Teams from 12 California schools will gather Saturday for the Mike Camana Invitational, Modesto Junior College's annual wrestling tournament.
The event, named for the late father of former MJC wrestler Aman Camana, also features Skyline, Chabot, Menlo, Shasta, Lassen, Mt. San Antonio, Rio Hondo, Victor Valley, West Hills, Santa Rosa and Delta along with the host Pirates.
Action begins at 9 a.m. at MJC Gym with the finals scheduled to start at about 5 p.m.
Skyline will make a return trip to Modesto after it was beaten by MJC 27-19 in Coast Conference action Wednesday night. Winning by fall for Modesto was Jesse McDaniel (184) while teammate Carson Homuth (149) worked for a 7-3 victory. Luis Quintero (157) and Latrell Benjamin (165) each earned 1-point decisions.
COMEBACK The Pirates (14-4, 2-1), inspired by an all-around performance by Sierrah Miller, rallied from a 2-1 deficit for an important Big 8 Conference road win over Sacramento (7-8, 0-3). Modesto, which dropped a match via a forfeit to Sierra last week in a scheduling mixup, survived 25-21, 16-25, 19-25, 25-16, 15-11. Miller had 26 kills.
Men's Water Polo
EASY WIN Tyler Bolton and Matt Watling totaled three goals apiece for the Pirates (9-3, 2-1) who swam to a convincing 17-5 Big 8 win at Santa Rosa. Brad McCain accounted for two goals for Modesto while goalkeepers Geoff Risting and Jeremy Day combined for 17 saves.
Women's Water Polo
PIRATES FALL Modesto (6-10, 0-4) was beaten by Santa Rosa 19-4 despite two goals by Kristine Groteguth and one apiece by Kendall Reilly and Tasha Smith. Ellisa Williams had seven saves for the Pirates. The Bear Cubs improved to 3-10 and 1-3.