• Eagles land four champions to win EP Invite

  • EAGLE POINT — Eagle Point crowned four champions and advanced six wrestlers into the championship finals to help secure the team title at its own 14-team Eagle Point Invitational.
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  • EAGLE POINT — Eagle Point crowned four champions and advanced six wrestlers into the championship finals to help secure the team title at its own 14-team Eagle Point Invitational.
    Orlando De La Cruz (113 pounds), Travis Woods (145), Trevor Olsen (195) and Manny Valdovinos (285) each won titles for the Eagles, while Aaron Lorenz (120) and Caleb Ash (160) placed second.
    "We had a bunch of good individuals here and it was a good day for us," said EP head coach Kacey McNulty, whose team had placers in 11 of the 14 weight classes. "Our kids wrestled a lot more aggressively than they had been. Home tournament, home crowd ... maybe that helped out a little bit."
    The Eagles amassed 218 points to outdistance themselves from runner-up Churchill (168), while Phoenix finished fifth with 111 points, just ahead of Illinois Valley.
    Phoenix's Eleazar De Luca won a marquee matchup at 152 pounds when the two-time defending Class 4A state champion topped 5A champion Chase Kearney from Churchill 9-3 in the finals.
    "He looked real good," said Phoenix head coach John Farmer. "He was sharp on his feet and he definitely went after him and was the aggressor in making things work for him."
    Illinois Valley's Gabe Miller won the title at 138, while Rogue River had a pair of second-place finishes from Aaron Longtain (126) and Garrett Dees (182).
    Valdovinos had one of the more intriguing championship matches, winning 3-1 with a takedown coming in the final two seconds of overtime against Churchill's Will Dawson. The win avenged a recent loss to Dawson at the Oregon Classic.
    TEAM SCORES — Eagle Point 218, Churchill 168, Mazama 135.5, Bend 122.5, Phoenix 111, Illinois Valley 103.5, Klamath Union 94, Marshfield 89, Rogue River 56, South Medford 31.5, South Umpqua 31, Etna 20, Brookings-Harbor 15, North Eugene 0.
    CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
    106 — Jorrin Ishihara, Chu, major dec. Chris Bowers, SU, 18-5; 113 — Orlando De La Cruz, EP, dec. Kaleb Wineberger, Maz, 9-4; 120 — Thaddeus Nelson, Mar, dec. Aaron Lorenz, EP, 6-2; 126 — Tee Nguyen, KU, dec. Aaron Longtain, RR, 7-3; 132 — Trevor Anderson, Maz, injury default over Housten Ezell, Chu.
    138 — Gabe Miller, IV, pinned Jordan Rose, Maz, 3:52; 145 — Travis Woods, EP, major dec. Aaron Boatwright, Maz, 13-4; 152 — Eleazar De Luca, Pho, dec. Chase Kearney, Chu, 9-3; 160 — Willy Abt, Bend, pinned Caleb Ash, EP, 1:02.
    170 — Zac Brunson, Chu, pinned Gavin Gerdes, Bend, 1:03; 182 — Kenny Dailey, Bend, pinned Garrett Dees, RR, 5:52; 195 — Trevor Olsen, EP, pinned D.J. Thompson, Bend, 1:34; 220 — Trevor Derra, Maz, pinned Jacob Cox, Maz, 4:43; 285 — Manny Valdovinos, EP, dec. Will Dawson, Chu, 3-1 OT.
    THIRD-FOURTH FINALS
    106 — Richard Orndorff, Pho, dec. Eric Miller, IV; 113 — Brandon Campbell, Mar, pinned Jett Lawrence, Chu, :30; 120 — Bee Nguyen, KU, dec. Hunter Goguen, Chu, 5-4; 126 — Skyler Harvey, Mar, dec. Brandon Parker, IV, 6-5; 132 — Alek Callahan, EP, major dec. Tyler Ornelas, Bend, 10-1.
    138 — James McCoy, EP, pinned Nick Renfro, Pho, 1:42; 145 — Thane Baumer, EP, dec. Kyle Bradfield, Pho, 11-9; 152 — Hunter Hoeptner, EP, dec. Edward Martinez, EP, 11-6; 160 — Izzy Rubio, Pho, pinned Justin McCreadie, Pho, 4:44.
    170 — Gunner Crawford, Bend, pinned Alex Dibrito, KU, 3:44; 182 — Nick Gates, Chu, pinned Carlos Flannigan, KU, 5:05; 195 — Dre Golden, Bend, pinned Julian Northrup, IV, 3:21; 220 — Jevon Painter, Mar, pinned Tyler Garrard, Maz, 2:12; 285 — Josh Cox, Maz, pinned Jeremiah Meadors, Pho, 2:56.
