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Wrestling: Larger schools don't faze Huskies at NW Duals


January 4, 2023

Scott Swanson

Bailey Chafin waits for the referee to signal a pin against Silverton's Bella Moore during a match at the Northwest Duals Wednesday, Dec. 28.

One thing's sure about the Northwest Duals wrestling tournament held Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 28-29, at the Linn County Expo Center: You're going to get plenty of matches.

That's why it's on Sweet Home's schedule each year and, Coach Steve Thorpe said, "I think it worked out pretty well. The kids got mat time they needed."

And they did well, considering the 36-team boys tournament included just three teams that weren't either 5A or 6A Division-sized schools: Sweet Home, Cascade and Willamina.

The Husky boys varsity finished fourth, and the girls were second in the 16-team women's tou...

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