Grizzlies pin Rams

Greyhounds lose 30-36 to Ellensburg

Grandview’s Kenneth Plaza and Ellensburg’s Ryker Freeman grapple in last night’s dual match.

Photo by Jennie McGhan
Grandview’s Kenneth Plaza and Ellensburg’s Ryker Freeman grapple in last night’s dual match.

— Two Lower Yakima Valley boys wrestling teams hosted league foes in dual meets this week.

Wednesday, the Grizzlies defeated West Valley (Yakima) 53-15, and yesterday, the Grandview Greyhounds lost 30-36 to Ellensburg.

West Valley 15, Sunnyside 53

The Grizzlies secured the victory over the Rams with two pins, two technical falls, a major decision, two forfeits and three decisions.

The Rams mustered two pins and a decision to account for their 15 points.

Winning their matches by pin were Grizzlies Daniel Huizar (220) and Jector Ramirez (285).

Huizar subdued Hunter Vickers in 5:48, and Ramirez won his match in 2:47 against Seth Jacobs.

Ignacio Payan (113) won a 12-0 major decision over West Valley’s Anthony Capi.

132-pound Austin Villanueva and 182-pound Moises Morales defeated Cody Lowry and Kadin Rathburn of the Rams via technical fall, respectively. Villanueva and Morales won by identical 17-1 scores.

Izaiah Gonzalez (145) of the Grizzlies won a 3-1 decision against Josue Navarro, teammate Alan Ochoa won the 170-pound bout against Stephen Farris via a 4-0 decision, and Isaiah Lopez defeated Chris Luke, 6-0, in the 195-pound bout.

The Rams forfeited the 106-, 120- and 126-pound bouts.

West Valley’s Chris Moores won the 138-pound match against Nathan Davila via pin in 5:40, and teammate Jared Navarro pinned Anthony Moyer (152) of the Grizzlies in 1:13.

A 5-0 decision in favor of Connor Koch of the Rams was handed to Issac Rodriguez.

Ellensburg 36, Grandview 30

The Greyhounds last night began last night’s dual agains the Bulldogs with a pin in 3:43 for 120-pound Adrian Benitez and a 10-5 decision for Kenneth Plaza at 126 pounds.

D.J. Saunders pinned Jesse Holloway in 1:48 at 132-pounds, and 138-pound Ian Campuzano won via fall in 3:23 against Wade Weaver.

But, the Bulldogs won the next two matches via 7-6 and 8-5 decisions in the 145- and 152-pound classes, respectively to turn the tide. Losing those matches were David Lopez and Jesus Sanchez.

Greg Vivar (160) was pinned in 1:08, Alec Lepe was pinned in the 170-pound bout, as was 195-pound Emilio Gonzalez.

The Greyhounds won two matches and lost two via forfeit.


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