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Page 10 The Cloverdale Reveille March 7, 2019 www,cJoverdalereveiHe,com GREAT CAMPAIGN -- The Lady Eagles joined hands before the singing of the National Anthem. Cloverdale finished a stellar winter season with a 27-6 record. Photos Michael Lucid Cloverdale finishes third quarter, stunning the quietly, closing the gap to 42- Wolves on a 14-2 run to open 41 with 16 seconds left. With gre3t season with 27- up a 20-point cushion. It was leading scorer Tehya Bird all over but the shouting as double covered, Kayli Person 6 record Cloverdale cruised to a 50-26 hit teammate Maci Hernandez rout. on a perfectly executed back, By Greg Clementi Tehya Bird led the often-door pass for a lay-up. RVC's Sports Editor sive assault with 17 points, attempt at a desperation three nine rebounds and five steals, to tie the game wouldn't fall in Midnight finally struck for Other top contributors were the waning seconds as the the Cloverdale Lady Eagles on Kayli Persons (16 points, 4 Eagles hung on for a 44-41 Saturday, falling at No. 1 seed- rebounds, 3 assists, 7 steals), win. The win kept Cloverdale ed St. Bernard's, 56-44 in the Ahnna Randolph (9 points, 3 unbeaten at home this season. CIF Nor Cal State playoft rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals), Pacing the attack were semifinals in Eureka. Faith Holloman (3 points), Bird (16 points, 5 rebounds, 3 The loss signaled the end of Alyce Victoriano (2 points), assists), Hernandez (7 points, an historic season, giving the Alyssa Moffett (2 points, 3 3 rebounds), Persons (7 Eagles a final season record of assists, 3 steals), Maci points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 27-6. Hernandez (1 point, 3 steals), King (5 points, 7 "The girls played their rebounds), Morgan Sceales (7 rebounds), Randolph (5 hearts out," CHS coach Rick rebounds, 1 assist, I steal) and points, 2 assists), Morgan Berry reflected after the Kaylee King (4 rebounds).Sceales (4 points, 7 rebounds) game. "This is an outstanding The win advanced the and Moftett (6 rebounds, 2 group of young ladies and it's Eagles to the Nor Cal quarter- assists). been a great privilege to have finals at home against local "It was a great game been a part this team." playoff rival and No. 5 seed between number four versus Historic playoff run Rincon Valley Christian, five and was what you'd One week removed from a which Cloverdale had beaten expect, a great defensive bat- second place finish in the by 13 a week earlier, tle," Berry said "Both teams North Coast Section Division This one would be hotly played hard and neither team 5 tournament, Cloverdale contested as RVC led 11-7shot well, but I think defense took the court as the No. 4 after one before the Eagles had something to do with seed in the Nor Cal tourney, finished the half on a 14-5 run that." opening up at home on Feb. 26 for a five-point lead. The Eagles traveled to against No. 13 Trinity of Cloverdale led by nine head- Eureka for the second straight Weaverville. The Eagles had ing into the final period but Saturday to take on No. 1 St. the stands rocking with a 13-5 Persons was sent to the bench Bernard's in the Nor Cal run out of the gate and led 23- after being shaken up on a semifinals on March 2, hoping 15 at the half. Cloverdale play. to avenge a 20-point loss to the gained separation in a great The visitors refused to go Crusaders in the NCS title game on Feb. 23. Cloverdale started slow to trail 8-3 after one and 21-13 at the half. The Eagles began to whittle away at the deficit to pull within striking distance of 31-26 after three, but it was as close as they'd get the rest of the way as the Crusaders hung on for a 46-34 victory. "We were within seven points until three minutes left but just couldn't hit the three," Berry noted. "We shot 2 for 18 and all were open shots but couldn't get them to fall. "It was tough traveling three hours to Eureka, it would have been nice to have played on a neutral court," he added. Bird finished up a sensa- tional MVP season with a team-high 19 points, nine boards and two assists. Also in the scoring column were Persons (6 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, I steal), Hernandez (5 points, 7 rebounds, i assist, 3 steals), Randolph (2 points) and Moffett (2 points, 1 rebound, 3 steals). Big thanks The team would like to thank Troy Turner and Redwood Empire for provid- ing them a charter bus for both trips to Eureka, with spe- cial thanks going out to Katy the bus driver. BREAK-OUT SEASON -- Maci Hernandez was players contributing to an historic playoff run. among several key ALL IN -- The Cloverdale Wrestling Club hosted the first ever youth tournament on Saturday, March 2 in the CHS gymnasium. Photos provided MEDALISTS -- CWC wrestlers from left: Wyatt Clark, Evan Robledo and Gunner Mack displayed their winning hardware at the Iron Eagle Invitational Tournament. Event involves 193 kids and a dozen teams By Oreg Clementi Sports Editor The local high school gymnasium served as wrestling central on Saturday, March 2, as the Cloverdale Youth Wrestling Club hosted the first ever Cloverdale Iron Eagle Invitational Tournament. The event involved a dozen teams and 193 boys and girls aged kindergarten through eighth grade and featured a pair of tournaments for both younger and middle school athletes. "We were very excited with how it turned out, a number of coaches commented on how well run and organized it was," CWC President Mike Toninato reported. "We weren't expecting it to be as big as it was but it was a huge Success." The tournament began at 9 a.m. with a color guard ceremony led by Danny Solis of Cloverdale post 293, followed by the National Anthem and an introduction by Mike Toninato. The action began shortly after, with younger aged wrestlers competing until noon, followed by the middle school aged kids and wrapping up around 4:30 p.m. Both tournaments awarded top-three medals in each weight class. Led by head coach Jake Tonelli, the CWC had some 50 wrestlers competing at all levels and weight classes, with several climbing the medal podium. The event completed a trifecta of sorts for local youth wrestling, following the lead started by Washington Middle School and Cloverdale High School in starting up fledgling wrestling programs. The CWC will participate in several more Coastal Mountain Wrestling Association sanctioned tournaments this spring, including Healdsburg on March 16. Local sponsors step up The CWC wishes to thank both the Healdsburg and Windsor Wrestling Clubs for helping out, along with a legion of volunteers and sponsors that include the Eagle Pride Booster Club, Cloverdale Lion's Club, Alexander Valley Soil and Nor Cal Tree Service and many more.