Creekside wrestlers continue solid season, win two more matches
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The Creekside Middle School wrestling team posted a pair of victories over Walnut Grove School of Patterson and Mariposa Middle School last week.

The Panthers opened with a 69-18 triumph on the road against Walnut Grove on Feb. 18 and finished the week by besting Mariposa 51-39 on Thursday, Feb. 20.

Creekside is riding a five-match winning streak that began Feb. 5 with a 66-36 win against Waterford Middle School.

The Panthers can finish an unbeaten run through league dual meets when they pay a visit to Delhi Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Results were not available at press time.

Against Walnut Grove, the Panthers won two matches by pin, three by decision and eight by forfeit.

Pins by Ivan Pineda (95 pounds) and Angel Halcon (122) kept the momentum in favor of the visitors. Oscar Rosas (89), Nate Garcia (135) and David Valverde (heavyweight) earned decisions for Creekside.

At the junior varsity level, Valverde (heavyweight) earned a major decision, while Evan Coslow (95) and Cameron Fredrickson (153) won by decision for the Panthers.

Two days later, Creekside was out to dethrone defending league champion Mariposa.

The Panthers kept themselves in the running for an undefeated league title, defeating Mariposa, and avenging last season's only defeat, behind three pins, a technical fall and a major decision.

Moses Ruelas (108), Noah Mirelez (112) and Valverde (185) picked up pins for the home team. Chase Mirelez won a technical fall, and Carson Stonebarger earned a major decision for Creekside.

At the JV ranks, Anthony Barrera (89) claimed a major decision for the Panthers, while Brian McGee (83) won a decision.

Noah Mirelez (112) and Michael Miller each took home second-place honors at the San Joaquin Wrestling Association Championships on Sunday, Feb. 23 at Delhi High School.

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