Four wrestlers from the valley qualified for the state finals on Saturday by placing at the CIF Masters meet in Ontario.
Palm Desert advanced three wrestlers, and Desert Mirage qualified one for next weekend’s state meet in Bakersfield.
Palm Desert junior Billy Weaver (138) and sophomore Anthony Mantanona (145) both finished fifth. Junior teammate Reece Galvan (113) placed ninth to qualify.
Mantanona earned a return trip to the state finals. He finished third at the Masters last year before going 3-2 at the state meet.
“They all wrestled well,” Palm Desert coach Tom Lee said. “It was a tough field. They finished strong and are ready for next week.”
As a team, Palm Desert finished ninth.
Joining the three Aztecs in Bakersfield will be Desert Mirage senior Michael Suarez, who placed sixth.
Aztecs split: Playing against nationally ranked Vista Murrieta, Palm Desert earned a doubleheader split in its season opener.
Palm Desert, ranked No. 1 in Division 3, lost the opener 4-2 before winning the second game 3-1.
In the first game, Travis Moniot went 3 for 3 for the Aztecs, and Steven Schucknecht hit a two-run homer. Nate Lopez went 2 for 3 with a double. Andrew Bash suffered the loss and had one strikeout.
In the second game, Moniot finished 2 for 3 with a triple and one RBI. Beau Berryhill went 2 for 4, and freshman Johnny Cuevas finished 3 for 3 with two doubles. Bash also drove in a run. Pitcher Jeremiah Estrada tossed a complete-game six-hitter for the victory with five strikeouts.
Palm Desert (1-1) hosts Corona at 3 p.m. Thursday as part of the Newport/Elks Tournament.
Rancho Verde 2, Shadow Hills 1: Alex Lopez went 2 for 3 with a double for the Knights in the opening game of the Redlands Invitational.
Alex Bejjani (1 for 3) and Nathan Tiaga (1 for 4) also contributed offensively. Darian Beck added a sacrifice fly.
Sean Roby allowed six hits in five innings on the mound and got a no decision. He struck out four.
Shadow Hills (0-1) hosts Xavier Prep at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the second round.
Indio sweeps DHS: Juanny Siqueiros had a strong day at the plate and also picked up a victory on the mound to lead Indio past Desert Hot Springs in a doubleheader.
The Rajahs won the opener 4-2 as Siqueiros went 2 for 4 with two triples, two runs and one RBI. Steven Lopez went 2 for 4 with a double, one RBI and one run. Tom De La Torre added a triple.
Chris Burciaga tossed a three-hitter and allowed one earned run with seven strikeouts.
Indio won the second game 17-3 as Siqueiros went 2 for 4 with two doubles, three runs and three RBIs. He also earned the victory, allowing one earned run and two hits in five innings with three strikeouts.
Also for Indio, Mikey Munoz went 4 for 6 with a double and two RBIs. Burciaga finished 4 for 5 with four RBIs, three runs and two doubles. Daniel Torres batted 2 for 4 with three RBIs, two runs and a double. Freshman Fernando Cordova finished 2 for 2 with one RBI.
Indio (2-0) hosts Aquinas on Friday in the opener of the Chino Tournament.
Palm Springs: Led by six first-place finishes, Palm Springs repeated as champions of the Ontario Relays, winning Division 2.
Ricky Wright won two events, taking first in the long jump (20-5) and triple jump (44-41/2).
Other winners for the Indians included Damion Lee (100, 11.32) and Domanick Murray (200, 24.25). The 4×100 relay team of Alan Torres, Josh Barlow, Lee, Ray Mullen won in 45.91. The 4×200 relay team of Mullen, Daniel Chan, Robert Bolger-Cruz, Jose Jauregui won in 1:38.79.
La Quinta: Omar Valenzuela won two events and set a meet record to lead the Blackhawks at the Saddle Up Invitational at Vista Murrieta High School.
Valenzuela won the discus with a meet record of 172-feet, 4 inches. He also won the shot put (52-1).
Also for La Quinta in the discus, Brandon Sedlaclek took second (143-0), Westley Siebdrath was third (142-5) and Bobby Orellano placed fourth (129-0).
In the shot put, Siebdrath was second (49-113/4), Orellano was third (48-9) and Charles Hays came in fifth (47-5).
Chris Rom-Toribio finished third in the long jump (21-3).
The 400 relay team of Toribio, Koty Burton, Teddy Jones, Alphonso Nelson was sixth (45.65).
The 1,600 relay team of Logan Shirley, Casey Cruz, Justin Mahaffey and Esteban Rodriguez also was sixth (3:36.15).
La Quinta: Sandra Flores finished second in the 800 (2:23.17) and third in the 1,600 (5:23.61) to lead the Blackhawks at the Saddle Up Invitational at Vista Murrieta High School.
Also for La Quinta, Ajah Wilson finished second in the discus (104-3), Susana Contreras was fifth in the discus (93-9) and Susana Contreras grabbed fifth in the shot put (29-3).
The 1,600 relay team of Flores, Andrea Loces, Anahi Vazquez and Brianna Polk finished fourth (4:35.75).
Palm Springs: Itzel Garduno and Hannah Wright both won two events to lead the Indians to the Ontario Relays title. Palm Springs finished second in the meet a year ago.
Garduno won the 100 (13.2) and 200 (27.51). Wright took first in the 300 hurdles (53.24) and high jump (4-8).
The Indians’ 4×400 relay team of Wright, Sophia Gentile, Ethel Jimenez and Joana Adams also won in 4:45.32.
Palm Springs hosts Shadow Hills on Thursday.
La Quinta splits: The Blackhawks beat Rancho Cucamonga 8-6 before losing to Corona 11-3 in the Stu Pinter Tournament in Corona.
Kora Compton finished 4 for 6 with a double and home run on the day for La Quinta. Mia Olvera went 5 for 7.
Salena Salinas earned the victory on the mound in the opener for La Quinta.
College of the Desert 15, Cerro Coso 8: The Roadrunners evened their Foothill Conference record to 2-2 with the big win as Cole Danielson went 3 for 5, with one RBI, a double and a triple.
Also for COD, Dax Roerig went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs. Dallas Asuncion was 2 for 3 with two runs and one RBI. Steven Cuevas was 2 for 4 with two doubles, and Sean Romo went 2 for 4 and scored two runs.
David Cortes was the winning pitcher.
•La Quinta at La Serna (3 p.m.)
•Shadow Hills at St. Anthony (3 p.m.)
•Sunny Hills at La Quinta (TBA)
•Laguna Blanca at West Shores (5 p.m.)