Wrestling/ Apr 30 2024

Northview’s Marcus Tolentino Will Attend United States Merchant Marine Academy in New York; Vikings’ Lightweight Excels on Mat & in Classroom

Wrestling: By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor It gets repetitive to say. But it doesn’t make it any less true. Of all the sports this writer has covered over the last 25 years, in my view, none has produced more quality young men and women than wrestling. It all begins with the discipline it takes to […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 26 2024

Northview’s Faith Bartoszek, & Walnut’s Ronnie Ramirez, Anaya Falcon & Deandra Meza Claim State Titles; Glendora’s Sam Sachs Places Second

Photos by RT Tolentino To view his photo gallery of day/night three, click on the Facebook link here: Facebook Wrestling: By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor Four area athletes drove back to the San Gabriel Valley as State Champions. Northview’s Faith Bartoszek (140) as well as Walnut’s Anaya Falcon (105), Deandra Meza (110) and Ronnie Ramirez […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 24 2024

List of all 14 Area Wrestlers That Placed at State; Falcon, Meza, Sachs, Bartoszek & Ramirez Take Center Stage in Two Hours

State Placers Before Championship Matches: Girls: 1st/2nd: Anaya Falcon (Walnut, 105) 1st/2nd: Deandra Meza (Walnut, 110) 1st/2nd: Sam Sachs (Glendora, 125) 1st/2nd: Faith Bartoszek (Northview, 140) 3rd: Jasmine Macias (Walnut, 130) 5th: Renice Gonzalez (Colony, 135) 6th: BK Martinez (Ayala, 110) 6th: Samantha Rivera (Northview, 115) 8th: Eliana Garcia (Walnut, 120) Boys: 1st/2nd: Ronnie Ramirez […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 24 2024

Walnut’s Falcon, Meza & Ramirez, Glendora’s Sachs, Northview’s Bartoszek & Etiwanda’s Manzo Earn Spots in Saturday Morning’s Semifinal Round at State

Photos by RT Tolentino Editor’s Note: There is a link to a 20-pic photo gallery towards the bottom of the story. Wrestling: By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor The dream of winning a CIF State Championship in 2024 is still a real possibility for six athletes within the 210 Prep Sports coverage zone. Four are girls, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 23 2024

Fifteen Area Wrestlers Went Unscathed at Day One of CIF State Championships in Bakersfield; Etiwanda’s Bell & Manzo Went 3-0 on Thursday

Photos by RT Tolentino Wrestling: By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor Fifteen competitors from within the 210 Prep Sports coverage zone (or just outside) remained in the championship portion of their bracket at day one of the three-day CIF State Championships in Bakersfield. And that includes six boys and nine girls. Zachary Samano (106, Chino), Ronnie […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 21 2024

Ayala’s BK Martinez is Making Third Trip to CIF State Meet in Bakersfield; Bulldogs’ Senior Has Dominated Her Male & Female Counterparts

Wrestling: By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor  One of the Palomares League’s most decorated wrestlers is making a third and final trip to the CIF State Championships this week in Bakersfield. In spite of being just 110 pounds, this Ayala High School student-athlete is very much a ‘Bulldog’ and a badass, and she is someone who […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 18 2024

Northview Wins CIF-SS Masters Meet Team Title w/Two Champs & Six State Qualifiers; Walnut Finishes Fourth w/Three Champions & Five Placers

Girls Wrestling: The San Gabriel Valley area had a huge showing at Saturday’s CIF-SS Masters Meet in Palm Springs. Northview and Walnut finished first and fourth, respectively, with a combined five champions. The Vikings’ Faith Bartoszek (140) and Andrea Mateo (155) both claimed individual titles, while Samantha Rivera (115) and Mia Hooper (125) placed second. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 17 2024

Etiwanda’s Bell & Manzo, San Marino’s Yoshitake & Uyemura, & Walnut’s Ramirez Win Masters Titles; Northview, Chino & Walnut Sending Four to State

Photos by RT Tolentino Wrestling: CIF-SS Masters Meet: The CIF-Southern Section’s best met up on Friday in Palm Springs to earn individual spots at next weekend’s CIF State Championships in Bakersfield. The top-six officially placed, but only the top-five from the blue and gold brackets from each of the 14 weight classes will move on. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 17 2024

First Round Matches for CIF-SS Masters Meet in Palm Springs; Top-4 in Each Bracket Earn a Spot at CIF State Championships in Bakersfield

Girls Wrestling: One day after the boys completed their CIF-SS Masters Meet in Palm Springs, the southern section’s girls will be on the mat in just a few hours. The 14 weight classes have blue and gold brackets, and every competitor today at Palm Springs High School has the obvious hope of punching their ticket […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 16 2024

Friday’s First-Round Matches at CIF-SS Masters Meet; Fifty-One Area Wrestlers Hope to Punch Their Ticket to Bakersfield

Wrestling: Editor’s Note: The list of competitors that are either within the 210 Prep Sports coverage zone, or very near it. I apologize if your school/wrestler or kid wasn’t mentioned. For the longest time, the CIF-SS Masters Meet had one bracket for all 14 weight classes, from 106 pounds to heavyweight. And the top nine […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 16 2024

Tristan Fernandez Heads to Masters Having Won Two Consecutive CIF-SS Individual Titles; Bonita Junior Represents His Family & Program w/Honor

