Johnson avenges district loss as Huskies roll Cougars

Senior Jordan Johnson decisioned Jack Cantrell of Cascade Thursday, avenging a 2001 district loss, during the Huskies’ last home meet of the season.

Johnson’s match was a highlight as the Huskies cruised to a 60-12 win over a Cascade squad that failed to fill the lineup.

“Cantrell had been undefeated in the league going into this match,” Coach Steve Thorpe said. “It was huge match for Jordan.”

Coach Thorpe said that despite Cascade fielding only a partial lineup, the night was significant as 16 Husky seniors were honored.

“I don’t know if we’ll ever have that many seniors again,” Coach Thorpe said. “That was impressive for me as a coach.”

Senior Jon Dearborn lost a 15-10 decision to Nic Demaris, the state’s number two ranked grappler at 130 pounds.

“Jon hasn’t been wrestling much because we’ve been trying to rest his shoulder,” Coach Thorpe said.

Robert Carr lost an exciting match to Matt Unger, 9-7 in overtime at 145.

Calendar: The Huskies travel to Molalla Thursday for the last league match of the season before the district tournament.

Sweet Home 60

Cascade 12

103: Workman received forfeit; 112: Harnden received forfeit; 119: Workman received forfeit; 125: Johnson dec. Cantrell 8-4; 130: Emmert received forfeit; 135: Dearborn was dec. 15-10 by Demaris; 140: Stokes pinned Koker in :12; 40: 145: Carr was dec. 9-7 in overtime by Unger; 152: Lummus was pinned in 4:49 by Rush; 160: Knight received forfeit; 171: Helfrich dec. McManaman 5-2; 189: Vassar pinned Frey in :56; 215: Brewer received forfeit; 275: Cooley received forfeit.

South Albany tournament

Despite pulling out six wrestlers, Sweet Home finished third Saturday at the South Albany tournament.

Canby took the championship with 158 points, followed by Redmond, 123; Sweet Home, 95; Clackamas, 89; West Albany, 67; Silverton, 53; Westview, 49; South Albany, 46.

The Husky second varsity finished second in the JV tournament with 132 points, behind Canby’s 158. Third went to Silverton, 102; Redmond, 82; South Albany and West View, 65; West Albany, 44; Clackamas, 43.

“We don’t get too serious about the South Albany tournament,” Coach Thorpe said. “It’s too close to the district tournament to risk losing someone to injury. We’re getting down to crunch time about now.”

KC Stokes had another impressive day and was Sweet Home’s only champion of the tournament.

David Helfrich lost his first match of the season at 171 pounds.

“Actually, it’s probably better for David. He can forget about going undefeated and focus on being a state champion,” Coach Thorpe said.

Varsity results

125: Johnson, fifth; 130: Emmert, fourth; 135: Stokes, champion; 140: Dearborn, second; 145: Carr, second; 152: Lummus, DNP; 160: Knight defeaulted to fourth; 171: Helfrich, second; 189: Vassar second; 215: Brewer defeaulted to fourth; 275: Cooley injury default DNP.

Second varsity

112: Maloney, DNP; 119: Farris, DNP; 125: Aerni, champion; 135: Temple, champion; 140: T. Rosa, champion; 145: Phillips, champion; 152: Burnett, champion; 160: J. Rosa, champion; 171: Snyder, fifth; 189: Scott, champion; 215: Harkey, fifth; 275: Martin, second.