South Medford wrestling bests Phoenix, Ashland

ASHLAND — Nate Eli won a hard-fought heavyweight battle against Phoenix’s Ishmael DeLaTorre in a battle of state meet qualifiers from different classifications as South Medford picked up two wins in a nonleague three-way dual Wednesday at Mountain Avenue Gym.

Eli defeated DeLaTorre 5-3 to help the Panthers finish off a 46-22 win over Phoenix. South Medford also beat Ashland, 72-10.

“We looked a little better on our feet today,” South Medford coach David Bage said, “and this was a good indicator of where we need to be going forward.”

Also for South, 126-pounder Killian Cosgrove picked up a 12-2 major decision over Phoenix’s Youanni Chavez, and 160-pounder Justin Josephson earned two wins, including a pin of Phoenix’s Noah Cornett.

South Medford 72, Ashland 10

106 — Aidan Rania, SM, win by forfeit; 113 — Faith Hansel, SM, win by forfeit; 120 — Brinson Scott, SM, win by forfeit; 126 — Killian Cosgrove, SM, pinned Dakota Reyburn, 2:53; 132 — Niccolo Cellini, A, major dec. Spencer Cloward, 15-4.

138 — Andrew Hall, SM, win by forfeit; 145 — Caleb Belden, SM, pinned Rosemary Weston, :30; 152 — Josh Beachler, SM, win by forfeit; 160 — Justin Josephson, SM, pinned Noah Cornett, 1:30; 170 — Cole Schumack, SM, pinned Trevor Fulton, 1:19.

*182 — Jaxin Kinler-Gossman, SM, pinned Jacob Robitz, 2:20; 195 — Ryan Beck, SM, pinned Kane Kenerly, :52; 220 — Zach Adler, A, pinned Michael Cormier, :47; 285 — Nate Eli, SM, win by forfeit.

* starting weight

South Medford 46, Phoenix 22

106 — Aidan Rania, SM, win by forfeit; 113 — Ezra DeLuca, P, pinned Faith Hansel, 3:06; 120 — Brinson Scott, SM, win by forfeit; 126 — Killian Cosgrove, SM, major dec. Youanni Chavez, 12-2; 132 — Elijah Leonis, P, major dec. Spencer Cloward, 12-3.

138 — Andrew Hall, SM, dec. Mike Walker, 11-5; 145 — Dalton Samis, P, pinned Caleb Belden, 1:33; 152 — Elijah Santana, P, dec. Josh Beachler, 7-4; 160 — Joey Wilson, P, dec. Justin Josephson, 9-5.

170 — Cole Schumack, SM, pinned Elijah Galatioto, 1:01; 182 — Jaxin Kinler-Gossman, SM, pinned Dane Johnson, :56; *195 — Ryan Beck, SM, pinned Ryan Brumble, :40; 220 — Michael Cormier, SM, pinned Jon Halligan, 2:30; 285 — Nate Eli, SM, d. Ishmael DeLaTorre, 5-3.

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TRINITY 66, ROGUE VALLEY ADVENTIST 45: At Bend, Rogue Valley Adventist, which trailed 31-25 at halftime, struggled in the second half against host Trinity’s press defense in a Mountain Valley League game.

Ruben Tovar, a sophomore guard, had 12 points to lead the Red Tail Hawks (6-6, 1-2 MVL), while freshman wing Caleb Jackson and sophomore wing Isaiah Christensen scored 11 apiece and senior post Marcus Wiggers hauled in 14 rebounds.

The Saints (8-4), who held RVA to six points in the third quarter, marched to their fourth straight victory.

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