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HANFORD – For the second straight week, San Joaquin Memorial didn't have problems scoring against a team from Kings County.

This time around, its defense was a little more stingy.

A week after holding on to beat Lemoore 53-46, the Panthers traveled to Kings County to beat host Hanford West 55-7 at the Neighbor Bowl Saturday night.

Memorial (3-0) went to work quickly, leading 26-0 after the first quarter and 55-0 at the half against Hanford West (2-1).

For the Huskies, quarterback Ethan Natera was 15-of-25 for 110 yards with two interceptions.

On the ground, Jayron Jenkins rushed 8 times for 30 yards and a touchdown, which came in the final minutes.

Memorial quarterback Alec Trujillo was 17-of-24 for 271 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. On the ground, the Panthers were led by Leonard Glass, who rushed eight times for 114 yards and two touchdowns.

Hanford West returns home Sept. 15 to face Sierra Pacific in the Battle of the Claws.

Buchanan 49, Lemoore 0

LEMOORE – The Bears jumped early on their way to a shutout win over the Tigers.

Buchanan led 21-0 after the first quarter and 42-0 at the half.

The game ended with a running clock due to mercy rule.

With the loss, Lemoore falls to 1-2 on the season.

The Tigers host Sanger Sept. 15.

Laton 36, Riverdale Christian 8

RIVERDALE – Two weeks ago, the Mustangs had lost 30 games in a row.

Now, Laton has a different kind of streak – winning one.

Laton jumped out to an 18-0 lead at the half and cruised to their second straight win.

Mustangs quarterback Tysen Westfall threw for 128 yards (2 touchdowns) and rushed for 120 yards (one touchdown) in the win.

For Laton, Rigo Jimenez added three catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns.

With the win, Laton is now 2-1.

Avenal 26, Corcoran 20

CORCORAN – The Buccaneers knocked off the Panthers in a matchup of Kings County teams both looking for their first win of the season.

With the win, Avenal improves to 1-2. Corcoran falls to 0-3.

Corcoran travels to Liberty (Madera Ranchos) Sept. 15. Avenal has a bye week.

Kings Christian 64, Cuyama Valley

LEMOORE – The Crusaders had an offensive onslaught, picking up a nonleague win Friday.

With the win, Kings Christian improves to 2-1 on the season.

The Crusaders open Central Sierra (8-man) League play Sept. 15 against Frazier Mountain (Lebec).


Huskies move to 12-0

Madison Sousa had a team-high 18 kills and three blocks and Hanford West extended its best start in school history with a 25-21, 25-18, 27-25 win over Reedley Thursday.

For Hanford West, Domonique Ambers added 16 digs and Ashley Dunn had 11 assists in the win.

The Huskies next game is Tuesday in their West Yosemite League opener against Lemoore and a matchup of two of the top teams in the league.

Lemoore 8-3

LEMOORE – The Tigers followed up a successful trip to the Bishop Gorman Invitational with a 3-1 win over Tulare Union this past week.

Against the Tribe, Lemoore won 25-19, 25-22, 20-25, 25-18.

In Las Vegas, Lemoore went opened the tournament 3-0 to move to the gold bracket before losing to Bishop Gorman, Nevada's top ranked team. The Tigers ended with another loss to finish 3-2.

Lemoore's next game is Tuesday at Hanford West to open West Yosemite League play.

Sierra Pacific 3, Hanford 0

HANFORD – Rosie Soto had six kills, Kylie Walker and Hailey Leslie each had five kills and the Golden Bears swept the Bullpups 25-17, 25-21, 25-17 in a matchup between cross-city rivals this past week.

Sierra Pacific combined for 11 aces on the night with Amie Walker adding 25 assists.

For the Bullpups, Madison Avery and Haley Ramirez led the way with nine kills apiece.

With the win, Sierra Pacific improved to 2-2.

Hanford falls to 0-4.


Lemoore 7, El Diamante 2

Madison Kuntz won 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 singles as the Tigers knocked off the Miners in a West Yosemite League matchup Thursday.

Picking up singles wins for Lemoore also included Lizeth Garcia, Lizbeth Flores and Paige Clark.

The Tigers swept the doubles.

With the win, Lemoore moved to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the WYL.

Corcoran 9, Sierra Pacific 0

The Panthers swept the Golden Bears in an East Sequoia League matchup between rivals Thursday.

With the win, Corcoran improves to 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the ESL.


Hickey Park Open

Avenal's boys and Hanford West's girls came away with the team titles at Friday's Hickey Park Open.

Avenal's boys won with a team score of 30 points. They were followed by Bullard (38), Highland (55), Sierra Pacific (122) and Porterville (133).

Avenal's Mohommed Ali won the 2-mile race in 10:11.3, beating runner-up Miguel Andrade of Hanford by 20 seconds.

Avenal's Gonzalo Gutierrez (10:57.8) also finished in the top five with a fifth place finish.

On the girls' side, Hanford West won with a team score of 23 points. Highland was second (55). Porterville was third (56) and Bullard was fourth (96).

Hanford's Skyler Martinez won in 13:48.4).

The Huskies had runners finish in second, third, sixth and seventh.

Myrka Madrigal was second (13:55). Natalie Gonzalez was third (13:58). Carissa Viehback was sixth (14:22.7) and Courtney Santos was seventh (14:25.8).

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