High school wrestling: Windsor continues win streak at NCS team battle

Windsor's Beau Colombini, top, during the King of the Mat wrestling tournament in January 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

Windsor’s Beau Colombini, top, during the King of the Mat wrestling tournament in January 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

By ALLIE COLOSKY

FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

The Windsor High School wrestling team won its fourth consecutive North Coast Section Dual Team Championship Saturday after beating Ukiah in San Rafael.

“It was a good game of cat-and-mouse in the beginning,” Jaguars head coach Rich Carnation said of the duel between Windsor and Ukiah High School, “but the guys were scrapping nice and tough.”

Beau Colombini and Dominic DuCharm won tight matches and led with team captain Noah Au-Yeung — who recorded a pin in the finals — to wins over Ukiah 43-21, Lower Lake 77-6 and Casa Grande 77-3.

With Ukiah regaining its health and strength, it was a lot more of a battle for the Jaguars than in previous matchups, Carnation said.

“Both teams are getting a lot healthier at the same time and it’s at the right time,” he added, “so the matches were a lot tougher than they were a week ago.”

DuCharm was moved up to the 160-pound weight class from his usual 154-pound class and rose to the challenge.

“Dominic just put that final nail in the coffin,” Carnation said.

Austin Wilson and Luke Au-Yeung also came up with wins in the finals for the Jaguars.

As the season progresses toward the goal of making the CIF playoffs, Carnation said his team’s performances are improving and everything is being executed more soundly.

“The kids know that the competition level gets ratcheted up,” Carnation said. “It all gets tighter and it all gets tougher and they expect it and deliver it.”

Brandon Potts from Windsor and Nic Iverson from Ukiah both recorded wins by forfeit and Steven Allee recorded a pin over Cody Shepherd from Ukiah.

Colombini beat Ukiah’s Joey Gradek in the 172-pound weight class, while Joe Valdez and Anthony Spallino recorded decisions in the finals as well.

Ukiah’s Dylan Meyers won a match in sudden death overtime against Kevin Correa.

Healdsburg High School also took second place in the Division III bracket behind Fort Bragg.

“These kids work so hard and now we look toward the league tournament next week, so it’s going to be exciting,” Carnation said.

UKIAH GIRLS WIN TITLES

Ukiah sisters Harmonie and Alyssa Roberts each won NCS titles on Saturday, while Rancho Cotate’s Vickie Espinoza also claimed a section crown.

Harmonie Roberts won a major decision (11-1) over Nguyet Tran of James Logan at 101 pounds, while Alyssa Roberts won by fall over Kiah Martin of Eureka at 116 pounds. Espinoza scored an 8-3 decision over Petaluma’s Michelle Larsen in the 235-pound championship.