Local wrestlers shine in Reser's TOC
HILLSBORO — Eagle Point and Crater each placed two wrestlers into today's semifinals and North Medford had one wrestler advance after first-day action at the Reser's Tournament of Champions.
Crater's Skyler Prislac scored a 5-4 decision over Eagle Point's Ben Zomerdyk in the quarterfinals at 130 pounds to earn a date this morning with No. 3 seed David St. Pierre of West Albany. Prislac is seeded second in the prestigious tournament.
At 145 pounds, today's semifinal features a local matchup between Crater's Brandon Montague and North Medford's Cody Wedman.
Montague pinned Mitchell Van Wagoner of Westview in 1:31 and scored an 8-2 decision over No. 2 seed Nick Hettinga of Newberg to earn his place in the semis. The third-seeded Wedman won a 7-1 decision over Oregon City's Vince Williams to open his day, then scored a technical fall over Roseburg's Damon Estrada before upending No. 6 seed Andrew Romaine of Canby in the quarterfinals.
Eagle Point's Johnny Wilkerson shook things up with a pair of upsets at 160, taking down No. 5 seed Raymond Wright of Burns with a 12-5 decision before toppling No. 4 seed Matt Kilsdonk of Hermiston 6-2 in the quarterfinals. Wilkerson faces the No. 1 seed, Stevin Urban of McNary, in today's semis.
Eagle Point's Gage Baumer, the No. 4 seed at 171, pinned Jake Yaryan of Burns in 50 seconds and scored an 8-4 decision over No. 5 seed Brandon Harms of Canby to earn his spot in the semifinals against No. 1 seed Dylan Fors of Roseburg.
Roseburg managed to take the early team lead with 98.5 points, just ahead of Hermiston (98), Redmond (81.5) and Culver (81). Eagle Point is tied for 11th with 55 points, while Crater is 15th (44) and North Medford is tied for 19th (39.5).
Action concludes today at Liberty High School.
CHURCHILL 4, SOUTH MEDFORD 3, SO — Churchill's Devon Inman scored the game-winning goal in the shootout at The RRRink.
South's Preston Carney leveled the score at 1 in the shootout after Kaleb Byers knocked in a goal. Inman netted the next goal and Ryan Lund narrowly missed for the Panthers (2-6). The final two attempts missed.
Andrew Phillips, Ryan Lund and Brandon Punsuk each had a goal for South. Bobby Ruddle made two assists, and Jake Sexton and Carney each had one.
Jalen Drath registered a hat trick and Inman two assists for the Lancers. Churchill goalkeeper Samuel Alperin made 52 saves.
South's Brandon Andrews and Jon Lines combined for 16 saves.