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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017

Central Valley’s Braedon Orrino overcomes demons, captures state title

Central Valley senior Braedon Orrino overcame himself and the anxiety baggage that dogged him throughout high school Saturday at Mat Classic XXIX. Orrino was on point, dominating for an 8-1 …


Mat Classic XXIX Results

Stay up to date on all the results from Mat Classic XXIX at the Tacoma Dome on Friday and Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017

State 4A/3A wrestling: Transfer Dew Rogers of Shadle Park, Greater Spokane League off to good start

TACOMA – Shadle Park senior Dew Rogers was off the radar most of the season.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017

State 2A/1A/B wrestling: Colville’s TJ Baun bounces back after heartbreak a year ago

TACOMA – TJ Baun of Colville is back at Mat Classic XXIX a final time, looking to win again after falling heartbreakingly short last year.


Iran defeats U.S. at freestyle wrestling world cup

Iran’s wrestling team has defeated the United States wrestling team to win gold medal in the Freestyle World Cup. During the final competitions, Iranian wrestlers sealed a 5-3 victory against …


CV’s Braedon Orrino hopes to make most of last trip to state wrestling

Braedon Orrino is down to his last chance.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017

Wrestling: Mead takes team title at 4A regionals

Mead’s Chase Tebbets (106), Central Valley’s Bridger Beard (138) and University’s Hunter Greggerson (170) all earned championships and advanced to state and Mead took the team title at the 4A …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017

Area wrestling teams head to regionals

The final step for a trip to the Tacoma Dome for area wrestlers is this weekend.


U.S. wrestlers can compete in World Cup after host Iran relents

As the U.S. courts try to sort out President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, Iran has switched course and decided to allow American wrestlers to compete in a high-profile international …


District wrestling: Mead, North Central, East Valley and Colville take titles

Mt. Spokane junior Jake Howerton is going to have to get by wrestling in the postseason on essentially one good knee.


U.S. wrestlers in limbo after Iran bans them from tournament

American wrestler Jordan Burroughs saw this month’s tournament in Iran as a chance to redeem himself after a rough performance at the Rio Olympics.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017

Wrestling: Area teams begin pursuit of state berths

February means many things to high school winter sports athletes.


Wrestling: Matt McGuire leads Rogers in rout over Gonzaga Prep

Matt McGuire (126) won by fall and visiting Rogers routed Gonzaga Prep 60-15 on Wednesday in a Greater Spokane League dual meet.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017

Former wrestling coach John Owen pinch-hits at CV

When John Owen retired as Central Valley’s wrestling coach two years ago, he never expected to return.


CV senior ready to continue family’s dominance on the wrestling mat

Bridger Beard is the fifth of Ron and Cindy Beard 10 children – nine boys and a girl. This year, for the first time in his high school career, he …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017

GSL wrestling: Unbeatens Mead, Mt. Spokane face off to decide league title

For the first time since Mt. Spokane opened in 1998, in-district rivals meet Thursday to decide the Greater Spokane League wrestling championship.


Wrestling: Tate Malek earns two pins and Central Valley wins pair of matches

Central Valley ran its record to 6-2 while Lewis and Clark won its first two matches of the season at a dual-dual Greater Spokane League setup, also featuring Shadle Park …


Former pro wrestler Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka dies at 73

Former pro wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died at his son-in-law’s home …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 14, 2017

Wrestling: Post Falls takes title at River City Duels

Jordan Grimm (113) won by fall and Braydon Huber (145) by major decision and Post Falls topped Columbia 39-25 in the Gold Championship duel meet of the River City Duels …


Area wrestling: Blake Haney earns pin and Mt. Spokane crushes Lewis and Clark

Jacob Carr, Jarret Sharp (113) and Blake Haney (120) earned pins in the first three matches and Mt. Spokane (7-0) crushed visiting Lewis and Clark (0-6) in a Greater Spokane …


Clai Quintanilla on path to be GSL’s first four-time state wrestling champ

It may be hard to believe – what with the Greater Spokane League’s wrestling success over the years – but the league has yet to produce a four-time state champ.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017

Area Wrestling: Cameron Bowman starts string of pins and North Central tops Gonzaga Prep

Cameron Bowman (152), Josh Johnson (160) and Garrett Mangis (170) all won by pin in the first three matches of the meet and North Central (4-3) handled visiting Gonzaga Prep …


Wrestling: Mead has 4 champions to win Pacific Northwest Classic

Chase Randall (106), Matt Jones (120), Devante Goodman (145), and Trevor Senn (182) all captured first place titles to help Mead win the Pacific Northwest Classic at University.


Area wrestling: Clayton Gilliam helps North Central down Rogers

Clayton Gilliam (126), Kadin Shaw (132), Gavin Gies (145) and Garrett Mangis (182) earned wins by fall and visiting North Central (2-3) topped Rogers (0-4) 49-27 in a Greater Spokane …


Area wrestling: Kiran Srikanth helps Pullman pull out win over West Valley

Cole Dahmen (138) and Kiran Srikanth (145) won the last two matches of the meet to help visiting Pullman top West Valley 39-34 in Great Northern League action.


Christilaw: Wrestling needs a state team championship

We spend a great deal of time promoting high school sports as team sports. Coaches approach them and coach them as team sports. We enjoy them as team sports. And …


Lakeside’s Dalton Young becomes 4-time Tri-State champ, rallies to top Lakeland’s Larry Johnson

Dalton Young can’t remember the last time he trailed so late in a match.


Post Falls out to capture third straight Tri-State title

The Tri-State wrestling tournament turns 45 years old this week, and there’s no reason to believe it’s suffering from a mid-life crisis.


University pulls ahead early for GSL wrestling win over North Central

The University and North Central wrestling teams entered their match with identical 1-1 Greater Spokane League records. Fifty minutes later, the host Titanssecured a 52-26 victory, the first nine of …


East Valley coach is always looking for top competition for his grapplers

When you coach a successful Class 2A wrestling program, you seek out opportunities to wrestle the top teams and the top wrestlers your kids will face at the end of …