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High School Notebook: Redwood girls golf wins Central Area title


1:00 AM, Oct. 17, 2012 EDT

Redwood's Christina Trujillo hits a shot during the Central Area championship tournament on Tuesday at River Island Country Club in Porterville. / Michael J. Coffman

The Redwood girls golf team captured its fourth consecutive Division I Central Area championship on Tuesday at River Island Country Club in Porterville.

The Rangers shot a combined team score of 461 as they ran away with the title, beating second-place Kingsburg (541) by 80 strokes.

Porterville captured the Division II title with a score of 520.

Leading the way for Redwood, which qualified for next week's Central Section team championship tournament, was senior Christina Trujillo with a score of 81 on the par 72 course.

Taylor Santiago (90), Jamie Byerlee (94), Sophia Stetson (97) and Kate Bianco (99) rounded out Redwood's top five scorers.

All five girls will advance to the Central Section individual tournament in two weeks.

"They performed amazing," Redwood coach Freddie Swing said. "They improved over last year and I'm thrilled with the way they've performed and what they've done."

Hanford's Paulette Maskarino won medalist honors with a 77.

Joining Maskarino and the Redwood five at the Central Section individual tournament are: Tulare Union's Brai Gear (94), Mission Oak's Hannah Price (95) and Central Valley Christian's Lauren te Velde (96).

The cutoff score to qualify was 100.

The Central Section team tournament will be Monday at Buena Vista Golf Course in Taft.

The Central Section individual tournament will be Oct. 29 at Kings Country Club in Hanford.

Pioneers win Division III

The Mt. Whitney girls golf team captured the Central Section Division III championship on Monday.

The Pioneers shot a combined team score of 540 at the Lemoore Golf Course. Hanford West took second with a score of 556.

The Pioneers were led by Joclynn Ransom with a 92.

Brooke Branum shot 107, Jaclyn Garcia shot 108, Ashley Centeno shot 109 and Audree Valdez shot 124 to round out Mt. Whitney's top five scorers.

This was the first year teams competed for a Central Section Division III girls golf championship.

Cowhide Tickets to go on Sale

Presale tickets for the 58th annual Cowhide Game will be on sale at the Redwood and Mt. Whitney finance centers from Oct. 29-Nov. 1 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students.

The game is Nov. 2. The gates open at 5 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m.

Redwood fans can enter the Giant Chevrolet-Cadillac Mineral King Bowl through the Mineral King or Giddings entrances. Mt. Whitney fans can enter the stadium through the Giddings entrance.

Redwood is the home team this year.

The junior varsity game will be played at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 and will be preceded by the freshman game at 5 p.m.

 

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Visalia, CA
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