Alisal High senior Jovan Villalobos is wrestling in the semifinals of California Interscholastic Federation State Wrestling Championship when action resumes today in Bakersfield.
Villalobos, who is making his third state appearance, went 3-0 in Friday’s competition at 170 pounds. He is the lone Monterey County wrestler to make it out of the first day, and has guaranteed himself no worse than sixth-place finish.
Villalobos reached the semifinals by defeating Victor Valley’s Blake Fifer 4-2 in overtime, Folsom’s Devon Nooner 9-7 and Northview’s Bryan Salinas 5-2 in overtime. His semifinal opponent is Peter Santos of Oakmont.
Palma senior heavyweight Hildelv Manzur went 2-2 in his last high school competition. Manzur, who came into state undefeated at 30-0, opened with a pair of pins before losing by pin to Escondido’s James Cannon. His tournament ended with a 3-2 decision to Westminster’s Alejandro Ruelas.
King City’s Oscar Covarrubias went 2-2 at 106 and teammate Luis Quintero also went 2-2 at 160. Palma’s Alex Garcia went 1-2 at 138.
Alisal’s Rico Huerta (113), Palma’s Christian Palacios (145), Monterey’s Jacob Golden (182), Pacific Grove’s Keaton Klockow (189) and Palma’s Tyler Escoto also competed.
CCS: Top-seeded Alisal (18-0-4) faces off with No. 3 Bellarmine (16-4-5) for the Division I championship at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove High School in San Jose.
The Trojans, who are riding a 51-match unbeaten streak, are seeking their second title in four years. The Bells are seeking their third title in five years.
Monterey 4, Santa Clara 2: At Mike Hazlett Tournament (Santa Clara), the Toreadores beat the host Bruins behind winning pitcher Nick Russo hurled two two innings.
Tyler Leidig, who has committed to San Diego State University, had two hits, two stolen bases and one RBI; Romie Miramontes added two hits, one stolen base and an RBI and Anthony Arzadon had two hits and an RBI. Monterey (1-1) plays Saturday against Wilcox.
Alvarez 15, Calaveras 15: At Alvarez, the Eagles scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie it before the game was called.
Down by seven, Alvarez got six runs in the sixth inning. Andrew Garcia got a double and two hits and two RBIs, Christian Lopez had two doubles and three RBIs, Issac Gonzalez had a double and two RBIs and Richard Flores and Fernando Aguillon each had two hits. The Eagles (0-2-1) open league play Monday at home against Seaside.
North Salinas 15, Alisal 2: At Alisal, Vikings pitcher Kevin Trotter got the win and also hit two doubles and drove in two.
Jesse Perez added two hits for North Salinas who scored 10 runs in the second inning. For the Trojans, J. Gonzales got one hit, walked and scored their first run. North Salinas (2-0) travels Tuesday to Salinas.
Seaside 11, Anzar 1: At Seaside, where the Spartans scored five runs in the second inning and four in the fourth en route to the win over the Hawks.
Leading Seaside was C.J. Olivares, who delivered a three-run triple, a hit and total of four runs batted in. Maxx Usrey provided a double, a stolen base and two RBIs and Josh Hubble added two hits, two runs scored and two stolen bases.
Kyle Hieb, who went four innings and struck out five, posted the win. For the Hawks, Gareth Melomich scored their lone run in the bottom of the fifth, on an RBI by Jacob Leuelin. Seaside (3-2) travels to Alvarez on Monday to start league play.
Liberty 4, Salinas 2: At Brentwood, Julian Wilcox went 2-for-4 for the Cowboys who scored their runs on a Brent Cox single and a Vince LaSala RBI-walk.
Cole Mallett took the loss for Salinas (1-2) who returns to action in Brentwood Saturday against Deer Valley.
Salinas 12, Alvarez 2: At Salinas, the Cowboys busted out for eight runs in the first inning en route to picking up their season opening win.
Amanda Laughlin and Marah House each struck out six in the circle for Salinas. Laughlin, Samantha Luna, Corina Salinas, Mileena McKelvey and Brittany Hernandez each had two hits.
The Cowboys play Wednesday at home against Carmel.
Palma 86, Carmel 84: 200 Medley Relay-Carmel 1:49.35, Palma 1:56.95, Palma 2:08.65; 200 Free-Jake Ongaro, PHS, 2:11.83; Marshall Trelevan, PHS, 2:12.38; B. Robinson, PHS, 2:20.52; 200 IM-Brandon Kim, CHS, 2:04.63; Austin Hussain, PHS, 2:12.03, Grant Thornburgh, CHS, 2:28.46; 50 Free-Michael Saulovich, PHS, 23.05; Ken Doo, CHS, 23.31; Peter Bruno, PHS, 26.72; 100 Fly-Garrett Carwitz-Mungridis, CHS, 1:04.18; Grant Thornburgh, CHS, 1:04.71; Matt D’Arrigo, PHS, 1:12.61; 100 Free-Kenny Doo, CHS, 52.15; Michael Saulovich, PHS, 52.58; B. Robinson, PHS, 1:00.32; 500 Free-Marshall Treleven, PHS, 6:14.55; Alex Green, PHS, 6:24.87; Duke Thornburgh, CHS, 6:35.2; 200 Free Relay-Carmel 1:39.07; Palma 1:39.17; Palma 1:54.02;100 Back-Brandon Kim, CHS, 1:00.51; Austin Hussain, PHS, 1:09.69; Jake Ongaro, PHS, 1:13.88; 100 Breast-Joe Sunde, CHS, 1:08.04; Josh Cortez, PHS, 1:20.00; Matt D’Arrigo, PHS, 1:21.60; 400 Free Relay-CHS 3:47.84; Palma, 4:03.38; CHS 4:04.7.
The Jackson All-Stars Youth League has spots available for a six-week session geared toward teaching children basic fundamental skills and the spirit of competition.
The league, which runs every Friday night — 5-7:30 p.m. — beginning April 5, is open to boys and girls, ages 6-9. The league is limited to 60 children. Registration is scheduled to take place March 15 from 5-7 p.m. at Harden Middle School and March 16 at Straw Hat Pizza, 156 E. Laurel Dr., from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The total cost is $110, which includes a $25 fee due at registration. For more information, contrat Darren Jackson at 831-754-5631, 831-809-0333, email@example.com and http://www.jacksonallstars.com.