Reardan Wrestles Its Way To Title
Reardan swept the upper weights Saturday to win the team title of the Northeast A League wrestling tournament at Freeman High.
The Indians scored 244 points and won seven individual titles. The host Scotties won five titles to place second with 165 points.
Travis Dixon (101 pounds), Sam Mitchell (108), J.T. Merriott (168), Simon Butterfield (178), Leo Rohner (190), Kyle Taylor (215) and Dan Eller (275) were Reardan’s champions.
The top four in each division advance to the District 7-A/B tournament, Saturday at Ritzville.
Ritzville won three individual titles to edge Almira/Coulee-Hartline and Wilbur-Creston in the team race at the Bi-County League tournament in Republic.
Dusty Breazeal (122), Ricky Pierce (135) and Tim Rasmussen (275) won titles for the Broncos, who compiled 186.5 points, four more than ACH and five more than W-C.
Dan Dormaire (158), Craig Winona (168) and Luke Winona (215) won ACH’s titles.
All No. 1 seeds took titles except Ritzville’s Brian Daubart, upset by Davenport’s Jeremiah Johnson, 9-7 in overtime, in the 158 semifinals.
The top five advance to district at Ritzville.
Colville (6-1) had nine pins, including four in the first round, to defeat visiting Pullman 70-10 and finish in second place as the Great Northern league season ended.
Track and field
University of Idaho sprinter Tawanda Chiwira qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships when he won the 400 meters in 46.4 seconds at the McDonald’s I meet in the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho.
Chiwira, a junior from Zimbabwe, finished well ahead of teammate Felix Kamangirira. Nonetheless, Kamangirira posted a provisional qualifying time of 47.17 and may also advance to the NCAAs. The automatic mark is 46.47.
Athletes from Idaho and Washington State each won three individual events. Idaho also captured the 4x400 relay.
North Idaho College’s Derek Woodske won the 35-pound weight throw with a toss of 61 feet, 5-3/4 inches. Hilary Mawindi of WSU leaped 51-0-1/4 to claim the invitational triple jump.
In the women’s competition, Eastern Washington’s Seville Broussard was a double winner, clearing 5-3-3/4 in the high jump and taking the 55-meter hurdles (8.23).