James Logan High wrestler Clayton Hartwell walks the line between cocky and confident.
He was firmly on the confident side Saturday when he successfully defended his Mission San Jose Invitational title.
Hartwell, the defending North Coast Section 195-pound champion and currently fifth in The California Wrestler's state rankings, easily handled Clovis' Matt Weiss 10-5 to win the 195-pound title and help the Colts claim second place.
"I try to treat every match like it's a state championship match, whether it's against a scrub or a good guy like Weiss," Hartwell said. "But I think at the beginning of the tournament I was a little cocky."
But he quickly backed up his attitude with his performance, pinning his first three opponents -- the third in 31 seconds.
"I knew of (Weiss') successes so it was a little bit nerve-wracking," said Hartwell, as Weiss pinned his way into the finals. "But I knew I had trained really hard, so I just went and I got (the championship)."
Three Colts won individual titles -- Hartwell, Jacob Macalooley (138) and Jacob Donato (120). Granada's Angel Beltran won the 145-pound title.
Salesian 62, St. Mary's 51: Behind Mariya Moore's 28 points and 17 rebounds, the Pride completed a regular-season sweep over its biggest rival to clinch the Tri-County Athletic League-Rock Division championship -- its first outright league title in program history.
"It's a really big deal," said Moore, one of three recently-named McDonald's All-Americans in the game, along with St. Mary's Mikayla Cowling and Gabby Green. "We came in working for this, so it feels so great. But there are so many more (titles) we want, so we just have to keep working."
Neither team led by more than three points in the first half in the game played at Albany High. But when St. Mary's lost three starters after halftime, including Green, Salesian (20-5, 10-0 TCAL) took control.
Green, a Cal-bound guard, suffered a shoulder injury, according to St. Mary's coach Nate Fripp. She didn't come out of the locker room for the second half. St. Mary's (20-6, 8-2) also lost forward Cailyn Callender to an ankle injury and point guard Zavanna Negron, who fouled out with 2:13 to play in the third quarter.
Despite the adversity, St. Mary's didn't fade until the very end. A 7-0 run got the Panthers within 52-47 with 3:52 left before Salesian pulled away for good. Cowling led St. Mary's with 17 points.
Results from the free-throw line affected the outcome. Salesian made 27 of 32 foul shots, while St. Mary's was 11 of 25.
-- Stephanie Hammon