White River boys, girls take wrestling titles

The teams head to regionals this Saturday, and from there, hopefully to state.

Saturday proved extremely successful for the White River High wrestling programs, as both the Hornet boys and girls took home subregional championships.

The Hornet boys were tops in a 16-team field that included both South Puget Sound League 2A divisions.

Competing at Fife High School, White River received championship efforts from Nate Belcourt, 113 pounds; Cole Cashman, 120; Gabe Hawthorne, 138; Weston Lyver, 152; Nate Moore, 160; Jack Ervien, 170; and both Wheeler brothers, Max at 182 and Cyrus at 220.

Placing second were Ben Milligan at 106 pounds, Gage Sabin, 126; Klein Carter, 160; and Johnny McBride, 182.

Taking third were Brendan McBride, 106; Jonathan Corr, 120; Clay Cashman, 126; Wyatt Lyver, 138; Julian Sandoval, 145; Eric Campbell, 195; and Jaysen Jorgensen, 220.

Next up for the Hornet boys is a long trip to Blaine High School for Saturday’s regional tournament, which sends top finishers to the March 15-16 state tourney in the Tacoma Dome.

WHITE RIVER GIRLS

Backed by five individual champions, the White River girls captured last weekend’s subregional wrestling team title.

The Saturday competition was staged at Port Angeles High School and advanced top finishers to this Saturday’s regional tourney at Decatur High. From there, the cream of the crop will move on to the Feb. 15-16 state tournament at the Tacoma Dome.

Winning their subregional weight classes for White River were Payton Stroud, Rachel Poussier, Claire DiCugno, Jalia Williams and Alex Hernandez. Placing third were Maria Hawthorne, J’Kira Wolbrecht and Tailyn Nelson. Allaina Cox finished fourth and Mercedes McVea wound up fifth.

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