Vikings compete at Woodlake

The Kingsburg High cross-country teams competed Saturday in the Woodlake Invitational at Lake Kaweah. The races were 5,000 meters (3.1 miles).  

Madera won the boys division with 25 points and Kingsburg was fifth with 112.

Madera’s Gursharan Singh won the boys race in 17:35.61. For Kingsburg, Wyatt Ward was 14th in 20:12.68, followed by Adam Garza (27th, 21:11.42), Dawson Silva (35th, 23:35.43) and Emmanuel Fabela (38th, 24:04.80).

Madera also took the girls division with 16 points, led by first-place finisher Unique Ford (19:57.95).  

For Kingsburg, Kayla Bacon took 19th in 25:59.02, followed by teammates Sydney Luttrell (20th, 26:18.19) and Paige Coddington (22nd, 29:33.69).

Selma JVs rally to beat CVC 

The Selma High junior varsity football team fell behind Central Valley Christian by two touchdowns, then stormed back for a 33-27 victory. The win kept the Bears unbeaten. 

Trailing 13-0, Selma got on the scoreboard with 6:03 left in the second quarter on a 23-yard pass from Aaron Blancas to Brycen Carrasco. 

The Bears then took the lead on an interception return for a touchdown with 4:24 left in the half by Blancas, putting Selma ahead 14-13. 

A 17-yard TD run by Blancas with 3:31 left in the half gave Selma a 21-13 lead before CVC closed to within 21-19 with 4:42 left in the third quarter on a long TD run. 

A 59-yard TD run by Chris Rosas with 1:50 left in the third quarter gave Selma some breathing room at 27-19, but CVC bounced back to tie it with another long TD run and a two-point conversion with seven seconds left in the third quarter.  

A 28-yard TD run by Rosas with 5:43 left in the game quarter stood up as the game-winner for Selma (6-0, 1-0).  

The Cavaliers out-gained Selma 363 to 310, but Selma led in first downs 15 to 12. 

Rosas rushed eight times for 105 yards and two TDs and Blancas nine times for 69 yards and one TD for Selma. 

Ulices Reynaga caught two passes for Selma for 26 yards and Carrasco latched onto one for 23 yards and a score. 

Josh White paced Selma with five tackles, Noah Cedeno had three, Blancas 2 1/2 and Aaron Moreno and Louis Armendariz 1 1/2 each. 

Selma volleyball concludes hectic week

The Selma High girls volleyball team had a busy week, losing a pair of Central Sequoia League matches and going 2-3 in the Hoover tournament.

Selma lost 3-1 to visiting Dinuba on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Genesis Rodriguez had 23 digs for the Bears, Caitlyn Hansen had 10 kills and 17 digs and Mia Salinas contributed 13 assists.

The Bears fell to host Central Valley Christian 3-0 on Thursday. Clarissa Moreno had five kills and a block for Selma, Caylin Lopez had nine assists and seven digs and Hansen chipped in with four kills, seven digs and two blocks.

In the Hoover tourney Friday and Saturday, Selma lost to Redwood 2-0, Mt. Whitney 2-0 and Hanford 1-0 and defeated McLane 2-1 and Fresno 1-0. 

Kingsburg volleyball blanked

The Kingsburg girls volleyball team followed its big win against Central Valley Christian on Tuesday, Oct. 3 by falling to Exeter 3-0 on Thursday.

The Monarchs (19-12 overall, 3-1 Central Sequoia League) prevailed 25-10, 25-20, 25-17. Corrinne Acosta led the Monarchs with nine kills, six aces and 14 digs. The loss dropped Kingsburg to 12-6, 1-2 at match’s end. 

Kingsburg routs Dinuba

The Kingsburg High girls water polo team defeated Dinuba 17-1 on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Sofia Righetti led the Vikings with five goals and two assists, Jessica Burch-Konda had two goals, Jillian Gipson two goals and three assists, Mikayla Vierra three goals, Bridgette Garcia three goals and four assists and Tara Fry two goals and one assist.

Garcia leads Kingsburg past Exeter

Bridgette Garcia scored seven goals, had two assists and two steals on Wednesday, Oct. 4 to lead Kingsburg High’s girls water polo team to an 11-5 win against Exeter.

Also for the Vikings, Mikayla Vierra had one goal, one assist and three steals; Sofia Righetti had two goals and four steals; and Tara Fry had one goal and two assists. 

John Murphy can be reached at 583-2413 or