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Prodigies live up to the hype by winning state championships

PORTLAND – Two prodigies from different sides of town won stunning state championships Saturday.

North Salem sophomore Ian Carlos held on to win the 6A 145 pound state championship and Sprague freshman Santos Cantu III got a surprise in winning the 6A 195 pound state championship at the Memorial Coliseum. 671 more words


Silverton's Kaden Kuenzi stuns in winning state championship

PORTLAND — Kaden Kuenzi wasn’t an unknown coming into the OSAA Class 5A state wrestling tournament, but when Silverton High School’s freshman won the state championship Saturday night, it was still a stunning accomplishment. 486 more words


Unknown West Salem sophomore scores huge upsets to reach semifinals

PORTLAND – There are a lot of things that Luke Ferschweiler doesn’t have.

The sophomore from West Salem High School didn’t have name recognition, an impressive resume in wrestling or a high ranking going to the OSAA Class 6A state wrestling tournament. 968 more words


Sprague wins GVC district wrestling championship

Sprague continues to reign as a high school wrestling power.

The third-ranked Olympians won the Greater Valley Conference District Championship in dominant fashion Saturday at West Salem High School. 466 more words


Film Review: 'Fall'

Even if you devote your own life to comforting others, is it ever possible to atone for a mortal sin that may have wrecked someone else’s? 535 more words


Pick the athlete of the week

Vote for your favorite by noon Thursday at StatesmanJournal.com/aow. 

Ian Carlos, North Salem wrestling: The sophomore won a 7-4 decision against Sprague’s Michael Murphy at 145 points in Wednesday’s dual meet and pinned McMinnville’s Matthew Johnson in 3:14 in Thursday’s dual. 145 more words


No. 2 Sprague has the look of a state championship contender

Credit Sprague High School wrestling coach Nolan Harris and North Salem coach Andy Pickett for capturing the essence of Wednesday’s dual meet between Greater Valley Conference powers. 818 more words