High School Sports

February 23, 2013

Live Coverage: Day 2 of Sac-Joaquin Section wrestling meet

2:52 p.m.: 7th-place winners at Section Masters Wrestling: Trevor Williams of Oakdale (113, freshman), Vincent Aguilar of Enochs (126), Dominic Freesha of Escalon (220), Eric Barrigan of Oakdale (285) and Reggie Bland of Central Catholic (182). Not winning, and out, are Lorenzo Lewis of Pitman (120), Paul Fagbamilla of Beyer (132), Joseph Dias of Hughson (160). Heartbreak for them.

Note: Anthony Caito of Gregori (145) injury-defaulted out of his 7th-place match but will advance to State because another wrestler who could have placed third dropped out of the tournament.

We'll be starting the 1st place, 3rd place and 5th place matches in about 10 minutes.

From here, Ron Agostini will try to tweet the results as we get them. We've got eight district wrestlers in the finals, so they'll get priority, but we'll try to get in as many of them as we can.

We'll go to online@modbee.com if an explanation is needed on something that comes up.

2:02 p.m.: Consolation semifinal winners at Section Masters Wrestling: Nico Colunga of Oakdale (106), Tyler Lawrence of Escalon (132), Joey Abbate of Central Catholic (138), Andrew Patrick of Hughson (145), Latrell Benjamin of Gregori (152), Justin Brown of Calaveras and Kyle Thorpe of Atwater (both at 160), Johnathon Costa of Escalon (170), Zach Fallentine of Oakdale and Ricardo Garcia of Turlock (both at 220). All advance to 3rd-place matches. Yes, we have two all-district showdowns for 3rd: Brown vs. Thorpe at 160, and Fallentine vs. Garcia at 220. Next up: 7th-place matches. Winner goes to Bakersfield, loser is done.

1:10 p.m. : After a short break, consolation semifinals have begun at SJS Masters Wrestling at Stockton Arena. The finals are scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Here are the matchups:

106 — Gionn Peralta, Vacaville, vs. Isaac Blackburn, Del Oro

113 — Gabe Balderas, Ceres, vs. Israel Saavedra, Modesto

120 — Kasey Klaus, Vacaville, vs. Ronnie Stevens, Oakdale

126 — Victor Trujillo, Bella Vista, vs. Rafael Herrera, Turlock

132 — Trent Nicholson, Kimball, vs. Mark Taijeron, Merced

138 — Jonny Callas, Nevada Union, vs. McCoy Kent, Enochs

145 — Lorenzo De La Riva, Folsom, vs. Hayden Fry, Vacaville

152 — Shayne Tucker, Bella Vista, vs. Zack Velasquez, Argonaut

160 — Nicholas Fiegener, Folsom, vs. Ray Lomas, Central Catholic

170 — Keaton Subjeck, Oak Ridge, vs. Peter Santos, Oakmont

182 — Nick Troquato, Ponderosa, vs. Joey Banks, Franklin of Elk Grove

195 — Jeramy Sweany, Vacaville vs. Trevor Smith, Ripon

220 — ordan Sepeda, Natomas, vs. Josh Winters, Wood

285 — Jaharee Taylor, Elk Grove, vs. Sam Alnassiri, Sheldon

Nico Colunga of Oakdale (106) bounced back from semifinal loss with a win in consolation semis.

12:15 p.m.: Here are the eight Stanislaus District finalists at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Wrestling Championships:

113 — Israel Saavedra, Modesto, vs. Gabe Balderas, Ceres.

120 — Ronnie Stevens, Oakdale

126 — Rafael Herrera, Turlock

132 — Mark Taijeron, Merced

138 — McCoy Kent, Enochs

160 — Ray Lomas, Central Catholic

195 — Trevor Smith, Ripon

Lomas and Smith were 2012 Masters champions. The finals begin at 3 p.m., along with third-place and fifth-place matches. The 7th-place matches, with winners going to Bakersfield, are at 1:45 p.m.

11:43 a.m.: Turlock is sending five wrestlers to Bakersfield for the State. One of them is Rafael Herrera (126), a 4-2 winner in the semifinals over Sean Brown of Granite Bay. That 4-2 score is working for the Bulldogs. Ricky Flores (285), who weighs only about 220, has won three matches in OT here, all by 4-2! ... Nico Colunga's loss (106) for Oakdale was difficult. He led 4-1 during the second period but eventually gave up a takedown in final 10 seconds and lost 6-4 to Isaac Blackburn of Del Oro. On the other hand, Oakdale's Ronnie Stevens is a feel-good story. He missed most of the season with a wrist injury but has recovered by reaching the Masters finals at 120. He has a tough matchup in the final with Kasey Klaus of Vacaville. McCoy Kent of Enochs (138) also faces a tough final against Jonny Callas of Nevada Union.

10:13 a.m.: Gregori's hDean Duivenvoorden (195) was just eliminated by Luke Brewer of Bret Harte. The two hugged after the match. It's a tough way to finish for Duivenvoorden, who was limited this weekend by back spasms. Also out are Jason Robbins (138) and A.J. Camerena (182) of Escalon, Jojo Ochoa of Atwater (195), Hondo Arpoika of Oakdale (195) and Zach Wilsey of Amador (170). Advancing are Reggie Bland of Central Catholic (182), Noah Shelgren of Calaveras (220), Eric Barrigan of Oakdale (285), Anthony Caito of Gregori (145) and Dominic Freesha of Escalon (220). Bland won in OT.

10:02 a.m.: Still alive after a win today in consolation round: Tyler Lawrence of Escalon (132), Joseph Dias of Hughson (160) and Kyle Thorpe of Atwater (160).

9:42 a.m.: Under way in the second and final day of the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Wrestling Championship at Stockton Arena. The semifinals will begin in about 45 minutes. ... A very important consolation round is being held right now. A win in this round means two things: 1. Winners will clinch an eighth-place finish (a medal), and 2. It gives winners two more more matches. They'll need one more win to qualify for the CIF State Championship next week in Bakersfield. ... As expected, Buhach Colony heavyweight Carlos Gutierrez wasn't able to wrestle this morning. He was carted off on a stretcher late in Friday's competition after he suffered what appeared to be a shoulder injury. Tough way for a senior to go out. ... Vincent Aguilar of Enochs (126) edged Cadence Mitchell of Gregori by a point to stay alive today.

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