BAKERSFIELD – Johnny Beltran didn’t have much time to feel sorry about things after dropping his semifinal match at the CIF State Wrestling Championships.
The Servite senior still had some work to do to navigate his way to a possible third-place finish, and that’s what he did.
After losing to Folsom&rsquo
Here is the final county wrap
Johnny Beltran (Servite) finishes 3rd at 182. Aaron Negrette (Calvary Chapel) takes fourth at 160.
Gino Roman (El Dorado, 145) and Andrew Morgan (Fountain Valley, 152) takes 7th.
Russell Rohlfing (Sonora, 120) finishes 8th.
BAKERSFIELD – With a quiet confidence, Servite's Johnny Beltran hit the mats Friday for the first day of the CIF State Wrestling Championships at Rabobank Arena.
Beltran finished seventh at state last year as a junior. He is set up for a better ending this time.
He went 3-0 in his matches Friday, including a 4-2 vict
FOUNTAIN VALLEY – The future looks bright for the Fountain Valley wrestling team.
The present doesn’t look too bad either.
Fountain Valley, the Sunset League champions, challenged for a CIF-SS title, eventually finishing third at the Eastern Division championships.
Today, the Barons will have four wrestlers (
Garcia, a sophomore, captured her second consecutive CIF State title Saturday night at the Visalia Convention Center. Garcia (121 pounds) pinned all five opponents on the way to the title. Garcia’s first state title was at 108 pounds.
This week's Winter Notebook items from OCVarsity's reporters:
The season appeared to be over for the St. Margaret's girls soccer team after it lost to top-seeded La Quinta of La Quinta on Friday in the CIF-SS Division 5 quarterfinals.
But the CIF-SS ruled over the weekend that the Tartans were back in
Here are the county qualifiers for the CIF State Tournament, March 7-8 at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.
106 - Michael Rangel, Calvary Chapel, Jr.
113 - Scott Ha, Woodbridge, Sr.
120 - Russell Rohlfing, Sonora, Jr.
126 - Noah Blakely, Servite, Jr.
132 - Peter Cunningham, Calvary Chapel, Sr.
138 - L
Mater Dei wrestler Trevor Perez was in survivor mode in the early stages of the CIF-SS Masters Meet this weekend.
The junior dropped his first match of the double-elimination tournament and had to stay perfect Friday to come back for a second day at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
“I knew if I lost (again Fr
The goal of avoiding the consolation bracket on the first day of the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet was accomplished by 13 county wrestlers Friday, meaning they've guaranteed themselves a trip to the state tournament next week.
Calvary Chapel led the charge at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario with four wrestlers, Michael Ran
Taking a look around Orange County high school sports:
• Calvary Chapel, still cranking out excellent wrestlers year after year, has a county-leading eight athletes in this weekend’s CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. With nine place-winners advancing to the state meet, March 7-8 in B
The CIF-SS Masters Meet for boys wrestling begins Friday at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Here is the county team-by-team breakdown of wrestlers particpating.
The top nine wrestlers at the end of the compeition on Saturday will advance to the CIF State Tournament.
Calvary Chapel (8)106 – Michael Rang
The girls state tournament is set for Friday at the Visalia Convention Center in Visalia.
Here are the county wrestlers participating.
Here are the O.C. girls that will be headed to the state tournament, Feb. 28
Maria Ahumada, Loara
Aleeah Gould, Canyon
ORANGE – The Servite wrestling team needed a complete effort to hold off the competition at this year's CIF-SS Southern Division of the Individual Championships.
The Friars began the second day of competition at Santiago Canyon College with 12 wrestlers still competing in the tournament.
At the end of Saturday, the Friars h
ORANGE – The last time Santa Margarita's Jeff Holsinger was on the mat was in late January.
The senior returned Friday for the first day of competition of the CIF-SS Southern Division Championships at Santiago Canyon College looking as if he never missed any time.
Holsinger pinned his three opponents to advance to th
Here are the results from the various league finals throughout the county. Please make sure to submit your results to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Century League finals
106 - 1. Gunter (Esperanza); 2. O.Calderon (El
Perez, a junior, finally secured his first Trinity League title, defeating Sevite’s Angel Cordova by fall Friday at 147 pounds. Perez was ranked third in the county at his weight in the previous rankings.
Maybe there’s a winning formula in the pool at Segerstrom. Or maybe it’s the combination of hard-working players and strong coaching.
But this much is certain: Segerstrom is getting major results in water polo.
The Jaguars delivered a breakthrough regular-season on the heels of the school’s first CIF championshi
EASTVALE – Maria Ahumada remembers the days when she wanted to try out for the Loara football team.
She survived one week of practice but was told to head to the wrestling room. She’s glad she heeded that advice.
Ahumada, who placed first at last week’s Southern Regional qualifier, booked her spot in the
BELLFLOWER – Trevor Perez finally captured that elusive Trinity League championship.
Perez, a junior for the Mater Dei wrestling team had advanced and lost in the league finals the previous two years.
Friday, he was right back in the finals at St. John Bosco, this time against Servite's Angel Cordova at 147 po
ORANGE – There aren't many sports at Orange Lutheran that senior Megan Browning hasn't tried.
She played goalie for the boys hockey team as a freshman and sophomore. Last year, she participated in water polo, swimming, cross country and track.
After pleading with wrestling coach Chris Elder, Browning finally f