The Paso Robles High wrestling team beat Pioneer Valley and San Luis Obispo in PAC 7 duals on Tuesday in San Luis Obispo.The Bearcats (17-2, 4-1 PAC 7) topped Pioneer Valley 43-30 before dominating the Tigers 70-3.
Paso Robles’ Robbie Martinez won via pin in 1 minute, 38 seconds at 114 pounds, and teammate Kevin Garcia won in 2:59 at 135. Giovanni Salazar, Brady Zubia and Ryan Miller also won via pin for the Bearcats. Miller, at 125, pinned San Luis Obispo’s Will Richardson in 1:04, giving him the fastest pin of the night.
Paso Robles freshman Colton Madrigal, at 102, wrestled in his first varsity match against San Luis Obispo and pinned his opponent in 1:28.
“It was a good opportunity to see some young talent wrestle at the varsity level,” Paso Robles coach Chris Monteiro said.
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Morro Bay 69, St. Joseph 9
The Pirates (5-0, 3-0 Los Padres League) won nine of 11 matches, including eight via pin.
Morro Bay’s Patrick Kelly pinned Jacob Adams in just 30 seconds at 140, while it took only 32 seconds for teammate Nate Edwards to pin Nick Baker at 130.
Also winning via pin were Jaccob Carlson (125), Aaron Mininni (152), Justin Martinez (160), Frank Martinez (189), Trevor Reddell (215) and Jimmy Tomac (heavyweight).
“We had a few backups that stepped up and answered the call that did a good job tonight,” Morro Bay coach Michael Aanerud said.
Atascadero 44, Righetti 21
Atascadero’s Jordan Gottfried defeated returning CIF place winner Isaac McCormick, 5-4.
Five other wrestlers from Atascadero defeated their opponents by pin: Brandon Armstrong (171), Paul Woodman (152), Ben Gigy (145), Elijah Jackson (160) and Cullen Joy (135).
The Greyhounds (10-0, 5-0 PAC 7) had two other wins — one by Levi Kenyon at heavyweight (with a major decision of 11-2) and another by Josh Lowe at 140 (15-2).
Nipomo 46, Arroyo Grande 33
Nipomo’s Eric Bachtel pinned Kevin Shennun in 1:03 at 171, and teammate Eric Villasenor also won via pin.
Arroyo Grande’s Raul Uc pinned Cameron Epley at 145, and Colton Smith pinned Brett Kimball at 215. Nipomo’s Augustine Caruso pinned John Battimoe at 125.
North County Christian 81, Shandon 29
Josh Feld had a game-high 25 points and 10 rebounds for North County Christian, which remained undefeated in the Coast Valley League.
Joe Honeycutt added 22 points, eight assists and seven steals for the Crusaders (10-8, 4-0), and Daniel Katches had a season-high 18 points and nine steals.
Cody Von Boxtel led the Outlaws with 10 points.
North County Christian 73, Shandon 37
Brianna Feld had a game-high 24 points, and Kelsey Paulus finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds for North County Christian. Leading by seven at halftime, the Crusaders (8-5, 2-0 CVL) used a 21-6 third quarter to put the game away.
Cristy Scarson scored 16 points, and Laura Tapanes added 13 for North County Christian.
Shandon was led by Alex Wallace’s 14 points and 12 rebounds.
GIRLS WATER POLO
Arroyo Grande 13, Pioneer Valley 2
Alexis Elias, Katie Romine and Hannah Stevens scored three goals apiece for the Eagles (16-1, 6-0 PAC 7), who played mostly reserves against the Panthers.
Arroyo Grande jumped out to a 5-0 lead after one quarter and never let Pioneer Valley threaten. Maddie Ochoterena scored two goals for the Eagles, and goalkeeper Kylie Anderson had seven saves.
San Luis Obispo 12, Righetti 5
San Luis Obispo (9-8, 4-2 PAC 7) got a game-high five goals from Kennedy Peters, and Elizabeth Waddell added four. Goalkeeper Andie Judson had 10 saves for the Tigers.
Templeton’s match at Santa Ynez, and Avenal’s trip to Coast Union were both postponed because of rain. The Templeton contest will be made up at 5 p.m. Friday.
Just as in the boys matchups, Templeton’s game against Santa Ynez and the Avenal-Coast Union game were both postponed. Templeton will make up the game at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
CIF-SOUTHERN SECTION RANKINGS
Several San Luis Obispo County teams were ranked when the section released its second regular-season polls of the winter Tuesday.
Girls water polo: Arroyo Grande stayed at No. 1 in Division IV.
Wrestling: Morro Bay remained No. 1 in Division VI.
Girls basketball: North County Christian was voted No. 1 in Division VI-A. Arroyo Grande stayed put at No. 8 in Division III-AA, while Atascadero dropped from No. 12 to No. 13 in Division IV-AA. Morro Bay is No. 11 in Division IV-A.
Boys basketball: Arroyo Grande moved from fifth to fourth in Division III-AA, while Atascadero dropped from sixth to 10th in Division IV-AA. North County Christian rose from 12th to 11th in Division VI-AA.
Girls soccer: San Luis Obispo dropped from No. 4 to No. 5 in Division III, where Arroyo Grande fell from No. 6 to No. 7.
Boys soccer: Arroyo Grande climbed from eighth to seventh in Division V.