Pacheco matmen grab first dual win

By David Witte / sports@losbanosenterprise.comJanuary 10, 2013 

Pacheco's wrestling team earned the first league dual win in program history with a 40-30 win over Livingston on Monday.

The Panthers' heavier weights carried the day, with wins from 126-pounder Martin Perez (21-14 over Christian Mancela), 170-pounder Robert Burkart (pinned Cody Carter), 182-pounder Ruben Rocha (10-0 over David Remeli) and heavyweight Everardo Santillan (pinned Diago Millar). A trio of weight classes that Livingston forfeited helped the Pacheco cause.

Pacheco loses Thursday

Central Catholic wrestling opened its league dual campaign with a 52-18 win over Pacheco Thursday in Los Banos.

All of Pacheco's points came through forfeited weight classes, while Central went 9-0 in matches that were actually wrestled, with four pins and a major decision.

CC also won a match by injury default when Pacheco's Marcus Azevedo, wrestling Central's Joey Abbate, suffered a dislocated elbow gruesome enough to cause wrestlers from both teams to flinch and turn away from the mat. Azevedo was wrapped up and transported to Memorial Hospital, Los Banos.

Ceres defeats PHS hoops

Pacheco basketball dropped to 0-2 in WAC play with a 55-52 loss to Ceres on Wednesday.

"Yeah, they're definitely disappointed in 0-2," Pacheco coach Tyrell Jenkins said. "We just didn't play to our capabilities, and Ceres came in and played well."

Pacheco led by 7 at halftime, but Ceres took over and maintained a small lead for most of the second half. Pacheco tied the score 52-52 with about a minute left before Ceres sealed it.

Daniel Marquez sparked Pacheco's offense with six 3-pointers, and finished with 24 points.

Enterprise reporter David Witte can be reached by phone at 388-6565 or by e-mail at

Enterprise reporter David Witte can be reached by phone at 388-6565 or by e-mail at

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