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Granite Bay, Del Oro to meet for first in SFL wrestling

Woodcreek tops Nevada Union for first league win
By: Staff reports
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Granite Bay High School rode three pins, three major decisions and four forfeits to a 56-19 Sierra Foothill League dual-meet victory over visiting Rocklin on Wednesday night.

The Grizzlies and Del Oro, which defeated Roseville on Wednesday, are 3-0 in the SFL. Following the Tim Brown Memorial, which began Friday and concludes today at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, the co-leaders will wrestle for first place Wednesday at Del Oro.

Shane Saylor at 132 pounds, Daniel Flinders at 138 and Adam Wagner at 160 recorded major decisions. Winning by pin for Granite Bay were David Miller at 170, Connor Guzman at 182 and Cameron Smith at 195.

Woodcreek 37, Nevada Union 29 — Cameron Young’s comeback decision at 120 pounds gave the Timberwolves (1-2 SFL) a huge lead on their way to a victory over the host Miners (0-3).

Young felt ill before his match and trailed Andrew Callison 9-2 in the first period, according to Woodcreek coach Doug Mason. Young scored six points to pull within 10-8 after two periods but trailed 12-11 with about 30 seconds left before scoring a takedown to win 13-12.

The Timberwolves had several big wins. Carl Gross earned a 7-2 decision in his debut at 195 pounds, and Jordan Schnakenberg won by one point at 220. Andrew Zumaran pinned his foe in the first round at 160, and Chase Verneuille bumped up to 170 and pinned his opponent 19 seconds into the second round.
In the first match of the dual, Woodcreek 152-pounder Kyle Morris overcame being turned onto his back in the third round and scored a 16-6 major decision.

“Our kids battled hard and didn't give up,” Mason said. “They were physical and in shape, and it was a very good showing for us.”

Del Oro 58, Roseville 15 — Jon Maroon registered a 3-1 decision at 132 pounds and Austin Finerty won 3-0 at 170 for two of the host Tigers’ (1-2) wins in their loss to the Golden Eagles.

Bella Vista 52, Oakmont 26 — The Vikings (1-2 Capital Valley Conference) trailed 28-0 before sophomore Kaleio Romero rallied from behind and won in overtime with a takedown at 138 pounds.

Reigning 145-pound state champion Jake Elliott remained unbeaten with a pin at 160 pounds, and 2011 state qualifier Peter Santos won by pin at 170.

Also, 2011 CVC champ Zach Sidhu won by technical fall at 220, and Todd Lippincott registered a pin at 285.

“I was really proud of the way everyone wrestled and continued to push themselves, regardless of the score,” Oakmont coach Dave Wells said.