Bulldogs grab second straight state title

For the second consecutive year and the 12th time in the school’s history, the Nyssa wrestling team is the state’s 3A team champions.

The Bulldogs put up a total of 209 points during the Oregon State School Activities tournament, which concluded Saturday, Feb. 27, in Portland.

Nyssa ran away from the rest of the teams, putting up 209 total points compared to second-place La Pine’s 147 points. Third place went to Glide with 137 points.

The Vale team cracked the top 10 as the Vikings wrapped up the tournament in ninth place with a total of 85 points.

Three wrestlers claiming individual titles led the Bulldogs.

After winning the crown in both his freshman and sophomore years, Nyssa junior Heath Hartley claimed a third individual title in the 120-pound division . . .