Four Vikings advance to State Wrestling Meet

featureDylan Jennings is number one seed at 220 pounds

Four Viking wrestlers will compete in this weekend’s OSAA State Finals. Dylan Jennings went into the Skyline-Far West Regional meet as the number one seed last week and came out with the 220 pound title.   Following weekend competition, the Viking Senior moved up to the number one seed at this weekend’s OSAA 4A state meet in Portland.

Talamoa (Andrew) Tupua was second at 152.  He’ll be the number six seed at that weight class.  Richard Huff finished third at 113; and Murray Bingham was fourth at 126; both go into the OSAA finals unseeded.

Coach Neil Wartnik said the Vikings missed fourth place by just one point, finishing fifth out of the 12 teams on the mats.  They were the second highest finishing Far West Team behind Marshfield.  The Pirates took second as a team just behind tournament champion and host Henley High School.

On the basketball court…

The Siuslaw Vikings wrapped up the Far West season in North Bend. The Lady Bulldogs came out on top 51-30. Senior Taylor Dotson had 11 points, ten rebounds and two blocked shots for the Lady Vikings.

For the boys… the Vikings led most of the night, but the Bulldogs pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 45-39 victory. Trent Reavis led all scorers with 15 points.

Pac-12 basketball…. Tyler Dorsey matched his season high with 25 points and number 16 Oregon regained a share of the Pac-12 lead with a 91-81 victory over Oregon State Saturday night in Eugene.

On the diamond…

College baseball got underway over the weekend… Oregon started things off with a three-game sweep of San Diego State; 8-2, 10-5, and 4-3. The Ducks will open up at home beginning Thursday with a four-game series against Illinois State.

Oregon State will wrap up the first Surprise, Arizona tournament later this morning against Pac-12 foe Utah. The Beavers went 2-1 over the weekend with a 7-6 win over Ball State and an 8-7 victory over Minnesota. A Saturday comeback bid fell short against Utah Valley, 9-12. The Beavers will be back in Surprise again next weekend for another tournament.