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Bulldogs, Hawks shine on the mat
Central Valley's and Ceres High's wrestling teams won a combined 30 individual medals while participating in the Havoc in the Hawks Nest Tournament on Saturday in Ceres.

"I'm very satisfied," Central Valley head coach Rob Beckhart said. "I put our kids in some challenging brackets. They handled it."

Hawk Andrea Rodriguez finished in second place in the 106-pound girls division.

Central Valley teammates Rose Moore (126/132), Lexy Cordova (126/132) and Malynda Lomeli (138-152) also medaled.

Moore placed second.

Cordova and Lomeli took third.

Hawk grapplers Rick Brown (170/182 pounds), Cristian Garcia (145/152), Eddy Nunez (145/152), Francisco Valdez (145/152), Louis Gonzales (120/132), Raul Godinez (120/132), Jesus Lopez (172/192), Jordan Sales (220) and Marcus Rodriguez (Hwt.), and Bulldog teammates Armando Morales (Hwt.), Lucas Silva (Hwt.), Eric Garcia (132/145), Daniel Soriano (132/145), Ivan Raya (170), Abel Morales (195), Ruben Sanchez (220), Eric Bejaran (182/195), Dustin Palacek (152/160) and Rick Garcia (113/120) competed in the JV division.

Brown, Raya, Cristian Garcia, Eric Garcia, Armando Morales and Abel Morales all placed first in their respective weight classes.

Nunez, Gonzales, Lopez, Rodriguez, Silva, Soriano and Sanchez placed second.

Valdez, Godinez, Sales, Bejaran, Palacek and Rick Garcia placed third.

Bulldog heavyweight Shannon Dirsoale placed first in the novice tournament.

Ceres High's Hector Marquez (132), Jose Saldivar (145) and Anthony Garcia (160) took first, second and third, respectively.

Bulldog Anthony Addison (160/170) took first in the novice-a tournament.

Central Valley's Jorge Canales (160/170) and Joaquin Garcia (160/170) finished 1-2 in the novice-b tourney.

Canales overachieved.

"He's a brand-new wrestler," Beckhart said. "He has a great work ethic and attitude."

Garcia also turned in a surprising performance. "He's only a freshman," Beckhart said. "He did really well."