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Lions drop two NWOC wrestling matches

St. Helens drops matches to Sandy, Wilsonville
by: John Brewington ON TOP–St. Helens’ Gabe Farmer has improved through the season. He was one of just three Lions to win against Sandy.

The St. Helens Lions dropped two Northwest Oregon Conference matches in the last two weeks, one a close loss to Wilsonville, and the other a not-so-close loss to Sandy.

St. Helens coach Mike McCoy looked at the defeat to Sandy as an eye-opener for district.

'Several guys wrestled well, but got caught and pinned. This gives us an idea of the level we will need to be at to wrestle at district,' McCoy said.

The Lions stayed close, but came out on the short end of a 42-38 loss to Wilsonville. The Lions won half the matches on the night, but found themselves down 30-6 at one point before winning six straight matches and taking a 38-30 lead. Wilsonville got pins in the last two weights for the victory.

St. Helens is at Parkrose on Thursday and travels to Forest Grove for a tournament this Saturday.

Scoring:

Sandy 64, St. Helens 13

106-Umberto Ruis (Sa) pinned Cole Snider (SH), 1:30; 113-Zach Brotherton (Sa) pinned Jess Vanderwall (SH), 1:46; 120-Kristain McClain (Sa) won by ff.; 126-Andrew Duggan (SH) pinned John Morrell (Sa), 5:29; 132-Garrett Rotzien (Sa) pinned Jacob Cottman (SH), :48; 138-Brandon Mowery (Sa) pinned Jon Luttrell (SH), 2:59; 145-Tyler White (Sa) pinned Taylor Herzberg (SH), :30; 152-Jerek Pense (SH) dec. C.J. McKinnis (Sa), 18-13; 160-Cody Shaffer (Sa) pinned Gage Degraffenreid (SH), 1:03; 170-Kyle Bateman (Sa) pinned Josh Bailey (SH), 2:52; 182-Manny Dickinson (Sa) major dec. Jonah Asher (SH), 14-3; 195-Jeremy Funk (Sa) pinned Dustin Ford (SH), 2:55; 220-Gabe Farmer (SH) major dec. Carlo Decker (Sa), 8-0; 285-Colin Schauct (Sa) pinned Nick Rohrig (SH), :58.

Wilsonville 42, St. Helens 38

106-Matt Lucero (W) pinned Cole Snider (SH), :55; 113-Matt Taylor (W) pinned Jessie Vanderwall (SH), :50; 120-Ethan McLaughlin (W) won by ff.; 126-Andrew Duggan (SH) pinned Colton Veenker (W), :40; 132-Adam Buck (W) pinned Jacob Cottman (SH), :27; 138-Alec Slaney (W) pinned Taylor Herzberg (SH), 1:25; 145-Jon Luttrell (SH) tech. fall Austin Warr (W), 18-2; 152-Jerek Pense (SH) major dec. Duncan (Sequi (W), 15-1; 160-Gage Degraffenreid (SH) dec. Zach Allen (W), 10-6; 170-Josh Bailey (SH) pinned Scott Elwell (W), 3:10; 182-Dustin Ford (SH), won by ff.; 195-Jonah Asher (SH) pinned Justin Hamilton (W), :54; 220-Jake Dixon (W) pinned Gabe Farmer (SH), 1:39; 285-Wally Walls (W) pinned Nick Rohrig (SH), :22.