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“It was a great atmosphere.”
OHS Football Coach Ben White regarding Friday’s game in the newly renovated football stadium
The Dinuba Sentinel DHS Volleyball
Thursday, October 25, 2018
OHS Football
Playo  time
Orosi High School running back Jerry Huerta shrugs off a tackle during the first half of Orosi’s game against Parlier on Friday. Huerta and the Cardinals celebrated the opening of their newly renovated stadium with a 35-6 win.
Impressive opener
OHS Volleyball
George M. Villagrana | The Sentinel
No one knows for sure when the last time Dinuba High girls volleyball team hosted a first round playoff match.
The fourth seeded Emperors will end that drought tonight as they take on #13 Pioneer Valley High School of Santa Maria at 7 p.m. in a Division 3 match. The winner will face either #12 Nipomo or #5 Tulare Western on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
The top seed was awarded to Yosemite followed by Reedley, Righetti High and Dinuba.
Dinuba has played very well the last few weeks, including home wins over
Dinuba played well down the stretch to earn a Division III playo  spot
Immanuel High and Central Valley Christian. That’s another feat that has not been accomplished.
The Emperors are 20-10 and 6-6 in Central Sequoia League play while the Panthers, newcomers to the Central Section, closed out the regular season with a record of 13-9 and were 7-3 in the Central Coast Athletic Conference.
Pioneer Valley has dropped its final two games of the season before heading into playoffs. The Panthers are led by seniors Morgan Krause, Alison Magni and sophomore Amaya Yebra.
DHS did drop its CSL finale on the road to Exeter last Wednesday as the Monarchs swept 25-22, 25-10, 25-12. Exeter, who are the defending Division 2 champions, are again the team to beat in that division.
In that match, Allyson Garcia paced the team with 12 kills and eight digs while Alexa Garcia finished with five kills and a team-high 13 digs.
Senior setter Kaily Manning had 18 assists.
By George M. Villagrana
By George M. Villagrana
Experience on Cardinals’ side
After eight weeks of playing all road games, the Orosi High Cardinals finally got to play their first home game in a newly renovated stadium and in front of a packed house Friday night. Orosi celebrated the big night in front of a large crowd giving them plenty to cheer about with a 35-6 win over Parlier.
OHS coach Ben White said the atmosphere was great for the team, ending a busy week with homecoming activities.
“It was a great atmosphere,” said White. “It was cool that the whole town can come out. Our two tailbacks, Jerry Huerta and Freddi Arciga were out doing fun activities all week long. It’s always hard homecoming week. Guys get distracted but the fact that it
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Emperors cruise, 43-16
By George M. Villagrana quarter outburst and improved to 7-2 broke loose for an 82-yard run and a
Orosi draws Selma in its Division V playo  opener at home tonight
League play and enter with a 5-19 overall record, but the CSL traditionally is tough and this year was no exception.
The winner of the match will face the winner of Robert F. Kennedy High/ Kings Christian on Tuesday night with the higher seed hosting.
Orosi closed out the regular season with a 25-11, 25-14, 25-18 sweep over OCHS. SayDee Alcala led all players with 15 kills, four service aces, and seven digs. Teammate Sheanne Baniaga had 10 kills, three ace services and 14 digs. As a team, the Cardinals had 14 ace services led by Rhenzel Campos with five. Setter Monica Quevedo had 28 assists.
On October 16 in a match at O’Neals, the host Minarets Mustangs pulled out a 25-21, 25-16, 25-22 sweep over the Cardinals.
Alcala recorded a team-high 10 kills to go along with six digs while Baniaga finished with five kills and Lesli Viveros added four.
Minarets, who were led by sophomore Claire Corippo’s match-high 10 kills, had 14 service aces.
Evan Lara completed a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another as the Cardinals improved to 7-2 overall and 4-1 in league.
DHS Football
George M. Villagrana | The Sentinel
Orosi High girls volleyball coach Mary Rodriguez knew she had something special brewing at the beginning of the season.
The Cardinals, who captured their first league crown in 2016, shared the West Sequoia League title with Minarets. Orosi accomplished another huge feat this season, notching their school record 23rd win on Senior Night against Orange Cove last week.
With a 23-7 record and a 9-1 WSL record, the Cardinals earned the No. 3 seed in the Division V playoffs that begins tonight with a home match against #14 Selma. The Bears may not have won a match in Central Sequoia
By George M. Villagrana
Dinuba High running back Devon Mendoza may have carried the ball six times but that was enough to produce some incredible results as the Emperors rolled to a 43-16 Central Sequoia League win over Exeter on Friday.
Mendoza rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns as Dinuba buried the Monarchs with a 27 point second
overall and 3-1 in league while Exeter dropped to 2-6 and 1-3 in CSL.
The Emperors scored on the opening possession as Josh Magaña connected on a 22-yard pass play to Jacob Huerta. Dinuba missed the PAT and led 6-0. The Emperors did miss a field goal but turned right around to score a touchdown on 20-yard run by Mendoza.
Up 13-0 entering the second quarter, Mendoza added another score as he
PAT by Christian Hernandez pushed the lead to 20-0. Dinuba then tacked on another score as Magaña completed a 14-yard pass to Brian Campbell. Mendoza continued the onslaught with a 42-yard TD run and after forcing a quick three and out, Campbell closed out the scoring with a 50-yard punt return.
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DHS Girls Cross Country
Too close for comfort
By George M. Villagrana
The Central Sequoia League Championships on Nov. 6 could be a two team battle for the title between Dinuba and Hanford West.
During last week’s CSL Cluster meet at Ride Creek Golf Course, the Emperors came out on top of a close win over the Huskies by three points, 36-39.
Hanford West’s Natalie Gonzalez almost led the whole race from the beginning as she went on to win in a time of 18 minutes, 37.50 seconds. The Emperors went on to take the next three places led by Luz Diaz (19:02.4), Jackie Delgado (19:06.50) and Jasmine Jorge (19:34.90). Ali Ontiveros was 10th in 20:00.10 and Amanda Soto placed 14th in 21:02.90.
“That was a pretty close race,” said Diaz. “But we will use that as a motivation to keep running faster.”
Rounding out the teams effort were Elizabeth Mendez, who was 15th in 21:31.60, Angie Arreola took 17th in
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Luz Diaz is closely followed by Hanford West’s Natalie Gonzalez during a CSL Cluster meet held last week at Ridge Creek Golf Course.
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The Orosi High volleyball team received a No. 3 seed in Division 5 and opens the playoffs at home tonight against Selma. The winner advances to the second round on Tuesday.

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