February 15, 2014 12:05 AM

Merced’s Lopez wins match to clinch wrestling title for Golden Valley

Merced senior Tony Lopez had never had so many Golden Valley fans rooting for him at one time. With one hip toss Lopez brought both Bear fans and Cougar faithful to their feet. Not only did Lopez’s pin of Pitman’s Eric Bajeron win the Central California Conference heavyweight title for himself at Friday’s CCC championships, but also clinched the tournament team title for Golden Valley, which gave the Cougars a share of the CCC title for the third time in school history.

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