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Hawks compete in wrestling
The members of Central Valley High School's varsity wrestling program participated in the James Riddle Tournament in Oakdale last week.

The Hawks finished in 15th place with 491/2 points at the 20-team event.

"We didn't do great in the standings," head coach Joe Stewart said. "Right now, we're trying to refine our skills so we can peak in February."

Central Valley had two grapplers place in the top six in their respective weight divisions.

Victor Tubera took third with a 4-1 record at 145 pounds.

"He finished higher than he was seeded," Stewart said. "He wanted to take first. He has high expectations for himself."

Sophomore Jaime Lomeli tied for fifth at 135 pounds. He won three of his five matches.

"He's having fun," Stewart said. "That's the most important thing."

Junior Francisco Gonzalez finished 2-2 at 140 pounds.

Sophomore Adrian Santana (130), junior Vince Lopez (152), Timmy Henley (171), freshman Kyle Martinez (189), Avi Garcia (215) and Brian Creek (Hwt.) compiled identical 1-2 records.

Freshmen Henry Phe (112) and Cody Melton (125), and sophomores Alex Alvarez (119) and Carl Stevens (160) all went 0-2.

Central Valley will compete in the Western Invitational this Friday and Saturday at Modesto Junior College.