BAKERSFIELD — Ripon High senior Donny Fontillas ran up against some tough competition Friday and was eliminated after two bouts in the CIF State Wrestling Championships at Rabobank Arena.
Action resumes today at 9 a.m. with consolation matches. The championship finals are scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
Fontillas is the only state qualifier from the Manteca area after placing fourth in the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Championships 132-pound division last week.
“Donny had a really tough draw in the first match and he made some mistakes in his second one,” Indians coach Glen White said. “He had an awesome season though and we’re definitely grateful to have made it this far.”
He drew a challenging first-round match at the state tourney in sophomore Jesse Vasquez, the Southern Section champion from Santiago (Corona) who came into the event ranked No. 1 in the division by CalGrappler. Vasquez won by pinfall in 1 minute, 9 seconds and dominated three more opponents on his way to the championship-bracket semifinals.
Fontillas squared off with Josiah Monjares of Las Lomas in the consolation bracket, losing again by fall in 4:49. Monjares was eliminated by San Fernando freshman Evan Azurdia in the next round on points, 8-7.
Turlock 6, Manteca 2
The Buffaloes (0-3) were six outs away from securing their first victory of the season, but visiting Turlock (1-0) capitalized on walks and a hit batter for a five-run rally in the sixth inning.
“We played six innings of really solid baseball today, but against a team like Turlock the one inning letdown will usually hurt you.”
Manteca twice took one-run leads in the first three innings. Ferrin Manuleleua drove in Ryan Ward (doubled) on a fielder’s choice in the opening frame, then in the third Kyle Rachels doubled home Alex Gouveia (2 for 4).
In his varsity debut on the mound, junior pitcher Dylan Gross struck out two, walked three and surrendered four hits and an earned run over five innings.
Sierra 91, Tracy 77 (boys)
David Tolman spearheaded a 1-2-3 finish in the 50-yard freestyle to help host Sierra break away from a 23-23 tie and remain undefeated through three nonleague meets.
Tolman also placed first in the 100 breaststroke and was part of the winning 200 medley and 200 free relays. Nik Brink easily claimed the two distance races and added wins in the 200 medley and 400 free relays.
Erik Enriquez (100 butterfly) and Esteban Castro (100 free) also keyed the Timberwolves’ victory.
Tracy 101, Sierra 63 (girls)
Meghan Tolman (200 individual medley, 100 free) was the only first-place finisher for the 0-3 Timberwolves. Lyza Stevens (200 free) and Teresa Benham (100 breast) took second in individual events.
Oakdale 213, Sierra 287
Antonio Sampson led Sierra with a 51 in the Valley Oak League opener held Wednesday at Oakdale Golf & Country Club. Jackie Thai (54), Damian Simons (57), Michael Erdman (59) and Jose Munoz (66) rounded out scoring.
Ryan Meyer paced host Oakdale with a stellar 2-under 34 round. David Myrtakis added a 39.
East Union 11,
The Lancers opened up their season with a seven-run barrage in the top of the first inning on Wednesday.
Josh Grabowski started the mercy-shortened contest, striking out six over 3 1/3 innings. He and Marcus Sequiera (1.2 IP, three Ks) combined for a no-hitter.
Dominic Valentine highlighted the offense, going 3 for 4 with two doubles and two runs. Carlos Alvarez also slugged a pair of doubles. George Gayton and Cameron Torres chipped in two hits apiece, and Andrew Oliveras legged out a triple and scored twice.
JV girls swimming
Tracy 114, Sierra 19
It was never in doubt for Tracy, which took the top-three places in the first six events.
Yessica Salcedo finished as the top scorer for Sierra, taking third in the 50 breast and fifth in the 50 free.