HS swimmers, wrestlers and cheer start postseason



NORTH BEND, Ore. — A slew of high school sports start postseason activities Friday, with the Skyline swimming district meet beginning Friday in North Bend, district wrestling starting Saturday in Phoenix and the cheerleading state competition Saturday in Portland.

District swimming

Phoenix and Cottage Grove are the defending girls and boys champions, while Henley is paced by January Charter Student Athlete of the Month Angela Kirschner and Leta Spradley. Both girls contribute to strong Henley relay teams.

Klamath Union’s Melissa Britsch finished second to Spradley in January’s Grants Pass YMCA Invitational. KU also sends Alex Willrett into the meet, as she won the 100 backstroke in the same meet.

Wrestling district meet

Henley comes in as the top ranked 4A wrestling team and defending state champions; Mazama is seventh.

Tyler Scott and Zechariah Bresser are ranked tops in the 106- and 113-pound weight classes, according to theowf.net.

At 132 pounds, Mazama’s Trevor Anderson is ranked first ahead of Henley’s Zorg Loustalet. Anderson is the state’s defending 125-pound champ.

Defending state champion Phillip Morgan is the second-ranked 182-pounder heading into districts.

At 126 pounds, Klamath Union’s Tee Nguyen is the favorite at districts, already beating Z. Bresser this year.

The tournament begins at 9:30 AM at Phoenix High School, with the top four finishers moving on to the District 3 Regional Championships.

Cheerleading state competition

Two Basin-area squads compete at the OSAA State Championships Saturday at Memorial Coliseum in Portland.

Henley returned to competition this season, performing fifth on Saturday morning after fellow 4A large schools Cottage Grove and Sweet Home.

Video: Watch Henley get prepared for the OSAA State Championships

The morning competition starts at 10:00 AM.

Klamath Union is the eleventh team to compete overall, following Brookings-Harbor and South Umpqua.

Henley won the 3A/2A/1A Coed championship in 2002 and was runner-up the following year. Mazama won a 2005 3A small championship, but is not competing this season.

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