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Page 12 Hells Canyon Journal February 19, 1992 Spartan grapplers took a first, a second, and two thirds Saturday, placing sixth as a team in the 1992 Pine Eagle Invitational Wrestling Tour- nament. The largest wres- tling tournament'ever held at PEHS, the Invitational in- volved 128 wrestlers from twelve schools-- Pine Eagle, Enterprise, Grant Union, Midvale-Cambridge, Melba, Fruitland, Payette, Joseph, Union, Crane, Imbler, and New Plymouth. "It was a great tourna- ment," commented Pine Eagle Coach Rob Crawford."Itmade for a long day -- we had 156 matches on three mats-- but we got a lot of compliments on the meet. We had wonder- ful community help with scor- ing, timing, brackets, and set up; we had excellent officiat- ing overall;' and most impor- tantly, the wrestlers them-. selves were great -- good wrestling and good sports- manship. I think everybody got in some tough competi- tion. It was really good for the Oregon and Idaho kids to meet each other at this point in the season, when everyone's getting into top for a for district tourneys." High placer for the Spar- tans was sophomore Brad Randall, champion at 106 pounds.At 115 pounds, fresh. Participate SPARTMAN MAT MAN in Spartan Invitational Russ Bond (left) wrestles Jake Ricker of Union. Photo by Divld Baker man Russ Bond claimed sec- did not place in the tourna- He pinned two strong league ond place, dropping a 19-4 ment. opponents -- Jake Ricker decision to undefeated Kurt "Brad did a good job to de- from Union and Ryan Karjalinen of Midvale-Cam- feat Fruitland's Travis Max- Casarey from Enterprise -- bridge in the championship well," said Crawford. "Max- togetintothechampionships, match. Junior Addy Davis well was a tough kid, and and that puts him in good took third in the 141-pound seeded ahead of Brad in the shape for districts next week. class with his second close brackets -- but there's no We would never have gotten decision of the day over Ryan question about the results, him seeded ahead of Casarey Sleight, of Payette. At 178, We were sorry that Union's if they hadn't met. In the junior Cody Anderson tookShane Frederick was unable championships, he had third with a pin over Brian to compete in the final due to Karjalinen in as much trouble Carter of Crane. The other a back injury -- he's been a as the kid's been in allyear-- Pine Eagle competitor, begin- major goal for Brad, and we but Karjalinen hasn't lost a ningjunior Wayne Chastain, definitely wanted the match, match this season, and it lost two close matches and ' Russ had an excellent day. showed Saturday. .... Addy Davis made one se- rious mistake against Nathan Noah, the top-seeded wres- tler, and it cost him a shot at first place. But he had three strong wins on the day, two close ones against Sleight and a pin against Billy Tucker from Melba. "Cody Anderson had his best meet of the year, giving top-seed Brian Zinn of Grant Union a tough match, and edging Diehl Hiner of Imbler before the consolation final against Carter. "We were really proud of Wayne Chastain's perfor- mance, too. With just a month of wrestling under his belt, he wrestles tough against anybody. A little experience will make him a real force in this league if paying the dues doesn't discourage him. You can't step in at a weight like 148 with no experience and expect to dominate -- you just have to stick with it until things come together for you." The team championships were shared by Enterprise and Grant Union with 98 points apiece, followed by Midvale-Cambridge with 92; Melba with 83; Fruitland with 80; Pine Eagle with 54; Payette with 35; Joseph with 21; Union with 20; Crane with 14; Imbler with 10 and New Plymouth with 7. Individual Weight Class Results 98 -- 1, Sean Lewis, Grant Union; 2, Jason Huber, Midvale- Cambridge; 3, Eric Hainline, Crane. 106--- 1, Brad Randall, Pine Eagle; 2, Shane Frederick, Union; 3, Travis Maxwell, Fruitland. 115-- 1, Kurt Karjalinen, Midvale-Cambridge; 2, Russ Bond, Pine Eagle; 3, Ryan Casarey, Enterprise. 123--1, Eric Karjalinen, Midvale-Cambridge; 2, Mark Keffer, Enterpri, e; 3, Kyle Mackenzie, Fruitland. 130-- 1, Caleb Ricker, Union; 2, Joel Kleim, #ayette; 3, J.D. Farrow, Fruitland. 136 -- 1, John Corak, Enterprise; 2, Frank Sykes, Grant Union; 3, Jack Richardson, Melba. 141 -- 1, Nathan Noah, Midvate-Cambridge; 2, Uncoln Undley, Grant Union; 3 Addy Davis, Pine Eagle. 148--I, Eric Miller, Grant Union; Tadd Foote, Melba; 3, Heath Wolfe, Imbler. 157 -- 1, Willie Zollman, Enterprise; 2, Jesse Shirley, Joseph; 3, Cody Weaver, Grant Union. 168-- 1, Chad Nash, Enterprise; 2, Garvin Foote, Melba; 3, Anthony Carbajal, Fruitland. 178--- 1, Brian Zinn, Grant Union; 2, Brandon Powers, Enterprise; 3, Cody An lerson, Pine Eagle. 191 -- 1, Corky Powell, Fruitland; 2, Rod Pettis, Payette; 3, Aaron Horn, Melba. Heavyweight -- 1, Clay Rogers, Fruitland; 2 Paul Merrick, Union; 3, Pike Langer, Midvale-Cambridge. vance to Di An impressive 78-65 win the playoff, teh Spartans close in teh first at Jordan Valley, Saturday, The Spartans played half. helped the Spartan boys earn Crane from behind most of Quick passes, from Farley a Monday night playoffgame the game, before taking, and helped Neal score 10 points with Crane-- a game they holding, the lead in the final in the third quarter. came from behind to win, 81- four minutes of play. A quick practice was 73. Jeremiah Sprague, Steven"planned for Tuesday, before 'The boys played just Farley and Barry Neal pro-" Wednesday's first-round great," said an elated coach vided most of the Spartan of- game with Tri-Co .League Ron Godwin after Monday's fense. The trio combined for champion, Spray, which fin- playoff.Godwinexpressedthe 65points, shooting24-46from ishedtheregularseasonwith team's gratitude to the many the field. Sprague scored 12 a 17,2 record. The game is Spartan fans who made the pointsinthefirstquarterand scheduled to get under way trip to Baker High School for seven in the second to kkeep at 8:45 p.m. Jordan Valley Stops Girls' Try for Perfect League Mark Pine Eagle's girls finally Mustangs won, 59-43. The girls now travel to came down to earth, Satur- Jordan Valley's highly Baker High School, for a first day, after cruising through touted senior, Maria Begay, roundgame with North Pow- thefrrstllgamesoftheirOld lit up the home court der, Thursday, February 20, Oregon League season, scoreboard for 23 points at 7 p.m. Cold shooting in Jordan against Pine Eagle, in what If they prevail in that con- Valley's unique gym was the may have been a preview of a test, the top-seeded Spartan Spartans'Achillesheel, asthe futuretournamentmatch-up,girls will play Friday, 7 p.m.