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Bulldogs sweep pair of home duals


The Baker High School wrestling squad made a successful home debut Thursday, sweeping Mac-Hi and Vale on the Baker mats.

The Bulldogs topped Mac-Hi 58-15 in their first Greater Oregon League dual of the season.

Baker then rolled past Vale 48-12 in a nonleague dual.

Mac-Hi stopped Vale 45-34 in the evening’s other dual.

Against Mac-Hi, the Bulldogs won 10 matches, including five by fall and two by technical fall.

Alex Davila, Clay Keller and Mahonri Rushton each pinned their opponents to give Baker a quick 18-0 edge over the Pioneers.

Then, after Mac-Hi cut the margin to 18-15, Baker

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The Baker High School wrestling squad made a successful home debut Thursday, sweeping Mac-Hi and Vale on the Baker mats.

The Bulldogs topped Mac-Hi 58-15 in their first Greater Oregon League dual of the season.

Baker then rolled past Vale 48-12 in a nonleague dual.

Mac-Hi stopped Vale 45-34 in the evening’s other dual.

Against Mac-Hi, the Bulldogs won 10 matches, including five by fall and two by technical fall.

Alex Davila, Clay Keller and Mahonri Rushton each pinned their opponents to give Baker a quick 18-0 edge over the Pioneers.

Then, after Mac-Hi cut the margin to 18-15, Baker won three matches by forfeit, Johnny Niehaus and Colton Anderson won by technical fall, and Elijah Banister and Jorge Duran capped the match with pins.

Against Vale, a Rushton first-round pin and two forfeits again gave Baker a quick 18-0 advantage.

Niehaus, Nick Blair and Davila added pins, and Baker won four more matches by forfeit.

Earlier this week, Baker traveled to Nyssa and defeated the Bulldogs 46-30.

Baker’s junior varsity wrestlers will be busy in the coming days. The Bulldogs travel to Grant Union today, Heppner Saturday and La Grande Jan. 22.

Baker’s next varsity match will be Jan. 25 at La Grande.

Baker 46, Nyssa 30

106 — Gross (B) dec. Rojas, 11-0. 113 — Niehaus (B) pinned Caldera. 120 — Adams (B) dec. Madrid, 15-9. 126 — A. Duran (B) pinned Ruiz. 132 — Anderson (B) pinned Oliver-Mendez. 138 — Feldmeier (B) by forfeit. 145 — Acosta (N) pinned J. Duran. 152 — Cleaver (N) pinned Potter. 160 — Keller (B) pinned Woodruff. 170 — Rushton (B) dec. Van Meter, 3-1. 182 — Quezada (B) pinned Ramirez. 195 — Flores (N) pinned Dunn. 220 — Sanchez (N) pinned Ashby. 285 — Rivera (N) pinned Yervasi.

Baker 58, Mac-Hi 15

106 — Gross (B) by forfeit. 113 — Niehaus (B) tech Fall, Entse, 15-0. 120 — Adams (B) by forfeit. 126 — Blair (B) by forfeit. 132 — Anderson (B) tech Fall Henshew, 16-0. 138 — Banister (B) pinned Christman. 145 — J. Duran (B) pinned MacPherson. 152 — Davila (B) pinned Kelly. 160 — Double forfeit. 170 — Keller (B) pinned Saldana. 182 — Rushton (B) pinned Chaney. 195 — Torres (M) pinned Dunn. 220 — Doherty (M) by forfeit. 285 — Garcia (M) dec. Yervasi, 3-0.

Baker 48, Vale12

106 — Anderson (V) pinned Gross. 113 — Niehaus (B) pinned Jaurez-Gonzalez. 120 — Paz (V) dec. Adams, 5-1. 126 — Blair (B) pinned Taylor. 132 — Anderson (B) by forfeit. 138 — Banister (B) by forfeit. 145 — Siddoway (V) dec. J. Duran, 10-4. 152 — Davila (B) pinned Ponce. 160 — Double forfeit. 170 — Rushton (B) pinned Villastrigo. 182 — Dunn (B) by forfeit. 195 — Douoble forfeit. 220 — Double forfeit. 285 — Yervasi (B) by forfeit.