Tonasket claims Bavarian invite title

Silver medals go to Oroville wrestlers

— Tonasket returned with 11 placers and the championship from the Bavarian Invitational on Saturday at Cascade High School.

“We had a fantastic tournament at the 10-team tournament,” Tonasket coach Dave Mitchell said. “A couple of teams didn’t have their full varsity line-ups there. Too bad for them because we sure did.”

Tonasket put 11 wrestlers into the finals with eight of them taking first.

The Tigers had both wrestlers in the 126-pound final. Dyllan Walton took a tough 7-2 decision from teammate Trevor Peterson.

Other Tonasket champions included Rade Pilkinton (113), Collin Aitcheson (120), Jorge Juarez (132), Zach Lofthus (145), Austin Knowlton (170), John Rawley (195) and Chad Edwards (220).

Frank Holfelz (182) was second.

“All of our JVs were able to wrestle in the tournament,” Mitchell said. “Although they could not score team points for us, they kept other schools from scoring more points.”

Cascade is at Tonasket at 7 p.m. Friday for a dual meet.

The Tigers host their annual Apple Pie Invitational starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. All champions and the winning team receive apple pies.

“We had a good core of parents and supporters who made the trip to Leavenworth and our team and coaches appreciate their support,” Mitchell said.

Omak’s Cody Harvill showed why he’s ranked No. 2 in the state at 182, taking the title with two first-round pins.

“Cody wrestled less than two minutes all day,” Omak coach Dewy Ives said.

Caleb Riggle took the 160-pound crown with three wins.

“Caleb is a senior and is moving very well,” Ives said. “I look for Caleb to go far in the post season.”

Danny Gomez finished second at 132.

“Danny pulled off an upset in the semis defeating Okanogan’s Jalen Moses,” Ives said. “Danny is a sophomore and has placed in the last two tournaments.”

“Our wrestlers are getting better each week,” the coach said. “Alex Aguilar (ranked No. 3 in the state) returns Thursday against Quincy. Then we are off to Marysville on Saturday.”

Anthony Payton paced Okanogan with a title at 106.

Austin Warren was second at 170.

“It was a 10-team invite and was a senior project for a senior on their team,” Okanogan coach Andy Knutson said. “I think it was their first tournament in about 16 years and was well run.”

Cascade’s Cody Fritz-O’Brien organized help and hospitality room, plus got sponsors to help pay for the initial costs of putting on the tournament, said Cascade tournament director Tim Barnes.

Lake Roosevelt is at Okanogan on Thursday. The Bulldogs are at the Tonasket’s tournament Saturday.

Team scores: 1, Tonasket 248.5. 2, Okanogan 116.5. 3, Naches Valley 115. 4, Omak 111.5. 5, Cascade 102.5. 6, Quincy 78. 7, Brewster 74. 8, Eastmont 64.5. 9, Royal 35. 10, Cle Elum 32.5.

106: 1-2, Anthony Payton, Okan., m.d. Austin Simmons, 11-2. 3-tied, Vince Frazier, Ton., and Cameron Gilman, East.

113: 1-2, Rade Pilkinton, Ton., d. Eduardo Medina, Royal, 6-4. 3-tied, Elvis Montiel, Brew., and Charlie Hoffine, Clel.

120: 1-2, Collin Aitcheson, Ton., p. Steven Toro, Royal. 3-4, Kramier Patrick, Naches, p. Stanton Fanning, Royal.

126: 1-2, Dyllan Walton, Ton., d. Trevor Pederson, Ton., 7-2. 3-tied, Jesus Menchaca, Okan., and Tyson Sundust, Omak.

132: 1-2, Jorge Juarez, Ton., t.f. Danny Gomez, Omak. 3-tied, Zion Butler, Ton., and Jalen Moses, Okan.

138: 1-2, Raf Varelas, Brew., d. Christian Hernandez, East., 6-3. 3-tied, Carson Hoffine, Clel., and Gerald Sam, Omak.

145: 1-2, Zach Lofthus, Ton., m.d. Adam Thompson, Naches, 10-1. 3-tied, Tanner Zimmerman, Cascade, and Josh Crawshaw, East.

152: 1-2, Oscar Roa, Brew., m.d. Chase Craig, Naches, 12-0. 3-tie, Jorge Ruiz, Quincy, and Caleb Lofthus, Ton.

160: 1-2, Caleb Riggle, Omak, d. Tyler McTee, Naches, 6-0. 3-tied, James Sandelin, Cascade, and Corbin Ranck, Okan.

