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Oakmont’s Elliott, Sidhu win CVC wrestling titles

Valley Christian clinches SMAL title with Faith Christian loss
By: Staff reports
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Oakmont High School came away from the Capital Valley Conference wrestling finals with two individual champions Saturday at Bella Vista.

Junior Jake Elliott won the 145-pound title, and sophomore Zach Sidhu won at 215.

Sidhu defeated Alex Wagstaff of Christian Brothers 13-4 in the final. Sidhu also beat Wagstaff 9-7 when the teams met in a CVC dual meet in January. On Saturday, Sidhu scored quick near-fall points, and Oakmont coach Dave Wells said he wrestled “smart and aggressive the entire six minutes.”

Oakmont junior Yianni Athens took second place at 119 pounds. Finishing third for the Vikings were freshman 125-pounder Michael Allard, freshman 130-pounder Kaleio Romero and junior heavyweight Colton Helliwell.

“I was proud of all the wrestlers,” Wells said.

Basketball
Valley Christian clinches
– Valley Christian Academy clinched the outright Sacramento Metro Athletic League championship Friday night when Sacramento Country Day defeated Faith Christian 49-35.

The Lions (21-3, 10-0 SMAL) took a three-game lead over Faith Christian (19-6, 7-3) with two games remaining. Valley Christian is fourth in the latest Sac-Joaquin Section Division V power rankings, which were released Monday. The Lions played host to Faith Christian on Tuesday night and finish the regular season Friday night at Wilton Christian.

Woodcreek 81, Rocklin 68 – John Peska scored 33 points and Devin Murphy 20 to lead the Timberwolves (21-4, 7-1 Sierra Foothill League) over the host Thunder (9-16, 3-5) on Friday night.

Sophomore Tyler Milani scored 11 points for Woodcreek, which remained No. 1 in the Division II power rankings.

Del Campo 55, Oakmont 46 – The Vikings (14-10, 3-5 CVC) fell to 15th in the Division II power rankings after losing twice last week, including Friday night’s setback against No. 4 Del Campo (19-6, 7-1) in their regular-season home finale.
John Adenrele scored 16 points for Oakmont, which trailed 32-24 at halftime.