• North tops rival South in SOH dual

  • Jacob Kasper's timely dominance towed the North Medford wrestling team past South Medford in their Southern Oregon Hybrid opener on Thursday.

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  • Jacob Kasper's timely dominance towed the North Medford wrestling team past South Medford in their Southern Oregon Hybrid opener on Thursday.
    Kasper upended Alex Hathaway to earn a major decision and clinch the 43-30 victory for the Black Tornado at South Medford High School.
    "It was a close match," said North Medford coach Nolan Harris. "It was back and fourth and they have a lot of younger kids that came ready to compete and they got us on our heels a couple times.
    "On our side we have some leaders that came through."
    In last year's North-South dual, Hathaway pinned Kasper, but this time around the 220-pound Kasper stunned South Medford, earning an 11-3 triumph over his junior counterpart.
    "I think that was the match (the Panthers) were counting on," said Harris. "(Kasper) won the scrambles and the battles on the feet. He had the fire in his belly."
    At 132 pounds, Matt Hogan also earned a clutch victory over Ruben Mendez, escaping Mendez's clutches and turning a reversal in the final three seconds to rally from behind for a 6-4 win.
    "Overall, for being, mostly freshmen and sophomores, I thought we competed pretty well against a team that has mostly upperclassmen," said South Medford coach Dave Alonzo.
    Brandon Brooks provided the Panthers with a come-from-behind win of his own, earning a 13-12 victory over Dom Barnett.
    *120 — Tyler Thomas, SM pinned Nico Baldovino, 2:52; 126 — Tyler Crist, NM, won by forfeit; 132 — Matt Hogan, NM d. Ruben Mendez, 6-4; 138 — Nik Hegler, SM, d. Colby Deskins, 10-3; 145 — Josh Hall, SM, pinned Preston Holden, 5:44;
    152 — Brandon Brooks, SM, d. Dom Barnett, 13-12; 160 — Tyler Rice, NM, won by forfeit; 170 — Reid Shipley, NM, pinned Stephen Moulard, 2:30; 182 — Kaden Johnson, NM, won by forfeit; 195 — Kyle Eli, SM, pinned Dakota Greenwade, 2:52;
    220 — Jacob Kasper, NM, maj. dec. Alex Hathaway, 11-3; 285 — Marlon Campos, NM, pinned Dominique Harris, 0:27; 106 — Austin Mitchell, NM, pinned Anthony Ortega, 0:48; 113 — Nic Erickson, SM, won by forfeit.
    *starting weight
    TRIAD 51, ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 42 — Rogue Valley Adventist came out blazing to begin Mountain Valley League play but cooled down just as fast as Triad took over for the win.
    Caleb Allen had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Red Tailed Hawks (9-3, 0-1 MVL), who received 10 points and 10 boards from Jesse Gilley.
    The Red Tailed Hawks out scored the Timber Wolves 18-5 in the opening period, but managed just five points in the second.
    TRIAD (51) — Ovgard 14, Brian 4, Holland 15, Briscoe 3, J. Briscoe 4, McGrew 11. Totals: 19-44 10-18 51.
    ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (42) — Neufeld 6, Alvarez 2, DeLaVega 6, Gilley 10, Allen 18, Pirelli 0. Totals: 17-57 8-12 42.
    Triad 9 15 15 12 — 51
    Rogue 18 5 10 9 — 42
    3-point goals — Triad 3 (McGrew 3).
    TRIAD 50, RV ADVENTIST 30 — Milca Alvarez scored 12 points but Rogue Valley adventist fell behind by 15 points after one quarter of play and never recovered in its Mountain Valley Conference opener.
    Molly Compos added six points for the Red Tail Hawks (2-10).
    Triad was led by Emily Vanover's 15 points and Sara Estabrook's 12.
    TRIAD (50) — Eskildson 2, E. Vanover 15, Trumbull 2, S. Borror 5, A. Borror 0, C. Stiller 6, J. Vanover 0, Li 1, Estabrook 12, S. Stiller 7. Totals: 20-67 9-19 50.
    RV ADVENTIST (30) — Fulwider 0, Alvarez 12, Scott 4, Robertson 3, Compos 6, Bates 0, Bartley 0, Howgen 5. Totals: 11-45 7-18 30.
    Triad 21 8 13 8 — 50
    RV Adventist 6 8 9 7 — 30
    3-point goals — Triad 1 (Estabrook 1), RV Adventist 1 (Alvarez 1). Fouled out — Howgen.
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