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Sports Roundup: Miners dig a little closer to WYL girls volleyball title


1:00 AM, Oct. 23, 2012 EDT

The El Diamante Miners are closing in on the West Yosemite League girls volleyball championship.

EL Diamante topped the Redwood Rangers in four games in a WYL match Monday night to keep its league record perfect.

El Diamante won 25-13, 24-26, 25-22, 25-18.

The Miners (22-2, 9-0) were led by Lauren Torres with 16 kills and three blocks.

Rachael Schaefer had 11 kills, and Katelyn Anderson added 10 kills. Bianca Pattani had 18 digs.

El Diamante will visit second-place Lemoore on Wednesday. If the Miners defeat the Tigers, they'll clinch at least a share of the title.

Ashley Cervantes had 19 kills and 23 digs for Redwood (22-6, 6-4). Rebekah Cervantes posted 14 kills, 16 digs and two aces. Kimbra Juarez had 15 digs and three kills. Ciara Wong recorded 42 assists and 12 digs for the Rangers.

Woodlake 3, Corcoran 0: The Tigers remained perfect in East Sequoia League action with a 25-8, 25-19, 25-11 sweep of the Panthers.

Melissa Samaniego had seven kills to pace Woodlake (19-4, 7-0). Courtney Hanggi added six kills and a block.

Lindsay 3, Granite Hills 0: The Cardinals swept the Grizzlies 25-11, 25-14, 25-15 in an East Sequoia League match.

Kennedy Blue had a team-high 16 kills for Lindsay (11-13, 4-3). Alexis Gutierrez and Marianna Gutierrez each had 10 kills and 12 digs for the Cardinals, and Christina Castro recorded 36 assists.

Boys Water Polo

El Diamante 11, Redwood 10: The Miners topped the Rangers in a WYL match at El Diamante.

Zack Webb scored a match-high five goals for El Diamante (12-10, 6-3). Drew Montes added four goals.

Mario Bravante had a team-high four goals for Redwood (7-2 in WYL).

Girls Water Polo

El Diamante 8, Redwood 5: The Miners improved to 7-2 in WYL action with a home win over the Rangers.

Faith Silveria had a match-high six goals for El Diamante (16-7, 7-2).

JC Football

San Joaquin Delta 42, COS 18: The Giants dropped their third straight with another Valley Conference loss Saturday at Giant Chevrolet-Cadillac Mineral King Bowl.

San Joaquin Delta (6-1, 2-0) received a fine performance from quarterback Sam Hutsell. Hutsell was 18-of-29 passing for 293 yards and four touchdowns.

COS (4-3, 0-2) was held to 325 yards of total offense. D'Wayne Childs had a game-high 118 yards rushing. COS quarterback Tyler Ferguson was 15-of-30 passing for 199 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions.

Penalties continue to plague COS. COS was flagged 16 times for 132 yards.

 

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