

  

FOOTBALL

Senior running back Richard Doctor of Lemoore scored a game high of six touchdowns on 27 carries and rushed for 306 yards as they beat Golden West 57-31.

 

Senior quarterback Tristian Hernandez leads Roosevelt to their third straight win by passing for 335 yards on 23-34-2 and two touchdowns it’s the fourth time this season he has passed for more than 300 yards in one game as they edged Hoover 35-28. 

 

DeJonte O’neal of Bullard rushed for a career high of 266 yards on 15 carries and scored four touchdowns on runs of 33, 70, 3, and 19 yards in a 55-0 win over Madera South.

 

Austin Cardoza of Exeter rushed for 259 yards on 39 carries scored a game high of five touchdowns in a 50-22 win overSelma.

 

Anthony Wood of Stockdale rushed for a career high of 237 yards on 26 carries and scored three touchdowns on runs of 5, 40 and 9 yards in a 60-35 win over Independence.

 

Senior Edgar Sequra of Mendota pushed his career total to 105 touchdowns and became the fifth player in the Central Section to rushed over 6,000 career yards as he scored five times on 29 carries and 193 yards as they beat Dos Palos 45-14.

 

Quarterback Josh Allen of Firebaugh continues his fine season by passing for 353 yards on 19-33-0 and three touchdowns as they beat Tranquillity 33-14.

Team-mate Jordan Martinez also had a fine game on 7 receptions 170 yards and one touchdown.

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

October 13th, 2013

 

Junior quarterback Brandon Jones of Bakersfield Christian set a new Central section record by passing for nine touchdowns that covered 5, 37, 29, 31, 10, 15, 29, 29 and 10 yards on 16-20-0 for a career high of 402 yards in 83-0 win over Kennedy.  Kicker Nathan DeJager made all 11 pat attempts.

 

Senior Richard Doctor of Lemoore tied a Central Section record last Thursday night as he scored eight touchdowns on runs of 10, 23, 20, 18, 22, 14, and a 95 yards kick-off return and finished the night off with a 68 run as Lemoore beat Hanford West 62-32.

 

Farmersville’s 45-35 win over Lindsay produces a record night as junior quarterback Sam Metcalf of Farmersville continues his hot streak by passing for 461 yards on 32-45-0 and six touchdowns.  Lindsay’s quarterback Alex Lara set a school record by passing for 436 yards on 22-42-3 and four touchdowns.

Team-mate Gavin Mann set three school records with 12 receptions for 335 yards and three touchdowns.  Mann’s yardage is tied for second best in section history.  A new Central Section Record between two teams was established with 10 passing touchdowns and 901 total passing yards is the second most.   

 

Senior Edgar Segura of Mendota reaches 100 career touchdowns as he scored three touchdowns on runs of 74, 34, and 24 yards on 24 carries and a game high of 244 yards as the team beat Sierra 42-13.

 

Senior Joey Cooper, the fine kicker from Highland of Bakersfield tied a Central Section record by kicking five field goals of 34, 32, 49, 24, 19 yards and now has made 10 for the season, he also had one pat in a 28-13 win over Mira Monte.

 

Kris Elizondo of Sanger a two-way starter returned two punt returns for touchdowns on 72, and 43 yards for a school record and added two more touchdowns on runs of 1, and 68 yards on 8 carries for 129 yards in a 42-7 win over Reedley.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

October 6th, 2013

 

  

 

Junior quarterback Sam Metcalf of Farmersville set two school records and tied two Section records by passing for seven touchdowns and rushed for one touchdown for a total of eight. He amazed 465 yards on 19-39-3 for thirteen best in the section history as Farmersville beat Minarets 58-41.

 

Senior quarterback Marcus McMaryion of Dinuba set a school record and tied a section by passing for seven touchdowns,good for 375 yards on 27-42-2 in a shootout against unbeatenPorterville, before an overflow crowd losing 66-52.

 

Austin Hefner, the fine kicker at Porterville High School had a career high, by making all nine pat’s and added a 20 yard field goal good for 12 kicking points for the game against Dinuba.

 

Alex Jara of Lindsay had a fine game against Fowler, by passing for 308 yards on 18-25-0 and three touchdowns in 44-7 win.

 

DeAngello Torres of El Diamante rushed for a career high of 260 yards on 19 carries and scored four touchdowns of 20, 7, 7, and 15 yards in a 49-10 win in the opening game of the West Yosemite League.

 

Senior Edgar Segura of Mendota race for 375 yards on 18 carries and scored five touchdowns that covered 14, 15, 65, 42 and 75 yards and how has 95 career touchdowns in a 69-26 runner way game.

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

September 29th, 2013

 

  

FOOTBALL

Junior Austin Cardoza of Exeter a 5’5” 139 pound played like mighty might as he established a new school record of 358 yards on 18 carries and scored a personal high of five touchdowns in a 41-16 win over Taft.

 

Elijah Cunninghan of Woodlake rushed for a new school record by rushing for 290 yards on 39 carries and scored on two short runs of 1 and 5 yards as Woodlake nipped Farmersville 29-28.

 

Fresno High School hosted Mendota last Friday night resulting in a huge 62-37 win.  The last time Fresno scored more than 60 points in one game was in 1942 against Fresno Tech 60-0. Many players contribute in the win, led by quarterback Philip Villanueva 11-19-0 236 yards and two touchdowns.  Daryl Edwards scored three touchdowns, two receiving 19, 78 yards and returned a kick-yards for 86 yards for another.  Senior Edgar Segura of Mendota rushed for 303 on 24 carries scored three touchdowns to increase his career total to 90.  

 

Elijah Porchia of Mission Oak rushed for a season high of 255 yards on 19 carries and scored three touchdowns as they beat Golden West 42-8.

