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Sauer rolls to tourney title

Nevada Union wrestler Wade Sauer bulldozed through the competition en route to the heavyweight championship at the Five-Counties Tournament at Fountain Valley High School in Orange County over the weekend.

The senior, who is ranked as the state’s top heavyweight by The California Wrestler Newsletter, recorded three pins and a technical fall through the first four rounds of competition, defeated San Marco’s Alex Mack 13-3 in the final.

NU 135-pounder Drew Maraglia advanced to the third round of the championship bracket before he was pinned by Great Bridge’s (Va.) Junior Pearman in the second period.



Maraglia then won twice more in the consolation bracket, before being eliminated in the third round.

NU tied Rosemead for 34th in the team competition with 43.5 points.




Great Bridge High School (Va.) took the team title with a final score of 238.

Ponderosa (Shingle Springs) led Sac-Joaquin Section entrants in fourth place with 124 points.

Turlock was close behind in sixth with 112.5 points. Vacaville (91.5) was 10th, with Loomis’ Del Oro (50.5) in 30th place.

FLC defends home court

Mark Boatman scored a team-high 18 points and Chris Keller chipped in 10 points as the host Forest Lake Christian boys basketball team defeated Wilton Christian 64-45 Friday.

FLC improved to 9-5 overall and 3-1 in Central Valley Christian League play.

Wilton kept it close early, only trailing by seven points after the first quarter, but were outscored 36-19 over the next two quarters.

The Falcons will play at Faith Christian (Yuba City) 8 p.m. Tuesday.


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