Brown Sparks CV Victory
High school wrestling
Central Valley didn’t panic when Ferris jumped ahead 13-0 and 16-4 in Wednesday’s Greater Spokane League meet.
Brandon Brown’s overtime win at 148 pounds, and strength at upper weights allowed host CV (4-0) to pin a 37-25 loss on the Saxons (2-2).
Brown and Zack Moffatt, in a rematch of the Inland Empire Classic finals, went into OT after Brown’s reversal in the third round. Brown’s takedown brought a 6-4 win and cut Ferris’ lead to 19-16. If Moffatt had won the Saxons would have led 28-13 with four matches left, starting at 168.
CV unleashed pins at 168 and 178, with Courtney Brown and Blair Alderman, then Tyree Clowe’s 34-second pin at 190 clinched the win.
Elsewhere it was: Gonzaga Prep 49, Rogers 21; Shadle Park 35, Lewis and Clark 28; University 48, North Central 17; and Mead 61, Mount Spokane 12.
At Rogers, Louis Peyron’s pin of Ben Houk at 108 charged the Bullpups (4-0) after they fell behind 12-0. Houk had never lost to Peyron.
Tim Ulmen (135) and Nick Bliss (158) had the other pins for G-Prep, which scored the final 21 points of the match..
At Shadle, Kevin Olson (178) and Adam Sonduck (215) had pins, and Jeremy McVay (190) earned a forfeit as the Highlanders (1-3) erased a 28-17 deficit to the Tigers (1-3).
Shadle sent out six freshmen, including McVay and Makary Hutson (115), who defeated Zack Rollins 6-2 to avenge a pin at last weekend’s Rogers tournament.
At U-Hi, sophomore Magellan Laurich’s pin of Brett Summers at 108 started the Titans (2-2) toward their win over the Indians (1-3).
David Courchaine, in U-Hi’s lineup for the first time, topped Ezra Bocook 11-7. Ben Osborn (148) and Josh VandeVanter (158) returned from back injuries to win for U-Hi. For NC, David Sandberg (215) defeated Ed Pospisil 13-2 and Tony Beggs pinned Tony Baird at 129.
At Mead, the Panthers (3-1) unleashed a series of pins with Josh Sicilia (148), Scott Cruess (158) and Keith Stamps (178) to pull away from the Wildcats (0-4).
Mead’s Adam Johnson scored late in the third round to edge Adam Kumke 6-4 at 141. Derek McLash (122) and Landon Crecelius (129) had Mt. Spokane’s pins.