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Righetti's guys wrestled to their seeding, and it paid off for them Saturday.

The top-seeded Warriors edged host Dos Pueblos 31-28 at Dos Pueblos to win the CIF Southern Section Northern Duals Wrestling Championships title.

The PAC 8 League champions went 3-0 at the tourney.

"A lot of guys came through for us," Righetti coach Dutch Van Patten said in a phone interview Saturday night.

Jacob Rothanzl (heavyweight), John Martinez (120 pounds), Sean Hollinshead (126), Austin Dasis (145), Dean Nash (152) and Issaya Finley (182) all went 3-0 on the day for Righetti.

Besides that, "In the championship match, a couple of guys who lost didn't get pinned and that helped us win," said Van Patten.

If those two Righetti wrestlers had lost by pin instead of decision, the Warriors would have been on the wrong side of a 34-31 final score.

Righetti will host the PAC 8 League Finals next Saturday. Wrestling will start at 10 a.m. Van Patten said championship matches will likely start at approximately 3:30 p.m.   

Women's softball

Hancock 7, R.C.C. 2

After scoring no runs during the first five innings, the Bulldogs struck for seven in the sixth.

The big sixth inning carried the Bulldogs (4-0) to a win over Riverside City College in a non-conference women's softball game at Hancock.

Trailing 2-0 when the bottom of the sixth inning started, Hancock eventually surged in front. Myranda Morales gave Hancock the lead at 3-2 with an RBI single. Larrissa Ostrander capped the big inning with a two-run single for the last runs of the game.

Bailey Killough singled in the Bulldogs' first run of the game. She was also the winning pitcher thanks to two scoreless innings in relief of starter Shannon Peterson.

Peterson worked five innings and gave up two runs on four hits.

The Bulldogs out-hit the Tigers 10-5. Ostrander, Killough, Peterson and Maggie Dasis all had two hits for Hancock.

Hancock will play three games at a two-day invitational that Mount San Jacinto College will host next Friday and Saturday. Hancock will play San Bernardino Valley College at 12:30 p.m. and Imperial Valley College at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

Men's basketball

Ventura 85, Hancock 75

The Pirates (14-11, 5-1) took much better care of the ball than the Bulldogs (12-14, 2-4) did and won at Ventura College to start the second half of Western State Conference North Division play for both teams.

Ventura shot a lower percentage, 44.8 percent to 47.4 percent, than Hancock did. However, the Pirates had nine turnovers. The Bulldogs had 20.

The Pirates got off 10 more shots than the Bulldogs did and went 30-for-67 from the floor to Hancock's 27-for-57. The Pirates shot a lot more free throws than the Bulldogs did, 36-17. They out-scored Hancock 20-15 from the line.

Ventura's reserves out-scored Hancock's 45-12. Two Ventura back-ups, Cordel Hankerson and Isiah Reyes, had 23 and 20 points respectively.

Starter Vida Faniel added 18 points. Nolan Willett scored 19 for Hancock and led three Bulldogs in double figures. Marcellus Garrick put in 18 points and Kevawn Lord added 14.

The Bulldogs had just three reserves and one of them, Troy Bolden, fouled out.


San Diego Mesa 9, Hancock 6

SANTA CLARITA — The Bulldogs (2-4) dropped all three of their games at the Canyons Tournament at College of the Canyons, including the one Saturday.

Hancock has lost four straight on the year.

Quinntin Perez had two hits and drove in three runs for Hancock. Brendan Gomez and Josh Harmonay also had two hits. Gomez drove in a run.


Sports Reporter