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CV, CHS girls medal at tournaments
Brianna Espinoza and Savannah Gomez
Central Valley’s Brianna Espinoza and Savannah Gomez placed third and seventh, respectively, while competing at the Brittany David Invitational on Dec. 28 at Liberty High School. - photo by Contributed

Central Valley High School’s girls wrestling program competed at the Brittany David Invitational on Dec. 28 at Liberty High School in Brentwood.

The Hawks were supposed to participate in the Sierra Nevada Classic this past week in Reno, but the tournament was canceled as roads to the venue were closed due to winter weather.

“We were just trying to find a place to get the girls some matches,” coach Rob Beckhart said.

Central Valley totaled 28 points on its way to tying for 29th place with Cardinal Newman at the 68-team tournament.

James Logan (126.5), Selma High (106) and Evergreen Valley High (86.5) took first, second and third, respectively.

Brianna Espinoza led the Hawks with a third-place finish in the 235-pound weight class.

She posted a 2-1 record.

Espinoza defeated Dougherty Valley High’s Srinitya Doppalapudi (pin) and Firebaugh’s Miranda Rodriguez (pin).

She lost to El Camino’s Micaela Mullan (pin).

Central Valley’s Savannah Gomez finished seventh with an 0-2 record at 170 pounds.

She lost to Cupertino’s Siomara Hernandez (pin) and Del Oro’s Nicole Fentzke (pin). 

Hawk teammates Soriah Corona, Kylie Maines, Mia Mendoza, Marianna Carranza, Cintia Martin, Keilany Torres and Jayden Corona did not place.

Soriah Corona compiled a 2-2 record at 101 pounds.

She defeated Dublin’s Alana Carlos (pin) and San Ramon Valley’s Izabella Guerrero (pin).

She lost to Granada’s Jalen Bets (pin) and Modesto High’s Mackenize Gilbert (pin).

Maines compiled a 1-2 record at 111 pounds.

She defeated Dougherty Valley’s Shreya Ram (pin).

She lost to Orland’s SeaAnna Ross (pin) and Las Lomas’ Katie Lum (pin).

Mendoza, Carranza, Martin, Torres and Jayden Corona all compiled 0-2 records in their respective weight brackets.

Mendoza (160 pounds) lost to Amador Valley’s Sophia Jetton (pin) and Northgate’s Cecilia Espinoza (pin).

Carranza (126s) lost to Upper Lake’s Madeline Young (pin) and Cardinal Newman’s Atavia Tullysmith (pin).

Martin (111s) lost to Selma’s Brianna Marshall (pin) and Clear Lake’s Emily Gersalia (pin).

Torres (101s) lost to Northgate’s Savannah Talmadge (pin) and San Ramon Valley’s Izabella Guerrero (pin).

Jayden Corona (101s) lost to Armijo’s Karissa McDaniel (pin) and Modesto High’s Mackenzie Gilbert (pin).

Bulldogs 16th in Madera

Ceres High’s girls wrestling team took 16th in a field of 24 at the Beauty and the Beast Invitational on Dec. 18 in Madera.

The Bulldogs had a team score of 28.

Atwater (110), Madera South (104) and Coalinga (92) finished first, second and third, respectively.

Three of Ceres High’s grapplers placed in the top five, including Makynzie Hale, Kaylie Clindaniel and Jazmyne Arendt.

Hale took fourth with a 1-2 record in the 171-pound weight class.

She beat Monache’s Shinnel Soliman (pin).

Hale lost to Modesto High’s Trinity Pineda (pin) and Madera South’s Cassandra Quintana (pin).

Clindaniel took fourth with an 0-2 record at 127 pounds.

She lost to Madera South’s Viridiana Cedillo (pin) and Coalinga’s Araceli Landa-Gonzalez (pin).

Arendt took fifth with a 2-2 record at 161 pounds.

She beat Reedley’s Lexamarie Sandoval (pin) and Coalinga’s Shelbie Smith (pin).

She lost to Atwater’s Brianna Juarez (pin) and Roosevelt’s Eufracia Perez (pin).

Dominique Arendt, Jazymne’s twin sister, compiled an 0-2 record at 144 pounds.

She lost to Dinuba’s Naomi Jimenez (pin) and Reedley’s Vanessa Funes (pin).

Kaylie Clindaniel, Jazmyne Arendt Mackynzie Hale
Ceres High’s Kaylie Clindaniel, Jazmyne Arendt and Mackynzie Hale brought home individual medals from the Beauty and the Beast Invitational. - photo by Contributed