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  • Wrestler of the week: Liam Cronin, Servite BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Liam Cronin Servite Cronin (106) made a bit of history advancing to the finals at the CIF State Wrestling Tournament. By doing so, he became the first ever state finalist for the Friars. He eventually lost in the finals to Cade Olivas (St. Jo
    Mon Mar 09, 2015
  • Wrestler of the week: Gabby Garcia, Valencia BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Gabby Garcia Valencia Garcia captured her third consecutive CIF State title when she defeated Kennedy’s Miyuki Pugrad, 3-1 in the 126-pound final, Saturday at the Visalia Convention Center. Garcia won two matches by fall and defeated Maddy Tung (Santa Monica), 4-2 in the semifinals. Garcia also won state title
    Mon Mar 02, 2015
  • Wrestler of the week: Abe Ochoa, Yorba Linda BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Abe Ochoa Yorba Linda Ochoa (heavyweight) was selected Upper Weight MVP after he recorded five first-period pins on the way to securing the title at the CIF-SS Central Division Individual Championships. Contact the writer:
    Mon Feb 23, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Aleeah Gould, Canyon BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Aleeah Gould Canyon Gould (106) earned Lower Weight MVP honors at the CIF-SS Individual Championships on Saturday. She won all five matches by fall as she qualified for her second consecutive CIF State Tournament, Feb. 27-28.
    Mon Feb 16, 2015
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Isaiah Roe, Laguna Hills BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ISAIAH ROE LAGUNA HILLS WRESTLING GPA: 4.3 Roe will compete at this weekend’s CIF-SS Individual Championship at Ayala High. He qualified thanks to a third-place finish at 154 pounds at the Coast View Conference Championships. Other highlights this season include a seventh-place finish
    Mon Feb 16, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Michael Vasquez, Servite BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Michael Vasquez Servite Vasquez (182 pounds) went 4-0 with three victories by fall and one by technical fall Saturday to lead the Friars to their first ever CIF Dual Meet championship.
    Mon Feb 09, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Dexter Viengvilay, Laguna Hills BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Dexter Viengvilay Laguna Hills Viengvilay captured his second consecutive South Coast League title Saturday. Viengvilay, who is the top-ranked wrestler in the county at 106, won all three matches by fall. Contact the writer:
    Mon Feb 02, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Mike Marshall, San Clemente BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Mike Marshall San Clemente Marshall (170) was selected Champion of Champions at Saturday’s Rotary Invitational winning two matches by fall, one by decision and by major decision (13-0) in the finals. Contact the writer:
    Mon Jan 26, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Russell Rohlfing, Sonora BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Russell Rohlfing Sonora Rohlfing (126) won two matches by technical fall, one by fall and two by decision to advance to Saturday’s finals at The Five Counties Invitational. Rohlfing, who is ranked fourth in the state, dropped a 4-2 decision to No.2 ranked Durbin Lloren (Buchanan) in the finals.
    Mon Jan 19, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Xavier Hernandez, Villa Park BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Xavier Hernandez Villa Park Hernandez was unseeded in the 195-pound weight class at the Dinuba Invitational, but that didn’t stop him as he navigated his way through the field for the title, defeating Daniel Metz of Granite Hills 15-7 in the finals. Contact the writer:
    Mon Jan 12, 2015
  • Wrestling AOW: Ryker Coppa, Marina BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Ryker Coppa Marina Coppa (195) won three matches by fall, one by decision and defeated Seth Avis of Case Robles, 10-2 in the finals at the Sierra Nevada Classic, last Tuesday. Coppa is ranked No. 1 in the county and seventh in the state at his weight. O.C. Top 10 1. Servite 70 points (7 first-pla
    Mon Jan 05, 2015
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Matt Rodriguez, Servite BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    MATT RODRIGUEZ SERVITE WRESTLING GPA: 5.0 Rodriguez (113) is off to a great start this season for the top-ranked Friars. He has finished first at the Cossarek Classic, fourth at the Clovis West Shootout and second at the Mann Classic. He is a two-time CIF qualifier. He finished sixth last y
    Mon Jan 05, 2015