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Nyssa wrestling tops list of best sports stories in 2017

By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

VALE - Here are the top 5 Malheur Enterprise sports stories for 2017:

NYSSA WRESTLING

In late February, the Nyssa High School wrestling team packed the bus with 20 contenders and headed to Portland for the state tournament. As the scores were posted, the Bulldogs grabbed the team’s third consecutive state title. The title also marked the 13th state title for the Dawg wrestling squad. At state, Heath Hartley wrapped up his wrestling career at Nyssa with his fourth state title. He was joined by teammates Jose Candelas, Osiris Tapia and Jose Sanchez, giving Nyssa four state titleholders.

ADRIAN/JORDAN VALLEY COOP

In a move that surprised more than a few ex-football players on both sides, rivals Adrian and Jordan Valley joined together to take to the football field for the 2017 season.

The Mustangs realized the season was lost due . . .