Vikings run in Fresno

The Kingsburg High cross-country teams ran in the Golden Eagle Invitational on Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno.

Madera South won the boys frosh-soph race with 56 points and Hoover’s Adam Yang was the top runner across in 17:49.9. Kingsburg’s Ivan Gonzalez took 33rd in 19:59.0.

Ventura took the boys JV race with 39 points and Arroyo Grande’s Jacob Nichols was the top finisher in 17:27.9.

Paso Robles won the boys varsity division with 74 points and Stockdale’s Marcus Mota won the race in 15:51.3. Kingsburg’s Wyatt Ward took 145th in 19:49.1 and his teammate Adam Garza was 170th in 21:21.6.

All race lengths were 5,000 meters.

Ventura won the girls JV race with 28 points and its runner Samantha Prehn was first across in 21:11.9.

Ventura also took the girls varsity division with 24 points and Kingsburg was 21st with 643 points. Ventura’s Madeline Locher won the race in 19:03.0 and Kingsburg’s Rajvir Rai was 127th in 24:58.7. Also from Kingsburg, Kayla Bacon was 141st in 25:37.6 and Paige Coddington was 158th in 28:17.5.

Selma falls to Woodlake; wins volleyball tourney

The Selma High volleyball team fell to visiting Woodlake 3-0 on Thursday, Sept. 14. The scores were 25-22, 25-21, 25-18.

Caitlyn Hansen led Selma with 15 kills, Gurleen Brar had 11 kills and Caylin Lopez 19 assists. Hansen also had 14 digs and five aces.  

Selma was 5-2 following the loss, while Woodlake improved to 3-5. 

“Although we lost this was a breakout game for Caitlin and Gurleen,” Selma coach Montana Lowe said. “We were missing two starters, which was huge for us.”

Selma (9-2) on Saturday, Sept. 16 won the Farmersville Tournament by going unbeaten. 

Hansen was the most valuable player and Brar an all-tournament player.  

Selma JVs down Roosevelt

The Selma High junior varsity football team defeated Roosevelt 38-14 on Friday night.

Chris Rosas led Selma with nine rushes for 136 yards and one touchdown and Jacob Valdez chipped in with 12 carries for 98 yards and two touchdowns, while Aaron Moreno had nine carries for 61 yards and one TD.

Selma quarterback Eddie Avalos completed two of three passes for 45 yards and one TD.

Moreno led the Bears with four tackles, Josh White and JC Guerrero had 3.5 apiece.

Louie Armendarez and Dejon Giddens also had TD runs of three and 71 yards, respectively, for the Bears. Aaron Blancas caught a 7-yard TD pass.

Selma out-gained Roosevelt 372 to 208 and had 22 first downs to eight for the Rough Riders.

Selma freshmen blank Rough Riders

The Selma High freshmen football team defeated Roosevelt 32-0 on Thursday night.

Quarterback Joseph Ramirez complete all six of his passes for Selma for 86 yards.

Ramon Gonzalez led the Bears in rushing with 50 yards on four carries.

Ramirez had TD runs of 23 and three yards for Selma, Josh Nunez had a 21-yard TD run, Gonzalez ran one in from 18 and Jericho Falcon ran for a 37-yard TD.

Selma out-gained Roosevelt 233 to 27 and had 16 first downs to two for the Rough Riders.

Royal Valle led the Bears with 6 ½ tackles and Jon Ambrose had 5 ½. Managing four tackles for Selma was Juan Bocanegra and Josh Nunez had two. 

Bears compete at Sanger 

Selma competed in the Sanger Invitational cross-country meet on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Reedley won the boys varsity race with 61 points. Reedley’s Cristian Gomez had the top time, running the three-mile course in 15:31.39. Selma’s Christopher Alatorre was 101st in 19:16.66 and his teammate Ricardo Rubio was 107th in 10:28.15.

McFarland finished first in the girls three-mile varsity race with 37 points. Hilda Gonzalez of McFarland won the race in 18:22.96, Selma’s Alleida Martinez was 29th in 21:08.96 and the Bears’ Aliyah Garcia was 33rd in 21:25.11. Also for the Bears, Lilly Flores finished 86th in 24:42.86 and Geetika Purwaha was 104th in 25:52.67.

Sanger won the freshmen boys race with 13 points. Clovis North’s George Yamashita won the two-mile race in 11:15.07. Selma’s DJ Perez was 25th in 12:37.80.

Frontier won the sophomore boys division with 59 points. Sunnyside’s Aaron Rubio won the two-mile race in 13:59.70, Selma’s Juan Aragon was 10th in 12:09.79 and Aragon’s teammates Angel Herrera and Nathan Montalvo finished 38th and 68th in 13:14.82 and 15:49.39, respectively.

Clovis West won the boys JV division with 15 points. Clovis West's Michael Vaquilar won the race in 17:18.20.

Sanger won the girls frosh-soph division with 31 points. Clovis's Jessica Valles won the two-mile race in 12:44.94. Selma’s Monse Flores was 75th in 18:10.54.

Kingsburg sixth

The Kingsburg boys water polo team played in the Golden West Invitational in Visalia over the weekend and won three matches and lost two, finishing sixth.

The Vikings won against Granite Hills (13-4), Hanford West (11-3) and El Diamante (11-8) and lost to Golden West (16-11) and Garces Memorial (10-8).

Satoshi Shinkawa led Kingsburg in scoring.

Selma girls tennis routs Exeter

The Selma High girls tennis team defeated Exeter 8-1 on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Selma received wins from singles players Clarissa Condit (7-5, 6-2), Alina Lopez (6-0, 6-0), Angelica Morfin (6-1, 6-1), Emily Sanchez (6-0, 4-0 – retire), Laura Vasquez (6-1, 6-10 and Gisselle Guzman 96-3, 6-0).

Managing doubles victories for Selma were Lopez/Morfin (8-3) and a Selma team whose names were not available (8-5).

Madera too much for Selma polo

The Selma boys water polo team fell to Madera 14-4 on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Sonny Bianchi had two goals for Selma and Jacob Harris and William Winter had one each. Conner Huber had eight goals for Madera.

Kingsburg wins cluster meet 

The Central Sequoia League cluster meet was held recently at Kings River Golf Course. 

Kingsburg won the meet, followed in order by Immanuel, Central Valley Christian, Dinuba, Selma and Exeter. 

Sam Collins and Morgan Oehlschlager led the way for the Vikings with 22 points apiece, followed by Ally Trigueiro (15), Korinne Henslee (14), Morgan Waldner (13) and Jordyn Maxfield (7).

Vikings, Bears compete 

The Kingsburg and Selma girls golf teams competed in a mini tournament last week.

Central Valley Christian scored nine points in the stableford format, Immanuel had seven and Kingsburg six. Following Kingsburg, Dinuba had five, Selma four and Exeter three.

For Kingsburg, Morgan Oehlschlaeger had 14 points, Sam Collins 12, Korinne Henslee and Morgan Waldner 11 apiece and Ally Trigueiro five.  

Bear girls polo team falls 

The Selma High girls water polo team lost to host Edison 10-5 on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Further details were unavailable. 

Perez second in Fresno

Magali Perez of Selma’s Way of the Fist martial arts studio recently won her first amateur boxing fight while taking second place in a Fresno tournament.


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