Home gym advantage and all-around depth carried the Clearwater Valley-Kamiah wrestling cooperative to four dual match wins last Saturday, Jan. 27, against squads from Orofino, St. Maries, Moscow, Potlatch and Grangeville.
But St. Maries – boosted by forfeits in the 98, 106 and 126 weight classes – beat CV in the fourth round.
Because most of the visiting squads are thinner – or had sent some of their wrestlers elsewhere – the hosts’ cooperation wasn’t the only cooperation on display.
During the dual scored as the hosts against Orofino, CV’s Johnnie Raymond (113) pinned Hunter Norris of St. Maries in 1:36, CV’s Tristin Dominguez (120) pinned Taylor McPherson of Potlatch in 2:40, and CV’s Ty Dominguez scored a major decision, 21-10, against Lane Schilling – also of CV.
Orofino’s own contingent went 2-6 during the dual: CV’s Brody MacCord (138) pinned Jacob Strahan in 3:53, CV’s Cedar Fisher (145) pinned Ben Fowler in 1:52, CV’s Carson Morrow (152) pinned Kai Naranjo in 4:52, CV’s Bubba Summers (160) pinned Jeremiah Powers in 5:51, CV’s Peyton Whipple (182) pinned Jasavan Westling in 1:17 and CV’s Layten Gould (285) pinned Ben Vaughn in 0:30. Orofino’s individual wins came from Nick Hardin (195), who pinned Austin Corey in 2:46, and Danny Fowler (132), who pinned Bret Raymond in 0:50. (Both sides forfeited the 98, 106 and 220 weight classes.)
That totaled out to a 58-12 CV/K win over Orofino.
The cooperative beat Moscow 52-15 in the second round, beat Potlatch 42-28 in the third round, and beat Grangeville 39-27 – even as GHS teamed up with Prairie for the event.
But the fourth round against St. Maries came down to four points, 40-36, even after CV scored on pins by Tristan Dominguez, Morrow, Ty Dominguez, Whipple, Corey and Gould. At 145, St. Maries scored on a 6-4 decision, Sean Anderson over CV’s Fisher. At 160, St. Maries scored on a 6-0 decision, Caden Hall over CV’s Summers. And at 113, St. Maries scored a major decision, 11-3, with Sam Martin over CV’s Johnnie Raymond. St. Maries also booked two pins. (Both sides forfeited at 285.)
The day of duals being their final home event of the regular season, the Rams honored seniors Carson Morrow and Sean Nelson.
G’ville, Prairie top Potlatch, Moscow
Competing side-by-side during the Clearwater Valley duals last Saturday, Jan. 27, Grangeville and Prairie posted wins over a partial Moscow squad as well as Potlatch.
Against Moscow, Sierra McWilliams (106), Dalton Ross (113), Caleb Barger (120), Ryan Cox (132), Sebastian Darwish (160), Jace Perrin (182) and Brandon Stump (220) combined to outscore Moscow 38-36. Moscow got points from CV’s Davis McElroy, who pinned Bladen Farmer of Grangeville in 0:49.Against Potlatch, McWilliams, Ross, Cox, Blake Courtney (145), Darwish, Perrin and Chase Adkison (220) all scored; the team won 41-35. The match featured three girls: Grangeville’s Gianna Skovajsa (113) and CV’s Kaylee Page (132) competed for Potlatch, and McWilliams won a forfeit.
Though Barger, Courtney, Farmer, Perrin, Adkison and Stump all won matches against St. Maries, the dual went to the Lumberjacks, 47-31.
Orofino beat Grangeville-Prairie 36-34 in the fourth round, with Gabe Thomas of St. Maries scoring a major decision over Orofino’s Strahan in addition to pins by Perrin, Adkison (195), Stump, and Ross, and forfeit points from McWilliams.
CV tops Grangeville, Prairie in fifth round
The fifth round featured mostly locals squaring off against each other, with results as follows: Bret Raymond (CV’s 132) pinned Ryan Cox of Grangeville; MacCord (CV’s 138) won an injury default against St. Maries’ Gabe Thomas; Courtney (Grangeville’s 145) won a 7-0 decision over Fisher of CV; Morrow (CV’s 152) pinned Tristan Staneart of Prairie; Summers (CV’s 160) pinned Darwish of Grangeville; Ty Dominguez (CV’s 170) pinned Farmer of Grangeville; Whipple (CV’s 182) won a 6-3 decision over Perrin of Prairie; Adkison (Grangeville’s 195) pinned Corey of CV; Stump (Grangeville’s 220) pinned Gould of CV; and Ross (Prairie’s 113) pinned Johnnie Raymond of CV.
Tristan Dominguez (CV’s 120) and McWilliams (Prairie’s 106) scored on forfeits, bringing the overall team tally to 39-27.
Kamiah to host district tournament Feb. 17
Kamiah is scheduled to host the district tournament Feb. 17. State is Feb. 23-24 in Pocatello.
Before then, Prairie has scheduled a home dual at 6 p.m.. Feb. 1, and local teams are scheduled to compete at the Lake City Invitational Feb. 10 at Coeur d’Alene.