• Crater pins close loss on Cavemen

  • CENTRAL POINT — In an expected tight wrestling match, host Crater used wins at key weights and an advantage in bonus points to edge Grants Pass, 39-33, in Southern Oregon Hybrid wrestling on Thursday.

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  • CENTRAL POINT — In an expected tight wrestling match, host Crater used wins at key weights and an advantage in bonus points to edge Grants Pass, 39-33, in Southern Oregon Hybrid wrestling on Thursday.
    The Comets and Cavemen each won seven weights — four by fall — but Crater received more six-point wins after gaining a pair of forfeits. The Comets also used prime performances by Jerry DeLaFuente and Jason Comer to secure the victory.
    Grants Pass dominated the lower weights, as expected, while Crater took care of the upper weights.
    "I have a bunch of big guys and (GP head coach Ben Coulter) has a bunch of tough little guys," said Crater head coach Greg Haga, "so I knew we had to try to get one or two down low and get all we can up top."
    One of the turning points of the dual came in the first match, when the 170-pound DeLaFuente turned a 4-1 deficit to Jeremy Nichols into a third-period pin at 5 minutes, 12 seconds.
    "That was a big nine-point swing right there," said Haga.
    In the second-to-last match of the night at 152, Comer kept the pressure on Jordan Bellon and eventually earned a third-period pin to eliminate any hopes of the Cavemen rallying for a victory.
    "I thought he did a really good job of staying patient and not getting outside of what he usually does," said Haga.
    Nate Walters (138) and Cavin Gillispie (182) also secured pins for Crater, with heavyweight Mike Rios winning 4-1 over Aaron Little after forfeits were given to Austin Short (195) and Micah Walker (220).
    Grants Pass picked up a key win at 120 when Justus Arlandor scored a reversal and then a pin of Luke Mackey after trailing 7-0, while Kjell Thorsen closed the match with a 5-0 win over Tommy Winningham.
    The Comets return to the mat at 10:30 Saturday morning when they host the six-team Crater Classic, which will have a dual-match format. Also scheduled to compete are Eagle Point, Grants Pass, Churchill, Illinois Valley and Culver.
    TEAM SCORE — Crater 39, Grants Pass 33.
    106 — Tyler Bellon, GP, pinned Hunter Grant, 2:21; 113 — Trevin Bailey, GP, dec. Brooke Brower, 11-6; 120 — Justus Arlandor, GP, pinned Luke Mackey, 3:29; 126 — Casey Coulter, GP, pinned Walter Kurz, 5:00; 132 — Trajan Hurd, GP, pinned Ben Baldridge, :32.
    138 — Nate Walters, C, pinned Mason Roddy, 1:21; 145 — Ted Setters, GP, dec. Jace Godley, 11-4; 152 — Jason Comer, C, pinned Jordan Bellon, 5:00; 160 — Kjell Thorsen, GP, dec. Tommy Winningham, 5-0.
    *170 — Jerry DeLaFuente, C, pinned Jeremy Nichols, 5:12; 182 — Cavin Gillispie, C, pinned Colton White, 1:42; 195 — Austin Short, C, won by forfeit; 220 — Micah Walker, C, won by forfeit; 285 — Mike Rios, C, dec. Aaron Little, 4-1.
    * starting weight
    EAGLE POINT WINS TWICE — At Eagle Point, Eagle Point's James McCoy scored a major decision at 160 over South Medford's Ruben Mendez to highlight a 65-12 dual victory for the Eagles, who also scored seven pins in a 63-18 win over Ashland.
    South Medford's Josh Gonzalez pinned Anthony Valdovinos in 1:30 at heavyweight for the Panthers, who received a forfeit at 220 for their only other points.
    Ashland got pins from Sam Gostnell (152) and Cody Eisenberg (285) and a forfeit at 220 for its lone triumphs against the balanced Eagles.
    TEAM SCORE — Eagle Point 65, South Medford 12.
    106 — Mikey Johnson, EP, won by forfeit; 113 — Christian Torrico, EP, won by forfeit; 120 — Michael Hammond, EP, won by forfeit; 126 — Eddie Perez-Rivera, EP, dec. Anthony Neuenschwander, SM, 8-3; 132 — Alek Callahan, EP, pinned T.J. Roberts, SM, 2:29.
    138 — Sherman Hammond, EP, pinned Gary Steel, SM, 2:54; 145 — Loren Denn, EP, won by forfeit; *152 — Bryan O'Neil, EP, maj. dec. Gage Graves, 13-4; 160 — James McCoy, EP, maj. dec. Ruben Mendez, SM, 10-2.
    170 — Hunter Hoeptner, EP, pinned Brandon Brooks, SM, 5:31; 182 — Gage Bailey, EP, pinned Austyn Miles, SM, 1:38; 195 — Ethan Pomeroy, EP, pinned Hayden Evans, SM, 1:34; 220 — Zach Hester, SM, won by forfeit; 285 — Josh Gonzalez, SM, pinned Anthony Valdovinos, EP, 1:30.
