Porterville High School's girls tennis defeated Ridgeview 4-2 for the California Tennis Classic Saturday in Clovis.
The Panthers lost their first round match 4-2 to Notre Dame (Belmont) then defeated Fresno High 6-0, Golden West 6-0 and Clovis High 6-0 to reach the championship match against Ridgeview.
The format was three singles and three doubles, so nobody played both, as in an East Yosemite League match, noted PHS head coach Kurt Nielsen.
Jazz Medrano and Dez Gomez went 5-0 in doubles, Jewelia Maniss went 5-0 in singles and doubles, including two wins at No. 1 singles. Chloe Weaver went 4-1 at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. Both Sierra Mitchel and Zeila Rivera went 4-1 in singles and doubles. Nobody played both in any one match.
Good news out of Fresno and Clovis.
PC competes in first meet
Porterville College's men's and women's cross country teams competed in their first meet of the season Saturday at the Fresno Invitational in Woodward Park.
In the men's 4-mile, Rafael Hurtado finished with a time of 24 minutes, 18.1 seconds, Angel Roman 25:51.9,
For the women, Veronica Buckman ran a 5,000-meter time of 29:07.9 and Arlette Rodriguez ran a 29:10.1, Eli Gonzalez 30:23.8, Daniel Alvarado 32:10.3 and Nasario Gomez 39:43.1.
Monache High School football lost 52-13 to Kingsburg in a road game Friday.
The Marauders' scores came from an Aidan Galvan 54-yard touchdown run and PAT in the third quarter and a 3-yard touchdown run from quarterback Sullivan Focke in the fourth. Their 2-point conversion was unsuccessful.
Granite Hills High School football lost 48-21 to Orosi in a road game Friday.
Creston Goodigon scored both a rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown while Manny Aguilar had a rushing touchdown. Max Jimenez was 1 for 2 on PATs and Goodigon had a successful 2-point conversion.