• Pacific Grove Handles Carmel 42-27 in Wrestling

    After losing a tie breaker to Soledad last week, Jonah Thomason and Orion Bautista got two straight falls in the dual meet against Carmel, to help Pacific Grove get a 42-27 victory on Thursday night [01-29-15].

    Jonah Thomason (in black) riding his opponent to the ground, early 2nd round of his 120lbs. match.

    Jonah Thomason (in black) riding his opponent to the ground, early 2nd round of his 120lbs. match.

    Up 12-0, the Breakers looked to have an early advantage over the Padres. However, Carmel would go on to win four of the next five matches, with three of them coming by fall. The lone victor for the Breakers in those five matches came from Liam Cunningham, who was able to get the pin as time expired in the first round of his 138lbs. match.

    Down 27-24, Pacific Grove needed a little help. Foster Smith, wrestling at 195lbs., answered that call and pinned his opponent one minute into the match. “Felt pretty good to come back from losing last week,” Foster Smith said. “A good win for the team, [another step towards] putting the banner on the wall.”

    When asked if he thought this match set the tone for a repeat MTAL Championship, Smith stated that it did. He added, “It’s all about attitude and winning tonight. It means a lot for us”

    The Breakers will now set their eyes on next week, when they travel to Gonzales. The dual meet will take place on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

    Results –

    120lbs. – Thomason, J. Pacific Grove def. Sueos, N. Carmel, fall.

    126lbs. – Bautista, O. Pacific Grove def. Catovera, D. Carmel, fall.

    132lbs. – Mowart, K. Carmel def. Cabrera, J. Pacific Grove, fall.

    138lbs. – Cunningham, L. Pacific Grove def. Anderson, R. Carmel, fall.

    145lbs. – Cook, R. Carmel def. Takasdci, K. Pacific Grove, 12-9.

    152lbs. – Magana, A. Carmel def. Taudrouse, G. Pacific Grove, fall.

    160lbs. – Klein, J. Carmel def. Pettis, B. Pacific Grove, fall.

    170lbs. – Hawes, T. Pacific Grove def. Carmel, forfeit.

    182lbs. – Maughan Carmel def. Phillip, J. Pacific Grove, fall.

    195lbs. – Smith, F. Pacific Grove def. Ramirez Carmel, fall

    220lbs. – Prado, D. def. Carmel, forfeit.

    HWT   – Cruz, A. Pacific Grove def. Carmel, forfeit.



    posted to Cedar Street Times on January 30, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News, Sports


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