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Indians place just one wrestler at state tournament

Luke Mills' sixth place top effort for the Indians
by: John Brewington SIXTH PLACE—Scappoose’s Luke Mills (right) would pin Alex DiBrito of Klamath Union in this round and go on to finish sixth at the 4A state tournament last weekend.

The Scappoose Indians didn't quite get the performance they'd hoped for at the 4A state wrestling tournament last Friday and Saturday.

The Indians sent just seven wrestlers to state, and only 170-pounder Luke Mills managed to place. Mills won his opening match of the tournament with a pin, but then dropped into the consolation bracket with a loss in the second round.

Mills fought his way back with two decisions, but fell into the battle for fifth with another loss. He finished sixth overall.

Cody Jackson started off with a pin at 106 pounds, but then lost a decision. He came back with a decision before being eliminated.

Taylor Walden (113), Isaiah Goodrich (160), and Branden Bailey (285) lost their first-round matches, won a match and then were eliminated.

Devin Ray (220) faced the No. 2 seed in his first round match, but lost just 5-2. He came back with a 6-3 decision, a win by a pin, and then lost to Trevor Derra of Mazama in a 2-1 overtime decision. Derra would take fourth.

Jabin Pedro, a last minute addition to regionals, lost his first two matches.

Scappoose matches:

106-Cody Jackson: pinned Josh Conner (Newport), 2:44; dec. by Francisco Barrera (Ontario), 9-4; dec. Johnny Avina (Crook County), 10-3; pinned by Justin Nicholson (Sweet Home), 1:39.

113-Taylor Walden: pinned by Seth DeViney (La Grande), 1:40; pinned Jesse Harris (Mazama), 1:59; dec. by Cody Wright (Henley), 9-7.

160-Isaiah Goodrich: tech. fall by Geordy Blower (North Bend), 11-5; pinned Tyler Hertel (Baker), 3:54; pinned by Codi Branch (Stayton ), :45.

170-6) Luke Mills: pinned Alex DiBrito (Klamath Union), 3:43; pinned by Tyler Howe (Cascade), 5:48; dec. Emilio Peck (Henley), 9-3; dec. Bryson Martin (Crook County), 5-3; pinned by James Simmons (Douglas), 1:42; dec. by A.J. Prom (Gladstone), 5-2.

220-Devin Ray: dec. by Dustin Johnson (Cascade), 5-2; dec, Eli Noonan (Henley), 6-3; pinned Tyler Lehman (Cottage Grove), 4:53; dec. by Trevor Derra (Mazama), 2-1 OT. Jabin Pedro: pinned by Derra (Mazama), 5:01; dec. by Cody Small (Cascade), 9-5.

285-Branden Bailey: pinned by Dylan Helland (Elmira), :45; pinned Josh Ream (La Grande), 1:27; pinned by Jason Williams (Crook County), 1:26.