Gustine Rotary tournament

The 77th annual Gustine Rotary Club Basketball Tournament will tip off today (Thursday).

Eight teams will compete over three days in the state’s longest-running boys tournament before a champion is crowned late Saturday afternoon.

In first-round play today, Big Valley Christian and Hilmar tip off at 4 p.m., followed by Los Banos-Orestimba at 5:30; Millennium-Livingston at 7 and Vanguard Academy-Gustine at 8:30.

Second-round play begins at 4 p.m. Friday. Tournament play wraps up Saturday, starting with the seventh-place game at 11 a.m. and running through the title matchup at 3:30.

Junior varsity

Gustine High will host a junior varsity boys basketball tournament concurrently at Orestimba High.

Big Valley Christian and Hilmar open the tournament at 4 p.m. today. The first round of games also includes Los Banos-Orestimba at 5:30; Millennium-Livingston at 7 and Delta Charter-Gustine in the 8:30 nightcap.

Orestimba boys soccer

Orestimba’s varsity soccer Warriors dropped a 6-1 decision to host Hilmar last Tuesday.

The Warriors and Yellowjackets played a scoreless first half before Hilmar took control after intermission. Ricardo Garcia accounted for the Orestimba goal.

In junior varsity action, Orestimba and Hilmar played to a 3-3 tie in the wind and rain. Julian Contreras scored all three Orestimba goals. Mario Diaz, Jahiro Torres and Fernando Navarro each turned in a solid defensive performance, and goalkeeper Alex DeLaCruz turned back 10 Hilmar shots.

GHS girls hoops

Gustine won a low-scoring CIF Foundation game last Monday at Hilmar, where the varsity Lady Reds turned back their hosts 25-22. Tianah Vitorino collected eight points and Cynthia Castaneda netted seven to lead Gustine. Alexis Barnett chipped in with four points, Ashley Lomeli and Magaly Macias each scored two and Anezza Rodriguez and M.J. Haro each added a free throw to round out the Gustine scoring.

Volleyball all-star

Orestimba senior Doreen Dyt was among players selected to participate in the second annual Stanislaus District Volleyball All-Star Event Saturday at Pitman High School in Turlock.

Dyt will take part in the small-schools all-star match which begins at 11 a.m.

OHS girls hoops

Orestimba dropped a close 48-46 decision to host Downey High last Monday, Nov. 25, in a CIF Foundation game.

Jade Robinson paced Orestimba with 14 points. Jessica Villarreal hit three treys to finish with nine, Sarah Millan was on the score sheet with seven points, Rubi Parra chipped in with five, Ciera Thibodeau scored four, Reagan Marroquin accounted for three points and Elizabeth Lilly and Jackie Lujan each added two points.

Newman youth baseball/softball

Newman Youth Baseball/Softball will host early-bird registration sessions for the 2020 season Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6-8 p.m. at Pizza Plus and Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon at the community meeting room (1200 Main St.). A $5 discount is offered during the early registration sessions.

Age divisions include tee-ball (4-6, 4-year-olds must have a parent assistant for the team), pee wee (7-8), minors (9-10), majors (11-12) and pony/seniors (13-14). Boys must meet age requirement as of April 1; girls 7 and older and 4-year-old tee-ball players must meet age requirement as of Jan. 1.

Copy of birth certificate and payment are required at time of registration.

The program is also seeking volunteers and coaches.

Email for additional information.

Crows Landing baseball/softball

The Crows Landing youth baseball/softball program will begin sign-ups Saturday, Dec. 14. Registration will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon at the Crows Landing fire station. An early-bird discount is offered at that session.

Additional sign-ups are scheduled for Saturdays, Jan. 4 (noon to 4 p.m.), Jan. 11 (9 a.m. to noon) and Jan. 18 (noon to 4 p.m.).

Divisions include tee-ball (4-6); PeeWee baseball and softball (7-8), Minors baseball and softball (9-10); Majors baseball and softball (11-12); and Pony baseball/Seniors softball (13-14). Girls must be of age by Jan. 1; boys by April 30. Birth certificate required for new players.

For more information call 202-5572 or 678-6332.

GHS JV boys hoops

Gustine’s junior varsity Reds dropped a 42-24 decision to Davis High last week.

Mateo Gallichio scored 10 points to lead Gustine. Angel Toledo dropped in six, while Alejandro Lugo and Oscar Gomez added four points each for the JV Reds.

Gustine High’s frosh squad suffered a 49-9 setback to Davis.