Sports Briefs

Three Grizzlies headed for Nationals

CORVALLIS – Three McMinnville High School wrestlers are off to North Dakota to represent Oregon in the Junior/Cadet Wrestling National Championships.

Brian Barnes won first place in his weight class in the Junior Greco-Roman and Junior Freestyle brackets in the Oregon USA Wrestling State Tournament, held May 2-3 at Crescent Valley High School. He will be joined on the Oregon Junior team by Alvaro Flores, who took fourth in both Greco-Roman and Freestyle in his weight class.

Freshman Michael Abeyta took second in Junior Freestyle, third in Cadet Freestyle and first in Cadet Greco-Roman. Though he qualified as a Junior division wrestler, Abyeta will compete in nationals in the younger Cadet Division.

Barnes is the reigning Class 6A 195-pound state champion. Flores took fourth place at 106 pounds at the OSAA Class 6A Wrestling State Championships; Abeyta finished sixth at 138 pounds.

The National Championships will run July 18-25 at the FargoDome in Fargo, North Dakota.


Valley Panthers rugby to play for 3rd

PORTLAND – An early injury set an unfortunate tone for the Valley Panthers Rugby Club’s state semi-final match at Lents Park, where they fell to the Beaverton Barbarians 50-24 to move to the third-place game.

A sprained ankle took sophomore Adrianna Mendoza out of the match, but the Panthers were still able to keep pace with the Barbarians through the first half, heading to the intermission trailing by seven before fading away in the back half.

The Panthers will face North Clackamas in this Saturday’s third-place match at Lents Park; kickoff is scheduled for 9 a.m.


One-club golf tourney supports charity

Destiny Rescue, a human trafficking charity, is sponsoring a one-club tournament at Bayou Golf Course on Saturday, May 16.

Four-person teams may register at 9:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Contact Scott Stoutenberg for more information at 503-484-3146.


See Ya Later holds track camp

The “See Ya Later” Foundation is offering a Track Camp for current 1st – 6th graders for Saturday, May 30th! Camp hours will be 1:00 – 6:00 at the Dayton High School Football Stadium. The registration fee is $20 per child. Scholarship are available. For more information, contact 503-434-1730 or info@SeeYaLater.org