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PREP ROUNDUP: Crater seniors lead rout of South

CENTRAL POINT — Senior night is always a special one for the Crater Comets wrestling program but Thursday night’s nonleague dual against South Medford proved extra special — and extra dominant.

Crater saw five seniors score pins in their final home match and 10 wrestlers win by fall overall in a 76-3 rout of the Panthers.

“I think we’re starting to hit on some cylinders pretty good here,” said Crater head coach Greg Haga. “We had a good week of practices after starting up two practices in a day and the benefits, I think, we’ll see even more in about a week and a half or so.”

Seniors Ryan McCarty, Jimmie Northrup, Matthew Bolanos, Brayden Gray and Gabriel Williams paved the way Thursday night, with it especially being a fun night for Haga since the fathers of Bolanos and Gray each wrestled for the coach.

Haga noted with a laugh that he had McCarty’s father in his class years ago at Crater “and he should’ve wrestled for me.”

Earlier in the day, Bolanos signed with Southern Oregon University’s wrestling program. The 152-pounder faced one of South’s more accomplished wrestlers this season in Isaack Valdez and allowed a quick takedown before scoring a pin in 1 minute, 31 seconds.

“That was probably jitters,” said Haga of the early deficit. “For these seniors, knowing it’s their last night under the lights some of them can get emotional. Some of them have been here hanging around the mat since they were 4 years old.”

McCarty won by fall at 126 over Brayden Ostvik in 2:58, and Northrup recorded a pin in 1:55 in his first match under the varsity lights after moving to the school from the Midwest last year.

Gray pinned Carson Alvarez in 58 seconds at 160, and Williams scored a pin over Li Moala in 1:13 at 220.

South Medford’s lone decision came from Carson Terry at 132. Terry scored an 8-2 decision over Moses Kyne.

Crater’s lone victory that did not come by fall or forfeit was secured at 106 by Sienna Caruso, who edged Kristian Hernandez 8-5.

TEAM SCORE: Crater 76, South Medford 3

*106 — Sienna Caruso, C, dec. Kristian Hernandez, 8-5; 113 — Elijah Bayne, C, pinned Cameron Johnson, :34; 120 — Wren Rambo, C, pinned Jaice Jones, :33; 126 — Ryan McCarty, C, pinned Brayden Ostvik, 2:58; 132 — Carson Terry, SM, dec. Moses Kyne, 8-2.

138 — Ty Havniear, C, pinned Connor Maukonen, 3:21; 145 — Jimmie Northrup, C, pinned Kayden Dunn, 1:55; 152 — Matthew Bolanos, C, pinned Isaack Valdez, 1:31; 160 — Brayden Gray, C, pinned Carson Alvarez, :58.

170 — Braiden Tester, C, pinned Caleb Dalke, 4:44; 182 — Daemian Deen, C, won by forfeit; 195 — Caleb Canfield, C, won by forfeit; 220 — Gabriel Williams, C, pinned Li Moala, 1:13; 285 — Justin Brehm, C, pinned Jayden Solis, 1:39.

* starting weight

NORTH MEDFORD 45, SHELDON 27: At Eugene, North Medford won the first three matches and then added a stretch of three straight wins in the middle weights by Noah Allen (145), Jace Garibay (152) and Atreaue Roe (160) to pull away for the Southwest Conference win late Wednesday.

Joseph Borraggine (106), Adam Mattern (113) and Ethan Flynn (120) got the Black Tornado off to an 18-0 start.

*106 — Joseph Borraggine, NM, pinned Vielka Zuniga; 113 — Adam Mattern, NM, won by forfeit; 120 — Ethan Flynn, NM, pinned Janie Parker; 126 — Colten Garges, S, dec. Evan Reyes, 7-5; 132 — Kosmo Stoddard, S, dec. Owen Gutches, 4-3.

138 — Cole Meyer, S, pinned Hayden Allensis; 145 — Noah Allen, NM, pinned Aiden Tisher; 152 — Jace Garibay, NM, dec. Isaac Peters, 7-0; 160 — Atreaue Roe, NM, won by fall.

170 — Bricen Stewart, S, dec. Jose Cortez, 7-5; 182 — Blake Heflin, S, pinned Michael Woodward; 195 — Alex Alvarenga, NM, won by forfeit; 220 — Laith Elhammi, S, pinned Robert Caster; 285 — Dutch Nicholson, NM, won by forfeit.

* starting weight

EAGLE POINT 58, SOUTH MEDFORD 24: At Eagle Point, Kenai Copeland scored a 12-4 major decision win for Eagle Point over Kaden Miller at 145 pounds in the only matchup of the night that didn’t end in a pin or a forfeit late Wednesday.

Kristian Hernandez (106), Carson Terry (132), Isaack Valdez (152) and Jayden Solis (285) each scored falls for South Medford but otherwise it was the Eagles’ night as the host squad countered with seven pins of their own to go with a pair of forfeit victories.

Robert Howes (126) picked up a key pin for EP against Brayden Ostvik, while Marc Milazzo (220) did likewise in a prime match against South’s Li Moala.

*106 — Kristian Hernandez, SM, pinned Tallen Elizando, :52; 113 — Luke Callahan, EP, pinned Cameron Johnson, 1:25; 120 — Luke Patterson, EP, pinned Jaice Jones, 1:24; 126 — Robert Howes, EP, pinned Brayden Ostvik, 2:25; 132 — Carson Terry, SM, pinned Colton White, 2:36.

138 — Dylan Dahling, EP, pinned Adin Kaufmann, 3:07; 145 — Kenai Copeland, EP, major dec. Kaden Miller, 12-4; 152 — Isaack Valdez, SM, pinned Gage Hathaway, :43; 160 — David Brown, EP, pinned Carson Alvarez, 2:14.

170 — Juan Ruiz, EP, pinned Caleb Dalke, 3:35; 182 — Brian Brown, EP, won by forfeit; 195 — Jimmie Copeland, EP, won by forfeit; 220 — Marc Milazzo, EP, pinned Li Moala, 2:38; 285 — Jayden Solis, SM, pinned Joel Montes, 1:46.

* starting weight

Boys Basketball

HENLEY 70, PHOENIX 40: At Klamath Falls, Phoenix junior Julius Bolstad posted 12 points but the Pirates were outscored 35-16 in the second half to prevent a Skyline Conference upset.

Jenner Selden and Miguel Valadez each added six points for Phoenix (7-11, 2-3 Skyline).

Owen Cheyne led four Hornets (12-5, 5-0) in double figures with 13 points.

PHOENIX (40): White 0, Brown 0, Monroe 5, Je. Selden 6, Ja. Selden 4, Valadez 6, Trenbeath 3, Harper 4, Bolstad 12. Totals: 18 0-4 40.

HENLEY (70): E. Hayes 8, Boersma 11, Stark 12, Suty 2, Cheyne 13, Bennett 7, Fitts 12, A. Hayes 0, Harper 2, McCreadie 2. Totals: 29 7-16 70.

Phoenix1311610— 40

Henley19161322— 70

3-point goals — Phoenix 4 (Monroe 1, Trenbeath 1, Bolstad 2), Henley 4 (E. Hayes 2, Chyne 1, Bennett 1).

Girls Basketball

HENLEY 52, PHOENIX 40: At Klamath Falls, Phoenix junior Morgan James showed her versatility by scoring 13 points to go with 13 rebounds and moving over to handle point guard duties in the second half of the Skyline Conference loss.

Anabell Delgado added 13 points for the Pirates (7-11, 1-4 Skyline), who played shorthanded due to injuries.

James, Kyla Potratz and Ruby Rector played every minute for Phoenix, which trailed 30-25 at halftime but saw Henley build as much as a 22-point edge in the second half before rallying to within 12.

Potratz worked to limit Henley’s top scorer Annie Campos to 12 points but freshman Anna Harper stepped up for 18 points to lead the Hornets (11-7, 4-1).

PHOENIX (40): James 13, Nolan 6, Woodward 0, Vos 0, Potratz 4, Delgado 13, Rector 4, McConnell 0. Totals: 12 14-23 40.

HENLEY (52): Martino 4, Mattox 6, Parker 4, Mauch 0, Poe 2, Campos 12, Sharp 0, Harper 18, Northcutt 6, Lee 0. Totals: 19 10-15 52.

Phoenix6191213— 40

Henley1119184— 52

3-point goals — Phoenix 2 (Nolan 1, Delgado 1), Henley 4 (Mattox 1, Campos 1, Harper 2). Fouled out — Mattox.

JV result — Henley won.

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