 

Quarterback Josh Allen of Firebaugh stays hot for the season as he passed for 299 yards on 17-24-0 and three touchdowns in a run away win over Sierra Pacific 50-7.

 

Senior quarterback R. J. Hartman of Clovis passed for a personal best of 326 yards on 13-22-0 for three long touchdowns of 76, 62 and 74 yards in a 28-21 win over host Centennial.

 

Nathaniel Nelson of Madera had a fine Friday night game, as he passed for 267 yards on 17-28-0 and two touchdowns and ran for two touchdowns in a 30-7 win over Reedley.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

September 15th, 2013

 

 

 

FOOTBALL

Senior quarterback Josh Medina of Liberty of Bakersfield had a game to remember against host Central as they won 43-41 in three overtimes.

Medina was 23-30-0 for 226 yards and three touchdowns, he also ran for three touchdowns of 1, 6, and 1 yard and he passed for a two point conversion for the game clincher to Justin Nieto.

 

Quarterback Eric Jimenez of Central had a fine game againstLiberty as he passed for 373 yards for the game, which is the third best in school history, to go along with four touchdowns on 26-41-1.  Ten completions went to speedy receiver MichiahQuick for 178 yards and two scores.

 

Sheldon Croney of Garces ran wild for a school record of 380 yards on 26 carries and scored four touchdowns in a 49-14 win over Golden Valley.

 

David Reyes of North Bakersfield rushed for a personal high of 237 yards on

17 carries and scored on a 85 yard touchdown as North edged Mira Monte

20-13.

 

Senior Edgar Sequra of Mendota rushed for a game high of 219 yards on 12 carries and scored three touchdowns of 45, 5 and 6 yards has they belted Caruthers 41-7.  Edgar now has scored 87 career touchdowns, the sixth best in Central Section History.

 

Frazier Mountain comes back to the Central Section for the second time by blizzing Albert Einstein Academy 82-22.  Frazier Mountain scored 70 points in the first half, that ties them for the second most points scored in one half with Bakersfield, who also scored 70 points against Cal Poly SLO in 1920.  The section record is held by Selma who scored 83 points against Sanger in 1920.

 

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

September 8th, 2013

 

 

 

FOOTBALL

Porterville High School scored 36 points in the first half as they ran by Mount Whitney 80-54.  Porterville rushed for 541 yards, passed for 129 yards for a total of 670 yards.  Mount Whitneyrushed for 260 yards, 328 yards passing for 588 total yards as both teams accumulated 1,258 yards, the third most in Central Section history, the 134 points and 54 points second most. Andamo Rader ll of Porterville set a school record by returning a kick-off for

97 yard touchdown.  Quarterback Damarrea Joyce of Mt.Whitney had a fine game, passing for 322 yards and two touchdowns.

 

Senior Donnell Hill of El Diamante had two first half interceptions and returned the second interceptions for a school record of 95 yards as El Diamante shutout Tulare 34-0 in the season opener.

 

Quarterback Tristian Hernandez of Roosevelt passed for a personal best

of four touchdowns, which is also the second most in school history in a losing effort against Cesar Chavez 42-41.

 

Bolu Olorunfunmi of Clovis West set two school records by rushing for 341 yards for one record on 17 carries and scored four touchdowns of 80, 67, 27 and the 98 yard run for another school record as they came from behind to beat visitingAtascadero 47-25.

 

Isaiah Sharp of Wasco scored five touchdowns, three coming in the first quarter and rushed for 166 yards for the game as they beat Mira Monte 63-7.

 

Michael Wright of Dinuba scored five touchdowns that covered 44, 8, 4, 10 and 1 yard and rushed for 207 yards on 26 carries in a 35-13 win over Madera.

 

Kern Valley new to the Central Section this year beat Boron 53-20 as wide-receiver Cody Little caught six passes for 166 yards and four touchdowns from quarterback Dalton Gallis who passed for 192 yards on 9-12 attempts.

 

Quarterback Asauni Rufus was a one man show for Bakersfield as he rushed for 278 yards on 43 carries, scored four touchdowns plus ran for one two-point conversion in a heart-breaking lost to Oak Christian of Westlake Village 51-50.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

September 1st, 2013

 

 

 

 

BASEBALL

Junior Tovar of Selma led his team to the Division Four Section Championship in a 6-1 win over Fowler.  Tovar went 3 for 3 at the plate and batted-in a season high of 4 rbi’s, also pitched a complete 7 inning game on a 3-hitter, to go along with a career high of 13 strikeouts.

 

Danny Perez a 5’7” 170 pound senior led Firebaugh to the school’s first Baseball championship as they beat Caruthers 4-0 in a Division Five final game.  Perez pitched a 5-hitter, seven strikeouts and finishsed the season with four consecutive shutouts.  He also finished the season with a perfect

13-0 record, a school record for the most wins in one season.

 

SOFTBALL

 

Central joins Hanford and Clovis to win consecutive section championships as they beat Bullard 2-1 in a Division One Final. Central pitcher Rachel Rodriguez pitched a 4-hitter with 7 strikeouts and 1-3 at the plate.  Team-mates Jilee Schanda 2-4, 3b, run, rbi, Alyssa Avila 2-3 rbi also had a fine game.  Junior Claire Stucker of Bullard belted her ninth home run of the season in the first inning for a new school record.

 

 

Fernando Galindo of Madera High School went perfect at the plate 4 for 4 and tied a school record of 7 rbi’s as they beat Hanford West 13-4 in a Division Two playoff game.

 

Pitcher Danny Perez of Firebaugh ran his season to 12-0 in a 7 inning game with 5 strikeouts and 92 k’s for the season as they shutout Cesar Chavez 3-0 in a Division Four playoff game.

