February 19-20 Prep Sports Roundup

Swimming Hood River Valley’s Dhani Freeland won the girls’ 100 yard freestyle at the Oregon Class 5A high school swimming championships at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham.  Freeland won in a time of 52.83 seconds.  She also finished second in the 200 freestyle, and helped HRV to a sixth place finish in the girls’ 400 freestyle relay.  HRV’s David Walker finished sixth in the boys’ 200 individual medley.   Wrestling Hood River Valley qualified five wrestlers to this coming weekend’s state 5A wrestling tournament as the result of top four finishes at the Special District 4 tournament at Mountain View.  Jason Shaner, Noah Waschsmuth, and Oscar Villegas all finished second in their weight class, while Trystan Fisher and Adrian Ramirez had fourth place finishes.  HRV finished fourth in the team standings behind champion Hermiston.  The Dalles qualified one wrestler to state, with Joe Linebarger taking second at 220 pounds.  The Riverhawks were ninth in the tournament.   Stevenson’s Cody Miller finished second at 120 pounds to highlight the Mid-Columbia effort at the Washington Class 1-A Mat Classic in Tacoma.  Miller won three straight matches, two by fall, before losing the final to Dalton Young of Lakeside by fall at 3:36.  Other area placers included Goldendale’s Bryce Wilkins in sixth and Stevenson’s Colton VanPelt in seventh at 170 pounds, Columbia’s Paul Demchuk in seventh at 195 pounds, and Mark Briggs of Goldendale in eighth at 160 pounds.   Skiing Hood River Valley again registered dominant team performances in a Mt. Hood League Giant Slalom at Mt. Hood Meadows.  The Eagles had four of the top six finishes in race won by Columbia’s Colin Howe.  Charles Sutherland was the top HRV placer in second, while Preston Klindt finished eighth for The Dalles.  In the girls’ race Hood River earned six of the top 11 spots, paced by Josie Peterson in second behind winner Caroline Mueller of Madison.  Robin Pashek was top finisher for The Dalles in 26th.   Basketball Columbia River Conference Boys Basketball Regular Season Hermiston 69, Hood River Valley 46 Pendleton 88, The Dalles 43   Columbia River Conference Girls Basketball Regular Season The Dalles 57, Pendleton 47 Hermiston 87, Hood River Valley 36   Big Sky Conference Tournament at Madras Boys Semi-Finals South Wasco 70, Dufur44 Sherman 72, Horizon Christian 48   Boys Championship Sherman 37, South Wasco 33:  Sherman gets a bye into round two of the Oregon Class 1-A basketball tournament, while South Wasco will host Powder Valley on Wednesday.   Boys Third Place Horizon Christian 59, Dufur 56:  Horizon advances to the first round of the state tournament, and will visit Damascus Christian on Wednesday.   Girls Semi-Finals Condon-Wheeler 49, Horizon Christian 28   Girls Third Place Arlington 46, Horizon Christian 21   Greater Columbia League Girls Basketball Tournament Final Sunnyside Christian 73, Lyle-Wishram 40

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