Both the Kingsburg high school girls and the Selma High School boys remained in first place Thursday in the Central Sequoia League league soccer race.
The Selma boys remained undefeated in CSL action with a 5-0 victory over the Vikings. On the girls side, Kingsburg jumped out to a 7-0 lead before settling for a 7-1 victory.
Five different Bears found the back of the net for Selma. Results of a Friday home match with Hanford West were unavailable due to deadline.
Caitlyn Vela scored four goals for the Vikings, including the first tally just about a minute into the match. Vela scored again at the 20th minute. Selma’s attack was slowed by injuries.
Goals by Sidney Wilson and Blair Willson increase the lead to four to nothing at halftime. Shelby Reed found the back of the net early in the second half before Vela scored her final two goals.
Junior Mya Rosas scored the only Selma goal at the 78 minute mark.
Earlier in the week, Kingsburg defeated Exeter by a 5-0 score. ‘We are very proud of the girls,” said Kingsburg High head coach Scott Hodges after the game. We are very blessed with girls that just show up and do the work. They’ve got great attitudes and play for each other and it’s a blessing to get to coach them.”
Selma boys coach Ruben Zamora is looking forward to the showdown with Dinuba. “They are tough, especially on their turf, said the coach.
Senior Ravjot Brar got the scoring started in the seventh minute against Kingsburg before goals by Jayden Valdez, Geovonny Segovia, Gerardo Soto and Pedro Rangel.
League baseball opened on Tuesday. Selma opened league action with a 6-4 victory over Central Valley Christian while Kingsburg fell to Immanuel 7-3. Results of Friday night’s games were unavailable at deadline.
In Selma’s victory, Jaycob Caldera allowed two hits over six innings to get the win. Riley Nunes drove in two runs with a double off the right fielder’s glove. Selma sent nine batters to the plate in the third inning.
Lee Esparza add three of Selma’s eight hits while Noah Gonzalez stroked a double and scored three runs. Justin Cerda pitched the seventh inning in relief for the Bears.
A five-run fourth inning helped Immanuel break open the league opener for both teams. Kingsburg was held to five hits, two off the bat of Garrett Perkins.
After hosting Hanford West on Tuesday, the Bears travel to Exeter on Friday before hosting Immanuel on Wednesday, May 5.
Kingsburg had a non-league game on Tuesday with Firebaugh and will travel to Dinuba on Friday night for a 7 p.m. game with the Emperors.
While Kingsburg won its league opener, Selma High’s softball Bears dropped a non-league game to Buchanan.
Kingsburg improved to 9-6 overall and 1-0 in league play with a 12 to 2 went over Emmanuel. The Vikings exploded for five runs in the first inning and six more in the second. Kaitlyn Vela, Marissa Gonzalez and Carly Raven each had two hits for the winners while Asia Allen pitched a complete game.
On April 28, the Vikings host Clovis West at 6 p.m. before a 7 p.m. Friday night home game with Dinuba.
After some bad breaks, Selma dropped a 12 to 3 decision to Buchanan on Tuesday in Clovis. Hannah Garcia was called out at first base with the bases loaded. Later in the game, picture Emilee Sanchez was hit on the hand with a line drive and had to leave the game.
Selma, 3-3 overall going into Friday action, is scheduled to host Exeter on Friday. Game time is 4 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
Selma High’s Abi Baker broke the school record in the 200-yard freestyle for the second time this season.