Adams, Murray strike silver at Fernley
Ryan Adams and Blake Murray were individual silver medal winners and the Douglas High wrestling team finished eighth at the 16th annual Vaquero Classic Friday and Saturday in Fernley.
Douglas scored 109 points to tie Pershing County (Lovelock) for eighth-place in the 30-team field.
Adams won three of his four matches in the 120-pound weight class. The junior outpointed Battle Mountain’s DeAndre Powell 8-4 in the semifinals before he lost by fall in the finals against Elko’s Arman Villegas, a two-time state Division I-A champion.
Murray, a sophomore 160-pounder, defeated four straight opponents to reach the championship round, where he was pinned by Elko’s Jake Pengelly in the third period. Murray won three of his four matches by pin in the first period and also picked up a 3-0 win over South Tahoe freshman Jose Leon.
Kindel Isham placed third in the 106-pound weight class. Isham won his opening two matches before dropping a tough 8-7 decision at the hands of Devin Partain of Quincy (Calif.), who is currently the No. 3 ranked 106-pounder in the CIF Northern Section. Isham came back to pin two straight opponents in the consolation bracket to secure his third-place medal.
Andrew Williams won five of six matches to place third at 113 pounds. Williams won his opening match by fall before he was pinned in the quarterfinals by Reno’s Frankie Giovannetti, the eventual second-place finisher. Williams fought back through the consolation bracket to defeat four straight opponents, including a 1-0 win over teammate Shane Trivitt and then a 4-0 decision over Eko’s Christian Quintana.
Trivitt, a freshman, placed sixth at 113 pounds. Trivitt won twice, including a 13-8 decision over Lowry’s Matthew Souza, to reach the semifinals. Elko’s Kevin Villegas defeated Trivitt 8-2 in the semifinals. Trivitt dropped a hard-fought 7-6 decvision in a rematch against Souza in the fifth-place match.
Will Williams went 4-2 in the 138-pound weight class, but narrowly missed an opportunity to advance to the medal round when he lost 5-2 against Fernley’s John Hires-Caulk.
Douglas, 3-0 in the Sierra League dual meet standings, will make its final home appearance of the season tonight against high-powered Damonte Ranch (3-1).