Prep Roundup: Atascadero wrestler Block pins down state bid

Greyhounds’ 195-pounder is lone county wrestler to clinch spot in CIF State Meet after 5-2 showing at sectional Masters Meet

sports@thetribunenews.comMarch 1, 2014 

Karson Block from Atascadero High is the only San Luis Obispo County wrestler headed to the CIF State Meet in Bakersfield next weekend after placing fifth Saturday at the CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet in Ontario. 

Block (195 pounds) went 3-1  Saturday after defeating his first two opponents 3-0 and 3-2. He lost to his third opponent 3-0, and won his fourth match by injury default. 

His overall record was 5-2 at the meet. 

The top nine finishers in each weight class qualified for state.

Paso Robles’ Cruz Mendoza (106) was one win shy of qualifying for state after finishing 3-3.

Paso Robles’ Zach Holmes (152) went 0-2 Saturday. He lost his first match 7-6 after his opponent performed a two-point takedown with 10 seconds to go. Holmes lost his second match 8-3.

Chris Maez (182) of Morro Bay finished in the top 15 at the meet. 

During his first match, Maez was down before getting one last reversal and tying the match at 7. In overtime, Maez lost 14-7. 

SWIMMING AND DIVING 

San Luis Obispo Relays

Paso Robles finished second and edged San Luis Obispo by one point with a combined team score of 102 points. 

Long Beach Poly won the relay meet with a combined score of 120 and the top girls score with 64.

The Bearcats took first in the boys division (49) and came in second in the girls division (47). 

Paso Robles won the girls 6x50 freestyle relay in 2 minutes, 47.1 seconds. The Bearcats also won the girls 4x50 backstroke relay (2:11.73), and the boys 4x50 backstroke relay (1:55.95).

The Tigers finished in a tie for second with Long Beach Poly in the boys team race (47) and fourth in the girls division (42). 

San Luis Obispo won the boys 3x200 individual medley relay (6:42.18), boys 3x200 freestyle relay (5:53.56) and the boys 4x100 freestyle relay (3:37.59). 

Morro Bay finished eighth overall (35), seventh in boys (22), and ninth in girls (10).

The Pirates won the boys 6x50 freestyle relay (2:30.1).

Boys: Arroyo Grande 229, Mission Prep 45; Girls: Arroyo Grande 215, Mission Prep 81

Corryn Haynes won two individual events for the Arroyo Grande girls team and was a part of two winning relay teams. 

Haynes won the 200-yard individual medley (2:18) and 100-yard freestyle (58.30), and also anchored the 200-yard freestyle and opened the 200-yard medley relay. 

Mission Prep’s Grace Oeser won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:06 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:42. 

In the boys races, both David Malouf and Hissam el-Effendi won two events for Arroyo Grande. 

Malouf won the 200-yard individual medley (2:07) and 100-yard butterfly (57.15), and el-Effendi swam the fastest in the 50-yard freestyle (22.63) and the 100-yard freestyle (50.90). 

Malouf and el-Effendi were also part of the victorious 400-yard freestyle relay team. 

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Pioneer Valley 3, Nipomo 0

The Panthers swept Titans 25-23, 25-18, 25-16 in the nonleague match.

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