February 25, 2014 > Logan repeats as league champions
Logan repeats as league champions
Submitted By Mike Heightchew
James LoganÕs Colts are Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) championsÉ again. With strong performances in all weight classes, starting with Raymond Monela who dominated the 106 weight class with speed and power, the Colts set the tone for the tournament. In the early stages of the match the Mission San Jose Warriors had hopes of giving the Colts a fight as Warriors Deion Sirwet moved into the semi-finals with an impressive performance. Jonathan Lin beat NewarkÕs Marin Hess to also move into the semi-round of 132 weight class, but those hopes quickly faded as numerous Colt wrestlers appearedÊin final rounds.
Fourth-ranked in the state for his weight class, LoganÕs Donato dominated hisÊclass; the biggest blow came when LoganÕs 195-pound Clayton Hartwell put the match out of reach. A big test comes in the North Coast Section Wrestling Championship at NewarkÊMemorial High School at the end of February when the Colts will face the best of Northern California. American sophomore Jared Luty used great speed to take his second straight title in the 113 weight class.
Wrestlers Jacob Donato and Clayton HartwellÊ won their third straight MVAL titles And it was a very big day for LoganÕs Jacob Macalolooy, in a class all by himself as he took his fourth straight first place title in the 138 weight class, just the fourth player in MVAL history to do this. The only other MVAL players to do this were Victor Pereira (Newark Memorial, 2009-2012), Kirk Fitzpatrick (Logan, 1999-2002) and Mark Trice (Mission San Jose1985-1988).
James Logan 242.5, Mission San Jose 120, Newark Memorial 91, Washington 89.5, Irvington 82, American 81, J.F. Kennedy 66.