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Weston Ranch places 8 at Escalon JV Tournament

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POSTED January 18, 2009 1:09 a.m.
ESCALON — Eight Weston Ranch junior varsity wrestlers placed at the Escalon JV Tournament Saturday, including four gold medalists.

Daniel Guzman (103 pounds), Brian Jones (119), JoeAnthony Gomez (130) and Antonio Gomez (160) all collected tournament championships for the Cougars.

Humayoun Pasha (145), and Joshua Johnson (HVY) both finished second overall, while Armando Banuelos (189) and Israel Lopez (215) both finished third.

“I’m really proud of the kids coming off an upset loss to Sonora,” Weston Ranch assistant coach Seth Davis said. “They came in and wrestled tough, even the kids that didn’t medal.

“We’re getting better, which is what we’re looking for as coaches.”

The Cougars have a tri-meet with Ceres and Central Valley in Ceres Wednesday.
Sierra High also made the trip out to Escalon and the T’Wolves impressed as well.

Five Timberwolves received medals including a pair of golds.

Anthony Colonico took first overall at 215 pounds, and Lucas Maestas claimed the crown at 189.

Ray Widmer (171) and Jose Cortez (189) both finished in second place, and Greg Cardenas (215) took third.

“It was a good opportunity for the youngsters to learn,” Sierra head coach Frank Sabala said. “They wrestled well and got a lot of mat time, which is what we wanted.”

BASKETBALL
Girls
Sophomore
East Union 64, Lathrop 24
The Squires were dominant Saturday in a blowout win over the Spartans.

Morgan Hulsebosch scored 16, while Brittany LaMar racked up 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Katrina Camara had seven, Briona Fontenot six, and Rachel Hoppis grabbed five steals.

“All but one scored,” EU head coach Adrian McDaniel said. “We’re learning to play with intensity even with a lead. You love to see that.”

Jasmine Elder led the way for Lathrop with 11, and Erica Sanchez chipped in six.

“They took it to us,” Spartans head coach Ed Fang said. “We’ve just got to regroup and move forward.”

Lathrop (5-3 VOL, 9-9 overall) hosts Oakdale Saturday. Tip is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

The undefeated Squires (5-0, 11-3), meanwhile, travel to Sierra Tuesday.

Boys
Sophomore
East Union 48, Lathrop 19
TeeJay Gordon had 17 and Logan Miller added nine as the Squires had little trouble dispatching the Spartans.

EU was up 30-10 at the break.

Freshman
East Union 58, Lathrop 41
EU head coach Brett Lewis had nothing but good things to say about the scrappy Spartans after the Page win.

Wayne Chung had 20 for EU, and Brock Sift added eight.

“Lathrop played hard throughout,” Lewis said. “This was the first game we’ve allowed over 40 points since the loss to Los Banos over a month and a half ago.

“We’ve got some work to do.”

— Brandon Petersen
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