Welcome to the BVarsityLive live blog for the 2020 CIF Wrestling State  Championships. Updates will be posted below throughout the rest of the day.

• 7:22 p.m. That was actually Hill's third win against Villarreal this season after losing to him in the first tournament of the season.

• 7:13 p.m. The two settle in and close out first period with Villarreal leading 2-1. Hill with a several and pin, unbelievable, wins it with pin, 1:23 left in second period. Josiah Hill is state champ.

• 7:11 p.m. Bakersfield High's Josiah Hill set to start the heavyweight final against Nicholas Villarreal of Gilroy. The two have split two meetings this year. A flash takedown for Villarreal, followed by an escape by Hill, makes it 2-1.

• 7:02 p.m. an escape by Valdivia, sandwiched between two takedowns, and another Valdivia escape makes it 9-4. 45 seconds left, Valdivia running out of time. Time runs out on Valdivia, who will have to settle for second, losing 11-4.

• 7:00 p.m. Valdivia struggling to get free as the second period ticks away, 45 seconds left. Valdivia breaks free for an escape, trails 5-1 as second period ends. Valencia is unranked, giving top-ranked Valdivia all she can handle in 106 final.

• 6:56 p.m. Here we go … Valencia with a takedown with 1 minute left in first period. Valdivia scrambling to get free, but no luck regaining control as the first period ends with her trailing 2-0. Valencia will start on the bottom and gets a quick escape., and then another takedown of Valdivia for a 5-0 lead.

• 6:52 p.m. Alyssa Valdivia of Frontier next up at 106, wrestling Nyla Valencia of Morgan Hill-Sobrato. Introductions being made right now. Match should start momentarily. Valdivia bidding to be the first girl from Kern County to win a state wrestling title. Two others have finished as a runner-up.

• 6:49 p.m. At 101 girls, Lizette Rodriguez of Union City-James Logan with a 7-2 victory over El Monte-Arroyo's Brianna Gonzalez.

• 6:48 p.m. Nathan Haas of Bellflower-St. John Bosco holds on off a 4-3 victory over Joe Curtis of Encinitas-La Costa Canyon in the 182-pound boys final.

• 6:41 p.m. Julia Richey of Newbury Park pins Cerritos' Rebecca Camacho in 235-pound girls final. One more match until Alyssa Valdivia from Frontier takes the mat at 106.

• 6:36 p.m. Clovis High's Giano Petrucelli defeated Clovis-Buchanan's Joseph Martin, 4-2, at boys 170.

• 6:33 p.m. At 189 girls, Alia Abushi from San Lorenzo-Arroyo pins San Fernando's Adelina Parra.

• 6:30 p.m. At 160-pound boys, Santa Ana-Calvary Chapel's Andrew Sparks defeated top-seeded Cael Valencia from Bellflower-St. John Bosco, 7-1. 

• 6:26 p.m. At 170-pound girls, Valencia's America Lopez wins a 2-1 decision over top-seed Katja Osteen of Simi Valley-Royal. 

• 6:19 p.m. Chase Saldate of Gilroy pins Tyler Badgett of San Diego-Rancho Bernardo to win the 152-pound boys title in 1:58.

• 6:07 p.m. Some clarification, girls will start at 170 pounds, boys at 152. 

• 6:04 p.m. Parade of champions in underway, featuring the top eight wrestlers in each weight class. National anthem is complete, now ready for face-off introduction of all finalists.

• 5:42 p.m. Mechanics Bank Arena starting to fill up. Wrestling scheduled to start around 6 p.m. They are starting with 152 pounds for girls, and there's some debate over whether they are starting at 160 or 170 pounds for girls. That would mean Bakersfield High's Josiah Hill and Foothill's Alyssa Valdivia will be wrestling pretty close to each other. Two mats on the arena floor, being told they will complete each match before starting the next weight. We'll see.

• 3:26 p.m. They're clearing the arena to set up for the finals, which are scheduled to start at 5:05 p.m. We'll check back in with you then.

• 3:26 p.m. Castillo holds on for a 2-1 victory in a tiebreaker to finish fifth.

• 3:25 p.m. Darter being attended to again for a bloody nose. BHS coach Andy Varner cleaning up the blood from the mat and then we should continue. Mora leading 2-1. Darter ties the match, but eventually loses in an ultimate tie breaker, 3-2, to finish sixth.

