Aberdeen girls score sub-regional team wrestling title; Harborites qualify for regionals

  • Sat Feb 4th, 2017 11:30pm
  • Sports

CENTRALIA — Inside one building, the Sub-Regional North wrestling tournaments — also known as the Evergreen 2A Conference, Evergreen 1A League and the Cen-Pac League championships, as well as the all-classification girls tournament — took place at the Northwest Hub in Centralia on Saturday to kickstart the road to the Mat Classic in two weeks.

Aberdeen’s girls team tied with Montesano’s boys with 14 wrestlers advancing into next week’s regional tournament, but the Bobcats will bring a sub-regional girls team title home with them after nearly doubling up the field. Montesano finished second in the Evergreen 1A boys team race to Forks, while Hoquiam was third in the 1A boys and the girls meets.

On Saturday, Aberdeen will host the Region I girls tournament at Sam Benn Gym, while Hoquiam will host the Region I 1A boys tournament at Hoquiam Square Garden.


Aberdeen was the big team in a packed field on Saturday, filling up every weight class and bringing home three sub-regional champions and eight finalists overall. The Bobcats easily won the team title with 326, more than double of Centralia’s second-place total at 158. Hoquiam was third at 144.

At 100 pounds, Faith Cardenas pinned Centralia’s Olivia Delaney at 3:17 to win the tournament title. Alexandria Wilson, at 125, blew past the field to win, earning a pin at 5:57 to beat Samantha Teitzel, of Centralia, in the final. The Bobcats’ third individual title came at 170 when Karli Heikkila pinned Wahkiakum’s Rayanna Carlon at 2:46.

“All of the girls have been wrestling tough all year, but to see the rest of the girls step up and battle all day to get into next week, when we host (regionals), that was great,” AHS girls coach Craig Yakovich said. “I couldn’t be prouder of the girls. It has been a long day. Once a teammate wins, it is one of those things where it was one after another. No one wanted to be the one to not keep wrestling, so they fed off of each other’s wins.”

Hoquiam will have five girls heading to the regional tournament and four of them will be holding sub-regional titles.

Bianca Lopez pinned Forks’ Marissa Bailey at 1:17 to win the 105 title, while Alexis Delahanty followed immediately after with a pin over Autum Waltman of Centralia at 2:25 to win the 110 title. Mercedes Pinnell made it three in a row when she scored a majority decision over Aberdeen’s Kenadi Bridges, 10-0, in the 120 final. Jenna Doll finished the Grizzlies’ title run at 155 when she pinned Aberdeen’s Mackayla Waltee at 3:45.

“We had a good day overall,” HHS girls coach Buck Giles said. “The wrestlers who have been consistently placing, they met their expectations. They showed what they’ve learned in the regular season has been applied with their performances in the postseason today.”

Elma will have three wrestlers advancing to regionals, while Raymond’s girls will have two moving on and one from North Beach — Natasha Fruh, who pinned Aberdeen’s Emily Wharton at 3:08 in the 235 final.

The top-three finishers are expected to advance out of regionals to the Mat Classic.

1A Boys

Montesano was just edged out by Forks for the Evergreen 1A team title, but isn’t disappointed with the 14 wrestlers moving on, including seven champions out of eight placers. The Bulldogs also cleaned up in the postseason league awards as well.

Austin Cain, who won the 160-pound title, was voted Outstanding Wrestler of the Year, with Monte head coach Jeff Klinger named Coach of the Year. Montesano’s Darold Cain was named Assistant Coach of the Year and Montesano’s Sean Ekerson was named the Middle School Coach of the Year.

Jordan Tibbitt (113), Jacob Ellefson (120), Tyler Izatt (132), Tony Williams (138), Cain, Kai Olson (170) and Taylor Rupe (285) all won individual titles. Andy Fry lost in the 106 final as the Bulldogs’ first finalist of the day.

