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Grandview grapplers fall to Othello in league clash

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Grandview's Rigo Rodriguez controls Rudy Ochoa in the 215-lb. bout Tuesday night in Grandview. Rodriguez won a 14-6 decision over Ochoa, but the Greyhounds fell to the Huskies 42-25 in a CWAC South dual meet.

GRANDVIEW - Othello got the best of Grandview, winning 42-25 Tuesday night in a dual meet both schools had been looking forward to since it was rescheduled from its original Dec. 15 date.

Grandview got the night off to a good start with a decision at 215 lbs., as Grandview's Rigo Rodriguez beat Othello's Rudy Ochoa 14-6.

But the next five bouts would go against the 'Hounds and would build a lead for Othello that Grandview wouldn't be able to overcome.

Othello's Michael Carmona pinned Freddie Magana at 275 lbs., and Othello's Jake Simpson pinned Santos Guillen at 103 lbs. to earn a quick 12 points for the visiting Huskies.

"It actually came out like I was afraid of," said Grandview Coach Jeff Sevigny of the dual with Othello.

Three more decisions for Othello helped increase the lead.

The first came from Nicoh Montemayer of Othello, who got a decision over Daniel Armenta of Grandview at 112 lbs. in a high scoring affair, 24-12.

Derek Stelter of Othello got a close 13-12 decision over Dalton Walker at 119 lbs.

Othello's Mat Garza rounded out the streak of wins with a 12-4 decision over Kaelan Nelson at 125 lbs.

Sevigny said he had hoped his team would be able to steal a couple victories in the lighter weight classes and that would be enough to get the win for the 'Hounds, but that didn't happen as the lighter weights went the Huskies' way.

Only Grandview's Fernando Godinez at 130 lbs. was able to get a light weight win for the 'Hounds, taking a 4-3 decision over Othello's Jack Calvert.

Sevigny said that match was never in doubt despite the close score.

The lone bright spots for the 'Hounds were quick pins from seniors Michael Benavidez and Jacob Robillard, who both got falls for their team in under a minute. Benavidez's pin came in 47 seconds in the 145-lb. weight class. Robillard managed to score his pin in just 43 seconds in the 160-lb. weight class.

Both pins helped inch Grandview closer to the Huskies, but an Othello pin by Jacob Johnston over Tovias Magana at 189 lbs. was an exclaimation point to cap the night for the CWAC South-leading Huskies.

The loss all but ends the Greyhounds' hopes for a league title with Othello undefeated, and one-loss Grandview in second place.

"We're better than what we showed last night," Sevigny said.

Grandview has two league contests remaining on its schedule as the 'Hounds host Toppenish this Thursday night, and travel to Connell next Tuesday before the District tournament at Othello.

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