• Panthers land second at High Desert Classic

  • KLAMATH FALLS — The South Medford wrestling team had two individual champions and landed second place at the High Desert Classic at Mazama High School on Saturday.

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  • KLAMATH FALLS — The South Medford wrestling team had two individual champions and landed second place at the High Desert Classic at Mazama High School on Saturday.
    South Medford's Luis Ayala pinned Mazama's Jesse Harris in 5 minutes and 14 seconds to claim the 120-pound championship.
    Ian Witter was also dubbed the 160-pound champion for the Panthers. Witter pinned Cody Bellenbaum of Hidden Valley in 5:08.
    The Panthers' Michael Ulrey settled with second place at 170 pounds after being pinned by to Will Ruiz of Klamath Union in 3:02 in the title match.
    Klamath Union won the event with 260.5 points while runner-up South Medford scored 178 points.
    TEAM SCORES — 1, Klamath Union 1, 260.5; 2, South Medford 1, 178.0; 3, Henley 1, 176.5; 4, Lakeview 1, 120.5; 5, Klamath Union 2, 98.0; 6. Mazama 1, 94.0; 7, Bonanza, 85.5; 8, Hidden Valley, 81.5; 9, Chiloquin, 34.0; 10 (tie), Dunsmuir, Klamath Union 3, 30.0; 12, South Medford 2, 28.0; 13, Lakeview 2, 26.0; 14 (tie), Mount Shasta, Henley 2, 23.0; 16, Hidden Valley 2, 17.0; 17, Bonanza 2, 14.0; 18, Tulelake, Klamath Union 5, 10.0; 20, Riddle, 8.0; 21, Dunsmuir 2, 7.0; 22, Mount Shasta 2, 6.0; 23, Lakeview 3, 3.0.
    LOCAL RESULTS
    113 — 3rd-place: Anthony Neuenschwander, SM1, pinned Tristan Ward, LV1, 3:57.
    120 — Finals: Luis Ayala, SM1 pinned Jesse Harris, Maz1, 5:14; 5th-place: Gary Steele, SM2, pinned Tanner Simpson, HV1, 4:16.
    126 — 3rd-place: Connor Lysne, LV, tech. fall TJ Roberts, SM1, 15-0.
    132 — 5th place: Bryan Johnson, SM1, dec. Steven Hedlund, LV1, 6-4.
    138 — 3rd-place: DJ Williams, KU2, pinned Jason Newell, SM1, 3:56; 5th-place: Cody Allphin, Chil1, dec. Gage Graves, SM2, 8-4.
    145 — 3rd-place: Ruben Mendez, SM1, pinned Anthony Hanseth, Maz1, 1:42.
    152 — Finals: Chance Anderson, HV1, dec. Austin Tillery, Hen1, 9-5; 3rd-place: Brandon Brooks, SM1, tied Sean Allen, KU1.
    160 — Finals: Ian Witter, SM1, pinned Cody Bellenbaum, HV1, 5:08.
    170 — Finals: Will Ruiz, KU1, pinned Michael Ulrey, SM1, 3:02; 5th-place: Hogan Huges, KU5, won by injury forfeit over Cody Collins, HEN1.
    195 — Finals: Mitch Mirande, KU1, dec. Brad Hyatt, HV1, 8-7; 5th-place: Derick Boice, HV2, won by injury forfeit over Craig Namany, CHL1.
    285 — 5th-place: Daniel Martinez, LV2, pinned Miguel Moreno, SM1, 2:57.
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