Local Rundown: Kidd, Medevielle, Howard pace Bradshaw wrestling
Originally Published: January 20, 2016 10 p.m.
PREP WRESTLINGBradshaw Mtn. finishes 1-2 at home dual meetBradshaw Mountain High's wrestling team compiled a 1-2 record in a dual meet versus Page, Kingman and Lee Williams Wednesday night, Jan. 20, at Gary Kunow Gym in Prescott Valley.The Bears beat Lee Williams, 45-39, but succumbed to Kingman, 45-36, and Page, 48-36.Bradshaw coach Brad Grauberger said every dual came down to the last match. The Bears were led individually by 160-pounder Jacob Kidd (27-11 overall record), 170-pounder Daniel Medevielle (21-12) and 182-pounder Dakota Howard (18-5), each of whom went 3-0 on the day.The Bears will conclude the 2015-16 regular season at 4 p.m. next Friday, Jan. 29, when they visit Prescott High for the Legler Cup (quad-cities championship) in the Dome gym.Prescott wrestling sweeps at PinnaclePrescott High's wrestling team defeated host Pinnacle, 46-27; Boulder Creek, 35-34; and Tempe, 60-17, in a dual meet Wednesday, Jan. 20, in Phoenix.Badgers coach Eric Koehler said 120-pound freshman Andrew Salberg pinned his opponent to provide the margin of victory in the one-point win over Boulder Creek. Wednesday's performance came on the heels of the Badgers placing three of their grapplers at the Doc Wright Invitational this past Saturday, Jan. 16, in Winslow. Daniel Hernandez won the 220-pound weight class, Jon Dwyer placed third at 182 pounds and Ivan Tomitz took fourth at 145.Prescott will compete at the annual Sand Devil Classic this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22 and 23, in Page.Chino Valley grapplers go 3-0 at River Valley dual meetChino Valley High's wrestling team went 3-0 as a squad at the River Valley dual meet on Wednesday, Jan. 20, upping its overall dual meet record to 29-1 this season.The Cougars defeated host River Valley, 56-10; Mohave, 63-15; and Flagstaff, 55-12.Chino Valley coach Allen Foster said his squad came into the meet "a little banged up," so he gave some of his seniors the night off.That allowed the Cougars' freshmen the chance to stand out, which they did. Chase Middleton at 106 pounds, Kyle Lund at 120 and J.C. Mortensen at 126 each compiled a 3-0 record to lead Chino.The Cougars will not wrestle again until the Legler Cup (quad-cities championship) at 4 p.m. next Friday, Jan. 29, at Prescott High's Dome gym.PREP SOCCERMingus Union 4, Prescott girls 3 (OT)Mingus Union's Martina Bueno snapped a 3-3 tie in the second 10-minute overtime period, scoring the game-winning goal from 20 yards out, and the Marauders held on for a come-from-behind victory over visiting Prescott High.In a Division II, Section V match Wednesday, Jan. 20, in Cottonwood, Bueno was the hero, registering a natural hat trick. Her first goal knotted the score at 2-2 in the 57th minute. Then, in the 71st minute, Bueno tallied again for a 3-2 Mingus lead.Prescott's Katie Townsend scored the equalizer that sent the match to OT tied at 3-3 in the 74th minute of regulation before Bueno's extra-session heroics.Prescott led 1-0 at halftime off a goal from Mikayla Sell midway through the first half. In the opening minute of the second half, Townsend registered her first goal to make it 2-0 Badgers prior to Mingus mounting its comeback.D-II No. 17 Prescott (5-4 overall record) and No. 22 Mingus are now tied in section play at 4-4. The Badgers have two section matches remaining, including Valley Vista in their section/home finale at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22.Prescott finishes up at No. 13 Flagstaff Jan. 25, and at No. 6 Cactus Shadows Jan. 27. The top 16 teams in D-III will qualify for the state tournament in February.Follow Doug Cook on Twitter @dougout_dc. Reach him at 928-445-3333 ext. 2039, or 928-642-7865.