• Tornado pins SOH loss on Panthers

  • South Medford came out with good passion and intensity but North Medford proved too much in Southern Oregon Hybrid wrestling Thursday night at South Medford High.
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  • South Medford came out with good passion and intensity but North Medford proved too much in Southern Oregon Hybrid wrestling Thursday night at South Medford High.
    The Black Tornado used five pins and a pair of forfeits to score a 52-24 victory over the Panthers, who countered with four falls of their own.
    "I thought the kids brought some real passion tonight," said South Medford head coach Greg Bryant. "They made some mistakes but they'll learn from it and grow as we continue to try to change the culture of wrestling around here."
    Wrestling under a single spotlight for the first time at South Medford, freshman Dominic Deitrick got the Panthers off to a good start with a pin of Caleb Dix in 5 minutes, 25 seconds at 113 pounds.
    Tristan Lindi followed with a big pin at 120 for North Medford over Anthony Neuenschwander in the third period to set off a string of Black Tornado victories that included a decision by Michael Oneslager (126), pins by Nico Baldovino (132) and Cole Hornbrook (138), a major decision by Dylan Wedman (145) and late surge for a 9-7 decision by Justin Geyer (152).
    South Medford answered with pins by Ruben Mendez (160), Brandon Brooks (170) and Grant Deschweinitz (182), who won a wrestle-off on Wednesday to earn his first varsity start and pinned Isaac Grether in 4:57.
    "I was absolutely impressed with Grant Deschweinitz," Bryant said of the sophomore. "We got him out for wrestling this year and he's been nothing but dedicated. He just went out and kept taking shots and wrestled with a ton of courage and was committed to wrestling his match and finishing it."
    Trent Wilson (195) and Skyler Black (220) earned pins to regain momentum for the Tornado, which also received forfeits at heavyweight and 106 to close the night on a 24-0 run.
    TEAM SCORE — North Medford 52, South Medford 24.
    106 — Henry Cox, NM, won by forfeit; *113 — Dominic Deitrick, SM, pinned Caleb Dix, 5:25; 120 — Tristan Lindi, NM, pinned Anthony Neuenschwander, 5:45; 126 — Michael Oneslager, NM, dec. Anthony Ortega, 10-6; 132 — Nico Baldovino, NM, pinned Gary Steele, 3:00.
    138 — Cole Hornbrook, NM, pinned TJ Roberts, 1:08; 145 — Dylan Wedman, major. dec. Brayden Christie, 8-0; 152 — Justin Geyer, NM, dec. Gage Graves, 9-7; 160 — Ruben Mendez, SM, pinned Jeremy Sparks, 1:26.
    170 — Brandon Brooks, SM, pinned Jon-Luis Benade, 1:22; 182 — Grant Deschweinitz, SM, pinned Isaac Grether, 4:57; 195 — Trent Wilson, NM, pinned Austyn Miles, 1:03; 220 — Skyler Black, NM, pinned Zach Hester, 3:15; 285 — Taylor Stone, NM, won by forfeit.
    * starting weight
    Boys Basketball
    ASHLAND 58, HIDDEN VALLEY 43 — At Ashland, Collin Malcolm and Walker Shibley-Styer combined to score 32 points and Ashland held Hidden Valley to 14 points in the first half in the nonleague game at Mountain Avenue Gym.
    Malcom scored 17 points and also pulled down eight rebounds, and Shibley-Styer added 15 points for the Grizzlies (5-8). Mitchell Harfst added five rebounds and Parker Layton four.
    Hidden Valley (1-9) was paced by Mike Hults' 18 points.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (43) — Elkins 0, Fields 2, Hults 18, Bennett 6, Tripp 10, Clarke 2, Drake 1, May 2, Stevens 2, Ries 0, J. Elkins 0, D. Elkins 0. Totals: 14 11-19 43.
    ASHLAND (58) — Hasskamp 5, Jones 2, Atteberry 0, Layton 0, Harfst 2, Feinberg 5, Fredrickson 2, Shibley-Styer 15, Byers 1, Crenshaw 0, Malcolm 17, Stanley 9. Totals: 23 9-18 58.
    Hidden Valley 4 9 9 19 — 43
    Ashland 11 12 18 17 — 58
    3-point goals — Hidden Valley 4 (Hults 2, Tripp 2), Ashland 3 (Feinberg 1, Shibley-Styer 1, Stanley 1).
    JV result — Hidden Valley won.
    BONANZA 51, ILLINOIS VALLEY 34 — At Bonanza, Zach Welch scored 15 points and Kade Doyle added 12 to lead Illinois Valley in the nonleague contest.
    The Cougars (3-9) trailed 12-3 after one quarter and were outscored 35-23 in the second half.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (34) — Welch 15, Doyle 12, Nordal 6, Gardenhire 1, Worley 0, Thompson 0. Totals: 13 5-11 34.
    BONANZA (51) — Wells 16, Hess 11, Merkley 10, Decker 3, Salazar 2. Totals: 21 5-10 51.
