Clovis News: Sports

Local briefs: Rams reap haul of soccer honors

Champion Fresno City dominated the all-Central Valley Conference men's soccer team and made off with five of the top six awards, it was announced Tuesday.

Freshman defender Cody Ellison, a former Clovis High star, was named co-MVP with Taft's Miguel Ibarram, and the Rams' Eric Solberg earned Coach of the Year.

Fresno City's Trae Garton was co-Offensive Player of the Year, Victor Gutierrez the Defensive Player of the Year and Fabian Rangel the Goalkeeper of the Year.

Abraham Campos of College of the Sequoias and Taft's Christian Hernandez were co-Midfielders of the Year.

The Rams' Louie Espino, Jonathan Enns, Alex Gomez, Rory Agu and Joe Colmenero were selected to the all-CVC first team along with West Hills-Lemoore's Andres Lopez, Alvaro De Lira and Michael Kuehter, and Sequoias' Eavin Gonzales and Gustavo Casimiro.

Sunbirds men keep rolling

James Lewis scored 20 of his game-high 22 points in the first half and NAIA No. 7 Fresno Pacific crushed Great Falls 85-50 in a nonconference men's basketball game in Montana.

The Sunbirds (8-1) will stay in the Big Sky state and face Rocky Mountain on Thursday in Billings.

Fresno Pacific held Great Falls to 15 first-half points. Jesse Childs scored 13 for the Sunbirds, and Jordan Wild and Craig Ash and 10 points apiece.

- West Hills fell behind by 23 points early in the second half and a comeback fell short in a 68-59 nonconference loss at Modesto. Jason Hall had 17 points and Randal Guillory 11 for the Falcons. Brett Sayad led Modesto with 23.

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Judo: Spencer Matthes of the West Clovis Judo Club went 5-2 and placed third in the advanced 9-10 age heavyweight division at the USJF/USJA Winter Nationals in La Verne.