    ROSEBURG TOPS NORTH, SOUTH — North Medford's girls swim team suffered its first loss in six meets as Roseburg used its depth to prevail in a three-way meet with South Medford at the Rogue Valley Family YMCA. The Roseburg boys also earned a convincing win, finishing first in all but one event.
    North Medford's Bryant Almanza kept the Indians from a sweep in the boys events with his win in the 100-yard breaststroke.
    South Medford's girls had a strong showing, with Sarah Reierson and Kaylee Cooper each winning two events and Janelle Legacion touching first in another. Reierson won the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly, while Cooper won the 200 and 500 freestyles and Legacion placed first in the 100 free.
    The Panther trio were joined by Jenna Cooper in claiming the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays.
    North Medford's Grace Jovanovic took first in the 100 breaststroke and was joined by Rayna Carson, Leyna Kohlmeier and Lauren Hunter to win the 200 freestyle relay.
    BOYS
    TEAM SCORES — Roseburg 498, South Medford 301, North Medford 290.
    200 MEDLEY RELAY — 1, Roseburg (Alex New, Jesse Sadler, Ajohni Leigh-Sanders, Dawson Batsch), 1:49.81; 200 FREE — 1, Jesse Sadler, R, 1:53.68; 200 IM — 1, Hayden Boyter, R, 2:11.89; 50 FREE — 1, Alex New, R, 24.42; 100 FLY — 1, Ajohni Leigh-Sanders, R, 1:01.99; 100 FREE — 1, Dawson Batsch, R, 56.45; 500 FREE — 1, Hayden Boyter, R, 5:13.02; 200 FREE RELAY — 1, Roseburg (Tyler Becherer, Daniel DeBell, Kyle Snider, Kris Stoddard), 1:41.16; 100 BACK — 1, Alex New, R, 1:03.47; 100 BREAST — 1, Bryant Almanza, NM, 1:13.05; 400 FREE RELAY — 1, Roseburg (Dawson Batsch, Hayden Boyter, Alex New, Jesse Sadler), 3:35.35.
    GIRLS
    TEAM SCORES — Roseburg 441, North Medford 362, South Medford 334.
    200 MEDLEY RELAY — 1, South Medford (Janelle Legacion, Sarah Reierson, Kaylee Cooper, Jenna Cooper), 1:59.61; 200 FREE — 1, Kaylee Cooper, SM, 2:06.13; 200 IM — 1, Sarah Reierson, SM, 2:25.60; 50 FREE — 1, Rachel Murphy, R, 27.89; 100 FLY — 1, Sarah Reierson, SM, 1:01.15; 100 FREE — 1, Janelle Legacion, SM, 1:03.69; 500 FREE — 1, Kaylee Cooper, SM, 5:42.06; 200 FREE RELAY — 1, North Medford (Rayna Carson, Leyna Kohlmeier, Lauren Hunter, Grace Jovanovic), 1:50.95; 100 BACK — 1, Rachel Murphy, R, 1:04.42; 100 BREAST — 1, Grace Jovanovic, NM, 1:13.09; 400 FREE RELAY — 1, South Medford (Kaylee Cooper, Jenna Cooper, Janelle Legacion, Sarah Reierson), 4:08.39.
    ALL-SKYLINE MEET — At Ashland, Phoenix senior Jeoff Underwood set a pair of meet records and a Pirate school mark in the six-team competition at the Southern Oregon University pool.
    Underwood's two individual triumphs and a leg on the Pirates' winning 400-yard freestyle relay helped Phoenix to victory with 108 points. Hidden Valley finished a distant second with 63.
    In the girls meet, Henley established itself as the conference favorite, winning with 115 points to 66 for runner-up Phoenix.
    Underwood set meet records and personal-best times in the 100 butterfly (55.84) and 100 backstroke (57.19). Underwood's backstroke mark eclipsed Michael Oxendine's school record of 58.50 seconds set in 1998.
    Ryan Knutson of Phoenix registered a victory in the 500 freestyle and swam a leg on two winning relays, while teammate Justen Peery finished first in the 200 freestyle.
    The Henley girls won all three relays and five individual events.
    Phoenix picked up wins by Alyse Darnall (200 freestyle), Olivia Sanchez (100 butterfly) and Kylee Burks (100 backstroke).
    Boys
    TEAM SCORES — Phoenix 108, Hidden Valley 63, Henley 59, Klamath Union 29, North Valley 7, Mazama 4.
