Meadowdale’s Ball wins 195-pound title; GP takes sixth at regionals

SNOHOMISH — After quick pins in his first two matches of the day, Meadowdale’s Ciaran Ball had to eke out a 4-2 win over Hanford’s Will Bishop in the championship bout of the 195-pound weight division in the 3A Region IV Tournament at Glacier Peak H.S. on Saturday.

Ball was one of only two Wesco wrestlers to win regional titles as Shorewood’s Matthew Floresca held off University’s Cam Sorensen in the 126-pound championship for the other title.

University, of Spokane, won the team title with 197 points. Led by a third-place finishes by Logan Coleman and Mosese Fifita at 160 and 285 pounds, respectively, Glacier Peak was the highest placing Wesco team with 82 points, good enough for sixth place. Grizzlies’ 126-pounder John Kim also advanced to state with a fourth-place finish.

Mountlake Terrace finished eighth with four top-four finishers, including Daniil Oliferovskiy, who finished third at 152 pounds after a 7-2 win over Mt. Spokane’s Hayden Hohman. Taron Castleton (138), Syd Springberg (182) and Brett Potter (195) will also be going to state after finishing fourth.

Joining Ball at state will be teammate Tim Smith, who pinned Southridge’s Marcus Surita in 2 minutes, 35 seconds.

At Glacier Peak H.S.

Team scores: University 197, Mt. Spokane 163.5, North Central 130.5, Sunnyside 124.5, Shadle Park 89, Glacier Peak 82, Hanford 62, Mountlake Terrace 53, Meadowdale 49, Kamiakin 38, Shorewood 37, Southridge 35, Kennewick 30, Rogers (Spokane) 15, Shorecrest 14.

Top four advance to state

Championship results

106—Clai Quintanilla (NC) tech. fall Brandon Roberts (MS) 17-2; 113—Jesse Torres (Su) dec. Blake Llarenas (H) 9-3; 120—Jesse Barajas (Su) dec. Alec Hoover (MS) 9-0; 126—Matthew Floresca (SW) dec. Cam Sorenson (U) 2-0; 132—Jason Beck (MS) dec. Damien Gooldy (Kam) 3-2; 138—Bryan Wais (NC) dec. Conner Kerr (SP) 10-2; 145—Christian Nibarger (MS) pinned Forrest Rogers (U) 3:38; 152—Cody Kiourkas (NC) pinned Brett McVay (SP) :55; 160—Izaec Quintanilla (NC) dec. John Fairbanks (U) 9-1; 170—Austin Stannard (U) dec. Bryce Overholt (South) 7-2; 182—Kyle Vinson (SP) pinned Dylan Rabideaux (U) 4:23; 195—Ciaran Ball (M) dec. Will Bishop (H) 4-2; 220—Tom Harvey (MS) pinned Robby Calvert (Ken) 2:25; 285—Tate Orndorff (U) pinned Dallon Grinder (H) 2:53.

Other local state qualifers

126—4. John Kim (GP); 138—4. Taron Castleton (MT); 152—3. Daniil Oliferovskiy (MT); 160—3. Logan Coleman (GP): 182—4. Syd Springberg (MT); 195—4. Brett Potter (MT); 220—Tim Smith (M); 285—3. Mosese Fifita (GP).

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