Wrestling: Scappoose pummels Cowapa League foes 121-3
Indians lose only one match between Astoria and Seaside
Scappoose had Seaside and Astoria on the wrestling mat on Wednesday night, with the chance to make a statement: The regular season might not matter, but by gum, we plan on winning it regardless.
The statement made was a 67-0 beating of Seaside and a 54-3 thumping of Astoria, an evening in which the Indians lost only one match a possible Cowapa League championships preview at 160 pounds.
Coming in, Tribe senior Ben Gadbois and Astoria's Josh Long had already battled once this season. Gadbois was given a controversial escape point, and won 5-4 at the 5-Way Dual in Scappoose on Saturday afternoon, a win which propelled him to third in the Class 4A rankings at 152 pounds. Long had been first at 145 before falling to Gadbois, and a loss and movement to a higher weight bracket dropped him to fourth.
The pair ended the first period without a score, but Gadbois escaped early in the second period to take a 1-0 lead. With just seconds remaining in the second period, Long scored a takedown and jumped ahead, eventually winning a 3-1 decision for the only points against Scappoose all night long.
The win for Long continued a streak of close matches after Braxton Sue opened up with a pin of Tyler Ranta in 1:57, and Alex Foumal pinned Astoria's Kenneth Hageman in just 44 seconds.
Then came a big victory for Jack Eggers at 138 pounds, a 6-4 decision over Jared Lucore for his first varsity win. Justin Hering then scored in the waning seconds of his match with Mateo DeVargas to win 3-1 before Cody Erhardt fought his way to pin Tristen Holiday at 152.
The Indians finished off the match with four thrillers, led by a big showing from senior David Krupsky. After escaping a near-fall, Krupsky battled back to score a takedown in the last 10 seconds of his match to win a 4-2 decision. Johnny Tardif pinned Matthew Mather in 30 seconds flat, followed by a win by fall for Tyson Broadbent in 2:41.
Devin Ray capped off the match with a hard-fought 9-7 decision over Josh Raichl at 220 pounds.
In the Seaside dual, the visiting Seagulls offered only four contested matches. Scappoose 120-pounder William Lohman won a 10-0 major decision over Justin Dunn and Sue pinned Gannon Abernathy in the second round. Hering a nail biter, scoring at the last moment to win a 6-5 decision before Tardif plowed into Raiden Bowles for the pin in 3:28.
The next action for Scappoose will be a visit to the Pac-Rim tournament in Astoria on Jan. 9 and 10.
Scappoose 67, Seaside 0
106 Double Forfeit
113 Double Forfeit
120 William Lohman (SCAP) def. Justin Dunn (SEAS) Maj. dec. 10-0
126 Braxton Sue (SCAP) def. Gannon Abernathy (SEAS) fall 3:44
132 Alex Foumal (SCAP) win by FF
138 Colton Bush (SCAP) win by FF
145 Justin Hering (SCAP) def. Jordan Hansard (SEAS) (Dec 6-5)
152 Cody Erhardt (SCAP) win by FF
160 Ben Gadbois (SCAP) win by FF
170 David Krupsky (SCAP) win by FF
182 Johnathan Tardif (SCAP) def. Raiden Bowles (SEAS) (Fall 3:28)
195 Tyson Broadbent (SCAP) win by FF
220 Devin Ray (SCAP) win by FF
285 Tayler Heaton (SCAP) win by FF
Scappoose 54, Astoria 3
106 Double Forfeit
113 Double Forfeit
120 William Lohman (SCAP) win by FF
126 Braxton Sue (SCAP) def. Tyler Ranta (ASTO) Fall 1:57
132 Alex Foumal (SCAP) def. Kenneth Hageman (ASTO) Fall 0:44
138 Jack Eggers (SCAP) def. Jared Lucore (ASTO) Dec 6-4
145 Justin Hering (SCAP) def. Mateo DeVargas (ASTO) Dec 3-1
152 Cody Erhardt (SCAP) def. Tristen Holiday (ASTO) Fall 5:18
160 Josh Long (ASTO) def. Ben Gadbois (SCAP) Dec 3-1
170 David Krupsky (SCAP) def. Brendon Coberly (ASTO) Dec 4-2
182 Johnathan Tardif (SCAP) def. Matthew Mather (ASTO) Fall 0:30
195 Tyson Broadbent (SCAP) def. (ASTO) Fall 2:41
220 Devin Ray (SCAP) def. Josh Raichl (ASTO) Dec 9-7
285 Tayler Heaton (SCAP) win by FFJW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT