PRINEVILLE — Wrestling two tuneup matches before today and Saturday’s Oregon Wrestling Classic, Class 4A state title contender Crook County routed Ontario 57-9 and held off Crater 36-21 on Thursday in the Cowboys’ home gym.
Freshman Terran Libolt posted the win of the night for Crook County, according to Cowboys coach Jake Huffman. With Crook County leading Class 6A Crater 27-21, Libolt, who was wrestling because the Cowboys’ usual starter at 106 pounds was out sick, pinned his man to clinch the victory over the Comets.
“Great job by Terran,” Huffman said. “That was a win we didn’t expect. It was against a kid who had beaten him earlier.”
Huffman also pointed out pins by Alex Urrea at 152 pounds and Gunnar Robirts at 220 that helped Crook County handle the Comets.
The Cowboys open today’s Classic with a match against Douglas.
The Panthers saw eight wrestlers pick up pins in their dual meet against the Ravens at Summit High in Bend, including those by Sarek Shields (160 pounds), Gabe Brauchler (170) and Zach Andruss (182), all of whom recorded falls in 32 seconds or less. Ridgeview, which competed against Summit following its dual against Redmond, was highlighted by Boomer Fleming’s pin of Colton Howard at 195 pounds. Redmond and Ridgeview will return to action at the Oregon Wrestling Classic at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center today and Saturday.
CULVER — Lori Sandy and Sara McKinney scored 11 points apiece for the Bulldogs, but late free throws by the visiting Trojans helped Kennedy hold off Culver in Tri-River Conference action. Chantelle Seehawer added six points for the Bulldogs, who fell to 2-4 in league and 4-12 overall. Culver hosts East Linn Christian today in another TRC contest.
C.S. Lewis Academy 37
Central Christian 18
NEWBERG — The host Watchmen extended the Tigers’ losing streak to five games as C.S. Lewis rolled past Central Christian in nonleague action. The Tigers (2-12) host South Wasco County in a Big Sky League contest on Saturday.
CULVER — Clay Gibson scored a team-high 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Gerson Gonzalez turned in a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs past Kennedy. Culver jumped out to a 33-23 first-half lead and held off a late Trojan comeback attempt to earn the Tri-River Conference victory. Gonzalez added six assist in the win. The Bulldogs (1-6 TRC, 6-10) host East Linn Christian today.
C.S. Lewis Academy 53
Central Christian 14
NEWBERG — The Tigers dropped the nonleague contest and fell to 1-11 overall. Central Christian resumes Big Sky League play Saturday when the Tigers host South Wasco County.