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PREP WRESTLING: Orland takes BVL title in Sutter
RV, YC crown five champions; Lindhurst rolls
Once again, the Butte View League wrestling title belongs to Orland High.
The Trojans continued their dominance of the BVL and took home the league title on Saturday at the BVL Championships at Sutter High.
Orland either won or took second in 12 of the 14 contested weight divisions and accumulated 208.5 team points.
Right behind the Trojans was host Sutter, which totaled 181 team points. Wheatland took third with 93 points, Gridley amassed 72 points and Winters rounded things out with nine points.
Six Huskies won league titles, including 115-pounder Julian Kim, who defeated Orland's Austin James in a 15-4 major decision. Sutter's Hunter Minton (134) also picked up a major decision (9-0) for the league title.
Husky Zachary Bell-Mathews (140) defeated Orland's Tyler Embrey in triple-overtime to claim the championship and Alex Ingram (154) pinned Gridley's Kyle Rutter to claim his title.
Michael Thompson (197) won 6-0 and Reid Melani (287) won by pin to round out the champions for Sutter.
Wheatland was led by Kalan Hastey (172), who pinned Mitchell McClough (Orland) to win the championship and Haiden Johnson of Gridley (122) beat Orland's Quinton Hill in a 5-0 decision to win his weight class.
Second-place finishers for Sutter included Gage Kim (108), Jacob Gildea (162), Chase Gildea (184) and Trevor Holt (222). Colton Franklin (128), Jonathan Villapania (147) and Rutter each placed second for Gridley.
Wheatland's silver medalist was Tony Ortiz (287). A bevy of fellow Pirates took home consolation championships including Robert Zatreanu (108), Ryan Franken (122), Robert Wilson (128), Jonathan Cerboni (134), Austin Shinn (140), Mikey Hawkins (147) and Andrew Gonzales (222).
Sutter's Riley Vickner (172) and Gridley's Tom Hunter (184) were also consolation champions.
Champions on the novice side for Sutter included Alex Ramirez (108), Branden Gildemeister (115), Micah Cervantes (140), Tyler Anderson (147), Tanner Baroni (162), Robert Snow (172), Aiden Lang (184), Tyler Luna (197) and Drew Melani (287). Wheatland's Marcelo Oliver (122) also won a novice title.
Five locals take first at TCC Championships
In Sacramento — Three River Valley wrestlers and a pair of Yuba City competitors took home conference titles at the Tri-County Conference Championships at Natomas High.
Placing first for the Falcons were Timmy Webb in the 154-pound division, Logan Morace at 172s and Jordan Davis at 184s.
Freshman Mansoor Ahmadi took home first place at 115 pounds and Westley McMahon won the championship at 197s to lead the way for the Honkers.
Woodland took first at the tournament, Natomas was second, River Valley was third and Yuba City was fourth.
Carlos Robles (115) placed second, and Harlan Shelton (108), Skyler Marsh (128) and Chance Perez (140) each took third for RV. Manjinder Johal (147), Austin Potts (162) and Ahmad Bahram (197) were fourth.
Freshman Danny Kang (126), junior Chandler Wilkerson (147) and junior Cody McMahon (172) each placed second for Yuba City, while sophomore Isaac Bishop (122), junior Adam Thornton (154) and senior Eli Honeycutt (285) earned third-place finishes. Junior Thomas Bishop took fourth at 140 pounds.
The top four finishers in each weight class will advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Tournament held at Foothill High in Sacramento on Friday and Saturday.
In the junior varsity portion of the tourney, River Valley was led by Chris Hansen (1st, 147), Aaron Benton (2nd, 147), Shaun Clar (2nd, 162), Joseph Aurre (3rd, 134), Nick Forsberg (3rd, 140) and Ashley Sayago (4th, 154).
Blazers dominate at GEL/SDL meet
In Sacramento — The Lindhurst wrestling squad took first out of 13 teams at Golden Empire League/Sierra Delta League championship tournament.
The top six placers in each weight class advance to the Division V section tournament and 10 of the Blazers' 11 competitors achieved that.
Lindhurst totaled 145.5 points as a team.
Winning their weight classes for Lindhurst were Thongsai Tanadabouth (108), Jesus Yanez (134) and Armante Gonzalez (147).
Second-place winners included Rigo Cole (140), Edgar Rivera (152) and Justin Martinez (287). Jake Hughes (115) and Johnathan Hernandez (122) both placed third.
Jesse Cain (172) took fifth and Alex DeLeon (128) finished sixth.