Nyssa wrestling claims silver while individual wrestlers come home with championship titles

The Nyssa wrestling team took home second place in the OSAA Class 3A tournament last weekend at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland. The Bulldogs finished with 141 points, behind first-place team La Pine with 150 points. (Photo courtesy of Ed Petersen)

PORTLAND – Local wrestlers made school history Saturday and brought home honors from the OSAA state wrestling championships.

Wrestling in the girls division, Vale freshman Tyler Richardson won the 140-pound state championship, and Nyssa’s Noelle Acosta placed third in the 155-pound class.

Richardson pinned Brookings-Harbor’s Alexandra Contreras in 55 seconds during the semifinals match, then pinned Elena Kroll from Hood River Valley to capture the title.

“I feel pretty good, really sore,” said Richardson. “I was anxious to get (Contreras) out of the way and wrestle Elena.” 

Acosta fell . . .