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Wrestling: Terry picks up big win, St. Helens falls to Sandy

Coming into the NW Oregon Conference opener between Sandy and St. Helens, there was one match up everybody wanted to see. They'd hit each other twice on the football field, but the rematch on the mat was to be the highlight of the young wrestling season and it didn't disappoint.

St. Helens' sophomore Myles Terry and Sandy senior Spencer Barnett went the distance at 182 pounds, with Terry emerging triumphant by a 12-8 decision. St. Helens won just three matches and lost the dual 51-15, but left Sandy with considerable experience and an extra feather in the cap of one of their young leaders.

It's a major step for Terry, who will hope to establish himself a full 30 pounds heavier than a season ago when he took second at the NW Oregon Conference championships in Wilsonville.

The reason? Barnett, a big name with a big history. He won the third overall seed at 160 pounds in last year’s state championships before falling in the first round, and started off the 2014-15 season at 4-1 before dropping the decision to Terry.

St. Helens' 182-pounder, on the other hand, runs his record out to 5-0 after an excellent performance at the Springfield Invitational.

John Dewitt also picked up a big result at 113 pounds, pinning Sandy's Hunter Rickman with secen seconds left in the first period to pick up the first points for the Lions. Two matches later, Elias Fields went two rounds with Hector Ramirez at 126 pounds before pinning Ramirez and grabbing another six points for St. Helens.

The Lions will take on Gladstone on the road on Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. in their next contest.

SUMMARY

Sandy 51, St. Helens 15

106: Jacob Hernandez (SAND) def. (STHE) win by FF

113: John DeWitt (STHE) def. Hunter Rickman (SAND), fall 1:53

120: Donavan Morrell (SAND) def. (STHE) win by FF

126: Elias Fields (STHE) def. Hector Ramirez (SAND), fall 4:49

132: Brody Diaz de Leon (SAND) def. Haidon Allen (STHE), 6-4 dec.

138: Steven Patton (SAND) def. Michael Bowen (STHE), 10-8 dec.

145: Blane Hays (SAND) def. Colton Beisley (STHE), 4-2 dec.

152: Max Topliff (SAND) def. Mason Rusk (STHE), 4-3 dec.

160: Garrett Rotzien (SAND) def. Cody Leanna (STHE), fall 1:09

170: C.J. McKinnis (SAND) def. Garrett Kust (STHE), fall 1:09

182: Miles Terry (STHE) def. Spencer Barnett (SAND), 12-8 dec.

195: Roy Swan (SAND) def. Dan Elliott (STHE), fall 1:30

220: Losefa Polamalu (SAND) def. Caleb Carter (STHE), fall 0:51

285: Cole Holmlund (SAND) def. Colton Albertson (STHE), 15-8 dec.

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