> Culver High's district champion and state runner up wrestling team presented honors to the majority of its members Friday as coaches and J.D. Alley and Lorne Stills praised the many members.
Alley was too proud of the accomplishments of an entire group of eight wrestlers -- who keyed the Bulldogs' victory in the Oregon Classic, recognized as the top dual meet in the state, as well as their second place in the state tourney -- he said, to separate one or two as Outstanding Wrestler. Their contributions prompted Alley to award each member of the group of James Moyses, Adam Kinley, Junior Baltazar, Danny Loredo, Brian Stills, Ross Miller, Anthony Alley and Zach Henson a memento of being one of the team's Most Outstanding.
"Those eight guys each deserved something special," said Coach Alley. He noted stats like them going 31-1 as a unit during the Oregon Classic as well as each earning a place in the district meet or state meet, or both.
Dustin Jacobson, a freshman who qualified for the state tournament, along with the eight others, earned the team's Most Improved award.
Moyses, the 103-pound Bulldog, claimed Most Inspirational honors along with his share of Most Outstanding.
Two within the Most Outstanding group were also honored as the team's winners of the Captain award. State champions Junior Baltazar, at 125, and Zach Henson, at 275, were voted captains.
Of the honors winners, only Anthony Alley and Henson were seniors on this year's squad.