• 3:13 p.m.  Justin Darter of BHS is wrestling for fifth place at 220 against Juan Mora of Modesto-Pitman. Match is now underway. Maliya Castillo of Ridgeview is wrestling for fifth in girls 170s. No score after first period in Castillo's match. Scoreless in Darter's match, as well, after one. An escape for Mora gives him a 1-0 lead. Not a lot of action in boys match as the second period comes to an end. Mora still ahead 1-0. Castillo with an escape to take a 1-0 lead in her match as the second period ends. Darter with an escape to tie the match at 1-1 with 1:25 to go. Escape ties the match with Castillo. Meanwhile, Darter and Mora will need extra time. Castillo going to OT, as well. Timeout in boys 220 match as they are working on Darter's nose. Still tied 1-1. Mora gets an escape to go up 2-1 in first OT. Darter will start down and look to do the same. Castillo up 2-1 in her match.

• 3:02 p.m. Bakersfield High's Jarad Priest loses his fifth-place match 3-1 to Valor Buck of Anaheim-Servite. Priest places sixth.

• 2:54 p.m. In 143 girls seven-place match, Orianna Morales of Bakersfield loses a hard-fought 7-6 decision and will place eighth.

• 2:37 p.m. Garces' Tye Monteiro wrestling for seventh place at boys 152 at same time Aliana Lefotu of Golden Valley is going for fifth place in girls 137. Monteiro down 2-0 early. Lefotu is tied 0-0. Monteiro gives up an escape, trails 3-0 with 1:15 left in second period. Lefotu looking to get a turn for a pin, and leads 2-0 with 1:30 left in second period. Now 5-0 in Monteiro match as the second period comes to a close. Lefotu holds on for a 3-2 victory to earn fifth place. Monteiro loses 7-1 won and will finish 8th.

• 1:40 p.m. Bakersfield High junior Justin Darter is up against No. 2 seed Peter Ming of Elk Grove in the consolations, trying to reach the third-place match. No score through two periods. Ming chooses to start the third period in the down position and scores a quick escape for a 1-0 lead, wit 1:40 to go in the match. Takedown by Ming gives his a 3-0 lead as time is winding down, less than 30 seconds left. Ming rides it out for a 3-0 victory. Darter will wrestle for fifth.

• 1:32 p.m. Bakersfield High's Jarad Priest loses 2-1 at 170 in a tiebreaker to JJT Stinson from East Nicolaus High. Priest will now wrestle for fifth place.

• 1:25 p.m. Ridgeview's Maliya Castillo in trouble in her girls 170 match, trailing 7-1 in the second period to BaoAhn Duncan-Perez. Duncan Perez completes the pin with 49 second left in the second period. Castillo will now wrestle for fifth place.

• 1:05 p.m. Golden valley's Aliana Lefotu trailing Joanna Qiu of Albany 7-0 in consolations, trying to reach third-place match, but she has a lot of work to do. Late in second period, still down 7-0. Heading to the third period, still trailing 7-0. Qiu with another two points on a reversal, makes it 9-0. Lefotu loses 9-0, will now wrestle in fifth-place match.

• 12:41 p.m. In 285 boys, Josiah Hill of Bakersfield just scored a quick takedown against Malachi Lyles of Lakewood-Mayfair. He's on top working to get a turn. End of first period, Hill leads 2-0. Hill showcasing his quickness, scores another takedown, one minute left in second period, Hill on top working again to get a turn. End of two, Hill leading 4-0. Hill will start in down position, gets an easy escape, now leads 5-0, 1:45 to go. Another takedown and near pin for Hill, He closes out a major decision victory, 10-0 to advance to finals.

• 12:33 p.m. Bakersfield High Justin Darter is about ready to start his 220-pound consolation match against Zach Brooks of Davis. We are underway. Darter is the No. 4 seed, Brooks is seeded ninth. No score after one period. Darter with an early escape to take 1-0 lead in second. Darter almost scores a takedown, but Brooks gets free. End of second, still 1-0 Darter. Brooks will start down for third period. A quick escape and we're all tied at 1-1. Darter with another near takedown, but wrestlers are pulled OB. Less than a minute left. Going into OT. Still now score, Brooks takes option of down and scores and escape, now leads Darter 2-1. Darter nearly scores a takedown as time expires, some discussion among officials, they now rule it's a takedown, Darter up 3-2. He will start down. Darter holds on for 3-2 victory.

