PREP SPORTS: Forks wrestling wins Forks Invitational; other prep reports
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Forks’ Sebastian Morales, top, pinned Peter Glitsch of Port Townsend at the Forks Invitational. Morales went on to win the 113-pound division. Glitsch took third.
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Forks’ Joel Ward, top, pinned Port Angeles’ Bryce Johnson at the Forks Invitational. Ward took fourth in the 285-pound weight class.
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The Spartans had to bow out of the Port Angeles Jamboree earlier in the week due to snow, and there was some question as to whether the weather would cancel the Forks Invitational as well.
“We were also worried that we might not be able to have the Forks Invite because the freezing weather,” Spartans coach Bob Wheeler said.
Seven of the other 10 scheduled teams showed up, so the tournament did take place.
The Spartans took the tournament with a team score of 222. Port Angeles was second at 188, then Elma with 161, Sehome with 137 and Port Townsend placed fifth with 110 points.
Tenino (78 points), Sequim (46) and Juanita (26) were the other teams participating.
“We did well because overall the kids wrestled hard and did not give up,” Wheeler said.
“We have a lot of things that we still really need to work on, so as long as they keep working hard they should just get better.”
Forks had four champions, five second-place finishes, one third-place wrestler and one who took fourth.
Last season’s 1A state runner-up Miguel Morales won the 285-pound division for the Spartans.
Other Forks wrestlers taking first were 113-pounder Sebastian Morales, 132-pounder Sebastion Barragan and 182-pounder Nathan Gimlin.
Taking second place for the Spartans were Alvaro Ortiz (120), Nanito Sanchez (132), Ricky Barragan (138), Javier Contreras (145), Abisai Garcia (152) and Gavin Castaneda (220).
“We have a lot of experienced kids, and most of them did well, as expected,” Wheeler said.
“But we also had some younger kids who did well, which should make us even tougher as the season goes on.”
For Port Angeles, Cody Anderson (106 pounds), Brady Anderson (120 pounds) and Ozzy Swagerty (126 pounds) were all champions.
The Roughriders had four other wrestlers finish second: Ben Basden (106), Tyler Gale (113), Evan Gallacci (182) and Roberto Coronel (285).
Port Angeles coach Erik Gonzalez named Gallacci the Roughrider wrestler of the week for reaching the finals in his first varsity wrestling tournament and finishing with two pins on the day.
Sequim’s top finishers were Royhon Agostine (138 pounds) and Michael Lattimer (220 pounds), who both finished third in their respective weight classes.
Trevor Garrett of Port Townsend placed second in the 195-pound division for the Redskins’ top finish.
Quileute’s Jonathan Law finished fifth in the 285-pound class.
See the complete results below.
Eastside Catholic 34, Sequim 29
SEQUIM — The Wolves led by as many as eight points in the second half, but fell victim to the Crusaders’ press.
“We let the pressure from their press get to us,” Sequim coach Evan Still said after Saturday’s game.
The Wolves committed 30 turnovers in the game, and Eastside Catholic outscored Sequim 16-3 in the fourth quarter.
Alexas Besand led the Wolves with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Kylee Williams added nine points, Caitlin Stofferahn scored six and Melanie Guan and Victoria Cummins contributed two points each.
The Wolves (1-1) play at Crosspoint Academy tonight.
1. Forks 222
2. Port Angeles 188
3. Elma 161
4. Sehome 137
5. Port Townsend 110
6. Tenino 78
7. Sequim 46
8. Juanita 26
1. Cody Anderson, Port Angeles
2. Ben Basden, Port Angeles
3. Logan Franey, Sehome
4. Mariana Gomez, Forks
1. Sebastian Morales, Forks
2. Tyler Gale, Port Angeles
3. Peter Glitsch, Port Townsend
4. Tristen Williams, Forks
1. Brady Anderson, Port Angeles
2. Alvaro Ortiz, Forks
3. Shae Shoop, Port Townsend
4. Alan Ensasegui, Forks
5. Curan Bradley, Port Angeles
6. Liam Irwin, Sehome
1. Ozzy Swagerty, Port Angeles
2. Jayden Olsen, Elma
3. Garrison Schumack, Forks
4. Grant Pierson, Sequim
5. Jackson Schott, Port Townsend
6. Hunter Mesojednik, Elma
1. Sebastian Barragan, Forks
2. Nanito Sanchez, Forks
3. Joel Mohn, Forks
4. Ricardo Romero, Elma
5. Gavin Crain, Port Angeles
6. Francisco Bocanegra, Forks
1. Tanner Sample, Elma
2. Ricky Barragan, Forks
3. Royhon Agostine, Sequim
4. Steven Yazzie, Sehome
5. Sam Burton, Port Angeles
6. Jacob Nelson, Elma
1. Tyson Dick, Elma
2. Javier Contreras, Forks
3. Blaise Black, Sehome
4. Kade Wilford, Port Townsend
5. Carlos Castro, Tenino
6. Joseph Mariner, Forks
1. Austin Cristelli, Elma
2. Abisai Garcia, Forks
3. Kaleb Strawn, Tenino
4. Andrew Harrelson, Port Angeles
5. Harry Goodrich, Port Townsend
6. Marius Registad, Elma
1. Austin Vosburg, Sehome
2. Jose Rameriz, Sehome
3. Matt Cain, Port Townsend
4. Zeb Chamberlain, Tenino
5. Chase Robbins, Elma
6. Brandyn Fouts, Port Angeles
1. Mason McDaniel, Juanita
2. Steven Persell, Elma
3. Gary Vanlepern, Sehome
4. Tyler Manthe, Port Townsend
5. Jesse Salgado, Port Angeles
6. Thomas Blevins, Port Angeles
1. Nathan Gimlin, Forks
2. Evan Gallacci, Port Angeles
3. Larry Waters, Sehome
4. Blake Mann, Port Angeles
5. Spencer Brewer, Tenino
6. Galen Childers, Sehome
1. Dom Nakano, Tenino
2. Trevor Garrett, Port Townsend
3. Matt Robbins, Port Angeles
4. Zach Zimmerman, Sehome
5. Jonathan Weiller, Elma
1. Brek McGaughy, Elma
2. Gavin Castaneda, Forks
3. Michael Latimer, Sequim
4. Nathan Allison, Sequim
5. Nick Coats, Sehome
6. Reace Wilf, Tenino
1. Miguel Morales, Forks
2. Roberto Coronel, Port Angeles
3. Luke Loveless, Forks
4. Joel Ward, Forks
5. Jonathan Law, Quileute
6. Briley Funk, Sehome
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