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Dagio Hanna’s 1st wrestling champ, hoop Hawks win NCS opener, host quarterfinal Saturday

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Turning in three standout performances in the 115-pound weight class at last Saturday’s Coastal Mountain Conference wrestling championships, senior Osvaldo Dagio became Archbishop Hanna High School’s first-ever CMC individual grappling champion.

Dagio earned his conference title by pinning Upper Lake’s Nicholas Stith in the first round of their quarterfinal; capturing the semifinal with a third-round pin-win over Middletown’s Marlon Salonga; and beating Willits’ Jacob Jepson 16-11 in the first-place match.

With the top three finishers in each weight class qualifying for the North Coast Section championships – beginning today, and concluding tomorrow, Saturday, March 1, in Newark – Hanna’s Dagio will be joined at NCS by junior teammate Alex Garcia, who claimed a CMC third-place medal at 128 pounds.

In today’s NCS first-round action, Dagio will face junior Mijail Enriquez of California School for the Deaf at 115 pounds, while Garcia will take on sophomore Jeff Caldwell of Las Lomas at 128.

Also competing for the Hanna Hawks, coached by David Montano, at the CMC tournament were fourth-place finisher Jared Noe at 154 pounds; Brian Seabrooks at 122; Ricky Ventura at 134; Angel Campos at 147; Wesley Trujillo at 184; and Robert Handani in the heavyweight division.

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Archbishop Hanna High School’s basketball team recently won the Bridge School League regular-season and playoff tournament titles, which earned them an NCS Division-6 fourth seed and first-round home game.

In Wednesday night’s NCS hoops opener at the Hanna Boys Center gym, the fourth-seeded Hawks defeated 13th-seeded Laytonville 65-53 to improve their record to 23-4.

With the victory, the Hanna boy cagers will host fifth-seeded Ferndale (9-17) – a 59-51 winner over 12th-seeded Mendocino in its opener – in a 7 p.m. quarterfinal matchup tomorrow, Saturday, March 1, back at Hanna Center.

The league-champion Archbishop Hanna hoops Hawks, coached by Courtney Jackson, are comprised of seniors Joe Bhai, Victor Hughes, Darius Johnson, Jesse Limon, Javarri McClay, Dage Rivergo and Russell Wood; juniors Taray Cannon, Larry Michel and Armani Perry; sophomores Fernando Marquez, Jesus Tremillo and Dakota Woltering; and freshman Alfredo Puli do.

Leading the Hawks past Laytonville were Perry’s 12 points, Woods’ 11, Johnson and Woltering’s nine each, Marquez and Rivergo’s eight apiece, Limon’s five and McClay’s three.