• 11:58 a.m. Bakersfield High's Jarad Priest and Ridgeview's Maliya Castillo both in action on opposite ends of the arena. Castillo trails 1-0 last in the second period. No score in Priest's match, also late in second period. Castillo with an escape early in third, match tied at 1-1. Still no score in Priests's match, heading to the third period. Priest with an escape leads 1-0 in opening seconds. Castillo with a penalty point, leads 2-1 with 30 seconds left. Priest with the win with 57 seconds left in the match, Castillo posts a 2-1 victory to advance.

• 11:54 a.m. Bakersfield High's Orianna Morales loses by fall to No. 6 Annie Hua of Sunnyvale-Fremont in 43 seconds. Morales will now wrestle in the sevens-place match.

• 11:52 a.m. Monteiro loss drops him into seventh-place match, which is scheduled to start around 1 p.m.

• 11:48 a.m. Garces freshman Tye Monteiro is down 2-0 in his 152-pound consolation match, early in the second period. Near fall makes it 5-0 with 49 seconds left in second period. Monteiro with an escape to close to 5-1 as both wrestlers meet in the center of the mat. Second period ends, Monteiro trailing 5-1. Dinuba's Noah Cortez, the No 6 seed, with a takedown, followed by a Monteiro escape making it 7-2. Monteiro has five straight consolation pins, needs something quick if he's going to advance, less than 30 seconds left. Not going to happen, Monteiro loses 9-2.

• 11:38 a.m. Golden Valley's Aliana Lefotu uo 4-0 in her consolation match, working on a pin and she gets it at 1:59 to advance. She is one win away from battling in the third-place match.

• 11:21 a.m. As we wait for more local matches in the consolation round, and for the 285 semifinal featuring top-seeded heavyweight Josiah Hill, one thing we know for sure, eight area wrestlers are assured of a medal. Alyssa Valdivia of Frontier is heading to the final at girls 106, while Golden Valley's Aliana Lefotu (137), Bakersfield High's Orianna Morales (143) and Ridgeview's Maliya Catillo (170) are still alive in the consolation round. On the boys side, Tye Monteiro of Garces (152) and Bakersfield High's Jarad Priest (170) and Justin Darter (220) are still in action in the consolation bracket.

• 11:02 a.m. In 106 girls semifinal, Alyssa Valdivia of Frontier in complete control, advances to the final with a 9-3 decision over No. 4 Emilie Gonzalez of El-Monte-Arroyo. Valdivia missed all last season with an ankle injury after finishing third in state at 116 as a freshman.

• 10:54: a.m. Semifinal matches are underway at the same time as consolation matches. Focus is on semifinals. Will get caught up with consolations when possible.

• 10:52 a.m. Ridgeview sophomore Monique Bravo lost to No. 2 Annika Miles of Elk Grove by decision, 4-0, at girls 235.

• 10:47 a.m. Bakersfield junior Justin Darter defeated Jalen Peralta of Clovis-Buchanan by decision at 220, 9-5.

• 10:44 a.m. Centennial sophomore Gracie Lane lost to Kailee Rivera of Vacaville-Wood by decision, 6-0.

• 10:42 a.m. Ridgeview sophomore Maliya Castillo defeated Lily El-Masri of Novato-San Marin by decision, 4-0 at girls 170.

• 10:38 a.m. No. 6 Ehireme Ohens, a Stockdale junior, lost to Cynthia Esquivel of Walnut by decision, 2-0.

• 10:35 a.m. No. 14 Juan Alonso, a Kennedy junior, lost to Joaquin Garcia, Jr. of Villa Park by decision, 4-2.

• 10:30 a.m. At 170, Bakersfield High's Jarad Priest advances in consolation, while Christian Landin of Frontier is eliminated one match before a medal. No. 4 seeded Priest scores a 5-2 decision over No. 7 Nicolas Zavala of Tulare Mission Oak. Landin, the 10th seed, loses a 6-3 decision to No. 12 Sean Myles of Roseville-Oakmont.

• 10:24 a.m. No. 14 Jaden Sanchez, a Bakersfield High senio lost at 160 to No. 8 Will Kloster of Lemoore by decision, 5-0.

• 10:21 a.m. Well, action started at 9 a.m. this morning, so lets try to get you caught up. In round 4 of the consolation bracket, winners are assured a state medal, losers are eliminated:

138—(7) Cade Lucio, Bakersfield, junior: Lost to No. 4 Joshua Medina, Anaheim-Servite, by fall, 2:10.

145—(9) Garrett Fletcher, Frontier, senior: Lost to No. 6 Ceasar Garza, Oakdale, by dec., 3-2.

