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The powerful Othello Hus- kie wrestlers "toyed" with three more opponents during the past week as they ran their season record to 10-0, and now will be expecting a bit tougher competition as they move into another three-match week. The Huskies routed East- mont 52-6 here last Friday, had only a couple of dis- appointments winning 45-18 at Quincy on Saturday and then returned home to beat the defending Class A champion Royal Knights 42-21 on Tuesday. This week's action will find Coach Don Mikiska's charges heading for East Wenatchee for a return match with the Wildcats on Friday, hosting the tough Connell Eagles on Saturday and then going to Richland to meet Hanford on next Tuesday. Huskies Favored The Huskies will be favor- ites in all of the matches and are expecting their toughest challenge to come from Connell. The Eagles are rated as the favorites* to succeed Royal as the 1974 Class A state champions and have a number of top individuals. Mikiska indicated that he will be going with all of his No. 1 wrestlers against the Eagles and be hoping they will be able to make up the 12 forfeit points the Huskies must give away at the 101 and 108 spots. Although it is another AA school, Hanford isn't expected to present to big a challenge for the Huskies on Tuesday. Gilbert Loses Individually, the Huskies had one disappointment dur- ing the week as they lost one of their seven unbeaten wrest- lers. Junior Nell Gilbert was upset 2-1 at Quincy Saturday night by Jack Thornton. The Quincy wrestler surprised Gilbert as he battled him on even terms through the first two periods. After Gilbert had gone into a 1-0 lead with an escape in the final round, Thornton came back with a iil takedown for the victory. Heavyweight Mike Padilla also had a narrow escape at Quincy as be barely squeezed out a 2-1 victory over the Jacks' Jerry Neito. After giving Neito a 1-0 lead on an escape in the second period, Padilla came back with a stalling point and then added a third-round escape of his own for the win. Keeps Pinning Otherwise, all of the other Huskie unbeatens came through in final style with Nels Emerson leading the way with two more pins. The Huskie 178-pounder has pinned every opponent he has met this season. Tuesday night he moved up to 190 to face Royars Gary Christensen and polished off the Knight veteran in 48 seconds. Senior Kenny Schutte showed he ha rebounded from an early season injury with three easy victories, and the Huskies' other three un- beatens - Kevin Bets, Scott Bliss and Kenny Mohs - were impressive in their ap- pearances during the week. It was a complete rout against Eastmont here Friday as the only points the Wildcats could manage were six for a forfeit at 101. In the seven actual matches the Huskies scored four pins, one superior decision and two decisions. Early Scare Saturday at Quincy the Jacks gave the Huskies a brief scare as they jumped in front 18-0 after the first four matches on forfeit points, Thornton's upset and Don Faw's 11-4 victory over Steve Niblett. However, Schutte, Bliss and Mohs came right back with pins to tie it and the Huskies won all of the rest. One of the highlights came at 168 as senior Dan Mendez found himself trailing 9-8 against Jack veteran Jack Fogelsong, but rallied in the final seconds with a take-down and near fall for a 13-9 victory. Tuesday against Royal he ay Huskies had reserves in several of the spots. Junior Chan Bailey had a strong ef- fort before losing 11-6 to Knight state veteran Juan Garza, and Schutte had little trouble in polishing off the Knights' tough Rick Garza. In the closest match of the night Royal's Jerry Murphy used a take-down and escape in the third round to edge Chris Jones 9-8 at 158. OTHELLO 52 - EASTMONT 6 101 - Jeff Ruff (El by forfeit; 108 - double forfeit; 115 - double forfeit; 122 - Kevin Bets {0) p. Mark Farnklin, 3:55; 129 Kenny Schutte {0) d. Dan Hoffman, 15-5; 135 - Brad Soibrack (0) d. Mark Dillon, 2-0; 141 - Kenny Mobs (0) p. Merlin Biles, 1:48 148 - Dan Edson (O) p. Rob Clark, 4:24; 158- Chris Jones (0) p. Garrett Evans, 1:45; 168- Dan Mendez (O) d. Tom Michael, 10-1; 178 - Nels Emerson (O) by forfeit; 190 - Efrian Ramierez (0) by forfeit; Hwt - Mike Padilla (O) by forfeit. OTHELLO 45 - QUINCY 16 101 - 101-Kevin Bates (Q) by forfeit; 108 - Rich Webley (Q) by forfeit; 115 - Jack Thornton (Q) d. Nell Gilbert, 2-1; 122- Don Faw (Q) d. Steve Niblett, 11-4; 129 - Kenny Schutte (0) p. Ken