Prep Wrestling

Connell, Royal, Ki-Be pace East wrestling regional

CONNELL -- Connell, Royal and Kiona-Benton placed third, fourth and fifth Saturday as Zillah edged Granger by seven points for the SCAC 1A regional title in Connell.

The top four in each weight advance to next weekend's Mat Classic in Tacoma.

Among Ki-Be's contingent will be a pair of regional champs: Matt McCallum won the 130 title, while Garrett Whitney needed just 54 seconds to win the crown at 189. Teammates David Gonzalez (119) and Cody Zyph (215) placed second.

Royal finished with a pair of champions as well, Danny Barajas at 119 and Omar Gomez at 140.

Connell didn't win any titles but had three runners-up, including Jacob Rae, who lost 11-4 in the 160 final to Zillah's Chris Castillo, a three-time state champ.

River View's Chance Watt accounted for the area's other title, winning at 135.

At Connell

Team scores--Zillah 206, Granger 199, Connell 137, Royal 1191/2, Kiona-Benton 108, Mabton 711/2, Naches Valley 59, River View 57, Wahluke 52, Columbia-Burbank 431/2, Goldendale 361/2, Highland 321/2, Cle Elum-Roslyn 4.

Top 4 to state

103--Joshua Salcedo (Gra) p. Misael Lopez (Con) 3:12; Brian Gallardo (Roy); Jose Cienfuegos (Gra). 112--Jonathan Salcedo (Gra) p. Austin Hudson (Wah) 2:23; Daniel Percifield (Col); Juan Diaz (Zil). 119--Danny Barajas (Roy) d. David Gonzalez (KB) 9-5; Dan Magallon (Mab); Andrews Tereza (Hi). 125--Adrian Guerrero (Gra) d. Cortes Hernandez (Zil) 4-2; Roberto Orozco (Con); Thomas Robbins (Zil). 130--Matt McCallum (KB) d. Zach Moser (NV) 11-5; Cameron Queener (RV); Eli Mendez (Con). 135--Chance Watt (RV) m.d. Shane McMurray (Zil) 11-2; laddie Goroski (Roy); Brandon Sommerville (Hi). 140--Omar Gomez (Roy) d. Sergio Sanchez (Zil) 4-0; Tucker Simonton (Col); Ernesto Martinez (Gra). 145--Fabian Ruiz (Mab) t.f. Mario Herrera (Wah) 21-5; Jacob Frazier (NV); Abel Morales (Gra). 152--Nolan are (Gold) d. Alex Myrick (Roy) 5-3; Cruz Del Angel (KB); Cody Johns (NV). 160--Chris Castillo (Zil) d. Jacob Rae (Con) 11-4; Zach Grimm (Col); Braydon Ross (Gold). 171--Kyle Kluever (Zil) d. Damien Delarosa (Roy) 9-5; Ryan Heinen (Con); Tanner Slick (NV). 189--Garrett Whitney (KB) p. Abidan Duarte (Gra) :54; Greg Heinen (Con); Eli Galeno (Gra). 215--Nathaniel Deardorff (Zil) p. Cody Zyph (KB) :43; Jesus Acosta (Zil); Oscar Montano (RV). 285--Pete Almaguer (Gra) inj. def. Tyson Brook (Con); Josh Aho (Zil); Mario Cervantes (Gra).

Eastern Washington 2A regional

ELLENSBURG -- Joey Gomez scored Othello's lone title as the Huskies finished a distant second to state favorite Deer Park in Ellensburg.

Gomez defeated teammate Albert Vargas 6-3 in the 189 final, providing two of Othello's seven state qualifiers. Vargas advanced to the final by knocking off Grandview's Adam Morales 3-2 in the semifinals.

Eddie Garza nearly gave the Huskies another champion, losing 4-2 in overtime to Deer Park's Billy Rhoads. Matt Jordan was second at 135, losing 4-2 to Quincy's Manny Ybarra in another close bout between the two state placers.