170: 1-2, Austin Knowlton, Ton., p. Austin Warren, Okan. 3-tied, Mario Menor-Lopez, Cascade, and Jose Cuevas, Quincy.

182: 1-2, Cody Harvill, Omak, p. Frank Holfelz, Ton., 3-4, Rowdy Kruse, Omak, d. Chris Varelas, Brew., 10-9.

195: 1-2, John Rawley, Ton., m.d. Nathaniel Merry, Casc., 12-3. 3-4, Joe Mintzer, Okan., d. Michael Quezada, Omak, 5-1.

220: 1-2, Chad Edwards, Ton., p. Emilio Ybarra, Quincy. 3-tied, Adrian Urias, Brew., and Jacob Martinez, East.

285: 1-2, Michael Sorensen, Cascade, d. Gavin Brumley, Naches, 7-3. 3-4, Dreton Acord, Okan., d. Gerardo Rangel, East., 3-1.

SPRINGDALE – Oroville returned with two silver medals from the 16-team Mary Walker Tournament on Saturday.

John Marquiss (113) and Jordan Smith (120) finished second.

Taylor Robinson (182) and Eddie Ocampo (160) each lost once before finishing third.

“This was a very good tournament for us to be in so we could see teams from our southern region,” Oroville coach Chuck Ricevuto said.

Although no team scores were kept, Kettle Falls, Colfax, Newport and East Valley junior varsity looked strong, with a half dozen or more placers, Ricevuto said.

No results were received for Republic.

Oroville was to wrestle at Wilbur-Creston-Keller on Tuesday before heading to Tonasket’s Apple Pie Invitational on Saturday.

RAINIER – Lake Roosevelt High School returned with four second-place finishers at the Sgt. Justin Norton Memorial at Rainier High School on Saturday.

Junior varsity wrestler Coltin Williams was second at 126, falling by a 5-3 decision to Chelan’s Julio Vera in the finals. James Monaghan tied for fifth at 126.

Chelan won the tournament, edging Kiona-Benton 169.5 to 167.

Also second were Oscar Pakootas at 132, Kodie Horn at 152 and Octavio Alejandre at 285.

The Raiders finished ninth with 85.5 points. The junior varsity team finished 19th with 23 points.

Pateros finished 17th with 27 points led by Julio Espino, who tied for third at 113.

The Billygoats junior varsity earned 4 points.

Lake Roosevelt is at Okanogan on Thursday.

OLYMPIA – Liberty Bell finished with two placers at the big Gut Check Tournament at Olympia High School on Saturday.

Merritt Fink finished fourth at 145 pounds and Emmett Fink was fifth at 152 pounds.

The Mountain Lions went 11-13 in matches with 7 pins.

OKANOGAN – Okanogan edged Omak, 41-33, in a Caribou Trail League dual meet Thursday.

“Both teams were missing wrestlers from their lineups and coverage of weight classes,” Okanogan coach Andy Knutson said. “Both teams had to shuffle wrestlers around a bit to try to gain team points.”

In all, each school forfeited three weights.

The schools split on the remaining eight matches.

“The difference of score was that we secured three pins and a technical fall,” Knutson said. “We also did not give up any pins.”

Both teams dodged tough opponents. Okanogan forfeited to No. 2 state ranked Cody Harvill at 195. Omak forfeited to Jalen Moses at 138.

“We had a nice crowd of spectators who got to see both teams showing a lot of heart and grit in their efforts to win,” Knutson said.

Okanogan 41, Omak 33

126: Tyson Sundust, Omak, m.d. Riley Prescott, Okan., 17-7.

132: Danny Gomez, Omak, d. Jesus Menchaca, Okan., 12-11.

138: Jalen Moses, Okan., by forfeit.

145: Brandon Newman, Omak, m.d. Lars Weigel, Okan., 11-1.

152: Austin Eastridge, Okan., by forfeit.

160: Caleb Riggle, Omak, m.d. Corbin Ranck, Okan., 10-0.

170: Austin Warren, Okan., p. Oliver Williams, Omak.

182: Rowdy Kruse, Omak, by forfeit.

195: Cody Harvill, Omak, by forfeit.

220: Joe Mintzer, Okan., t.f. Michael Quesada, Omak, 18-3.

285: Dreton Acord, Okan., p. Jayden Peterson, Omak.

106: Shyane Steel, Omak, by forfeit.

113: Anthony Payton, Okan., p. Dallas Joe, Omak.

120: Tony Klepec, Okan., by forfeit.


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