22 from San Bernardino County still alive after Day 1 of CIF-SS Masters wrestling

After Friday’s Day 1 of the CIF-SS Masters Meet, each weight class is whittled down to the final 12. Those in the semifinals have guaranteed a trip to Bakersfield for next weekend’s CIF State Championships. The other eight still alive in consolation in each weight class will be vying for the final five spots. The 4 winners in the consolation quarterfinals in the first consolation round Saturday advance, with the four losers dropping into the ninth-place bracket and will need to win their final two matches.

There are 22 San Bernardino County wrestlers alive, including six in the semifinals. Bloomington leads the way and is fourth overall with two in the semis and six total still alive.
Here they are, by weight class. All are in consolation except those designated otherwise:
106: Alex Garcia, Rialto (faces Vincent Parra of Covina Northview in the semis)
113: Jorge Carbajal, Bloomington

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San Bernardino County wrestling highlights from Saturday

Here are some highlights for San Bernardino County schools at wrestling tournaments on Saturday.
Sultana: The Sultans took only eight wrestlers to the Megatron Tournament in L.A., and seven of them placed. Chris Mesa (106), Corey Griego (170) and Matt Williams (182) all won,  and other placers included second: Dylan Bollinger (195), third: Evaristo Sena (113) Trent Smith (126), fourth: Ryan Gonzalez (132). No team scores were available.Thanks for Sultana coach Rocky Humphrey for sending that in. I know Bloomington was there too, but I had a hard time figuring out the tpurnament web site.

Montclair: The Cavaliers took second behind Rowland at the Bishop Amat Tournament. Montclair had one champion (K. Silva, 120)  and nine placers.

Los Osos: The Grizzlies won the Damien Invitational, although it was small, only 12 varsity teams. Los Osos had seven champs, Mike Pajaro (120, lower MVP), Dustin McNicholl (126), Justus Cervantes (138), Alex Miller (145), Sebastion Salsgiver (160), Travis MacChessney (170, upper MVP), Jon Solano (182). Other county champs in the tournament were: John Odenbaugh of Grand Terrace (106), Sam Ring of Cajon (132), E. Mendez of Etiwanda (152), and Frankie Valenzuela of Fontana (220).

Victor Valley: According to the Daily Press, the Jackrabbits were second in the Las Vegas Holiday Classic, behind only San Clemente. Blake Fifer (170) was a champion for VVHS. Michael Lopez (third, 152), Efrain Velasquez (fourth, 140), Jonathan Oliveira (fifth, 160) and Hector Ruvalcaba (seventh, 120) also placed.

Oak Hills: Also according to the Daily Press, the Bulldogs were 30th out of 78 teams at the Zinken Classic in Fresno, as heavyweight Justin Gillham (fifth) and 182-pounder Anthony Hernandez (seventh) placed.

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Youth gone wild at Oak Hills

Year three is when many new schools start to be innudated with veteran leaders. That’s not the case at Oak Hills, which is suffering a pretty severe senior shortage after making the playoffs in its first two seasons of play.

“We knew this was coming,” Oak Hills coach Robert Kistner said. “A lot of the sophomores from a couple of years ago stayed at their school rather than coming over to play for us because they felt they could get on the field quicker. So we knew that this year was going to be shorthanded as far as seniors go. But we really like the seniors we have.”

Leading the way for Oak Hills’ senior class is running back Marshaun Coprich and cornerback/wide receiver Garrett Reece-Scott. Coprich (5-5, 180) led the Bulldogs in rushing last year, running for 1,150 yards and nine touchdowns, while Reece-Scott (5-9, 170) was a lockdown corner for Oak Hills along with being the team’s leading receiver.

The Bulldogs will need junior quarterback David Richardson (6-2, 220) to take a bit of the heat off Coprich and an offensive line that has three new, underclassmen starters. Richardson threw for 835 yards and eight touchdowns last year, five to Reece-Scott.
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Soccer title games set

The times and sites for this weekend’s CIF-SS soccer championships were finalized Wednesday, with three county teams set to battle for titles in their respective divisions. Both county boys soccer teams that are still alive, Fontana in Division 3 and Oak Hills in Division 4, will play Saturday. The Mojave River League champion Bulldogs, making their second consecutive CIF championship appearance, will play No. 2-seeded Pico Rivera El Rancho in the D4 title game at 9:30 a.m. at Downey Warren High School while the Citrus Belt League champion Steelers will face off against No. 4-seeded Paramount in the D3 title game at 5 p.m. at Mission Viejo High School.

The top-seeded team in Division 3 girls, Ayala, will play its championship game on Friday, as the Bulldogs will take on No. 2-seeded La Puente Bishop Amat at 7:30 p.m. at Warren High School. Bishop Amat defeated No. 3 Granite Hills in the semifinals Tuesday.

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Boys soccer scores

Today was a bloody day for every county team but Oak Hills. The Bulldogs, ranked No. 1 in Division 6, defeated Maranatha today and now head to O.J. Simpson’s old stomping grounds Tuesday for a semifinal matchup with Brentwood. Pretty crazy that the youngest team in the playoffs is the only one left.

Quarterfinal scores
Division 3
Santa Ana Valley 2, Redlands 1

Division 5
Amino Leadership 3, Cajon 1
Garden Grove Santiago 2, Hesperia 0

Division 6
Oak Hills 3, Maranatha 0
Brentwood 2, Granite Hills 1
Mountain View 2, Arrowhead Christian 0

Oak Hills at Brentwood
Pasadena Poly vs. Mountain View

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