Baker’s Keller and Vale’s Richardson state champs

PORTLAND – Eastern Oregon was able to claim two state individual titles as the OnPoint Girls State Championship wrapped up wrestling action on Saturday in Portland.

Baker/Powder Valley junior Sydney Keller finished her season with only a single loss and a state title in the 115-pound division after taking a major decision over West Albany’s Emily Alvis in the championship match.

At 140 pounds, Vale sophomore Tyler Richardson defended her state title from last year, taking the win over Glencoe’s Elbereth Ragsdale by fall at the 1 minute, 15 second mark in the match.

Richardson’s victory helped propel the Vikings to a ninth place finish in the team standings, the best among eastern Oregon teams. Baker/Powder Valley finished the tournament in 13th while La Pine finished 15th. Nyssa placed 20th and Ontario was 26th. The La Grande girls placed 40th.

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Team scores: 1. Thurston, 72. 2. Bend, 66. 3. Century, 49.5. 4. Elmira, 422. 5. Glencoe, 38. 6. North Medford, 33. 7. Grants Pass, 28. 8. Milwaukie, 27. 9. Cottage Grove, 24. 9. McKay, 24. 9. Vale, 24. 12. West Linn, 23.5. 13. Baker/Powder Valley, 23. 14. Phoenix, 22. 15. Eagle Point, 21. 15. La Pine, 21. 15. Madras, 21. 15. North Salem, 21. 15. Oregon City, 21. 20. Nyssa, 20. 20. Scappoose, 20. 23. North Douglas/Elkton, 18. 23. Pleasant Hill, 18. 23. West Albany, 18. 26. Douglas, 16. 26. Lincoln, 16. 26. Ontario, 16. 29. Dallas, 15. 29. Forest Grove, 15. 29. Sweet Home, 15. 32. Hillsboro, 14. 33. Cleveland, 13. 34. Newport, 12. 34. Summit, 12. 36. Franklin, 11. 37. Siuslaw, 10. 38. Creswell, 8. 38. North Eugene, 8. 40. Hood River, 7. 40. La Grande, 7. 40. Sandy, 7. 43. Centennial, 5. 44. Bonanza, 4. 45. Aloha, 3.5. 46. Banks, 3. 46. Mazama, 3. 46. North Lake, 3. 46. Philomath, 3. 46. Springfield, 3. 46. Sunset, 3. 52. Estacada, 1. 53. Central, 0. 53. David Douglas, 0. 53. Echo/Stanfield, 0.

Individual results: 100: First place match, Emma Baertlein (Oregon City Girls) over Olivia Flack (La Pine Girls) by decision, 3-0. Third place match, Chelo Garcia (Newport Girls) over Delia Gulzow (La Grande Girls) by decision, 4-2. 115: First place match, Sydney Keller (Baker/Powder Valley Girls) over Emily Alvis (West Albany Girls) by major decision, 14-2. 120: Third place match, Ayana Medina (Hillsboro Girls) over Vanessa Ruiz (Nyssa Girls) by major decision, 9-1. 140: First place match, Tyler Richardson (Vale Girls) over Elbereth Ragsdale (Glencoe Girls) by fall, 1:15. 155: Third place match, Noelle Acosta (Nyssa Girls) over Mariah Cook (Thurston Girls) by decision, 3-2. 190: First place match, Fiona McConnell (Milwaukie Girls) over Abigail Osei (Ontario Girls) by fall, 2:34.

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