NEWPORT BEACH — Dominic Bulone is in his 14th year as coach of the wrestling program at Newport Harbor High.
He says this must be the Sailors' best start to a season in his time. Newport Harbor continued to roll with two wins, beating rival Corona del Mar, 50-24, and Estancia, 55-12, to improve to 9-1 Thursday night at Newport's gym.
Bulone credits Aaron Guyette, who has donated time in his gym, Innovative Results in Costa Mesa. Guyette also lends advice.
Newport Harbor assistant coach, David Garcia, a former Sailors wrestler, has also helped with his training in technique, Bulone said.
The efforts helped the team on Thursday night.
Newport Harbor's Mason Mercury (179 pounds) provided one of several highlights. He recorded pins against CdM and Estancia.
Newport Harbor High's James Pilz scored a 16-6 major decision against Corona del Mar's Kaden Ebbinga for another highlight. Pilz recorded eight takedowns.
In the 145-pound division CdM's Paul Nguyen and Newport Harbor's Ryan Taormina provided an entertaining battle. But it was Nguyen who came out on top with a pin in the second period.
Nguyen and Taormina went back and forth in the first period, when Taormina led, 8-5.
Costa Mesa 60, La Sierra 55
NORCO — Kyle Hefner scored 18 points for the Mustangs in a pool-play game of the I-15 Classic at Norco High Thursday.
Sean Comer added 13 points, Wyatt Ferris had eight points and Noah JeyaRajah led Costa Mesa (3-6) with five rebounds.
The Mustangs, who lost to Temescal Canyon, 47-36, Wednesday, will face Servite in pool play Friday.
Estancia 4, Oxford Academy 0
COSTA MESA — The Eagles scored all their goals in the second half of the nonleague game Thursday at Jim Scott Stadium.
Haley Flores, Jackie Hubbard, Alondra Guzman and Natalie Cortez scored for Estancia (3-2-5). Goalie Caitlin Leahy made two saves in her shutout.
The Eagles will face Malibu to open the Bellflower tournament on Saturday.
Estancia 60, La Quinta 24
COSTA MESA — Xiomara Herrera and Giana Jason led the Eagles with 10 points each in the nonleague game Thursday.
Stephanie Garcia (seven steals) and Michelle Simmons added eight points each for Estancia (7-3).