Chiawana beat cross-town rival Pasco 37-34 to finish third Friday in the team portion of the Best of the West tournament at Pasco High School.
Flathead (Mont.) beat Newberg 34-33 to win the team title at the 35-team event.
The event continues Saturday with the individual portion of the tournament.
Down by three points heading into the final match (126 pounds), Chiawana’s Robby Vaughn needed at least a major decision for a Riverhawks’ win. He did better than that. Vaughn pinned Pasco’s Miguel Hinajosa in 1:53.
“He went undefeated (5-0) on the day,” Chiawana coach Jack Anderson said. “He’s been out (with a shoulder injury) all season. These were his first matches this year.”
The Riverhawks got another big win at 285, as Josh Alvarez rallied for a 4-3 win over Davion Pruitt.
“Josh came from behind with 15 seconds left to take down Pruitt for the win,” Anderson said. “Josh did a good job of pushing the pace.”
The Riverhawks lost a 51-15 match to Flathead in the semifinals. Chiawana got wins from Vaughn (126), Kobe Santoyo (132), Riley Cissne (152) and Tavin Blair (170).
Chiawana also posted wins over Walla Walla (60-18), North Central (45-28) and Caldwell (47-30). The match against the Blue Devils counted as a Mid-Columbia Conference dual.
Pasco beat Southridge 48-30 in an MCC dual, then beat Union 51-20 and Camas 38-33, before losing a 54-15 match to Newberg.
Against the Suns, the Bulldogs won the first four matches to take a 24-0 lead. Southridge got wins from Giovanni Penaloza (132), Steven Saltz (152), Mikael Failor (160), Mark Meier (170) and Eric Stayrook (195) to make things interesting.
Southridge posted wins over West Valley-Spokane (42-27), Auburn Mountainview (46-26) and Newberg 2 (48-36). Stayrook and Failor went 4-0 on the day, winning all of their matches by fall.
Hanford had a productive day, beating Clarkston 57-15, Kiona-Benton 60-6 and Washougal 47-21. The Falcons dropped a 65-10 match to Flathead.
Hermiston went 1-3 on the day, beating Royal 69-6, and losing matches to Caldwell (55-21), Union (48-30) and North Central (51-27).
Connell went 1-3 on the day with a 60-24 win over Eisenhower. The Eagles’ Seer Deines (285) went 4-0 on the day, taking two forfeits, and recording pins of 42 and 19 seconds.
Team scores: Chiawana 60, Walla Walla 18. 106: McKinley Hudiburg (W) p. Jayson DeLamora, 1:48. 113: Kevin Llamas (C) p. Ruben Lozano, 2:09. 120: Bernardo Bautista (W) p. Camillo Cardenas, :34. 126: Robby Vaughn (C) p. Camrin Henzel, 1:02. 132: Kobe Santoyo (C) p. Tanner Bollinger, :58. 138: Darius Grogan (C) p. Andrew Kemp, 2:42. 145: Isreal Ramiro (C) p. AJ Mangarero, :55. 152: Riley Cissne (C) p. Kyle Martin, :58.160: Tyson Stover (C) p. Edwin Romero, 5:34. 170: Tavin Blair (C) p. Skylar Ruiz, :14. 182: Jahmal Mangarero (W) p. Quenton Mattson, 3:48. 195: Trent Black (C) won by forfeit. 220: Ian Campbell (C) d. Isaac Melton, 6-3. 285: Josh Alvarez (C) d. Tristan Larkins, 3-0.
Team scores: Pasco 48, Southridge 30. 106: Eric Correa (P) p. Chris Cuevas, 1:34. 113: Nate Tovar (P) p. Steven Meier, 1:06. 120: Daniel Jimenez (P) won by forfeit. 126: Miguel Hinajosa (P) won by forfeit. 132: Giovanni Penaloza (S) p. Rafael Hernandez, 2:52. 138: Isaiah Gonzalez (P) p. Breyden Baratone, 1:58. 145: David Tobias (P) d. Ryan Nett, 4-3. 152: Steven Saltz (S) p. Jay Hollibaugh, 4:24. 160: Mikael Failor (S) p. Armando Suarez, 1:45. 170: Mark Meier (S) p. Nathaniel Torres, 1:00. 182: Avery Burrows (P) p. Jevon Johnson, 1:18. 195: Eric Stayrook (S) p. Jose Tovar, 1:56. 220: Dominick Almaguer (P) p. Atsamaz Pliev, 2:35. 285: Davion Pruitt (P) d. Yuriy Slutskiy, 6-2.
COLUMBIA (BURBANK) GIRLS INVITE: Kiona-Benton’s Devin Gamez won the 115-pound title and River View’s Dempsi Talkington won at 135 Friday in Burbank.
Grandview’s Maria Reyes was tops at 110, pinning her Granger opponent in the finals. The Greyhounds’ Adri Graf lost to Gamez in the 115 finals and Jasel Perez fell to Talkington in the 135 championship.