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By Jaryd Cline
Sports Editor 

Fourth meet this season canceled for Goldendale


Sports editor

For as long as Goldendale head wrestling coach Matt Dumolt has been with the program, in his 13th year to be exact, there’s only been one other year that the Timberwolves have had just one home meet.

Well, this year marks the second year in Dumolt’s tenure that the Timberwolves will have just one home match after Monday’s 6 p.m. competition was canceled after heavy snowfall throughout the weekend and on Monday.

Originally, Goldendale’s first home double dual meet was set for Dec. 15 against Kiona-Benton and Wahluke. Dumolt and the program also were going to honor former wrestlers in an alumni night set to celebrate Goldendale wrestling’s 50th anniversary. However, that meet was postponed after rough weather and set for Monday, but now Dumolt thinks Goldendale’s home opening meet won’t take place at all.

Instead, their first home meet is now their last regular season meet. Goldendale’s lone home competition is its dual meet against Granger on Jan. 26 starting at 6 p.m. After that, it’s the district meet on Feb. 4 in Zillah.

It’s a tough break for Goldendale, but there’s no arguing with Mother Nature and it’s better to play it safe rather than having busses driving through large amounts of snow and ice.

Goldendale was coming off a week with two competitions before learning their home meet was canceled. Last Thursday, Goldendale and Granger competed against Columbia Burbank, Royal and River View in a double dual meet at Granger High School.

Three days later, they were back in the valley for the Grandview Invitational where senior Cameron Read took the title in the 220 pound class after pinning Wapato’s Miguel Ortiz in 28 seconds and holding River View’s Anthony Kernal’s shoulders to the floor 1 minute and 15 seconds into the second round.

Along with Read, Senior Michael Jagelski took home a third place finish in the 160 pound class after winning a 12-8 decision and falling in a tough 9-8 contest to West Valley’s Steven Farris, who finished second in the class. Jagelski then won two straight decisions in the loser’s bracket for the third place finish.

After that however, the rest of the Wolves struggled and had a tough time with the competition. After freshman Faith Hastings pinned Rowell Castro in a loser’s bracket bout in the 120 pound class, no other Timberwolf recorded a win.

Prior to competing in Grandview, Goldendale was in Granger for the first of two times this season for a double dual. The Timberwolves outscored River View (36-18) and Columbia Burbank (42-6) but fell 46-22 to Royal.


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