Baker’s boys wrestling team won the title at the Grant Union Invitational Friday, amassing 264.5 points to top runner up Grant Union at 231.5.

Pine Eagle finished 8th with 35 points.

A day later the Baker girls team headed the opposite direction to compete in the Jaybird Memorial at Nampa, Idaho.

Baker finished 3rd in the team standings with 71 points, a single point behind second-place Caldwell.

Minico, Idaho, won the team title with 85 points.

“We did really good,” Baker coach Brandon Young said. “Our girls are ready for regionals right now.”

Young said that although Idaho doesn’t have as many high school girls wrestling as Oregon does, Saturday’s tournament drew about 115 competitors.

“It was one of the bigger girls tournaments we’ve been to,” he said.

Baker’s Bailey Cole won the individual title at 170 pounds, pinning Jasmin Lopez of Ontario in the first-place match.

Kaci Anderson placed 3rd at 130 pounds, pinning Angie Rios of Columbia in the 3rd-place match.

Dakota Ballou placed 3rd at 155 pounds, pinning Nyssa’s Francelia Celedonio in the 3rd-place match.

Other Baker wrestlers included McKay Anderson, who won two matches at 116 pounds and scored 7 points, Rebecca Daniels won a match and scored 4 points, Julianna Sandberg, who won a match and scored 3 points, and Shayna Ruby.

Young said he was pleased to take not only the BHS wrestlers to Grant Union on Friday but also a contingent of Baker Middle School wrestlers. In all, about 65 local wrestlers traveled to the tournament.

Baker’s individual champions included Johnny Niehaus at 126 pounds. He pinned Saul Lopez of Hermiston in the championship match.

In the 126B division, Baker’s Gavin Stone pinned Corbett Graham of Burns to finish first.

In the 138B division, Casey Vaughan pinned Grant Union’s Sam McCracken to finish first.

In the 145D division, Hector Dominguez pinned Isaac Koopman of Grant Union to place first.

Ian Feldmeier won by major decision over Grant Union’s Damon Young (19-7) to win the division.

Adrian Allen pinned Grant Union’s Tucker Carpenter to place first in the 160-170B division.

Gauge Bloomer was first at 170, pinning Enterprise’s Charlie Evans.

Baker had three individual champions in the girls bracket.

Kaci Anderson finished first in the 125-140 division by pinning Grant Union’s Mercedes Locke.

Dakota Ballou pinned Grant Union’s Sophie Brockway in the 145-155 class.

Bailey Cole defeated Abby Lusco of Grant Union 3-2.

Other Baker boys:

• Caleb Shaw, 2nd, 113

• River Clark, 3rd, 113

• Troy Bennett, 3rd, 120B

• Ryan Hansen, 3rd, 126C

• Cody Eskew, 3rd, 132

• Draze Croy, 3rd, 132C

• Cade Lind, 2nd, 138B

• Connor Jensen, 4th, 145

• Jake Eskew, 2nd, 145B

• Jacob Mills, 2nd, 152C

• Hunter Lind, 4th, 160

• Colt Cobb, 3rd, 195

• Eric Newman, 3rd, 220

• Jaden Martin, 2nd, 285

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