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Hawks prevail in wrestling
Central Valley High School's varsity wrestling team won eight of 13 matches en route to posting a 42-22 victory over Hilmar in a non-conference dual meet Thursday evening in Ceres.

"Everybody got a little bit better this week," Hawks coach Joe Stewart said. "That's what I was most pleased with. They wrestled tough."

"We did pretty good for our first match," senior grappler Anthony Martinez added. "We still need to work on some stuff at practice."

Central Valley got wins from Martinez, Carlos Gonzalez, Victor Tubera, Justin Lomeli, Francisco Gonzalez, Louis Bracamonte, Avimael Garcia and Marisol Gonzalez.

Martinez followed up his fifth-place showing at Oakdale High School's James Riddle Memorial Classic with a dominant performance at the dual meet. He didn't break a sweat while pinning Devin Azevedo one minute into the first round in the 189-pound division.

"If you go hard at practice it's going to show on the mat during matches," Martinez said. "I just countered his mistakes."

Added Stewart: "He went out there and did what he was supposed to do."

Carlos held a commanding 9-1 lead before pinning Casey Burch with 1:07 remaining in the second round at 171 pounds.

Tubera pinned Scott Kollmeyer in the second round (2:13) at 145 pounds. Victor led 14-0 prior to securing the victory.

Lomeli won by technical fall, 20-5, in the third round over Carlos Diaz at 119 pounds.

"He's starting to have mat presence," Stewart said. "He knows what's going on."

Jaime usually competes at 112 pounds.

"I was a little worried at first because I was bumped up a weight class," he said. "But once I got out there I forgot about it and listened to my coaches. I had to switch up my strategy by not getting inside tie-ups."

Francisco earned a 20-8 major decision over John Ayala at 135 pounds. Gonzalez held a slim 8-6 lead at the end of the first round.

Bracamonte defeated Chad Rosenan by decision, 11-4, at 160 pounds. The match was tied at 2-all at the end of the first round.

Garcia won by disqualification over Dejain Salone at 215 pounds. The match was halted in the third round after Salone received his fourth technical violation for locking his hands. Avimael outscored Dejain 9-4 prior to the stoppage.

Marisol won by forfeit at 112 pounds.

Central Valley's Adrian Santana, Jaime Lomeli, Ricky Colmenero and Stephen Wade dropped their respective matches.

Santana, a freshman, fell 6-3 to Nick Casey at 125 pounds.

Lomeli, a freshman, lost 14-6 to Dominic Rios at 130 pounds.

Colmenero, a sophomore, lost by pin to Hugh Ewing with 19.7 seconds remaining in the first round at 152 pounds.

Wade, a senior, lost by pin to Juan Alvarez with 19.9 seconds remaining in the first round at 275 pounds.

Hilmar's Michael Silva won by forfeit at 140 pounds.

There was one double forfeit (103).