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Huskies win Linn County wrestling title in front of hometown crowd


January 10, 2018

BRYCE PORTER puts the squeeze on West Albany's Ethan Tyler en route to a pin in a 126=pound match.

Sweet Home wrestlers dominated the Linn County Championship tournament Friday, Jan. 5, though not necessarily from the top of the podium.

The Huskies won four of the 14 weigh classes, 13 of which they had entrees in, but a strong supporting cast of placewinners boosted Sweet Home to 258 points, ahead of Lebanon (195), West Albany (174) and Scio (165).

This was the tournament's third year and Coach Steve Thorpe said he's a fan.

"It's kind of bragging rights for the county," he said. "To win this tournament means a lot. Linn County has some good wrestling. Lebanon, Albany and Scio have ric...

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