SPIRIT LAKE — In his first match in nearly a year, senior Noah Herbert of Timberlake edged Manual Naccarato of Priest River 5-4 at 132 pounds, and the Tigers went on to rout the Spartans 63-17 in the annual War of the Waters wrestling dual Thursday night.
Herbert suffered a knee injury last year during the Van Tuinstra tournament, which Lakeland hosted. Then, he suffered a shoulder injury during preseason practice this fall.
“It was nice to see him come back,” Timberlake coach Kelly Amos said. “We’re young; we have a lineup full of sophomores. And to have a senior come in, with his senior leadership, it makes us a more mature team.”
It was the fourth straight year Timberlake won the War of the Waters since Amos returned as coach. The last three years, the dual went down to the final match, but with Priest River forfeiting at five weights, this one was never in doubt.
“They have three solid kids at 132, 138 and 145, and we got two wins out of the three,” Amos said.
Timberlake wrestles in the River City Duals today and Saturday at Post Falls High.
220 — no match. 2285 — Aaron Reyes, PR, p. Riese Peightal, :19. 98 — Brianna Davis, TL, by forfeit. 106 — Ethan Privitt, TL, p. Graden Hanes, 1:32. 113 — Devin Nessel, PR, by forfeit. 120 — Isaiah Evans, TL, p. Brendan Reeves, 2:34. 126 — Ethan Jerome, TL, by forfeit. 132 — Noah Herbert, TL, d. Manuel Naccarato, 5-4. 138 — Riley DeMent, PR, tf. Louis Powell, 19-4. 145 — Caleb Miller, TL, p. Larry Naccarato, 1:11. 152 — Ian Broxson, TL, by forfeit. 160 — Josh Yanez, TL, by forfeit. 170 — Joey Follini, TL, p. Truxton Wilson, 3:45. 182 — Connor Yanez, TL, p. Peyton Spegal, :47. 195 — Jeremy McLemore, TL, by forfeit.
Post Falls 80
POST FALLS — Isaiah Laguna (220 pounds) and Austin Tipton (285) had pins in under a minute, two of nine by the Trojans in a dual victory against the Knights of Ammon at The Arena.
Isaac Jessen (120 pounds) and Wyatt Shelly (152) won matches by major decision for Post Falls, which hosts the 32-team River City Duals starting today at 3 p.m.
“I liked how our kids went out and got the bonus points,” Post Falls coach Pete Reardon said. “Both Isaiah and Austin have been working hard in practice and training really hard. They’ve been waiting for a breakthrough moment, and came through tonight.”
Post Falls hosts the 21st annual River City Duals tournament starting today at The Arena.
98 — Roddy Romero, PF, d. Kaden Ramos, by injury default. 106 — Braxton Mason, PF, by forfeit. 113 — Lane Reardon, PF, p. Kamden Seal, :55. 120 — Isaac Jessen, PF, md. Gage Holt, 9-1. 126 — Ridge Lovett, PF, p. Derek Ramos, 3:51. 132 — A.J. De La Rosa, PF, p. Kameron Ramirez, 1:17. 138 — Matt McLeod, PF, p. Justin Lance, 1:20. 145 — Jason Burchell, PF, p. Tanner Webb, 2:00. 152 — Wyatt Shelly, PF, md. Jacob Allred, 14-3. 160 — Tyler Morris, PF, p. Hunter Stolworthy, 1:337. 170 — Braydon Huber, PF, p. Nick Weinrich, :37. 182 — Isaac Camales, Hill, p. Tyler Cook, 1:07. 195 — Kaden Noesen, PF, by forfeit. 220 — Isaiah Laguna, PF, p. Dylon Thornley, :30. 285 — Austin Tipton, PF, p. Zach Hoven, :37.
Due to road conditions, Lake City’s dual at Frenchtown was postponed on Thursday. Both Lake City and Coeur d’Alene have since pulled out of this weekend’s Rocky Mountain Classic at Sentinel High in Missoula, and will compete in the River City Duals at Post Falls High this weekend instead.