Archive for the 'Wrestling' Tag Under 'OC Varsity' Category

    Wrestling: Coaching changes in the Century League

    May 26th, 2014, 10:22 am by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Scott Lawson resigned from Canyon to take the job at Villa Park. Lawson was also the Athletic and Activities Director at Canyon.

    Replacing Lawson at Canyon is Rich O’Connor.

    O’Connor graduated from Canyon in 1996 and was an assistant the past eight years. Former Canyon coach Harris Oishi and alumni Mike Gayer and Jaime Nunez will join O’Connor’s staff.

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    Wrestling: Locals earn medals at Freestyle/Greco Roman State

    April 28th, 2014, 4:25 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Andrew Morgan (Fountain Valley) was third at 182, Michael Vasquez (Servite) was fifth at 182, Liam Cronin (Servite) was fifth at 106 and Beckman's Anthony Anderson finished fourth at 170 at the Freestyle/Greco Roman State Finals.

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    Wrestling: Santa Ana's Scott Glabb among Hall of Fame inductees

    April 21st, 2014, 9:30 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Santa Ana HS wrestling coach Scott Glabb will be one of the 10 inductees to the California Chapter of the National Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place May 17 at the Laguna Hillls Community Center (25555 Alicia Parkway).

    There are others with county ties: James Warren (coached at Estancia HS, 1967-1985); Robert Combs (coached at CS Fullerton, 1972-74); Bob Stolo (assistant at El Dorado for 20 years); John Owens (coached at San Clemente, 1975-91)

    The remainder of the class: Walter Fairley Jr.; Bill Henderson; Terrance Kerr; Dale Siscon and Ralph Valle

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    Wrestling: Fountain Valley's Bryant Vasquez signs

    April 16th, 2014, 10:05 am by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Bryant Vasquez (Fountain Valley HS) signed with Western State Colorado. Vasquez qualified for the CIF State Tournament this season. He was a CIF champion. He is also a two-time Sunset League champion.

    The Mountaineers are the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champions and ranked in the top 10 in the nation among Division II wrestling programs.

    Vasquez, who earned second-team all-county honors this season at 220 pounds, will wrestle at 197 next year.

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    Wrestling: Johnny Beltran earns All-American status

    March 30th, 2014, 10:35 am by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Servite's Johnny Beltran placed fourth at 182 pounds at Senior Nationals in the National Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, becoming the program's first ever All-American.

    Beltran advanced to the semifinals Saturday, winning his first four matches. He suffered a 4-2 defeat to Luis Peguero of Florida in the semifnals. He made his way to the third-place match, where he lost by fall (5.26) to Mark Tracy of New York.

    Team California finished in second place, just two points behind New York (238.5-236.5).

    There were 618 wrestlers in the Senior Division, 374 were state champions.

    By finishing in the top eight, wrestlers are recognized as a High School All-American.

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    Wrestling: County wrestlers headed to Nationals

    March 27th, 2014, 4:33 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    El Dorado's Gino Roman (145), Servite's Johnny Beltran (182), Villa Park's Josh Rus (195) and Santa Margarita's Jeff Holsinger are scheduled to participate in the National High School Wrestling Championships, Senior Division.

    Minh Nguyen (Westminster, 113), Gil Gutierrez (Calvary Chapel, 138), Ben Madrid (Fountain Valley, 195) and Andrew Morgan (Fountain Valley, 152) are scheduled for the Junior Division.

    Loren Gomez (Fountain Valley, 106) is in the Freshman Division.

    Johnny Knowles (Calvary Chapel, 138), Blake Vasquez (Fountiain Valley, 152) are in the Sophomore Division.

    The tournament begins Friday in Virginia Beach.

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    Girls wrestling: O.C. qualifiers for state tournament

    February 16th, 2014, 12:50 am by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Here are the O.C. girls that will be headed to the state tournament, Feb. 28


    Maria Ahumada, Loara


    Aleeah Gould, Canyon

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    Wrestling: El Modena to induct Servite's Alan Clinton

    January 27th, 2014, 6:43 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Servite wrestling coach Alan Clinton will be inducted into the El Modena High Hall of Fame, Saturday afternoon.

    The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the gym at El Modena, followed by the El Modena-Servite varsity wrestling dual at 2 p.m.

    Tickets are $5 at the door and $1 for students. There will be a silent auction and raffle. Afterward, an informal social hour will take place at Moreno’s Restaurant (4328 E. Chapman Ave.) in Orange.

    Clinton coached at El Modena for 21 years. He moved to Servite to start the wrestling program in 2006.

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    Wrestling: Five Counties Invitational schedule

    January 16th, 2014, 3:34 pm by BY DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Here is the schedule for this year's Five Counties Invitational, starting Friday at Fountain Valley High:

    Friday (Jan. 17)

    Championship Round  1                                                    10 am – 1 pm

    Championship Round  2,   and Consolation Round 1                1 pm – 4:30 pm

    Consolation Round      2    only                                         4:30 pm – 6 pm

    Championship Round  3,   and Consolation Round  3               6:30 pm – 8 pm

    Consolation Round      4                                                   8 pm – 9 pm      

    Saturday (Jan. 18)

    Championship /Quarters                                           9 am – 10:45 am

    Consolation Round   5                                             9 am – 10:45 am

    Consolation Round   6                                             10:45 am – noon

    Championship/Semis                                                noon – 2 pm

    Consolation Round  7                                              noon – 2 pm

    Consolation Semis                                                   2 pm – 3 pm

    Medal Round (3rd-4th/5th-6th/7th-8th)                     3 pm – 4 pm

    Finals Setup/ Gym is cleared                                     4 pm – 5 pm

    Finals and Awards                                                  5:30 pm – 7 pm       

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    Wrestling: The streak continues for Santa Ana

    January 16th, 2014, 12:22 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    The Santa Ana wrestling team defeated Ocean View (40-14) and Orange (78-6) in a pair of Golden West League duals Wednesday night to clinch league title.

    It is the 22nd consecutive league title for the Saints. Since 1993, Santa Ana has a 104-0 record in league duals.

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