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WEEKLY ATHLETICS RECAP

Chabot sports report, Nov. 21 edition

CHABOT WRESTLING IS KING OF THE COAST
The Gladiators won the Coast Conference tournament title with four individual champions and 92.5 points on Nov. 19.
Chabot’s individual winners were Devon Lyle (133 pounds), who won by technical fall over Fresno’s Jason Delgado 24-6 in the championship round; Carsen Paynter (141), who won by technical fall over Juan Aguilar of Modesto 17-1; Zack Wally (174), who won by technical fall over Brian Rivas of Santa Rosa 19-0; and Ben Sira (197), who prevailed in overtime over Oscar Rios of Santa Rosa 5-2.
Santa Rosa Junior College, with 72.5, points, led a tight group of four teams for the runner-up spot in the team standings, followed by Modesto JC (65.5), Skyline (64.0) and Fresno City (54.5.).
Chabot had two wrestlers take second place: Raymond Monela (125), who dropped a 4-3 heartbreaker to AJ Rosas of Fresno 4-3; and Gabriel Cardona (285), who lost by fall to Modesto’s Tristan Smith in 4:21.
Chabot’s Isaac Warf (141) took third and Sean Tiner (149) and Kevin Garcia (157) were both fourth.
Chabot will next compete in the NorCal Regional Championships at San Joaquin Delta on Dec. 3, from which the top six in each weight class will advance to the state tournament.

FOOTBALL
Seven Chabot football players were selected to the all-Valley Conference team: offensive linemen Matt Guevremont and Andre Johnson; wide receiver Alan Busey; linebacker Nohea Keahi; defensive back Amu Aukusitino and defensive linemen Aaron Andrews and Eric Tafeamalii.
Andrews, a freshman out of Granada High, had a tremendous season. He shares the state lead in sacks with 13.5 and leads the state in sack yards 112, and is second in tackle yards for loss at 127. Busey led Chabot receivers with six touchdown grabs and in average yards per catch at 19.2. Aukusitino had a team-best four interceptions.
The young and nicked-up Chabot squad finished 4-6 overall and 3-2 in conference.

MEN’S SOCCER
A season full of skill and attacking flair ended a bit sooner than the Gladiators would have liked, but injuries and a few close results kept them out of the regional playoffs.
The tough ending came after after a spectacular 8-0 start to the season, when they amassed 27 goals.
Coach Tony Igwe, knowing that his defense was decimated by injuries, was proud of the effort and the quality his team consistently showed.
Outstanding Gladiators goalkeeper Alejandro Cervantes was co-Goalkeeper of the Year in the Coast-North. Defensive midfielder Isaac Mensah and central midfielder Justyn Raygoza were also first-team all-division. Mensah and Raygoza were team captains.
 Juan Lara, a left midfielder, and Mandeep Singh, a sweeper, made the second team. Brandon Sosa, an international student from Guatemala with tremendous attacking skill, received a team certificate as its top goal scorer with nine goals. Sosa, who battled shin splints, and was among the team’s five injured players overall.
The Gladiators (10-6-4) came oh so close to making the playoffs. They tied their final four opponents, including rival Ohlone 1-1, finishing 3-6-4 in conference.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
The Gladiators (1-2) dropped a high-octane heartbreaker against host Siskiyous 102-99 in overtime on Nov. 18, after rallying to tie the game with an 18-12 fourth-quarter surge.
Chabot’s De’Zire Hall had an incredible performance with 30 points and 21 rebounds. Tylore Bell had 21 points, six assists and five rebounds. Ariana Vargas had 19 points and Aiyanna Gallegos had 14 points.

MEN’S BASKETBALL
The Gladiators had a 1-2 record in the Allen Hancock Tournament, highlighted by new coach Aaron O’Brien’s first career win, 63-61 over Napa. Jabarri Harris led the way with 16 points and nine rebounds, and DeMarre Walker had 15 points, five assists, three steals and three boards.
The sweet win was sandwiched around losses to Santa Barbara 84-82 and Ohlone 85-49. Walker had 26 points and Harris 19 points to go with eight rebounds against Santa Barbara. Dalvin Guy amassed 13 boards.

WOMEN’S SOCCER
The Gladiators (4-12-3, 2-5-3) completed the season with a late surge, which they can surely build on next season. Sydney Hollingsworth had two goals and Gabriella Nunez had two assists in a 3-2 triumph over De Anza to complete conference play. Breanna Aranda also scored and Olga Montano added an assist.
The victory followed a tough 4-1 loss to powerful district rival Las Positas, which beat Sierra 4-3 in the first round of the regional playoffs in a thriller.
Chabot’s Aelissa Amezquita scored against the Hawks off a Nunez assist.
Aranda led the Gladiators in scoring with seven goals, and Hollingsworth had six goals. Nunez, with four goals and an impressive 11 assists was co-team points leader with Nunez, each with 19.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL
The Gladiators completed the season with a 3-0 loss to Cabrillo (25-11, 25-18, 25-10), finishing 3-19 overall and 0-12 in conference.
-- Matt Schwab

 


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