Bend powers past Summit

Lava Bears get IMC wrestling win over Storm

Bulletin staff report /

Published Jan 10, 2014 at 12:01AM

Bend High used four pins and three wins by forfeit to cruise past host Summit 51-17 on Thursday in Intermountain Conference wrestling action.

Tucker Pies (170 pounds), Cade Foisset (182), Michael Hageman (220) and David O’Connor (285) all won by fall for the Lava Bears, who built a 15-0 lead after the first three matches of the night.

“Our kids were rewarded for their dedication over the holiday break,” Bend High coach Luke Larwin said. “Our guys that needed to get pins did … and even guys that lost wrestled hard, competed and didn’t give up falls.”

Nico Spring (138 pounds), Jordan Gentner (195) and Chance Beutler (120) all won decisions over the Storm. Larwin pointed out the wrestling of Foisset at 182 pounds — he pinned Joey Reitz in 57 seconds — and heavyweight practice partners Hageman and O’Connor.

“Cade just continues to impress,” Larwin said. “And (Hageman and O’Connor) wrestle with such speed, they’re more like middleweights. It’s hard for a lot of guys to handle.”

Jacob Thompson (160 pounds) and Grant Leiphart (126) both claimed victories for Summit by major decision to lead the Storm.

In other Thursday action:

WRESTLING

Crook County 60, Mountain View 9: Cougars coach Les Combs described the visiting Cowboys as “probably the best team that I’ve coached against in the 30 or so years I’ve been coaching” after Crook County cruised to the Intermountain Hybrid dual-meet victory. The Cowboys logged six pins on the night, including Brent Bannon’s 47-second fall at 132 pounds. Conner Duhn recorded a pin at 106 pounds for Mountain View, and Kaleb Winebarger collected the Cougars’ other victory, a 10-6 decision at 145 pounds.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Rogue Valley Adventis 41, Trinity Lutheran 31: MEDFORD — The Saints had their four-game winning streak snapped as the host Red Tail Hawks outscored Trinity Lutheran 27-15 in the second half. Megan Clift paced the Saints (1-1 Mountain Valley League, 6-5 overall) with five points, five rebounds and four assists