It was a “Battle of the Mat” the evening of Jan. 19 when White River entertained Enumclaw High in Plateau wrestling action.
The South Puget Sound League 2A tussle went in favor of the home team, which tallied a 42-27 victory.
The entire night was shaped by forfeits, as the visiting crew from EHS didn’t put a wrestler on the mat for four matches, handing White River 24 team points. The host Hornets forfeited a match of their own and the anticipated pairing at 113 pounds brought a double forfeit.
The evening also included an appearance by Franklin Pierce High, but the Cardinals had just a skeleton crew and forfeited many matches along the way.
White River and Enumclaw managed eight matches, with each team claiming four victories. Earning pins for White River were Cole Cashman at 152 pounds and Chase Campbell at 182; winning by decision were Logan Lisherness at 285 and Caleb Evanger at 120.
For Enumclaw, pins were registered by Cade Carter at 138 pounds, Wyatt Gibson at 160 and Westin Triplett at 170; the remaining EHS points came at 132 pounds where Tyler Ramirez won by decision.
The Jan. 19 action concluded the regular season for Enumclaw High (except for a possible make-up match stemming from a cancellation earlier in the season). White River finished on Monday of this week against the host Clover Park Warriors and Washington High Patriots.
Postseason action begins this Saturday, Feb. 5, when White River High hosts the subregional competition.