SALEM — The Dallas High wrestling team earned its first tournament win of the season, topping the Herrin Holiday Classic on Saturday. The Dragons finished first out of eight teams, scoring 392 ½ points. Beaverton finished second with 238 points.
“It was a good tournament overall,” Dallas coach Tony Olliff said. “It was nice to battle several 6A schools. Some of the boys passed good early tests.”
Ryan Bibler (106 pounds), Jesse Stuhr (113), Nolan Miller (120), Matt Hofenbredl (138), Tanner Earhart (145), Treve Earhart (160), Tyson Janssen (170) and Kyle Snyder (220) earned first-place finishes for the Dragons.
Dallas will take part at the Liberty Tournament on Saturday, which will feature several 5A teams and provide an early season barometer for the Dragons.
“Liberty will be a bit different,” Olliff said. “There will be a lot more 5A competition, so we will definitely have a heightened awareness on those matchups.”
CENTRAL TOPS STAYTON TOURNAMENT: Central’s wrestling team took home the Stayton Dual Tournament title on Saturday. The Panthers defeated Stayton 66-12, Clatskanie 66-6 and Newport 70-12. Timothy Blair (138 pounds), Tanner Swinehart (182) Alberto Meza (195) went 3-0, while a host of Panthers finished 2-0. “We had a pretty good day on Saturday at Stayton,” Central coach Van Holstad said. “I was really impressed with how all our wrestlers went about their business.” The Panthers will host a home tournament Friday. Matches begin at 10 a.m.