SPORTS: Port Angeles upsets fourth-ranked North Mason in wrestling; other prep reports

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles wrestling team is smoking hot.

The Roughriders upset Olympic League favorite North Mason 36-30 on Wednesday night.

The Bulldogs came in ranked fourth in state while the Roughriders were ranked 16th.

Port Angeles improved to 3-1 in league and 7-1 overall with the victory.

The week before North Mason nudged the Riders for first place at the Bulldog tournament in Belfair.

“I’m really proud of the effort of our kids,” Port Angeles coach Erik Gonzalez said.

“We are moving in the right direction.”

Sophomore Josh Basden had the match of the night as he beat state sixth-ranked Cody Duckworth 7-5 in overtime at 103 pounds.

“That sealed the win for us,” Gonzalez said.

Basden, who has now beaten Duckworth twice — the first time last weekend at the North Mason tournament — is ranked fifth in state.

The Riders started out 12-0 with two pins right off the bat by freshman Keith Halsey at 135 pounds and by Andrew Symonds at 140.

“Those pins set the tone of the match for us,” Gonzalez said.

It was the biggest win of the year for Halsey, Gonzalez added.

Trevor Lee came from behind at 160 to win 9-6. He scored five unanswered points in the third period to win.

Senior Nathan Cristion remained perfect on the year with a pin at 189. He now is 18-0 with 17 pins.

Jacob Dostie earned an important pin at 215 while heavyweight Daniel Jenkins followed with a pin of his own.

In a couple of close calls, Brian Cristion lost 8-7 at 171 and Kacee Garner lost 8-4 at 152 to the state runner-up at that weight.

Freshman Ozzy Swagerty lost a close one, 7-5, to a senior state placer at 112.

“Those three matches were very important to us,” Gonzalez said.

“They stayed close to keep the North Mason score down.”

The powerhouse Riders next wrestle at Sequim’s Rainshadow Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

Kingston 46, Sequim 18

KINGSTON — This one was a lot closer than the score indicates.

The Wolves lost several matches by three points or less, including 8-7 at 189 pounds, 2-1 at 285 and 3-0 at 140 in the Olympic League dual meet Wednesday.

“There were several matches that could have gone either way,” Sequim coach Len Borchers said.

All three Sequim wins were by pins.

They were by Royhon Agostine at 103 pounds, Derek Fruin at 135 and Dakota Hinton at 171.

The Wolves are now 1-2 in the Olympic League and 3-4 overall.

Sequim next hosts its own 10-team Rainshadow Tournament in its 14th year Friday and Saturday.

Montesano 37, Forks 30

MONTESANO — The short-handed Spartans came close in the Southwest Washington League dual meet Wednesday.

Forks coach Bob Wheeler was disappointed than some of his wrestlers were not ready for this meet.

“Some kids let us down by not making weight,” he said. “We had to reorganize our weights.”

There were some good outcomes, though, as state wrestler Cutter Grahn won by pin at 119 pounds and Dayne House also won by pin at 135.

The Spartans, now 1-1 in league matches, next travel to the Castle Rock tournament on Saturday.

Klahowya 76, Port Townsend 6

BREMERTON — The youthful Redskins were clobbered by the Eagles in an Olympic League match held at Bremerton High School on Wednesday.

“The Port Townsend kids wrestled about as hard as they could but had a difficult time with a tough Klahowya team,” Port Townsend coach Joey Johnson said.

Port Townsend’s only win came at 189 pounds where Nick Saul pinned Jesse Veritas in 57 seconds.

Klahowya won 12 of 13 matches by pin or forfeit. The Eagles won the 13th match by a decision.

Boys Basketball Bremerton 43, Port Townsend 38

BREMERTON — The Knights won their fourth consecutive game behind 13 points from Andrew Coleman on Tuesday night against the Redskins (1-7, 1-8).

Port Townsend kept it close, trailing Bremerton 17-13 at halftime but couldn’t come away with the win, being outscored 26-24 in the second half of the game.