152—Tye Monteiro, Garces, freshman: Defeated Rocky Raby, Hemet-West Valley, by fall, 3:37, becomes first Rams wrestler to medal at state. And, he's still going, riding success of five straight pins.

Girls consolation round, Winner are assured of a medal, losers are eliminated.

101—Jacqueline Hernandez, Frontier, sophomore: Lost to No. 7 Abbeygael Cabuag, Morgan Hill-Sobrato, by fall, 2:56.

121—Kirsten Banales, East, junior: Lost to Tehya Ledesman, Riverside-Hillcrest, by fall, 4:58.

126—Yasmine Scherer, North, sophomore: Lost to No. 3 Alisha Narvaez, Union City, James Logan, by fall, 4:29

137—Aliana Lefotu, Golden Valley, junior: Defeated Alana Ontiveros, Modesto-Pitman by dec., 2-0

143—(7) Orianna Morales, Bakersfield, junior: Defeated Jocelyn Yepez, Paramount, by fall, 4:50.


• 6:27 p.m Well, Day 2 of the CIF State Wrestling Championships is in the books, and as the dust begins to settle, two area wrestlers are still alive for a state title. Bakersfield High heavyweight Josiah Hill, who was seventh last year, and Frontier's Alyssa Valdivia at 106 pounds have each reached the semifinals. The semis are scheduled to start at 11 a.m. tomorrow morning, with finals matches set for 6 p.m.

Action will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, with eight boys and nine girls wrestlers still alive in the consolation rounds.

I hope you all enjoyed today's live blog. Until tomorrow … I'm out.

• 5:44 p.m. Bakersfield High's Josiah Hill closes out a dominant quarterfinal performance with a pin of Arturo Ojeda of San Jacinto, pinning him at 5:16. Two semifinalists from Kern County.

•5:40 p.m. Bakersfield High's Justin Darter loses a heartbreaker at 220, falling 1-0 to Victor Valley's Gabriel Carranza in the quarterfinals. Local wrestlers are now 1 for 8 in quarterfinal matches.

• 5:00 p.m. Ridgeview's Maliya Castillo loses to No. 4 Cianna Riley of San Dimas in the 170-pound girls quarterfinals, 3-0.

• 4:55 p.m. Frontier's Christian Landin also gets pinned in his 170-pound match, losing to Joseph Martin of Clovis-Buchanan by fall in 3:37.

• 4:52 p.m. Bakersfield High's Jarad Priest, the No. 4 seed at 170, on the mat against No. 5 Alex Hernandez from Poway. No score after one period, but Hernandez with a flash pin  in the second period to defeat Priest.

• 4:48 p.m. Stockdale's Ehireme Ohens loses her quarterfinal match at girls 160 to  No. 3 Sierra Mefford of Valley Center by fall in 0:58.

• 445 p.m. Bakersfield High's Orianna Morales loses in quarterfinal match to No. 2 Seed Aine Drury of Westminster, by fall in 1:12.

• 4:35 p.m. North's Yasmine Scherer scored a takedown at the buzzer to defeat Luisita Jara of Menifee-Paloma Valley in the consolation third round, 6-5.

• 4:20 p.m. No. 7 Cade Lucio of Bakersfield High wrestling No. 2 Isaac Salas of St. John Bosco in quarterfinals. Scoreless first period. Salas scores first with an escape. Still 1-0 Salas at end of 2. Lucio ties it with an escape. Takedown by Salas with 1:10 to go. Lucio trying to get to his feet. Will start down in the center with 33 seconds left, trailing 3-1 to Salas. Escape by Lucio, but needs to score quick, 8 seconds left. Salas holds on for 3-2 victory.

 • 4:10 Quarterfinal matches are going to be coming in hot and heavy. Going to a break from live blog on remaining consolation matches. Ill get you caught up later.

• 3:39 p.m. Frontier's Alyssa Valdivia with a quick takedown on Santa Cruz's Greta Gustafson to lead 2-0 in 106 quarterfinal. Leads 2-0 after first period. A near fall late in the second period give Valdivia a 5-0 lead with 45 second left. Three more near fall points give Valdivia an 8-0 lead heading into the third period. Valdivia advances to semifinals by fall, at 4:27.

•3:08 Ridgeview's Monique Bravo wins her consolation match to advance at 235.

•3:06 p.m. Centennial's Gracie Lane advances in 189 consolations with a 10-3 decision over Cassandra Wright of Orange Glen.

