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    Wasco's Medley pinned in title match at state championships

    BY ZACH EWING Californian staff writer
    Saturday, Mar 02 2013 11:03 PM

    It didn't even last long enough to be considered a nightmare, but Saturday night's 220-pound state wrestling final was very different from what Wasco High senior Sean Medley had envisioned.

    Bloomington junior Derrick Jones pinned Medley in 47 seconds with two brutally effective moves, ending Medley's senior season at 46-2 and his dream of being a state wrestling champion.

    "He caught me," Medley said. "There was nothing I could do. I guess it was a pretty good year to this point, but this, getting put on my back -- that's not what I dreamed."

    As usual, Medley was aggressive from the opening whistle, pushing Jones backward and looking for one of his trademark throws. But when Medley tried the throw, Jones caught him leaning too far...


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  5. State wrestling: How locals fared on Day II

    113 pounds Isaiah Hokit, Wasco 3-3; 6th place Lost to Israel Saavedra, Modesto, 6-1; lost to Khristian Olivas, Clovis, 6-2; lost to Sergio Mendez, San Fernando, 4-1. 126 pounds Vincent Gomez, Frontier 6-2; 7th place Pinned Joshua...

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    Jan. 30 high school roundup

    Boys basketball Highland 55, North 54 NHS (6-14, 1-3 SEYL): Reyes 8, Cloud 13, Bertey 9, Flores 4, Butcher 2, Ward 13, Swan 1, Day 4. JV, FS: NHS d. HHS Garces 52, East 49 EHS : Nichols 4, McCoraw 3, Jones 11, Smith 13, Eke 18. GHS...

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    'First Look': CSUB wrestling fundraiser tonight

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  8. State wrestling: Day 2 results

    Championships 106: Adrian Camposano, Fresno-Central dec. Gionn Peralta, Vacaville, 11-10. 113: Israel Saavedra, Modesto dec. Sean Williams, Lemoore, 5-3 OT. 120: Mason Pengilly, Porterville dec. Isaiah Locsin, Morgan Hill-Live Oak, 5-3 OT...


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  10. State wrestling: Saturday's semifinal matchups

    Matches start at 9:30 a.m. 106 pounds Adrian Camposano, Fresno-Central, vs. Perez Perez, Windsor; Durbin Lloren, Clovis-Buchanan, vs. Gionn Peralta, Vacaville 113 Zahid Valencia, Bellflower-St. John Bosco, vs. Sean Williams, Lemoore;...

  11. State wrestling: Day 1 team scores

    Team scores : 1. Clovis 114; 2. Poway 80.5; 3. Clovis-Buchanan 68.5; 4. Vacaville 66; 5. Corona-Santiago 59.5; 6. Bellflower-St. John Bosco 58; 7. Bakersfield 57.5; 8. Clovis West 50; 9. Gilroy 42; 10. Lemoore 41.5; t11. Porterville and...

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    State wrestling notebook: Wasco's Isaiah Hokit wins OT thriller

    Wasco's Isaiah Hokit was in trouble, but he told himself to stay patient. He was down 3-0 late in the second period to Valencia's Jake Langenwalter in the 113-pound quarterfinals Friday at Rabobank Arena in the CIF State Wrestling...


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    106 pounds Carlos Herrera, Bakersfield (3-2, eliminated) Dec. Martin Garcia, Laguna Hills, 4-0; dec. Tristan Scott, Elk Grove, 6-3; lost to Tommy Espinoza, Chula Vista-Otay Ranch, 14-4; dec. Vincent Parra, Covina-Northview, 5-1; lost to...

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