Central Valley’s girls wrestling program kept its perfect record intact against Central California Conference this past week.
Central Valley’s boys team secured a split.
First-place Central Valley improved to 5-0 in the CCC girls standings after notching wins versus Merced and Atwater.
The Hawks’ three other victories came against El Capitan, Patterson and Golden Valley.
“Our numbers have pushed us over the top a couple times,” head coach Brandy Cordova said.
Central Valley defeated Merced 54-24 on Senior Night on Jan 17 in Ceres.
Upperclassmen Soriah Corona, Micaela Martinez and Gaby Ramirez were recognized before the dual.
Corona is a third-year wrestler.
Martinez and Ramirez are newcomers to the sport.
“I’ve definitely seen some big improvements from them,” Cordova said. “Soriah hates to lose. She works hard so that doesn’t happen very often. Even though it’s their first year, Micaela and Gaby are not intimidated. They’ve filled some big holes in our lineup.”
Corona won by pin (3:40) against Jolie Ochoa at 106 pounds.
Martinez won by pin (0:48) against Calista Ramos at 137 pounds.
Ramirez lost by pin (1:46) to Evelyn Vargas at 160 pounds.
Hawk Brianna Espinoza won by forfeit at 235 pounds.
Vanesa Mendoza Balbuena won by forfeit at 189 pounds.
Alicia Espinoza won by forfeit at 170 pounds
Giana Breshears won by forfeit at 143 pounds.
Taylor McGuire won by forfeit at 150 pounds.
Tarnjot Kaur won by forfeit at 116 pounds.
Keilany Torres won by forfeit at 111 pounds.
“Merced’s girls brought their A-game,” Cordova said. “They wrestled tough.”
Central Valley edged host Atwater via tiebreaker on Thursday.
Each team scored 42 points during the dual.
“It came down to criteria,” Cordova said. “We gave up the least amount of forfeits.”
Brianna Espinoza won by first-round pin against Rubyzely Rosas at 235 pounds.
Martinez won by first-round pin against Jenna Mora at 143 pounds.
Ramirez won by second-round pin against Diana Alvarez at 137 pounds.
Breshears won by second-round pin against Litzy Bojorje at 143 pounds.
Alicia Espinoza won by forfeit at 170 pounds.
Vanessa Mendoza Balbuena won by forfeit at 189 pounds.
Jayden Corona won by forfeit at 106 pounds.
“Every single one of the girls wrestled their hearts out,” Cordova said. “They were aggressive. I wish the girls would wrestle that way every time they were on the mat.”
Central Valley earned bragging rights against Atwater.
“They’ve been our biggest competition since we joined the CCC,” Cordova said. “That’s how it’s always been since my niece wrestled.”
Central Valley’s fifth-place boys team improved to 2-3 in the CCC standings with a 40-34 road win over Atwater on Thursday.
“It was competitive all the way until the end,” head coach Rob Beckhart said. “They’re in the same boat as us. They’re young.”
Hawk Trey Anderson won by pin (3:19) against Falcon Neri Castillo at 184 pounds.
Albert Gonzales won by pin (3:19) against Daniel Avila at 140 pounds.
Angel Melgoza won by pin (3:28) against Eathyn Hernandez at 154 pounds.
Adan Garcia won by major decision (11-3) against Isaac Rosas at 147 pounds.
Makhai Smith won by forfeit at 222 pounds.
Isaac Lee won by forfeit at 128 pounds.
David Contreras won by forfeit at 108 pounds.
Central Valley had its Senior Night spoiled with a 51-18 loss to Merced.
“Merced is one of the best teams in the league,” Beckhart said. “I thought our kids wrestled hard and did a good job of not making it easy.”
Four Hawk upperclassmen were honored prior to the start of the match, including Contreras, Anderson, Garcia and Jonathan Macias
“That’s their last time competing at home,” Beckhart said. “I’m proud of them. It’s been nice to see the progress they’ve made.”
Anderson won by decision (9-4) against Xavier Cardenas at 195 pounds.
Contreras lost by pin (2:45) to Elijah Valencia at 113 pounds.
Garcia lost by pin (1:57) to Angel Valenzuela at 145 pounds.
Central Valley’s Samuel Deleon won by pin (3:32) against Merced’s Joshua Gomez at 285 pounds.
Melgoza won by decision (6-4, overtime) against Vincent Almanza at 152 pounds.
Anthony Diaz won by forfeit at 182 pounds.
“The kids are working hard,” Beckhart said. “They’ve been competitive. I’ve seen improvement from everybody on the team.”
