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CV wrestling wins all three of its duals
CHS staging varsity boys basketball tournament
Christian Oliver won his 145-pound matchup via decision, 5-2, versus Firebaughs Angel Perez. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley's varsity wrestling program hosted a five-team competition last Wednesday.

The Hawks bested all three opponents and improved to 5-1 in non-conference dual action.

"Overall, I'm happy with the wins," head coach Rob Beckhart said. "Obviously, there are some things we need to work on. That's understandable because we have such a young team."

Central Valley posted a 42-32 victory against Firebaugh.

Antonio Garcia won by pin (1:15) over Axel Gallo in the 138-pound division.

Nate Curry won by pin (1:26) over Gerardo Flores at 182 pounds.

Marcus Murrillo won by pin (3:31) over Dom Martinez at 220 pounds.

Will Sprouse won by pin (4:20) over Nate Chapman at 132 pounds.

Kyle Hendrix won by decision (9-5) over Isaiah Franco at 113 pounds.

Christian Oliver won by decision (5-2) over Angel Perez at 145 pounds.

Thomas Delgado won by forfeit at 195 pounds.

Robert Schneer won by forfeit at 120 pounds.

Central Valley faced little resistance during its 57-12 pasting of Johansen.

Delgado won by pin (0:59) over Isaac Brionez at 195 pounds.

Severo Vazquez won by pin (1:16) over Isaiah Knight at 152 pounds.

James Murphy won by pin (3:13) over Isaac Smith at 170 pounds.

Curry won by decision (12-5) over Elijah Knight at 182 pounds.

David Lezama won by forfeit at 285 pounds.

Murrillo won by forfeit at 220 pounds.

Sprouse won by forfeit at 132 pounds.

Michael Duran won by forfeit at 126 pounds.

Hendrix won by forfeit at 113 pounds.

Anthony Voss won by forfeit at 106 pounds.

Central Valley outscored Grace Davis, 57-20.

Lezama won by pin (0:36) over Victor Leja at 285 pounds.

Oliver won by pin (3:06) over Francisco Morrado at 145 pounds.

Vazquez won by pin (3:37) over Zackery Kinnerson at 160 pounds.

Voss won by pin (4:29) over Damon Cooper at 106 pounds.

Murrillo won by pin (5:45) over Anthony Dela Rosa at 220 pounds.

Roman Ramirez won by decision (9-5) over Dustin Hiatt at 152 pounds.

Delgado won by forfeit at 195 pounds.

Curry won by forfeit at 182 pounds.

Duran won by forfeit at 126 pounds.

Scheer won by forfeit at 120 pounds.

Julio Marquez and Brian de la Porte have been close friends for more than a dozen years.

They played varsity boys basketball together for one season at Ceres High.

Both returned to their alma mater to coach the sport.

Marquez was an assistant on de la Porte's staff for four years. Julio was promoted to leader of the Bulldogs for the 2013-14 season following Brian's departure to Patterson.

Brian took over Delhi's program in 2015-16.

The Marquez-led Bulldogs will battle the de la Porte-led Hawks at the Phil de la Porte Holiday Tournament this Saturday in Ceres.

"I always enjoy facing Brian," Marquez said. "He's a good coach. He'll get his guys prepared no matter the talent level. His teams always play us tough. They don't quit."

The Ceres High-Delhi contest will get underway at 3:30 p.m.

The Bulldogs rallied for a 51-40 victory over the Hawks last season.

"We know that at the end of the day when the game is over we're still friends," Marquez said. "If he ever needs anything, I'll be there for him. He feels the same way. I still want to beat him so I have bragging rights at the dinner table."

Ceres High will play against Able Charter of Stockton on Friday and Calaveras on Thursday at its four-team round-robin tournament.

Both games will begin at 8 p.m.

Ceres High's home tournament is named after Brian's father.

"Phil's done a lot for me, Ceres athletics and kids throughout the area over the years," Marquez said. "He's the one that got me into coaching at Ceres. He's the one that started this tournament over 30 years ago. He's a great guy. He's pretty much family."