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February 04, 2002|STAFF REPORTS

LA MESA — Calexico High's Harry Ramirez took first place at 154 pounds to lead Calexico to a seventh-place finish in the 25-team Helix High wrestling tournament here Saturday.

Ramirez finished with three pins and a decision win. Estevan Jimenez took fourth place at 112 pounds and Aaron Barrios placed fifth at 142 for the Bulldogs.

Calexico will next compete in the Imperial Valley League finals at Holtville High on Thursday.

Women's softball

PALM DESERT — The Imperial Valley College softball team wrapped up play in the College of the Desert tournament here Sunday with a 3-1 loss to host COD.

Taking the loss on the mound for IVC was Maria Hansen-Perez. Jenny Briseño had two of the Arabs' five hits.

IVC (5-4 overall) will host San Bernardino Valley College in a double-header starting at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Club volleyball

TORRANCE — The Imperial Valley Heat 18-and-under club volleyball team went 3-0 in Southern California Volleyball Association silver division competition here Sunday.

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The Heat kicked off play with a 25-20, 25-22 win over Wahines of Las Vegas then followed with a 25-16, 25-18 victory against the Inland Valley Fire of San Bernardino. The Imperial Valley club wrapped up the day with a 25-11, 25-9 win over Oasis of Palm Springs.

I.V. heat coach Cami Mohamed pointed to the serving of Deidre DuBose and the setting of Kristin Colace and Leighan Sudduth as keys to the team's success. All three are from Brawley.

The Heat, now 6-3 in the SCVA silver division, will compete in the Las Vegas Invitational Feb. 16-18.

Girls basketball

Holtville 47, Calipatria 33

CALIPATRIA — The Holtville High girls basketball team improved to 5-1 in league play with a 47-33 win over Calipatria here Friday.

Leading Holtville were Mykell Johnston with 14 points, Cindy Lopez with 12 rebounds and seven points and Claudia Lopez with 11 points and eight rebounds. Erika Baiz scored 12 points, all from 3-point land, for the Vikings.

Natasha Jackson scored eight points to lead Calipatria, followed by Sophia Perez with six.

Both teams play on the road at 7 p.m. Tuesday with Holtville playing at Brawley and Calipatria (3-3 league) playing at Calexico.

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