Saturday, April 25, 2015
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Falcons’ Martinez wins SCAC wrestling title; Benicia takes team honors

Fairfield's Rito Gomez wrestles American Canyon's Cyrus Estrella Soccaras Friday at the Solano County Athletic Conference Wrestling Championship in Vallejo. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

Fairfield's Rito Gomez wrestles American Canyon's Cyrus Estrella Soccaras Friday at the Solano County Athletic Conference Wrestling Championship in Vallejo. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

By
From page B1 | February 09, 2013 |

VALLEJO — Fairfield’s Alberto Martinez stood alone among city wrestlers after Friday’s Solano County Athletic Conference championships at Vallejo High.

Martinez, competing at 120 pounds, won the SCAC championship with a 21-5 technical fall over American Canyon’s Matthew Manibuson.

“I worked hard for this, so it feels pretty good,” Martinez said. “My coaches, they trained me hard and my partners. I’m going to work on my conditioning (for next week).”

The top four finishers from Friday’s conference finals advance to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II tournament Feb. 15-16 at Del Campo High in Fair Oaks.

Benicia won Friday’s team title with 168.5 points, followed by American Canyon (144), Bethel (86), Fairfield (57.5), Vanden (56) and Vallejo (55).

Falcons coach Kyle Holsworth was more than happy with Martinez winning the SCAC title.

“Alberto did really well today,” Holsworth said. “He was seeded first and we knew that he had the potential. We knew there wasn’t too much competition for him in league.”

As for who Holsworth thinks will have the best chance of advancing to the SJS Masters Tournament in two weeks?

“Alberto seems to be the one to have a chance to take first (at sections),” Holsworth said. “The other guys taking third are going to have some tough matches. We’re looking to get some of these guys into the Masters.”

Other Fairfield wrestlers moving on include Mark Beckendorf (third, 138), Russell Sales (third, 145), Jesse Martinez (fourth, 160), Rito Gomez (second. 220) and Cedric Page (third, 285).

“Rito was a big surprise,” Holsworth said. “He stepped it up to get second. Just to win his match to get into the finals was good for him. This has been a very successful year for us. We just have to get the (team) numbers back up.”
Vanden High didn’t crown any champions, but the Vikings will be sending seven grapplers to the section tournament.
The Vikings Joey Zambori, wrestling at 106 pounds, finished second, as did Brandon Dontogan at 182 pounds.
Vanden coach Lloyd Wilson knows the SCAC isn’t very strong and his wrestlers could have a tough time making it to Masters.
“This is a very weak league,” Wilson said. “We’re going to get curb-stomped at the next level. I don’t think we’re really a Division II league. We more like a Division III league. But we’ll go and do what we can.”
Other Vikings moving on to the section tournament include Fernando Angulo (fourth, 132), Alberto Bernales (third, 152), Kyle Tygart (third, 160), Nick Palacios (fourth, 170) and Xavier Penrod (third, 195).
“Zambori, at 108s, beat the No. 2 seed and he was seeded No. 3,” Wilson said. “That was surprising. Alberto at 154s was seeded third and he came through today and took third place. Those guys are pretty good.

“Hopefully we’ll get with a MEL school (next week) and workout with them (before sections), because the MEL is much tougher than this.”

Reach Brian Arnold at 427-6969 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/barnolddr.
Brian Arnold

Brian Arnold

1992 graduate of San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism.
LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

Solano News

 
Together to remember children lost to violence

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Transportation leaders point to need for funding changes

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A1, 2 Comments | Gallery

3 letters to Vacaville may cost $100,000 to answer

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A3

 
Church offers free Southern Gospel concert

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A3

 
Summer Spare the Air season set to start

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A3

‘Cinderella’ carries on despite theater flood

By Bill Hicks | From Page: A3 | Gallery

 
Suisun City police log: April 23, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A9

Fairfield police log: April 23, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A9

 
Commercial weight loss programs come under scrutiny

By Scott Anderson | From Page: B10

Food often a conduit to something more

By Murray Bass | From Page: B10

 
.

US / World

San Francisco Catholics deeply divided over archbishop

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Colleges starting to offer brewing courses

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Hate crime charges for homeless beating suspect

By The Associated Press | From Page: A3, 1 Comment

 
SFPD to pay for settlement of wrongful termination suit

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

16 students injured when school stage collapses

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Thousands march to mark anniversary of Armenian massacres

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Man ordered to stand trial for kidnap, rape charges

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Nuclear launch officers charged in drug case

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Supreme Court ruling keeps sex offender registration in place

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Rubio looking to gain support in Iowa

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Hep C, HIV cases spike throughout Indiana

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6, 1 Comment

 
Obama uses hospital funds to help push for Medicaid expansion

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

Hawaii raises smoking age to 21

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6

 
Police: Gray should have received medical treatment

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Italy police arrest nine terror suspects in sweep

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

 
Yemen rebels ordered to pull back

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

US completing review of hostage policy following drone strikes

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

 
.

Opinion

 
Chaos in the primaries

By Thomas Sowell | From Page: A8, 5 Comments

Joy of baseball back in my life

By Deon Price | From Page: A8, 2 Comments

 
.

Living

Today in History: April 25, 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Community Calendar: April 25, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

Horoscopes: April 25, 2014

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: B5

 
Daughters’ ex is determined to turn their children against her

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: B5

.

Entertainment

Seriously silly, Monty Python reunites for a weekend tribute

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7 | Gallery

 
TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B7

.

Sports

SCC baseball team wins to claim share of BVC title

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B1, 2 Comments

 
Ynoa, Butler send Rockies to 6-4 win over Giants

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Vikings fall to Jaguars 4-3 in 8 innings

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B1

 
After working OT in NBA playoffs, Curry, Rose can earn rest

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Usain Bolt: Gay’s reduced doping ban sends wrong message

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Scott Dixon is chasing IndyCar wins leaders, not spotlight

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip NFL draft

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Garber: MLS plan in 6 months to expand beyond 24 teams

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Dortmund, American Pharoah vie for favorite in 141st Derby

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Harden, Howard lead Rockets to 130-128 win, 3-0 lead on Mavs

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Olympic sailing events may be moved from Rio’s polluted bay

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Canadian Henderson shoots tournament record for LPGA lead

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Bowyer and Stewart looking for good runs at Richmond

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Oregon wins distance medley relay at Penn Relays

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Goodell: LA projects viable for bringing back team

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Former Buckeyes teammates Cook, Sindelar top Legends of Golf

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Swafford, Weekley atop Zurich Classic leaderboard

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Logano wins pole at Richmond, his third of the season

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Signups for Saturday, April 25, 2015

By Paul Farmer | From Page: B3

.

Business

Winners and losers of the demise of the big Comcast deal

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

 
What could McDonald’s do to fix its business?

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6 | Gallery

Durable goods orders up, but business investment falls again

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

 
Harley recalls nearly 46,000 motorcycles

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

Comcast abandons Time Warner Cable bid after gov’t pushback

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6 | Gallery

 
Cheaper fuel has airlines soaring to record profits

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

Wynn Resorts shareholders: Elaine Wynn won’t return to board

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

 
Ford recalls 390,000 cars to fix door latches

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

.

Obituaries

Kirk Noonan

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Sandra King

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

Elizabeth Cepeda

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

 
.

Comics

Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

 
Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B4

Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B5

 
.

Home Seller 4/25/2015

Ask a Designer: decorating with spring pastels

By The Associated Press | From Page: HSR1 | Gallery

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage slips to 3.65 percent

By The Associated Press | From Page: HSR3

Real estate transactions for April 25, 2015

By Daily Republic | From Page: HSR3