Pirates stand third at Coast Classic
NORTH BEND — Nick Amuchastegui led six Phoenix wrestlers into the quarterfinals at the 30-team Coast Classic at North Bend High School on Friday.
The top-ranked 160-pounder, along with Nick Renfro, Eleazar Deluca, Robby Blubaugh, Josh Warden and Brett Carder, led the Pirates to third place with 55 points after the first day of the two-day event.
North Medford enters today's final action in fifth place and Eagle Point is in ninth. Roseburg is well ahead of the pack in first place.
The Black Tornado advanced eight wrestlers to the final day, while Eagle Point had five move on.
TEAM SCORES (Top 10) — 1, Roseburg, 81.5; 2, Newberg, 66.5; 3, Phoenix, 55; 4, Redmond, 48.5; 5, North Medford, 48; 6, Evergreen, Wash., 46.5; 7, Crook County, 45; 8, Churchill, 45; 9, Eagle Point, 44.5; 10, Grants Pass, 42.
OTHER LOCAL SCORES — 19, Illinois Valley, 29; 24, North Valley, 22; 30, South Medford, 8.
LOCAL WRESTLERS IN QUARTERFINALS
103 — Zack Nance, Grants Pass; Brandon Parker, Illinois Valley. 112 — Aaron Lorenz, Eagle Point; Nick Renfro, Phoenix; Jess Orndoff, Illinois Valley. 119 — Nick Grow, Grants Pass. 125 — Alex Smith, North Medford.
130 — Ben Zomerdyk, Eagle Point; Luke Collins, Grants Pass; John Anderson, Illinois Valley. 135 — Nathan Piader, Grants Pass; Robby Blubaugh, Phoenix. 140 — Eleazar Deluca, Phoenix. 145 — Ammon Ebert, North Medford. 152 — Ryan Mahoney, North Medford; Edward Martinez, Eagle Point. 160 — Luke Amuchastegui, Phoenix; Branden Todd, North Medford; Gage Baumer, Eagle Point.
171 — Cory Haggans, North Medford; Josh Warden, Phoenix; Steven Josephson, Eagle Point; Jose Cruz, Grants Pass. 189 — Mark Dickison, North Medford; Brett Carder, Phoenix; Brandon Foraker, Illinois Valley. 215 — Chris Walker, North Medford. 285 — Robert Ross, North Medford; Darren O'Donnell, North Valley.
CRATER 7, EUGENE 3 — Bryce Crawford scored three goals and had an assist to lead Crater to the win at The RRRink.
Teammates Daniel Gomez and Jake Randol each had two goals.
Randol and Cody Martin both added two assists.
Comets goalie Brad Arkens had 11 saves.
Riley Kulm scored twice and teammate Mario Perez added 23 saves for Eugene.