Bates, 3:10; 135 - Scott Bliss (0) p. Clyde Thomas, 3:54; 141 - Kenny Mohs (O) p. Scott Ashby, 5:00; 148 - Dan Edson (0) p. Fred Helsey, 4:41; 158 - Chris Jones (O) d. Don Rose, 11-2; 168 - Dan Mendez (0) d. Jack Fogelsong, 13-9; 178 - Nels Emerson (O) p. Paul Giraud, 1:27 190- Efrian Ramierz (0) by forfeit; Hwt - Mike Padilla (O) d. Jerry Nieto, 2-1. OTHELLO 42- ROYAL 21 101 - Dale Kerslake (R) by forfeit; 108- Scott Robbins (R) by forfeit; 115 Juan Medina (0) p. Jim Benjamin, 3:46; 122 - Juan Garza (R) d. Chan Bailey, 11-6; 129- Kenny Schutte (O) d. Rick Garza, 10-1; 135 - Brad Solbrack (0) p. Steven Pavel, 3:20; 141 - Mark Mohs (O) d. Mike Cobb, 9-0) 148- Jack Fox (R) d. Dan Brown, 9-5; 158 - Jerry Murphy (R) d. Chris Jones, 9-8; 168 * Dan Mendez (O) by forfeit; 178 - Mitch Buck (O) by forfeit; 190 - Nels Emerson (O) p. Gary Christensen, :44; Hwt - Mike Padilla (O) by forfeit. CRUCIAL LOOP CONTEST SHOT CHECKED - Coliax's big Greg Hall goes up above Paul Stephens of check a shot during action last Saturday. Hall is 6-7 and Stephens just 5-11. No. 15 at! is Matt Hall. iome terns, With lots of momentum Cheney on Saturday. limited Hall, who came into the and the Huskies appe~ette, supplied by a "nearly defen- They are led by 6-3 Curt game with a 20-point average, have the game locked u~nes. sively-perfect" 57-55 victory Burgess, a rugged senior who to just two field goals through a 55-45 lead. t" 488 WORKING FOR PIN - Othello's Danny Mendez works to Mendez, but still lost the match by a 10-1 decision as the over thetough ColfaxBulldogs Preuninger rates as the most the first three quarters.However, the desp~-3-4 get a pin against Tom Michael in action last Friday against Huskies limited the Wildcats to just six forfeit points in the here last Saturday night,aggressive rebounder the "Things worked just aboutfull-court press began ~**** Eastmont. Michael held off the first round attempt by event. Coach Daryl Preuninger's Huskies will see this year. the way we practiced it,"dividends for the Build,OR gh ] oF Finisl) Othello Huskies will be looking Burgess has been a consistent Preuninger reported irn dis- theHuskiesaplaearedtO'T4~, f 1 ---- "*~'J TOt UX mS ] for a key conference victory scorer and teams with three- cussing the defensive effort, bit o the'r poise. Ross~.3_T when they host the Eastmont year starter and play-maker "We were keying on a spot on who paced the Bulldo~*** sity ." __'" -- Wildcats this Friday, Bobby Weis as the core of the the floor and shifting when 22 points, and Hall boO,OR ~ Team Eo There will be incentives Eastmont squad, they would take the ball into pair of field goals and su. ~ 110 II J/PUnS r la yO/T I~ II I~/a a-plenty for the Huskies this The Wildcats and Huskies the corner. We were attemp- the margin was down i~88-90 Handles weekend as they try to are very comparable from a ting to keep one man a~d two 55-53 with 1:25 remai~-3-4- duplicate the fine showing size standpoint, and Preunin- "halves" on Hall all of the timeHectic Finale ~***** Although several spots Wednesday Action Air Base Under-30 against the they made against Colfax and ger reports that for this reason and it worked almostto The Huskies attemp~ A Colfax Junior Varsity were still undecided on In the Wednesday League, fourth place finisher in the keep themselves in the North he may try a man-to-man de- perfection." control again and ~v~KID~ team, which has rolled up 34 Wednesday, plans are set for which was scheduled to be Wednesday League. Rotary Central Washington Confer- fense against them. seconds showing PaLll~ettintll ettm straight victories over the playoffaction toget underway completed last night, four and Associates will go against ence chase. Match Up Well Two Problems phens got a drive fo.r~reqsU~ past two years, proved to be on next Tuesday at the Othello teams were still in the running the second place Wednesday The visiting Wildcats are"We match up with them Preuninger said the only appeared a sure lay-il~unctiq too much for the Othello Pups Air Force Station gym in the for the next three spots behind team in its opening game.currently 1-0 in the league about as well as any team we things that disappointed him ball slid off the side ~'Dang here last Saturday night as the Othello Community Volleyball the Air Base. Evergreen Implement will standings and the Huskieswill face this season," the were the way the Huskies felt hoop, Mollottemisseda~.entle Iocalsquad was handed a70-47 program. Key games included