Alarcon, 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. 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.
By Elaine Regus RIVERSIDE PRESS-ENTERPRISE VALLE VISTA – Dogs and other animals are struck by cars every day, but it’s rare that someone is convicted of intentionally running one over. “It usually happens in the middle of the night on a rural road,” said Curt Ransom, regional program manager for the Humane Society of the United States. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But if there are witnesses, then the driver of a Ford pickup who ran over two dogs on Highway 74 in Valle Vista may have to answer for his actions. Several witnesses told investigators that the truck swerved to strike a Labrador retriever and then made two U-turns before hitting a second dog, an Alaskan malamute. Witnesses said the driver made a third U-turn in an apparent attempt to strike a man who was trying to pull the dogs out of the road. Police are looking for the owner of a diesel-powered silver truck with raised suspension and loud exhaust that residents said had been in the area before. “It’s one thing for someone to maybe swerve and hit a dog and keep going, but it’s unheard of for a driver to keep turning around,” Riverside County sheriff’s investigator Jerry Franchville said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!