Deer Park wrestlers earn GNL title
Deer Park clinched the Great Northern League wrestling title with a 28-22 win over visiting Riverside on Tuesday night.
Cody Miller, moving up to 160 pounds, had an escape in the third period to pull out a 4-3 victory over Jake DesRoches, who was second in state last year.
The highlight match was at 125, where Drew Acorn, state champ at 103 and usually wrestling at 119, clinched the match with a 19-11 decision over Ryan Majors, who rallied from an 8-0 deficit.
At 119, Brenton Beard of Riverside beat Blake Adams, third last year at state at 112, 7-1.
Cheney 45, Medical Lake 27: At Medical Lake, the Cardinals jumped to an early lead by winning three of the first four matches, including Bryce Dressler’s 1-0 win over Grady Early at 135 pounds.
That match was decided by a second-period penalty point because of locked hands.
At 140, the Cardinals’ Dean Peterson beat Justin Ward 2-0 with a second-round reversal.
West Valley 42, Pullman 30: The Eagles won the first four matches, highlighted by Quinn Gannon’s 8-4 decision over Brad Church at 135, and then put together a string of five straight wins after the Greyhounds had won three straight for a 42-30 win at Pullman.
The Eagles won five matches by pin.
North Central 54, Lewis and Clark 16: Sophomore Thayne Terrance Bell, trailing 6-5, reversed Rane Beyser and pinned him at 5:48 in the 140-pound match to highlight the Indians’ win at Lewis and Clark. The Indians had three pins and an 18-2 technical fall by state-placer Nathan Brown at 119 pounds.
Kaleigh Campbell and Stacie Davis finished 3-4 in the all-around competition to guide the University Titans to a victory in a five-way meet at North Central.
NC’s Christy Grorud won the all-around title and placed first in the balance beam, both season firsts for her.
Campbell won the uneven bars. Lauren Speers of Central Valley took top honors in the floor exercise and Lakeside’s Anande Egland won the vault and was runner-up in all-around.
U-Hi finished with 156.75 total points, followed by Central Valley at 152.775. Lakeside was third, followed by Ferris and North Central.
Eastern Washington senior Kyle Schraeder was named Big Sky Conference player of the week.
Schraeder is 4-3 in singles matches and 5-2 in doubles matches while teamed with Nico Riego de Dios this season.