Olson’s title was noted as the surprise of the day, according to Klinger. Down by one against Forks’ Kenny Gale, Olson scored a takedown just as time expired to win, 9-8.

“When you wrestle a quality kid, you want to keep it close at the end and he did,” Klinger said. “From there, anything can happen and it worked out well for us this time. This was a pretty good day. Including alternates, we will have 19 out of 20 (sub-regional) entries weighing in next week at regionals. Overall, we’re pretty happy with our performances.”

Hoquiam will send 11 wrestlers to the regional tournament and one individual champion out of four overall finalists.

Senior Artimus Johnson continued his run through the 182-pound division with a sub-regional title win over Tenino’s Stuard Barta by pin at 51 seconds. The Grizzlies also had Malaki Eaton (113), Levi Sudderth (126) and Antonio Garcia (132) make it into the finals and finish second.

“We got the guys though that I thought we’d get through,” HHS head coach Terry Helland said. “Some of them are in different positions than I thought they might be. But that is OK, because we’re still wrestling.

Helland cited Sudderth, who is recovering from a separated shoulder and fought through the injury to qualify for the finals at 126.

Elma has seven wrestlers moving on to regionals and two individual champions in five finalists.

Andrew Persell scored the Eagles’ first sub-regional title of the day by winning via injury default over Sudderth at 126. Matt Hitchner was the other Elma champion, taking the 152 final by pin over Forks’ Gavin Palmer at 5:30. Colton French (120), Justin Sample (138) and Liam Baxter (220) were also finalists.

The top-four finishers are expected to advance out of regionals to the Mat Classic.

2A Boys

Aberdeen will send eight wrestlers to the Region I 2A meet in the Vancouver area, including two sub-regional champions and four overall finalists.

Tyler Souphommanichanh grabbed the Bobcats’ first individual title by scoring a technical fall, 16-0, over Chehalis’ Will Alexander in the 126 final. Jacob Jamieson was the other Bobcat champion, scoring a 5-0 decision over Tumwater’s Trace Spath.

Edgar Salazar (120) and Dylan Landeglos (182) were also finalists for Aberdeen.

The top-four finishers are expected to advance out of regionals to the Mat Classic.

2B Boys

The Twin Harbors’ smaller schools will send a fair amount of teams to the Region I tournament next week, with Ocosta leading the way with 10 wrestlers. Raymond will have five advancing, with North Beach at four and South Bend at three.

The Wildcats landed two individual champions out of three finalists to lead them to a fourth-place team finish. At 120, Kaleb Orton won the individual title by pinning Tony Merino, of Ilwaco, at 4:26. Sam Quinby scored his individual title at 132 by edging out South Bend’s Joseph Lewis, 8-7. Matthew Hart was the other Ocosta finalist at 152.

Raymond finished with two finalists and one individual champion, Tristan Hamlin, who scored an overtime victory over Lucas Ashley, of Adna, 15-13, in the 126 final. Jack Jordan, at 138, was the Gulls’ other finalist on the day.

South Bend landed just one finalist on the day at 132 with Lewis falling to Quinby.

2A Boys

Chehalis 391, Tumwater 350, Centralia 217, Aberdeen 206 1/2, Rochester 161 1/2. Black Hills 154.

(Aberdeen top-four results only)

(Top-four finishers advance to regionals)

113 — 3. Levi Walters (Che) maj. dec. Angel Cisneros (Abe), 14-0. 120 — 1. Mykka McAllister (Cent) pinned Edgar Salazar (Aberdeen), 4:36. 126 — 1. Tyler Souphommanichanh (Aberdeen) tech. fall Will Alexander, 16-0. 182 — 1. Brenden Spahr (Che) pinned Dylan Landeglos (Aberdeen), 1:48. 195 — 1. Jacob Jamieson (Aberdeen) dec. Trace Spath (Tumwater), 5-0. 3. Cooper Smith (Tum) dec. Anders Cisneros, 7-0. 285 — 3. Skyler Murray (Abe) pinned Favian Rojero (Abe), 2:37.

