Prep Roundup: Aberdeen takes league wrestling opener


WRESTLING

Bobcats 48, Hawks 16

LACEY — Freshman Grant Bowley capped off Aberdeen’s Evergreen 2A match win against River Ridge with the quickest win of the night, pinning his opponent in 13 seconds on Thursday night.

Bowley, in the 132-pound match (the second-to-last match of the night), caught River Ridge’s Collin Dixon and got the pin to highlight a dominant performance by the Bobcats (1-0, 1-1 in dual matches).

“Our young guys really stepped up,” AHS head coach Chuck Veloni said. “Grant was matched with someone of his ability. He caught him and stacked him. The kid made a mistake and Grant made him pay for it. Everything went as expected tonight.”

Veloni cited Justin Berkley, who lost his 138-pound match by pin in a close contest, for his performance.

On Saturday, Aberdeen’s varsity wrestlers will be at the Cheney Invitational. The junior varsity will be at the Elma JV tournament.

145 — Alexis Miranda (A) won by forfeit. 152 — Erikk Machowek (A) dec. Jacob Zacco, 11-4. 160 — Brennin Lesman (A) won by forfeit. 170 — Eliza Camacho (RR) pinned Justin Baldwin, 3:44. 182 — Jose Duran (A) pinned Gabe Frasier, 1:08. 195 — David Garcia (A) pinned Tahnnis Wayson, 4:48. 220 — Henry Fultz (A) won by forfeit. 285 — Jordon Logan (A) dec. Zachary Bondaudi, 4-3. 106 and 113 — Double forfeit. 120 — Sam Wagner (A) won by forfeit. 126 — Sir Abington (RR) tech fall over Connor Horton, 21-6 (4:36). 132 — Grant Bowley (A) pinned Collin Dixon, :13. 138 — Daniel Montesa (RR) pinned Justin Berkeley, 3:10.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Wildcats 60, Hyaks 50

OYEHUT — Powered by Alex Herrera’s 21 points, Ocosta notched its fifth straight victory by topping North Beach in a Pacific League contest Thursday at North Beach’s “House of Pain” gym.

Kurt Bambauer scored nine of his 17 points in the fourth quarter as the Wildcats (3-2, 7-5) snapped a 43-all standoff after three periods.

Ocosta shot 51 percent from the field and committed only 15 turnovers.

“That’s the best game we’ve put together from start to finish all year long,” Wildcat coach Jason Quinby said. “I was very pleased.”

Caleb Tackett grabbed 10 rebounds, two more than teammates Bambauer and James Benn. Dan Sobrera collected six assists.

Corey Thornton scored 20 points, while Justin Chong had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Hyaks (3-3, 5-6). Thornton also collected four steals.

“We weren’t into it,” North Beach coach Larry Moore said. “Ocosta played good defense. If we got the ball inside to Chong a few more times, it would have helped, but we were a bit impatient.”

The Wildcats host Naselle as part of a co-ed doubleheader on Saturday. The Hyaks travel to Northwest Christian on Tuesday.

Oco 12 15 16 17 — 60 NB 13 14 16 7 — 50

Ocosta (60) — Tackett 8, Sobrera 6, Herrera 21, Bambauer 17, Krigbaum 2, Wright 2, Rindlisbacher, Benn 4. FG — 24-47 (.511). FT — 7-19.

North Beach (50) — Wagner 3, Thornton 20, Turner, Fry 6, Gonzalez 2, Hernandez 7, Chong 12. FG — 18-59 (.305). FT — 12-21.

JV — North Beach won.

Comets 64, Indians 43

SOUTH BEND — Blasting out to a 35-11 halftime lead, Naselle finished off South Bend in a Pacific League game Thursday at Koplitz Fieldhouse.

Three players scored in double figures for the Comets to trump a fine night by Justin Elliott. The South Bend sophomore led all scorers with 22 points while grabbing 10 rebounds.

“We need some guys to play consistent,” said Tribe coach Tom Betrozoff. “We have guys scoring in double digits one night, then go scoreless for the next two. We’re just not consistent.”

The Indians (0-5, 0-12) host Willapa Valley on Saturday.

Nas 14 21 20 9 — 64 SB 5 6 16 16 — 43

Naselle (64) — Blaylock 4, Corona 2, Williams 7, Grayback 10, Chapman 18, Eaton 13, Lopez 4, Wasmundt, Bergeson, Zimmerman 6. FG — 26-71 (.367). FT — 11-14.

South Bend (43) — Diaz, Z. Johnson 2, Davis 3, Lewis 7, T. Johnson 5, Elliott 22, Edwards 2, Hoerr 2. FG — 16-42 (.381). FT — 6-13.

JV — Naselle won.