Mtn. View wrestler Freitas goes 2-2 at CCS championships

Mountain View High heavyweight Teva Freitas made it to the second day of the Central Coast Section wrestling championships, finishing the tournament with a 2-2 record.

The junior lost to eventual champ Nick Villarreal of Gilroy in Friday’s first round but bounced back later in the day with a win over St. Francis’ Isaac Davila.

Junior-varsity football coach Hernandez hired to revive MVHS wrestling program

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Francisco Hernandez, shown coaching football at Mountain View High, is taking over the school’s wrestling program this year.

Francisco Hernandez, hired to revive the wrestling program at Mountain View High, has a connection to the team’s past incarnation. He has family members who wrestled for the Spartans before the program dissolved 30 years ago.

“I am so excited to be the coach, because my son’s grandfather and uncle went to (state championships) with the original team,” Hernandez said, “and I hope to continue the legacy with my son.”

Mtn. View High adding wrestling

Mountain View High athletic director Shelley Smith confirmed last week that the school plans to add wrestling next season, in part due to “interest from incoming freshmen families,” he said.

The team will train at Los Altos High, but meets will be held at Mountain View, according to Smith.

Los Altos High wrestlers improve to 4-1 in whats been a challenging season

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An emotional Gino Vega receives framed photos, including one with late coach Randy Jimenez, on Los Altos’ Senior Night.

Nick Testa admitted that his second tour as Los Altos High wrestling coach “has not been a piece of cake.” Not that anyone expected this season to be easy for him or his wrestlers.

Testa was hired to replace longtime coach Randy Jimenez, who died shortly after the 2015-16 season.

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