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GIRL POWER: Tigers take down gender gap with female presence on mat

School days for Taft High students Kadence James and Autumn Barela don’t end with a bus ride home or a gathering of friends. Rather, find them confined to a tightly quartered cushioned room filled with grunting boys who reek of sweat.

Quantity produces quality in inaugural Taft High wrestling tournament

Team scores weren’t kept, but winning titles wasn’t Taft High Coach Robb Ellis’ intent for Saturday's first Holiday Crab Pools Invitational, where 123 wrestlers from 13 squads battled in the school gymnasium to turn an abundance of mat time into individual improvement.

Wrestlers to turn Taft gym into fish bowl with Holiday Crab Pools Invite

Taft High wrestlers will claw like crustaceans in pursuit of takedowns beginning at 10:15 a.m. Saturday when the school hosts a rare home meet against at least 13 schools on several mats in the school gym.

Knott, Fostveit avenge defeats to lead Taft wrestlers at Nestucca

Taft High senior Cody Knott avenged a week-old defeat to a Scio wrestler Saturday in the 160-pound class to earn recognition as outstanding participant in a meet at Nestucca.

Lindquist leads Taft wrestlers to third-place showing at Tillamook

Senior Devon Lindquist, who placed second at Districts last season, won the 145-pound division while three other Taft High wrestlers placed second Saturday to lead the Tigers to a third-place finish among 13 teams at Scio.

Taft wrestlers set lofty goals for State as promising season unfolds

A promising start to the year last week at Tillamook and daily progress on the mat has Taft wrestling coach Robb Ellis encouraged about possible record participation at State in the 2018-19 season.

Taft wrestlers flex muscles in season-opening road meet

Coach Robb Ellis’ team excelled against stiff competition despite the absence of 2017-18 State placer Cody Knott, who was on vacation, and returning State qualifier Jose Flores, who was out with an injury.

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