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Del Oro hosting Sac-Joaquin Section Div. III wrestling championships

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Del Oro High will be hosting CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Div. II sub-section championship tournament Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20 and 21, and the host Golden Eagles made sure last week that they’ll be well represented in the meet. Competing at Granite Bay in the season-ending Sierra Foothill League tournament, the Golden Eagles qualified 10 wrestlers from the SFL tournament to this weekend’s two-day meet that will send the top finishers on to the CIF Masters Meet set for the University of Pacific, Feb. 27-28. Leading the way for the Black and Gold with gold medal first-place efforts were Dillon Petretti (125), Connor Morgan (130), Corey Johnson (135), Jesse Stafford (140), Kevin Burrage (145) and heavyweight Bobby Gallagher. Also advancing for Del Oro were Casey Schumacher, who posted a second place at 152 pounds and teammate Justin McGuire (215) who also took second. Grabbing third place were Austin Branum (119) and Devin Whisler (171). Austin Harvert, meanwhile, took fifth at 189 to earn an alternate spot.