Lions open against the Wednesday need the win badly if they are coach explained, the pressure in the finaltoput it back, but aftet~r~j~t~ trouncing. Featured wil be an eight-Club vs. Akins, both 5-2, and No. 3 finisher, with Air Base going to stay in the raceHuskie scouting reports minutesand the poor shooting scramble Goodwin gott~a~k'i "They haven't lost a gamein team double elimination Ochoa Farms (5-2) vs. H&BOver-30 taking on Tuesday's against Omak, which is show the Wildcats, who have by his inside men. near the foulline and~ODA the past two years and havetournament with the top four Wrecking (4-3), Other final fourth place qualifier. lots of talent," Coach Gene finishers in each of the two games were Air Base vs. already 2-0. been basically a running team "This was the first time we push the Huskies backi~ p However, Preuninger in past years, have slowedlet pressure get to us and in by four with just 20 Boyd reported. "However, leagues included, winless Jack's Bargain Barn TUESDAY W L points out that the Huskies down this year. They gener- the closing minutes we didn't left. i with a good game, we feel we Officials announced that and Lettermen vs. Jaycees. Air Base U-30 8 O are capable of beating themtentative plans call for the In, play last Wednesday, EvergreenImplement 7 1 have lots of other incentives in ally wait for the good shot and get the ball down the court fast However, Swan cam~ Rotary & Assoc. 5 3 the game. have used a 3-2 zone much of enough," Preuninger said.back with a fielder at !~ when we meet them later in tournament to start next Akin s got a 3-2 makeup win Eddie's Tavern 4 4 "We have never beaten an the year on defense. "Our big guys (Rich Mollotte the Bulldogs finally ha~ the season." Tuesday, providing all play- over the School Distrisct and LDS2ndWard 4 4 The Colfax team controlled offs can be completed by that then lost to the Air Base, but Rich's Barber 4 4 Eastmont team in basketballThe coach acknowledged and Roger Nield) were hurry- Stephens in back cour~ yell the backboards and held a time. All games will be played scored the first single game Hanks&Fields 2 6 and also are still looking for that if he can get as strong a ing and not getting balanced second ramining. St~ O1 O1 Pilgrim Lutheran 1 7 our first victory in Class AA performance from the Huskies shots. Theyhitjustsevenof26 free throw missed, . sizeable lead through theat the Base gym with twowin against the leaders before KeyClub 1 7 conference play," Preuninger asthey showed against Colfax, tries and well be working on turned out to be meav[ {( game after breaking away contests scheduled each even- going down 3-1. H&B had a3-0. ************* ...... ~old midway through the firsting on Tuesday through win over the Jaycees, while WEDESNDAY W L said. We vegotthemcenhvesthey could get the win. drills to improve that timing." as the Bulldogs could. Air Based-30 7 0 and we feel we can beat them. Defense ls Key The offensive attack in the the ball back down o~m: quarter. Thursday. the Lions got a forfeit over LionsClub 5 2 However, well have to play a The highlight of last Sa- game was led by John Capps time for a reasonable ~oms The Pups, who are now 7-3,Favorites in the tournament Ochoa Farms and School AkinsThrift 5 2 will be facing another tough willbe the twoAir Baseteams District beat Jack's Bargain OchoaFarms 5 2 good steady game like we did turday's game was providedand GregGoodwinas between /~igh OTHELLO Fg Ft ~, " challenge against a tall East- who were the champions inBarn in a forfeit, H&BWrecking 4 3 against Presser and Colfax." by the defense, which played them they hit 13 field goals on Stephens zt ~ ,, ^ 0 lale ( Lettermen 3 4 Have 8-3 Record almost to perfection. Utilizing 26 attempts for a fine 50 per Goodwin 5 2 JoO-5' mont team which features two their respective leagues. The Pairings Set SchoolDistrict 2 6 The Wildcats, who have an a switching 2-1-2, the Huskies cent. Skogley 0 2 6-5 players this Friday. Air Base Under-30 squad Officials said first round Jaycees 1 6 Mollotte 4 3 ~A~T~ SATURDAY: Fg Ft Pf Tp finished off regulation play tournament pairings will send Bargain Barn O 7 8-3 record matching the completely nuetralized the In Leod Early Nield 3 0 ~'" Burton 3 0 1 6 with a perfect 8-0 record and a Huskies, had an easy victory Bulldogs' 6-7 star Greg Hall The Huskies broke into an Burton 0 0 i ab Goodwin 3 0 1 6 game lead over Evergreen in over Ephrata last Friday for and forced Colfax to depend on early 12-6 lead in the game, Capps 8 4 ices. Peeka 4 1 4 9 Tuesday playthis week, while their first conference win, but its outside shooting through held off a couple of rushes by TOTALS. 