GRANTS PASS — Grants Pass coach Ben Coulter mapped out a likely scenario for Thursday night's Southwest Conference dual against North Medford, but even he didn't expect what would come next.

GRANTS PASS — Grants Pass coach Ben Coulter mapped out a likely scenario for Thursday night's Southwest Conference dual against North Medford, but even he didn't expect what would come next.

Sophomore Jose Cruz pulled off a big upset at 160 pounds and the Cavemen (8-1, 3-0 SWC) responded with some timely late victories to slip past North Medford for a 43-32 triumph.

Cruz's pin in 4:53 over state-qualifier Kade Peden was the marquee match of the night, with Cruz responding from an early deficit to earn one of his biggest wins of the season.

"That match was a huge one and kind of came out of the blue," said Coulter. "Kade came right after him and got the first takedown but Jose works hard and we just knew he had to keep pushing and keep the match close."

Cruz kept the pressure on, caught Peden in a bad position and knew what to do from there.

North Medford dominated the upper weights with wins from Ryan Mahoney (145), Cory Haggans (152), Mark Dickison (171), Kody Bonham (189) and Robert Ross (285) to take a commanding early lead.

TEAM SCORE — Grants Pass 43, North Medford 32

103 — Nick Grow, GP, pinned Chris McFall, 1:31; 112 — Edgar Cox, NM, dec. Tanner Hageman, 6-1; 119 — Luke Collins, GP, pinned Dylan Sites, 3:31; 125 — Ryan Shean, GP, pinned Kohl Damon, 1:37; 130 — Alex Littlefair, GP, pinned Chaz Shand, 1:42.

135 — Justin Eldred, GP, major dec. Ammon Ebert, 20-8; *140 — Dylan Fauver, GP, pinned Zach Willits, 3:58; 145 — Ryan Mahoney, NM, pinned Danny Vasquez, 5:25; 152 — Cory Haggans, NM, tech. fall Justin Hoy, 15-0.

160 — Jose Cruz, GP, pinned Kade Peden, 4:53; 171 — Mark Dickison, NM, pinned Brandon Goodwin, :56; 189 — Kody Bonham, NM, pinned Kyle Winslow, 3:47; 215 — Johnny Konieczny, GP, dec. Myles Converse, 5-2; 285 — Robert Ross, NM, pinned Aaron Stine, 1:39.

JV score — North Medford 46, Grants Pass 24.

* starting weight

SOUTH MEDFORD 54, NORTH VALLEY 33 — Brett Hulstrom (130), Steven Lines (135), Michael Rake (140), Ken Hyland (160) and Jordon Townsend (171) each earned pins to lead South Medford in the nonconference dual.

103 — Double forfeit; 112 — Michael Morris, NV, won by forfeit; 119 — Justin Wolf, SM, won by forfeit; 125 — Sierra Land, SM, won by forfeit; 130 — Brett Hulstrom, SM, pinned Hector Garcia, 4:24.

135 — Steven Lines, SM, pinned James Martz, 1:41; 140 — Michael Rake, SM, pinned James Bowers, 1:56; 145 — Ryan Miller, SM, won by forfeit; 152 — James Winegard, NV, dec. Colter Therrell, 9-2.

*160 — Ken Hyland, SM, pinned Anthony Monize, 3:42; 171 — Jordon Townsend, SM, pinned Trevor Terry, 4:36; 189 — Travis George, NV, pinned Emmanuel Brown, 1:16; 215 — Matt Striplin, NV, won by forfeit; 285 — Darin O'Donnell, NV, won by forfeit.

* starting weight

Southern Sky Conference

EAGLE POINT 60, MAZAMA 21 — At Eagle Point, seven of Eagle Point's 10 wins were by pin as the Eagles dominated the Southern Sky Conference dual.

At 112 pounds, Gordon Downing earned a hard-fought pin over Mazama's Riley Smeltzer, while Mario Barajas (103) and Trent Kaiser (135) each needed less than a minute to pin their opponents for the Eagles (13-4).

103 — Mario Barajas, EP, pinned Cody Anderson, :45; 112 — Gordon Downing, EP, pinned Riley Smeltzer, 1:54; 119 — Ben Zomerdyk, EP, won by forfeit; 125 — Brice Hatley, M, pinned Daniel Soto, 2:27; 130 — Travis Woods, EP, won by forfeit.

135 — Trent Kaiser, EP, pinned Kenny Johnson, :50; 140 — Nieko Skogseth, EP, pinned Evan Camibge, 4:39; 145 — Chris Wilson, EP, pinned Ben Blackwell, 1:13; 152 — Chris Jurief, M, dec. Josh Winter, 5-4.

160 — Garrett Davis, EP, pinned Brett Henderson, 1:30; 171 — Steven Josephson, EP, won by forfeit; *189 — Taylor Marasco, EP, pinned Jake Cox, 2:29; 215 — Jeff Cox, M, pinned Nik Beiter, 1:28; 285 — John Lehto, M, pinned Manuel Valdovinos, 3:47.

*starting weight

Sunset League

REEDSPORT 54, ROGUE RIVER 24 — At Rogue River, John Dees (135) and Jake Thompson (285) each won by fall to pace Rogue River in the Sunset League matchup.

103 — Dylan Gomez, RR, won by forfeit; 112 — Aaron Longtain, RR, dec. Anthony Halstead, 9-7; 119 — Patrick Wiggins, RR, dec. Justin Halstead, 7-5; 125 — Tim Spangle, R, pinned Mitchell Smith, 2:00; 130 — Bobby Short, R, pinned Steven Torrez, 3:10.

135 — John Dees, RR, pinned Dillion Chudy, 3:37; 140 — Chad Cassaro, R, pinned Lance Gee, 1:30; 145 — Kole Freestone, R, pinned Alex Harris, 1:36; 152 — Bryce Dotson, R, pinned Stephen Love, 1:54.

160 — Tyler Hoffman, R, pinned Corry Brooks, 1:24; 171 — Cesar Lira, R, pinned Gerald Yawn, 5:15; 189 — Matt Shaeffer, R, pinned John Jessee, 2:54; 215 — Gunner Kaufman, R, won by forfeit; 285 — Jake Thompson, RR, pinned Brendon Gibbens, :23.