Wrestling: By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor Over the last 20 years, there are a number of reasons why this writer has gone to great lengths to provide positive coverage of wrestlers, coaches and their programs. It all starts with their discipline, a tireless work ethic and respect. It’s almost impossible to be a thug, lazy […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 15 2024

Cale Smith’s Early-Life Battle & Victory Over Cancer Has Two-Sport GHS Athlete Ready to Face the World; Faith, Family & Friends Played Pivotal Role

Wrestling: By Brian Baiotto, Sports Editor Imagine the disappointment, frustration and even anger that a high school student-athlete might harbor when an injury causes him (or her) to miss the majority of a sport they love. And to add salt to the wound, consider that occurred during his senior year. Unfortunately, that was the case […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 12 2024

Northview’s Hinojosa, Hooper & Bartoszek, San Dimas’ Smith & Arroyo’s Quintanilla Win CIF-SS Northern Division Individual Titles

Girls Wrestling: CIF-SS Northern Division Individuals: Northview left the San Dimas High School gym on Saturday with three CIF-SS Northern Division individual champions. The Vikings also finished second as a team, just 9.5 points behind first-place Hillcrest. Ysabella Hinojosa looked every bit the top seed in the 120-pound weight class. Hinojosa pinned her first four […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 11 2024

Glendora’s Sachs, Walnut’s Montanez, Falcon, Meza & Macias, Colony’s Hernandez & Gonzalez Claim CIF Southern Division Individual Titles

CIF-SS Southern Division Individuals: Not a bad start to her career. In just three years as a wrestler, Glendora’s Sam Sachs is a three-time CIF-SS champion. The GHS junior went 5-0 with five pins. The shortest being 13 seconds, and the longest was Nordhoff’s Jayleen Garrett, who lasted 1:04 in her semifinal showdown with Sachs. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 11 2024

Bonita’s Fernandez (150), Ayala’s Chan (106), Walnut’s Camilo & Ronnie Ramirez (113 & 120), Garcia (126) & Macamay (144) Win Central Division Titles

Central Division at Yucaipa: Ayala’s Jayren Chan continues to shine in his sophomore year. After a first-round bye, Chan won the 106-pound title with four pins. Chan stuck Kayden Vasquez in the title bout. Walnut’s Camilo Ramirez pinned four consecutive opponents to earn a spot in the 113-pound final. In the title bout, Ramirez edged […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 11 2024

Etiwanda’s Jacob Bell & Evan Manzo Win 138-&-165-Pound Titles at CIF-SS Northern Division Individuals; Eagles Finish Second as a Program

Wrestling: Northern Division at Sonora HS: Etiwanda finished second as a program at the two-day CIF-SS Northern Division Individuals at Sonora High School. The Eagles were just 9.5 points back of first-place Hillcrest. Etiwanda junior Jacob Bell became a three-time CIF champ. Bell pinned his way to the 138-pound title, including a stick of Mathias […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 11 2024

Northview’s Acuna, San Marino’s Yoshitake & Uyemura, & Chino’s Samano & Vassalle Secure CIF-SS Coastal Division Individual Titles

CIF-SS Coastal Division: To view a photo gallery by RT Tolentino, click on the Facebook link here: Facebook Northview entered Saturday’s second round of the CIF-SS Coastal Division Individuals with seven wrestlers that had reached the semifinal round. When it was all said and done, it was 190-pound Sonny Acuna that secured an individual title […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 10 2024

List of Day Two Semifinal Matches; Northview (7), Walnut (7) & Etiwanda (6) Have 20 Combined Wrestlers Vying for CIF-SS Individual Titles

Photos by RT Tolentino Wrestling: Area Wrestlers w/Semifinal Matches This Morning: To view RT Tolentino’s photo gallery from the Coastal Division, click on the Facebook link here: Facebook Coastal Division at Westminster HS: 106 Pounds: Marcus Tolentino (Northview) vs Aaron Contreras (West Covina) Zachary Samano (Chino) vs Zeke Guerrero (Quartz Hills) 113: Jovanni Evangelista (Northview) […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 09 2024

Marshall Fundamental Heads into CIF-SS Individuals w/Momentum; Eagles Boys & Girls Teams Claimed First MVL Team Titles in Program History

Wrestling: Thanks to the Eagles program for this report: On February 3rd, Marshall Fundamental hosted the first ever wrestling tournament on our campus. We christened the main gym (built in 2015) by hosting the six-team Mission Valley League finals. Marshall didn’t join the MVL until 2012, and wrestling wasn’t a sport on the Pasadena campus […]

By Brian Baiotto


Wrestling/ Feb 05 2024

Colony Girls Win 9 of 14 Weight Classes; Ayala’s Martinez & Glendora’s Sachs Secure 110-&-125-Pound Titles w/Early Pins at Palomares League Finals

Girls Wrestling: Team Scores: 1-Colony (562.5) 2-Bonita (542) 3-Ayala (540.5) 4-Alta Loma (409.5) 5-Glendora (233) 6-Claremont (123) 100 Pounds: Title Match: Camila Robles Alcazar pinned Jaclyn Cervantes at 1:08. 1st Place – Camila Robles Alcazar of Colony 2nd Place – Jaclyn Cervantes of Alta Loma 3rd Place – Sophia Zubia of Ayala 4th Place – […]

By Brian Baiotto