Scappoose girls' wrestlers top-five at Liberty Tournament
Isis Phillips, Emma Jones, Wendy Sanchez and Karlie Ragan announced the arrival of Indians girls' wrestling at the Liberty Tournament in Hillsboro.
The freshman, sophomores and senior cheered respective second-, third-, fourth and fifth-place efforts Saturday, Dec. 16, where last year no such chances existed.
"I really enjoy building my mental toughness," Sanchez said. "It's by far been one of the hardest and toughest experiences of my life, but I love being able to cheer on my team and see how well everyone supports one another."
Phillips, in the 200-219-pound class, pinned Class 6A Lake Oswego junior Nicole McGraw in 41 semifinal seconds before withdrawing from the final against Class 6A David Douglas senior Idara Ette after a minute and 13 seconds.
Jones (108-118) pinned Lake Oswego junior Andrea Loung in 3:10 in the quarterfinals, fell to Class 6A Liberty junior Faith Strode in two semifinal minutes, beat Class 6A Century sophomore Nimo Sheikh 8-3 in the consolation semifinal and finished David Douglas sophomore Miacela Nicado in 5:10 for third.
Sanchez (87-96) fell to Class 6A Westview junior Cecilia Ainslie in 50 semifinal seconds and, after a consolation semifinal bye, found herself on the short end of a 14-3 major decision against Class 6A McNary freshman Ella Repp for fourth.
Ragan (133-143) brought down Century freshman Maggie Hernandez in 1:13 in the quarterfinals, fell to Class 5A Hood River Valley junior Elena Kroll in 31 semifinal seconds and to Century sophomore Sarahi Velazquez in 1:57 in the consolation semifinal and accepted a forfeit for fifth.
Scappoose, with 52 points, ranked 10th in the 20-team field behind first-place Hood River Valley (189).
"The girls have had tremendous growth in a very short period of time," Tribe coach Nick Byrd said. "Emma and Karlie are about as tough as they come and are willing to put in the work needed to be successful."
Indians wrestling is scheduled next for the Gladstone Invitational Thursday and for the Jefferson High School Girls' Only Open Dec. 29 in Portland.
LIBERTY GIRLS' TOURNAMENT
Saturday, Dec. 16, at Liberty High School, in Hillsboro
87-96 Wendy Sanchez fourth
Quarterfinal: Sanchez received a bye; Semifinal: Cecilla Ainslie, Westview, pinned Sanchez, :50; Consolation semifinal: Sanchez received a bye; Third-place match: Ella Repp, McNary, def. Sanchez, major decision, 14-3.
108-118 Emma Jones third
Quarterfinal: Jones pinned Andrea Loung, Lake Oswego, 3:10; Semifinal: Faith Strode, Liberty, pinned Jones 2:00; Consolation semifinal: Jones def. Nimo Sheikh, Century, 8-3; Third-place match: Jones pinned Miacela Nicado, David Douglas, 5:10.
133-143 Karlie Ragan fifth
Quarterfinal: Ragan pinned Maggie Hernandez, Century High School, 1:13; Semifinal: Elena Kroll, Hood River Valley, pinned Ragan, :31; Consolation semifinal: Sarahi Velazquez, Century, pinned Ragan, 1:57; Fifth-place match: Ragan won by forfeit.
W 200-219 Isis Phillips second
Quarterfinal: Phillips received a bye; Semifinal: Phillips pinned Nicole McGraw, Lake Oswego, :41; First-place match: Idara Ette, David Douglas, def. Phillips, injury, 1:13.
1. Hood River Valley 189
2. Century 140
3. Warrenton 125
4. Hillsboro 119
5. Westview 107
6. Liberty 94
7. David Douglas 64
8. Centennial 61
9. McNary 52
10. Scappoose 52
11. St. Helens 49
12. Lake Oswego 38
13. Vernonia 36
14. Milwaukie 26
15. Glencoe 25.5
16. Cleveland 25
17. Banks 18
18. Dallas 17
19. Tualatin 16
20. McMinnville 0