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Three Turlock youth place 1st in PPK
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Mya Sanchez, Ruby Randhawa, and Hilton Green pose with their first place PPK Team Championship footballs and jerseys. - photo by FRANKIE TOVAR / The Journal



The weather conditions were terrible on Sunday with rain falling by the bucket loads, but three Turlockers overcame the elements and emerged victorious in this year’s Punt Pass and Kick competition in Oakland. Hilton Green, Mya Sanchez, and Ruby Randhawa each earned first place honors in their individual age groups with respective totals of 155 feet, 10 inches, 158 feet, 6 inches, and 185 feet, 2 inches.

Green and Hernandez qualified for the competition through Walnut Elementary and Sanchez qualified through Medeiros Elementary.

Green completed a 53 foot punt, a 53-foot-2-inch pass, and a 49-foot-8-inch kick in the boys 6-7 age bracket in his first PPK Team Championship appearance. Randhawa, who finished 2nd in last year’s Team Championship, earned her first place ball b a 62-foot-3-inch punt, a 71-foot-5-inch pass, and a 51-foot-6-inch kick in the girls 10-11 age bracket. Sanchez won her second consecutive Team Championship with a 52-foot-1-inch punt, a 48-foot-8-inch pass, and a 58-foot-1-inch kick in the girls 8-9 age bracket.

Fellow Turlocker and Walnut Elementary student Cameran Sheerwood also qualified for the PPK Team Championship in Oakland and placed second in the boys 10-11 age bracket.