 

Danny Arciga of Caruthers was 3 for 4 at the plate and a career high of 5 rbi’s as they beat Roosevelt 12-0 in a division five playoff game.

 

Tucker Mendonca of Mount Whitney pitched a seven inning no-hitter with 7 k’s in a 7-0 win over East Bakersfield in a Division Two playoff game.

 

Ryan Potter of Kerman went 2 for4 at the plate with a home run, scored 3 times and a season high of 5 rbi’s as they beat McLane8-1 in a Division four playoff game.

 

 

SOFTBALL

 

Claire Stucker of Bullard went 3 for 4 at the plate and tied her own school record by hitting her eighth home run of the season in a 6-0 over Clovis East in a Division One Playoff game.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

May 19h, 2013

 

 

Jordan Vasquez of Monache tied a school record with five hits and also batted-in five rbi’s in a 17-3 win over Porterville in a East Yosemite League game.

 

 

SOFTBALL

Baylee Boren of Stockdale went 4-5 at the plate, which included a home run, a triple and batted in nine rbi’s which established a new school record in a 20-2 win over Bakersfield.

 

Junior Rachael Metzger of Garces went 3 for 4 at the plate with five rbi’s and set two new school records by smacking three home for the game and has twelve for the season in a 14-3 over Tehachapi.  Jillian Froehlich also had was outstanding at the plate with two home runs and five rbi’s.

 

Laura Contreras of Bullard was perfect at the plate 4 for 4 which included a grand slam and a career high of six rbi’s in a 7-1 win over Madera.

 

Melissa Castaneda of Laton pitched her 3rd no-hitter of the season in a five-inning game in a 22-0 win over Kings Christian. She was 3-5 at the plate and had five stolen bases.  Team-mateSydnee Cisneros had 3 hits, all went for doubles and ToriCastaneda had five rbi’s.

 

Mariah Vang of Roosevelt was perfect at the plate 5 for 5 hits and a school record and team-mate Jackie Frausto hit her 11thhome run of the season for another school record as they edged Fresno High 7-5 in a North Yosemite League game.

 

 

 

Jake Sweaney of Garces helps his team stay unbeaten in the Southeast Yosemite League (8-0) 20-6 season, by going 4 for 8 at bat, 2 doubles, 2 rbi’s for the week with wins over North 4-0 and Foothill 7-1.  Jake moves into third spot in the Central Section record book with 182 career hits.

 

Carlos Salazar of Kerman tied a school record with two other players with 19 strikeouts as they beat Yosemite 3-0 in a seven innings game.  Salazar is 9-1 for the season with an earn run average of 0.00, he also has a 26-2 career record.

 

Jake Thompson of Bakersfield Christian went 3-6 at the plate with a home run and a career high of seven rbi’s against Arvin 18-7 win in a South Sequoia League game.

 

Omar Gamboa of West Bakersfield had three hits, all went for extra base hits,  two doubles and one triple with a career high of seven rbi’s in a 18-4 win over South.

 

Sophomore Jeff Rogan of East Bakersfield banged out two home runs for a game high of six rbi’s in a 34-3 win over Foothill.

 

Christian Sinnott of Liberty of Bakersfield threw his first career no-hitter with 11 strikeouts in a seven inning game as they beatIndependence 2-0.

 

 

SOFTBALL

Junior Mariah Davis of Madera set a new school record with 47 hits for the season, surpassing Jocelynn Medina 46 hits in 2009.  Mariah was 2-4 at bat against Sanger in a 13-3 win and 1 for 3 against Edison, winning 9-0.  Mariah also has set a school record for runs scored in a season with 45.

 

Senior Syndee Cisneros of Laton pitched her 5th no-hitter of the season in a five inning game as they beat Farmersville 11-0 in an East Sierra League game.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

May 5th, 2013

 

  

 

Kyle Wedel of Wasco tied a school by getting five hits at seven at Bat which included two doubles and four rbi’s as the team beat Arvin 24-10 in a South Sequoia League game.

 

Robert Bennitt of North Bakersfield was perfect at the plate going five for five that tied a school record for hits in one game and he batted-in six rbi’s for a career high.  North battered Foothill 17-1 in a Southeast Yosemite League game.

 

Efrain Del Rio of Dos Palos hit for the cycle which tied a school record with Stan Holmes who hit for the cycle two times in 1976.  Efrain was 4-4 at the plate and had five rbi’s for the game as they beat Mendota 11-1 in a West Sierra League game. 

 

SOFTBALL

 

Bayleigh Heineman of North Bakersfield banged out four doubles that tied a Central Section Record with two other players as she went 4 for 4 at the plate and five rbi’s as they beat Foothill 14-3 in a Southeast Yosemite League game.

 

Junior Jeane Ortega of McFarland saw her 12 consecutive hits at bat come to an end against Orange Cove, which is the second longest in Central Section History as they won the game 14-4 in the East Sierra League.

 

Jackie Rojas of Lindsay had a memorable day at the plate by getting four hits, that included a three run double and three run triple and that produce a school record of eight rbi’s in a 31-1 win over Strathmore in a East Sequoia League game.

 

Sierra Ipsen of Riverdale set two school records by smacking two home runs, one was a grand slam and seven rbi’s, in a 12-0 win over Parlier in a West Sequoia League game.   

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

April 28th, 2013

 

  

 

Junior Jassen Oliver of Liberty of Bakersfield hit his first grand slam and a career high of five rbi’s in a 8-3 win over Frontier in a Southwest League game.

 

Junior Tre Holly of Edison went perfect at the plate, going 4 for 4 with a home run, triple and an career high of five rbi’s in a 12-9 win over Madera South in a County/Metro League game.

