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    Wednesday, January 22, 2020   A9
The Dalles Chronicle
Sutton-Lott puts the smack down on the competition
TD junior goes
3-0 to take first
place at Paul/
Larson Girls
■ Ray
The Dalles Chronicle
“We have never seen her so
happy, and that in itself makes
my entire season. It’s the
reason why this 58-year-old
busted up old coach spends
16 hours every weekend with
these kids. It is outstanding.”
Sutton-Lott had her tough-
est match in Saturday’s quar-
terfinal, where she ultimately
stopped Laura Monciel
(McKay) at the 3:30 mark of
Wrestling can spur a litany the second round.
Her final two bouts were
of emotions.
Mike Tyson-esque.
There’s pain, frustration,
Sutton-Lott used just 1:16
happiness and joy all rolled
before pinning Tina Tran
into one.
(Centennial) in the semifi-
The Dalles head coach
Paul Beasley felt a sense of
nals and then clinched her
overwhelming pride Saturday title with a first-round pin
as junior and second-year
versus North Salem’s Hannah
wrestler Elejah Sutton-Lott
Vipperman (55 seconds).
steamrolled though her
“In the finals match, she
125-pound weight class with just threw down her oppo-
three consecutive pins to
nent with a head-and-arm
earn first place at the Paul/
throw and held on for dear
Larson Girls Tournament
life for the first-round pin,”
Saturday in Sandy.
Beasley added.
“Elejah was just relentless
Hitting the mats at 130
and refused to be denied a
pounds, first-year wrestler
first-place finish,” Beasley said. Megan Lenardson posted a
1-1 record for fourth place
and 11.0 team points in her
second tournament of the
Lenardson quickly
dispatched McKay’s Leslye
Fierro via first-round pinfall
(55 seconds) in her quarter-
final match, so in order to
advance, she had to get past
Benson’s Kamilah Dillard.
Dillard, who ended
up second in the tourna-
ment, scored a pinfall over
Lenardson at 46 seconds.
Wrestling for third or
fourth place, Lenardson took
a loss by pin in 1:38 against
Icela Sanchez-Rodriguez
(North Salem).
“In Megan’s first match, she
executed a perfect Fireman’s
Carry that Coach (Jacob)
Abrams has been working
with the team on. He would
have been very proud. She
pinned her opponent in the
first round using the move.”
Up next, Sutton-Lott,
Lenardson and the rest
of the girls travel to Hood
Elejah Sutton-Lott and Megan Lenardson participated at the Paul/Larson Girls Tournament Saturday
in Sandy with Sutton-Lott taking top honors and Lenardson secured fourth place. In the photo are,
from left to right, Lenardson, Sutton-Lott and head coach Paul Beasley.
Contributed photo
River for the Elks Memorial
Tournament at 9:30 a.m.
After two solid all-around
efforts, Beasley feels that this
will be the perfect momentum
boost needed to get them
executing at a higher level.
“The girls continue to
make each other better in
every practice,” the coach
said. “Their performance in
Saturday’s meet is further
proof of their improvement.
I could not be prouder of
their effort, execution and
improvement, regardless of
the outcome.”
Hawk grapplers post 17 wins, 12 by pin, at Tigard Invite
Preston, Marx,
Carrera, Morehouse
and Nelson all
place, as TD ends
up tied for eighth
■ Ray
The Dalles Chronicle
grapplers posted at least one
win and one pin on the day
and six chalked up multiple
victories, led by Preston and
Nelson with three apiece.
Preston, a 170-pound se-
nior, made a strong opening
statement in his first match of
the day.
Both Preston and Tigard’s
Uriah Subia shook hands, the
official blew the whistle and
then the Riverhawk senior
As the season wears on,
laid out Subia for the pin, just
more and more Riverhawk
15 seconds in.
grapplers are loading up
In the quarterfinals,
podium spots.
Preston subdued West
Steven Preston garnered
Salem’s Cooper Johnson
runner-up status and im-
by fall in the second round
proved his season record to
8-2, and the quartet of Aiden (3:43) and then bested
Everett Chiles (13-4 record),
Marx, Mauricio Carrera,
of Madison, with a close 7-4
Taylor Morehouse and Ben
Nelson locked down top-6
Vying for a tournament
finishes to help The Dalles
finish in a tie for eighth place title, Preston went to work
at Tigard Invitational this past against Sprague’s Cole
Bacheller (18-6 record), and
“This weekend, all the boys the Olympian wrestler got the
showed great improvement,” pin victory at the 1:39 mark of
said TD assistant coach Ryan the first round.
