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Phoenix clinches Skyline duals title

MERLIN — Phoenix beat Mazama and North Valley to complete a five-match sweep and capture its first Skyline duals championship since 2004 Wednesday at North Valley High School.

The Pirates entered the night with three wins under their belt and needing a victory over Mazama to clinch the championship. Phoenix secured the title in dramatic fashion as Elijah Leonis stunned Justin Ivy, the likely No. 1 seed in next week’s district tournament, with a third-round pin in the 132-pound match.

“We’re pretty excited,” Phoenix coach Jon Gay said. “It’s all part of the process but it feels pretty good. Harry Mondale just passed away last summer and he started the program in the 70s, and to win it in the year of his passing — I feel pretty good for the kids.”

Leonis was down two points heading into the final round against Ivy before rallying for the pin in 3 minutes, 41 seconds.

Also coming up big for the Pirates against Mazama was heavyweight Salvador Castanon, who pinned Isaac Pena in 4:29.

The Pirates also got pins by Jacky Hawkins (145), Elijah Santana (152), Mike Walker (160), Dane Johnson (182) and Ezra DeLuca (113).

Phoenix finished the night with a resounding 63-9 thumping of North Valley, scoring four pins, a technical fall and a major decision.

Hawkins opened that one by pinning Brandon Brinkman in the 145-pound match in 1:26.

Phoenix 48, Mazama 27

106 — Bailey Rogers, M, win by forfeit; 113 — Ezra DeLuca, P, pinned Kyler Pemberton, 2:29; 120 — Savien Burk, M, win by forfeit; 126 — Brycen Johnson, M, dec. Emma Truex, 6-1; 132 — Elijah Leonis, P, pinned Justin Ivy, 3:41.

138 — ; *145 — Jacky Hawkins, P, pinned Leighton Alexander, 1:59; 152 — Elijah Santana, P, pinned Christian Lewis, 4:23; 160 — Mike Walker, P, pinned Jullin Gardner, 5:13.

170 — Joey Wilson, P, dec. Jacob Vargas, 6-4; 182 — Dane Johnson, P, pinned Cade Wynne, 2:57; 195 — Ryan Brumble, P, dec. Ethan Richards, 14-10; 220 — Dominic Hankins, M, pinned Joey Baynard Jr., 3:24; 285 — Salvador Costanon, P, pinned Isaac Pena, 4:29.

* starting weight

Phoenix 63, North Valley 9

106 — Tanner Watkins, NV, win by forfeit; 113 — Ezra DeLuca, P, tech fall Carter Lathrop, 30-14; 120 — double forfeit; 126 — Bruce Doke, P, major dec. Brandon Cregan, 13-4; 132 — Elijah Leonis, P, pinned Landon Myers, :48.

138 — Colton Samis, P, pinned Damian Kasper, :40; *145 — Jacky Hawkins, P, pinned Brandon Brinkman, 1:26; 152 — Dalton Samis, P, pinned Elijah Myers, :30; 160 — Joey Wilson, P, win by forfeit.

170 — Eli colas, NV, dec. Dane Johnson, 5-1; 182 — Sam Brumble, P, win by forfeit; 195 — Ryan Brumble, P, win by forfeit; 220 — Joey Baynard Jr., P, win by forfeit; 285 — Salvador Castanon, P, win by forfeit.

* starting weight

THURSTON 48, EAGLE POINT 24: At Eagle Point, the Eagles pulled out four hard-fought decisions but Thurston rode seven pins to the Midwestern League dual win at Eagle Point High School.

Eagle Point 106-pounder Luke Callahan edged Eduardo Matheus, 10-8, and following a Thurston forfeit the Eagles got another victory at 120 pounds by Freddy Barajas to grab a quick 12-0 lead.

The Eagles still led 15-6 after Eagle Point’s Bradey Thrash beat Dylan Averill, 6-1, in the 132-pound bout, but Thurston answered with three consecutive pins by Manuel Monroy (138), Calvin Royce (145) and Varney Doreen (152) to take control.

*106 — Luke Callahan, EP, dec. Eduardo Matheus, 10-8; 113 — Gabriel Smith, EP, win by forfeit; 120 — Freddy Barajas, EP, dec. Hunter Harwood, 4-2; 126 — Zane Stewart, T, pinned Danny Patterson, 3:43; 132 — Bradey Thrash, EP, dec. Dylan Averill, 6-1.

138 — Manuel Monroy, T, pinned Dylan Dahling, :44; 145 — Calvin Royce, T, pinned Kyle O’Neil, :50; 152 — Varney Doreen, T, pinned Nathan Garcia, 1:30; 160 — Juan Ruiz II, EP, win by forfeit.

170 — Austin Watson, T, pinned Jesse Cayo, :52; 182 — Josh Sitzer, EP, dec. Jeremy Foss, 8-2; 195 — Avery Jaramillo, T, win by forfeit; 220 — Colten Hallett, T, pinned Bradley Castro, 2:09; 285 — Brian Jenkins, T, pinned Justin Hammer, :13.

* starting weight

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