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Diaz captures two golds at wrestling tournament
Lancer Youth Wrestling grapplers competing and placing at a freestyle and Greco wrestling tournament at Turlock High on April 9 were: (top row, from left) Trinidad Diaz, Eli Willis and Cade Smith; (front row) Tyler Diaz, Isiah Ford.
Tyler Diaz earned two gold medals in a wrestling tournament hosted by Turlock High on April 9.

He led a contingent of grapplers representing the Lancer Wrestling Club and won the Greco and freestyle competitions at the 55-pound bantam class.

Trinidad Diaz and Isiah Ford also came away with multiple medals. Trinidad Dias took first in the 70-pound intermediate Greco tournament and was the runner-up in freestyle. Ford was second in freestyle and third in Greco in the 60-pound intermediate division.

Cade Smith took second in the 101-pound novice freestyle bracket, and Eli Willis finished third in the 135-pound schoolboy division.

The top four at each weight division at the end of the division earn berths to the San Joaquin Wrestling Association Freestyle Championships.

The Lancer Wrestling Club also competed in a tournament this past Saturday at Golden Valley High in Merced.

Martial arts

Cortez Martial Arts was represented well in the prestigious National Black Belt League International Tournament — also known as the Golden Gate Internationals — in Santa Clara April 8-9.

Caleb Dingle and Jake Mendiola each captured first-place medals in their respective divisions.

Runner-up finishers were Nick Luna, Alex Mendiola and Dao Tepo; and Marcus James Datu, Joe Luna and Brendan Rapisura each placed third.

The tournament featured competitors hailing from Mexico, Guatemala, Texas, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Canada and New York.


In under-8 girls Manteca Area Soccer League Spring Season action Saturday at Woodward Park, the Revolution tallied a 10-6 victory behind six goals from Taylor McMahaon.

Amaya Terry did the rest of the damage with four goals for Revolution, which started the match with six unanswered. Contributing assists were Gillian Smith, Bailey Mickelson, Genevieve Castro, Harsimarn Grewal and Kassandra Rios.

Goalkeeper Olivia Dunham recorded five saves with big stops from defender Samantha Torabi.


The Ripon Lady Cyclones’ 12-under fastpitch team went undefeated in five games to win the Touch ‘Em All tournament title at Pedretti Park in Turlock this past weekend.

They squeaked past CenCal 3-2 in the championship game. The 15-2 squad coached by Johnny Aguilar also claimed the inaugural All-World League Tournament in Sacramento two weeks ago.