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Huskies finish regular season with easy wins over Oregon West teams


February 6, 2019

KYLE WILLHITE gets set to pin West Albany's Jonathan Aurand.

Sweet Home's boys capped off their regular season Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Oregon West Duals tournament, but the Huskies weren't really there for a trophy, Coach Steve Thorpe said.

He limited his wrestlers to three matches, which went quickly as Sweet Home beat Siuslaw 78-3, Newport 78-6 and Philomath 84-0 – only one bout of all three matches resulted in a decision.

The Huskies defeated West Albany 58-12 on Wednesday, Jan. 30, which was Senior Night for Sweet Home, in front of a near-capacity crowd; 14 wrestlers were honored.

Seniors who typically don't compete with the varsity got a chance to wrestle, with Noah Moore, Parker Lemmer, Kyle Willhite and Damion Schecker all getting wins. Marissa Kurtz and Madelyn Neuschwander, both seniors, also wrestled Bulldog opponents and both scored falls.

The varsity match was more competitive than the score may have indicated, as the Bulldogs, who now are in the 5A Division, took lost two decisions by a point and forfeited their first match.

Oregon West

Duals Tournament

Thorpe said he took advantage of the duals tournament to face some teams the Huskies hadn't seen this year, but that was about it.

"At this point, we don't have to wrestle five matches in one day," he said, noting that his team has seen Cascade, the team that likely would have given Sweet Home the biggest challenge at this point, in "multiple" tournaments, so they did not wrestle each other, though both finished unbeaten.

Seedings for the regional championships, which will determine which wrestlers qualify for state, will not be released until Friday, Thorpe said.

The eight-team Special District 2 regional meet starts at 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, at Junction City. The top four finishers in each weight class will qualify for the state tournament, scheduled for Feb. 22-23 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.

Oregon West Duals

Sweet Home 78, Siuslaw 3

106 – Treyson Smith (SH) won by forfeit; 113 – Connor Ford (SH) won by forfeit; 120 – Tristan Spencer (SH) pinned Brady Libby (S) 1:55; 126 – Brayden Newport (SH) won by forfeit; 132 – Jackson Royer (SH) pinned Elijah LaCosse (S) 1:53; 138 – Robert Watkins (SH) won by forfeit; 145 – Robbie Yunke (SH) pinned Ricky Losa-Sanchez (S) 0:32; 152 – Travis Thorpe (SH) pinned Zekiah Hunt (S) 0:50; 160 – Boe Baxter (SH) pinned Hector Garcia (S) 1:09; 170 – Hayden McDonald (SH) pinned Riley Jennings (S) 0:42; 182 – Nich James (SH) won by forfeit; 195 – Nick Rice (SH) pinned Luis Infante-Marquez (S) 0:31; 220 – Matthew Horrillo (S) dec. Jake Fanning (SH) 1-0; 285 – David McMullen (SH) won by forfeit.

Sweet Home 78, Newport 6

106 – Treyson Smith (SH) pinned Jonathan Mazo-Amezaga (N) 1:22; 113 – Connor Ford (SH) won by forfeit; 120 – Tristan Spencer (SH) won by forfeit; 126 – Brayden Newport (SH) pinned Zethan Brandenberger (N) 1:45; 132 – Jackson Royer (SH) pinned Cole Wiles (N) 1:52; 138 – Robert Watkins (SH) pinned Kevin Mazo-Amezaga (N) 0:57; 145 – Robbie Yunke (SH) won by forfeit; 152 – Travis Thorpe (SH) won by forfeit; 160 – Boe Baxter (SH) won by forfeit; 170 – Hayden McDonald (SH) pinned Samuel Watson (N) 0:40; 182 – Nich James (SH) won by forfeit; 195 – Jimmy Acevedo (N) pinned Nick Rice (SH) 2:43; 220 – Jake Fanning (SH) pinned Angel Torres (N) 4:24; 285 – David McMullen (SH) won by forfeit.

Sweet Home 84, Philomath 0

106 – Kyle Watkins (SH) over Blake Niemann (P) 1:38; 113 – Connor Ford (SH) won by forfeit; 120 – Tristan Spencer (SH) won by forfeit; 126 – Brayden Newport (SH) won by forfeit; 132 – Robert Watkins (SH) pinned Hunter Kaumanns (P) 0:43; 138 – Jackson Royer (SH) pinned Hunter McCaskill (P) 1:48; 145 – Robbie Yunke (SH) pinned Morgan French (P) 0:20; 152 – Travis Thorpe (SH) pinned Jayden Jensen (P) 1:07; 160 – Boe Baxter (SH) pinned Matthew Hamlet (P) 1:01; 170 – Hayden McDonald (SH) pinned Austin Murphree (P) 0:49; 182 – Nich James (SH) pinned Brooks Stearns (P) 1:36; 195 – Nick Rice (SH) pinned Connor Kohn (P) 0:41; 220 – Jake Fanning (SH) pinned Noah Estes (P) 5:52; 285 – David McMullen (SH) won by forfeit.

Senior Night Dual

JAKE FANNING works to break down West Albany's Chase Sparks en route to a 4-2 win under the spotlght during the Senior Night match.

Sweet Home 58, West Albany 12

106 – Alex Kisselburgh (SH) won by forfeit; 113 – Treyson Smith (SH) dec. Cayden Cumpiano (WA) 6-5; 120 – Caleb Hart (WA) pinned Tristan Spencer (SH) (2:27); 126 – Brayden Newport (SH) dec. Mason Davis (WA) 6-5; 132 – Robert Watkins (SH) pinned Greg Sather (WA) (0:48); 138 – Jackson Royer (SH) pinned Hamish Bradley (WA) (0:46); 145 – Robbie Yunke (SH) maj. dec. Trona Free (WA) 10-2); 152 – Travis Thorpe (SH) dec. Devon McIntire (WA) 6-2; 160 – Boe Baxter (SH) pinned Shan Athwal (WA) (4:00); 170 – Hayden McDonald (SH) pinned Monroe Adair (WA) (1:30); 182 – Nich James (SH) pinned Forrest Myres (WA) (1:05); 195 – Hunter Hampl (WA) pinned Austin Olin (SH) (4:45); 220 – Jake Fanning (SH) dec. Chase Sparks (WA) 4-2; 285 – David McMullen (SH) pinned Bradley Layton (WA) (1:28).


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