Not a bad start for area wrestlers at state

Unranked wrestler Joey Lemond of Rancho Cucamonga had to face the fifth-ranked wrestler in the state at 145 pounds in his first match on Friday (in the second round), but pulled off the upset, by a 6-5 score over Sac-Joaquin Section runner-up Taylor Hodel of Vacaville

San Gorgonio’s Richie Cascante and Barstow’s Sean Silva (112), Sultana’s Ryan Fillingame (125), Silverado’s Ray Rubio (130), Sultana’s Cody Bollinger (145), Hesperia’s Danny Reyes (189), REV’s Andrew Hudson (215) and Sultana’s Manuel Mazariegos (Hwt) have yet to lose and are in the third round so far on Friday.

However, Miller’s Alfredo Velasquez and Ontario’s Jaime Jimenez were among those eliminated after losing their first two matches. Jimenez was pinned despite leading 8-6 in the third period of his consolation match.