KINGSBURG - The Kingsburg boys and girls swimming teams defeated Selma High in the final home meet of the season for the Vikings on April 10.

The depth of Kingsburg’s boys team showed against the Bears, defeating it’s rival 138-17. As for the girls, it was a competitive afternoon between the two schools.

The close battle ended in a 95-91 result for the Vikings.

As for the divers, Selma’s Taylor Serna earned the top score of the afternoon at 203.65 points. The next closest score was from Serna’s teammate Penelope Valle, who finished at 135.55 points. Zacarias Ortiz-Garza of the Bears came out on top over Kingsburg’s Cody Howell. Ortiz-Garza scored a total of 164.70 compared to Howell’s score of 139.70.

Divers from Kingsburg and Selma will compete at the Central Sequoia League finals at Dinuba High School on April 23. As for Vikings and Bears swimmers, both programs will compete in the CSL Championship meet on April 24.

Swimmers from both schools will aim to qualify for the Central Section tournament on May 3-4.


HANFORD - The Selma baseball team continued its quest for a CSL title with a 8-1 road win over Hanford West on April 11.

Two days prior, the Bears defeated Dinuba 7-2 at Allen Cropsey Diamond at Bobby Cox Field.

In the game against the Emperors, Ethan Wenter was the winning pitcher and he also went 2-for-3 with a triple at the plate. Isaiah Gastelum drove in two runs in the Bears win.

A box score of the game against Hanford West was not provided to the Enterprise-Recorder.

The Bears last played in the 63rd annual Selma Greater Kiwanis tournament on Monday and Tuesday. Selma is scheduled to conclude the tournament at Selma High against Yosemite today at 3 p.m. The championship game of the tournament will take place at Allen Cropsey Diamond at 6 p.m.

KINGSBURG - The Kingsburg baseball fell 10-9 to Hanford West at home on April 9.

The Vikings had a 9-5 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning before the Huskies scored five runs to claim a walk-off victory.

Kingsburg had a total of 15 hits and five players with multi-hit performances. The loss dropped the Vikings to 3-5 in CSL play.

On Saturday, Kingsburg had a 5-4 walk-off win over Minarets in its first game of the 35th annual Briner & Son Fowler Easter Baseball Classic Tournament. Marcus Estrada drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly.

The Vikings continued to play at the Fowler tournament on Monday and Tuesday.

Up next for Kingsburg a home league game against Dinuba on April 24.

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Jeremiah Martinez can be reached at 559-583-2413 or jmartinez@hanfordsentinel.com

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