    * starting weight
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    TEAM SCORE — Eagle Point 63, Ashland 18.
    106 — Mikey Johnson, EP, pinned Tarquin Daley, A, 1:37; 113 — Christian Torrico, EP, pinned Paul Pruitt, A, 5:48; 120 — Michael Hammond, EP, pinned Jarrod Reichert, A, 3:01; 126 — Eddie Perez-Rivera, EP, pinned Sadie Bailey, A, :18; 132 — Alek Callahan, EP, won by forfeit.
    138 — Sherman Hammond, EP, pinned Sydney Norbell, A, 5:12; 145 — Kaden Crandall, EP, pinned Chris Bowland, A, 3:24; 152 — Sam Gostnell, A, pinned Bryan O'Neil, EP, 5:32; *160 — James McCoy, EP, pinned Cedar Barns, A, :45.
    170 — Thane Baumer, EP, won by forfeit; 182 — Blaine Cloney, EP, dec. Chance Swenson, A, 4-1; 195 — Ethan Pomeroy, EP, won by forfeit; 220 — Mason Montgomery, A, won by forfeit; 285 — Cody Eisenberg, A, pinned Anthony Valdovinos, 2:55.
    * starting weight
    ROSEBURG 65, NORTH MEDFORD 15 — North Medford's Cole Hornbrook (138) and Skyler Black (220) each scored pins but Roseburg proved too strong overall in SOH action.
    Henry Cox scored a 3-0 decision over Toby Dill for the Black Tornado's only other victory.
    106 — Bennett Mesa, R, won by forfeit; 113 — Henry Cox, NM, dec. Toby Dill, 3-0; *120 — Tommy Dill, R, pinned Caleb Dix; 126 — Rylan Burum, R, pinned Tristan Lindi; 132 — Cole Van Anrooy, R, pinned Nico Baldovino.
    138 — Cole Hornbrook, NM, pinned Cody Pickle; 145 — Lane Van Anrooy, R, pinned Justin Geyer; 152 — David Harker, R, pinned Dylan Wedman; 160 — Ian Thomas, R, tech. fall Jeremy Sparks, 21-6.
    170 — Hayden Maley, R, pinned Isaac Grether; 182 — Max Hane, R, pinned Trey Gonzalez; 195 — Will Reddekopp, R, pinned Hunter Albrecht; 220 — Skyler Black, NM, pinned Jake Snyder; 285 — Zack Caddock, R, pinned Robbie Geyer.
    * starting weight
    Boys Basketball
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN 63, RV ADVENTIST 31 — Doing everything it could to slow Rogue Valley Adventist star Caleb Allen, Cascade Christian's physicality proved to be too much for the hosting Hawks (8-3).
    Double teamed for much of the game, Allen finished with 19 points and nine rebounds. Of the Hawks' 9-for-15 showing at the foul line, Allen provided an 8-for-13 chunk.
    The Challengers (10-2) were paced by David Sellers and Cody Coggins, who both dropped in 12 points, and Aaron Cesaro contributed 10. Christian Kammerzell added nine points.
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN (63) — Artale 0, Kammerzell 9, Laws 7, Coggins 12, Knox 4, Alvarez 0, Palmer 5, Cesaro 10, Sellers 12, Winter 4. Totals: 28-67 3-8 63
    ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (31) — Bornemann 2, J. James 0, N. James 5, Allen 19, Haugen 3, Wachter 2. Totals: 10-41 9-15 31.
    Cascade Christian 15 23 15 10 — 63
    Rogue Valley Adventist 5 12 7 7 — 31
    3-point goals — Cascade Christian 4 (Kammerzell 1, Laws 1, Coggins 1, Palmer 1), Rogue Valley Adventist 2 (N. James 1, Allen 1).
    ROGUE RIVER 54, NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 44 — At Rogue River, Chris Campbell had 18 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals to help Rogue River continue its fast start in nonleague action.
    Rio Lopez added 13 points, six rebounds and four steals for the Chieftains (9-3), who have won nine of their last 10 games.
    Ben Shields scored 15 points to pace New Hope Christian (4-8), which outrebounded Rogue River 16-9 in the second half to cut a 26-point halftime deficit down to nine in the fourth quarter.
    NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN (44) — Shields 15, D. Albright 11, N. Albright 4, Laird 2, Yunker 8, Jones 2, Lungren 2. Totals: 15 14-25 44.
    ROGUE RIVER (54) — McFetridge 2, Lopez 13, Campbell 18, Perston 5, Ehrhardt 11, Woodall 0, Strickland 0, Rideout 2, Pratt 3. Totals: 21 9-19 54.
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