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Herrera helps Colorado at Notre Dame invite

Courtesy of Colorado Buffaloes athletics

Former Madera South cross country runner Eduardo Herrera places fifth at the Joe Paine Invitational at Notre Dame on Sept. 29.


Former Madera South cross country standout Eduardo “Lalo” Herrera placed 10th overall to help the Colorado Buffaloes to a team victory at the Joe Paine Invitational at Notre Dame on Sept. 29.

Herrera, a redshirt freshman, was second on the team and 10th overall in his second race as a Buffalo. He helped the top-ranked Buffaloes to a team victory over third-ranked New Mexico.

In an Oct. 5 five-set loss to Air Force, Fresno State women’s volleyball player Brielle Hefner (Madera) led the team with 13 kills.

Hefner has played in all 18 matches for the Bulldogs and is second on the team with 172 kills. She had a career-high 25 kills in a five-set loss to San Francisco on Sept. 9.

Minot State University receiver Kris Bueno (Madera) had one catch for five yards in an Oct. 5 loss to Northern State.

In their first race of the season for the UC Merced Bobcats women’s cross country team, Karina Martinez (Madera South) and Angelica Costilla (Madera South) helped the Bobcats to a ninth place finish at the San Francisco state Invitational on Sept. 25.

Martinez led the Bobcats in 65th place while Costilla was fourth on the team in 87th place. The Bobcats are also coached by Vicente Velarde (Madera) and Sofia Rios (Madera South).

Redshirt freshman Anissia Gonzalez (Madera) leads the Fresno Pacific women’s soccer team with nine points. She had team highs in both goals and assists while playing in all 11 games. She had an assist in a 4-1 victory over Holy Names on Monday and another assist in a 2-0 victory against Biola on Oct. 7.

For the third time this season, sophomore Jasmine Gonzales (Madera) led the Pacific Tigers cross country team across the finish line. She placed 40th at the Sacramento Capital Cross Challenge on Sept. 20.

UC Davis defensive lineman Hunter O’Brion (Liberty) had one tackle in a Sept. 23 loss to Weber State. He added a solo tackle the next week in a Sept. 30 victory over North Dakota.

York College women’s soccer goalkeeper Cassandra Martinez (Madera South) recorded seven blocks in 3-2 loss to Saint Mary on Oct. 11. She recorded 10 saves in a double overtime scoreless tie on Oct. 7. Martinez has started all 11 matches for York College and has recorded 66 saves.

In a four-set loss to Fresno City College, College of the Sequoias middle blocker Alyssa Burton (Madera) recorded four blocks and had a kill in the Sept. 27 match. Also for COS, Lanaye Brewer (Madera South) recorded a kill in a four-set victory over Reedley College on Oct. 4.

Kinsey Kerby (Madera) has played in all 14 matches for the Merced College women’s volleyball team. She has 49 kills this season to go with 89 digs and six blocks. She had two kills and seven digs in an 
Oct. 6 victory over Reedley College and had two kills and four digs in a win over West Hills College on Oct. 4.

Raina Wristen (Liberty) leads the unbeaten Fresno City College women’s soccer team in points with 11 goals and 11 assists. She had a goal, along with Jasmine Garibay (Madera South), in a 5-0 victory Oct. 6 over College of the Sequoias. Garibay had two goals while Wristen had one in a 5-0 victory Oct. 3 against Bakersfield College.

Garibay is fourth on the team in points with eight goals and eight assists. Sophia Zertuche (Madera South) has four goals and six assists for the Rams. Elvira Hernandez (Madera) has two goals and an assist while Franki Navarro (Madera South) has played in 13 of the 14 matches.

Fresno City College kicker Evan Rios (Madera) leads the Rams in scoring with 35 points. He has made four of five field goal attempts and 20 of 21 extra points. He made a 26-yard field goal and all six of his extra points in a 45-21 victory over Reedley College on Sept. 30.

In a Sept. 30 loss to Monterey Peninsula, Justin Landero (Madera) was fourth on the team with five tackles, all solo. Roy Mitchell (Madera) had three tackles, including a quarterback sack. Christopher Chapa (Madera) added two tackles and Pablo Villasana (Madera) added another for the Madera contingent led by former Coyote head coach Bonner Cunnings.


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