Othello jumped out to a four-point lead over defending state champion Deer Park after Friday's opening rounds of the CWAC/Great Northern League regional at West Valley High in Spokane.
The Huskies have 12 of their 14 regional contingent still fighting for state berths with the tournament resuming today. Among those are eight semifinalists: Anthony Barrera (106 pounds), AJ Garza (113), Lucas Garza (126), Eric Garza (152), Matthew Melo (160), Stephen Villarreal (182), two-time state runner-up Joey Gomez (220) and Bubba Ruiz (285).
Grandview, in 12th place, has six wrestlers alive but just one in the semifinals, Martin Torres at 285. Prosser, in last place, is down to its final man, PJ Chong in the 220 consolation round.