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

    Wrestling: Coaching change at Villa Park

    May 15th, 2015, 10:57 am by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Scott Lawson is stepping down as wrestling coach at Villa Park, he confirmed this week.

    Lawson will be replaced by Aaron Cross, who was on the Spartans’ staff and was the 2011-12 Orange County Register wrestling coach of the year.

    Lawson underwent surgery in October to have two discs replaced in his neck. He was scheduled for more surgery.

    “I probably came back sooner than I should have,” Lawson said. “My body is feeling it. It is time to pass things along to a new generation.”

    Lawson said he will remain at Villa Park as a teacher and believes the program will be in good hands with Cross.

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    Wrestling: CIF State tournament to remain in Bakersfield through 2020

    March 7th, 2015, 11:20 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    It was announced Saturday night before the start of the CIF Wrestling Tournament at Rabobank Arena that the tournament will remain in Bakersfield through 2020 thanks to a new five-year agreement.

    The tournament has been in Bakersfield since 2004. There was a strong buzz circulating that this year would be the last in Bakersfield, with Ontario being a possible destination.

    According to the release: Official site visitations have concluded and the CIF Executive Committee will vote, March 26, to affirm the recommendation to extend the agreement with Bakersfield.

    "CIF and our almost 800,000 student-athletes are grateful to the city of Bakersfield, its community and Rabobank Arena for their commitment,” CIF Executive Director Roger L. Blake said in a statement. “We are proud to continue to call Bakersfield the home of the CIF Boys Wrestling State Championships.”

    Next year's tournament will run March 4-5, 2016.

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    Wrestling: Pair of familiar names back on the mats

    February 15th, 2015, 9:28 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Gil Gutierrez (138) is back at Santa Ana and finished second at Golden West League finals. Late last month, Michael Rangel (120) enrolled at Buena Park. Rangel won the Freeway League title Saturday.

    Rangel earned second-team all-county honors as a sophomore at La Habra. He was first team last year at Calvary Chapel. He's a three-time state qualifier.

    Gutierrez was third team as a sophomore.

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    Wrestling: Remaining league finals schedule

    February 10th, 2015, 2:29 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Here is the schedule for the remainder of the league finals.


    Trinity League - at Servite HS, 2 p.m.


    Golden West League - at Santa Ana HS, 9:30 a.m.

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    Girls wrestling: County wrestlers in latest CIF-SS rankings

    January 27th, 2015, 3:51 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Here are the county wrestlers ranked in the latest CIF-SS girls individual wrestling rankings


    2. Aleeah Gould, Canyon, Jr.


    3. Normanee Brown, Savanna,

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    Wrestling: O.C. All-Star Classic set for Monday

    January 18th, 2015, 9:40 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    The annual O.C. All-Star Classic is set for Monday night at Marina High at 6 p.m.

    The event is designed to have the county’s top two wrestlers at each weight class face off, however, there will be changes. The matches count toward a wrestler’s 40-match season limit. Wrestlers must be in attendance by 5 p.m. General admission is $5.

    Here is the projected lineup:

    106 – No. 1 Liam Cronin (Servite) vs. No. 4 Adrian Curiel (Buena Park)

    113 – No. 1 Jacob Gunter (Esperanza) vs. No. 2 Ryan Gutierrez (Brea Olinda)

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    Wrestling: Five Counties Invitational team list

    January 13th, 2015, 2:51 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Here is the list of teams competing at this year's Five Counties Invitational, starting Friday at Fountain Valley HS.

    Aliso Niguel; Alta Loma; Arbor View; Arroyo; Ayala; Beaumont; Bishop Alemany; Bishop Amat; Brawley; Buchanan; Buena Park; Calvary Chapel; Canyon; Carter; Corona del Mar; Charter Oak; Centennial (LV); Central High; Clovis West; Corona Centennial; Cypress; Dana Hills; Downey; Eleanor Roosevelt; El Modena; Elk Grove; Esperanza; Foothill (Palo Cedro); Fountain Valley; Hesperia; Highland; Imperial; Kingsburg ; Laguna Hills; Lakewood; Las Vegas; La Quinta; Lemoore; Loara; Long Beach Poly; Los Alamitos; Mills HS; Marina; Mission Oak; Montebello; Mt. Carmel (SD); Northview; Oxnard; Palisades; Palm Desert; Porterville; Rancho Bernardo; Redlands East Valley; Rim of the World; Rosemead; Royal; San Dimas; Santa Ana; Santa Margarita; Santa Teresa; Santiago/Corona; Selma; Servite; Sonora; St. John Bosco; Thousand Oaks; Trabuco Hills; Villa Park; Victor Valley; Vista Murrieta; Wasco; Westlake; Westminster; West Torrance; Yorba Linda

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    Wrestling: Upcoming O.C. Duals schedule (Jan. 6-8)

    January 4th, 2015, 10:05 am by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Upcoming O.C. Wrestling Dual schedule

    Tuesday, Jan. 6

    South Coast League – Laguna Hills at Dana Hills; Mission Viejo at San Clemente

    Sunset League – Marina at Edison

    Trinity League – Servite at Orange Lutheran; St. John Bosco at Mater Dei

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    Wrestling: Calvary Chapel stands strong with six

    December 30th, 2014, 8:51 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Calvary Chapel placed third at the Black Watch Invitational at Upland High Tuesday. The Church Boyz had six medalists.

    Elijah Palacio (106), Christian Claudio (132) and Johnny Knowles (145) won their respective weight classes.

    Jacob Collins (170) and Morris Wilner (160) were second at their weights.

    Gabe Collins was seventh at 152 pounds.

    The tournament began Monday.

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    Girls wrestling: Kennedy's Pugrad wins South Hills Classic

    December 24th, 2014, 8:41 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Kennedy’s Miyuki Pugrad was the lone county individual champion at the South Hills Winter Classic girls wrestling tournament.

    The tournament concluded Tuesday.

    Pugrad (126) defeated Eva Piroth of Albany, 7-6 in the finals. On her road to the finals, Pugrad won three matches by fall.

    Other county medalists

    101 – 7. Keylee Gonzalez (Savanna)

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