• 3:02 p.m. Golden valley's Aliana Lefotu with a victory in the 137 consolations over Annabel He of San Diego-Rancho Bernardo by fall in 2:59. Foothill's Jessica Manriquez is eliminated with a 5-3 loss to Eleni Fakaosi of Lincoln.

• 2:53 p.m. Frontier's Ty Shepherd with a takedown with 14 seconds left to defeat Covina-Northview's Rigo Estrada in 220 consolations.

• 2:39 p.m. Juan Alonso of Kennedy advances in the 182 consolation bracket with a victory over Conner Le of Laguna Hills with a 6-2 decision.

• 2:36 p.m. Golden Valley's Dominick Leon is eliminated with a loss to Braumon Creighton of Palo Alto in a 5-2 decision at boys 160. Bakersfield High's Jaden Sanchez advances in consolations with a 5-3 decision over Liam McNair of LaVerne-Damien.

• 2:10 p.m. Garces freshman Tye Monteiro continues to roll, pinning his third opponent of the day in 152 consolations, including the No. 4 seed Brandon Bollinger from Sultana in 2:30. Bakersfield High freshman DJ Weimer was eliminated by Clovis North's Evan Almaguer by decision, 3-0.

• 1:58 p.m. Frontier's Garrett Fletcher advances in 145 consolations, pinning Michael Ryaboy of Lowell in 2:32.

• 1:56 p.m. In 132 boys consolations, Bakersfield High's Mckay East was eliminated aft going 1-1. Earlier, Evardo Rueda of Golden Valley was eliminated. Frontier's Jose Landin advanced with a victory over Dallas Stevens of Gridley, by fall in 3:57.

• 1:50 p.m. In 126 boys consolations, Jacob Spears defeated Anthony Bernardo of Union City-James Logan, 7-4. North's Antony Ornelaz was eliminated by Mahrad Reyhani of Aliso Niguel by fall at 2:32.

• 1:45 p.m. Bakersfield High's Noah Ozuna, the No. 11 seed, gets a sudden victory over Zack Stone of Orange Lutheran, 11-9.

• 1:41 p.m. In 113 boys consolations, Frontier's Josh Alcala pinned Jose Sanchez from Santa Rosa-Maria Carrillo in 2:45.

• 1:38 p.m. North High's Yasmine Scherer and Mira Monte's Yazmine Perez each advance in 126-pound consolations. Scherer posted a 5-3 sudden victory over Naomi Cortez of Delhi. Perez pinned Tamsin Urbas of Albany in 4:59.

• 1:32 p.m. East High's Kirsten Banales advances in 121 consolation, defeating Kaylee Hernandez of Moreno Valley-Canyon Springs, 5-0.

• Taking another break. Will be back soon.

• 1:10 p.m. Golden Valley's Destiny Dominguez with her second win in 106 consolations, defeating Sarah Aguirre of Lakewood-Mayfair, 2-1. At 116, Aliana Juarez of Foothill defeats Valerie Powell of Norco, 7-0, to advance in consolations.

• 1:06 p.m. In girls action, Frontier's Jacqueline Hernandez defeats Angelique Cervantes of Walnut, 8-7, to advance in 101 consolations.

•1:01 p.m. Frontier heavyweight Jake Andrews gets his second pin of the day in the consolation round, defeating Dillon Bailey of Corning in 3:57.

•12:58 p.m. Bakersfield High's Chente Trujillo is eliminated at 195, losing a 5-1 decision to Frankie Pomilia of Ukiah.

• 12:55 p.m. Bakersfield High's Luke Meyer is eliminated at 182 with a 8-2 loss to Andrew Hamant from Pleasant Hill-College Park. Centennial's Alex Valle is eliminated at the same weight, losing to No. 2 seeded Conner Le of Laguna Hills in 22 seconds.

• 12:41 Golden Valley's Dominick Leon with a 1-0 decision over Aaron Hernandez of Durham. Leon is 2-0 on the day at 160 consolations.

• 12:37 p.m. Fellow freshman DJ Weimer of Bakersfield High with his second win of the day in 152 consolations. Weimer defeats Angel Viguerias of Oakland-Skyline by fall in 4:21.

• 12:34 p.m. Garces freshman Tye Monteiro posts his second pin of the day, defeating Concord-De La Salle's Mario Franco in 53 seconds at 152.