At 160 pounds, Marx
Manciu. “It was the best I’ve
seen them wrestle so far. The secured a 2-2 record to earn
fourth place and 15 of the
way things are going, I feel
that they’re going to be peak- team’s 88 points.
Marx claimed a first-
ing right at the right time.”
round pin in his opening
All nine Riverhawk
The Dalles boys wrestling team tacked on 17 wins, 12 by pin, to secure a tie for eighth place at the Tigard Invitational Saturday. In the
group photo are, from left to right, Ryan Manciu (assistant coach), Mauricio Carrillo, Steven Preston, Ben Nelson, Aiden Marx and Kevin
Marx (assistant coach). Not pictured: Taylor Morehouse. Preston placed second, both Aiden Marx and Carrera were fourth, Morehouse
claimed fifth and Nelson scored sixth place.
Contributed photo
match versus Andre Cazares
(Beaverton), and then in the
quarterfinals won by injury
default over Ryan Burri (St
Helens) nine seconds into
Staked to a semifinals
berth, Marx lost in one
minute by pin in a bout
with Marshall Rodenbeck
(Wilsonville), which meant
that the Riverhawk youngster
had to fight for third place
against Beaverton’s Vinny
Vanzuylen tallied the first-
round pin at 1:06 to tally third
place and give Marx fourth
Coming off an impressive
3-0 effort at last week’s Beisell
Dual Tournament, while
going up a weight class (195),
Carrera went to work at 182
pounds and finished 1-2.
Following a bye, Carrera
(4-2 record) pinned Maria
Reeder (Beaverton) at 1:54 of
the first round to cruise into
the semifinals.
From there, however,
Carrera had a tough chal-
lenge in his next matches
versus Sprague’s Owen
Scott (20-9 record) and Stan
Cernev (17-6 record).
The Riverhawk senior suf-
fered a heart-breaking 12-11
decision against Scott, and
then was pinned by Cernev
at 1:37.
For his weekend perfor-
mance, Morehouse (182
pounds) moved above .500
on the year at 10-9 and took
fifth place after a 2-1 finish.
After a bye, Morehouse lost
his quarterfinal bout with
Sprague’s Cernev by pin at
5:58 of the third round, and
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Cheer squads scores 2nd place in season-opening event
TD totals
149.8 points at
Saturday’s Pacer
■ Ray
The Dalles Chronicle
The Dalles competitive
cheer squad’s routine theme
this year is heart.
Given the amount of ad-
versity they had to overcome
this weekend, the Riverhawks
left their coach proud for
leaving their heart on the mat
Performing without Gabbe
Haskins, out with the flu, and
overcoming a music mal-
function, The Dalles put up
149.8 points to take second
place at the Pacer Invitational
in Lakeridge.
“If not having a flyer wasn’t
stressful enough, our music
completely stopped in the
first part of the routine and
cut in and out during the sec-
ond half (dance portion), but
they didn’t let it frazzle them
and just kept going,” TD head
coach Kelsey Sugg-Wallace
said. “We knew going into
competition today that we
would be without Gabbe and
competed marking her place.
Meaning we couldn’t fully
execute our entire pyramid
and took a major hit in our
building/stunting skills.”
On the mat, the
Riverhawks opened with
a music section (stunting/
jumps tumbling and mo-
tions/pyramid) and then
moved into their cheer sec-
tion and ended with a dance
In the small coed division,
Westview had 161 points for
first place, The Dalles put up
151.8 points and was docked
two tumbling penalties to
take second place with 149.8,
and Beaverton scored 135.7
points to take third place.
“I am so happy about the
debut of our routine,” said
TD senior captain Giselle
Schwartz. “What this week-
end taught me was that we
can adapt and persevere,
which are really important
skills to have in this sport. If
we can do that well without
a flyer, I know that we’ll do
even better with her.”
The Dalles rattled off the
highest score in their division
with a 50 out of 55 in overall
performance, which consists
of formations/transitions/
routine motions/crowd
tine creativity).
Next up was the jump
tumble and the Hawks had a
solid 52.5 out of 65.
Those jump tumble skills
included standing tumbling
difficulty and execution, run-
ning tumbling difficulty and
execution, jump difficulty
and execution.
