wrestling

Placer grapplers 12th at Chuckchansi Tournament

The Placer High wrestling team placed 12th out of 37 teams and second in the small-school division at last weekend’s Chuckchansi Tournament in Maderas. The Hillmen had three wres ...

Mason pins state title

You won’t find Lauren Mason chickening out of a wrestling match with her brothers. Now, what started off as playful sibling rivalry, recently earned the E.V. Cain Middle School ...

Del Oro junior Branum fifth at state tourney

Austin Branum doesn’t have a big, elaborate meal planned to reward himself for a fifth place finish at the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield Friday and Saturday. ...

Four foothills hopefuls headed to Bakersfield

Sac-Joaquin Section champions Austin Branum and Kevin Burrage are out to prove they can compete with the best wrestlers in the state. The Del Oro High grapplers will lead foothill ...

Del Oro pair grab section crowns

Austin Branum and Kevin Burrage took the direct path to the CIF State Wrestling Championships. Foster Fretland took the scenic route. Branum and Burrage brought Sac-Joaquin Sectio ...

Branum into semifinals after beating Thornton

Del Oro High junior Austin Branum stopped Placer senior Joe Thornton at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Tournament Friday in Stockton. The two standouts from the foothills met in ...

Del Oro, Placer stars could clash in quarterfinal

Joe Thornton and Austin Branum train just a few miles apart. They’ve spent the last few weeks collecting medals and bringing championships back to their respective foothills camp ...

Corralejo carries Colfax’s torch

Colfax High wrestler Vinny Corralejo may be sporting the Falcons’ signature green and white, but he will be riding with his friends from the Bear River wrestling team to the ...

Fucci balancing the mat, MCATs

Mike Fucci likes to challenge himself – and not just on the wrestling mat. A two-time All-American at Sierra College, the Colfax High graduate chose to transfer to Grand Canyon ...

Bear River duo delivers at Division III championships

Juan Gudino remembers seeing Bear River High coach Kevin Figueroa walking on the school campus two years ago and seeing a group of kids run up and try their wrestling moves on him. ...

Placer prevails, Thornton caps career sweep

The Placer High wrestling team was denied a fourth straight Pioneer Valley League wrestling title in the regular season. The Hillmen earned a nice consolation prize Friday by win ...

Del Oro grapplers dominate SFL tourney

The Del Oro High wrestling team will send nearly a full squad to next week’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Championships, including four Sierra Foothill League champions. On T ...

Wildcats pin down third straight title

This week, the E.V. Cain Middle School wrestling team took to the mat in two matches to close out its season. The Wildcats’ 71-39 victory over Glen Edwards on Wednesday put the ...

Placer grapplers take down Foothill

The Placer High wrestling squad rebounded from its first Pioneer Valley League loss in three seasons with a 48-26 win over Foothill at Earl Crabbe Gym Tuesday night. The Hillmen ( ...

Hillmen look to bounce back at Placer Duals

The Placer High wrestling team will be looking for redemption on Saturday after a fourth straight Pioneer Valley League title was put in jeopardy earlier this week. The Hillmen lo ...