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Hawks dominate Spartans in wrestling
Central Valley grapplers unbeaten at 3-0 in duals
Central Valleys Will Sprouse pinned Grace Davis Francisco Mercado during their 138-pound matchup on Wednesday in Ceres. The Hawks won the non-conference dual meet, 58-23. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity wrestling team kept its perfect dual-meet record intact with a 58-23 triumph over visiting Grace Davis Wednesday evening in Ceres.

The non-conference showdown lasted just 60 minutes.

"I expected us to do well," Hawks head coach Rob Beckhart said. "I didn't expect us to have them shutout until the 106-pound match. They had some good kids."

Central Valley improved to 3-0 in the dual standings.

"We've only lost six individual matches," Beckhart said. "Obviously, we're doing something right. The kids are listening to what we teach them. Everybody is on the same page. We try not to overlook anyone."

The Hawks led from start to finish while dominating the Spartans.

Central Valley reeled off eight consecutive victories in building a commanding 46-0 lead.

Severo Vazquez won by major decision (12-2) over Grace Davis' Eduardo Gonzalez at 145 pounds.

Jose Castillo won by pin (1:41) over Christian Twist at 152 pounds.

Alex Alvarado won by pin (4:59) over Zachery Kinerson at 160 pounds.

Andrew Marquez won by forfeit at 170 pounds.

Gabriel Martinez won by forfeit at 182 pounds.

Adrian Badillo won by pin (2:51) over Andres Ortega Yepez at 195 pounds.

Jason Beckhart won by forfeit at 220 pounds.
David Lezama won by pin (1:24) over Anthony Delara at 285 pounds.

Will Sprouse won by pin (2:39) over Francisco Mercado at 138 pounds.

Wilbur Arellano won by pin (2:15) over Luis Perez at 120 pounds.

Ryan Hendrix lost by technical fall (18-3) to Grace Davis' Julian Galvan at 132 pounds.

Brandon Senseney lost by pin (3:02) to Philip Fuentes at 126 pounds.

The Hawks lost by forfeit at 113 and 106 pounds.

"All of our kids wrestled well," coach Beckhart said.

Central Valley's Luis Saucedo, Christian Oliver and Trenton Craig were sidelined for various reasons.