Clovis News: Sports

Central Section sports news & notes

Bullard High's Williams closes in on soccer mark

Lynn Williams is closing in on Bullard's career scoring record for soccer.

Not the girls record -- Williams already has that -- but the overall record of 97 goals set by boys standout Paul Islas.

Williams, who Knights coach Onesta Francis says is one of the best players in the state, has 97 goals in three-plus seasons following a four-goal performance in the Knights' 5-1 win over Memorial on Thursday.

The senior forward has 30 goals this season, including at least four in each of the Knights' first four County/Metro Athletic Conference games. She had 27 as a junior, 29 as a sophomore and 11 as a freshman.

Williams is leading the way for a Bullard team that's top-ranked in the Central Section by The Bee.

Water polo honors

Jared Osborn, who powered Clovis West's water polo team to the section Division I championship, was named to the California-Hawaii All-American second team.

Osborn, a senior, led the Golden Eagles with a school-record 156 goals on 61% shooting accuracy. The Bee's Player of the Year also contributed 71 assists, 106 steals and 54 ejections drawn.

Osborn is one of nine Fresno-area players selected among the 119 who received first- through 10th-team or honorable mention honors.

Other locals honored include third-team selections Chase Lemley and Neil Stott of Clovis, fifth-team picks Shae Russell of Clovis North and Kevin Richie of Central, seventh-teamer Jake Jizmejian of Clovis, eighth-teamer Colton Coffman of Clovis North, 10th-teamer Jake Salomonson of Clovis and honorable mention Garrett Pickford of Buchanan.

Krieghoff's dream day

Buchanan junior Elise Krieghoff redefined the term double double Tuesday.

She scored three goals in a 5-2 win over Clovis East in an afternoon soccer match, then 14 points that night to power a 51-41 victory over Central in a basketball game.

Selma wrestlers honored

Selma was named as's team of the week after placing second overall -- and first among schools from California -- at last weekend's Five Counties Invitational, which is regarded as the nation's third toughest wrestling tournament.

The Bears, led by MVP lowerweight Alex Cisneros, scored 147.5 points, second only to the 173.5 put up by East Coast power St. Anthony's of South Huntington, N.Y.

Cisneros scored a fall, a technical fall, a major decision and two decisions en route to winning the 125-pound division, which he finished with a 1-0 victory over Ali Naser of El Camino Real. It was state No. 1-ranked Cisneros' second straight one-point win over No. 6 Naser after beating him 3-2 in overtime at the Doc Buchanan Invitational.

Selma, ranked third in the state behind Clovis and Bakersfield, also received a championship run from 171-pounder Justin Lozano, who had three falls and two decisions, including a 3-1 win over Santiago-Corona's Scotty Bacon in the final.

Isiah Morfin (second at 152), Nathan Zarate (second at 160) and Rico Aguilar (eighth at 145) also medaled for the Bears, who travel to Gilroy today and Saturday for the Mid-Cals Invitational.

In all, 15 of the 86-school event's 112 medalists were from the Central Section, also including champions Mason Pengilly of Porterville (103 pounds) and Javier Gasca of Central (119), as well as Central's Adrian Camposano (third at 103), Central's Brandon Carlos (fourth at 112), Porterville's Michael Ruiz (sixth at 125), Central's Mason Esqueda (eighth at 135), Madera South's Jonathan Gomez (second at 145), Wasco's Michael Martinez (fifth at 160) and Central's Jeff Fuentes (eighth at 215).

Porterville was sixth in the team standings with 108 points, and Central was eighth with 93.5.