23 11 ~74 ease 2 0 4 4 then were edged 49-48by most of the game. The defense Colfax and went into the final COLFAX Fg ****. McLean 5 O 8 10 Air Base Over-30 has already ................. Ft ~-2-T Krupa 1 0 1 2 clinched the Wednesday title quarter with a 45-38 lead. G.Hall 5 2 ~" Deliinger 0 2 4 2 and wasa big favorite toget its Key buckets by Capps put Culbertson 1 1 VAN' Niblett MeCole ] 0 1 2 eighth victory Wednesday them in front 49-42 with six Swan 11 0~ Will Maston 0 mine. 0 0 2 330 Y-2-3- 3 1945 Stickel 1 TOTALS 21 Score by quarters: Othello 14 26 36 47 Colfax 22 43 59 70 Pup Wrestlers Easy Wins night. Four Tied While the top positions were decided, several of the tourn- ament spots were still up in the air on Wednesday. In the Tuesday League, Air Base Under-30, Evergreen and Rotary Associates will have the first three spots, but three other teams finished in a tie The Othello Junior Varsity and will face playoffs to win wrestlers rolled up a pair of the fourth tourney berth. easy victories last weekend All knotted up with 4-4 against Eastmont and Quincy records are LDS 2nd Ward, and then had a one-match Rich's Barber and Eddie's decision over Royal here on Tavern. Tuesday night. The three-way tie was Scores in the events were created in final round robin 22-3 over Eastmont, 36-6 action Tuesday as the Air Base against Quincy and 6-0 over dumped LDS 2nd Ward 3-0, Royal. and Rich's Barber got a forfeit Outstanding performances over Pilgrim Lutheran. Ed- came from junior Chan Bailey die's Tavern had completed its and sophomore Mark Mohs, season the week before. Other who pinned both of their East- action saw Evergreen down mont and Quincy opponents.Key Club 3-0 and Rotary and The lone match Tuesday Associates finish with a forfeit saw undefeated Scott Bliss get over Hanks and Fields In- a first round pin after neither surance. he nor his opponent Brett _ Jensen could make varsity Ron Wynoff, 5-4; 122 - Chan Bailey match weight at 135. (0) p. Cliff Webley, 2:43; 129 - Clair OTHELLO 22 -EASTMONT 3 Slusher (Q) d. Alan Moulton, 2-0; 141 122- Regehr (El d. Rudy Mendez, - Mark Mohs (0) p. Ken Wilson, 4:16; 5-2; 115- Juan Medina (0) p. Canter- 148- Reynolds (QI d. Dan Brown, 4-0; berry, 3:50; 129- Chan Badey (O)p. 158-CraigSolbrack (0) p. Bob Luna, Certain,3:40; 135- Alan Moulton (O; :46; 158-Joey Huriiman (0) p. John d. O'Keefe, 16-2; 141-Mark Mohs (0) Ybarra, :34; Hwy - Andy Lampe (0) p. Arner, :33. p. Neff, :39. OTHELLO 36 - QUINCY 6 OTHELLO 6- ROYAL O 122 - Juan Medina (0) d. Stan 141 - Scott Bliss (O) p. Brett Mort, 12-5; 122- Rudy Mendez (0) d. Jensen, 1:52. FRESHMAN REBOUNDS Othello's outstanding freshman Todd Burton pulls down a rebound in action against Colfax here Saturday. Watching are Coifax's Greg Hall and Greg Goodwin of Othello. GOODWIN FIRES - Greg Goodwin of the Huskies gets a shot away over the check of Craig Culbertson in action here Saturday against Colfax. minutes remaining in the Babbitt game and with Colfax at- M.Hall tempting to stop the Huskies Hatley 0 0 ****~ Shaw 3 0 with a zone, Preuninger sent Johnson ' 0 0 his team into a stall. The TOTALS 26 Bulldogs waited patiently, but OTHELLO: field then finally came out to get the 34%; free throws, rebounds, 44; turnovers, ball as the final minutes ticked FAX: field goals. 26 for 84, off. throws, 3 for 6, 50% Mollotte and Goodwin came turnovers, 17. Score by quarters: 30 ': through with buckets as Othello 16 Colfax scambled to get the ball Colfa 10 26 The last-place Ephrata Ti- gers will get their chance against the unbeaten Omak Pioneers in the feature game of North Central Washington Conference action this week- end. The Pioneers, who now havQ an 11-0 mark for the season and are leading the league with a 2-0 record, will host the Tigers on Friday night. Mean- while the Othello Huskies will be hosting the second place Eastmont Wildcats, who are 1-0 in league play. In action last weekend Eastmont came through with a 64-48 win over Ephrata, while Omak was dumping Quincy 52-38. In non-conference games on Saturday. night Oma] the Spokane College Fresh 58-57, dumped Cle Elum Othello beat Colfax Eastmont lost 49 Cheney. In non-league Saturday Omak Tonasket, Ephrata Chelan and Quincy tain the strong squad. Current league follow: Omak 2 Eastmont 1 Quincy 1 Othello 0 Ephrata 0