Freestlyers earn points at Madras

MADRAS - Seven members of the Grant County Freestyle wrestling team participated in the Madras tournament on Saturday, Jan. 25, and all seven wrestlers placed. Earning first place in the 50-pound bantam division was Kyle Hyde who finished with a 3-0 record, scoring three pins.

Travis Cook in the 75-pound midget class and Logan Delano in the 65-pound bantam class finished second. Cook scored two pins and Delano had one.

Finishing third were Jessica Cook in the 120-pound schoolgirl division, Christopher McCabe in the 80-pound novice and Montana Wells in the 70-pound novice divisions. Tyler Hyde earned fourth place in the 80-pound novice class.

MVMS squad pins opponents to mats

The Mt. Vernon Middle School wrestling team continued its winning ways, scoring a pair of team victories at the La Grande Tournament on Tuesday, Jan. 28, and at Crane on Thursday, Jan. 30.

At the nine-team La Grande Tournament, the Mustangs racked up 169 points, outdistancing second-place Baker with 81.

Wallowa placed third with 76, followed by La Grande at 70, Union with 65, Imbler at 60 and Enterprise with 49.

Elgin and North Powder rounded out the team scores with 45 and 40 points respectively.

The Mustangs wrestled a total of 46 matches at the tournament, finishing with a 32-14 record.

Of the 32 wins, 25 were by way of pin-fall.

Winning individual championships for the Mustangs were Aaron Humbird (100), Kenny McLean (110), Jessica Dauphinais (115), Terry Harper (129) and Mark Salvino (136).

On Thursday, the Mustangs were once again the champions at the four-team Crane Tournament.

Mt. Vernon scored 153 points to defeat Burns which placed second with 145.

North Lake was third with 61, followed by Crane with 40.

Harper and Salvino again captured championships at 129 and 136 pounds.

Finishing second were Joey Herrera (80), McLean (110), Logan Titus (115), Brian Gentis (129) and Joe Stinnett (136).

Earning third-place finishes were Humbird (100), Jordan Ridenour (115), Michael Duckett (122), Cody Polly (129) and Ian McLeod (136).

Mt. Vernon coach Pete Piazza praised the efforts of all the wrestlers at both tournaments, especially the three girls on the squad, Dauphinais, Laini Wagner and Kim Dorsey, and reported the Mustangs have an overall record of 93 wins and 44 losses.

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