Cougars claim five sub-regional championships

TACOMA — Five Central Kitsap wrestlers claimed Class 3A Narrows League Championships Saturday at Foss High School.

Staff report

TACOMA — Five Central Kitsap wrestlers claimed Class 3A Narrows League Championships Saturday at Foss High School.

Sophomore Carsten Wheeler (126 pounds), junior Calvin Fischer (160) and seniors Josiah Milcic (132), Adam Appleton (145) and Dominick Johnson (285) all won titles and will advance to regionals today and Saturday at Inglemoor.

“We had six finalists and five champions,” CK coach Mike Harter said. “I can’t complain. We wrestled well.”

The Cougars won more sub-regional titles than Lincoln, which finished first with 300.5 points, but only placed fourth among eight teams with 232.5 points.

“We were not truly in the team hunt because we don’t have the numbers,” said Harter, adding that his team did not have a competitor in four weight classes.

Wheeler, who pinned Mount Tahoma’s Daniel Hunter in 1 minute, 39 seconds, might have been the biggest surprise.

“Carsten Wheeler has a freshman’s worth of experience between these two years,” Harter said. “To come in and win a league title, I’m pretty impressed with him.”

Two other CK competitors pinned their opponents in the championship round. Fischer defeated North Thurston’s Michael LaFrenier in 2:32, while Dominick Johnson pinned Foss’ Jackson Potts in 2:58.

“Dominick did what he did best — he’s going to take what he gets on his feet,” Harter said. “Really happy with him.”

Milcic and Appleton both earned two-point wins. Milcic defeated Shelton’s Caleb Ragsdale 4-2, while Appleton earned a 10-8 decision against Wilson’s Malcom Martin.

“Adam’s goal all year has been to win a league champion, step to regionals and step to state,” Harter said. “He’s really right on target with it.”

Senior Johnny Valenzuela, who was pinned by Shelton’s Quinn Rodius in 4:25, was the Cougars’ lone second-place finisher.

Team scores-Lincoln 300.5, Shelton 261.5, Wilson 246, Central Kitsap 232.5, North Thurston 152, Foss 113, Mount Tahoma 82.5, Capital 60.

First/second place

106-Quinn Rodius (S) p. Johnny Valenzuela (CK) 4:25. 113-Wascar Carpio (F) d. Chris Jackson (L) 14-13. 120-Jeramias Sandoval (L) d. Kaydin Alabbas (NT) 9-6. 126-Carsten Wheeler (CK) p. Daniel Hunter (MT) 1:39. 132-Josiah Milcic (CK) d. Caleb Ragsdale (S) 4-2. 138-Loren Carillo (L) p. Chase Salisbury (S) 1:22. 145-Adam Appleton (CK) d. Malcom Martin (W) 10-8. 152-Bernardo Olivas (S) d. Dante Thomas (NT) 6-4. 160-Calvin Fischer (CK) p. Michael Lafrenier (NT) p. 2:32. 170-Beau Grantham (NT) p. Ricky Siller (W) 1:53. 182-Jeremiah Bullock (W) p. Colton Paller (S) 1:09. 195-Jeremy Lukosch (L) p. Antonio Davidson (W) :44. 220-BJ Hawthorne (L) p. Will Willsey (L) 5:22. 285-Dominick Johnson (CK) p. Jackson Potts (F) 2:58.

Third/fourth place

106-Deonte Blackston (L) p. Chandler Krummins (W) 2:45. 113-Tyshane Young (W) tf. Lorenzo McDaniels (CK) 18-3. 120-Jordan McKinney (L) d. Zach Wheeler (CK) 11-0. 126-Alberto Rivera (NT) p. Kobe Khong (L) :10. 132-Solomon Sok (L) p. Alex Fasthorse (W) 2:07. 138-Kaleb Harmon (C) d. Eric Cross (MT) 15-3. 145-Alec Manke (S) d. Austin Watts (S) 7-5 OT. 152-Garrett Owen-Bisson (MT) p. Cyrus Volk (W) 3:12. 160-Elijah Crawford (L) d. Dario Martinez (W) 14-1. 170-Michael Hackler (S) p. Irvin Garcia (S) 4:44. 182-Richard Guinip (L) p. James Bragg (S)2:36. 195-John Parson (S) d. Teshawn Seu (L) 10-6. 220-Tyler Ferris (W) p. Riley Lambert (S) 2:04. 285-Angus Beaton (C) p. Josiah Vaiolo (W)1:48.

Wrestlers win titles at 2A sub-regional tournament

Olympic’s Uma Timoteo won the 285-pound championship and was named as one of the outstanding wrestlers, as the Trojans finished second at the Olympic League Class 2A sub-regional tournament on Feb. 6-7 at Port Angeles High School.

Timoteo beat Port Angeles’ Roberto Coronel, 4-2.

Timoteo showed more energy in the match, bull-charging Coronel on two occasions and getting a late two points just before the third-round buzzer.

Less than 20 points separated host Port Angeles and Olympic for the Olympic League Class 2A sub-regional title. The Roughriders won the title with 368.5 points to Olympic’s 349.5, who finished with three individual champions.

The top four wrestlers from each weight classification advance to this weekend’s 2A regional tournament at Sedro-Woolley High School.

For the Trojans, they had seven wrestlers in the finals. Jayden Fernandez defeated Erick Powell of North Kitsap, 12-1, in 132 and Logan Madison pinned North Mason’s Cole Rinehart in 4:36 in 160.

Bremerton had two champions. Cameron Dubos pinned PA’s Sam Burton in 1:12 to win the 138 title, while Cole Bonagofski defeated PA’s Evan Gallacci, 7-3, for the 182 title.

Eagles takes first a 1A sub-regional tournament

Klahowya tallied 314 points to win the overall team title at the five-team Class 1A sub-regional tournament at Vashon.

The Eagles had five individual champions. Phillip’s Cave beat teammate Brycen Trask, 17-7, in 126; Devin Steel defeated Cascade Christian’s Sean Hussey in 132;  Gabe Wallis pinned CC’s Payton Berry in 145; Eli Everson pinned Vashon’s Chester Pruett in 152; and Konner Langholff defeated Bellevue Christian’s Alex Irizzary in 170.

The top four finishers in each weight classification qualified for regionals. Fourteen Eagles advanced to the regional tournament at Meridian High School on Feb. 14.

Sports Editor Chris Chancellor and Editor Dannie Oliveaux contributed to this story.