 

Drake Salwasser of Washington Union set a school record by hitting three triples for three rbi’s as they edged Liberty of Madera Ranchos 6-4 in a North Sequoia League game.

 

Tyler Jones of Hoover had 3 hits and all went for doubles to tie a school record as they beat Sunnyside 7-4 in a North Yosemite League game.

 

SOFTBALL

 

Bayleigh Heineman of North Bakersfield set two school records a few weeks ago by getting five hits and nine rbi’s in a non-league game against Arvin as they won 29-1.

 

Marissa Rendon of Fowler hit a grand slam and went 3 for 4 at the plate and a personal high of six rbi’s in a 16-2 win over Parlier.

 

Hailey Witt of Garces went 3 for 4 at the plate good for a personal high of six rbi’s in a shutout win over East Bakersfield 15-0.

 

Madalyn Arambula of Independence had 3 hits for the game and a career high of six rbi’s in a 15-2 win over Bakersfield.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

April 21st, 2013

 

 

Stevie Guerra of Caruthers had the game of his life by pitching a five inning perfect game with six strikeouts, at the plate Stevie had three doubles good for eightrbi’s, which is the third most in school history as they beat Parlier

19-0.

 

Senior Jake Sweaney of Garces went 2 for 4 at the plate, one rbi as they edged Highland 6-5 and 2 for 3 with a home run, two rbi’s in a 5-2 win over North.  Jake now has 172 career hits, good for fifth spot in section history.

 

Senior David Herrera of Cesar Chavez was perfect at the plate, by going 4 for 4 with two doubles and a career high of five rbi’s in a 12-6 win over Arvin.

 

Armondo Gallegos of Tulare Western went for a career high of six rib’s on two doubles and scored three times in a 17-7 over Delano.

 

SOFTBALL

Pitcher Sierra Hyland of El Diamante reaches 95 career wins, the second most wins in section history with two fine pitching performances for the week.  In the first game of the week she pitched a 3-hitter, 8 strikouts in a 9-0 win over Lemoore and came back with 10 strikeouts in a 11-0 win over Hanford West.  Team-mate sophomore Rylee Pierce hit her 14th home run for the season, the third most in section history.

 

Yazzi Gonzales of Reedley was 4 for 4 at the plate, a home run, double and a career high of six rbi’s in a 18-2 win over Fresno High.

 

Tori Castaneda of Laton had a career high of six rbi’s by going perfect at the plate 4 for 4 and scored 3 times in a 19-0 win over Orosi. 

 

Lindsay High School ends Corcoran’s East Sequoia League winning streak at 51 consecutive wins, in a 7-4 victory as J.J. Heredia did most of the damage as he went 3-3 at the plate, with one double and 4 rbi’s.

The last time Corcoran lost a league game was against Lindsay on March 24, 2009 by a score of 5-3.  Corcoran established a new section record held by Liberty of Bakersfield at 41 games.  The 51 consecutive league wins is the fourth longest in state history.

 

Fernando Espinoza of Sunnyside set a new school record by batting in six rbi’s on three doubles as they beat McLane 14-0 in a North Yosemite League game.

 

SOFTBALL

Katy McJunkin of El Diamante set two new school records by batting in seven rbi’s and was perfect at the plate at 4 for 4.  She also hit for the cycle in a 19-1 win over Hanford.

 

Pitcher Samantha Mejia a freshman at Ridgeview had a career high of 17 strikeouts in an eight inning game in a 6-5 win over Golden Valley.

 

Syndee Cisneros of Laton threw her third no-hitter of season in a five inning game as she struck-out 11 batters, striking out the final eight batters in a

14-0  win over Avenal.  Laton’s next game withTranquillity, team-mate Melissa Castaneda tossed a no-hitter and struck-out 10 batters as they won 15-0.

 

Marina Salinas of Kingsburg was perfect at the plate going 5 for 5 and set a school record with 5 hits, she also had three rbi’s for the game in a 7-4 over Exeter.

 

Kiannah Molinga of Sierra Pacific set a school record with eight rbi’s, as she hit two triples and went 3-4 at the plate in a 14-5 over Woodlake.  She came back the next day against Fowler, as they won 3-2.  Kiannah hit two home runs and three rbi’s and led her team to the championship in the Fowler Easter Classic with a 3-1 over Chowchilla as she went 3-4 hits, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 3 rbi’s.

 

 

 

BASEBALL

Frankie Schwartz of Chowchilla went 2-4 at the plate with two doubles and a career high of five rbi’s in a 10-5 win over Bear River in the Selma Kiwanis baseball tournament.

 

Eddie Torres of Frontier went 3-4 hits which included a grand slam, good for a career high of five rbi’s in a 9-3 win over Hoover in the Fresno Easter Classic.

 

Dominic Ramos of Central had two hits for the game, one a triple which produce a career high of five rbi’s in a 13-10 win over Del Campo in the Fresno Easter Classic.

 

Senior Jacob Gatewood of Clovis threw a seven inning no-hitter, and hit a double in the sixth inning, as he scored the only run of the game as they beat All-American Carlos Salazar of Kerman 1-0.   Salazar pitched 6 2/3 innings and finished with 13 strikeouts in the Fresno Easter Classic.

 

Armando Gallegos of Tulare Western pitched a seven inning no-hitter with

12 strikeouts in a 16-0 win over South Bakersfield in the Visalia/Tulare Invitational.

 

Zack Tanner of Stockdale led his team to 3rd place finish in the Scott Boras Classic, as they beat Rio Americano 10-6.  Zack went 3-4 at the plate and tied a career high of five rbi’s for the game.

