Sports Briefs: Downey wrestler Jonathan Prata advances to state meet

DOWNEY – The Downey High School wrestling team sent six wrestlers to the Master’s Meet at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario last weekend and one advanced to the state meet this weekend at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. 

Jonathan Prata (106) placed third and is “going to state.” 

Prata defeated Victor Atherton of Arroyo 13-0 in his first match, defeated Allen Herrera of Hillcrest by pin in his second match and was defeated by Joey Dorsey of Rim of the World by pin in his third match. After his loss to Dorsey, Prata was sent to the consolation bracket. 

Prata then defeated Malik Isterabadi of Yorba Linda by pin in his fourth match, defeated Matt Saldana of Millikan 10-1 in his fifth match, defeated Marcos Polanco of Servite 9-0 in his sixth match and defeated Joey Dorsey 15-4 in a rematch of his third match to take third. Prata finished the Master’s Meet with a record of 6-1.

Dilan Ajtun (113) was defeated by Luciano Arroyo of Santa Ana Calvary Chapel by pin in his first match and was defeated by Eliezer Mendez of Santa Ana Valley by pin in his second match. After his second loss, Ajtun was eliminated.

Roland Dominguez (120) was defeated by Jacob Ruvalcaba of Hillcrest 4-2 in his first match, defeated Bryson Kubota of Corona Centennial 12-3 in his second match and was defeated by Mario Barios of Gladstone 3-2 in his third match. After his second loss, Dominguez was eliminated.

Armando Padilla (132) defeated Jacob Morales of Anaheim Canyon 3-0 in his first match, was defeated by Jose Rubio of Barstow 3-0 in his second match and was defeated by Ricky Marin of Northview 7-0 in his third match. After his second loss, Padilla was eliminated.

Adrian Segovia (138) defeated Jacob Reyes of Corona Centennial 13-3 in his first match, defeated Andrew Franco-Guerrero of Laguna Hills 9-0 in his second match, was defeated by Amir Alinaghian of West Torrance 10-4 in his third match and was defeated by Ethyn Ewing of Anaheim Canyon by pin in his fourth match. After his second loss, Segovia was eliminated.

Pablo Ochoa (152) defeated Gabe Collins of Santa Ana Calvary Chapel 8-5 in his first match, was defeated by Evan Wick of San Marino by pin in his second match, defeated Adan Andrade of Buena 12-3 in his third match and was defeated by Jason Sarabia of Trabuco Hills 8-2 in his fourth match. After his second loss, Ochoa was eliminated.

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The Warren High School wrestling team sent senior standout Gabriel Rodriguez (170) to the Master’s Meet at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario last weekend. At the Master’s Meet, Rodriguez finished with a record of 1-2 and did not advance to the state meet. 

Rodriguez was defeated by Brandon Tierney of Irvine 11-0 in his first match, defeated Geovanny Torres of Bonita by pin in his second match and was defeated by Bui Phauntryl of Hemet by pin in his third match. After his second loss, Rodriguez was eliminated.

Gabriel Rodriguez narrowly missed a C.I.F. individual championship at Marina High School last weekend after losing a 12-11 nailbiter to Isaiah Hughes of Arroyo Grande in the championship final. 

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Former Lady Bear cross country runner Paulina Aguilar passed away in a car accident on Feb. 21. 

Aguilar was a member of the cross country and track and field teams at Warren High School and graduated in 2006. 

Paulina was “a hardworking athlete and a devoted friend to many,” say former teammates and coaches. Aguilar leaves behind a 5-year old son Matthew, who currently attends Gallatin Elementary School. 

Paulina’s younger sister, Arianne, also graduated from Warren High School and was part of the Bear running program for a while. Arianne is trying to raise funds to establish a trust for Matthew. 

As a team, Warren cross country will be doing their part to help off-set expenses. In addition, Coach Waldron would like to reach out to the community for support. Should you be in the position to help, it would be greatly appreciated. Any contribution, no matter the amount, would go a long way. Coach Waldron thanks you in advance for your consideration.

Cash or checks can be made payable to Arianne Aguilar. Please return to Coach Jay Waldron at Warren High School, 8141 DePalma Ave. Downey, CA 90241. Services were held Tuesday, March 1, at St. Raymond’s Church.   

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The Warren High School boys’ soccer team saw their season come to an end Tuesday evening against Loyola at Warren 0-0 (5-3 on penalty kicks) in the semifinal round of the C.I.F. Division 1 playoffs. 

The Bears finished their season with an overall record of 18-6-2 and were 7-1-2 in S.G.V.L. play. Warren was the number two entry from the S.G.V.L. behind league champion Paramount. 

The Bears defeated Moorpark at Warren 3-0 in their first round game on 2/19. Warren then defeated St. Francis at St. Francis 4-1 in their second round game on 2/24. The Bears then defeated Peninsula at Peninsula 1-1 (3-1 on penalty kicks) in their quarterfinal game on 2/26 to advance to the semifinal game.

Loyola will now face Santa Barbara in the Division 1 Final. Santa Barbara defeated Los Alamitos at Los Alamitos 1-0 on Tuesday to advance. 

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The Warren High School girls’ soccer team saw their season come to an end last Thursday with a 1-0 loss to El Dorado at Warren. The game went to overtime when El Dorado scored a goal in the second overtime period to seal the win. 

The Lady Bears finished their season with an overall record of 21-3-3 and were 10-0 in S.G.V.L. play. Warren was the number one entry from the San Gabriel Valley League and were ranked number two in the C.I.F. Division 3 poll.

The Lady Bears defeated Kennedy at Kennedy 2-1 in their first round game on 2/18. The game went to overtime when the Lady Bears scored in the first overtime period to seal the win. Warren then defeated North Torrance at North Torrance 2-0 on 2/23 in their second round game to advance.  

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The fourth rotation of middle school sports will begin on Monday when baseball and softball start their respective seasons. 

The baseball and softball games are different than other sports. Two schools will play each other twice each week, on Mondays and Wednesdays, in a home and away format. 

There will be a varsity and junior varsity team for baseball and a varsity and junior varsity team for softball. Last season, Doty was the champion in varsity baseball and Stauffer was the champion in junior varsity baseball. Stauffer was the champion in varsity softball and Doty was the champion in junior varsity softball.

On Monday, Doty will travel to Griffiths and Sussman will travel to Stauffer. On Wednesday, Griffiths will travel to Doty and Stauffer will travel to Sussman. 

On March 14, Sussman will travel to Griffiths and Doty will travel to Stauffer. On March 16, Griffiths will travel to Sussman and Stauffer will travel to Doty. 

On March 21, Stauffer will travel to Griffiths and Doty will travel to Sussman. On March 23, Griffiths will travel to Stauffer and Sussman will travel to Doty.

As it stands now, Doty has ten team championships, Stauffer has six team championships, Griffiths has three team championships and Sussman has two team championships. 

The fifth and final rotation of middle school sports will be track and field for each gender and grade level. There will be a total of six teams competing for six championships. Doty is the reigning champions trophy winner with 19 team championships from last year.