Girls wrestling: Four Huskies, team win titles at inaugural Linn County girls championships


January 12, 2022

Scott Swanson

Kaylene Zajic steps in to take West Albany's Onaya Johnson down, en route to a pin and, later, the 140-pound title.

Sweet Home's girls won the first-ever Linn County women's wrestling championship tournament Friday, Jan. 7, finishing ahead of five other schools.

Sweet Home had 13 entrants in the tournament, with four champions: Paige Chafin at 120 pounds, Ivy Dewitte at 130, Zoey Erevia at 140 and Kaylene Zajic at 148. The Huskies won with 131 points, followed by West Albany (nine wrestlers, 88 points), and Central Linn (four wrestlers, 62 points).

"Four champions?" Head Coach Steve Thorpe said. "We had some great, some great wrestling."

Two of the winners, Dewitte and Erevia, are literally rookies thi...

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