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Phoenix opens strong at District 3 tourney

COOS BAY — Phoenix advanced six wrestlers into today’s semifinals with four others hopeful of nabbing a state-tournament bid in the consolation portion of the bracket at the 12-team Class 4A District 3 tournament at Marshfield High School.

The Pirates stand third overall with 71 points, trailing only Henley (175) and Marshfield (127).

Richard Orndorff and Cedar King each posted dominant effort to reach the semifinals opposite one another at 132 pounds, while Jessi Daniels (138), Justin Knight (160), Trace Vega (195) and Brady Vierra (220) also advanced in the championship bracket. The top-seeded Vega had the easiest route by receiving a bye into this morning’s semifinals.

Still in contention for third place in the consolation bracket are Zach Atteberry (126), Skyler Witt (126), Tyler Duncan (160) and Garrett Truex (170).

The top four wrestlers at each weight class advance to the Class 4A state tournament.

TEAM SCORES — Henley 175, Marshfield 127, Phoenix 71, Douglas 70, North Valley 57, Klamath Union 54, Hidden Valley 53, Mazama 47, North Bend 39, Siuslaw 30, South Umpqua 27, Brookings-Harbor 15.

Championship Quarterfinals

106 — Cole Smith, Mar, pinned Danai Erickson, Maz, :40; Anthony Kraan, Hen, pinned Richard Huff, Siu, :42; Izaak Grubbs, Mar, pinned Taylen Schwind, Maz, 1:28; Michael Bresser, Hen, pinned Coltyn Rignen, NB, :16.

113 — AJ Lira, Mar, pinned Oscar Baza, Hen, :37; Owen Sinsaeng, SU, pinned Kane Smith, Doug, 1:53; Boss Clark, Hen, bye; Ryder McKee, Mar, pinned Israel Gill, Maz, :02.

120 — Tyler Campbell, Mar, pinned Mark Deane, NB, :52; Jose Dela Mora, Siu, pinned Michael Murphy, Hen, :23; Gavin Johnson, Maz, major dec. Tanner Payne, Hen, 17-7; Ricky Esparza, NV, pinned Austin Miller, NB, :23.

126 — Quinton Hook, Hen, pinned Zach Atteberry, Pho, 1:03; Cameron Crenshaw, SU, bye; Boot Clark, Hen, pinned Brian Russel, Maz, :06; Cade Hite, Mar, forfeit.

132 — Richard Orndorff, Pho, pinned Seth Bryant, Doug, 1:19; Martin Sierra, Hen, pinned Joshua Hosack, Mar, 1:28; Bodi McCaskill, NV, pinned Caleb Willis, Doug, 1:07; Cedar King, Pho, major dec. Will Forbes, Mar, 14-5.

138 — Conner Noonan, Hen, pinned Carter Dahl, Doug, :24; Jessi Daniels, Pho, dec. Jess Fitzhugh, BH, 7-2; Patrick Williams, KU, dec. Justin Rogers, Hen, 9-2; Eli Garrard, Doug, tech. fall Ronnie Gonzalez, SU, 18-3.

145 — Daine Taylor, Hen, pinned Cole Reno, KU, :21; Davin Nichols, Maz, dec. Justin Gerhardt, Mar, 12-6; AJ Munoz, HV, pinned Hunter McAlister, Pho, 3:59; Delbert Williams, KU, pinned Landon Garrard, Doug, 1:14.

152 — Travis Wittlake, Mar, pinned Talon Merritt, NB, :54; Christian Perez, Hen, pinned William Russel, Maz, :33; Isaiah Ross, BH, major dec. Clay Clarkin, NV, 25-13; Austin Tillery, Hen, forfeit.

160 — James Jones, Hen, pinned Noe Macias, KU, :58; Jake Roberts, NV, pinned Tyler Duncan, Pho, 1:05; Aaron Wagner, NB, pinned Mark Culp, Mar, :28; Justin Knight, Pho, forfeit.

170 — Gary Jantzer, Hen, pinned Antonio Cisneros, Maz, 1:32; Kyle Zomerschoe, NB, dec. Sasha Ochoa, KU, 4-2; Justin Hughes, KU, pinned Jake Buck, NB, 2:18; Hayden Aubut, Hen, pinned Nathan Waite, NV, 1:17.

182 — Chase Anderson, KU, pinned Brandon Wreziski, HV, 1:22; Joey Vigue, Mar, pinned Joshua Buehler, SU, 4:45; Chris Alonzo, Mar, pinned Justin Self, Hen, 3:21; Joshua Hammers, Maz, pinned Tyler Moore, KU, 1:24.

195 — Trace Vega, Pho, bye; Chase Allen, HV, pinned Zach Browner, SU, :11; TK Capps, Mar, injury default over Aurelien Agnimel, Maz; Austin Mitchell, Doug, pinned Will Conrad, Hen, :17.

220 — Noa Talpin, Hen, dec. Cameron Hankins, Maz, 10-7; Tyler Palmer, Doug, pinned John Lacombe, HV, :56; Brady Vierra, Pho, pinned Jaret Remington, SU, 2:46; Kyle Benson, HV, major dec. Kainan Lane, Siu, 10-1.

285 — Jesse King, HV, dec. Tyler Burris, Hen, 12-6; Dylan Jennings, Siu, pinned Joseph Holguin, KU, 2:31; Mason Jussilla, Mar, pinned Davis Chaudron, Doug, :45; Tyler Dahlgren, NV, forfeit.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN SPLITS: At Creswell, Luke Valle and Knute Thompson each scored a pair of victories for Cascade Christian during a three-team dual Thursday that included Coquille and host Creswell.

Cascade Christian edged Coquille 27-21 but fell to Creswell 42-22.

At 126 pounds, Valle pinned Coquille’s Kody Courtright in 2:20 and scored a 12-1 major decision over Creswell’s Jesse Wittenborn. At 160, Thompson topped Coquille’s Wyatt McCarthy 12-5 and pinned Creswell’s Joseph Fowler in 1:32.