Greyhounds wrestle well despite loss to Prosser

PROSSER - Despite dropping to 0-4 in Mid-Valley League competition, Grandview High School wrestling Coach Jeff Sevigny feels his team is continuing to get better.

Sevigny and his Greyhounds lost a hard-fought league match this past Tuesday at Prosser, 44-22. The Greyhounds travel tonight to Selah.

"Overall, we did pretty well," said Sevigny of his team's efforts in Prosser. "They have a real solid line-up."

Neither team fielded a wrestler at 103 lbs.

The evening started off with Nestor Soriano at 112 lbs. Soriano won a 15-6 decision over Prosser's Casey Brodie.

"He continues to wrestle tough," said Sevigny of Soriano.

At 119 lbs., Grandview's Kaelan Nelson lost by pin in 2:29 to Mauricio Jaimez.

Manuel Plata at 125 lbs. pinned Grandview's Max Saldana in 3:54. Sevigny said Saldana was a bit intimidated, but said Plata is tough wrestler to beat.

Shay Seimears lost his match at 130 lbs. to Prosser's Johnny Hurtado by fall in 1:22.

Grandview forfeited its 135 lb. match.

At 140 lbs., Grandview's Michael Benavidez pinned Collin Kenny in 2:58.

The Greyhounds ended up forfeiting another match at 145 lbs.

At 152 lbs., Grandview freshman Jacob Robillard lost a hard-fought 16-12 decision to Tony McCorkindale. Sevigny said Robillard wrestled extremely hard, making some mistakes in the match that cost him.

At 160 lbs., Grandview's Andrew Benavidez avenged a loss at the Greyhounds' invite this past Saturday to Prosser's Ivan Merino. Benavidez defeated Merino 7-6.

Rigo Rodriguez also avenged a loss he sustained to Prosser's Anthony Cruz over the weekend at 171 lbs. Rodriguez beat Cruz Tuesday night 6-2.

Heleodoro Lopez dropped his 189 lb. match for the Greyhounds to Prosser's Jonathan Sprague in 1:27.

Prosser's Chris Shepherd won by technical fall, 17-1, in his 215 lb. bout with Junior Pina.

Greyhound heavyweight Andrew Morales won by forfeit.

. Mike Kantman can be contacted at (509) 837-4500, or email him at


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