first_imgA promising day for the St. John Bosco High wrestling team ended a little early Saturday at the CIF Southern Section Division III Dual Meet Championships at South Hills High. The Braves, seeded No. 1 in the division, were edged by the tournament hosts 35-34 in the semifinal round. SJB actually won more matches in the semis but South Hills had more pins and earned just enough points to send the Trinity League champions home. Individual wrestlers from the Sunset, Suburban and San Gabriel Valley leagues will compete in the Coastal Division at Marina High. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Jeremy Gendreau (103 pounds), Mike Martinez (135), Chris Peters (140), Mark Biley (145) and Robert Ortiz (215) all were undefeated in three matches and heavyweight Luciano Sanchez went 2-1. Gendreau won all three matches by pin. The Braves opened competition with a 57-15 victory over Colton and beat Ventura 39-30 in the second round. center_img SJB qualified one wrestler in all 14 weight classes for next week’s Individual Championships. The Braves will compete in the Southern Division at Chino Hills High. Lakewood, champion of the Moore League, opened the day by defeating Dos Pueblos but was topped in the second round by West Covina. The Lancers entered competition Saturday seeded third while West Covina was No. 4. Millikan was edged 39-36 by Barstow in the first round. The Rams received pins from Paul Martinez (130), Ryan Tyhurst (152), Kyle Geraghty (160) and Charlie Thomas (215). Devin Peterson (130), Hezekiah Seales (171) and Travis Clock (189) also earned victories. The top three placers from last week’s Moore League finals will compete in the Central Division at Brea Olinda High. Division ILos Alamitos, runner-up in the Sunset League, was eliminated in the first round by No. 3 seed Northview, 51-12, at El Dorado High. last_img read more