The Clovis High wrestling team put on a show at the 38th annual Mission San Jose Invitational in Fremont on Saturday.
The Central Section power put 10 individuals in the finals, had six champions and finished with a whopping 321 points. De La Salle finished second with 143 points, followed by James Logan (135.5).
"Clovis is a good school," James Logan's 195-pounder Clayton Hartwell said. "But that doesn't mean you can let their wrestlers wrestle their style."
Hartwell wasn't buying into the Clovis mystique.
The junior, ranked No. 10 in the state by www.thecaliforniawrestler.com and the No. 2 seed, had one of the more thrilling matches of the day when he upset No. 4-ranked Matt Weiss, of Clovis, the tournament's top seed, 7-6 for first place.
Biggest win of his career?
"Yes," he said emphatically.
Coming off a year during which he suffered a broken left elbow in his first match at the state meet, Hartwell is out for vengeance. He was trailing 4-0 entering the second period but closed to within 4-3 with an escape and a takedown. He fell behind 5-3 after an escape, but tied the match at 5-5 with a takedown with 13 seconds left in the second.
An escape early in the third gave Weiss a 6-5 lead. After that, Weiss, trying to hold on for the win, was nearly called for stalling.
But with 20 seconds left, Hartwell saw an opening for a takedown, got it and claimed
"He was in no position to shoot," Hartwell said. "I felt like if I got position, I could get it. A win like that boosts my morale."
Hartwell was just one of two East Bay champions. The other was Livermore's Tyler Rardon, the No. 1 seed at 152 pounds who posted a 5-4 win over Clovis' Dominic Kincaid -- the No. 2 seed.
Rardon, who is ranked No. 10 in the state, won a defensive battle against No. 11 Kincaid. The match was scoreless after the first period. In the second, Rardon scored three points on a near-fall and took a 3-2 lead into the third period.
Things got interesting in the third when -- after an escape for a 4-2 lead -- Kincaid scored two points for a takedown to tie the match at 4-4. But, with exactly a minute left, Rardon scored a point with an escape and held on for the victory.
"This benefits me," Rardon said about the tournament's competition. "You get to see what talent is out there and what you're made of."
NCS championships: James Logan had three wrestlers win individual titles as it ran away with the North Coast Section team championship at Pittsburg High.
Hayley Aguilar (98 pounds), Melanie Cordero (118) and Alyssa Hernandez (138) all took first place in their weight classes to lead the Colts, who finished with a team score of 188 points. Albany, which had Chanel Chawalit (126 pounds) and Erica Sotelo (132) win titles, was second with 121 points. Pittsburg was third with 112.
Other local individual champions included Heritage's Lania Dumdumaya (108), Clayton Valley's Kristina Arteaga (146), Hayward's Niauni Hill (165), Berkeley's Sinorti Stegman (189) and Pittsburg's Sam Cruz (235). Dublin's Linda Tan, who took fourth at the state championships last year, won the 114-pound title.
The top three wrestlers in each weight class advanced to the state championships Feb. 22-23 at Lemoore High.
Salesian 69, Sheldon-Sacramento 60: Jabari Bird had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead the Pride to a nonleague win at Albany High in a matchup between the top two ranked teams in Northern California.
Sheldon entered the game ranked No. 3 in the state by CalHiSports.com, and Salesian began the night at No. 8.
Salesian (21-3) never trailed in the first half, jumping out to a 6-2 lead on a pair of 3-pointers from Markel Leonard and Dante Robinson. The Pride led 15-10 after one period and 26-21 at the intermission.
Sheldon (18-5) was led by San Diego State-bound swingman Dakarai Allen, who had 16 points and six rebounds before he fouled out with 3:04 left in the game.
Salesian led the length of the game and built a lead as large as 12 midway through the third quarter. The Huskies got as close as 53-51 with 4:35 to play, but Bird scored a pair of key baskets on putbacks that squashed Sheldon's momentum and allowed the Pride to put the game away.
"When you have two good teams like that, the game can go either way," Salesian coach Bill Mellis said. "I think a key was that we did a good job of limiting our turnovers and making our free throws in crunchtime."
Salesian entered having won 10 straight games dating back to a 65-59 loss to Gonzaga-Washington D.C. on Jan. 5 at a showcase in West Virginia.
The Pride has yet to lose to a Northern California opponent with its other two defeats coming to Bullard-Fresno and St. Augustine-San Diego.
Sheldon had won nine straight since its own Jan. 5 loss, a 72-65 defeat to Riverside-Reserve (L.A.) in the Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic near New Orleans.
-- Chace Bryson, correspondent
De La Salle 59, Foothill-Santa Ana 42: Arizona-bound guard Elliott Pitts scored 27 points for the Spartans in their win over the Knights at the Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei High in Santa Ana.
De La Salle (19-3), which has won five straight since a 47-43 loss to Salesian on Jan. 21, outscored Foothill 18-4 in the second quarter to take 33-20 lead at the break.
Foothill (21-3) was led by Justin Davis' 13 points.