The Aberdeen Bobcats boys wrestling team opened its season with seven wrestlers winning their respective weight classes to claim the team title of the Ocosta Invitational on Saturday in Westport.
Bobcat wrestlers Talatheon Warness (106 pounds), Michael Hatton (113), Drew Lock (126), Michael Leontyev (132), Jack Dore (138), Liam Heikkila (195) and Eric Hayter-Ramsey (285) all took first-place in their respective classes as Aberdeen scored 244.5 points, besting second-place Willapa Harbor (111) by more than 100 points.
Lucas Swogger was the top finisher for Willapa Harbor, defeating Ocosta’s Andrew Martin via fall at 2:34 to place first in the 145-pound class.
North Beach took third with 98 points — two points better than fourth-place Rainier — was led by Johnathan Jerome, who took the top spot in the 220-pound weight class.
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PREP GIRLS WRESTLING
Aberdeen wins team title at Lady Jag Kickoff
Three Aberdeen wrestlers placed first in their respective weight classes to lead the Bobcats to a team victory at the Lady Jag Tournament at Emerald Ridge High School Saturday in Auburn.
Madelynn Machowek (110 pounds), Raegan Portmann (145) and Katie Gakin (190) each placed first in their class to lead Aberdeen to 171 points, well ahead of second-place Federal Way (106) to far outpace the 24-team field.
Aberdeen had nine wrestlers medal on Saturday. Aili Scott (115) and Emma Siano (130) each placed second in their classes while Gracie Bryson (100, 3rd), Hailey Wilson (135, 3rd), Rulie Waltee (125, 4th) and Felicia Bell (130, 4th) also earned a spot on the medal stand.
“It was a great way to start the season for the girls, especially after the shortened season last year,” Aberdeen head coach Craig Yakovich said. “Having five finalists and three of those were champions just shows the hard work that these ladies have already put in this season. The rest of the year should be fun to watch.”
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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Adna 66, Willapa Valley 52
Willapa Valley got behind early and never recovered in a 66-52 loss to Adna on Saturday in Adna.
The Vikings (1-1 overall) got behind by 18 points in the first quarter and never really threatened the Pirates’ lead in the contest.
“Adna was the much quicker, faster and lengthier team,” Vikings head coach Jay Pearson said. “They beat us to the step. We were never in it. … We just didn’t execute well.”
Tyler Adkins led Willapa Valley with 16 points.
Kolten Fluke, Gavin Hampton and Derek Fluke scored eight points apiece for the Vikings.
Derek Fluke led Willapa Valley with eight rebounds.
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
Napavine 51, Willapa Valley 34
Willapa Valley couldn’t keep up with Napavine in a 51-34 loss on Saturday at Napavine High School.
The Vikings (0-2 overall) trailed by 11 at the half and saw the game get away from them as Napavine guard Avery Schutz hit five 3-pointers as the Tigers outscored Willapa Valley 23-9 in the third quarter.
“I thought the kids played well defensively, but turnovers really hurt us,” Willapa Valley head coach John Peterson said. “(Napavine) is a fine team. I thought we played really hard. I’m pleased with the kids.”
Lanissa Amacher led the Vikings with 18 points and nine rebounds.
Hannah Hamilton added nine points and 11 rebounds and Chayse Coady led the Vikings with five assists.
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Grays Harbor 94, Motion College 70
Grays Harbor College picked up its first win of the season as the Chokers defeated Motion College 94-70 in a Native American Classic invitational game on Saturday in Aberdeen.
Former Willapa Valley Viking Logan Walker led the way for the Chokers (1-7), scoring 26 points on 11-for-20 shooting.
Walker was one of four GHC starters to score in double figures.
David Featherston Jr. (17 points), Justin Loveless (11 pts.) and Tristan Schoepf (11 pts.) also scored in double figures as the Chokers shot 32-for-70 (52.9%) as a team from the field.
GHC also held a 44-25 advantage on the boards and had 28 assists in the game.
Grays Harbor 68, Fraser Valley 48
Grays Harbor College won for the second time in as many days, defeating Fraser Valley JV 68-48 to culminate the Chokers’ three-day Native American Classic invitational on Sunday in Aberdeen.
Grays Harbor (2-7) was led by David Featherston Jr., who scored 20 points on an efficient 8-of-15 shooting and grabbed a team-best 14 rebounds.
Tristan Schoepf (17 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists) and Logan Walker (11 pts., 8 reb.) also scored in double figures for a Chokers team that shot 44.6% (25-56) in the game.
GHC outrebounded its opponent 49-34 and had 21 assists as a team.