    Illinois Valley 3 8 18 5 — 34
    Bonanza 12 4 13 22 — 51
    3-point goals — Illinois Valley 3 (Welch 3), Bonanza 4 (Merkley 2, Hess 1, Decker 1). Technical fouls — Illinois Valley coach Winters.
    RV ADVENTIST 37, BUTTE FALLS 32 — Rogue Valley Adventist freshman Brian Wachter stepped up with 15 points, six rebounds and four blocks to help hand Butte Falls its first Mountain Valley League loss.
    The Red Tail Hawks (10-3, 4-0 MVL) received just four points from leading scorer Caleb Allen after he was double-teamed by the Loggers but he moved from forward to point guard in the second half and thrived by dishing out 12 assists.
    Jonathan James added 12 points and four steals for the Hawks, who outscored the Loggers 12-2 in the third quarter to regain the lead for good.
    Emmitt Bateman was 5-for-6 from 3-point range and finished with 17 points for the Loggers (6-6, 2-1 MVL).
    BUTTE FALLS (32) — Givens 4, Hunsaker-Cool 5, Marley 2, E. Bateman 17, L. McGonagle 2, J. McGonagle 2, W. Bateman 0. Totals: 13-45 1-5 32.
    ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (37) — Bormemann 2, J. James 12, N. James 4, Allen 4, Wachter 15, Haugen 0. Totals: 15-37 7-9 37.
    Butte Falls 4 12 2 14 — 32
    Rogue Valley Adventist 3 10 12 12 — 37
    3-point goals — Butte Falls 5 (E. Bateman 5).
    Girls Basketball
    ASHLAND 54, HIDDEN VALLEY 35 — At Ashland, senior wing Hanna Greenberg had a career-best outing, tallying 17 points, 10 rebounds and two assists to help the Grizzlies snap a three-game losing streak in nonleague action.
    Georgia Williams added 12 points, nine rebounds and two blocks and Jordan Tilley five boards for the Grizzlies (6-8).
    Hidden Valley (1-9) was led by Megan Schiavone's 10 points.
    HIDDEN VALLEY (35) — Schiavone 10, McGuinness 6, Ottosen 4, Heeter 9, Devos 6, Sarganis 0, Larson 0. Totals: 15 5-14 35.
    ASHLAND (54) — Williams 12, Rodriques 0, Altig 0, Tilley 3, Greenberg 17, Teixeira 5, Dunn 12, Kasiah 0, Walker 0, Read 3, Turner 0, Lindsey 2. Totals: 21 8-16 54.
    Hidden Valley 10 12 10 3 — 35
    Ashland 12 15 17 10 — 54
    3-point goals — Ashland 4 (Greenberg 3, Read 1).
    JV score — Ashland 45, Hidden Valley 32.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY 38, BONANZA 17 — At Bonanza, Alex LaFlamme scored 12 points and Kimberly Crow added 10 to lead Illinois Valley to the nonleague road victory.
    The Cougars (4-9) opened a 14-4 lead through one quarter against Bonanza (12-3), which was led by Faith Lee's six points.
    ILLINOIS VALLEY (38) — LaFlamme 12, Crow 10, Dixon 7, M. Stewart 6, Primeau 2, Neville 1, Miller 0, Frederick 0, Nordal 0, T. Stewart 0. Totals: 11 15-25 38.
    BONANZA (17) — Lee 6, Banderas 4, Mojica 5, Tyree 2, Woodworth 0, Lowry 0, Dirk 0, Avila 0, Anderson 0, Lopez 0. Totals: 7 3-11 17.
    Illinois Valley 14 7 6 11 — 38
    Bonanza 4 4 3 6 — 17
    3-point goals — Illinois Valley 1 (Dixon 1).
    JV result — Bonanza won.
    BUTTE FALLS 30, RV ADVENTIST 29 — Butte Falls freshman Torri Lilly broke a tie with 4.5 seconds remaining with a free throw and host Rogue Valley Adventist could only manage a failed halfcourt heave at the buzzer in the Mountain Valley League game.
    Lilly finished with 17 points to go with five rebounds and four steals, while freshman Katie Munsell added six points and four steals for the Loggers (3-8, 1-2 MVL).
    Kaelyn Scott and Ashton Petray had 10 points apiece for the Red Tail Hawks (3-10, 1-4).
    BUTTE FALLS (30) — Munsell 6, Marley 0, Wilson 0, Kuykendall 3, O'Keefe 0, Lilly 17, Myers 4. Totals: 14 2-8 30.
    ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST (29) — Petray 10, Haddad 0, Wood 4, Griest 0, Scott 10, Zamora 1, Velasco 4. Totals: 12 3-4 29.
    Butte Falls 9 2 8 11 — 30
    Rogue Valley Adventist 9 3 9 8 — 29
    3-point goals — Rogue Valley Adventist 2 (Petray 2).
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