James Logan freshman has remarkable NCS wrestling debut

Not only did James Logan’s Aaron Perez win an NCS championship as a freshman, he pulled off the rare feat of winning all five of his matches by pin to take the 106-pound title. Perez comes from a wrestling family, as his father, Jacob, was the first Logan wrestler to place at the state meet. His brother, Eric, also wrestled at Logan. Making it extra special was this year’s NCS tournament, which took place Feb. 27-28, being back at James Logan for the first time in almost two decades.

Thanks to Emily Santos for this contributed photo of Perez at the podium, holding the placard of the 106-pound bracket, surrounded by other 106-pound NCS medalists



Top wrestlers to meet at De La Salle

Some of the state’s best wrestlers will be in town this weekend when De La Salle hosts a series of dual matches featuring state No. 2 ranked Gilroy, No. 4 Buchanan-Clovis and No. 9 Folsom. The Spartans are ranked No. 24 in the state.

Doors open at 3 p.m. for the Saturday (Jan. 11) event and wrestling starts at 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

The schedule is as follows:

4 p.m.: De La Salle vs. Gilroy, Buchanan vs. Folsom

5:30 p.m. (approximately): De La Salle vs. Folsom, Buchanan vs. Gilroy


Live from CIF State Wrestling: Day Two

Hey everyone. Sorry for the lack of updates last night. Deadline hit, as usual. So, we’ll have three wrestlers still alive for titles when the semifinals start at 9:30 am – De La Salle’s Joey Moita and Luke Sheridan and Newark Memorial’s Victor Pereira. The consolation round starts at 9, and if my count is correct, we still have Oakland Tech’s Craig Sherman, College Park’s Orry Elor, Albany’s Andrew Reggi, De La Salle’s Alex Abono and Liberty’s Jesse Baldazo in the hunt for a medal. I’m going to get set up, and I’ll have more updates soon.

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Live from CIF State Wrestling: Day One

Alrighty everyone. I’m back for another year of CIF state wrestling at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. I’ll be posting updates throughout the day (it’s gonna be a long day), and I’ll try to keep you updated on how your local wrestlers are doing. For our North Bay North Coast Section fans, you guys are welcome too, since I figure I’m the best you’ve got. Check below for updates.

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Live blog from CIF State Wrestling tomorrow

My annual trip to Bakersfield for the CIF State Wrestling tournament is underway, so I wanted to give everyone a heads up that I’ll be posting updates throughout the day tomorrow from Rabobank Arena. If you want me to run a live chat on Saturday, post a comment and I’ll set it up if I get enough interest. I’ll try to have updates on North Coast Section wrestlers, and particularly the 42 East Bay grapplers who qualified and should be down here. So, look for posts starting tomorrow morning.

CIF State Brackets, courtesy of TMI.


Live from NCS Wrestling: Day One

Well everyone, action is progressing nicely here at Newark Memorial High today as the North Coast Section individual championships kick off. I’ll be tossing updates onto this post, so just refresh every now and then for some updated info. Can’t guarantee how often I’ll update (I’m flying solo today), but I’ll give ya what I got.

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