OSAA Wrestling Finals – Two Vikings bring home hardware
Siuslaw’s Richard Huff capped a phenomenal season by claiming the OSAA 4A state championship at 113 pounds over the weekend at the State Wrestling Finals. Huff ended the tournament with a one-minute-42-second pin over number three seed Maximus Tate of Molalla. The number one seed in his weight class, Huff won three of this matches by fall, the fourth… a semi final victory Saturday morning, by a 13-3 major decision over number five seed Robert Watkins of Sweet Home.
Kainan Lane came away with the fifth place medal at 285 pounds Saturday afternoon after he pinned number two seed Donnie Clark of McLoughlin in 1:40. Lane, the number five seed, won his first two matches Friday before losing to the number one seed Saturday morning in the semis… that moved him to the consolation semis where he lost for the second time before winning the fifth place match.
Two other Vikings competed… Sophomore Riley Jennings went one-and-two at 152 pounds; at 170 pounds, Senior Nick Steinman also came away one-and-two.
Vikings fall to Cubs in Play-In
On the prep basketball court, The Siuslaw Vikings fell behind early and couldn’t recover as the Newport Cubs held on for a 58-41 OSAA 4A “Play-In” victory in Florence Friday night. The loss ended the season for the Viking boys who were 5-5 in League play, second place outright in the Far West League.
Oregon State Women “Three-peat”
College basketball… The Oregon State Women claimed their third straight Pac-12 conference title with a 71-56 victory over Cal yesterday in Corvallis. The OSU women were 16-2 in conference play and are ranked number 11 in the country.
Pac-12 – Ducks dodge a bullet
For the men, Oregon State fell Friday night to Cal 76-46 in Berkley. Number six Oregon held off Stanford for a 75-73 win Saturday afternoon.
On the diamond… Former Siuslaw hurler Jake Thompson allowed just two hits over a career long eight innings to send the Oregon State Beavers to a 5-1 win over Ohio State Sunday morning in Surprise, Arizona. Thompson picked up his third win of the season; the Beavers’ third of the weekend… Oregon State split two games with Ohio State, losing 6-1 Friday. They swept Nebraska in two games Thursday and Saturday, 10-1 and 5-2. The Beavers open at home this Friday against UC Davis.
Oregon baseball was two-and-one over the weekend, downing UC Irvine 11-5 and Seton Hall one-nothing before losing Saturday afternoon to San Diego 7-2. The Ducks and the Toreros had been scheduled to meet yesterday, but were rained out. They’ll go at it this evening in San Diego.