Bears, Vikings in cluster meet

Selma and Kingsburg high schools competed in the Central Sequoia League cluster meet on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Exeter High.

Dinuba with 20 points won the boys varsity division. Following Dinuba were Exeter (74), Central Valley Christian (80), Selma (82) and Kingsburg (97).

Central Valley Christian’s Garrin Schapp won the race in 15:41.50. Kingsburg’s Ivan Gonzalez was 14th in 18:19.30, followed by his teammates Wyatt Ward (15th, 18:23.00) and Mason Waldner (16th, 18:43.60). Selma’s Christopher Alatorre was 18th in 18:58.90 and the Bears’ Ricardo Rubio was 20th in 19:17.60.

Dinuba also won the girls varsity division with 35 points. Dinuba was followed by Exeter (48), Selma (61) and CVC (83).

Exeter’s Rosalinda Dixon won the race in 19:11.70. Selma’s Mari Vasquez was fifth in 20:52.10, followed by teammates Alleida Martinez (sixth, 20:55.60) and Aliyah Garcia (seventh, 21:05.30). Kingsburg’s Rajvir Rai was 18th in 22:47.70.

Dinuba also won the junior varsity boys division, with 19 points. Following Dinuba was Immanuel (50), Kingsburg (82) and Exeter (87).

Leo Jimenez of Dinuba won the JV boys race in 17:55.70. Kingsburg’s Tyler Koons came in eighth in 20:33.50.

Exeter won the JV girls division, though Dinuba’s Aimy Ortiz won the race in 23:26.80.

Selma tennis blanks Dinuba

Selma defeated Dinuba 9-0 Thursday in Central Sequoia League tennis.

In singles, Clarissa Condit topped Ariel Prado 6-2, 6-3; Alina Lopez topped Isalia Gallo 6-1, 6-0; Angelica Morfin defeated Ashley Flores 6-1, 6-1; Emily Sanchez topped Jackie Mendoza 6-1, 6-0; Laura Vasquez beat Perla Nunez 6-2, 6-2; and Gisselle Guzman downed Jojo Ajayi 6-1, 6-0.

In doubles, Condit/Morfin defeated Prado/Flores 8-6; Lopez/Guzman downed Mendoza/Nunez 8-1 and Lopez/Salazar topped Rodriguez/Aguilar 8-2.

The win improved Selma to 3-1 in league.

Selma volleyball blanked twice

The Selma volleyball team fell in a pair of matches last week, losing 3-0 to host Exeter on Monday, Sept. 25, (the scores were 25-10, 25-10, 25-16) and 3-0 to host Immanuel on Thursday, Sept. 28, (25-12, 25-14, 25-9).

Against Exeter, Gurleen Brar had four kills and Clarissa Moreno five digs.

Genesis Rodriguez helped lead the way against Immanuel with 20 digs, while Brar had six kills and Caylin Lopez 10 assists. 

Vikings win mini tourney

Kingsburg won the Central Sequoia League mini tournament on Tuesday, Sept. 26, with 161 points in the 18-hole match.

Following the Vikings in the stableford format were: Central Valley Christian (145), Immanuel (144), Dinuba (111), Exeter (110) and Selma (DQ).

For Kingsburg, Morgan Oehlschlaeger had 44 points and Jordyn Maxfield had 33.

“It was a great effort with five girls scoring 25 or more points,” Kingsburg coach Todd Brown said. 

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 (6-3, 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). 

‘Way of the Fist’ excels  

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.

Four Way of the Fist competitors also stood out at the recent Central Valley Sport Karate Tournament in Exeter.

Christian Gonzalez was first in fighting in the men’s 30-and-over division. Leshawn McLaughlin was second among brown belts in the 11-13 boys division. Christian Gonzalez Jr. was second among green belts and Quincy McLaughlin was third among brown belts in the boys 14-16 division.

John Murphy can be reached at 583-2413 or