Wrestlers win seven matches at Thurston, home

Sweet Home had a good day at the Thurston Invitational Saturday, sweeping competition that included two teams ranked in the 6A division and one in the 2A classification.

Against Thurston, ranked sixth in the 5A division, Sweet Home won 51-24, again scoring eight falls against the Colts.

Against ninth-ranked 6A team Grants Pass, Sweet Home “got on a roll,” Coach Steve Thorpe said, and mowed the Cavemen down, 66-15, behind nine pins by the Huskies.

The Huskies also beat third-ranked 2A Lowell 56-26 and McKay, which is unranked in the 6A division, 66-13.

“It was good to wrestle like we did going into the break,” Thorpe said. “I was proud of the kids.”

Leading the way for the Huskies were Brock Crocker, who ranged between 152 and 160 pounds, pinning all four of his opponents, and freshman Colton Schilling, who “looked pretty good,” Thorpe said, scoring falls in all four of his matches. His longest match lasted 3:40 when he pinned Korbin Hawes of Thurston, a junior ranked 10th in the 5A.

Heavyweight Christian Whitfield, who hasn’t wrestled since the eighth grade, scored two wins and lasted nearly two rounds against Grants Pass’s Aaron Stine, the sixth-ranked heavyweight in the 6A division.

Freshman Zach Gill, at 215, also had a good day, Thorpe said, pinning three opponents and losing only to Thurston senior Marcquise White, who is ranked sixth in the 5A.

“I’ve been very happy,” said Thorpe of his heavyweights. “At 289 and 215 we have to have guys who are iron men because we only have one at each of those weights. Zach Gill is a freshman at a big weight, getting better every match. So is Christian.”

“This group of freshmen I have right now is an exciting group to work with,” he said. “They’re very fortunate that they’re being led by an incredible group of upperclassmen who lead by example.”

Thorpe said he expects to have a full line-up for Jan. 2, when the Huskies travel to the Willamette tournament and send another team to a tournament at Willamina.

“We’re getting closer to having everybody back in our line-up now,” he said. “After Christmas we should be back to being healthy.

Sweet Home 51, Thurston 24

103 €“ Colton Schilling (SH) pinned Hawes (T) 3:40; 112 €“ Knight (T) pinned Brian Malloy (SH) 2:21; 119 €“ Tyler Holly (SH) pinned Mathews (T) :50; 125 €“ Ty Harvey (SH) pinned Owen (T) 2:45; 130 €“ Mitch Grove (SH) pinned Grijalva (T) 2:45; 135 €“ Gardner (T) pinned Tyler Cowger (SH) 5:42; 140 €“ Taylor Tagle (SH) def Bird (T) 5-4; 145 €“ Marshall Arndt (SH) pinned Arand (T) :15; 152 €“ Brock Crocker (SH) pinned Halcolt (T) 2:48; 160 €“ Miller (T) def. Jacob Jewell (SH) 4-0; 171 €“ Wade Paulus (SH) pinned Buxton (T) :15; 189 €“ Brad Pitts (SH) pinned Altti (T) 1:15; 215 €“ White (T) pinned Zach Gill (SH) 1:56; 285 €“ McKeley (T) def. Christian Whitfield (SH) 5-2.

Sweet Home 66, Grants Pass 15

103 €“ Colton Schilling (SH) pinned Nance (GP) :27; 112 €“ Grow (GP) pinned Brian Malloy (SH) 4:16; 119 €“ Tyler Holly (SH) pinned Bowen (GP) 1:37; 125 €“ Mitch Grove (SH) pinned Haggenman (GP) 1:35; 130 €“ Tyler Cowger (SH) pinned Collins (GP) 2:54; 135 €“ Piader (GP) def. Trever Olson (SH) 9-2; 140 €“ Taylor Tagle (SH) pinned Terry (GP) :22; 145 €“ Kyle Hummer (SH) pinned Sheen (GP) 2:22; 152 €“ Jacob Jewell (SH) won by forfeit; 160 €“ Brock Crocker (SH) pinned Monize (GP) :59; 171 €“ Wade Paulus (SH) won by forfeit; 189 €“ Brad Pitts (SH) pinned Goodwin (GP) :56; 215 €“ Zach Gill (SH) pinned Diez (GP) :56; 285 €“ Stain (GP) pinned Christian Whitfield (SH) 3:37.

Sweet Home 56, Lowell 26

103 €“ Colton Schilling (SH) pinned Walf (L) :15; 112 €“ Brian Malloy (SH) won by forfeit; 119 €“ Tyler Holly (SH) won by forfeit; 125 €“ Ty Harvey (SH) won by forfeit; 130 €“ Mitch Grove (SH) pinned Kinnanman (L) :46; 135 €“ Ward (L) pinned Tyler Cowger (SH) 4:48; 140 €“ Taylor Tagle (SH) pinned Perkins (L) :18; 145 €“ Riggs (L) def. Kyle Hummer (SH) 4-0; 152 €“ Brock Crocker (SH) pinned Cazeres (L) 2:54; 160 €“ Demarce (L) pinned Jacob Jewell (SH) 5:54; 171 €“ Prinevost (L) pinned Tyler Paulino (SH) 1:15; 189 €“ Cardwell (L) tech fall over Brad Pitts (SH) 15-5; 215 €“ Zach Gill (SH) pinned Standfer (L) 1:49; 285 €“ Christian Whitfield (SH) pinned Burt (L) 1:23.