Returning state champ Amando Deleon (160) and Stephen Villarreal (215) finished third, while Anthony Barrera was fourth at 103.

Prosser moved a pair through to state. Irving Jaimez won the title at 125 with a 4-0 decision over Cheney's Duncan Rhoades, and Ethan Groom place third at 145.

Martin Torres finished fourth at 285 for Grandview's only state berth.

At Ellensburg

Team scores--Deer Park 226, Othello 1701/2, East Valley (Spo) 1471/2, Cheney 104, Ellensburg 1021/2, Toppenish 100, East Valley (Yak) 931/2, Quincy 81, Clarkston 77, Selah 751/2, Grandview 64, West Valley (Spo) 54, Prosser 51, Ephrata 48, Wapato 46, Medical Lake 451/2, Pullman 3.

Top four to state

103--Wyatt Scribner (Ell) d. Omar Gomez (Wap) 4-1; Gabe Martinez (Qui); Anthony Barrera (Oth). 112--Jake Konzal (DP) d. Logan Merkle (EVY) 9-7; Armando Hernandez (Top); Auston Hilderbrand (WV). 119--Cole Harris (DP) d. Jaren Novakovich (EVSK) 11-4; Anton King (ML); Tyler Childs (Eph). 125--Irving Jaimez (Pro) d. Duncan Rhoades (Che) 4-0; Aaron Arredondo (Top); Nick Sweeney (EVSK). 130--Julian Romero (Top) d. Konner Hopkins (EVYK) 2-1; Joe Grable (DP); Kody Ergeson (Sel). 135--Manny Ybarra (Qui) d. Matt Jordan (Oth) 4-2; Joe Hilpert (DP); Blake Haberman (Ell). 140--Aaron Brown (EVSK) t.f. Seth Grable (DP) 16-1; Colby Coates (Ell); Dakota Mauzay (Chen). 145--Billy Rhoads (DP) d. Eddie Garza (Oth) 4-2 OT; Ethan Groom (Pro); Kamal Qteishat (Ell). 152--Tyler Noble (Sel) d. Elias Mason (Che) 5-4; Jason Jorgensen (DP); Ben Horning (Qui). 160--Dylan Miller (DP) inj. def. over Jeremy Waldner (EVYK); Amando Deleon (Oth); Tyler Coates (Ell). 171--Brock Beeler (Clk) p. Jose Martinez (Wap) 3:18; Tim Haynes (ML); Carlos Ramirez (Top). 189--Joey Gomez (Oth) d. Albert Vargas (Oth) 6-3; Raul Pech (Top); Jacob Waller (Clk). 215--CJ Rodriguez (DP) d. Deion Duckworth (Eph) 9-7; Stephen Villarreal (Oth); Zac Corean (Chn). 285--Shawn Burton (DP) p. Richy Rodriguez (Sel) 2:10; Aaron Christiansen (EVSK); Martin Torres (Gvw).

Eastern Washington 2B/1B

REARDAN -- Dropping into the 2B/1B ranks for the first time, Warden ran away with the team title and is primed to win state.

The Cougars will send 13 to state. Among them regional champions Javier Tapia at 112, J.P. Martinez at 119 and Samuel Suarez at 140. Also, Hector Camacho was runner-up at 152.

Team scores--Warden 255 1/2, Kittitas 193 1/2, Reardan 128, Lake Roosevelt 109 1/2, Selkirk 103; 12, Lind-Ritzville 46; 19, Tri-Cities Prep 11.

