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Area to send six to state

Four wrestlers from Edison and one each from Marina and Fountain Valley qualify for State meet, which starts Friday in Bakersfield.

March 02, 2011|By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com
  • Marina senior wrestler Alex Anunciation is moving on to the CIF State meet.
Marina senior wrestler Alex Anunciation is moving on… (Courtesy Danny…)

Edison, Marina and Fountain Valley will be represented this weekend at the CIF State Wrestling Championships.

Edison qualified four athletes and Marina and Fountain Valley each placed one to the State meet, which begins Friday and concludes Saturday at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. The six advanced to the State tournament by placing at the Southern Section Masters Meet last Friday and Saturday at Temecula Valley High.

Advancing to State from Edison is junior Greg Meline, who placed second at 160 pounds, senior Cameron Bustos (sixth place, 152), senior Brenton Visnoski (fourth place, 145) and senior Erick Zumwalt (fifth place, 140). Moving on from Marina is senior Alex Anunciation, who was second at 130, and junior Dean O'Bourke of Fountain Valley, who finished sixth at 119.

A three-year varsity letterman and two-time team captain, Anunciation is a two-time Sunset League champion and CIF divisional champion in his weight class. He has qualified for the Southern Section Masters Meet three times.

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Visnoski takes a 39-5 record into the State Championships.

Edison finished eighth, Marina was 27th and Fountain Valley 61st in the team standings. Calvary Chapel/Santa Ana won the team title.

Anunciation, Visnoski, O'Bourke and Navickas won CIF SS Individuals (Inland Division) titles in their respective weight class the previous weekend.

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Girls' Basketball

Both Huntington Beach and Brethren Christian had their seasons end in the past week.

Third-ranked Huntington bowed out of contention for the Division 2AA title Feb. 24 after falling, 69-57, in the quarterfinals to visiting Canyon of Canyon Country, the No. 5 team in the division. Maya Kennedy had 24 points and Kelsey Minato scored 14 for the Oilers, who finished runner-up to Edison in the Sunset League race.

Canyon/Canyon Country was eliminated Saturday in the semifinals by second-ranked Buena.

"I had a great time this season seeing a great group of girls working together to become a very tough team," Huntington Coach Russ McClurg said. "They have made their families, school and coaches very proud. I want to thank the girls for continuing a winning tradition."

Fifth-ranked Brethren Christian's bid for a Division 5A crown was stopped Saturday by visiting Holy Martyrs of Encino, as the division's fourth-ranked team hit two critical three-point shots in the fourth quarter to emerge with a 36-32 quarterfinal win at Liberty Christian High in Huntington Beach.

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