Stallions win in last minute
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Madera’s Jenny Gallegos battles for a loose ball during a 2012 victory over the Sunnyside Wildcats on Senior Night in Joe Flores Gym.
For the first time in history, Madera High and Madera South boys and girls soccer team hosted first-round playoff games.
After three straight first-round losses by the Madera schools, the fifth-seeded Madera South Stallions boys soccer team got a goal with less than a minute left in the golden goal sudden death overtime for a 2-1 victory over Roosevelt-Fresno in the Division III boys soccer playoffs.
Three of the four playoff games in the past two nights went into overtime and the other was decided in the final 15 seconds. Madera South came away with a Jesus Garcia goal for the win.
Stallions hold on for NYL win
The Madera South Stallions boys basketball team scratched and clawed and played a hard 32 minutes to hold off multiple surges from the North Yosemite League foe Fresno High Warriors to pick up a 47-41 win.
The Stallions were banged up, missing several players and dealt with foul trouble to key contributors.
Shaquille Moore, who missed the entire third quarter because of foul trouble, led the Stallions in scoring with 16 points. Cooper Neal also had a strong game for Madera South with 11 points.
Coyotes close out home season with win
The Madera Coyote girls basketball seniors made sure they would go out winners on Senior Night against the Sunnyside Wildcats.
Senior Shellie Perkins led the team with 15 points and senior Jenny Gallegos added 13 points. Erika Rodriguez scored six first quarter points to keep the Coyotes in the game.
The Coyotes didn’t pull away from the Wildcats until a 6-0 run opened the fourth quarter gave Madera an 11-point lead.
The Coyotes were also tough on defense. They forced 17 turnovers and pulled down 36 rebounds, 17 on the offensive glass. Gallegos led the team with nine rebounds and Rodriguez had eight. Perkins recorded six steals and Jessica Petroff had four more.
Stallions win on Senior Night
In the County/Metro Athletic Conference regular season finale between the Madera and Madera South boys soccer teams, it came down to one penalty kick with less than a minute remaining in overtime.
The Madera South coaching staff sent up an unlikely player to attempt the game-winning shot — its goalkeeper.
However with one swift kick, Madera South senior Jose Barraza delivered the eventual game-winning penalty kick in a 2-1 win over the Coyotes in Memorial Stadium.
Wrestling captures sixth straight
The Madera Coyote wrestling team continued its dominance in the County/Metro Athletic Conference by winning the league crown for the sixth straight year at the league tournament.
The Coyotes had a finalist in the first 10 matches at Edison High School and came away with six CMAC champions.
Madera South finished 26 points behind the Coyotes. They sent seven wrestlers to the finals and came away with four championships.
Romine is adding to the wrestling legacy at Madera with the school’s 26th league championship.
Stallions capitalize on late score for win
The Madera South boys soccer team scored in the final 10 minutes of a hard-fought match to upend the Roosevelt-Fresno Rough Riders 1-0 in the first round of the Central Section Div. II Boys Soccer playoffs.