Former Buchanan High wrestling standout Ryan Flores – The Bee's 2006 and 2007 Wrestler of the Year – is No. 1 in the InterMat poll of the nation's top college heavyweights.
Flores, a senior at American University in Washington, D.C., was the national runner-up last season, opened this season No. 2, and beat previous No. 6 Spencer Myers of Maryland and No. 16 Peter Sturgeon of Central Michigan while going 4-0 last week. It's the first No. 1 ranking of Flores' college career.
Ex-Clovis star Scott Sakaguchi of Oregon State, The Bee's 2009 Wrestler of the Year, is No. 7 at 149 pounds.
Fresno State to host Stanford in baseball
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Fresno State will host Stanford and Cal as part of a 36-game baseball schedule at Beiden Field this season.
The Bulldogs take on Stanford from March 2-4 during a seven-game homestand that includes UC Santa Barbara and San Francisco. Cal comes to town for a March 27 date during a 13-game stretch at Beiden that will see series against Cal State Bakersfield, Kent State, UC Riverside and New Mexico.
The Bulldogs open against Butler on Feb. 17 and begin their final Western Athletic Conference season at Hawaii on April 5. This year's WAC tourney is May 23-27 in Mesa, Ariz.
Sunbirds women fall
Sacramento State broke open a tight game in the final 11 minutes and beat visiting Fresno Pacific 98-87 in a nonconference women's basketball game.
Jenay Herring had 20 points and 11 assists for the Sunbirds (6-4). The Hornets improved to 4-3.
Fresno City rolls in Gilcrest Invite opener
Taryn Sayama scored 20 points as Fresno City College opened the Gilcrest Invitational women's basketball tournament by beating Los Angeles Valley 71-54.
The Rams improved to 4-2 with the victory at the tournament hosted by College of the Sequoias, which was playing a late game against San Jose City.
Sarina Sayama had 10 points and a team-high five rebounds for Fresno City, which went 3 of 21 on 3-pointers but 25 of 63 overall. The Rams led 41-24 at halftime.
Michelle Anaya and Kieysha Reedom scored 18 points each in Reedley's 72-65 loss to Mt. San Antonio.
Fresno State's Yoho swims at national meet
Fresno State swimmer Dani Yoho was 83rd out of 110 swimmers in the women's 50-meter free at the AT&T Winter Nationals.
Yoho finished in 27.04 seconds in Atlanta.
Central alum earns water polo honors
Former Central High water polo player Greg Bracamonte was named first-team All-Coast Conference and second-team All-Northern California as a freshman at Merced College.
The 2010 All-Bee selection led Merced with 60 goals and 23 steals.