1A Boys

Forks 361 1/2, Montesano 353 1/2, Hoquiam 237, Elma 163, Tenino 136.

(Top-four finishers advance to regionals)

106 — 1. Josue Lucas (Forks) pinned Andy Fry (Montesano), :51. 3. Lutra Felten (Hoquiam) maj. dec. Aaron Lano (Monte), 11-3. 113 — 1. Jordan Tibbitt (Montesano) dec. Malaki Eaton (Hoquiam), 13-7. 3. Alex Houbregs (Hoq) pinned Ethan Gossard (Forks), :53. 120 — 1. Jacob Ellefson (Montesano) pinned Colten French (Elma), 3:32. 3. Joe Marcoe (Ten) bye. 126 — 1. Andrew Persell (Elma) inj. def. Levi Sudderth (Hoquiam). 3. Dalton Chambers (Ten) pinned Nicolai Vikkelsoe (Monte), 3:58. 132 — 1. Tyler Izatt (Montesano) dec. Anthony Garcia (Hoquiam), 6-0. 3. Keith Kullander (Forks) pinned Ryan Mesojednik (Elma), 2:23. 138 — 1. Tony Williams (Montesano) pinned Justin Sample (Elma), :37. 3. Keith Thompson (Forks) dec. Andre’s Vazquez (Hoq), 6-2. 145 — 1. Garrison Schumack (Forks) pinned Colby Demorest (Forks), 2:55. 3. Brady Cummings (Hoq) maj. dec. Jordan Zapata (Hoq), 13-4. 152 — 1. Matt Hitchiner (Elma) pinned Gavin Palmer (Forks), 5:30. 3. Josh Salazar (Forks) dec. Ben Sowers (Monte), 5-0. 160 — 1. Austin Cain (Montesano) pinned Brett Moody (Forks), 1:28. 3. Shane Queen (Forks) inj. def. Carson Klinger (Monte). 170 — 1. Artimus Johnson (Hoquiam) pinned Stuard Barta (Tenino), :51. 3. Jesse Wojcick (Monte) pinned Jordan Seard (Hoq), 4:19. 195 — 1. Jack Dahlgren (Forks) pinned Tyrick Weyrauch (Tenino), 1:32. 3. Eden Cisneros (Forks) dec. Michael Carner (Hoq), 3-1. 220 — 1. Luke Dahlgren (Forks) pinned Liam Baxter (Elma), 3:18. 3. Tristen Pisani (Forks) pinned Grant Christian (Tenino), :52. 285 — 1. Taylor Rupe (Montesano) pinned Nathan Flores (Forks), 2:21. 3. Ben Lopez (Monte) pinned Riley Rice (Ten), :58.

2B Boys

Ilwaco 350 1/2, Kalama 202, Adna 200. 4. Ocosta 183. 6. Raymond 120. 8. North Beach 60. 9. South Bend 58.

(Twin Harbor finishers only)

(Top-six finishers to regionals)

