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15 Bulldogs Ink Their Way to Next Level

May 31, 2024 03:34PM ● By Steven Bryla, photos by Steven Bryla

Gridley seniors sign their Letters of Intent (LOI’s) to compete athletically and continue their academics at the collegiate level on Monday, May 20.


GRIDLEY, CA (MPG) - Gridley High School held their second annual Signing Night on Monday, May 20, as 15 seniors signed their letters of intent (LOI) to play sports competitively at the collegiate level.

Gridley Assistant Activities Coordinator Tammy Carr, who is also the head softball coach, was the lead of the ceremony for the second year in a row. 13 of the 15 athletes are moving on to community colleges and two are moving on to four-year institutions.


Gridley High School Assistant Activities Coordinator/Softball head coach Tammy Carr speaks to the 15 athletes prepared to sign their LOI’s on Monday, May 20.


Basketball

Travus Boyd, Shasta College

Boyd was a key component on the 2023-24 CIF Northern Section Division IV champions as he was the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs and was the assists leader on the team as the only Gridley player with 100 assists during the season.

Boyd was also named as a member of the All-Butte View League team.

Aaron Kullar, University of California, Merced

Kullar was the leader for Gridley and was named to the All-NSCIF first team for the second consecutive season.

Kullar was the scoring leader for the Bulldogs with 18.3 points per game, rebounding leader (8.6) among multiple other statistical categories.

He defined what it means to leave it all out on the floor. 


Football

Ryan Woolery, Simpson University

Woolery is the lone football player moving into play at the next level. Simpson is receiving one of the hardest working individuals Gridley has to offer. 

Woolery averaged 4.9 yards per carry and found himself in the end zone eight times this past football season.


Soccer

Rafaela Anguiano, Feather River College 

Anguiano led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring all three seasons she was a part of the program. She was a huge piece of the best season of the program and change it endured over the last couple seasons.

Janessa Delgado, Feather River College

If it wasn’t enough fun to watch Delgado and Anguiano be on the field together for the last couple seasons, they will join one another up in Quincy.

The senior forward/striker had the second most steals on the team and nearly doubled her shots on goal statistic this year.

Miranda Johnson, Feather River College

Feather River College is gaining a three-headed giant as Johnson rounds out the Lady Bulldogs heading to play for the Golden Eagles.

Jesus Castro, Yuba College 

Just like the girls followed one another to FRC, Yuba College is gaining three great men’s soccer athletes in its program.

Castro was an issue for any opposing offensive player as when Castro had the ball taken away before they even would step in his path. 

Castro led the Bulldogs with 325 steals this season as Gridley accounted for over 3000 throughout the season.

Greg Ramirez, Yuba College 

Ramirez was third on the Gridley team this season as 10 goals found their way into the back of the net. 

Adrian Santillan, Yuba College

Santillan was the goalie who shut the door on Live Oak during penalty kicks during this past NSCIF playoffs and helped send the Bulldogs to the Division II championship game.

Although Santillan was sidelined this year due to injury, Gridley head coach Jesse Barajas expressed to the Herald that Adrian’s drive and work ethic was one of his best attributes to the program.

 

Softball

Maddie Garcia, Yuba College

Garcia leaves the Gridley softball program with a lot of confidence that she gained throughout the last couple seasons progressively.

The comfortability of walking into the circle with confidence will be a great attribute to start as she goes to Yuba College. The versatility of playing a couple other positions will add as great factors for Garcia as she continues her softball journey.

Alexus Porcayo, Yuba College 

Porcayo added nearly .100 points to her batting average from last season. 

The quick outfielder with a strong arm had a perfect fielding percentage this year and will be a great addition to Yuba College.

Alyssa Thompson, Butte College

Butte is getting an athlete who is able to contribute right away and do whatever is necessary for the team. 

At the plate Thompson hit .399 for her three-year career and boasted 75 hits as a Lady Bulldog.

Thompson’s quick glove and strong arm led to many putouts from across the diamond, but the ability to quickly deke runners from second base flustered opponents on the base paths.

 

Track and Field

AnaGloria Luevano, Yuba College and Alexander Torres, Butte College

Luevano represented Gridley this past weekend at the CIF State Track and Field Championships for the second consecutive year in the 300 meter hurdles event, where she was unable to qualify for the finals heat.

Luevano also won the Northern Section Division II hurdles in the 100 and 300 meters.


Volleyball

Giselle Fuentes, Feather River College

Fuentes will be a dual threat for the Golden Eagles whether she is inside the gym or on a beach court.

Fuentes is a versatile player who can play multiple positions just like she was able to do during her time for the Lady Bulldogs.

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