 

SOFTBALL

Alisha Marshall of Selma went 2-4 at the plate with one double, and one triple good for a career high of five rbi’sas they beat Sanger 9-4 in the Kerman Easter Classic.

 

Sophomore Rylee Pierce of El Diamante went 3-3 at the plate, all three of her hits went for home runs for a new school record and now has 12 for the season and fourrbi’s, as they beat San Joaquin Memorial 11-0 in the Clovis Easter Classic.  El Diamante when on to win the Easter Classic.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

March 29th, 2013

 

 

Clovis High School coach James Patrick becomes the third coach in the Central Section to win 600 games, as his team came from behind by scoring five runs in the sixth and three in the seventh for an 8-7 win over Clovis East.

Coach Patrick now joins former coach Mike Noakes of Bullard/Central, and Ken Papi of Fresno High in the 600 win club.  Patrick is 600-209-2 in 28 years, 2 at San Joaquin Memorial and 26 at Clovis and has won 11 league championships and 7 sections.

 

Senior Jake Sweaney of Garces became the 10th player in Central Section history to join the 160 club, he went 2-7 at bat in a double header against El Diamante, as they lost the first 4-2 and came back in the second game with a 7-1 win.  Sweaney now has 161 career hits, ninth best in the section.

 

Kameron Willman of Ridgeview had a career high of sixrbi’s, as he went 3 for 5 at the plate in a 11-2 win overSouth Bakersfield

 

SOFTBALL

Brenda Acosta of Woodlake set a new school record with nine rbi’s, going 4-5 at the plate with two doubles, and one triple.  Karina Rodriguez also had a career day as she had 7 rbi’s, two doubles, and one triple in a 27-3 win over Strathmore in a East Sequoia League game.

 

Megan Salazar of Buchanan set two school records in one day against Los Banos.  Megan had eight rbi’s on two three run home runs in the 5th and 6th innings, going for 4-5 at bat in the first game, as they won 14-3.  In the second game she hit a double for two rbi’s which gave her 10 rbi’s for the day in a 4-3 win.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Erica McCall of Ridgeview High School career came to an end last week in the Southern California playoffs.  She scored 32 points, 15 rebounds, 3 blocks in a 92-73 win over J.W. North and close-out her career in a losing effort against Lynwood 60-42 as she scored 19 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks.

Erica ended her four year career with 2,655 career points, 1,986 rebounds, and

983 block shots.    

 

 

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hanford West ended their banner season in a losing effort against

Santa Barbara 65-54 in the Southern California State playoffs.  Hanford West set a school record with 27 wins and claim the school’s first section championship in division three.  Senior Jayla English finished her four year career with 1,526 points for a new school record and team-mate Kalia Parker finished her outstanding career with 1,199 points.

 

All-American Erica McCall and the Ridgeview team opened the Division ll Southern California State playoffs with two convincing wins.  The first was

a 64-47 win over Redondo Union as McCall scored 19 points, 13 rebounds,

11 block shots and 5 steals.  Second game of the week was a 58-40 win over Murrieta Valley as McCall scored 37 points, 16 rebounds and 6 block shots.  Erica now has scored 2,604 career points, 1,959 rebounds, and 976 block shots according to section history Bob Barnett.

 

BASEBALL

Junior Jake Pavletich of Garces had a career high with six rbi’s on 4-5 at the plate with one home run in a 12-2 win over Bakersfield High School.

 

Senior Jonathan Coleman of Bullard went 3-3 at the plate with a career high of

five rbi’s as they edged Centennial 8-7 in the Central Valley California Showcase.

 

SOFTBALL

Three wins a charm for senior Hunter Johnson of Exeteras she pitched all

17 innings, 22 strikeouts in a 3-1 win over Mclane, a 3-0 win over Madera South, 4-0 win over Chowchilla all in one day in the Buchanan tournament.  The Central Section record (4) held by three players.

 

 

 

 

Boys Basketball

 

Senior 6’4” Josue Salaam of Hanford West scored a game high of 35 points,

12 rebounds, and 5 assists and led his team to a 88-84 two-overtime game over Garces in the Division Two Championship game.  Josue has scored 1,652 career points which is a school record.

 

Junior Rashad 6’3” Jackson of Garces tied a season high of 34 points, pulled down 17 rebounds in a losing effort against Hanford West 88-84 in two overtimes.

Rashad has scored nearing 1,400 career points.

 

 GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

Senior 6’3” Erica McCall of Ridgeview showed why she is the best player in the Central Section and was chosen to play in the McDonald All-American game as she scored 31 points, pulled down 15 rebounds, and 4 block shots has they ran past Garces 65-38 in the Division three championship game.  Erica now has scored 2,548 career points, 1,930 rebounds, and 959 block shots according to section historian Bob Barnett.

 

Senior 5’10”  Rachol West of Garces scored a team high of 16 points in a losing effort against Ridgeview 65-38. Rachol has become the 18th player to score over 2,000 career points, she now has scored 2,057 points.  College scouts keep an eye on her sister Celeste a 6’2” freshman who is averaging 16 points and 16 rebounds for the season.  

 

SOFTBALL

Dayna Manser had career high of five rbi’s as San Joaquin Memorial blasted Mission Oak 13-1 at the Redwood Invitational.

 

Rylee Pierce of El Diamante went 3-4 for the plate, which included one home run, scored 2 times and batted in a career high of 6 rbi’s as they edged Clovis North 8-7.

 

 

 

Boys Basketball

 

Senior Phillip Randles of Edison scored a personal high of 38 points and made six 3’s for the game in a 95-31 win over Centennial.  He scored only 9 points in a 68-64 overtime lost to Clovis North which gave him a total of 1,027 career points.