120 — 1. Kaleb Orton (Ocosta) pinned Tony Merino (Ilw), 4:26. 126 — 1. Tristan Hamlin (Raymond) dec. Lucas Ashley (Adna), 15-13 (OT). 5. Preston Lawhead (South Bend) dec. Daniel Quinby (Oco), 6-1. 132 — 1. Sam Quinby (Ocosta) dec. Joseph Lewis (South Bend), 8-7. 138 — Jack Odneal (Ilw) pinned Jack Jordan (Raymond), 3:43. 3. Cosmo Silver (Oco) pinned Corbin Balzer (Adna), :52. 145 — Jace Duckworth (Ray) dec. Ted Lester (Rain), 3-0. 152 — 1. Matthew Slape (Adna) maj. dec. Matthew Hart (Ocosta), 9-1. 3. Luke Borden (Ray) dec. Colby Hutchinson (Kala), 2-0. 5. Gabe Elder (Oco) tech. fall Alex Mow (Rain), 19-4. 160 — 3. Ben Byington (SB) dec. Kalvyn Scott (Oco), 5-0. 5. Noah Martin (Oco) pinned Chris Woods (Ilw), :44. 170 — 3. Brendon Cheney (NB) dec. Aydan Costin (Napa), 4-3. 182 — 3. Brandon McMullen (Ilw) pinned Hayden Hoff (Oco), 2:48. 195 — 3. Jack Spiess (Kala) dec. Hunter Dianovich (NB), 6-3. 220 — 3. Christian Anderson (Ray) dec. Sutton Moon (Kala), 6-2. 5. Tucker Deranleau (Oco) dec. Ben Bridge (NB), 2-1. 285 — 5. Seth Bridge (NB) pinned Clayton Dunnagain (Adna), :27.


Aberdeen 326, Centralia 158. Hoquiam 144. 11. Elma 41. 12. North Beach 30. 14. Raymond 25. 18. Ocosta 11.

(Top-four finishers advance to regionals)

100 — 1. Faith Cardenas (Aberdeen) pinned Olivia Delaney (Cent), 3:17. 3. Taryn Salazar (Cent) pinned Rosalia Julio-Flores (Forks), 2:08. 105 — 1. Bianca Lopez (Hoquiam) pinned Marissa Bailey (Forks), 1:17. 3. Bailee Green (Abe) pinned Alexandria Portman (Abe), 4:18. 110 — 1. Alexis Delahanty (Hoquiam) pinned Autum Waltman (Cent), 2:25. 3. Jamiah Christin (Ten) pinned Kayleen Bailey (Forks), 4:17. 115 — 1. Cristy Langdon (CR) pinned Andrea Jones (Tol), 5:20. 3. Maya Kuhl (Aber) pinned Ali Silva, 2:04. 120 — 1. Mercedes Pinnell (Hoquiam) maj. dec. Kenadi Bridges (Aberdeen), 10-0. 3. Winter Kindle (CR) dec. Madison Wilson (Che), 8-3. 125 — 1. Alexandria Wilson (Aberdeen) pinned Samantha Teitzel (Cent), 5:57. 3. Elyse Goulet (Hoq) pinned Hannah Jacobs (Abe), 2:12. 130 — 1. Makenna Speed (Kala) inj. def. Cierra Skelly (Abe). 3. Trynity Mendez (Wahk) pinned Dakota Hunsaker (Roch), :37. 135 — 1. Kaitlyn Bornstein (Napa) pinned Elizabeth Ware (Roch), :13. 3. Savannah Chandler (Abe) pinned Lily Herr (Abe), 2:54. 140 — 1. Hannah Randle (Win) pinned Jade Palmer (Che), 4:38. T-3. Lily Peterson (CR) and Sadee Huckelberry (CR). 145 — 1. Sidnee Arcury (Cent) pinned Irelyn Gottschaulk (CR), 1:52. 3. Brynn Peterson (Forks) pinned Michaela Medina (CR), :52. 155 — 1. Jenna Doll (Hoquiam) pinned Mackayla Waltee (Aberdeen), 3:45. 3. Syreena Edwards (Cent) dec. Shay Hartford (Elma), 9-6. 170 — 1. Karle Heikkila (Aberdeen) pinned Rayana Carlon (Wahk), 2:46. 3. Alysha Kester (Roch) pinned Elizabeth Day (Elma), 1:19. 190 — 1. Dakota Moon (Kala) pinned Eleanore Machowek (Aberdeen), 2:45. 3. Johanna Crow (Raymond) pinned Anna Dick (Elma), :27. 235 — 1. Natasha Fruh (North Beach) pinned Emily Wharton (Aberdeen), 3:08. 3. Jennyfer Hernandez-Sarich (Raymond) bye.