Vikings humble Mustangs
- John Denny
- Clackamas Review - Sports
North Salem hammers Milwaukie 47-22
MILWAUKIE - Milwaukie High matmen were humbled last week, as they got hammered 47-22 in a nonleague dual meet with North Salem.
The Vikings won six matches by fall or technical fall, and two more by decision.
'North Salem is a pretty good team,' said Milwaukie coach Dan Williamson. 'Blake Borsberry (130) and Eric Chandler (152) were both state placers last year. Tyler Steele (215) was a district champion and Alex Elder (135) also went to state last year. Cory Ellison (140) and Cody Peterson (171) were high district placers as well. So West Salem had some pretty good kids who were down to their appropriate weight classes.
'We didn't match up very well against them. In the middle, where we're usually very strong, they were beating us…. Nevertheless, we had some bright spots.'
Milwaukie junior Nick Keser (112) and Mustang senior Sean Scott (160) both won by fall.
Keser pinned West Salem's Billy Endicott early in the first round and it took just 1:15 for Scott to finish off John Herring.
Mustang sophomore Chris Elam defeated West Salem's Andrew Stevens by 8-0 major decision.
Milwaukie seniors Donovan Nhoung (125) and Keenan McIntire (171) both won close decisions.
Nhoung defeated Steven Grunig 12-8, and McIntire prevailed 7-6 in a nailbiter with Peterson.
'Keser, Elam, Scott and McIntire all wrestled well,' said Williamson. 'But I think the best effort of the evening was turned in by Donovan Nhoung. Donovan wrestled his best, most complete match of the year, and he beat a pretty good kid.'
The Mustangs (3-1) will attempt to regroup this Thursday, when they return to Three Rivers League competition hosting 11-time defending district champion West Linn (3-1).
Both teams lost league meets to Oregon City (5-0), Milwaukie by a score of 52-21, and West Linn by a score of 40-19.