Mapleton Forward Athlete of the Week
Mapleton basketball standout Justin Schaff (shoff) is Coast Radio Sports’ Athlete of the Week. The Sailor Senior scored 13 points and pulled down 18 rebounds in a game last week against the Siletz Valley Warriors.
Honorable mention is given to Viking wrestler Tyler Coolidge who finished third at 138 pounds at last week’s Nick Lutz Invitational in Florence.
Nick Lutz Invitational
Speaking of that wrestling tournament… Elmira claimed the team title with 207 points Saturday. Siuslaw was sixth with 113 points. Viking coach Neil Wartnik was very pleased with the finish, especially since he had far fewer entries than other teams.
Neil Wartnick – “I was really pleased to be in the top six. When you only have, what, we had eight boys in tournament out of the 14 weight classes. I felt really good about that.
Because of “doubling up” in two weight classes, it was only possible for six of the wrestlers to accumulate points. Andrew Tupua claimed the individual championship at 138 pounds. Coolidge, Markel Bliss, Jose De Lamora, Isaiah Burkhalter, Kainan Lane and Jeremiah Tupua each finished in the top six in their classes. There were 18 teams in all.
On the schedule today…
The Mapleton Sailors will be in Triangle Lake for Mountain West basketball against the Lakers… Reedsport will be in Gold Beach. Siuslaw has the night off.