La Habra Jane's Journal 90631

Tidbits and Commentary from Jane of the Journal.

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Thursday, 31 January 2013

La Habra welcomed the Raiders to Clan territory January 29 for the last dual meet of the year. The Highlanders were polite enough as hosts to start the match at the 132 weight where Sonora's strongest wrestler, Image Preston Gannon competes. Gannon won his match against Zachary Hernandez by pinning him. Image

Next up was Sonora's Matt De Franco who despite being hurt in the second period came away with a 9-0 win over Deitrich Andrade. Image


Then it was time for La Habra  to take charge, Jacob Rosales, rated #4 at 145 lbs. conducted class as he schooled David Macias in various wrestling moves and compiled 10 points to Macias 2, but Macias proved he had some moves of his own as he avoided getting pinned. 


La Habra's Jacob Padilla and Sonora's Colin Bender  were well match and it took some doing for Padilla to leave the mat with a 10-8 win.Image


Next up for the Highlanders was Josh Sowma Image who is much improved over a year ago, but at 160 wrestles at one of the more competitive weights. Sowma when right to work on Miguel Sandale and eventually pinned him. Image

That was followed by the Clan's Kyle Skiles getting a super decision 18-3 at 171 lbs.and ending the match with Noah Szescinski early.Image

Jacob Tinsley (182) demonstrated that height Image helps in wrestling just as it does in many other sports. Sonora's Mike DeFranco just couldn't find away to counter Tinsley's inches  with the holds DeFranco knew. 

Sonora's Alex Arias and La Habra's Robert Jaramillo were among the more evenly matched physically on the evening. Image Still Jaramillo managed to come out ahead 8-2.

Then the heavy weights took the mat and Raider Kameron Wills Image who is considerably taller than Michael Arellano, forced Arellano to the mat and pinned him before the first period was over.

Following that match the meet rotated to the little guys and a whole different style of wrestling. It was one of the fasted moving matches of the evening. Image Michael Rangel clearly demonstrated why he is rated #2 in Orange County by the Register at that weight when he racked up 17 points to Joshua Kawguchi 17-1.


That was followed by a much closer 113 match between Gabriel Cruz (LH) and Russel Rohlfing which Cruz won 8-4.

Alexander Martinez (LH) wrestled Javier Martinez from Sonora at the 120 weight and pinned him.

The Raiders were able to end the night on a positive note  and a victory when Alex Moreira out wrestled Ethan Matias and won 6-0.

League wrestling ended with both Troy and Buena Park hving records of 4-1, but Troy owned the titled since the Coyotes' one loss was to Troy. Saturday, February 2, the League Finals for varsity and JV wrestlers will take place at Sonora High School with three mats being used to accommodate all the wrestlers.  By 2  p.m. The finals should be taking place. And that should be some pretty impressive wrestling.