NCS wrestling: Windsor in hunt for team championship

By TED SILLANPAA
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Windsor High is one-half point off the team lead with five competitors alive in the battle for CIF state meet berths entering the final day of the North Coast Wrestling Championships in Newark.

James Logan leads with 141 points, with Windsor at 140.5. Logan has six wrestlers in the championship round. The top three finishers in each weight class enter the state meet.

Windsor hopes 138-pounder Trevor Silva can compete today after entering the semifinals. “He hurt his knee in the quarterfinals, got taped up and still won,” Windsor coach Rich Carnation said. “We hope he feels good enough to wrestle. Our injuries and illnesses are still there. We hope we can hang on.”

Windsor sophomore Dominic Ducharme is in the semifinals at 126. Perez Perez (115), Noah Au-Yeung (120) and Paris Henry (195) can enter the championship match today with a win in the semifinals.

Healdsburg’s Jacob Sloma reached the semifinals at 160, as did teammate Ian Black at 152.

“Jacob was unseeded and beat two seeded guys,” Healdsburg coach Scott Weidermier said. “He has a big undertaking today, but he can win. Ian was a higher seed and not as much of a surprise.”

Cardinal Newman has Michael Klee (145) and P.J. Klee (152) in the winners’ bracket.

Upper Lake’s Antonio Lopez joins Rancho Cotate’s Brian Guerrero in the title round at 120. Ukiah’s Dray Payne is in the semis at (160) with teammate Joey Gradek (138). Heavyweights Pablo Gonzalez (Ukiah) and William Isaac (Lower Lake) are vying for championships. Montgomery’s Denny Layden (106) and Maria Carrillo’s Evan Bluestone (134) are in the semis.

The championship round is at 6 p.m. at Newark Memorial High.

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