Local spring athletes named in East Sequoia All League

Woodlake’s Guillermo Rosales pitches at home against Corcoran.(Kason Clark)

Athletes from Woodlake, Lindsay, Farmersville and Granite Hills earn East Sequoia All League honors; athletes competed in baseball, softball, boys golf, boys tennis, track and swim

TULARE COUNTY – In the East Sequoia League this past spring, many athletes from Woodlake, Farmersville, Lindsay, Granite Hills and Farmersville excelled to lead their teams to success. Some of these athletes helped their team win league while some even led their programs on Central Valley title runs.

In softball, the Woodlake Tigers had an excellent season where they won the Division V Central Section Championship, went 29-3 and won the Sequoia League with an 8-0 record. Because of his leadership, Woodlake head coach Ramon Lara was named the Coach of the Year in the Sequoia League.

Many players had strong years to lead the Tigers to league and Central Valley titles. Audrina Rodriguez, Ella Lara, Evelyn Acosta, Joey Huntington made the Sequoia All League First Team while Noemi Aldana and Carissa Lopez were named Sequoia All League Second Team.

Also in the Sequoia League of the East Sequoia, Lindsay finished second with a 5-3 league record. Victoria Frias was named MVP of the league and earned All League First Team. Her teammates Alyssa  Ramirez and Aneesa Martinez were also named All League First Team and fellow Cardinals Isabelle Centeno and Yazmin Madrigal earned All League Second Team honors.

For Strathmore softball, Mollie Gillis was named the Defensive Player of the Year in the Sequoia and her teammates Elisabeth Ceballos and Elisabeth Wilkinson were named All League Second Team. For Granite Hills softball, Atritha Joseph was All League First Team and Desia Perez and Katarina Burd were All League Second Team.

In the Redwood League of the East Sequoia, Farmersville softball finished second with a 6-2 league record and an overall finish of 15-12. Alexis Hernandez, Alexandra Hernandez and Janessa Garza earned Redwood All League First Team honors while fellow Aztecs Emily Alatorre and Mia Murillo were All League Second Team.

In the Sequoia baseball league of the East Sequoia, the Lindsay Cardinals tied for first with a 6-2 league record and finished second in the Division VI Central Section Championships. Pitcher Jonathan Mosqueda was named the MVP of the league while his teammates Anthony Mosqueda, Bailey Brown and Diego Jauregui earned All League First Team honors. Fellow Cardinals Nick Masiel and JJ Vasquez were named All League Second Team.

Woodlake baseball finished tied for first in the Sequoia league with a 6-2 league record and an overall record of 21-9. Woodlake head coach Juan Gamez was named the Coach of the Year while Ismael Pena won Offensive Player of the Year and Guillermo Rosales won Defensive Player of the Year.

Several other Woodlake baseball players had strong years, including Landon Gomez and Conner Bates who were named All League First Team and Elias Lang and Thomas Leedy who were named All League Second Team.

Baseball players from Strathmore and Granite Hills also had solid years in the Sequoia League. From Strathmore, Luke Balderama earned All League First Team and Roman Hernandez and Dylan Duffy were named All League Second Team. From Granite Hills, Adrian Bedolla and Jason Hernandez earned All League Second Team honors.

In the Redwood League of the East Sequoia, several baseball players from Farmersville had strong seasons. Remy Rivas and Michael Moreno were named Redwood All League First Team while Nathan Solis earned All League Second Team honors.

In boys golf this season, Strathmore’s Daryl Lee won Coach of the Year as he led the Spartans to first place in league. Spartan Casen Pugh finished second in league while his teammate Aeneas Ambriz finished fourth.

Granite Hills finished second in boys golf thanks to the first-place finish of Luis Martinez and third-place finish of Joel Iniguez. Lindsay finished third in league as Gabriel Flores finished sixth and Woodlake took fourth in league as Saul Cisneros finished fifth.

In boys tennis this spring, Granite Hills finished first in the East Sequoia with an 11-1 record. Granite Hills’ Zachary Garcia finished third in singles while his teammates Carlos Rojas and Jonathan Alcantar finished second in doubles. In doubles, the Woodlake duo of Victor Trujillo and Hugo Cruz finished first.

In swimming in the East Sequoia, Strathmore finished first on the boys’ side thanks to head coach Tim Stadtherr who won Coach of the Year. Across their events this season, the Spartans dominated with boys league champions across the board. The team of Canyon Johnson, Nathan Boudreaux, Ethan Torres and Fynn Stadtherr won the 200 Medley Relay, the group of Boudreaux, Torres, Miguel Prado and Danny Rodriguez won the 200 Free Relay and Rodriguez, Johnson, Fynn Stadtherr and Nic Wilkinson won the 400 Free Relay.

In the individual events, Johnson won the 200 Free and the 100 Back and his teammate Evan Pugh won the 200 IM. Rodriguez won the 50 Free and the 100 Free while Torres won the 100 Butterfly. Fynn Stadtherr won the 500 Free and Boudreax took the 100 Breast.

On the girls side, the Strathmore swim team also took first in the East Sequoia thanks to several great performances. The team of Pearl Johnson, Trinity Aceves, Hannah Jones and Lily Stadtherr won the 200 Medley Relay, the team of Johnson, Ally Gleaton, Natalie Boudreaux and Alyssa Gonzalez took the 200 Free Relay and the combo of Gonzalez, Boudreaux, Aceves and Jones won the 400 Free Relay.

The Spartans also dominated the individual events. Jones won the 200 Free while Aceves took both the 100 Breast and the 200 IM. Gonzalez won both the 50 Free and the 100 Free while Lily Stadtherr took both the 100 Butterfly and the 500 Free. Johnson took home the 100 Back for the Spartans.

In track in the East Sequoia, the Lindsay boys team finished second behind Corcoran. Lindsay’s Hanival Osorio-Martinez dominated this season as he won the 400-meter, the 800-meter, the 1,600-meter and 3,200 in league. His teammates Ethan Cortez, Salvador Sanchez, Gabriel Aguayo and Juan Diego Cisneros took the 400-meter relay, Sanchez won the long jump and Cisneros took the triple jump this spring.

The Farmersville boys team took third in track as Reyes Contreras won the 300-meter hurdles. Strathmore boys came in third as Jacob Poole took first in the 100-meter and Aaron Whitney won the 110-meter hurdles. From Granite Hills, AJ Duran won the discus in league this spring.

On the girls side, Farmersville finished second in track as head coach Michael Barcellos won Coach of the Year. Jazmaine Stewart had a dominant season as she won the 100-meter, the 200-meter, the 400-meter and the long jump. Her teammate Perla Lares won the 800-meter.

Many other local athletes won their events in girls track this season. Woodlake’s Anna Villavicencio had a strong year as she won both the 1,600-meter and the 3,200-meter while her teammate Karla Garcia took the discus. Strathmore’s Faith Trujillo won the 300-meter hurdles and Granite Hills’ Arely Murillo took the shot put.

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