Fifth-seeded Monache High School's girls water polo lost 13-12 to fourth-seed El Capitan High School in the first round of the CIF Northern California Division III Championships Tuesday in Merced.
Claire Schrein led the team with five goals while Tracy McCoy and Ava LoBue had two apiece. Regan Azevedo, Kalina Weaver, Nevaeh Castillo had one goal each. Goalkeeper Infinity Dignam had 10 blocks.
“Kalina Weaver played incredible guarding their hole set who was really, (really) good,” MHS head coach Kyla Conway said.
She added, “They really played well. I think the best they have played all season. ... Back and forth all game. It was a really good game to go out on.”
The Marauders (22-6, 6-2 EYL) finished the season as the Central Section Div. II runner-ups and second in the East Yosemite League.
Mt. Whitney 0
Lindsay High School girls soccer defeated Mt. Whitney 2-0 in Tuesday's non-league game at home.
Bella Duran scored both of the team's goals towards the end of the first half.
Granite Hills 3
Granite Hills High School girls soccer lost 4-3 to Robert F. Kennedy in Monday's season-opener on the road.
Brianna Rodriguez had two goals, Betzy Garcia had one goal and one assist, and Yadira Hernandez had one assist.
Porterville High School girls basketball defeated Selma 65-49 in Monday's season-opener on the road.
The Panthers were led in scoring by Nseije Ortiz with a game-high 18 points. Jewelia Maniss also had 16 points, Madison Johnson 10 and Jazlynne Medrano nine.
“You could tell it was the season opener for both teams,” PHS head coach David Kavern said. “I thought our press was very effective. We did not have a very good shooting night from the perimeter, especially (3-pointers).”
Porterville next plays Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 12 p.m. in the Gold Coast Tournament in Oxnard.
Granite Hills 8
Granite Hills High School boys soccer won their season-opener 8-0 over Robert F. Kennedy at home Monday.
Salud Magana and Daniel Ruiz led the team with three goals apiece while Juan Fernandez and Ricardo Herrera had one each.
Wonderful Prep 65
Strathmore High School boys basketball lost their season-opener 65-60 to Wonderful College Prepatory Academy Tuesday on the road.
The team was down 11 at halftime but tied the game with two minutes to go. Head coach Justin St. Clair said turnovers and forced shots cost the team the loss.
Owen Patterson led the team with 18 points, William Reece had 17 points and Robert Bojorquez had nine.