•12:32 p.m. Frontier's Luke Combs is eliminated by Abheybir Sekhon from Fresno-Central by fall at 2:38 in the 138 consolations. Javier Ocampo from North is eliminated by Timothy Cowan of Livermore in a 2-1 decision at 145. Bakersfield's James Juarez  is eliminated by Jose Gutierrez of Brawley at 145, losing a 9-7 in sudden victory.

• 12:15 p.m. East High's Galiela Chavez was eliminated at 235 by fall to Lima Sadozai of Monterey at 1:50.

• 12:10 p.m. Foothill's Myles Medrano is eliminated with a major decision loss to Veronica Palmer of La Verne-Bonita, 14-3, at girls 170.

• 11:10 a.m. Taking a brief break while waiting for the next local matches to start, but catch you up on all the consolation action, momentarily.

• 11:07 a.m. Kennedy's Daisy Valdez is pinned 25 seconds into her match with Amy Mijares of El Monte-Arroyo and eliminated at girls 150.

• 11:01 a.m. West High's Maritza Martinez is also eliminated at 143, losing by fall to Eureka's Kelli Johnston in 2:39.

• 10:58 a.m. Golden Valley freshman Audrey Chavez is pinned by No. 8 seeded Katelyn Cardoza of Ripon in 143 consolations at 2:00. Chavez is eliminated after going 0-2 in the tournament.

• 10:52 a.m. Foothill's Jessica Manriquez tied with Long Beach-Wilson's Monica Castaneda after one period. Manriquez earns a point for an escape to take a 3-2 lead, now another point for a penalty and a takedown to lead 6-2. Manriquez gets the pin and will move on to second round in consolations.

• 10:47 a.m. Frontier's Jake Andrews advances in 285 consolation round with a win by fall at 3:29 over Oakley-Freedom's Caleb Hunter.

• 10:44 a.m. Highland Gabby Machado is pinned at 3:36 by El Monte's Herminia Estrada in a 131-pound girls match. Machado is eliminated from the tournament after going 0-2. 

• 10:30 a.m. Bakersfield High's Chente Trujillo recovers to defeat San Diego-Mira Mesa's Kurtis Modlin in 197 consolation round. Trujillo led 5-0 early in third period, but a takedown and near fall tied the match with 1:21 left. Trujillo finished with an escape and takedown for a 8-5 decision

• 10:15 a.m. Bakersfield High's Luke Meyer pins Cade Lambert of Hemet-West Valley in 2:31 to advance in 182 consolations.

• 10:10 a.m. Ridgeview's Justin Spainhoward eliminated with a tight 3-2 decision to Porterville-Granite Hills' Shane Christie at 170.

• 10 a.m. Golden Valley's Dominick Leon (boys 160) and Destiny Dominguez (girls 106) up 2-0 at the end of the first period in consolation first round. Leon's victory is a major decision.

• 9:50 a.m. Garces freshman Tye Monteiro pins Joshua Provins of Roseville in 1:19 to advance to second round of consolations at 152.

• 9:45 a.m. North High's Javier Ocampo defeats Fresno-Central's Gregory Garrett by decision, 4-1, to advance to the second round of consolation at 145.

• 9:45 a.m. Foothill's Shane Corona is eliminated with a consolation round loss, a 7-0 decision at 120 to Joaquin Arroyo of Santa Ana-Calvary Chapel.

• 9:40 a.m. Centennial's Ashton Onsurez is pinned by Jose Sanchez of Santa Rosa-Maria Carrillo in 4:04, eliminating Onsurez in the opening consolation round

• 9:30 a.m. Bakersfield High's Andrew Diaz loses in a major decision, 12-4 to Patterson's Jesse Cota in opening consolation round match, eliminating Diaz from this year's CIF State Wrestling Championships.

• 9:30 a.m. Dominguez is set to wrestle Amelia Velazquez from Modesto-Gregori.

• 9:30 a.m. Day 2 of the CIF State Wrestling Championships is underway. Consolation rounds will run until around 3:45 p.m., so it could be a long day for many area wrestlers who lost yesterday. Golden Valley's Destiny Dominguez will be the first local wrestler up at 106 pounds.


• 7:18 p.m. Day one is in the books and outside of the complete sensory overload that always comes from big wrestling tournaments, things were pretty fun. I, Clay Cunningham, am on basketball duty the next few days, but the always dapper Ron Stapp will be holding down the fort on Friday and Saturday. Well, goodbye then.