    200 Medley Relay — 1. Hidden Valley (Jonathan Baker, Graeme Anderson, Clint Wallace, Isaac Foster, 1:56.30; 2. Phoenix, 2:00.73; 3. Klamath Union, 2:12.29.
    200 Freestyle — 1. Justen Peery, Pho, 2:17.75; 2. Nick Leiter, Pho, 2:18.83; 3. Sawyer Stever, HV, 2:20.65.
    200 IM — 1. Andrew Youngblood, NV, 2:42.05; 2. Ryan Knutson, Pho, 2:42.97; 3. Trahern Fox, Maz, 2:47.15.
    50 Freestyle — 1. Isaac Foster, HV, 24.73; 2. Jarred Richards, Pho, 24.81; 3. Haden Wallin, Hen, 25.04.
    100 Butterfly — 1. Jeoff Underwood, Pho, 55.84*; 2. Justen Peery, Pho, 1:10.71; 3. Alex Willrett, KU, 1:10.88.
    100 Freestyle — 1. Haden Wallin, Hen, 54.88; 2. Jarred Richards, Pho, 55.20; 3. Lucas Crebbin, KU, 57.66.
    500 Freestyle — 1. Ryan Knutson, Pho, 6:04.82; 2. Jonathan Baker, HV, 6:21.47; 3. Nigel Leonis, Pho, 7:37.21.
    200 Freestyle Relay — 1. Phoenix (Angel Barajas, Nick Leiter, Ryan Knutson, Jarred Richards), 1:43.16; 2. Hidden Valley, 1:44.32; 3. Henley, 1:48.79.
    100 Backstroke — 1. Jeoff Underwood, Pho, 57.19*; 2. Alex Willrett, KU, 1:07.62; 3. Nate Iams, Hen, 1:12.03.
    100 Breaststroke — 1. Clint Wallace, HV, 1:11.86; 2. Chandler Davis, Hen, 1:16.41; 3. Austin Halvorsen, Hen, 1:20.99.
    400 Freestyle Relay — 1. Phoenix (Nick Leiter, Ryan Knutson, Jarred Richards, Jeoff Underwood), 3:45.50; 2. Henley, 3:58.60; 3. Hidden Valley, 4:00.19.
    Girls
    TEAM SCORES — Henley 115, Phoenix 66, Klamath Union 40, Mazama 37, North Valley 28, Hidden Valley 17.
    200 Medley Relay — 1. Henley (Angela Kirschner, Sierra Myers, Aunika Torres, Jenny Kirschner), 2:00.67*; 2. Phoenix, 2:05.85; 3. Mazama, 2:23.40.
    200 Freestyle — 1. Alyse Darnall, Pho, 2:03.52; 2. Leta Spradley, Hen, 2:03.96; 3. Katie, NV, 2:35.82.
    200 IM — 1. Aunika Torres, Hen, 2:32.13; 2. Mandy Warrior, Maz, 2:38.08; 3. Taylor, Maz, 2:39.24.
    50 Freestyle — 1. Angela Kirschner, Hen, 25.64; 2. Kylee Burks, Pho, 27.30; 3. Sierra Myers, Hen, 28.42.
    100 Butterfly — 1. Olivia Sanchez, Pho, 1:09.55; 2. Aunika Torres, Hen, 1:10.78; 3. Emily Sears, NV, 1:17.51.
    100 Freestyle — 1. Angela Kirschner, Hen, 55.56; 2. Arin Fitch, Pho, 1:02.78; 3. Taylor Gill, Maz, 1:04.55.
    500 Freestyle — 1. Leta Spradley, Hen, 5:28.33; 2. Alyse Darnall, Pho, 5:38.25; 3. Jenny Kirschner, Hen, 5:40.58.
    200 Freestyle Relay — 1. Henley (Leta Spradley, Jenny Kirschner, Sierra Myers, Angela Kirschner), 1:46.27*; 2. Phoenix, 1:51.23; 3. Hidden Valley, 2:14.34.
    100 Backstroke — 1. Kylee Burks, Pho, 1:11.48; 2. Taylor Wilkins, HV, 1:16.82; 3. Melissa Britsch, KU, 1:17.22.
    100 Breaststroke — 1. Sierra Myers, Hen, 1:16.49; 2. Olivia Sanchez, Pho, 1:23.19; 3. Emily Sears, NV, 1:26.88.
    400 Freestyle Relay — 1. Henley (Aunika Torres, Leta Spradley, Kaylie Severson10, Jenny Kirschner), 4:07.11; 2. Mazama, 4:39.22; 3. Klamath Union, 4:42.14.
    * — denotes meet record
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