NEWARK -- James Logan's Jacob Macalolooy and Clayton Hartwell successfully defended their individual titles, but it still wasn't enough to keep the Colts from finishing second by a nose in the North Coast Section wrestling championships.
Windsor held on to win the team title 228.5-227 over James Logan, ending De La Salle's five-year run as champion. De La Salle was third with 204.5.
"I was really looking to get a pin right there but a major (decision) is just as good," Macalolooy said after beating Windsor's Trevor Silva in the 138-pound final. "We needed the team points."
The victory cemented Macalolooy's place among the all-time elite in one of the most successful wrestling programs in the NCS. He is a two-time NCS champion, a four-time NCS medalist, one of only two Colts to win four league titles, and next week he intends to add a state medal.
After racking up three pins Friday, Macalolooy beat Ukiah's Joseph Gradek 11-1 in the semifinal.
De La Salle had resigned itself to the fact a record sixth straight title was not going to happen, but the Spartans still won two individual titles and qualified four wrestlers for the state tournament. De La Salle's Donovin Guerrero earned a 9-0 win over Liberty's Bryar Edwards for the 106-pound championship.
Hartwell successfully defended his 195-pound title with a workmanlike 9-1 victory over Willie Amen of Las Lomas in the final, and he beat Windsor's Paris Henry 13-2 in the semifinals.
Alhambra's Quentin Wright became the first wrestler to beat a No. 1 seed, and did so in dramatic fashion when he pinned College Park's Matt Zachary in the third round of the 220-pound final. Zachary had built an 8-2 lead early in the third round and was in control when Wright turned into him, put Zachary on his back and got the pin with 1:03 left.
Liberty's Devin Lyle beat Freedom's Ricky Coster for the third time in little more than a month to win the 126-pound title, but it wasn't as simple as the first two times. A buzzer-beating reverse by Coster sent the match to overtime tied 4-4, and it stayed that way through the next three periods. Coster, last year's 120-pound champion, nearly had Lyle in a cradle in the second overtime but could not close the deal. Lyle began the final 30-second criteria period on top and would not let Coster get away, giving him the victory.
The 132-pound final pitted Amador Valley's Tommy Yozzo and De La Salle's Nathan Cervantes. Yozzo won last week in the East Bay Athletic League tournament final. But Saturday, Cervantes stopped Yozzo 5-3.
Granada's Angel Beltran raised himself up a level after finishing second last year, beating Mission San Jose's Enrique Green 5-2 for the 145-pound title.
Foothill's Arthur Knatt won the most dramatic match of the finals, getting a takedown at the buzzer for a 9-8 victory over Eureka's Kolton Martin in the 170-pound division.
Windsor's only individual victory came at 113 pounds, where Perez Perez dealt American's Jared Luty a 10-3 defeat.
James Logan's Jacob Donato followed by beating Windsor's Noah Au-Yeung 10-3 for the 120-pound title, and the Colts got closer with Macalolooy's victory.