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Oregon State's Beisley starts sophomore wrestling season; Linfield, McNabb bow out in three overtimes

BEISLEYCollege wrestling

Oregon State sophomore Colton Beisley from St. Helens High went 0-2 in away matches last week.

In a 26-16 dual meet victory at George Mason in Fairfax, Virginia, Beisley lost by technical fall at 174 pounds. Then, in the Navy Classic at Annapolis, Maryland (or the Reno Tournament of Champions in Nevada), he dropped a 4-2 decision to Cade Wilson of Brown.

Next for the Beavers is a Friday dual at Nebraska.

College football

Freshman Connor McNabb's first season with the Linfield Wildcats came to an end last Saturday in an epic, three-overtime playoff loss at Claremont in Orange, California.

The host Panthers prevailed 68-65, scoring a touchdown on a run in the third OT, after Linfield had settled for a field goal.

Linfield, the Northwest Conference champion, finished the year 8-2, with its first loss since a 27-19 nonleague defeat at Redlands.

Chapman (10-0) advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament and will play host to St. John's of Minnesota on Saturday.

Linfield was ranked 15th and 20th in the coaches' poll and by Chapman was ranked 13th and 12th.

McNabb, a running back from Scappoose High, was third on the team in rushing. He had 29 carries for 135 yards and two touchdowns this season. He also caught seven passes for 108 yards and one TD.

Prep football

Fourth-ranked Silverton, which knocked Scappoose out of the Class 5A playoffs in the Nov. 15 quarterfinals, lost in the Class 5A semifinals 44-14 at No. 1-ranked Thurston.

In other other semifinal, No. 2 Crater came from behind at hoe to edge No. 3 West Albany 30-24.

The state championship game between Thurston and Crater will kick off at 5 p.m. Saturday at Roseburg High.


Starting linebacker David Mayo had seven tackles to rank second for the New York Giants as they fell 19-14 last Sunday at the Chicago Bears.

Mayo, from Scappoose High, made four solo stops and one tackle-for-loss, and had a pass defensed.

The Giants slipped to 2-9, while the Bears raised their record to 5-6.

New York's next game is 10 a.m. PT Sunday at home against the Green Bay Packers.

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