Healdsburg’s Drew Esquivel defeated Casa Grande’s Ian Bailey in the 120-pound weight class at the Healdsburg Duals Invitational Tournament. (Photo by CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

Wrestling: Sonoma Valley, Healdsburg call it a night

Instead of squaring off, top local finishers agree to share 9th place at Healdsburg Duals Invitational

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PADECKY: El Molino asks: How small is too small?

El Molino athletic director Roan speculated 500 students at El Molino would be the fewest kids the school could have and still be competitive in the SCL.

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PADECKY: No bragging rights for state wrestling champ

Andres Torres, a Santa Rosa JC wrestler who won a state wrestling championship, had every reason to let his ego be in charge. But he didn't.

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SRJC's Torres wins 125-pound state wrestling title

Thanks to a last-second escape, Santa Rosa JC 125-pounder Andres Torres won a gold medal Saturday at the CCCAA state wrestling championships in Lemoore.

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Padecky: Former Elsie wrestler's dedication puts him on top in college

Former Lobo Ryan Hall is one of the top college wrestlers in the nation at the University of South Florida.

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SRJC wrestling: Eight Bear Cubs advance to state meet

Andres Torres places second at the regional tournament, and SRJC finishes fourth

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SRJC Wrestling: Bear Cubs primed for NorCal Regionals

Bud Guinn and Blake Borges represent two of SRJC’s best hopes of going to the state championships.

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PADECKY: Maria Carrillo the school of champions

Excluding football, and counting only head-to-head competition, Carrillo has a 116-8-2 record this fall in sports

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Windsor's Perez racks up wins at national wrestling meet

Windsor High sophomore Perez Perez takes fifth at a national Greco-style wrestling tournament.

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All-Empire Girls Wrestling: Rancho's Aggio dazzles local competition

At state, Rancho's Aggio in her freshman year took third at 132 pounds, a weight class she won as a sophomore.
Wrestling at 138 as a junior, she again took third.

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All-Empire Boys Wrestling: Healdsburg wrestlers bring out best in one another

Adam Hendrickson was the Greyhounds’ wunderkind. Matthew Tsarnas improved steadily each year before coming into his own as a senior.

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SCL all-league boys wrestling team, 2011-2012

The top wrestlers from the Sonoma County League, as chosen by coaches.

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Press Democrat honors athletes of the year

The Press Democrat once again honored the Redwood Empire’s best, brightest, boldest and brawniest Wednesday night at the Friedman Event Center, presenting awards to the top athletes and scholar-athletes from 38 local high schools.

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18th annual All-Empire Athlete of the Year awards

The Press Democrat's annual ceremony honoring athletes and scholar athletes is Wednesday night.

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El Molino Boosters Fundraiser

Cow pie bingo Saturday

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Healdsburg's Hendrickson wins 3 of 5 at nationals

The two-time All-Empire boys wrestler of the year holds his own against tough competition.

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NBL all-league boys wrestling team, 2012

The NBL's top wrestlers last season.

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Empire freshmen, sophomore, junior wrestlers place at state meet

Several athletes from SCL and NBL schools placed at a recent meet pitting wrestlers against kids their own age.

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SRJC notebook: Five will be inducted into Hall of Fame on Saturday

Also, SRJC basketball star Jen Tsurumoto (Analy) honorable mention for CCCAA athletes of month

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Former Windsor wrestler looks to new challenges

Former Windsor High wrestling star Kevin Young is anxious to make a smooth transition into a new set of challenges, some simply to come while on a different kind of mat.

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El Molino Athletic Hall of Fame

The 1999 CIF State Champion volleyball team and ten former Lions athletes have been selected for the El Molino hall

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State wrestling: Healdsburg duo finish sixth

Adam Hendrickson at 145 pounds and Matthew Tsarnas at 160 earned medals at the state wrestling tournament at Bakersfield.

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CIF Wrestling Tournament: Hendrickson, Tsarnas shine at state

Healdsburg stars each need one win today to guarantee they’ll capture medals

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State wrestling: Spotlight falls on 10 Empire competitors

There’s no mystery involved in figuring out what it took for 10 Empire wrestlers to reach state championships.

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Padecky: Wrestling at state with 'heart and soul'

Tanner Berncich will be wrestling at the state meet this weekend in Bakersfield. His father, Torey,  doesn’t leave his home these days because he suffers from lymphoma.

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Wrestling rankings, week of Feb. 26

The final weekly rankings of the year reflect last weekend's NCS results.

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Empire sending 11 wrestlers to state

Four standouts reach championship match in their weight classes.

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Girls state wrestling: Rancho's Aggio runner-up; Carrillo's Trejo 5th

Rancho Cotate’s Kayla Aggio suffered her first defeat of the year in the finals at Saturday’s girls CIF state wrestling meet in Lemoore.

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NCS wrestling: Empire athletes looking strong heading into semis

After quarterfinals in Newark, a number of Redwood Empire wrestlers are on track for trips to state, medal finishes.

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Empire wrestlers aim for NCS, state titles

North Coast wrestlers hopeful heading into the boys NCS and girls state wrestling tournaments.

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