Sports briefs: Bullard, Kerman players make all-state in baseball
Catcher Niko Pacheco and pitcher/infielder Carlos Salazar, who led Bullard High and Kerman to the Central Section Division I and IV baseball titles, have made Cal-Hi Sports’ All-State Underclass team.
Pacheco, a junior catching for the first time in his career, led the 26-7 Knights in batting average (.364), doubles (16) and RBIs (37).
Salazar, a junior who committed to Fresno State before the season began, went 11-1 with 159 strikeouts in 771/3 innings and hit .404 for the 22-9-1 Lions.
Garces junior catcher Jake Sweaney was the only other Central Section representative on the 30-man first team. No section player made the 20-player second team.
This is the first in a series of various Cal-Hi Sports All-State baseball and softball teams.
Islas, Reinhart lead Fuego to victory over Outlaws
Paul Islas and Tyler Reinhart each scored first-half goals, leading the Fresno Fuego to a 2-1 victory over the Ogden Outlaws Saturday in a Premier Development League match at Chukchansi Park.
The Fuego (6-4-3) leapfrogged to third in the PCL Southwest Division.
Fresno will play at Ventura County at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
559 MMA series sets Friday card in Hanford
Avenal’s Jose Aispuro and Lemoore’s Anthony Martinez headline the 559 Fights 3 amateur mixed martial arts scheduled for Friday at the Kings Fairground in Hanford.
The 12-bout card will feature the co-main events of Aispuro (2-1) against Hanford’s Wilbet Rogers, who will make his debut in the heavyweight. Martinez (2-0) will face Huntington Beach’s Andre Nickelson (3-2) in the light-heavyweight.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and fights start at 7:30. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at 559fights.com or Kings Fairgrounds office.
HEAT, after win streak’s halted, continue road trip
The Central California HEAT gave up a goal in the 77th minute as the West Coast Wildkatz snapped Central California’s three-game win streak with a 3-2 victory Friday in a Women’s Premier Soccer League match at Livermore High.
Ashley Sherr and Lilly Ruiz each scored for the HEAT, who will travel to Sacramento today at to play the California Storm at Folsom High.
Local youth triathlon club to host July competition
The iCAN Junior Triathlon Club will host a July 22 competition, open to youths ages 6 to 17, at the Clovis North Educational Center.
Individual awards will be presented to the top-five finishers in each one-year age group, as well as overall boys and girls finishers of each division.
The competition, sanctioned by U.S. Triathlon, will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Information: www.icantri.org or Active.com.