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Eight placers take wrestlers to third at state


February 21, 2018

CELEBRATING THEIR FINISH are, in front, from left, Coach Tomas Rosa, Robert Watkins, Connor Ford, Boe Baxter, Tristan Spencer, Bryce Porter, Hayden McDonald, Marissa Kurtz, Coach Steve Thorpe, Travis Thorpe, Jackson Royer, Lexi Schilling, Coach Tim Boatwright and Fritz Yunke. In the rear, from left, are Coach Brock Crocker, Coach Steve Schilling, Zak Fox, Ricky Yunke, CJ Mitchell, Bryce Coulter, Nich James, Justin Kurtz and Robbie Yunke.

With no Sweet Home wrestlers in state finals matches this year, the Huskies still finished with eight placewinners, who secured a third-place team finish at the OSAA state championships held Feb. 16-17 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.

"I'm very proud of them for bringing home a third-place trophy," Coach Steve Thorpe said. "A top-four finish in the state of Oregon is a great accomplishment. We set a goal of coming home with hardware and we did."

Crook County, whom Sweet Home beat by half a point last year to take the championship, regained its dominance as top dog in the 4A, with...

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