Sports roundup

The Sierra Pacific girls golf team won Monday's East Sequoia League mini tournament with a score of 249. Amanda Jorgensen shot a team-low 48. Pictured from left: Journey Claycamp, Sam Coons, Ally Martinez, Megan Ulibarri, Amanda Jorgensen and Emma Martella.


Girls Golf

PORTERVILLE — Another week, another Sierra Pacific victory.

The girls golf team beat out Lindsay, Strathmore and Granite Hills by shooting a combined 249 at Porterville Golf Course. This week Sierra Pacific won by almost 60 strokes.

Sierra Pacific No. 1 golfer Amanda Jorgensen shot a team-low 48 at Monday's East Sequoia League mini tournament. But it wasn’t by much as the skilled golf team of the Golden Bears always seems to keep it low. 

No. 4 golfer Ally Martinez kept pace with a 49, No. 2 golfer Sam Coons shot a 50, No. 3 and No. 5 golfers Megan Ulibarri and Journey Claycamp both shot 51 and No. 6 golfer Emma Martella finished with a 68.

The other schools placed as follows: Lindsay in second (308), Strathmore in third (319) and Granite Hills in fourth (341).

Sierra Pacific and the rest of the teams will meet next Tuesday at the Valley Oaks Golf Course for the East Sequoia League 18-hole tournament at 11 a.m.

Girls Tennis

VISALIA — Lemoore took down El Diamante on Monday, 6-3, in a close West Yosemite League matchup.

Lemoore No. 1 singles player Madison Kuntz won her singles match 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 and No. 2 singles player Lizeth Garcia came through with a 6-1, 6-4 victory.

Lizzy Flores lost her close match 7-5, 0-6, (3-10) as did Jenny Paez (4-6, 4-6). Aliana Cabuhat (2-6, 6-4, 10-5) and Paige Clark then alternated wins and losses to tie the teams up at 3-all after their singles matches.

The Tigers then came up clutch when it counted the most and took all three doubles matches to secure the victory. The No. 1 doubles team of Garcia and Kuntz were perfect in their match with an 8-0 victory. Cassie Cervantes and Paez paired up for the No. 2 doubles team and grinded out an 8-6 win, while the No. 3 doubles team of Jolene Simas and Clarke breezed through with an 8-1 finish.

Lemoore (13-4, 8-2 WYL) will have senior night in their final home match, today at 4 p.m. The second-place Tigers will face third-place Golden West (6-9, 6-4 WYL).

Boys Water Polo

LEMOORE — Lemoore captain Cameron Olson had one of those special nights on Wednesday by scoring 13 goals and leading his water polo team to a 20-14 victory over Hanford.

The West Yosemite League matchup got off to a quick start with Lemoore (14-5, 5-1 WYL) leading 7-2 after the first quarter and 12-5 at halftime. From there, Hanford (6-10, 1-5 WYL) tried to charge back, but the Tigers had an answer with every goal.

Besides Olson’s big offensive night, he also added two assists and four steals. Alex Eastridge and Max Tashima each scored three goals apiece with Tashima also having an assist and steal.

As of today, Lemoore is second in the WYL standings behind Redwood who’s a perfect 5-0 in league.

Lemoore faces last place Hanford West (4-17, 0-6 WYL) at home and Hanford continues on the road against Redwood (10-2, 5-0 WYL). Both games are on Thursday and begin at 7:30 p.m.

Noe Garcia can be reached at (559) 583-2431 or Follow Noe on Twitter at @noecarlosgarcia.

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