Molalla mat squad snags top threes
Another successful outing greeted the Molalla High wrestling team, this time on home soil.
The Indians hosted the Molalla Holiday Mayhem Tournament on Dec. 18 and placed four of its nine competing wrestlers in the top three of the tournament.
Max Salvetti was the only individual champion at 113 pounds, winning three bouts en route to not only the title, but earning a championship jacket. Salvetti opened with a bye, then won by fall (1:04) in the semifinals and then by fall again (3:58) in the championship match.
The Indians as a team placed sixth overall with 33 points. Estacada won the boys side of the tournament with 140 points.
On the girls side, Faith Steach snagged a second in the 124-131 weight class, while Hailey Hewlett did the same in the 132-138 weight class. Sarah Patrick was third in the 132-138 class.
Steach ran to the finals with pins in 30 seconds and 39 seconds before falling by fall in the championship. Hewlett opened with a bye, then grabbed a pin (2:31) before falling in the title match via pin.
The Molalla girls finished third in the tournament with 46 points.
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