Update: Seventeen local wrestlers claim medals at league tournament
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Walnut Grove School wrestlers pose with their hardware and coaches at the Northern Merced League Championships Saturday, March 8 at Livingston High School. The local program captured five individual medals at the tournament.
Walnut Grove School wrestlers pose with their hardware and coaches at the Northern Merced League Championships Saturday, March 8 at Livingston High School. The local program captured five individual medals at the tournament.
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Seventeen local wrestlers won medals at the Northern Merced League Championships Saturday, March 8 at Livingston High School.

The Creekside Middle School wrestling team placed second at the league season-ending event with a meet-high 10 medalists.

Bringing home gold medals for Creekside were Noah Mirelez at 112 pounds, Nate Garcia at 135 pounds and David Valverde at 205 pounds.

The Panthers got second-place finishes from Carson Stonebarger at 83 pounds and Cameron Fredrickson at 142 pounds.

Adrian Barrera (70), Chase Mirelez (76), Ivan Pineda (89), Oscar Rosas (95) and Ewan Schut (108) took home third-place honors for Creekside.

Brian McGee (76) and Evan Coslow (89) each battled to collect a solid third-place finish for the junior varsity Panthers.

Walnut Grove School also shined at the event, capturing five individual medals at the tournament.

Jose Gallardo (89), Hugo Godinez (128) and Benito Garcia (heavyweight) grappled and grunted on the mat and each took home second-place medals for the Wildcats.

Marcus Rodea, a 112-pounder, came away with a third-place nod for Walnut Grove, while Angel Aguirre (135) garnered a fourth-place victory.

Contact Marc Aceves at 892-6187, ext. 28, or marc@pattersonirrigator.com.
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