Going Through The Gauntlet

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEND, Ore.–   The consolation bracket can be merciful.  Only one can automatically come out of the backdoor side of the bracket. McKay’s Andy Nguyen and Anthony Alvarez had won ‘blood’-round matches to reach the consolation semifinals before falling, dashing the two Seniors hopes of making a State berth before hanging up…

South’s Ortiz Repeats As District Champ

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEND, Ore.– South Salem’s Julian Ortiz has seen the development of this program from his freshman year with 14 guys to now his senior year. Coming off of his 285-pound title last year, Ortiz worked his way back to the district finals with back-to-back pins to defend his District Title against…

Sprague Repeats As MVC Wrestling Champs

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEND, Ore.–  It was good experience for Riley Davis entering State as a freshman going up against his teammate in Brock McMullen. The Freshman entered the tournament as the second-seed, opposite from McMullen the number-one seed, leading his teammate 5-0 with 28 seconds left in the second period. It was quiet,…