Thursday, January 15, 2004
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.
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