Warren High wrestlers finish in top 8 at Beach Bash tournament

DOWNEY -- The Warren High School wrestling team competed in the Edison High School Beach Bash Dec. 8-9. The Bears finished in ninth place overall with 123 points and had nine wrestlers place in the top eight of their respective weight classes.

Fountain Valley was the tournament champion with 192 points. Host school Edison finished in second place with 177 points, San Clemente finished in third place with 171 points and Coalinga finished in fourth place with 170 points, respectively.

Mayfair finished in fifth place with 165.5 points, South Hills finished in sixth place with 151.5 points, Cypress finished in seventh place with 143 points and Santa Fe finished in eighth place with 128 points to round out the top eight finishers.

Warren’s Carlos Vasquez (106) defeated La Serna’s Caleb Garcia via pin at 32 seconds to place fifth. The Bears’ Joshua Mariscal (106) was defeated by Jack Garcia of San Clemente and placed eighth. Salvador Alvarez (113) placed fifth after defeating Matthew Reyes of South Hills 7-6 and Joshua Mendoza (126) was defeated by Joel Peterson of Woodbridge to place fourth.

Matthew Lopez (132) defeated Isaiah Godinez of Bonita 2-1 to finish fifth and Alan Elizalde (138) defeated Luis Caprini of Fountain Valley 7-2 to finish seventh. Allan Dillon (145) was defeated by Max Tait of Northwood 4-2 and finished sixth.

Carlos Durazo (160) was defeated by Joshua Bustamante of La Serna 6-2 to finish fourth and Naethan Guerrero (182) was defeated by Scott Martell of Huntington Beach 6-1 and finished eighth. 

Coach Brogden said he is proud of how well his team wrestled at Edison’s Beach Bash and is looking forward to the start of San Gabriel Valley League competition.    

 

DOWNEY WRESTLING: The Downey High School wrestling team competed in the La Costa Canyon Classic Tournament Dec. 8-9, finishing in seventh place overall with a total of 142 points. Downey narrowly missed sixth place by a point and a half to La Costa Canyon. 

Rancho Bernardo finished in first place with 194.5 points, Brawley finished in second place with 171.5 points and Cherokee Trail finished in third place with 160 points, respectively. 

San Marcos finished in fourth place with 149 points, Santa Ana finished in fifth place with 145.5 points and host school La Costa Canyon finished in sixth place with 143.5 points to round out the top six finishers. There were over 50 schools represented at this tournament and some of last year’s state qualifiers were competing in it. 

Downey had four wrestlers place in the top eight of their individual weight classes. Returning state champion Jonathan Prata (5-0) placed first at 113 pounds, Dylan Ajtun (4-2) placed fourth at 120 pounds, Roland Dominguez (5-1) placed third at 126 pounds and Adrian Guerra (5-1) placed third at 220 pounds. 

Coach Soto is proud of his team and how well they competed at La Costa Canyon. It was certainly a competitive tournament with so many schools represented. 

Downey hosted its own tournament last weekend and those results will be made available in next week’s Patriot.                  
 

PIUS BOYS BASKETBALL: The St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy High School boys’ basketball team currently has an overall record of 4-2 and will begin Santa Fe League play when they travel to Mary Star of the Sea of San Pedro on Jan. 10. 

The Warriors recently competed in the 14th Annual Husky Classic at Fairmont Prep and finished with a record of 2-2. St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy defeated Cabrillo 64-57 in their first game on 12/4, was defeated by Upland 68-37 on 12/5 in their second game, was defeated by Diamond Bar 80-47 on 12/7 in their third game and defeated San Pedro 53-41 on 12/9 in their fourth and final game.

The Warriors defeated Animo Watts 80-11 on 12/13 and defeated Hawthorne 66-32 on 12/15. St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy will be competing in the Dwan Hurt Holiday Classic Tournament at Serra High School December 20-23. The Warriors are scheduled to play Peninsula in their first game on December 20th and their opponents will be determined based on the results of their games as they progress in the tournament.

The Warriors finished last season with an overall record of 0-18 and a Santa Fe League record of 0-10. This year’s team is much improved and has already surpassed last year’s win total.
 

PIUS GIRLS BASKETBALL: The St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy High School girls’ basketball team currently has an overall record of 4-5 and will begin Santa Fe League play when they travel to St. Bernard’s of Playa del Rey on Jan. 9. 

The Lady Warriors competed in the 40th Annual Downey Classic Tournament November 24-29 and finished with a record of 1-3. St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy was defeated by Torrance 41-20 on 11/24 in their first game, was defeated by Cerritos 57-23 on 11/27 in their second game, was defeated by Nogales 43-18 on 11/28 in their third game and defeated Compton Centennial 54-32 on 11/29 in their fourth and final game.

The Lady Warriors also competed in the Webb Tournament in Claremont December 5-9 and finished with a record of 2-2. St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy defeated the Webb Schools 45-30 on 12/5 in their first game, was defeated by Pilibos 39-34 on 12/7 in their second game, was defeated by Woodcrest Christian 35-31 on 12/8 in their third game and defeated Gary 47-29 on 12/9 in their fourth and final game. The Lady Warriors defeated Animo Watts 68-14 on 12/13 at St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy.

The Lady Warriors will also compete in the Mayfair Tournament over Christmas Break. St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy is scheduled to play Santa Monica on 12/20 in their first game, Corona on 12/21 in their second game, Torrance on 12/22 in their third game and a to be determined opponent on 12/23 in their fourth and final game.

The Lady Warriors finished last season with an overall record of 4-22 and a Santa Fe League record of 1-9.