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Sierra shows well in VOL double dual at Central
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Eli Willis of Manteca holds Kimballs Junior McClendon down in a 152-pound exhibition match at Winter Gym on Thursday. The Valley Oak League dual was called off because no officials showed up. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL /The Bulletin

Sierra’s wrestling team had a good showing at Central Catholic in a Valley Oak League double-dual meet Wednesday but settled for a split. The Timberwolves first topped Lathrop 51-27 before coming up short against the host Raiders, 48-30.

Central Catholic defeated Lathrop, 43-13.

 “We wrestled very well against Central Catholic,” Sierra coach Alex Nuanez said. “But we had an injury and forfeit and that was costly.

Branden Rullan (113), Vincent Marquez (120), Jordan Dollar (132), David Saenz (220) and Thomas Swanson (285) won via pin for the Timberwolves over Central Catholic.

“Swanson’s  pin was great,” Nuanez said. “He was on his back in second round down 7-2 and he  rolled the guy and stuck him midway through the round.”

Against the Spartans, Dollar, Alez Loaiza (138), Sean Murray (120), Saenz (220) and Swanson (285) won by pin with Vincent Marquez (113) and Rullan (120) winning by decision.

Daniel Tineo (142) won by decision for Lathrop against Sierra and against Central Catholic Cristian Garcia (122) won by technical fall and Alex Garcia (128) by major decision.

East Union 60,

Weston Ranch 18

Oakdale and Weston Ranch traveled to Dalben Center with the Mustangs winning both of their matches 78-6 and yielded those six points in each match because of forfeiting at 106 pounds.

The host Lancers downed the Cougars 60-18. All the East Union wins against Weston Ranch came by pin with Jared Graves (113), Jason Betlej (120) Gerardo Cuevas (132), Damon Cabanas (138) Carlos Romero (152), Jonathon Aguilar (170), Ruben Bocanegra (220) and Michael Villanueva (285) getting victories for the Lancers.

“I told the kids that I challenged them to wrestle Oakdale as tough as they could but yet be ready for Weston Ranch,” East Union coach A.J. Reindel said. “They accepted my challenge and did what I asked.”

Mia Hill (106) and Mark Carganilla (195) each had a pin for Weston Ranch over the Lancers. Adrian Angulo (126) won by decision and Joseph Ordner (160) by overtime decision.