Local wrestlers knocked out early

first_imgAlarcon, a state qualifier last year as well, got behind in his 119-pound match with Gilroy’s Martin Gonzalez and suffered a 3-1 loss. After a scoreless first period, Gonzalez scored an escape and takedown for a 3-0 lead. Alarcon earned a point in the third period when Gonzalez was called for stalling but never got closer. Mayfair coach Rich Lake felt Gonzalez should have been penalized more for stalling. “(Gonzalez) stalled out the whole third period,” Lake said. “… He wasn’t working to improve. “(Alarcon) probably had 10 shots to zero shots for the other guy the whole match.” Alarcon expected to place in his second trip to the state meet. “(The state meet) wasn’t like I expected it to be,” he said. “I feel I could have wrestled better. “I just have to get ready for next year.” David Felton can be reached at [email protected] or (562) 499-1318. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Our plan was to outwork (Zonfrello),” said Monico Enriquez. “In six minutes, Juan set the pace. Juan definitely outworked him but unfortunately he lost 1-0.” “I tried to do whatever it took to take him down,” said a visibly disappointed Juan Enriquez following the match, “but it didn’t go my way.” Still, Enriquez was able to put some perspective on his senior campaign. “It was a good season,” he said. “Coming from my junior and sophomore years, I didn’t do (anything). I got sent home from CIF. “It was a good season, but it would have been nice to place at State.” BAKERSFIELD – A long and successful season came to an end far too quickly for the remaining pair of area athletes at the CIF State Wrestling Championships on Saturday. Glenn High senior Juan Enriquez and Mayfair junior Richard Alarcon each went 2-1 Friday and were within a victory of assuring themselves a top-8 finish. But each was eliminated by a narrow decision in his first match Saturday at Rabobank Arena, finishing instead in the top 12 and without a medal. center_img Enriquez, a heavyweight who won the Suburban League and CIF Coastal Division titles this season, faced College Park’s Matt Zonfrello Saturday morning. Neither could gain an early advantage and the match was tied 0-0 through two periods. Early in the third, however, Zonfrello earned an escape and held on to claim the match, 1-0. According to Enriquez’s coach, however, he was the one setting the tempo of the match. last_img read more

LORRAINE KEEPS SCRAPBOOK TO TELL FAMILY OF HER DAUGHTERS’ LIVES

first_imgThe mother of Erin and Shannon Gallagher has revealed she is keeping a scrapbook of their tragic story to show to their younger brothers when they get older.Tragic Shannon comforts mum Lorraine at sister Erin’s funeral before she took her own life.Lorraine Gallagher spent the weekend recalling the life of her youngest daughter Erin, 13, who took her own life on October 27th last year.She will have to do it all again in just six weeks time to remember the life of her second daughter Shannon, 15, who also took her life last November. Last night Lorraine revealed she wants her sons Sean James, 6, and Lennon (6 months) to know everything about their older sisters.“Sean James remembers his sisters and knows his two sisters are in heaven.“Obviously Lennon never met his sisters but I want to tell him everything about them.“I keep all the cuttings from the newspapers about their story. I want him to know all about them and what they went through. “I don’t want to hide anything from them. I think they have a right to know when the time is right,” she said.Lorraine and her family attended a special first anniversary mass at St Mary’s Church in Stranorlar for Erin yesterday.They later laid flowers at her grave and remembered the special times they had together.They will attend the same church in just six weeks time to remember Erin’s older sister Shannon who took her life because she couldn’t cope with the loss of her younger sibling.Lorraine says she remembers her girls every hour of every day but knows she has to carry on for her boys. “My doctor told me to live for the living and not to live for the dead. I will never forget my girls.“But I need to carry on and give my boys the best lives I can.“That’s what Erin and Shannon would have wanted more than anything else. I will do whatever I can do make that happen,” she said.LORRAINE KEEPS SCRAPBOOK TO TELL FAMILY OF HER DAUGHTERS’ LIVES was last modified: November 1st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Erin GallagherLOrraine Gallagherscrapbookshannon gallagherlast_img read more