Runner-up finishes by Brooks Stearns, Connar Kohn and Blake Niemann helped the Philomath High School wrestling team to a second-place showing at Saturday’s Santiam Christian Screamin’ Eagle in Adair Village.
Sprague won the 10-school tournament with 244 points and the Warriors were second with 205 to edge third-place Scio’s 181.
Kohn, wrestling at 195 pounds, had just two matches. Kohn, a sophomore who is 15-3 on the season, pinned his first opponent in just over a minute before falling to a Scio wrestler in finals.
Stearns, a senior, won three of four bouts at 182 with pins over Monroe and Sprague opponents among them. In finals, he lost to a Siletz Valley grappler.
Niemann, a freshman, won two of three at 106 with a pin over a Corvallis opponent and a decision over a Sprague wrestler. He lost in the championship match to another Sprague opponent.
Freshman Blaise Pindell won three of four and placed third. In the third-place match, he won over a Corvallis wrestler on a first-period pin. Senior Noah Estes at heavyweight also placed third, winning his medal-round match over a Gervais foe.
Four other PHS wrestlers placed fourth — senior Jayden Jensen at 152, sophomore Matthew Hamlet at 160, sophomore Austin Murphree at 170 and sophomore Issiah Blackburn at 182.
Junior Emma Lalande and freshman Reynece Ryan both finished in first place at the Alsea Bay Women’s Classic Saturday in Waldport. Senior Rio Jensen placed second.
In the 145-155 weight division, Lalande pinned both of her opponents in the first period. She beat an Oakridge wrestler in 1:10 and a Newport opponent in 1:40.
Ryan won the 190 division with a pin over a North Lake wrestler in just 16 seconds and a pin over a Crow opponent in 46 seconds.
Jensen pinned her first two opponents before falling to a Reedsport Charter wrestler in finals.
Santiam Christian Screamin’ Eagle
Saturday at Adair Village
Team scoring: Sprague (SPR) 244, Philomath (PHS) 205, Scio (SCI) 181, Santiam Christian (SC) 170, Corvallis (CHS) 155, Siletz Valley (SV) 93, Monroe (MON) 91, Gervais (GRV) 38, Colton (CLT) 28, Kennedy (KEN) 26.
106 — Blake Niemann (2-1, 2nd): Pinned Elezar Igarra, CHS, 1:22; dec. Quincy Paloma, SPR, 6-4; lost maj. dec. Bo Davis, SPR, 8-0.
113 — Michael Godin (1-2 5th): Pinned by Aaron Joklur, SPR, 0:35; pinned by Jack Sabee-Paulson, CHS, 5:52; pinned Brandon Birken, CHS, 1:39.
120 —Ben Gary (0-2): Pinned by Austin Bradford, SC, 1:32; pinned by Dillon Greene, MON, 3:49.
126 — Blaise Pindell (3-1, 3rd): Pinned Luke Clark, CHS, 0:57; pinned by Kade Mask, SCI, 2:24; pinned Landon Price, CHS, 0:34; pinned Elias BanJhr, CHS, 1:41.
132 — Hunter Kaumanns (0-2, 5th): Pinned by Maximum Garrett, SPR, 3:14; pinned by Louden Ballard, MON, 2:15.
138 — Hunter McCaskill (2-1, 2nd): Pinned Levi Janssen, SC, 0:18; pinned Ian Hale, CHS, 1:49; pinned by Brock McMullen, SPR, 1:40.
145 — Morgan French (0-2): Pinned by Harry Smith, SV, 4:52; pinned by Aidan Walter, SPR, 2:28.
145 — Cooper Latz (0-2): Pinned by Jeremiah Armas, CLT, 1:00; pinned by Rolando Miranda, GRV, 2:05.
152 — Jayden Jensen (2-2, 4th): Pinned Trevor Oxenrider, SC, 1:38; pinned by Roland Hare, SPR, 4:58; pinned by Mason Hiteshaw, SCI, 2:35; pinned by Tanner Clark, SV, 2:59.
160 — Matthew Hamlet (1-2, 4th): Lost maj. dec. Adam Statemeyer, SCI, 17-4; dec. Robert Warfield, SV, 4-3; pinned by Vandon Haugen, SC, 1:33.
170 — Austin Murphree 2-2, 4th): Pinned Fabian Lucero, GRV, 5:03; pinned by Luke Mehlschau, SC, 1:14; pinned Cole Bacheller, SPR, 4:44; pinned by Alec Avery, MON, 4:21.
182 — Issiah Blackburn (3-2, 4th): Pinned David Choi, SC, 0:30; maj. dec. Sirus Garcia, CHS, 11-2; pinned by Pat Shawver, SV, 1:27; dec. Carson Perdue, MON, 9-5; pinned by Stan Cernev, SPR, 5:05.
182 — Brooks Stearns (3-1, 2nd): Pinned Carson Perdue, MON, 1:43; forfeit over Joseph Stalfire, SPR; pinned Stan Cernev, SPR, 1:10; pinned by Pat Shawver, SV, 3:26.
195 — Connar Kohn (1-1, 2nd): Pinned Cole Boen, KEN, 1:05; pinned by William Simmons, SCI, 4:38.
220 — Joseph Choi (1-2, 5th): Lost dec. Cade O’Brien, CHS, 12-8; pinned by Andy Cruz-Lopez, GRV, 0:26; pinned Daniel Gutierrez, KEN, 0:44.
220 — Noah Estes (3-1, 3rd): Forfeit over David Vasilash, CLT; pinned by David Sherman, SPR, 3:06; pinned Daniel Gutierrez, KEN, 1:17; pinned Andy Cruz-Lopez, GRV, 1:55.
285 — Taylor Tally (1-2): Pinned by Elijah Hagler, CLT, 1:45; dec. Lucas Darby, CHS, 6-3; pinned by Elijah Hagler, CLT, 0:39.
Alsea Bay Women’s Classic
Saturday at Waldport
Team scoring: Grants Pass (GP) 61, Philomath (PHS) 50, Reedsport Charter (RC) 46, Oakridge (OAK) 42, Taft (TFT) 27, Waldport (WLD) 14, Crow (CRW) 12, Newport (NEW) 12, North Lake (NL) 7.
120 — Rio Jensen (2-1, 2nd): Pinned Mary Albitz, WLD, 1:15; pinned Lylia Grisson, GP, 1:34; pinned by Yesenia Velazquez, RC, 1:08.
145-155 — Emma Lalande (2-0, 1st): Pinned Ke-aloni Cole, OAK, 1:10; pinned Trishell Martinez, NEW, 1:40.
190 — Reynece Ryan (2-0, 1st): Pinned Shelby Brahn, NL, 0:16; Tayla Parsons, CRW, 0:46.