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Garcia wins Hanna’s 1st-ever NCS wrestling medal, hoops Hawks’ triumph earns D6 semis

Junior Alex Garcia, seen winning a match during the weekend’s NCS wrestling championships in Newark, became Archbishop Hanna High School’s first-ever sectional medalist, finishing in seventh place at 128 pounds. David Montano/Special to the Index-Tribune

Junior Alex Garcia, seen winning a match during the weekend’s NCS wrestling championships in Newark, became Archbishop Hanna High School’s first-ever sectional medalist, finishing in seventh place at 128 pounds. David Montano/Special to the Index-Tribune

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In the wake of getting its first-ever Coastal Mountain Conference wrestling champion, Archbishop Hanna High School now has its first-ever North Coast Section medalist.

After senior Osvaldo Dagio earned a CMC individual title at 115-pounds and advanced to the sectional, junior teammate Alex Garcia took his turn making Hanna Center sports history.

Garcia, who took home a conference third-place medal at 128 pounds, compiled a 6-2 record at Saturday’s NCS championships in Newark, beating Petaluma’s Blake Hartlieb 9-2  and claiming a standout seventh-place medal.

Competing in the tough 115-pound weight class, Dagio finished NCS with a 1-2 mark.

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Archbishop Hanna High School’s basketball team, the Bridge School League regular-season and playoff champion, has advanced as the NCS Division-6 fourth seed to the sectional semifinals.

After the Hawks captured a 65-53 opening-round win over 13th-seeded Laytonville, they pulled out a dramatic 68-67 victory over fifth-seeded Ferndale Saturday night at Hanna Center, with junior Armani Perry leading the way with a game-high-tying 22 points.

The Hanna Hawks will face top-seeded California School for the Deaf in an NCS semifinal in Fremont at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5.

The league-champion and NCS Division-6 semifinalist 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 Perry, Taray Cannon and Larry Michel; sophomores Fernando Marquez, Jesus Tremillo and Dakota Woltering; and freshman Alfredo Pulido.