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GNL wrestling preview

Deer Park’s string of five straight State 2A championships was broken last year, but the Stags managed to take second. They’ll be in the hunt for a state trophy but will be challenged mightily in league by Colville. “We hope to compete for the league title,” Deer Park coach Matt Jorgensen said. “We are kind of young but should compete at the 2A state tournament.” … Colville took second at the Deer Park Invitational on Saturday, finishing 68.5 points ahead of fifth- place Deer Park.

Wrestlers to watch

Deer Park returns state champ Joe Grable and placers Aaron Klauder and Matt Miller. … Colville brings back two-time placer Jesse Morrison and placer Trenton Welton. … East Valley’s top returner is Trey Meyer, who took third as a freshman last year. … Jace Malek, a two-time state runner-up for West Valley, is back.

Predicted order of finish5. Clarkston
1. Deer Park3. West Valley6. Pullman
2. Colville4. East Valley7. Cheney