Jacob DeBerry led the Redskins with 10 points while Matt Juran added nine of his own.

Port Townsend next travels to face Klahowya on Friday starting at 7 p.m.

Bremerton 43, Port Townsend 38

Port Townsend 4 9 12 12 — 38

Bremerton 10 7 13 13 — 43

Individual Scoring

Port Townsend (38)

DeBerry 10, Juran 9, Solvick 7, Thielk 6, Rubio 3, Kelly 2.

Bremerton (43)

Coleman 13, Lawrence 8, Wesby 7, Banks 5, Stevens 4, Pounds 4, Shadle 2.

Clallam Bay 55, Wishkah Valley 43

ABERDEEN — The Bruins (6-2) managed to get the win Wednesday evening against the Loggers after a long winter vacation with no games.

“We went in at halftime with nothing going,” Clallam Bay coach Cal Ritter said.

“Then we came out moving the ball as a team and played better.”

Jacob Portnoy led the Bruins with 27 points as well as being the game’s leading scorer.

Clallam Bay next travels to Auburn to face Rainier Christian on Saturday starting at 4 p.m.

Clallam Bay 55, Wishkah Valley 43

Clallam Bay 6 16 12 21 — 55

Wishkak Valley 11 13 5 14 — 43

Individual Scoring

Clallam Bay (55)

Portnoy 27, James 12, Ky. Hess 7, Ke. Hess 3, Teachout 3, Willis 2.

Wishkah Valley (43)

Johnson 24, Anderson 8, Raster 3, Talevich 3, Gardner 2, Higgins 2.

Girls Basketball Kingston 52, Sequim 34

KINGSTON — It was the Buccaneers’ ninth win in a row as they topped the Wolves on Tuesday night to gain possession of second place in Olympic League action while Sequim drops to third.

Senior Alex Rose-Albert scored 11 of her team-high 14 points in the opening quarter to help her team out to a 16-10 lead but it was sophomore guard Rylleigh Zbaraschuk who scored 17 points to lead the Wolves in scoring.

Sequim will next travel to face Olympic today starting at 7 p.m.

Kingston 52, Sequim 34

Sequim 10 8 8 8 — 34

Kingston 16 15 8 16 — 52

Individual Scoring

Sequim (34)

Zbaraschuk 17 Hopson 6, Soha 4, Besand 3, Balkan 2.

Kingston (52)

Rose Albert 14, Snaza 8, McMullen 6, Carper 6, Wicklein 5, Brown 4, Baetz 3, Salas 2, Goar 2.

Clallam Bay 38, Wishkah Valley 9

ABERDEEN — The Bruins (6-3) cruised to an easy victory after shutting down the Loggers on Wednesday night and holding them to nine points on offense in the game.

Jasmine Randall led Clallam Bay with a double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 16 rebounds.

Clallam Bay next travels to Auburn to face Rainier Christian on Saturday starting at 1 p.m.

Clallam Bay 38, Wishkah Valley 9

Clallam Bay 8 7 7 16 — 38

Home 5 0 2 2 — 9

Individual Scoring

Clallam Bay (38)

Randall 13, Willis 12, Ki. Erickson 10, Parker 3.

Wishkah Valley (9)

Morbut 4, West 2, Reibel 1.

Crescent 46, Chimacum 17

JOYCE — The Loggers (1-7) rolled over the Cowboys on Wednesday night after taking an eight-point lead at the half and not looking back to get their first win of the season.

“We’re a young team, constantly improving,” Crescent coach Nate Mandeville said.

“We really started working our offense and playing as a team.”

Clallam Bay next travels to Neah Bay on Friday with the game starting at 6 p.m.

Crescent 46, Chimacum 17

Chimacum 8 11 14 13 — 17

Crescent 8 3 2 4 — 46

Individual Scoring

Chimacum (17)

Costello 7, Serna 7.

Crescent (46)

Moore 19, McGowan 8, Jakubkova 7, Williams 4, Richie 4.

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