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Stags haul away district wrestling title

Deer Park had six wrestlers win individual championships and help the Stags earn the District 7 2A team title Saturday at West Valley High School.

The top six finishers from each weight class advance to the regional meet in Ellensburg on Friday and Saturday.

Blake Adams (112-pound division), Drew Acorn (119), Brandon Leliefeld (145), Cody Miller (152), Ethan Grable (215) and Shawn Burton (285) all finished first as the Stags piled up 372.5 points.

Riverside (two champions) was second with 335 points and Clarkston (three champs) was third at 255.

District 7 1A: The Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) Eagles won championships in four consecutive weight classes and breezed to the district title in Kettle Falls.

Michael Baumgarden started the Eagles off and running to 322.5 points by winning the 112-pound division. He was followed by title-winners Bryan Baumgarden (119), Jacob Lauderdale (125) and Josh Lauderdale (130).

Chewelah finished second with 178 points and also had four wrestlers win individual titles – Same Fisk (171), Russell Whitley (189), Will Peters (215) and Mycheal Woods (285).

The top four wrestlers from each class advance to the regional tournament, Saturday at Lakeside.

North 2B/1B districts: Republic used six individual championship winners to slip past runner-up Oroville 137-134 and win the district title in Springdale.

The Tigers dominated the lighter weight classes with championships from 103-pounder Kyle Kirkendall, Levi Larson (119), Ryn Rollins (125), Austin Rollins (130), JJ Gubler (140) and Scotty Bacon (145).

The top six placers from each weight class advance to the regional tournament in Reardan.

College track

Ben Cogdill set an Eastern Washington University record in the men’s pole vault at the Runner’s Soul Open in Moscow, Idaho.

Cogdill, from Estacada, Ore., had a mark of 16 feet, 8 inches to break Eastern’s 20-year-old record held by Todd Freitag with a mark of 16-5 in 1989.

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