Gunn wrestlers pin down second place at tournament

Three victories helped propel the Gunn wrestling team to a second-place finish at the annual San Ramon Invitational on Saturday at San Ramon Valley High.

Junior Ian Cramer led the Titans by not only winning the 138-pound title, but being named the Outstanding Wrestler of the seven lightweight divisions. Cramer went 4-0 while pinning all four opponents.

Michael Abramovitch won the 106-pound title with a 3-0 record, including one win and a technical fall, while senior teammate Stephen Martin went 3-0 with two pins to capture the 182-pound crown. While winning his second tourney title, Martin improved to 12-0 this season while pinning all but two opponents.

Gunn placed second in the 24-team tournament for the second straight year. The Titans edged last year's champ, Foothill of Pleasanton, but lost out to James Logan.

Gunn's three individual champions were the most of any school. The Titans also had two seconds, a third, a fourth and one fifth while finishing among the top three the past three years. Gunn now has 59 pins on the year.

Senior Cadence Lee was second at 113 pounds with a 2-1 mark and one pin, Eric Calderson was second at 220 with a pin, Cedric Linares was third at 152 with a 4-1 mark and Tavor Baharav was fifth at 145 with a 4-2 record.

Gunn will take a 1-1 record in the SCVAL De Anza Division into Thursday's home match against Saratoga. The varsity will follow the JV dual, which starts at 5:30 p.m.

Girls soccer

Pinewood won its first West Bay Athletic League (Foothill Division) match with a 4-1 victory over visiting Notre Dame-San Jose on Saturday.

The Panthers grabbed a 1-0 halftime lead on a goal by Etelle Stephan in the 31st minute on a nice unassisted and unopposed shot from about 20 yards out. She scored the second goal (unassisted) in the 52nd minute before Olivia Biggs scored on a header (following a corner kick form Nicole Colonna) in the 58th minute.

Notre Dame got its lone goal in the 60th minute before Biggs scored again in the 65th minute, this time after a well-played assist from Jordan Berke as Pinewood moved to 1-2 in league (2-9 overall).

"We can feel good about the way we played today," said Pinewood coach Michael Tetzlaff. "Notre Dame gave us some room, and we roamed around, taking shots, coming over the wings and crossing the ball, and unlike the game against Castilleja on Thursday where we played even more decisively, this time we backed it up with goals."

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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