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Liberty wrestling outmans St. Helens

Falcons accept six forfeits, win 56-20

ST HELENS HIGH SCHOOL -     Short-handed St. Helens yielded six forfeits at Liberty on Thursday, Feb. 4, in Hillsboro.

The Falcons soared to a 56-20 win.

Thomas LaVoie pinned Liberty sophomore Andre Garcia in 4:48 at 145 pounds

Colton Beisley — ranked eighth at 145 pounds — won an 18-1 technical fall over Falcons senior Chase Strode at 152 pounds.

Colton Albertson beat Liberty sophomore Dylan Thygerson 5-0 at 285 pounds.

Joseph Austin won by forfeit at 106 pounds.

For the Falcons, freshman Rijk Vanderhoff pinned Trevor Johnson in 17 seconds at 113 pounds.

Freshman Jed Steinhoff pinned Cody Leanna in 3:33 at 160 pounds.

Top-ranked junior Ethan Wendell won an 11-3 major decision over Haidon Allen — sixth at 132 — at 138 pounds.

Senior Devin Thompson earned a 19-6 major decision over James Poland at 195 pounds.

Senior Victor Quim (120 pounds), senior Gage Vanderhoff (126 pounds), sophomore James Roy (132), junior Jesus Antillon (170), sophomore Devon Lovelady-Gabriel (182) and sophomore Alex Antillon (220) won by forfeit.

St. Helens was scheduled to wrestle at Hillsboro, back from second at the Class 5A state championships, in its Northwest Oregon Conference finale at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Conference championships begin at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 and 10 a.m. on Feb. 20 at Hillsboro High.

Sandy won the Northwest Oregon championship last year on the way to third at the Class 5A state championships.

The Lions were third in the conference and 12th at state.

Liberty 56,

St. Helens 20

106: Joseph Austin, SH, won by forfeit; 113: Rijk Vanderhoff, L, pinned Trevor Johnson, :17; 120: Victor Quim, L, won by forfeit; 126: Gage Vanderhoff, L, won by forfeit; 132: James Roy, L, won by forfeit; 138: Ethan Wendell, L, def. Haidon Allen, major decision, 11-3; 145: Thomas LaVoie, SH, pinned Andre Garcia, 4:48; 152: Colton Beisley, SH, def. Chase Strode, technical fall, 18-1; 160: Jed Steinhoff, L, pinned Cody Leanna, 3:33; 170: Jesus Antillon, L, won by forfeit; 182: Devon Lovelady-Gabriel, L, won by forfeit; 195: Devin Thompson, L, def. James Poland, major decision, 19-6; 220: Alex Antillon, L, won by forfeit; 285: Colton Albertson, SH, def. Dylan Thygersen, 5-0.