CAMARILLO — Antelope Valley senior Anna Gutierrez won her weight class at the CIF-Southern Section Northern Regional Championship on Saturday at Camarillo High School.
Gutierrez, the No. 1 seed, defeated pinned Quartz Hill’s Kassiday Bear, the No. 2 seed, in the third period of the 137-pound championship match, with 25 seconds remaining.
Knight senior Aliyah Yates won the 131 pound weight class.
Gutierrez, who won all three of her matches on pins, finished second at 128 pounds in the tournament last year.
Gutierrez advances to the CIF-Southern Section Girls Championship, which starts Friday at Eleanor Roosevelt High in Eastvale. Gutierrez advanced to the second day of the tournament last year, but lost in the elimination round on points in double overtime.
“She wrestled well,” Antelope Valley coach Rick Hanrahan said. “She was well conditioned. She went out there and did her job. We’re real proud of her.
“We expect a lot more. We see her going to State this year. She’s pretty hungry for it.”
Highland’s Aubrey Moore finished third at 137.
Eastside’s Ellen Cumpson finished fourth at 101 pounds.
Highland’s Stephanie Khamis-Hesar finished third at 106 pounds.
Quartz Hill’s Autilla Monteon finished sixth at 111, while Lancaster’s Alondra Ayala was eighth.
Highland’s Jayda Guadamuz placed fifth at 116 pounds.
Quartz Hill’s Shyenne Francisco was sixth at 126 pounds, while Knight’s Iany Mata was seventh.
Highland’s Isabelle Barajas was fourth at 131 pounds and Palmdale’s Jacqueline Abadillo was seventh.
Palmdale’s Joeselena Rodriguez was third at 143 and Quartz Hill’s Katlynn Feeney was eighth.
Knight’s Ariel Appello was third at 160.
Highland’s Daniella Dardon-Morales was third at 170.
Eastside’s Candy Salamanca was eighth at 235.
Despite having just one wrestler, Antelope Valley finished 24th out of 36 teams.
Highland finished fifth overall, followed by Knight (12th), Palmdale (16th), Quartz Hill (17th), Eastside (28th) and Lancaster (33rd).
AVC 85, Victor Valley 64
LANCASTER — Sophomore Julian Payton recorded the first triple double ever for the Antelope Valley College men’s basketball team in an 85-64 Western State Conference victory over Victor Valley on Saturday at Antelope Valley College.
Payton, the son of NBA Hall of Famer Gary Payton, finished with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for the Marauders (9-15, 2-4), who led 39-33 at halftime.
Jalen Riley led AVC with 18 points, Elie Ghomsi finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds, Tyriq Perry had 14 points and Gianni Brown added 15 rebounds and seven points off the bench.
“We really stepped up tonight,” AVC coach John Taylor said. “We lost to them by 15 two weeks ago. We’re playing more like the team I envisioned. We’re kind of calling it a revenge season. We’re trying to beat all the teams that beat us in the first round.”
AVC will play at L.A. Valley on Wednesday.
PALM SPRINGS — Knight junior Gabriel Silva was the only wrestler from the Valley to medal at the CIF-Southern Section Central Division Championship at Palm Springs High on Saturday.
Silva defeated Highland freshman Robert Estrada in the 106-pound fifth place match to secure the final berth to advance to the Masters Meet, which starts on Friday at Cerritos College.
Silva pinned Estrada in the first period of the elimination match. Silva had pinned Estrada in the championship match of the Golden League finals last Saturday.
Quartz Hill senior Preston Harvey finished eighth at 120 pounds.
Quartz Hill sophomore Jae-Le Johnson finished eighth at 160 pounds.
Antelope Valley sophomore Cameron Wallace (285 pounds) advanced to the second day of the tournament, but lost to the No. 4 seed in the quarterfinals and finished 2-2 in the tournament.
Antelope Valley senior Jonas Myers (126), sophomore James Carranza (185) and senior Isaac Gutierrez (152) all finished 2-2 and lost in the consolation bracket on Friday, as the Antelopes finished 35th out of 50 teams.
RIALTO — Desert Christian sophomore wrestler Caleb Williams finished eighth in his weight class at the CIF-Southern Section Eastern Division Finals on Saturday at Carter High.
Williams is the first Desert Christian wrestler to place in the second year of the program.
Williams won three matches by pins at 170 pounds to finish 3-2 at the tournament.
Williams finished the season with a 17-5 record with 15 pins.
Crespi 8, Quartz Hill 7
ENCINO — The Quartz Hill baseball team lost to Crespi in the seventh inning, giving up three runs in an 8-7 loss on Saturday.
The Rebels led 7-5 entering the bottom of the seventh inning, after scoring six runs in the top of the sixth.
Quartz Hill senior Nathan Hernandez finished with three RBIs and a triple and junior Tyler Christner went 3-for-5 at the plate with two RBIs.
QH senior pitcher Ryan Sanders struck out six in five innings, giving up four runs on five hits.
Quartz Hill will host St. Bonaventure on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Vasquez 2 (5 innings)
LANCASTER — The Eastside baseball team beat Vasquez 13-2 in five innings on Saturday at Eastside High in the season opener.
Isaac Ortega struck out two batters in three innings for the Lions, giving up one hits, while going 3-for-4 at the plate himself.
Herik Ayala went 2-for-3 with a double for Eastside and Ethan Foley hit a double and drove in four runs.
Eastside will host California High on Monday.