Ceres High School’s wrestling program faced Lathrop and Los Banos during Western Athletic Conference tri-meet action last Wednesday on the road.
Ceres High’s girls team dropped to second place in the WAC standings (4-1) after securing a split.
Ceres High rolled to a 63-6 victory over Lathrop.
“We went out there and dominated,” head coach Curtis Hulstine said.
The Bulldogs defeated the Spartans thanks in large part to their depth.
Ceres High outnumbered Lathrop, 12-5.
“We’re not only filling a lineup, we’re competing and winning matches,” Hulstine said.
Bulldog Evanah Gallardo topped Spartan Kylee Soares by first-round pin at 116 pounds.
Isabella Nungaray topped Brianna Felisco by second-round pin at 101 pounds.
Kaylie Clindaniel topped Evelynn Ramirez by third-round pin at 131 pounds.
Jaden Stahl topped Thienny Pham by decision (5-3) at 121 pounds.
Elizabeth Boyd won by pin at 235 pounds.
Alanize Moreno won by forfeit at 189 pounds.
Madeline Schultz won by forfeit at 170 pounds.
Makynzie Hale won by forfeit at 160 pounds.
Jazmyne Arendt won by forfeit at 150 pounds.
Dayanna Alvarez won by forfeit at 143 pounds.
Jadasa Haro won by forfeit at 106 pounds.
Eva Onsurez-Lopez lost by first-round pin to Kiana Quintero at 126 pounds.
Ceres High lost 47-18 to Los Banos.
“Los Banos always has a tough team,” Hulstine said.
“If we wrestled them again, they’re definitely beatable,” he added.
Alvarez, Hale, Stahl and Boyd notched individual victories against the Tigers.
Alvarez topped Laura Dupuch by third-round pin at 143 pounds.
Hale topped Isabella Aguirre by decision (7-6) at 160 pounds.
Stahl topped Karley Rocha by decision (1-0) at 121 pounds.
Boyd won by forfeit at 235 pounds.
Ceres High’s boys team moved to 2-3 in the WAC standings after earning a hard-fought 42-39 win over Lathrop.
Calen Adams’ third-round pin versus Jordan Comporoto propelled the Bulldogs past the Spartans.
“If Calen lost, we would have lost as a team,” head coach Casey Paulino said. “He took care of business. He didn’t want to let his team down.”
Arturo Estrada, Dakota Adams, Daniel Baker, Parker Borges, McCoy Adams and Omar Maciel also contributed to the Bulldogs’ point total.
Estrada topped Malachi Gonzales by first-round pin at 132 pounds.
Dakota Adams topped Andrew Chunn by first-round pin at 126 pounds.
Baker topped John Vhen Oscana by second-round pin at 182 pounds.
Borges topped Santio Arranga by second-round pin at 120 pounds.
McCoy Adams topped Daniel Narvaez by third-round pin at 106 pounds.
Maciel won by forfeit at 182 pounds.
Ceres High suffered a two-point loss, 42-40, while battling Los Banos.
“We’re sad that we didn’t win,” Paulino said. “But all of our guys wrestled to the best of their ability.”
The Bulldogs needed to win the dual’s final two matches by pin to force a tiebreaker.
Borges and Calen Adams earned a combined 10 points as they prevailed by pin and major decision, respectively.
Borges topped Marthell Buenrostro by second-round pin at 120 pounds.
Calen Adams topped Vdaijot Gaknal (16-6) at 113 pounds.
“The best we could have done was tied and it would have gone to criteria,” Paulino said. “I don’t know if we would have come out on top.”
Ceres High’s Nathan Miranda topped Los Banos’ Gabriel Castaneda by first-round pin at 220 pounds.
Estrada topped Elijah Guevara by first-round pin at 132 pounds.
Dakota Adams topped Xander Solis by first-round pin at 126 pounds.
Jose Nunez won by forfeit at 220 pounds.
McCoy Adams won by forfeit at 106 pounds.
Issac Bravo lost by first-round pin to Jacob Magana at 138 pounds.
Joseph Alcala lost by second-round pin to Josiah Ojeda at 145 pounds.
Maciel lost by first-round pin to Nathan Kolton at 152 pounds.
Abraham Rodriguez lost by first-round pin to Brokton Borelli at 160 pounds.
Jaime Torres lost by first-round pin to Larry Borelli at 170 pounds.
Baker lost by first-round pin to Raymond Fernandez at 182 pounds.
Jaylin Jackson lost by first-round pin to Cody Ruiz at 285 pounds.