• 6:17 p.m. Bakersfield finishes the first day of competition in seventh place with 49.5 points. Buchanan is in first with 107. Poway is second with 92.5 with Clovis coming in third with 82.5.

• 6:08 p.m. The final local wrestler to compete today, Frontier's Ty Shepherd falls 7-3 to Juan Mora of Pitman at 182.

• 6 p.m. Josiah Hill becomes the fourth Bakersfield High School wrestler to qualify for the quarterfinals. The state's top-ranked heavyweight advanced by besting Travone Houston of Hanford 9-5.

• 5:55 p.m. Justin Darter needs just 54 seconds to pin Josh Cortez of Gilroy. Darter, the fourth-ranked wrestler from BHS, is onto the 170-pound quarterfinals.

• 5:54 p.m. Kennedy's Juan Alonso falls to Javen Jovero of Rancho Bernardo 7-0.

• 5:49 p.m. Frontier's Christian Landin gets a two-point takedown with under 30 seconds to go and reaches the quarterfinals with a thrilling 7-6 win over Nicholas Zavala of Mission Oak at 170. Landin in the first non-Driller to reach the quarters from Kern County.

• 5:40 p.m. Jaden Sanchez is pinned by Max Wilner of Fountain Valley at 160.

• 5:38 p.m. Bakersfield's Jarad Priest blasts his way into the quarterfinals with a pin of Brawley's Alan Carrillo at 170. That's two pins and a tech fall for fourth-ranked Preist today.

• 5:28 p.m. At 145, Frontier's Garrett Fletcher gets pinned by Oscar Aranda of St. John Bosco 57 seconds into their 145-pound match

• 5:26 p.m. Cade Lucio is the first local wrestler to advance to the quarterfinals. The No. 7 138-pound wrestler for Bakersfield tops Benicia's Basil Othman 6-3.

• 5:14 p.m. No. 13 Jose Landin of Frontier can't escape the grasp of No. 4 Nicco Ruiz, who holds on, literally, for a 1-0 win at 132. Landin at one point appeared to squirm away from Ruiz, but fell out of bounds before the escape was complete. Landin let his frustration show afterwards and as a result, the Titans were deducted one team point.

• 5:08 p.m. No. 7 Kimo Leia of Selma pin North's Anthony Ornelaz at 126. Bakersfield's Jacob Spars also is also defeated, being pinned by Poway's Jason Miranda in the first period.

• 5:02 p.m. George Rosas of Clovis tops Bakersfield's Noah Ozuna 7-1 in their 120-pound matchup.

• 4:55 p.m. Frontier's Josh Acala suffers a near fall in the second period and can't recover, eventually getting pinned with 29 seconds remaining in the third period against No. 6 Brock Bobzien of Poway at 113.

• 4:44 p.m. No. 1 heavyweight Josiah Hill of Bakersfield become the seventh Driller to reach the third round, pinning Horner Wolfgang of Imperial in just 1:22.

* 4:42 p.m.. At 220, Frontier's Ty Shepherd and Bakersfield's Justin Darter each advance. Shepherd edges Eric Hayward of Vacaville 4-3 while Darter pinned Fernie Reyes of San Pasqual

4:21 p.m. No. 14 Juan Alonso of Kennedy survived for a 6-5 win over Jakob Edwards of Cypress at 182., Centennial's Alex Valle was pinned 34 seconds into his 182-pound match with Birmingham's Jairo Rivera.

• 4:18 p.m. Chritian Landin of Frontier, the 10th-ranked wrestler at 170, pinned Sylmar's Abraham Vivanco in 56 seconds

• 4:10 p.m. Dominick Leon of Golden Valley falls 7-3 to Trent Munoz of Valencia at 255.

• 3:55 p.m. No. 14 Jaden Sanchez of Bakersfield moves on, defeating Toure Hendrick of Folsom 9-5 at 160. 

• 3:36 p.m. At 145, No. 10 Garrett Fletcher of Frontier crushes Austin Morgan of Vacaville for a major decision 15-1. Elsewhere in the class, Javier Ocampo of North falls to Luke Gayer of Calvary Chapel 6-1 and James Juarez of Bakersfield is pinned by Ceasar Garza of Oakdale.

• 3:20 p.m. At 138 pounds No. 7 Cade Lucio earns a 4-0 win over Franklin's Ammar Khan while Luke Combs of Frontier is pinned by Rowland's Alex Ramirez late in the first period.

