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Maderans in College - Liberty’s Cambra out for Sac State

Today’s game before family and friends at Fresno State’s Bulldog Stadium is an afterthought for former Liberty standing C.J. Cambra after receiving upsetting news Wednesday.


Cambra, a redshirt freshman at Sacramento State, was ready to play in today’s game against the Bulldogs. However, Wednesday doctors advised him to have surgery on his hip, which has been bothering him since fall camp.


“They are trying to get him into surgery as soon as possible,” Cambra’s mother, Holly said. “We’re not sure about getting a medical redshirt. The coaches and C.J. will talk next week about it.”
According to Holly, they are trying to get him into surgery soon so there is a chance he could come back to play this season. However, there are only two doctors in Northern California that can do the surgery through Kaiser’s network of doctors.


The UC Merced Bobcats women’s volleyball team has played nine matches this season and Madera South’s Dominique Andrews has played in eight of them. She has played in 29 of the 34 sets this season as an incoming freshman. She has 52 kills and is second on the team. She also has 29 combined blocks, third on the team. Andrews led the team sixth six kills in a three-set loss to 19th ranked Biola University on Sept. 3 in Fullerton.


Fresno State women’s volleyball player Brielle Hefner (Madera) has played in all seven matches this season. She is third on the team with 48 kills, averaging two kills a set. Her season high is 11 kills in a match, which she has done twice.


Antelope Valley women’s volleyball senior Miranda Brunner (Madera) has played in all three sets for the Pioneers, recording three kills.


Former Madera South runners Angelica Costilla and Karina Martinez helped the UC Merced Bobcats cross country team place third in the William Jessup University Warrior Open in Rocklin on Sept. 3. Costilla finished 10th overall and Martinez was 17th.


Fresno Pacific men’s cross country senior Ismael Guzman (Madera South) placed 10th at the Lancer Invitational in Riverside to help the Sunbirds place second. Ann Poythress (Madera) also placed seventh and third on the Sunbirds in the women’s race to help Fresno Pacific place third. Freshman Jonnie Montano (Madera South) was seventh on the team in 33rd place.


Colorado freshman Eduardo “Lalo” Herrera (Madera South) placed ninth in the Colorado State Invitational on Sept. 2. Herrera was one of three runners Colorado runners who ran unattached, but still placed in the top 10.


William Penn women’s volleyball player Lilly Martinez (Madera South) has played in all 31 sets this season and has 31 kills, fourth on the team. She also has nine blocks.


Upper Iowa University football player Marcus McCoy (Madera South) recorded four solo tackles, including one for loss in a season-opening loss to Bemidji State on Sept. 2. He also had two pass breakups.


Ana Walker (Madera South) started and played every minute of the Fresno Pacific women’s soccer team’s opener Monday against Stanislaus State.


West Hills College quarterback Vincent Espinoza (Madera) got the start and was 10-of-23 for 70 yards and threw a touchdown in a Sept. 3 loss to Shasta.


Merced College returner Jackson Watts (Liberty) returned three kickoffs in a 50-17 win Sept. 7 against Redwoods. Watts returned one kick for an 81-yard touchdown and had two more returns of 60 yards to average 47 yards per return.


College of the Sequoias safety Logan Pierce (Liberty) led his team with 10 tackles in a
53-47 victory over Contra Costa College on Sept. 3. Pierce had nine solo tackles and a tackle for loss in the victory.


In two matches for the Merced College women’s volleyball team, Kinsey Kerby (Madera) has five kills to go with nine digs.


The Fresno City College women’s soccer team has a distinct Madera feel with five players, including four from the back-to-back Valley Champions, Madera South. Sophomores Leila Monzon (Madera South) and Madera South freshmen Kim Montoya and Sophia Zertuche have each scored a goal. Madera South teammate Jasmine Garibay has dished out two assists. Defender Oksana Reynoso (Madera) has three shots on goal.



Some rosters of colleges have not been updated. If there are any other athletes playing in a fall sport in college, please contact The Madera Tribune