• Pirates take down KU in Skyline opener

  • PHOENIX — The Phoenix wrestling team defeated Klamath Union 45-29 in a Skyline Conference dual on Wednesday.
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  • PHOENIX — The Phoenix wrestling team defeated Klamath Union 45-29 in a Skyline Conference dual on Wednesday.
    With the season opener tied at two pins apiece, freshman Knute Thompson (113) won by fall over Caleb Carleton with five seconds to spare.
    "We were able to keep the ball rolling from there," Phoenix head coach John Farmer said.
    Heavyweight Steven Sharbono pinned Taylor McMillian in under a minute for the Pirates, who took a pair of losses to open the dual before winning three straight.
    *195 — Phil Morse, KU, pinned Walker Woodman; 220 — Kiel Repose, KU, pinned Cory Raffensperger; 285 — Steven Sharbono, P, pinned Taylor McMillian; 106 — Richard Orndorff, P, pinned Christian Warner; 113 — Knute Thompson, P, pinned Caleb Carleton.
    120 — Bee Nguyen, KU, forfeit; 126 — Tee Nguyen, KU, maj. dec. Austyn Snow, 16-7; 132 — Jacob Willis, P, pinned DJ Williams; 138 — Riley Dodd, P, pinned Sean Allen; 145 — Kyle Bradfield, P, pinned Scott Hanseth.
    152 — Eleazar Deluca, P, pinned Bo Sellers; 160 — Chad Stork, KU, maj. dec. Jonathon Christlieb, 12-4; 170 — Alex Debrito, KU, dec. Ismael Rubio, 9-5; 182 — Tylor Hudson, P, dec. Carlos Finnigan, 9-3.
    * starting weight
    EAGLE POINT 46, GRANTS PASS 32 — At Eagle Point, top-ranked heavyweight Manny Valdovinos pinned Manny Davila to cap an impressive dual victory for Eagle Point.
    Also for the Eagles, No. 1-ranked Aaron Lorenz pinned Mason Roddy in 1 minute, 35 seconds, and No. 2-ranked 152-pounder Travis Woods earned a major decision over Kenny Terry.
    106 — Casey Coulter, GP, pinned Loren Denn, 1:41; 113 — Zachary Nance, GP, tech. fall Damian Gonzales, 15-0; 120 — Orlando DeLeCruz, EP, pinned Jordan Bellon, 1:42; 126 — Aaron Lorenz, EP, pinned Mason Roddy, 1:35; 132 — Alek Callahan, EP, pinned Matt Solar, 3:18.
    138 — Nick Grow, GP, pinned Nathan Lucas, 1:26; 145 — Aaron Perez, GP, pinned Blaine Clooney, 0:44; 152 — Travis Woods, EP, maj. dec. Kenny Terry, 14-4; 160 — Edward Martinez, EP, d. Jeremy Nichols, inj. default.
    170 — Caleb Ash, EP, forfeit; 182 — Chad Lowe, GP, forfeit; 195 — Ryan Shein, GP, dec. Trevor Olsen, 7-2; 220 — Alajandro Valle-Romero, EP, pinned Noah Smith, 1:29; 285 — Manny Valdovinos, EP, pinned Manny Davila, 5:29.
    PHOENIX 54, SOUTH UMPQUA 44 — At Phoenix, Roxy Ramirez scored 16 points, Delanie Tally had 11 points, five assists and four steals and Kasey Hamilton added eight points and eight rebounds for Phoenix in nonconference play.
    Erika Marshall added nine rebounds for the Pirates (5-4), who won despite making just 18 of their 63 field-goal attempts.
    Olivia Gulliford scored 21 points against Phoenix, which recorded a season-low nine turnovers.
    SOUTH UMPQUA (44) — Richey 7, Maunu 9, Acevedo 4, Schuyler 1, Petterson 2, Gulliford 21, Beebe 0, Paulson 0, Boyd. Totals: 14 11-15 44.