As far as the team building
portion is concerned, The
Dalles ended up getting 49.3
out of 65, as they were scored
on stunt difficulty and execu-
tion, pyramid difficulty and
execution, cheer skills and
building creativity.
“The team was well aware
of how important it was to
fight for every other point
on the score sheet and
that meant executing our
stunts that we could do well,
focusing on clean tumbling,
and putting out a strong and
energetic routine, which
is exactly what they did,”
Sugg-Wallace said. “They hit
everything we asked them to
hit. I was so proud of them
and can’t wait to take the
mat with our whole team
next weekend with everyone
In addition to competi-
tive events, The Dalles also
With 149.8 points, The Dalles cheer squad grabbed second place in the small coed division at the Pacer
Invitational this past Saturday at Lakeridge High School. In the photo are, starting in the back row,
from left to right, Natalie Wollam (Varsity Sideline), Lily Hamm (Varsity Sideline), Leslie Morales, Ari
Acevedo, Arlet Villa (Varsity Sideline), Ellie Cardosi, and Caleb Parsons. In the middle row are, from
left, Mikiyle Brantner, Meli Avila, Amy Hernandez, Giselle Ortega, Emily Adams, and Brooke Abrams.
Kneeling in the front are, from left, Sophia Pullen, Stephanie Flores, Giselle Schwartz, Karla Hernandez,
and Alexa Baldy. Not pictured: Gabbe Haskins.
Kelsey Sugg-Wallace/Contributed photo
participated in the game day
band dance, situational cheer
and fight song division with
its sideline competition team.
Unfortunately, they didn’t
place this weekend, but Sugg-
Wallace said it was a great
opportunity for her group
and that they will continue
perfecting their routine for
Adventurous day for TD skiers
■ Ray
The Dalles Chronicle
Head coach Dane Klindt
called it a wild day at Timberline
Lodge in The Dalles ski team’s
first slalom of the year.
Upon getting to Timberline,
Mount Hood Meadows lost pow-
er and was running on backup
Hannah Biehn and Ashley
Quisenberry each tallied top-30
finishes and Fiona Dunlop
placed 45th in Mount Hood Ski
League action Saturday.
The boys started with George
Harrison having an impressive
run and Austin Weir skiing his
first slalom with solid results, but
after that, Timberline had a tree
come down due to ice and wind
close to the Pucci Course chair
and more power was lost.
“We were forced to cancel
the race before all the men got
a chance to compete,” coach
Klindt said. “Because of this, the
girls race will be scored, but the
boys will have a make-up race at
the next slalom run.”
Biehn enjoyed TD’s best
output of the day in 25th place,
out of 81 skiers, and timed out in
58.86 seconds, which was 14.06
behind individual winner, Eva
Jones (44.80), of Hood River.
Quisenberry geared up for a
1:01.68, Dunlop ended up with a
1:12.02 to grab 45th place.
Lucy Booth had a great run
going when she missed a gate at
the bottom of the course, so she
was disqualified, and Ella Smith
hooked a ski tip halfway down
and got disqualified.
“Lucy is skiing great and I
have confidence that she will put
it all together at our next race,”
coach Klindt said. “Hannah has
been working hard at improving
her technique and it’s starting to
show. Ashley was conservative
in her run and I was excited to
see her second run after she got
some slalom gates for the first
time this year.”
The Dalles skis again on
Saturday, Feb. 1 in a slalom
event on the Challenger Course
at Ski Bowl.
Hopefully, Mother Nature can
cooperate so both teams can put
up official times.
this next weekend.
On Saturday, Jan. 25, TD
goes to David Douglas High
School for a competitive
cheer event, and heads to
Salem on Saturday, Feb. 8 at
the Salem Pavilion.
“We are excited to finally
debut our full routine this
weekend and to show our
competition what we can real-
ly do,” TD cheer senior Sophia
Pullen said. “I am confident
that we will show ourselves as
more of a threat once we show
our full potential on the mat.”
The 5A OSAA state compe-
tition is slated for Saturday,
Feb. 15 at Veterans Memorial
Coliseum in Portland.
Dr. Cullen’s
Student of the week
J esse Larson for Calculus:
Jesse Larson is Student of the Week in
Calculus. Jesse is a very hard working
student and never complains despite
recent football injuries.
Jesse Larson , TDHS
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