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Dawgs top Wolves, no longer winless
Wesley Schwieger, Andrew Cefre, Raj Singh, Nick Serratos and Victor Cruz all won their final home matches while leading Ceres High School's varsity wrestling team to a 36-26 victory over Livingston during Senior Night on Thursday at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

"It was nice to send them out that way," Bulldogs head coach Jon Nowicki said. "They stepped up big time."

Added Singh: "It's a great feeling. We put our hearts into it."

Ceres High improved to 1-3 in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

The Wolves dropped to 2-2 in duals.

"It's a relief," Cefre said. "We've never started league 0-3. We were down about that. This win makes us feel better."

Cefre, a fourth-year wrestler, edged Christian Moreno 11-9 in overtime during their 135-pound bout. Andrew secured the victory with a takedown in the extra period.

"I'm disappointed because I didn't get the pin," said Cefre, who missed school and practice on Tuesday and Wednesday due to illness. "But the team pulled through and that's all that matters. The seniors showed up tonight."

Schwieger won by pin (0:51) against Izzak Mireles at 119 pounds.

Singh pinned Chec Vue (3:35) at 145 pounds.

Serratos won by decision (13-9) against Eric Contreras at 160 pounds.

Cruz won by forfeit at 285 pounds.

Bulldog teammates Nick Moran, Gabriel Balderas, Joey Bettencourt and Anthony Cleveland also collected wins.

Moran won by pin (1:08) against Peter Melgoza at 140 pounds.

Joey Bettencourt edged Gurleen Chahal in sudden-death overtime (2-1) at 103 pounds.

Gabe Balderas won by decision (13-8) over Mario Maldonado at 112 pounds.

Anthony Cleveland was awarded a forfeit victory at 189 pounds.

"We schemed them perfectly," Nowicki said. "We knew what they had at each weight class. We had the matchups we wanted."

Ceres High's Ruben Sanchez, Gabriel Solis, Austin Moore and Erick Garcia suffered losses.

Sanchez lost by decision (2-0) to Josh Coronado at 215 pounds.

Solis lost by technical fall (21-6) to Juan Trujillo at 125 pounds.

Austin Moore lost by pin (1:46) to Shane Bapista at 152 pounds.

Garcia lost by pin (0:49) to Miguel Arroyo at 130 pounds.

Ceres High lost by forfeit at 171 pounds.