• South Medford pins Ashland in road dual

  • ASHLAND — It was a blink and you'll miss it kind of night Wednesday when South Medford and Ashland met up for nonconference wrestling action at Ashland High.
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  • ASHLAND — It was a blink and you'll miss it kind of night Wednesday when South Medford and Ashland met up for nonconference wrestling action at Ashland High.
    Half the weight classes were forfeited and only one of the contested matches went the distance in a runaway 64-12 triumph by the visiting Panthers.
    With both teams fielding predominantly young and inexperienced lineups, South Medford essentially had more depth than the host Grizzlies on Wednesday. Ashland forfeited five weight classes, received a forfeit in another and there was a double forfeit at 120 pounds.
    In the seven contested matches, the Panthers recorded five falls — the longest taking 3 minutes, 42 seconds — and received a 16-7 major decision at 182 pounds from Logan Jones.
    "It's nice wrestling an opponent that has basically the same experience level as us," said South Medford head coach Dave Alonzo. "I think most all the guys actually wrestling tonight for us were mostly freshmen and sophomores and I think most of the guys for them were mostly freshmen and sophomores."
    Alex Hathaway continued his strong start to the season for the Panthers, registering a pin of Cody Eiesenberg in 1:45 at 220, to highlight the effort for his team. Hathaway went 4-1 during last Friday's Phoenix Tournament and now stands 5-1.
    Also earning falls for South were Ruben Mendez (138), Nik Hegler (145), Josh Hall (160) and Mike Ulrey (170).
    Ashland's Mason Montgomery scored a pin of Kyle Eli in 1:44 at 195 pounds to put the Grizzlies on the board, with heavyweight Rain Leo granted a forfeit.
    106 — Anthony Ortega, SM, forfeit; 113 — Nic Erickson, SM, forfeit; 120 — double forfeit; 126 — Luis Ayala, SM, forfeit; 132 — Sam Roberson, SM, forfeit.
    138 — Ruben Mendez, SM, pinned Chris Bowland, 1:31; 145 — Nik Hegler, SM, pinned Max Montgomery, 3:42; 152 — D.J. Jones, SM, forfeit; 160 — Josh Hall, SM, pinned Pete Bach, 1:45.
    170 — Mike Ulrey, SM, pinned Ivan Carrier, 2:32; 182 — Logan Jones, SM, major dec. Luc Dyssegard, 16-7; 195 — Mason Montgomery, Ash, pinned Kyle Eli, 1:44; 220 — Alex Hathaway, SM, pinned Cody Eiesenberg, 1:45; 285 — Rain Leo, Ash, forfeit.
    RV ADVENTIST 61, ROGUE RIVER 55 — At Rogue River, Caleb Allen had 18 points and 13 rebounds and Jessie Gilley added 17 points and nine rebounds to lead Class 1A Rogue Valley Adventist (4-1) to the road victory.
    Andy Valencia poured in 23 points and added four assists and Ben McBee had 17 points for Class 3A Rogue River (0-4).
    Brian Stinchcomb added six points and 11 steals, falling one shy of the Chieftains' single-game school record. Stinchcomb now has 34 steals in four games.
    Shawn Donahue added seven points and six rebounds for Rogue River.
    RV ADVENTIST (61) — Newfield 7, Alvarez 11, Delavega 8, Gilley 17, Allen 18, Pirelli 0. Totals: 24 10-15 61.
    ROGUE RIVER (55) — Valencia 23, Donahue 7, McBee 17, Stinchcomb 6, Daly 2, Perston 0, Gretz 0, Norris 0. Totals: 19 12-19 55.
    RV Adventist 10 19 14 18 — 61
    Rogue River 9 12 19 15 — 55
    3-point goals — RV Adventist 3 (Alvarez 2, Allen 1), Rogue River 5 (Valencia 1, McBee 3, Stinchcomb 1).
    ROGUE RIVER JV 42, RV ADVENTIST 39 — At Rogue River, Danielle Taylor had 29 points to lead the Rogue River JV to a comeback victory over Rogue Valley Adventist.
    The Red Tail Hawks (1-3) led 34-31 heading into the fourth quarter but foul troubles caught up to the road team and the Chieftains took advantage. Kaelyn Scott had 22 points and 20 rebounds and Kendra Haugen added 11 points for RV Adventist.
    RV ADVENTIST (39) — Scott 22, Robertson 2, Bates 4, Haugen 11, Cumbee 0, Fulwider 0, Alvarez 0, J. Bartley 0, Compos 0, M. Bartley 0. Totals: 18-58 3-13 39.
    ROGUE RIVER JV (42) — Taylor 29, Pamplona 4, Woiterman 2, B. Kelly 7, Moore 0, T. Kelly 0, McWillie 0, Smith 0, Downhill 0, Lamar 0. Totals: 13-64 15-33 42.
    RV Adventist 11 7 16 5 — 39
    Rogue River JV 15 9 7 11 — 42
    3-point goals — Rogue River JV 1 (Taylor 1). Fouled out — Robertson, Alvarez, T. Kelly.
    SOUTH MEDFORD 4, WILLAMETTE 3, SO — Taylor Rose had a goal and an assist and Ryan Lund converted the game-winner in the penalty shootout as South Medford remained undefeated at 3-0 with the win at The RRRink.
    Rose, along with Brandon Punsuk, assisted on Cy Jenson's first-period goal then scored in the second period off an assist by Punsuk and Kevin Dickson.
    After Willamette tied the game in the third to force overtime, but neither team was able to gain a go-ahead goal in the extra session. Lund came through in the shootout to break a 1-1 tie.
    Willamette 1 1 1 0 — 3
    South Medford 2 1 0 1 — 4
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