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Centennial wrestlers are runners-up at Don York tournament, Gresham girls pick up nonleague win

PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Centennials Emmanuel Gurzhuy won a 2-1 decision over Libertys Adrian Hinojosa in the 220-pound title bout at last weekends Don York Invitational hosted by Cleveland High.

WRESTLING

CENTENNIAL TAKES SECOND — Centennial totaled 246 points to edge Tualatin for runner-up honors in the team chase at last Saturday's Don York Invitational hosted by Cleveland High. Newberg won the team title with 285 points.

Centennial crowned three weight-class champions with Mason Belles going 4-0 in the 113-pound bracket, winning his first three bouts by pin and his title bout by a 15-0 technical fall early in the second period.

Jeremiah Van Cleve (126) picked up four pins and won his title bout by a 2-1 decision, while Emmanuel Gurzhuy (220) took a similar route with four pins and a 2-1 decision in his finale.

Centennial's Jake Angelovic (120) also reached his bracket-final with two pins, a forfeit and a 9-4 decision before finishing in second place. Bailey Sparks (182) went 4-1 in his bracket, wrapped up by a 15-1 major decision in the third-place bout.

Reynolds crowned two weight-class champions with Robert Plympton producing a team-high 32.5 points at 195 pounds. He opened with a technical fall, followed by three pins before winning his title bout by an 11-3 major decision.

Raiders' teammate Kenny Vang (106) had two falls and a major decision before shutting out his opponent 6-0 in the finale. Burgess Myers (160) went 6-1 over the weekend, capped by a 9-1 major decision in the third-place bout.

Reynolds finished eighth in the team tally with 137.5 points.

BOYS BASKETBALL

REYNOLDS BOYS END SKID — Reynolds stopped a seven-game losing streak by completing their nonleague schedule with a 63-58 win at Hood River on Friday night.

Brandon Buffington led the way with 17 points, while rookie guard Scotty Riddle added 16 points, going 3-for-3 at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.

Keenan Coleman knocked down a 3-pointer to make it a two-possession game in the final minute. Hood River had a chance for force overtime, but a trio of 3-point tries missed the target down the stretch.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

GRESHAM GIRLS BEAT HOOD RIVER — The Gresham girls scored a 49-42 win over Hood River on the Friday before Christmas. The Gophers held Hood River without a field goal in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Eagles 22-3 down the stretch.

Toni Gould sank a pair of 3-pointers to spark the fourth-quarter comeback, and would end the game with a team-high 14 points. Aliyah Duran and Heaven Schab added eight points apiece.

The Gophers compiled a 1-2 record at the post-holiday Fort Vancouver tournament.

SOFTBALL

CENTENNIAL SOFTBALL CLINICS — The Centennial High softball program is hosting a series of winter sessions on 5 p.m. Sundays, running Jan. 12 through Feb. 23, in the west gym at Centennial High. Cost is $40.

For more information, call coach Steve Baker at 503-730-8947 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


These recaps are slated to appear in our Friday, Jan. 10, print edition.


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