    PHOENIX (54) — D. Tally 11, Hamilton 8, Marshall 4, Toney 7, B. Tally 5, Brown 2, Skaff 1, Ramirez 16, McAlister 0. Totals: 17 15-27 54.
    South Umpqua 6 15 8 15 — 44
    Phoenix 13 6 14 21 — 54
    3-point goals — South Umpqua 5 (Maunu 3, Richey 1, Gulliford 1), Phoenix 3 (Ramirez 2, B. Tally 1).
    JV result — South Umpqua won.
    SOH TRI-MEET — At Grants Pass, the North Medford girls won their third straight meet while the Grants Pass boys claimed first at the Grants Pass YMCA.
    North Medford's Grace Jovanovic earned wins in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke and also swam a leg on the Black Tornado's victorious 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay squads.
    The North girls topped Grants Pass 413-287. Crater had 213 points.
    In boys action, the Cavemen finished with 538 points, North Medford 318 and Crater 134.
    BOYS
    TEAM SCORES — Grants Pass 538, North Medford 318, Crater 134.
    200 MEDLEY RELAY — 1, North Medford (Reid Gibson, Kyler Westlund, Stavin Emigh, Bryant Almanza), 1:57.76; 200 FREESTYLE — 1, Joe Drevets, GP, 2:03.73; 200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY — 1, CJ Stott, GP, 2:19.74; 50 FREESTYLE — 1, Aidan Maxwell, GP, 22.80; 100 BUTTERFLY — 1, Joe Drevets, GP, 1:05; 100 FREESTYLE — 1, Aidan Maxwell, GP, 51.72; 500 FREESTYLE — 1, Daniel Sloan, GP, 5:44.42; 200 FREESTYLE RELAY — 1, Grants Pass (CJ Stott, Eliot Bald, Josh Lee, Aidan Maxwell), 1:38.77; 100 BACKSTROKE — 1, CJ Stott, GP, 1:05.11; 100 BREASTSTROKE — 1, Andrew Delisle, GP, 1:12.40; 400 FREESTYLE RELAY — 1, Grants Pass (CJ Stott, Joe Drevets, Josh Lee, Aidan Maxwell), 3:43.14.
    GIRLS
    TEAM SCORES — North Medford 413, Grants Pass 287, Crater 213.
    200 MEDLEY RELAY — 1, North Medford (Alyssa Cendejas, Grace Jovanovic, Carly Freda, Leyna Kohlmeier), 2:09.62; 200 FREESTYLE — 1, G. Maxwell, GP, 2:07.65; 200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY — 1, Carly Freda, NM, 2:43.85; 50 FREESTYLE — 1, S. Lansing, GP, 26.48; 100 BUTTERFLY — 1, Grace Jovanovic, NM, 1:02.83; 100 FREESTYLE — 1, G. Maxwell, GP, 58.22; 500 FREESTYLE — 1, M. Tibbits, GP, 6:34.02; 200 FREESTYLE RELAY — 1, North Medford (Alyssa Cendejas, Carly Freda, Leyna Kohlmeier, Grace Jovanovic), 1:56.00; 100 BACKSTROKE — 1, Savana Schreiner, Crt, 1:12.98; 100 BREASTSTROKE — 1, Grace Jovanovic, NM, 1:12.81; 400 FREESTYLE RELAY — 1, Crater (S. Sellano, J. Jakabosky, Schaecher, Name), 4:54.37.
    SOUTH MEDFORD 13, NORTH MEDFORD 3 — Cy Jenson recorded four goals and Jake Sexton and Brandon Punsuk added a pair of goals each to fuel South Medford past crosstown rival North Medford at The RRRink.
    Kevin Dickson, Justin Weber, Ryan Lund, Kassie Hasse and Denzel Mobley also netted goals for the Panthers.
    Sexton turned in four assists, Lund three assists and Taylor Rose two assists for South.
    Dylan Wu paced North Medford with two goals. Michael Fthenakis had a goal and an assist for the Black Tornado.
    Winning goalkeeper Johnny Lines had 16 saves, while North's Calvinn Casaday registered 29 saves in goal.
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