By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
CV wrestlers extend unbeaten streak in WAC dual-meet action
Hawks win eighth consecutive match
Isaac De La Cruz accounted for one of Central Valleys eight pins versus Livingston on Wednesday in Ceres. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity wrestling team made history last year by compiling a perfect 6-0 record en route to a first-place finish during the Western Athletic Conference dual-meet season.

The Hawks extended their unbeaten streak in WAC action to eight matches with a resounding 57-12 victory over Livingston on Wednesday in Ceres.

Central Valley improved to 2-0 in the WAC standings.

"It's really fun being part of a team with a lot of success," Hawk junior grappler Jason Beckhart said. "It gives you a lot of confidence. We just need to get our conditioning straight. I think we might go undefeated again. It's going to be between us and Ceres High."

The Wolves never posed a threat last week as the Hawks won 11 of the 14 individual matches, including eight via pin.

Beckhart won by pin (1:30) against Rene Garcia at 220 pounds.

Jason nearly lost by fall.

"It (losing) crossed my mind for a split second," he said. "I bridged and he slid right off me. I was fast and got right on top of him."

Joaquin Garcia won by pin (0:48) against Livingston's Jesus Barajas in the 182-pound division.

Andrew Marquez won by pin (1:12) against Brayan Negrete at 152 pounds.

Isaac De La Cruz won by pin (1:15) against Macario Castro at 285 pounds.

Christian Oliver won by pin (1:59) against Elisandro Rangel at 132 pounds.

Severo Vazquez won by pin (2:54) against Richardo Alcaraz at 145 pounds.

Gabriel Martinez won by pin (3:00) against Juan Cineras at 170 pounds.

Wilber Arellano won by pin (4:50) against Ethan Dickey at 113 pounds.

Angel Castaneda won by decision (8-2) against Angelique Baptista at 106 pounds.

Jose Castillo won by decision (10-6) against Jose Sanchez at 138 pounds.

Adrian Badillo won by decision (12-10) against Harnek Singh at 195 pounds.

Badillo simply outlasted Singh.

Adrian, who was slowed by an undisclosed injury, scored on a takedown late in the match to secure the victory.

"It was a tiring match," Badillo said. "I'm glad I just pushed through it. I kept working. That's all I could do. The kid had a strong base. He wouldn't give anything up."

Ricardo Briseno lost by decision 6-4) to Livingston's John Maldonado at 126 pounds.

Luis Torres lost by pin (3:58) to Miguel Flores at 160 pounds.

Luis Saucedo lost by decision (6-4) to Rainier Colina at 120 pounds.