By NR Staff • 

Grizz stop Titans in their tracks

When McMinnville wrestling resumes its rivalry with Newberg on Thursday, it will enter The Furnace undefeated in Class 6A Special District 3 dual meet.

The Grizzlies continued their strong season with a 49-14 victory over West Salem Thursday night in Salem. Mac recorded four pins and a major decision over the Titans in improving its district dual meet record to 8-0.

Senior J.T. Barnes, competing at 152 pounds, defeated West Salem’s Cameron Harris by fall in 2 minutes, 34 seconds. Dalton Donaldson at 138 pounds (1:10), Alvaro Flores at 160 pounds (1:59) and Aspen Nelson at 113 pounds (3:58) also pinned their opponents.

Manny Humlie beat Clint Jacobson of the Titans in an 8-0 decision in the 132-pound match. Alex Kiess of McMinnville topped Andrew Waite of West Salem at 170 pounds and Mac’s Zach Silver defeated Hunter Clark of the Titans at 182 pounds; both Kiess and Silver won by 9-5 decisions.

Bobby Crowston won an 11-5 decision over West Salem’s Harrison Hunt at 145 pounds, and Josh Blanchard (160 pounds) and Ethan Chappell (285 pounds) won by forfeit. Steven Weant (120 pounds), Bailey Young (126 pounds) and Vince Williams (220 pounds) also competed for the Grizzlies.

The Newberg-Mac dual meet is slated to begin at 6 p.m. in The Furnace. The Grizzlies will capture the SD3 dual meet title with a victory.


Willamina 4-way

The Willamina wrestling team hosted Santiam Christian, Pleasant Hill and Sheridan in an OSAA Class 3A Special District 2 four-way dual meet on Thursday.

The Bulldogs went 3-0 on the day, defeating Santiam Christian 29-0, Sheridan 50-3 and Pleasant Hill 24-12. Duals were abbreviated due to incomplete lineups for some times; scoring for forfeits was not accepted.

A pair of state champions squared off when Sheridan’s Justin Acuff faced Willamina’s Skyler Voigt in a 132-pound match. Acuff defeated Voigt by decision, 11-4, for the Spartans’ only points against the Bulldogs. Willamina’s Jordan Combs (120 pounds), Cian Bailey-Saucy (138 pounds), Keegan Davis (152 pounds), Austin Howard (160 pounds), Tyler Heidt (182 pounds), Chase Onstot (220 pounds) and Phoenix Walker (285 pounds) all pinned their respective opponents from Sheridan.

Voigt, Heidt, Davis, Howard, Combs and Coty Brown each won matches for the Bulldogs against Santiam Christian or Pleasant Hill.

Willamina also held an alumni exhibition before the duals began.

“Things went smoothly, no major injuries, great crowd,” Bulldogs coach Ariah Fasana wrote in an email. “I really can't complain.  The season is really winding down.  We are looking to be in good shape (conditioning), but still need to work on some of our technique in some situations.  I was really impressed with the boys tonight though, they really wrestled tough.”

Dual meet scores for Sheridan against Pleasant Hill and Santiam Christian were unavailable at press time.

The Bulldogs and the Spartans travel to Harrisburg Thursday for a five-team meet.


Amity 4-way

The Dayton wrestling team recorded six pins in a 47-30 dual-meet victory over Amity Thursday afternoon at Amity High School, part of a four-way Class 3A Special District 2 dual meet with Harrisburg and Jefferson.

David Cervantes (113 pounds), Oscar Rosas (126 pounds), Denver Shadden (132 pounds), Jared Henry (138 pounds), Cade Stahl (160 pounds) and Jarred Montgomery (182 pounds) defeated their Amity counterparts by fall. Micah Cisneros recorded a 16-0 technical fall on Ryan Kraemer of the Warriors at 145 pounds.

Amity’s Troy Cole pinned Dayton’s Jake Brown in 1:31 in the 120-pound match, and Warriors heavyweight Brandon Burger pinned Andy Rios of the Pirates in 1:48. Amity won three weight classes by forfeit.

Dayton won two of three contested matches, using forfeited weight classes to defeat Harrisburg 36-8. Micah Cisneros rolled to a 10-0 decision against Shane Bearden of the Eagles at 145 pounds, and Denver Shadden won his 132-pounds match over Harrisburg’s Devin Shoop, 17-8.

Amity eked out a 42-36 victory over Jefferson in their dual meet. Trevor Hall (113 pounds) and Julio Barrios (152 pounds) each recorded pins for the Warriors.

Dayton heads to Adair Village Thursday for a four-team meet hosted by Santiam Christian.

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