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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Three Timberwolves wrestle into finals in White Salmon

 

December 13, 2017

Jaryd Cline

Freshman Dusty Dodge works to get a Bruin wrestler onto his back during Saturday's White Salmon Tournament. Dodge, along with fellow freshmen Ivan Cazares and Dane O'Leary, all wrestled in the finals of their respective weight classes on Saturday.

Goldendale head coach Matt Dumolt knew his team would have a much better showing at Saturday's White Salmon Tournament than the week before in Yakima.

After all, it was a much smaller tournament with teams where all the teams were around the same size as Goldendale.

The Timberwolves did do much better though, with three advancing to the championship round with freshman Dusty Dodge emerging as the top wrestler in the 152 pound class.

Dodge, along with fellow freshmen Ivan Cazares and Dane O'Leary, all grappled their way into the finals matches of their respective weight classes at the five-team tournament with eight man brackets for each weight class.

Cazares advanced to the finals in the 113 pound bracket but fell in a 17-4 decision to a Stevenson wrestler while O'Leary was pinned by a White Salmon grappler shortly into the first round of the 126 pound championship bout.

It wasn't just those three who enjoyed success on Saturday though. Many other Goldendale kids won bouts but came up just short of advancing to the finals.

Freshman Mason Conroy fell to a Stevenson wrestler in the third/fourth place bout in the 126 pound bracket, freshman Blane Waddell recorded a pin in the third/fourth place match in the 132 pound bracket, and junior Corbin Riley pinned his man with time running low in the first round for the third place showing in the 138 pound matchup. Junior Brian Waddell also placed for the Wolves with a fourth place mark in the 152 pound bracket, winning by pin in his first bout, falling by points in his second, and falling 8-2 after three tough rounds.

For the girls, who wrestled in a round robin format against three others in each group, sophomores Faith Hastings and TC Read each took third in their respective groups.

Junior Lucas Anderson grappled to a winning decision in his first bout, but fell in both his second and third contests to just miss the medal rounds.

Highland double dual

Two days before they were in White Salmon, Goldendale wrestled in its first South Central Athletic Conference double dual meet on Thursday in Highland. They were joined by fellow league schools Highland, Naches, and Cle Elum.

The Timberwolves wrestled against the Scotties, who recorded 48 points to Goldendale's 24.

Goldendale lost to forfeits on five bouts and won via forfeit in three matches.

Jaryd Cline

Goldendale sophomore Faith Hastings is shown after one of her winning bouts during Saturday's tournament in White Salmon. Hastings, along with TC Read, both placed third in their respective brackets during the competition.

106: No match. 113: Ivan Cazares won by f. 120: Micheal Wehnes (H) p. Faith Hastings. 126: Dane O'Leary won by f. 132: Ken Cisneros (H) d. Blane Waddell. 138: Corbin Riley won by f. 145: Fernando Santa Cruz (H) d. Lucas Anderson. 152: Gabriel Westerguard (H) d. Brian Waddell. 160: Dusty Dodge p. Antonio Garcia. 170: Kevin Perez (H) won by f. 182: Anthony Nehls (H) won by f. 195: Juan Perez (H) won by f. 220: Jorge Villafan (H) won by f. 285: Christian Trujillo (H) won by f.

Up next

Goldendale is here Thursday for the first of its two scheduled home meets this season.

They host a double dual at 6 p.m. with Cle Elum, Granger, and Zillah in attendance.

They have another double dual next Monday, traveling to Warden along with Cle Elum and Connell. That match starts at 6 p.m.

 

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