Sweet Home 66, McKay 13

103 €“ Colton Schilling (SH) won by forfeit; 112 €“ Lanchey (M) pinned Brian Malloy (SH) 1:16; 119 €“ Morales (M) def. Tyler Holly (SH) 6-4; 125 €“ Mitch Grove (SH) pinned Foster 1:52; 130 €“ Tyler Cowger (SH) pinned Bidwell (M) 1:22; 135 €“ Trever Olson (SH) won by forfeit; 140 €“ Taylor Tagle (SH) won by forfeit; 145 €“ Marshall Arndt (SH) pinned Egbert (M) 2:56; 152 €“ Brock Crocker (SH) pinned Arp (M) 1:12; 160 €“ Jacob Jewell (SH) won by forfeit; 171 €“ McClellan (M) maj. dec. Tyler Paulino (SH) 9-1; 189 €“ Brad Pitts (SH) pinned Brison (M) 3:38; 215 €“ Zach Gill (SH) pinned Deceault (M) 4:34; 285 €“ Christian Whitfield (SH) pinned Bryant (M) :46.

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Sweet Home beat North Marion, Scappoose and Molalla Tuesday, Dec. 8, in a four-team dual.

Despite some injury and illness, the Huskies pulled out a 39-38 win over North Marion, the difference coming on a penalty point assessed against the visiting Huskies for unsportsman-like conduct.

Thorpe noted that Sweet Home still would have been the winner, based on tie-breaker criteria, in this case the fact that it had more first-round takedowns than the visitors.

“Tuesday was a good night for us,” he said. “What I liked is how we had kids step up and win matches that they probably shouldn’t have.”

Colton Schilling, Tyler Holly, Tyler Cowger and Taylor Tagle all went unbeaten, with Schilling pinning his three opponents in 12, 28 and 12 seconds respectively €“ a “very impressive” performance, Thorpe said.

Mitch Grove and Brock Crocker both lost, but Thorpe said those losses may prove beneficial in the long run.

“I know that Mitch and Brock getting beat will only motivate them more,” he said.

He said that he had to shift his line-up around to accommodate some holes caused by illness and injury.

Thorpe said he was happy with the Sweet Home wrestlers and crowd handled some aggressive individuals from the other side.

“I would like to say that I appreciated our parents and our kids on how they conducted themselves,” he said. “The way some of the North Marion wrestlers and parents acted was an absolute embarrassment to our sport.”

Sweet Home 58, Scappoose 21

103 €“ Colton Schilling (SH) pinned Sue (S) :28; 112 €“ Brian Malloy (SH ) won by forfeit; 119 €“ Tyler Holly (SH) won by forfeit; 125 €“ Mitch Grove (SH) pinned Goodrich (S) 2:45; 130 €“ Tyler Cowger (SH) won by forfeit; 135 €“ Mashall Arndt (SH) won by forfeit; 140 €“ Taylor Tagle (SH) maj. dec. Bond (S) 10-0; 145 €“ Nate Melcher (SH) pinned Couch (S) 5:01; 152 €“ Jacob Jewell (SH) pinned Eshelman (S) :11; 160 €“ Brock Crocker (SH) won by forfeit; 171 €“ Aguilar (S) pinned Alex Armstrong (SH) 1:37; 189 €“ Hill (S) dec. Brad Pitts (SH) 10-5; 215 €“ Guin (S) pinned Zach Gill (SH) 1:06; 285 €“ Jones (S) pinned Christian Whitfield (SH) :44.

Sweet Home 58, Molalla 15

103 €“ Colton Schilling (SH) pinned Hebodon (M) :12; 112 €“ Brian Malloy (SH) won by forfeit; 119 €“ Tyler Holly (SH) pinned Odman (M) 1:16; 125 €“ Hayner (M) dec. Mitch Grove (SH) 8-7; 130 €“ Tyler Cowger (SH) pinned Snegeriv (M) 1:27; 135 €“ Marshall (M) dec. Marshall Arndt (SH) 9-0; 140 €“ Taylor Tagle (SH) pinned Smith (M) 1:06; 145 €“ McGann (M) dec. Kyle Hummer (SH) 7-5; 152 €“ Brock Crocker (SH) maj. dec. Chismen (M) 14-0; 160 €“ Lee (M) pinned Jacob Jewell (SH) :47; 171 €“ Alex Armstrong (SH) pinned Reed (M) 3:23; 189 €“ Brad Pitts (SH) won by forfeit; 215 €“ Zach Gill (SH) won by forfeit; 285 €“ Christian Whitfield (SH) pinned Williams (M) :36.

Sweet Home 39, North Marion 38

103 €“ Colton Schilling (SH) pinned Orion Walters (NM) :12; 112 €“ Jake Stigall (NM) pinned Brian Malloy (SH) :36; 119 €“ Tyler Holly (SH) pinned Sarafin Sanchez (NM) 1:37l 125 €“ Lucas Randall (NM) pinned Mitch Grove (SH) 1:27; 130 €“ Tyler Stigall (NM) pinned Ty Harvey (SH) 1:28; 135 €“ Tyler Cowger (SH) pinned Nick Kamis (NM) :23; 140 €“ Fortino Sanchez (NM) dec. Marshall Arndt (SH) 7-4; 145 €“ Taylor Tagle (SH) pinned Travis Ohge (NM) 1:55; 152 €“ Cory Randall (NM) pinned Brock Crocker (SH) 2:25; 160 €“ Jacob Jewell (SH) pinned Cam (NM( 1:47); 171 €“ Alex Armstrong (SH) dec. Blake Dunham (NM) 21-18; 189 €“ Brad Pitts (SH) pinned Murrick (NM) :43; 215 €“ Gary Card (NM) pinned Zach Gill (SH) 5:47; 285 €“ Michael Torres (NM) pinned Christian Whitfield (SH) 1:05.

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