wrestling

Wrestling: Del Oro’s Blackburn takes third at tourney

By Trevor C. Horn Special to the Journal After losing to the eventual tournament champion in the quarterfinals, Del Oro senior Isaac Blackburn came back to take third at 106 po ...

Sac-Joaquin Section moves SFL schools into Division I in several sports

The Sierra Foothill League will compete in Division I in baseball, softball, wrestling, golf and tennis beginning next school year, the Sac-Joaquin Section announced late last week ...

Del Oro star settles for sixth place

Del Oro High senior Austin Branum capped his spectacular high school wrestling career with a sixth place finish at the CIF State Championships Friday and Saturday in Bakersfield. C ...

Changing of guard at Del Oro

LOOMIS – The Del Oro High wrestling team knows something about consistency. Since 2002 it has had a returning state qualifier all but one year. In that time, someone has come bac ...

Divisionals offer Woods a chance at redemption

LOOMIS – Tanner Woods has felt what a less-than-stellar performance this time of the year feels like. As a freshman last season Woods qualified for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division I ...

Golden Eagles break through for title

The Del Oro High wrestling team refused to settle for second place again on Saturday at the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Team Duals in Stockton. After nine runner-up finishes si ...

Del Oro looks to reclaim title

LOOMIS — Raising a Sierra Foothill League banner has been somewhat of a tradition at Del Oro High. The Golden Eagles wrestling team has won it an outstanding 13 times since 1995 ...

Golden Eagles crush Miners in home dual

The Del Oro wrestling team continued its march toward another Sierra Foothill League title Wednesday with a 53-16 win over Nevada Union in its second dual match of the season. The ...

Golden Eagles shine at Sierra Nevada Classic

The Golden Eagles had three wrestlers advance to the second day of the Sierra Nevada Classic, which started Wednesday in Reno, including 152-pound senior Austin Branum, who finishe ...

Del Oro High wrestling team off to strong start

The Del Oro High wrestling team has kicked off its season and already has three tournaments under its belt. At 152 pounds, senior Austin Branum has placed first in all three tourna ...

Del Oro’s Branum eyes state wrestling title

LOOMIS – Austin Branum eats up workout partners like elite track stars run through shoes. Del Oro High wrestling coaches bring in alumni, platoon other team members against h ...

Youth movement positions for lead role

If you stroll through the list of Del Oro High wrestlers who have qualified for the state tournament you’ll notice the steady flow of names that have not only qualified once, but ...

Del Oro junior Branum fifth at state tourney

Austin Branum doesn’t have a big, elaborate meal planned to reward himself for a fifth place finish at the CIF State Wrestling Championships in Bakersfield Friday and Saturday. ...

Four foothills hopefuls headed to Bakersfield

Sac-Joaquin Section champions Austin Branum and Kevin Burrage are out to prove they can compete with the best wrestlers in the state. The Del Oro High grapplers will lead foothill ...

Del Oro sends trio to state wrestling meet

For the first time since the 1996 season the Del Oro High wrestling program has crowned two CIF Sac-Joaquin Section champions.     Austin Branum, at 140 pounds, and Kevin Burrag ...