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Raulston’s overtime takedown gives Medical Lake wrestling crown

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The Great Northern League wrestling championship went down to the final match and nearly the final second on Thursday.

Garrett Raulston (189 pounds) recorded a takedown with 3 seconds left in overtime to defeat Kahel Smith 3-1 and give Medical Lake a 34-33 victory over host Lakeside at Nine Mile Falls. Both teams entered with 5-0 league records, enticing 700 fans to the Eagles’ gymnasium.

Lakeside led 3-0 after Duane Carr, wrestling up one weight, posted an 11-4 win at 215.

The Cardinals took charge with pins at 275 and 112, allowing them to hold the lead until the second-to-last match. The Eagles posted a major decision at 171 to lead 33-31 heading into the final match.

In a match between state placers at 135, Lakeside’s Levi Jones took a 25-10 technical fall over Jason Gomez.

Riverside 55, Deer Park 18: Freshman Ryan DesRoches (145) registered a first-round pin over senior David Dixon while helping the visiting Rams (3-2) past the Stags (1-5). Danny Moody (135) pulled off a 33-second pin to help the Rams win the final seven matches. DP’s Lindell Serrin (119) pinned Chuck Gillam at 5:38 after trailing 7-0. … Pullman 53, Chewelah 16: J.C. Sherritt (171) defeated Devin Benedict 4-2 to help the visiting Greyhounds (2-4) past the Cougars (0-6). Pullman’s Bart Church topped Marcus Henderson 5-0 at 119. … The regular season ends today, with Colville (3-2) at Riverside. The district tournament is next weekend.

Idaho wrestling

Pins spark Spartans

Senior Ryan Miller, ranked No. 2 in the state at 145, pinned Kyle Kromer in the second period to help Priest River (2-1 Intermountain League) to a 63-18 win over visiting Kellogg (1-2). Spartans Richie Morales (135), Sean Williams (140), Ray Hinshaw (152), Mike Ramsey (171) and Matt Thompkins (215) added pins. … Bonners Ferry 54, Timberlake 18: Ken Koehler (160), Travis Stolley (171), Don Dinning (189) and Ben Turner (215) had consecutive pins to carry the visiting Badgers (2-0) past the Tigers (0-4) at Spirit Lake.

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