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Top-ranked Comets cruise past Panthers

CENTRAL POINT ' Crater shook up its lineup a little on senior night against visiting South Medford in a Southern Oregon Conference wrestling dual Thursday.

The slight tweak, however, didn't change the Panthers' fortunes as the Comets cruised to a 46-21 victory.

Top-ranked and three-time defending state champion Crater (4-1 SOC) scored the first six victories of the match ' three coming by pin ' and South Medford never recovered.

We rested a few kids and bumped some others up tonight, said Crater coach Greg Haga. We tried to get as many seniors in the lineup as possible. It was a good chance for some of the kids.

Crater's Shawn Ogle, who moved up from his customary weight of 152 pounds to wrestle at 160, scored a 6-4 victory over Dan Kaufman in double overtime in the most competitive match of the evening.

Juan Aguilar (119), Ken Hyland (125) and Scott Switzer (171) each had wins for South.

— TEAM RESULTS ' Crater 46, South Medford 21.

103

' double forfeit; 112

' Jeremy Artoff, C, dec. Zack Snyder, 6-0; 119

' Juan Aguilar, SM, won by forfeit; 125 '

Ken Hyland, SM, dec. Brent Espinoza, 11-4; *130

' Jake Vizzini, C, pinned Steven Miller, 3:03.

135

' Tyler Weathers, C, dec. Ace Snyder, 13-5; 140

' Bryon Kezer, C, pinned Ryan Taylor, 1:57; 145

' Adam Lindgren, C, dec. Alex Cortez, 7-1; 152

' Jon Bernhardt, C, pinned Philip Turon, 1:20.

160

' Shawn Ogle, C, dec. Dan Kaufman, 6-4 (2OT); 171 '

Scott Switzer, SM, pinned Ariel Cushman, 4:25; 189

' Nick Grabowski, C, pinned Scott Carlson, 1:50; 215

' Chris Robertson, C, dec. Brian Henrichs, 13-6; 275 '

Charlie Alexander, C, won by forfeit.

*starting weight

GRANTS PASS 61, NORTH MEDFORD 17 ' Jon Ulrey, Ryan Folsom and Tim Endecott each picked up victories for North Medford (6-5, 0-5 SOC) in a lopsided Southern Oregon Conference affair.

Ulrey scored a pin over Ryan Fauver at 135 pounds in 5:03, while Folsom notched a technical fall triumph (19-4) over Nick Shoesmith at 171 and Endecott needed only 30 seconds to pin GP heavyweight Kenny McKeane.

Grants Pass pulled away behind three forfeits and five pins.

103

' Dylan Fauver, GP, won by forfeit; 112

' Kody Sells, GP, major dec. Tyson Scott, 15-6; 119

' Mike Cowell, GP, won by forfeit; 125

' Justin Eldred, GP, pinned Andrew Mead, 2:50; 130

' Shaun Nance, GP, major dec. Joey Marroletti, 18-6.

135

' Jon Ulrey, NM, pinned Ryan Fauver, 5:03; 140

' Colin Hanlin, GP, pinned Colton Major, 5:12; *145

' Richard Alves, GP, pinned Luke Vargas, 3:54; 152

' Tannar Marval, GP, tech. fall over Fernando Medrano, 24-9.

160

' Kelsey Dobner, GP, pinned Jordan Rigby, 3:04; 171

' Ryan Folsom, NM, tech. fall over Nick Shoesmith, 19-4; 189

' Mark Stork, GP, pinned Chase Sowers, 3:34; 215

' Tyler Dungey, GP, won by forfeit; 275

' Tim Endecott, NM, pinned Kenny McKeane, :30.

* starting weight