 

Anthony Zataray of Coalinga led his team to a 59-49 victory over Sierra Pacific as he scored a career high of 30 points.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

Hanford edged Edison 83-74 in overtime as two of the Central Section’s most talented players put on a show before 1,200 fans.  Senior Bayli MClard of Hanford scored a career high of 39 points 22 rebounds and 15-18 at the free-throw line, and has scored 1,786 career points.  Edisonwas led by 5’3” freshman Aarion McDonald with 42 points a new school record, 31 coming in the second half.  No freshman in the history of the Central Section which includes the great Jackie White of San Joaquin Memorial and Niki Blue of West Bakersfield has led the section in scoring with 25.7 and scored a eye-popping 694 points in 27 games according to section history Bob Barnett.

 

Hannah Ramirez of Shafter ended her four years of varsity play, when she scored 12 points in a losing effort against Tehachapi 43-33.  Hannah set a school record with 1,782 career points and made over 200 3’s.

 

BASEBALL

 

Garces beat Bakersfield Christian 4-1 in the third game of the season, as senior Jake Sweaney went 0-2 at the plate which ended his 34 game hitting streak spanding over the last two seasons.  Jake had hits in all 32 games he played in 2012 season.  Jake’s 34 consecutive games hitting ties a section record with Clay Cederquist of Fowler in 2008.

 

Adam Rivera of Dinuba was perfect at bat 5 for 5 with 3rbi’s in a 13-1 win over Seaside and came back in the second game with a home run as they won 16-6.

 

 

 

Boys Basketball

 

Senior Matt Howard of Fresno Christian scored a career high of 32 points and pulled down a whopping 22 rebounds as they beat Fowler 53-40.

 

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

Stockdale of Bakersfield stormed past Bakersfield 68-40 to give coach Glen Hager 444 career wins which breaks the Central Section record of 443 wins by Karen Wood.  Coach Hager has won 11 league championships, 4 sections and 5 times runner-up in his 21 years at Stockdale and will retire from coaching after this season.

Earlier in the week Nakia Page scored a career high of 31 points in a blow-out win over Frontier 86-26.

 

Sophomore Idalis Rubalcava of Sierra Pacific had a nice game as she scored a career high of 33 points, to go along with 4 assists, 5 rebounds, and 6 steals as they beat Corcoran 54-43.

 

 

 

Boys Basketball

 

Junior Kyle Hurt of Kings Christian scored 35 points with 5 3’s in a 49-48 win over Orange Cove and came back with 25 points, 8-8 FT’s in a narrow lost to McFarland 62-55.

 

Joel Plascencia of Mendota scored a career high of 44 points, which is also the  2nd best in school history as they beat Firebaugh 78-58.

 

Junior Ronchel Ortal of Orosi continues to lead the team in scoring as he pumped in 30 points in a narrow win over Farmersville 54-49 to stay in first place in league.

 

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

Junior Emily Anderson of Clovis West scored a season high of 33 points in a 80-44 win over Central to stay unbeaten in league play.

 

Senior Rachol West of Garces scored a season high of 39 points, 7 assists, 7 steals, 6 rebounds in a 81-28 win over North.  Rachol came back in the second game of the week to score 30 points as they beat Foothill 69-18.  Rachol  hasscored over 1,900 career points in her four years of varsity play.

 

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

February 10th, 2013

 

  

 

 

Boys Basketball

 

Junior Braxton Huggins of Mira Monte of Bakersfieldscored 35 points in a losing effort 68-60 against Ridgeview.  Braxton came back with 30 points in a 51-36 win over Golden Valley.

 

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

Senior Brittany Sims of Edison led her team with 24 points as she scored 12 of her teams 14 points in the fourth quarter in a 56-51 win over Bullard.  Freshman AarionMcDonald led Bullard with 34 points.

Brittany came back in the second game of the week to score a career high of 36 points, which is tied for the fifth best in school history.  Brittany also pulled down 16 rebounds in a 93-21 win over Sanger.

 

Aarion McDonald scored 30 points, the seventh time this season she as scored more than 30 points in one game as they beat Madera 93-21.

 

 

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

February 3rd, 2013

 

  

 

 

Boys Basketball

Senior Casey Blunt of Sierra High School scored 47 points as he keeps the new school record in the family, breaking the old record held by his brother Jake Blunt of 43 points in 2012.  Host Sierra forged a tie in North Sequoia League play as beat Washington Union 75-63.

 

Junior Kushbir Thind of Caruthers tied a school record by pouring in 44 points, 27 coming in the second half in a 72-54 win over Fowler.  Kushbir was a dead-eye from the field, making 19-25 field goals attempts, and 5-6 at the three-throw line.  He also scored 24 points against Minarets, as they won 81-67.

 

Junior Blake Shannon scored a season low of only four points in a 71-41 win over Tulare Western.  Blake came back with a 30 point performance in a showdown of unbeaten league teams with a 71-54 win over Tulare High School Redskins, snapping their 53 consecutive West Yosemite League streak, which dates back to 2009.

 

Greg Torres of Farmersville scored a career high of 34 points in a 72-53 win over Kings Christian.

 

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

Freshman Aarion McDonald of Bullard had two fine games in league play last week to stay unbeaten in league play, as she scored 30 points in a 85-25 win over Sanger and came back with 37 points in a 72-52 win over Madera. Bullard will play at Edison Tuesday in unbeaten in league.

 

Corissa Turley of Redwood made seven three-pointer, good for a game high of 34 points as they beat Mt. Whitney 77-36.  

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

January 27th, 2012

 

  

 

 

Girls Soccer

Central Valley Christian girls soccer team Central Sequoia league winning streak came to an end at 112 consecutive wins dating back to 2002, in a 1-1 tie against Exeter.  Central Valley Christian at 112-0-1 will continue record play as they are set to smash another section record held by Stockdale of Bakersfield at 114-0-3 unbeaten league streak from 1999-2011.

