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CHS grapplers place in Livingston
• CV girls earn 13 medals
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Ceres High’s varsity girls wrestling team had three grapplers medal at the Livingston Tournament on Saturday. Pictured: Jazzmin Suarez, head coach Curtis Hulstine, Angie Huerta and A.C. Lugo.

Ceres High’s girls wrestling program had seven individuals medal at the Livingston Tournament on Saturday.

“It was a great weekend,” head coach Curtis Hulstine said. “They all got some wins under their belts. They got to take some medals home. It’s a huge confidence booster for the girls.”

Three Bulldog grapplers placed in the varsity division, including A.C. Lugo, Angie Huerta and Jazzmin Suarez.

Lugo won two of three matches while taking second in the 137-pound weight bracket.

Huerta compiled a 2-1 record en route to a runner-up finish at 126 pounds.

Suarez (1-2) was third at 143 pounds.

Rosely Ayala (189s) and Karen Vang (150s) finished second in their respective weight divisions during the junior-varsity tournament.

Katie Garcia (131s) and Elizabeth Mercado (101s) both placed third.

“These girls put in a lot of work in the room,” Hulstine said. 

Beyer 43, Ceres High 42

Ceres High’s varsity girls wrestling team lost 43-42 to Beyer during last week’s Western Athletic Conference dual.

Tied at 42-all, the Patriots were declared the winner on criteria on Dec. 11 in Modesto.

“It’s unfortunate,” Hulstine said. “We should have won. All we had to do was win one (of the contested) matches or not get pinned.”

Ceres High dropped to 0-2 in the WAC standings.

The Bulldogs racked up 42 points on seven forfeits against the Patriots.

Ceres High’s Mercedez Wood (235 pounds), Rosely Ayala (189s), Geneviv Ramirez (170s), Mariana Ramirez (150s), Jazzmin Suarez (143s), Gabriela Soto (131s) and Andrea Contreras (116s) were all prepared to compete but didn’t have opponents.

“It was a downer,” Hulstine said.

Beyer had four wins by pin and three by forfeit.

Ceres High’s Karen Vang (160s), A.C. Lugo (137s), Angie Huerta (126s) and Elizabeth Mercado (101s) all lost by fall.

“We didn’t wrestle to our ability,” Hulstine said. “We just need more mat time.”

Hawks shine in Atwater

Central Valley’s girls wrestling program had 13 individuals bring home medals from the Bristow Brawl. 

The tournament was staged on Dec. 7 at Atwater High School.

“I was super proud to walk away with almost all of our wrestlers getting a medal,” Hawks’ head coach Brandy Cordova said. 

Carla Martinez, Sam Espinoza and Isabella Juarez all placed first in their respective weight classes.

Isabella Pelayo, Kim Hernandez, Mia Mendoza, Aeryus Lundeen and Angelina Sanchez took second.

Abigail Garcia, Savannah Gomez, Julia Roton, Andrea Cortes and Crystal Melgoza finished third.