Four wrestlers head to State championships

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first_img“We’re a little disappointed not to win (at Masters), but were very happy to qualify for (State),” Schurr coach Wayne Watanuki said. “At the beginning of the season, that was our goal. “He (Zuniga) is feeling fairly confident. We’ll prepare the same way we’ve done all year, and go with what got us here.” Warr is advancing to the State championships after placing second at divisionals and fifth at Masters, where he advanced to the semifinals before losing to Barstow’s Donavan Barela. This weekend’s event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. each day with the championship matches slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Rabobank Arena is located off the 99 Freeway on the corner of Truxton Avenue and N Street. steve.ramirez@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “He’s wrestled great,” Santa Fe coach Sal Garcia said. “Because of the formula (at Masters) he had to wrestle the No. 3 guy in the state in the quarterfinals. He wrestled smart. “But his next goal is to place at state. He’s feeling confident, but he is in a tough (weight class) and he knows he has to continue to work hard. He’s not satisfied.” Romero, who won a CIF-SS individual title last season, advanced to State for the first time after placing second in the Inland Division and fourth at Masters this season. Zuniga makes the trek north after winning an individual title at the Inland Division finals and finishing fifth at Masters, where he advanced to the quarterfinals before losing a close match to eventual champion John Hernandez of Oxnard Pacifica. Zuniga then fought his way through the consolation rounds before scoring a 5-2 win over Northview’s Robert Alcantar in the fifth-place match. Santa Fe High School’s Marcus Orona leads a list of four area wrestlers who will be competing at this weekend’s CIF State championships in Bakersfield. Also headed for the event, which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Rabobank Arena, are the Chiefs’ Lenny Romero (275), California’s Ruben Warr (130) and Schurr’s Julian Zuniga (215). center_img Orona, one of the favorites at 119 pounds, has been ranked fourth in the state all season, earning the rating with a 29-1 record and individual titles at the CIF-Southern Section Inland Division meet two weeks ago and the CIF-SS Masters meet last weekend. His title run at the Masters included a quarterfinal victory over Santa Ana Calvary Chapel’s Jason Lara, who is ranked No. 3. The junior then won a 2-1 decision over Northview’s Oscar Molina in the semifinals and then beating San Dimas’ Angel Garcia, 4-3, in the finals. last_img read more


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first_imgWEST SACRAMENTO – Thousands of spectators took advantage of the first weekend since two whales took a wrong turn and swam 90 miles inland to California’s capital to catch a glimpse of the deep sea creatures. The wayward pair – dubbed Delta and Dawn by the state’s lieutenant governor – did not disappoint. Crowds shrieked every time the mother and calf surfaced for air. “I see it, I see it, I see it,” screamed 4-year-old Eliyas Charles, wide-eyed and pointing at the water from atop his grandfather’s shoulders. “That black spot was the whale. I can see it.” “Our plan is to wait out the weekend,” Wilson said. “Of course, if they start moving, we’re ready to mobilize.” A marine mammal rescue crew plans to resume efforts Monday to lure the pair by playing recorded sounds of other humpbacks feeding. A similar strategy worked in 1985 with a humpback nicknamed Humphrey, which swam in the delta for nearly a month before returning to the Pacific. But the situation near Sacramento is more complicated, experts say. It involves a mother and calf, rather than a single whale, and the mother’s concern for her baby may explain why she hasn’t responded to the scientists’ efforts to appeal to her stomach. If scientists have not made progress by Tuesday, they plan to begin herding the animals down river with a gauntlet of 50 boats that would provide a less-pleasing underwater soundtrack of banging on pipes. Whether the animals begin moving on their own, the trek promises to be complicated, Wilson said. The whales will have to negotiate four potential roadblocks – the pylons of four bridges – to reach the San Francisco Bay. Then they will have to swim under the Golden Gate Bridge to return to the ocean. Some aren’t looking forward to saying goodbye. An estimated 10,000 people have visited the port’s banks over the past three days, according to West Sacramento police. “It’s just so neat, it’s right in our backyard,” said Karen Wilhelm, 41, of Sacramento, who is studying wildlife biology at American River College. “People are coming from all over,” Wilhelm said. “They’re quite the attraction.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The dusty riverbank along the Port of Sacramento took on the air of a carnival Saturday as cops directed traffic into makeshift parking lots, vendors sold ice cream and lines formed outside Port-o-Potties. The whales seemed content to command the crowd’s attention. For the fifth day since they were first spotted in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the two mostly swam looping half-mile laps around the port, where the sprawling inland waterway essentially comes to an end. Scientists have been hoping the whales – which both appear to have been wounded by a ship’s propeller – would begin swimming westward toward the Pacific Ocean on their own. But Carrie Wilson, a biologist with the California Department of Fish and Game, said experts are content with the animals remaining in the isolated port area for the weekend since heavy recreational boat traffic in the delta could complicate rescue efforts. The whales swam in peace with the help of a Coast Guard escort on Saturday. The Coast Guard enforced a 500-yard safety zone around the whales and authorities closed the north port channel and a nearby public boat ramp for the weekend. last_img read more