Kimball keeps win streak alive
The Kimball baseball team racked up nine runs in the second inning and seven more in the third on the way to a 21-2 win at Lathrop High to open Valley Oak League play on Tuesday, March 19.
The Jaguars (8-0, 1-0 VOL) collected 18 hits, as all 16 players on the roster got into the game. All but two got hits.
Junior Dylan Davis singled twice and batted in three runs, senior Zack Johnson tripled and batted in two and junior Brennan Bowman doubled, singled and batted in two.
Senior starting pitcher Nathan Van Katwyk got the win in five innings as he no-hit Lathrop (3-6, 0-1 VOL).
The win followed another lopsided victory Friday, March 15, when the Jaguars beat the Chavez Titans 18-0 in Stockton.
The highlight of Kimball’s nine-run fourth inning was a bases-loaded triple for senior Ismael Gutierrez. The Jaguars’ 14 hits also included a solo home run for Zack Perugi.
Perugi struck out five batters and allowed one hit in three innings to get the win.
Tracy 4, East Union 1
Tracy senior pitcher Jonah Wesely struck out 15 batters and gave up three hits and an unearned run to get the win Saturday, March 16, at Monte Vista Middle School.
Tracy’s batters backed him up with eight base hits, including a double for Anthony Nunez to start off the fifth inning, followed by singles from Brandon Russell and John Jaeger to put Tracy (5-4, 1-0 San Joaquin Athletic Association) ahead 3-1.
Tracy junior pitcher Anthony Nunez got the win after he pitched five shutout innings.
Millennium 14, Chavez 6
Senior Gavin Compton led the Falcons (4-5) on the mound and at the plate against the Chavez Titans (2-8) in Stockton on Saturday, March 16.
Compton struck out eight batters over 5 1/3 innings and gave up six runs, two of them earned, for the win. Compton also had three of the Falcons’ 15 base hits and drove in two runs.
Washington 7, West 1
Fielding mistakes cost the Wolf Pack (0-7), which allowed Washington High (3-2) four unearned runs Friday, March 15, in Fremont.
The Wolf Pack’s only run came in the top of the first, as Chase Martinez singled and came home on Jack Kelley’s single.
West notches league win
The West High Wolf Pack girls soccer team beat the visiting McNair Eagles 5-0 on Wednesday, March 20.
Sophomore defender Amanda Beck said that even recent losses have given the Wolf Pack (2-4, 1-0 TCAL) chances to show they can keep up with the competition.
“I saw a lot more passing and a lot more confidence out of the team,” Beck said, “so we have a real good season coming up.”
West freshman midfielder Ashley Aguilera scored first on a shot from about 35 yards out in the 20th minute — McNair’s goalie got a hand on the ball but couldn’t keep it from dipping under the crossbar.
Senior Nancy Ramirez, Beck, sophomore Jordan Workman and junior Maddie Wright also scored.
Kimball 4, Sierra 1
The Jaguars continued their undefeated season in a visit to Valley Oak League opponent Sierra High of Manteca on Tuesday, March 19.
The Jaguars (11-0, 3-0 VOL) had a 3-0 lead at the half. Sophomore midfielder Taylor Hopkins scored on a free kick in the third minute, and the Jaguars held the lead for the rest of the game.
Tracy 3, West 0
The Bulldogs (4-5) used speed on offense and defense to beat the Wolf Pack on March 14 at West’s Steve Lopez Stadium.
Tracy had scores from junior Daesha Brown, senior Taylor Roach and senior Kaitlyn Crone, who scored.
West sophomore goalie Saman Latifi had 11 saves, including a blocked penalty kick.
West records second win
The West High golfers outscored McNair 204-255 for their second win in Tri-City Athletic League play Tuesday, March 19, at Old River Golf Course.
The top scorer for the Wolf Pack (4-5, 2-0 TCAL) was junior Austin Smith, who shot 37 on the par-36 course.
East Union 205, Kimball 249
Senior Jack Gustafson led the Jaguars team (6-3, 3-2 Valley Oak League) on Tuesday, March 19, at Manteca Park with a score of 45 on the par-37 course.
Kimball 222, West 228
The Jaguars edged ahead of West on Monday, March 18, at Old River Golf Course.
Jack Gustafson led the way for Kimball with a 42 on the par-36 course.
Track and Field
Jaguars unbeaten in VOL
The Kimball High track and field team took another step forward in the Valley Oak League with wins over the Sonora Wildcats on Wednesday, March 20.
• Varsity girls: Kimball 89, Sonora 35
Kimball (3-0 VOL) won of 11 of the 16 events, including sweeps of the top three places in the 100-meter hurdles, 100-meter dash, 800-meter run and 200-meter dash.
• Varsity boys: Kimball 84, Sonora 48
Kimball (2-1 VOL) won 10 of the 16 events, taking the top three spots in the 300-meter hurdles, 200-meter dash, discus and shot put.
Kimball nearly blanks Oakdale
The Jaguars (9-0, 6-0 VOL) won three shutout matches Tuesday, March 19, for an 8-1 win at home over Valley Oak League opponent Oakdale.
Kimball’s No. 1 and No. 2 singles players, junior Logan Staggs and freshman Garrett Chun, and No. 4 singles player freshman Ivan Acosta all won in straight sets.
• Contact Bob Brownne at 835-3030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.