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The Strathmore High School boys water polo team made the necessary adjustments for a much more dominant win against Bakersfield Christian this time around.

Strathmore defeated Bakersfield Christian 15-7 on Thursday at SHS to improve to 7-0 in East Sequoia League play. The Spartans beat Bakersfield Christian 16-14 in the two teams first meeting in Bakersfield.

“We fine tuned it this time,” said SHS coach Tim Stadtherr about his team making adjustments from the first meeting. “We were able to handle them easier. We were a lot more comfortable especially on offense.”

Porterville High School girls tennis defeated Mission Oak 8-1 in Monday's East Yosemite League match at home.

The Panthers swept singles with No. 1 Chloe Weaver winning 6-2, 6-0; No. 2 Sierra Mitchel 7-5, 6-2; No.3 Jewelia Maniss 4-6, 6-2, 10-7; No. 4 Erica Palad 6-2, 6-0; No. 5 Zeila Rivera 6-0, 6-1 andNo. 6 Liz Martinez 6-3, 6-1.

In doubles, No. 2 Zeila Rivera and Natalia Sanchez won 8-2 while No. 3 Dez Gomez and Jazz Medrano won 8-2. No. 1 Mitchel and Weaver lost 9-8.

Porterville is now 5-1 in EYL and travel to Tulare Western for an EYL match Wednesday.

GHHS boys, SHS girls place top four in ESL

Strathmore High School boys swim topped the East Sequoia League charts once again and earned a share of the league title with a first-place finish at the ESL championship meet Wednesday at home.

The Spartans grabbed the No. 1 spot for the meet with 315 points while Sierra Pacific (258) placed second, Fowler (228) third, Granite Hills (131) fourth, Lindsay (55) fifth, Corcoran (33) sixth and Woodlake (27) seventh. On the overall season, Strathmore and Sierra Pacific tied for first, Fowler finished third, Granite Hills placed fourth and Lindsay was fifth.

In girls’ competition, the Spartans took second at the meet with 234 points to the Panthers’ 290. Fowler (224), Sierra Pacific (148), Woodlake (99), Lindsay (47) and Granite Hills (14) placed rounded out the final placements. Corcoran won league overall but Strathmore and Fowler tied for second, Sierra Pacific came in fourth, Lindsay and Woodlake tied for fifth and Granite Hills placed seventh.