Vandehei, Swanson, Temple crowned champions at South Albany tourney

Three Huskies were crowned champions Saturday at the South Albany tournament with the team coming in second to Canby, 131 to 124.

Shane Vandehei, 103, Andrew Swanson, 125 and Kyle Temple, 140, picked up titles. Robert Carr, 145, was in the finals as well.

Team scores: Canby, 131; Sweet Home, 124; Silverton, 110; Westview, s109; South Albany, 102; Lebanon, 93; Clackama, 61; Gervais, 9.

Charles Murray, 135, Brian Lindsay, 145 and Joe Rosa, 152, took titles in the JV meet. Team scores were Canby, 180; Silverton, 107; Sweet Home, 95; South Albany, 90; Lebanon, 79; Westview, 71; Clackamas, 51; Gervais, 14.

“We were very happy with the way our kids wrestled,” Coach Steve Thorpe said. “We had three champions and four in the finals. We had some very good wrestling.”

Freshman Shane Vandehei, 103, showed improved confidence in his championship match.

“Shane is really coming along,” Coach Thorpe said. “His maturity level is very good for a freshman.”

Senior Andrew Swanson, 125, won his tournament bracket for the third time of his high school career.

“He’s really forcing his opponents to match his fast, high-paced style,” Coach Thorpe said.

Kyle Temple, 140 pound senior, scored a major decision in the final round and continues to escalate scoring for the Huskies.

“As a team, this was one of our better tournaments,” Coach Thorpe said. “We’ve looked good since Reeser’s tournament. We lost to both Lebanon and Silverton in dual meets but our wrestlers came out on top off their guys here. We avenged some of our losses from earlier in the season.”

Varsity results: 103: Shandehei, champion; 112: Trevor Tagle, fifth; 125: Andrew Swanson, champion; 130: Adam Zurcher, fourth; 135: Tomas Rosa, third; 140: Kyle Temple, champion; 145: Robert Carr, second; 152: Chris Phillips, third; 160: Mike Lummus, fourth; 189: Jesse Aitkin, fourth; 215: Rob Martin, fifth; 275: Brad Seiber, third.

JV results: 103: Travis Walker, third; 119: Josh Nichol,fourth; 125: Colton Cooley, third; 135: Thomas Helfrich, fourth; 135: Charles Murray, champion; 145: Brian Lindsay, champion; 152: Joe Rosa, champion; 160: Tory Petersen, second; 215: Joey Ellis, fifth; 275: Mike Allyn, fifth.

Calendar: The Huskies will host Molalla Thursday in their last home match of the season before the district tournament next Friday and Saturday at Cascade. Husky seniors will be honored. JV action starts at 6 p.m. and varsity wrestling is at 7 p.m. Husky seniors include: Andrew Swanson, 125; Adam Zurcher, 130; Kyle Temple, 140; Robert Carr, 145; Chris Phillips, 145; Joe Rosa, 152; Mike Lummus, 160; Tory Petersen, 160; Brad Seiber, heavyweight.