EHS GIRLS WRESTLING: Paterson, Erskine earn medals

Enumclaw High’s girls wrestling squad is setting goals for next season after their 21st-place finish at the 3A state tournament Saturday.

Jade Paterson and Logann Erskine carried home medals from the Tacoma Dome, while Kasandra Renfrow and Danielle Cormier picked up some valuable experience after dropping early contests to eventual finalists.

Paterson, a sophomore, finished fifth at 171 pounds after pinning Mixtly Simon of Battle Ground in 3 minutes, 45 seconds.

Erskine, a junior, scored a takedown in the final 20 seconds of overtime for a 6-4 decision over Morgan Michels of Yelm for seventh at 160 pounds.

“That was a good win for her,” coach Jerry Scheidt said. “Ending on a winning note with a 20-win season and she beat the girl she’d never beaten before.”