 

Boys Basketball

Freshman Colin Slater of Clovis North set a school record by scoring 36 points in a 80-74 win over Clovis West.  Sophomore Michael Orlich led Clovis West with 31 points.

 

Junior Shakor Major of Washington Union scored a career high of 35 points, 15-21 from the free throw line and pulled down 17 rebounds in a 56-53 win over Chowhchilla.  Shakor also scored 23 points, 13 rebounds over Kerman in league play.

 

Kushbir Thind of Caruthers scored a game high of 32 points as they buried Riverdale 70-29.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

Freshman Celeste West of Garces scored a personal high of 36 points in a

75-32 win over North Bakersfield.

 

Megan Lee of Buchanan scored a career high of 31 points in a narrow win over Central 58-56.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

January 20th, 2012

 

 

 

Boys Basketball

 

Junior Kushbir Thind of Caruthers was perfect at the three-throw line, going

13 for 13, and scored a team high of 35 points as Caruthers edged Coalinga 60-56 in a non-league game.

 

Kane Cooper of Selma scored a career high of 34 points as they beat Sierra 65-57 and came back with 16 points against Kermanin a 68-51 win in non-league games.

 

Josue Salaam of Hanford West scored a game high of 33 points, as they beat Golden West 72-61 in a West Yosemite League game.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

Junior guard Samantha Earl of Clovis High School scored a career high of

33 points in leading her team to the biggest win of the year over #1 Stockdale

70-64 in overtime.

 

Junior guard Dashayla Johnson of Tulare Western, one of the finest players in the Central Section scored 30 points in a 58-30 win over Mt. Whitney.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

January 13th, 2012

 

 

Boys Basketball

 

Senior Josue Salaam of Hanford West had a productive week by scoring a season high of 38 points in a 74-65 win over Lemoore, 31 points against Redwood in a 69-53 win and 17 points against Buchanan in a losing effort

62-53.

Junior Rashad Jackson of Garces scored a season high of 34 points, and went 13-17 at the free-throw line in a 90-88 win over Mission Oak in the Garces Holiday Hoops Challenge.

 

Junior Elray Coleman of West Bakersfield scored a career high of 38 points in a losing effort 84-78 in two overtimes Mira Monte in the Holiday hoops Challenge.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

Abrina Salas of Kings Christian scored a career high of 36 points against Firebaugh as they won 53-30 in the Parlier Invitational.

 

Jayla English of Hanford West scored a season high of 30 points as they were edged by Redwood 62-61 in a West Yosemite League game.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

January 6th, 2012

 

MILESTONES

 

Boys Basketball

Sophomore sharpshooter Adam Martinez set a new school record by making nine three-point field goals (9-14) for the game, good for 27 points against Firebaugh in the Liberty Hawk Classic as they scored a 59-14 win.

 

Junior Kushbir Thind of Caruthers scored a game high of 27 points as they beat Liberty-Madera Ranchos 77-35 in the FrankAinley Classic.  Kushbir saw his 30 consecutive three-throws come to an end, which tied him for third best in section history.

 

Blake Shannon set a school record by scoring a career high of 43 points, by going 13-15 at the free-throw line, 22 points came in the first half as they beat Redwood 85-72 in the semi-finals of the Polly Wilhelmsen Tournament.

Blake came back in the finals to score 35 points, which included six 3-pointer as Mission Oak won 77-73 win over Tulare.  Blake was chosen MVP of the Tournament and led the tournament in scoring with 118 points.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Junior Erin Pallesi of Selma scored a career high of 31 points as they edged  Redwood 75-70 in the Championship game of the Tulare Mid-Winter Showcase. Selma ran there season record to 17-0, the best start in school history.

 

Senior Erica McCall of Ridgeview played an all-round outstanding game against unbeaten Garces, as they won 59-38. Erica scored a game high of 32 points, 15 rebounds, and added 10 block shots in the Stockdale Holiday Round-Up.

 

Senior Corissa Turley of Redwood scored 30 points in a 64-54 win over Western.  Junior Dashayla Johnson led Western with a game high 34 points in a losing effort in the Mid-Winter Showcase.

 

Freshman Aaron McDonald the fine freshman from Bullard of Fresno scored 34 points and 87 points for three games as her team won third place in the Coral Division of the West Coast Jamboree.

 

Junior Samantha Earl of Clovis scored 30 points against Marinain the Larry Doyle Orange County Championships as they won 66-43.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

December 30th, 2012

 

  

 

December 16th, 2012

 

Aaron Deatherage of Chowchilla scored a career high of 32 points in a 58-47 win over Madera in the Active 20/30 Madera South Classic.

 

Josue Salaam of Hanford West, a four year starter tied a season high by scoring 32 points in a losing effort againstTulare 76-63.  Tulare was led by Keonta Vernon with 23 points and record setting quarterback Oscar Reyes added 20 points.

 

Braxton Huggins, the fine player from Mira Monte scored 30 points against Tehachapi in a 64-62 win.

 

Eli Singh of Kingsburg scored a career high of 30 points, as they beat Reedley 86-47 in a non-league game.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Senior Corissa Turley has played on the varsity since being a freshman,  scored a career high of 40 points, the third best in school history, to go along with 13 rebounds, 5 block shots, and she made 5 3’s in a non league win over Edison 54-49 win.

 

Aaron McDonald of Bullard scored a career high of 34 points,that ties

Michelle Lewis in 1988 for the third best in school history as they beat Yosemite in a 71-32 lopsided win.

