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January 9, 2019
Up and over — Enterprise High School
wrestler, Trace Evans manhandles
his Union opponent during the 138
lb. championship match at the Jo Hi
Invitational on Jan.4-5.
Photos by Steve Tool/Chieftain
THE BEST OF
By steve Tool
Wallowa County Chieftain
he balcony bleachers were nearly full at
the Joseph Charter School gym Jan. 3-4
— but it wasn’t for basketball. Wrestling
fans from 14 teams near and far packed
the gym to witness some of the top man-
to-man action high school sports has to offer.
Action was fierce at the meet that saw Culver
bring their A-game and dominate the meet with 301.5
points. Joseph placed third with 119.5 and Enterprise
seventh with 100.5. the meet was full of surprises as
EHS wrestler Shane Lund took a rare loss at 132 lbs.,
though he still placed second. Joseph’s Steven Beck-
man, wrestling with an elbow stabilizer that looked
like it came from a space suit, also suffered a rare loss
and placed second at 120 lbs.
On the brighter side, Joseph/Wallowa wrestler
Austin Brockamp had no trouble handling his oppo-
nent in the match for gold, easily ousting Brandon
Roe of Pine Eagle by pin in the second round.
“I got a good throw right off the bat, and it was all
great from there,” he said.
It’s all over now — Joseph/Wallowa wrestler Austin
Brockamp (orange and black singlet) completely
subdued his opponent at the Jo-Ho Invitational
tournament over the Jan. 4-5 weekend. Brockamp
won the gold at 170 lbs.
He added it was his toughest match of the year
and his third tournament win of the year. His coach,
Tim Kiesecker, said Brockamp had lost to his oppo-
nent earlier in the year at the Enterprise Kickoff
For Joseph by way of Wallowa, Gus Ramsden
placed fourth at 160 lbs. while Jonah Staigle placed
third in the 195 slot. Michael Diggins also placed
third at 220 lbs.
On the Outlaws side, Sophomore superstar Trace
Evans took the gold at 138 lbs. with an easy tech pin
over Jaxon Blackburn of Union/Cove. Like Brock-
amp, Evans felt in control the entire match although
he said it was his toughest of the tournament. It was
also his third tournament win this year. Drew Wid-
ener also placed second at 220 lbs. for the Outlaws.
Klint Norton placed third at 285 lbs.
Coach Kiesecker, said that he liked what he saw
at the tournament. With scores so closely packed, he
noted one or two matches could have vaulted Jo/Wa
into second place.
“Overall, I’m really proud of the boys,” he said.
“We’re shaping up for districts and state, and I like
what I see.”
BA S K ET B A LL
stories by steve Tool
Wallowa County Chieftain
Outlaw ladies gliding,
After a disappointing
loss to Powder Valley on
Thursday, Dec. 27, the Out-
laws promptly stomped two
other teams on the follow-
ing two days.
The following day found
the ladies defeating Con-
don/Wheeler 50-22, led
by 16 points from senior
Shelby Moncrief. Eight
of the team’s 11 players
found their way onto the
Condon tried to make
a game of it, trailing 14-9
after the first quarter, but it
was all downhill from there.
Carsyn Miller added 10
points while Ashlyn Gray
added seven to the cause.
Four players snagged five
rebounds each, while defen-
sively, Claire Farwell com-
mitted three thefts and Karli
Bedard added four.
See Outlaws, Page A16
Eagle girls fly to victory Cougar boys bested by
in westside games
The Eagles flew to the
west side of the state for
their last round of games
in December. The ladies
continued their flight into
the stratosphere with vic-
tories over 2A Perry-
dale and Country Chris-
tian. The boys had mixed
results, sustaining a loss to
Perrydale but vanquishing
The Perrydale game
saw the Eagles ladies break
the Pirates’ 8-0 record with
a 38-29 win.
Sabrina Albee led the scor-
ing with 11 points, seven
thefts and grabbed three
rebounds and handed out
two assists. Madelyn Nel-
son contributed seven
points and had eight thefts
under her belt while Haley
Miller added 10 points
See Eagles, Page A16
The Wallowa boys var-
sity team played host to
the Imbler Panthers Dec.
28, and lost to the visitors
31-26. The Cougars trailed
8-0 after the first quarter
and trailed 14-8 at the half.
Cougar player Chris-
topher Nobles led scoring
with 10 points, followed
by Tristin Bales with eight
points. Ryan Hafer added
six points to the board.
Multiple technical fouls
hurt the Cougs. Hafer had
a language foul and David
Howe received two techni-
cals and was ejected from
the game. The Wallowa
crowd also got a technical
foul for their efforts.
On Jan. 4, the Wallowa
High School boys varsity
team then hosed the Elgin.
Elgin took the contest
47-32. The Cougars trailed
See Cougars, Page A16
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