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March 4, 2014 > Colts just miss conference title

Colts just miss conference title

Submitted By Mike Heightchew

The Logan Colts wrestling team put together one of their best North Coast Section (NCS) wrestling championship performances in many years and showed why they are one of the best wrestling programs in the state. They just missed taking the NCS title, losing to Windsor by the final tally, 228.5-227.0 on Saturday, March 2nd. This match could have gone ether way as the Logan colts put themselves into a winning position early as they quickly moved their powerful wrestlers into head-to-head matches with the stateÕs best.

LoganÕs Jacob Macalolooy led the way by beating Ukiah's Joseph Gradek 11-1 in the semifinals and then beat Windsor's Trevor Silva in the 138-pound final. With a great display of power and speed, Macalolooy locked his place in NCS history and showed why he will be a hard act to follow as a two-time NCS champion and four-time NCS medalist. He is only one of two Logan Colts to reach this goal and has high hopes of taking a state medal.

It was a total team effort for the Colts as Clayton Hartwell and Jacob Donato both won their matches in impressive style; Hartwell in the 195 wt class quickly went to work, first beating Windsor's Paris Henry 13-2 in the semifinals, then taking the title in the 195 weight class by beating Willie Amen of Las Lomas. Jacob Donato did his part by beating Windsor's Noah Au-Yeung 10-3 for the 120-pound title.

James Logan ended just one victory away from taking the NCS title, also helping to end De La SalleÕs five year championship run as they finished with third place (204.5 points). The Mission San Jose Warriors highlight was Enrique Green who fought his way into the 145 weight class championship match.

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