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High School Sports Roundup: Miners, 'Blazers improve to 5-0 in WYL

12:00 AM, Jan. 10, 2013 EST

The El Diamante and Golden West boys soccer teams both did their part to set up a midseason West Yosemite League showdown.

The Miners and Trailblazers each recorded wins Thursday to improve to 5-0 in West Yosemite League play.

The two teams will face off at 5 p.m. Wednesday to close out the first half of the league season.

El Diamante 11, Hanford West 1: Joey Chica broke a school record by scoring his 18th and 19th goals of the season as the Miners beat the Huskies in a West Yosemite League game in Hanford.

Chica broke the old record of 17 single-season goals held by Jose Rivera set four seasons ago.

"What makes him a special scorer is the team around him," El Diamante head coach Agustin Gonzalez said. "He's not usually our go-to guy. He can pick up what's left from the forwards."

Cesar Flores scored four goals for the Miners (10-3-2, 5-0) in a breakout performance.

"He usually does all the dirty work," Gonzalez said. "They just started falling for him."

Evan House also scored two goals. Francisco Medina, Juan Medina and Francisco Torres each scored one goal.

El Diamante's next game is 2 p.m. Saturday at Graces.

Golden West 7, Lemoore 0: Christian Ibarra recorded his first career hat trick and the Trailblazers defeated the Tigers in a West Yosemite League game.

Jose Hernandez, Robert Zarco, Jose Vargas and Santos Chavez each added one goal for Golden West.

Tanner Cook needed just one save to record the shut out for the Trailblazers (12-2-1, 5-0)

Mt. Whitney 2, Hanford 1: Eber Ramirez headed in the game winner at the 76' mark as the Pioneers beat the Bullpups in a WYL match in Visalia.

The goal was Eber's second of the game and came off a free kick by Josh Delossantos. His first goal was scored at the 21' mark when Eber intercepted the ball at mid-field, beat his defender and then the goalie one-on-one.

Austin Aguiar made two saves for the Pioneers (8-7-3, 3-2).

Mt. Whitney's next game is at 6 p.m. Wednesday at home against Redwood.

Girls Soccer

El Diamante 3, Hanford West 0: Ashira Santos scored two goals to power the Miners past the Huskies in a WYL game in Visalia.

Oliva Montion netted the other goal for El Diamante (5-11-1, 1-4).

Santos' goals came ten minutes apart at the 50' and 60' marks. Montion's goal came five minutes later at 65'. Montion and Jessica Hale assisted the first two goals.

El Diamante's next game is 6 p.m. Wednesday at Golden West.

Mt. Whitney 2, Hanford 0: Rianna Chavez scored two goals and the Pioneers defeated the Rangers in a West Yosemite League game.

Ellie Warmerdam had one assist and goalkeeper Morgan Heath finished with five saves.

The Pioneers (9-4-1, 4-1) will play Redwood on Wednesday.

Central Valley Christian 7, Immanuel 0: Taylor Vandenberg scored three goals to power the Cavaliers past the Eagles in a Central Sequoia League game in Visalia.

Lindsey Vizzolini and Cobi Roeloffs each scored two goals for Central Valley Christian (5-6-1, 2-0).

Central Valley Christian's next game is 6 p.m. today at home against Redwood.

Tulare Western 3, Porterville 0: Anyssa Dominguez scored two goals to power the Mustangs past the Panthers in a East Yosemite League game in Porterville.

Courtney Camara scored the other goal for Tulare Western (10-2-2, 2-0). Rachel Costa made two saves.

Tulare Western's next game is 6 p.m. Tuesday at home against Mission Oak. Porterville's next game is 6 p.m. Tuesday at Tulare Union.

Mission Oak 5, Monache 3: Liz Cui scored four goals to power the Hawks past the Marauders in an EYL game in Tulare.

Andrea Gutierrez scored the other goal for Mission Oak (8-4-2, 2-0).

Mission Oak's next game is 6 p.m. Tuesday at Tulare Western. Monache's (9-4-1, 0-2) next game is 6 p.m. Thursday at home against Tulare Western.

Tulare Union 5, Delano 0: Kaitlyn Sartuche scored two goals and dished out two assists as the Redskins defeated the Tigers in an EYL game in Tulare.

Samina Andrade, Mariah Costa and Anekka Guy each added one goal for the Redskins. Goalkeepers Melissa Pilkerton and Tristin Martin each combined for the shutout.

The Redskins (10-6-3, 2-0) will host Porterville on Tuesday.

Girls Basketball

Redwood 72, El Diamante 32: Jasmine Black scored 28 points and the Rangers cruised past the Miners in a WYL game.

Black, who hit six 3-pointers, also pulled down six rebounds. Corissa Turley added 15 points and 15 rebounds, and Jordan Surfus chipped in with 10 points as the Rangers improved to 3-1 in the WYL and 13-3 overall.

Woodlake 43, Laton 22: Regina Ramirez scored 14 points and the Tigers defeated the Mustangs in their final nonleague tune up before opening East Sequoia League play.

Erika Edwards added 13 points for the Tigers (6-7). They will host Strathmore on Tuesday.

Boys Basketball

Lemoore 62, Mt. Whitney 61: The Pioneers rallied from a six-point deficit with under one minute remaining in the game, but ran out of time in their WYL loss to the Tigers.

Mt. Whitney hit a 3-pointer with about five seconds left, but the Pioneers were out of timeouts and the Tigers didn't need to inbound the ball as time expired.

Turner Nelson scored 15 points to lead the Pioneers, Dannon Frigulti scored 14 points and had 14 rebounds, and Colton Dahlenburg had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Mt. Whitney (7-8, 1-2) will play at Hanford West on Wednesday.

Woodlake 62, Immanuel 59 (OT): Jacob Rodriguez made a timely three-point shot in overtime to help the Tigers beat the Eagles in a nonleague game at Woodlake.

Rodriguez finished the game with 17 points for Woodlake (3-9). Armando Martinez scored 13 and Jacob Castillo scored 11 to give the Tigers three players in double figures.

Immanuel rallied from a 14-point deficit after the third quarter with five 3's in the fourth frame to win the period 27-13. After the fifth three-pointer tied the game in regulation, a foul sent Woodlake to the free throw line with only seconds remaining. Two misses sent the game to overtime.

The Tigers made five of six free throws in the extra period.

Woodlake's next game is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Strathmore.




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