Sports digestFoothill Alum signs pro football contract
Brendan Faubion, a 2006 graduate of Foothill High, has signed a contract to play Professional football in the Austrian Football League for the Salzberg Bulls after completing his four-year college football career at Humboldt State University. He played starting defensive end to help the Lumberjacks clinch the GNAC Conference Title in November.
At Foothill, Faubion lettered in football and received All-East Bay Athletic League first team honors as a senior and second team recognition as a junior. He is the son of Christina and Gerald Faubion.
Wrestling Falcons win 6 medals at Santa Rosa tourney
The Foothill varsity wrestling team had six members receive medals at the Puma Classic Wrestling Tournament in Santa Rosa last weekend, leading to a fourth-place team trophy.
Team Captain Cal Dutrow, who is a senior, defeated the fifth-ranked wrestler in North Coast Section at 197 pounds. In the finals, Dutrow lost to the 13th ranked wrestler in the state from Vacaville.
Senior Austin Soto also had an undefeated day into the finals at 140 pounds. Soto, who entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed, also had a finals match against a talented wrestler from the prestigious Vacaville program and fought hard but was unable to prevail, and finished second in the tough weight class.
Junior Louis Desprez won his first two matches in the championship rounds, then dropped to consolation where he placed third at 134 pounds.
Seniors David Harizal and Conner Aura, and junior Zac Wilner, placed Top 6.
Also competing at the tournament for Foothill were Michael Belichak, Kyle Batoy, Jacob Nelson, Vas Stover, Sage Frye and John Carandang.
Basketball on TV
Tri-Valley TV30 will film tonight's Foothill vs. Livermore High School basketball game and air it tomorrow at 7 p.m. This is the second of four basketball games to air on Tri-Valley Community TV, with Sports Final personalities Ian Bartholomew and George "Dr. B" Baljevich providing commentary.
The game will also air at 5 p.m. Sunday; 9 p.m. Tuesday; and 10 p.m. Thursday, plus is scheduled to stream live and be available via Video on Demand on the Tri-Valley TV website at www.trivalleytv.org. DVDs of the games may also be purchased via the website.