Davis boys lead winter award nominees

April 14, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Davis boys basketball team raked in the awards last month — first state championship since 1965, Class 4A coach of the year (Eli Juarez) and 4A and all-classifications player of the year (David Trimble). On Wednesday, June 6 at the Yakima Valley Sports Awards luncheon, the Pirates will look to add [...]

Mat Classic: 40-40 vision for Granger’s Salcedo

February 19, 2012 by  

Salcedo finishes unbeaten again, Zillah goes 9-for-9 || TACOMA, Wash. — Joshua Salcedo’s smile had the deeply satisfied glow of someone who could get used to this experience. Fact is, he is used to it. And nowhere near done, either. Granger’s junior standout ran through Mat Classic again like it was a downhill sprint with [...]

Mat Classic: Scribner’s repeat keeps hopes for fourpeat alive

February 19, 2012 by  

TACOMA, Wash. — Wyatt Scribner knows what works for him, even if it’s a little unorthodox. Like getting in that zone athletes always talk about — not his deal. “A lot of guys like to get in that zone, get that stare that’s all serious, but that’s too tense for me,” he said. “I just [...]

Mat Classic: Coyotes continue medal collection

February 19, 2012 by  

Three champions carry Kittitas to fifth straight trophy || TACOMA, Wash. — Kittitas wrestlers know their history and they don’t break the chain. The Coyotes expect hardware at Mat Classic and on Saturday they secured another piece to showcase — a third-place finish in the Class 2B tournament that marks the program’s fifth straight year [...]

2012 Mat Classic photo gallery

February 19, 2012 by  

Photos from Saturday’s action at Mat Classic, the Washington state high school wrestling championships in the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash. Click here for information on purchasing any of these photos. All photos by Ingrid Barrentine/For the Yakima Herald-Republic

Valley’s 2012 Mat Classic champions

February 19, 2012 by  

Wyatt Scribner Ellensburg sophomore Won the Class 2A title at 113 pounds for his second straight state title and kept alive hopes a career four-peat, accomplished only once before in the Yakima region. Tyler Coates Ellensburg senior Finished off a 31-1 season by capturing the Class 2A 170 title. Coates avenged his only loss of [...]

2012 Mat Classic medalists

February 19, 2012 by  

Class 4A Third: Austin Wagner, Davis (145, sr.). Fourth: Humberto Acevedo, Eisenhower (160, sr.). Sixth: Marco Gonzalez, Eisenhower (132, sr.). Class 3A Second: Jesse Barajas, Sunnyside (106, so.). Fourth: Nathan Gonzalez, Sunnyside (126, sr.). Sixth: Santos Guerrero, Sunnyside (113, jr.); Justin Wilkins, West Valley (285, sr.). Eighth: Sam Romero, Sunnyside (160, jr.); Miguel Guzman, Sunnyside [...]

Saturday’s Mat Classic results

February 19, 2012 by  

CLASS 4A Semifinals 106: Spencer Schroeder (Graham-Kapowsin) d. Fernando Leyva (Moses Lake) 11-9 OT; Noah Cuzzetto (Edmonds-Woodway) p. Brian Alonzo (Auburn) 3:51. 113: Michael Nguyen (Evergreen, Vancouver) p. Ty McCullough (Shelton) 3:27; Tim Whitehead (Tahoma) p. Eddie Cuevas (Curtis) 5:28. 120: Taylor Salzberg (Graham-Kapowsin) d. Beau Gleed (Moses Lake) 5-0; Matthew Nguyen (Evergreen, Vancouver) p. [...]

Six area wrestlers earn state titles at Mat Classic

February 18, 2012 by  

TACOMA, Wash. — Granger’s Joshua Salcedo capped a second straight 40-o season Saturday by capturing the Class 1A state tile at 113 pounds. Salcedo won the title at 103 last season. In the Class 2B tournament, Kittitas’ Nate Sorenson, who was sidelined in the fall and earlier this season with an elbow injury, won his [...]

Mat Classic: Top mat coaches lead strong day for locals

February 18, 2012 by  

Three area coaches lauded; 29 wrestlers still in title contention || TACOMA, Wash. — On a day when the Yakima region dominated the coach of the year honors at Mat Classic XXIV, it was fitting that those coaches presided over a bunch of victories during the first day of the state wrestling championships in the [...]

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