Championship and local top 5

103--Logan Weber (Kit) d. Taylor Woodruff (LB) 11-5; 5, Jesus Dominguez (War). 112--Javier Tapia (War) p. Emery Maupin (Sel) :32; 3, Ramses Rodelo (War). 119--J.P. Martinez (War) t.f. Noel Espinoza (Kit) 18-2. 125--Randy Gross (LR) d. Anfim Kalugin (MW) 2-1; 4, Carlos Gomez (War). 130--Conan Kalugin (MW) p. Orrin Gross (LR); 5, Micah Brown (Rtz). 135--Cesar Espinoza (Kit) d. Ali Valdovinos (Pat) 4-0; 3, Scott Henderson (War); 4, Keanu Niezwaag (Rtz). 140--Samuel Suarez (War) d. Nick Perez (Oro) 7-4; 5, Cesar Rangel (War). 145--Waylen Anderson (Rear) d. Gunnar Doggett (LB) 8-5. 152--Charlie Eldred (Rear) d. Hector Camacho (War) 7-5. 160--Tory Knebel (Pom) d. Logan Zunker (Rear) 2-0; 3, Kenny Sullivan (War). 171--Kelan Sax (Sel) d. Duke Sykes (Oro) 10-3. 189--Dalton Ginter (Pat) d. Niko Knezovich (Rear) 2-0; 3, Adam Hansen (War). 215--Nate Sorensen (Kit) t.f. Zack Lane (MW) 15-0; 3, Gerino Luna (War); 5, Tevin Stutzman (TCP). 285--Zack Correll (ACH) inj. def. over Jesse Billups (ACH); 3, Matthew Deleon (War).

Eastern Washington girls

CONNELL -- Kennewick's Hannah Moon won the title at 130, while Kiona-Benton's Sheridan McDonald remained on course to become the state's first four-time girls champion.

McDonald won the the 130 regional title in Connell with a 17-0 technical fall in the final. Teammate Amy Campbell pinned her way to the title at 140.

Warden won the team title with 171 points, easily outdistancing second-place Sunnyside (1011/2), the only two teams that can field a full squad. Othello placed fourth with 62 points.

Moon scored a pair of quick pins (48 and 20 seconds) and then won 9-2 in the final against Warden's Miexy Gonzales. Moon was the first girl from the Tri-Cities to place at the girls state tournament, finishing fourth last season. She'll be joined by teammate Julie Rivera, who placed third at 285.

Warden's Carter Marks (152) and Sunnyside's Yunuenn Garcia (119) also won titles, as did Othello's Cassandra Garza, literally in a class by herself as the only wrestler at 171 pounds.

At Connell

Team scores--Warden 171, Sunnyside 101 1/2, Mabton 77, Othello 62, Kiona-Benton 55 1/2, Toppenish 46, Brewster 43, Kennewick 38, Columbia-Burbank 36, Connell 32 1/2; 11, Wahluke 31; 15, Royal 22; 23, Pasco 6.

Top 3 to state

103--Cynthia Montiel (Top) d. Deianeria Caudle (War) 9-3; Bianca Mendoza (Oth). 112--Cece Montiel (Top) p. Breanne Diaz (Roy) 5:12; Mary Gutierrez (Mab). 119--Yunuenn Garcia (SS) p. Jensenia Meza (Mab) 2:54; Marriah Paxton (Col). 125--Chelsea Robles (NV) p. Jasmin Mendoza (Mab) 3:14; Bianca Hernandez (War). 130--Hannah Moon (Ken) d. Miexy Gonzales (War) 9-2; Meranda Homer (Col). 135--Sheridan McDonald (KB) t.f. Taylor Edson (War) 17-0; Fanny Martinez (Brw). 140--Amy Campbell (KB) p. Allesha Reyes (Oth) 3:40; Abigail Elizondo (SS). 145--Sonja Grant (Gold) d. Michelle Gonzales (War) 7-4; Catherine Martinez. 152--Carter Marks (War) d. Cesiree Harms (Rsd) 5-2; Maria Olivera (SS). 160--Alyssa Callhoun (WV) p. Genesis Gonzalez (War) 1:35; Jaqueline Oropezca (Wah). 171--Cassandra Garza (Oth) bye. 285--Mariela Cendejas (Mab) d. Adeleny Pacheco (SS) 6-3; Julie Rivera (Ken).

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