• 3:08 p.m. BHS gets another wrestler through on the championship side, as Jacob Spears holds off Adam Arenas of Lincoln 4-3 at 126. Spears' Driller teammate McKay East falls 15-2 to MJ Gaitan of Temecula Valley at 132.

• 3 p.m. Golden Valley's Everardo Rueda is pinned with 13 seconds remaining in the second period by Esperanza's Aaron Nagao.

• 2:53 p.m. Anthony Ornelaz of North advances via forfeit at 126.

• 2:50 p.m. Bakersfield's Noah Ozuna wins a back-and-forth 120-pound match with Russell Nickerson of Quincy, riding a late reversal to a 10-8 win. Elsewhere in the class, Foothill's Shane Corona falls 9-0 to Michael Bigler of Riordan.

• 2:34 p.m. Frontier's Josh Acala gets a two-point escape just before the second period ends, then holds Devin Avedissian of Temecula Valley the entire third period to win 4-2 at 113. In the same class, Bakersfield's Andrew Diaz falls 12-2 to Luis Ortiz of Calary Chapel.

• 2:23 p.m. Frontier's Josh Landin advances by forfeit at 132. Landin is ranked 13th in the class.

• 2:02 p.m. Jarad Priest of Bakersfield, the No. 4 wrestler at 170, earns a 22-7 tech fall win over Gabe Guzman of Oak Ridge to open his tournament. His 195-pound teammate Chente Trujillo loses by pinfall against top-ranked Guillermo Escobedo of Los Altos

• 1:50 p.m. Garces' Tye Monteiro is pinned in 54 seconds by Chase Saldate of Gilroy, the No. 1 ranked wrestler at 152. Bakersfield's Tye DJ Weimer also falls in his 152 opener, as second-ranked Sonny Santiago of St. John Bosco pinned him in 1:45.

• 1:32 p.m. Garrett Fletcher of Frontier, the 10th seed at 145, wins his first match, pinning Jose Gutierrez of Brawley in just 1:24. 

• 1:05 p.m. Centennial's Ashton Onsurez is pinned by Justin Rodriguez of Palm Dessert in 20 seconds at 113 pounds.

• 1 p.m. We are underway with the boys tournament.

• 12:42 p.m. With a team score of 39, James Logan ends the opening session with a one-point lead over San Fernando in team scoring. Boys tournament is up next, scheduled to start at 1 p.m.

• 12:40 p.m. The opening session of the girl's tournament wraps with four local wrestlers undefeated. Frontier's Alyssa Valdia (106), Bakersfield's Orianna Morales (143), Stockdale's Ehireme Ohens (160) and Ridgeview's Maliya Castillo (170) are all 2-0 thus far.

• Monique Bravo of Ridgeview goes down at 2:35, pinned in 1:01 by Lilly McCoy of Casa Grande.

• Gracile Lane of Centennial is pinned by Hollie Espinoza of Rancho Cotate 51 seconds into the second round of the 189 class.

• No. 5 Maliya Castillo improves to 2-0 at 170 after pinning Sofia Ambrosio of Rancho Buena Vista in just 51 seconds.

• No. 6 Ehireme Ohens of Stockdale ups her record to 2-0 with a 6-3 decision against Brianna Abrica of San Lorenzo at 160.

• Golden Valley's Aliana Lefotu falls in the second round of the 137-pound class in a tight 3-2 decision to Natalie Castenada of. San Fernando.

• Bakersfield High School's Orianna Morales advances with her second pinfall of the day, taking down Gracie Kirazian of Wilson Lb in 3:59

• Yazmine Perez of Mira Monte is pinned in 1:02 of her second round match against Kelly Escamilla.

• The day opened with a stunner as Paige Morales of Fresno-Central, the No. 1 seed at 101, lost by fall to Abbeygae Cabuag of Sobrato High in 3:09. 106 also saw a major upset as third-seeded Carmen Perez of Windsor lost a 5-4 tiebreaker to Shanthie Del Toro of Shanthie

• Frontier's Alyssa Valdvia has proven herself worth of the No. 1 ranking at the 106 weight class. After beating Prethy Enriquez of Kennedy in a 13-0 major decision in her opening match, she pinned Liv Villanueva of Northgate with 35 seconds remaining in the second period of her second match. Valdivia's Titan teammate Jacqueline Hernandez won her opening match, but fell by a 7-0 decision to Kiely Tabaldo of Menlo Atherton in the second round.

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The day begans with everyone trying to stay 3 feet away from each other and avoiding any handshaking! Yiles!!!!

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