West preserves undefeated record
The West High tennis team, unbeaten in league competition this season, took another step up in the Tri-City Athletic League with an 8-1 win against Stagg High on Tuesday, March 26, at home.
West (4-0 TCAL) won five of the six singles matches and all three doubles matches, all in straight sets.
Junior Jahan Vijeh won 6-1, 6-1 and Ahssan Khan, also a junior, won 6-0, 6-4. Senior Miguel Madruga won 6-0, 6-3.
Strong start boosts West to win
The West High girls soccer team took an early lead and finished with a 4-1 win over the Edison Vikings in a game delayed by injury Wednesday, March 27, at Steve Lopez Stadium.
Sophomore Amanda Beck, junior Colleen Burkhart and sophomore Natalia Bijak all scored for West (3-6, 2-2 Tri-City Athletic League) in the first half.
Coach Abel Dorado said Beck was injured when she was tripped on a charge up the side with an Edison player in close pursuit. Dorado said Beck went to the hospital, but the extent of her injury was not known as of Wednesday.
West freshman Ashley Aguilera scored another goal in the first half.
Edison (1-6-3, 0-2) took the ball up the middle for a goal early in the second half.
But West’s defenders were fast enough to keep the Vikings from making accurate shots the rest of the game.
Millennium 2, Ben Holt Academy 1
The Falcons started with a small roster, using only nine players and no substitutions in their Monday, March 25, victory at the Tracy Learning Center.
The game was scoreless at the half, and forward Anna Olmos scored early in the second half for the Falcons (4-6-1, 1-1 Central California Athletic Alliance).
Midfielder Reina Perales scored with about 10 minutes left.
Holt (0-3, 0-1) scored immediately after that and kept up the pressure on the Falcons until the final whistle.
Kimball 5, Weston Ranch 0
The Jaguars (12-0, 4-0 Valley Oak League) had a 4-0 lead at the half and scored another in the second half as they shut out the Weston Ranch Cougars (2-5, 1-4 VOL) on March 21.
Freshman Kayla Pereira scored two goals and had an assist.
Freshman Maya Lopez, sophomore Eliana Mendoza and senior Marissa Paz also scored for the Jaguars, and sophomore Abigail Dyer provided two assists.
Tracy gymnast top individual in first meet
Tracy High freshman Alicia Woo earned the highest overall score in the first girls gymnastics competition of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League season on Monday, March 25, at Classic Gymnastics in Tracy.
Woo was the top performer among 20 gymnasts, including a team from St. Francis High of Palo Alto and gymnasts from Tracy and Kimball high schools.
St. Francis had the highest team score (141.250), Tracy was second (136.750) and Kimball (93.250) did not have a full team.
Woo’s all-around score (37.100) included first-place marks in the uneven bars (9.200), balance beam (9.600) and floor exercise (9.500) and a second-place finish on the vault (8.800).
In second place all-around was Kimball junior Lauren Giles (36.850), who placed first in the vault (9.000).
Tracy High junior Elizabeth Higa placed third all-around (35.750).
Bulldogs start league with two wins
The Tracy High boys golf team beat Franklin 223-279 on Tuesday, March 26, at Oakmoore Golf Course in Stockton — the Bulldogs’ second San Joaquin Athletic Association victory in as many meets.
Leading the way for Tracy (3-1, 2-0 SJAA) was junior Shivam Swamy, who scored 39 on the par-36 course. Other leading rounds were 43 for sophomore Talon Simmons and 44 each for sophomores Amit Grewal and Jared Finney.
Sierra 239, Kimball 240
The Jaguar golf team (6-4, 3-3 VOL) lost its latest Valley Oak League match byone stroke to Sierra High on March 21 at Manteca Park Golf Course.
The leading golfer for Kimball was sophomore Reese Maxfield, who scored 44 on the par-37 course. Freshman Mathew Jaurique shot 47 and sophomore Tyler McLaughlin shot 48.
Tracy sweeps Franklin in first league dual meet
The Tracy High swim team started its San Joaquin Athletic Association dual meets with two wins at Franklin High in Stockton on Friday, March 22.
• Varsity boys: Tracy 101, Franklin 61
Tracy won eight of 11 events.
Two swimmers recorded times that qualified them for the Sac-Joaquin Section meet — junior Vincent Mello in his first-place swim in the 200-yard individual medley (2:11) and freshman Preston Tsang with a win in the 500 freestyle (4:58).
The section meet will be May 9-11 at Tokay High in Lodi.
Other first-place swimmers for Tracy included junior Aaron Knapp in the 200 freestyle (2:16) and the 100 backstroke (1:13), senior Austin Lowe in the 100 butterfly (1:18) and freshman Spencer Bishop in the 100 breaststroke (1:17).
The Tracy team of Mello, Lowe, senior Jacob Wager and sophomore Eduardo Villareal won the 200 medley relay (2:03).
• Varsity girls: Tracy 101, Franklin 41
Times were not reported.
Kimball vs. Sonora
The Kimball High varsity swim team claimed a win against visiting Sonora on Friday, March 22, while the boys lost.
• Varsity girls: Kimball 85, Sonora 84
Sonora won seven of the 11 individual events, but Kimball (3-1 VOL) recorded enough points for second- and third-place finishes to compensate.
Kimball senior Michaela Loomis won the 100-yard freestyle (58.31) and the 100 breaststroke (1:13.68). She also swam on two winning relay teams.
A team of Loomis, senior Courtney Andres, freshman Gaby Perez and senior Sydnie Black won the 200 medley relay (2:07.94), and Loomis, sophomore Jordyn Luna, freshman Alyssa Anderson and senior Faby Perez won the 200 freestyle relay (1:56.94)
• Varsity boys: Sonora 104, Kimball 64
Sonora won nine of the 11 individual events. Kimball sophomore Seth Suzuki won the 200 individual medley (2:15.25), and sophomore Alec Fairfield won the 500 freestyle (6:10.67).