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

 

 

 

Boys Basketball

Junior Murshid Randle of Central scored a career high of 44 points, which is also the second best in school history as the team ran past Tulare 92-82 in the Kings County Classic. Tulare’s 6’6” big man Keonta Vernon knocked down 28 points.

 

Tim Pena of Garces scored a career high of 33 points on 10-15 shooting and was 13-15 at the free-throw line, losing in a nail-biter to Frontier 72-69.

 

Sharp Shooter Kushbir Thind of Caruthers had a outstanding week by scoring 32 points in a 90-51 win over Firebaugh and came back with 30 points in a

77-51 win over Mendota.

 

Senior Phillip Randles of Edison of Fresno scored a career high of 30 points and made six three-point field goals in a 99-86 win over Tulare.  Keonta Vernon scored 32 points for Tulare.

 

Junior Ronchel Ortal of Orosi scored a season high of 32 points in a 71-47 win over Parlier in the Immanuel Tournament.

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

Samantha Earl of Clovis scored a season high of 34 points in the semi-finals of the Hoover Holiday Classic as they edged Bullard 68-65.  She scored 25 points in a losing effort 52-46 againstHanford in the Championship game.

 

Junior DeShayla of Tulare Western show her skills in the Hoover Holiday Classic as she scored 37 points against Hoover 69-50 win, 37 points against Bullard losing 81-45, 35 points against Clovis North, 23 points vs Yosemite, 15 points vs Sunnyside and was chosen to the all tournament team.

 

 

By Bob Barnett

Central Section Historian

 

 

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

All good things come to an end.  That’s want happened last Friday night at the Central Valley Showdown in the Clovis West gym when the Ridgeview girls snapped Hanford High School winning streak of 97 games against Central Section teams dating back to the 2007 season against Yosemite in the Division three finals 62-50.   Senior Erica McCall, the fine 6’3” center led Ridgeview in scoring with 26 points, 21 rebounds and 11 block shots as they won 73-49.

 

Senior Jayla English of Hanford West reached 1,000 career points as she scored 16 points and 14 rebounds as Hanford West beat Wasco 72-28 at the Corcoran tournament.

 

Boys Basketball

Ramon Chavez of Kerman scored a career high of 35 points, which is also the sixth best in school history in the finals of the Kerman Kiwanis Classic as they beat Sanger 60-46.

 

FOOTBALL

Garces football team set a new Central Section for the most points scored in a season with 689, which surpassed Clovis West 648 points in 1993.  Wasco finished one point behind Garces with 688 points.

 

Kamari Cotton-Moya of Ridgeview, the senior quarterback runs for 265 yards two touchdowns, passes for 130 yards two touchdowns, good for a total of 385 yards for the game and also sets another school record by running 97 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter as they smoother Dinuba 55-14 in the Division three finals.   

 

 

Senior Running back Errian Wingfield of Sunnyside High Schoolrushed for 208 yards on 35 carries and scored three touchdowns of 2, 80, and 5 yard runs against powerful Garces High School 61-33, ending his high school career with 5,038 yards, the eleventh best in section history.  Team-mate Ronneil Yancy scored on a 92 yard kick-off return for a touchdown in the first quarter, which is the third longest in school history.

 

Senior Quarterback Cruise Adams of Garces set a new school record by passing for five touchdowns on 10-16-0 for 287 yards against Sunnyside.

 

Junior Omar Duarte of Dinuba rushed for a career high of 225 yards on 26 carries and scored two touchdowns of 50 and 2 yard runs as they beat Porterville 35-21.

 

Junior quarterback of Dinuba Marcus McMaryion passed for three touchdowns on 14-21-1 for 181 yards which gives him a total of 41 touchdowns for the season.  Marcus is now tied with former Kingsburg star Tyler Bray for third best in section history.

 

Freshman Isaiah Jones of Porterville played in the final two games of the season and rushed for a season high of 260 yards on 23 carries and scored one touchdown on an 88 yard run against Dinuba, which gives him 442 yards for two games.

 

 

Sophomore quarterback Nathanial Nelson of Madera had one of the most productive years in school history by breaking Mark Barsotti's season record of 2,410 yards in 1986.  Nathanial finished the season with 2,460 yards and passed for 25 touchdowns which tied Barsotti for second best in school history.  Madera ended their season last week against Dinuba, losing 55-28.

 

Senior Reed Robertson of Garces tied a school record by making all ten Pat’s, he also kick a field goal, which set a school record with 13 kicking points for the game in a lopsided win over Kingsburg 73-14. 

 

Senior quarterback Cruise Adams of Garces had one his finest passing game of the season, he passed for 300 yards 14-19-1 and four touchdowns against Kingsburg, which is the third best in school history.  Earlier in the season he set the school record with 370 yards against San Luis Obispo.

 

Senior Cody Styles of Strathmore ended his career with remarkable game of 480 total offense yards against Farmersville losing 27-22 in a nail-biter. Cody rushing for 291 yards on 34 carries and scored three touchdowns, he returned a kick-off for 87 yards, plus a 87 yard interception, and 15 yards on a pass reception.

 

Senior running back Errain Wingfield of Sunnyside rushed for 278 yards on 34 carries and scored four touchdowns of 3, 2, 72, 42 yards and pushed his total for the season to 30.  Errain has rushed for 4,840 yards in three years, and needs 61 yards to become the 12 player in section history to reach 5,000 career yards.

 

Quarterback/running back Kamari Cotton-Moya, a do everthing atRidgeview High School became the first player in school history to rush for 300 yards in a game.  He rushed for 322 yards on 13 carries, 261 yards coming in the first half. He also set a school record by scoring six touchdowns on runs of 39,70,31,30,48,25 and passed for 148 yards in a 56-35 win over Delano.

 

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