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Individual wrestlers shine at home meet

Heath Paxton of Baker City pinned Ruben Mendoza of Riverside in the 275-pound match. (Baker City Herald/Kathy Orr).
Heath Paxton of Baker City pinned Ruben Mendoza of Riverside in the 275-pound match. (Baker City Herald/Kathy Orr).

By GERRY STEELE

Of the Baker City Herald

Baker wrestled strong matches Thursday at the Bulldogs' final home performances of the season. However, the Bulldogs didn't wrestle well enough to win either of their Greater Oregon League duals with Riverside and Ontario.

Riverside used three Baker forfeits for the deciding margin in a 42-33 victory over the Bulldogs on the Baker mats. Baker wrestlers actually outscored the Pirates 33-24 in matches wrestled.

Baker and Ontario were knotted at 21-21 midway through their dual. Then, Ontario won five of the final six matches to take a 42-27 decision.

Ontario defeated Riverside 47-30 in the third dual.

"We lost tonight, but they were respectible losses," said Baker coach Dee Gorrell.

"As a team we wrestled really well," he said. "It comes down to what we said before; we still have some kids who don't have the maturity to wrestle at the varsity level. And, those forfeits. When you're down 18-0 before you wrestle it's hard to overcome."

Seven Bulldogs win against Pirates

Baker wrestlers won half of the 14 varsity matches against Riverside.

Levi Bunch (135 pounds), Steve Cooke (160), Eugene Markgraf (189) and Heath Paxton (275) all won by pin.

Jesse Christensen (119) earned a 5-0 decision. Christensen led just 2-0 after two rounds, then scored three points in the final two minutes.

Ross Weatherspoon (140) posted an 8-7 decision. The match was tied at 5-5 after one round, and Weatherspoon went up 8-7 after two rounds. Neither wrestler scored in the final round which saw Weatherspoon on the mat under his Riverside opponent for all but a few seconds.

He managed to avoid getting caught for a near-fall and gained the win.

Seth Klassen (152) earned Baker's final win, 11-7. Klassen led 9-3 after two rounds, then held on for the win.

Baker runs cold

Baker and Ontario were tied at 21-21 with six matches to wrestle. Baker's only win during that final stretch was Paxton's win by injury default at 275.

A 6-4 decision by Christensen, forfeit wins by Bunch and Micah Johnson (130), and a first-round pin by Weatherspoon pulled the Bulldogs even after eight matches.

Bulldogs receive grant

The Baker wrestling program received a $4,000 grant check from Julie Paxton of Amerititle between matches.

The Jeld-Wen Foundation grant is to be used to refurbish or replace a wrestling mat at the high school.

Gorrell said the funds will most likely be used to help purchase a new mat.

Bulldogs hit the road

Baker will travel to the Parma Invitational today and Saturday at Parma, Idaho.

Riverside 42, Baker 33

103 — Trinklein (R) by forfeit. 112 — Eppins (R) by forfeit. 119 — Christensen (B) dec. Rangel, 5-0. 125 — Torres (R) pinned Warner, third. 130 — Rienult (R) pinned Johnson, third. 135 — Bunch (B) pinned Tovey, third. 140 — Weatherspoon (B) dec. Jon Parrish, 8-7. 145 — Martinez (R) pinned Voss, third. 152 — Klassen (B) dec. Hancock, 11-7. 160 — Cooke (B) pinned Joey Parrish, second. 171 — G. Hansen (R) by forfeit. 189 — Markgraf (B) pinned Calvillo, second. 215 — D. Hansen (R) pinned Hicks, first. 275 — Paxton (B) pinned Mendoza, second.

Ontario 42, Baker 27

103 — Martinez (O) by forfeit. 112 — Gonzalez (O) by forfeit. 119 — Christensen (B) dec. Honesto, 6-4. 125 — Nakamura (O) dec. Warner, 19-17. 130 — Johnson (B) by forfeit. 135 — Bunch (B) by forfeit. 140 — Weatherspoon (B) pinned Erlebach, first. 145 — Rivera (O) pinned Voss, first. 152 — Toby Smith (O) dec. Klassen, 10-7. 160 — Rangel (O) dec. Cooke, 6-3. 171 — McGraw (O) by forfeit. 189 — Todd Smith (O) dec. Markgraf, 18-12. 215 — Nunez (O) pinned Hicks, third. 275 — Paxton (B) by injury default over Gundle, first.

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