CORVALLIS — South Albany High leads the way after Friday’s action at the Mid-Willamette Conference wrestling championships.
The Rebels sit atop the team points standings with a score of 182.5 while Dallas (175.5) and Lebanon (168) aren’t far behind. Lebanon is the district’s defending champion.
The two-day, eight-team meet concludes Saturday at Corvallis High.
Nine Lebanon wrestlers made it through to the semifinals: Wyatt Richardson (113 pounds), Mitchell Alley (132), Cameron Alley (138), Clyde Rood (145), Cody Kleint (145), Landon Kisling (152), Joseph Blisseck (160), Tanner Sallee (182) and Jakeb Cripe (220).
South also had nine semifinalists: Anthony Pulido (120), Mikey Medina (126), Matt Roeser (145), Richard Monize (152), Nicholas Bohanan (160), Austin Wimer (170), Chris Anaya (195), James Logan (195), Lane Hersha (285).
Dallas leads the pack with 11 semifinalists.
The top four placers in each weight class qualify for the 5A state championships, which run Feb. 24-25 at Memorial Coliseum in Portland.
PHILOMATH — Sweet Home is well on its way to a third consecutive title at the Special District 2 championships.
The Huskies ended the opening day of the 12-school tournament with 203 team points, far ahead of second-place North Marion (145). The tournament wraps up Saturday.
Sweet Home teammates Jackson Royer (106), Robert Watkins (113), Robbie Yunke (120), Kobe Olson (126), Travis Thorpe (126), Dillon Stutzman (132), Ricky Yunke (138), Justin Kurtz (138), Jake Porter (145), Nich James (160) and Bryce Coulter (182) all made it through to the semifinals.