District wrestling, basketball postseason contests highlight weekend prep sports action

Nyssa’s Jesse Aragon looks to his coaches for guidance during the 220-pound championship match. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL)

NYSSA – There was plenty of prep athletic action last weekend as Class 1A and 3A grapplers competed in separate district wrestling tournaments and the Vale boys varsity basketball team clinched a state playoff berth.

In Vale Friday night, the Vikings shrugged off a slow start in the first half to post a 46-35 win over Umatilla in an Eastern Oregon League District Championship game.

With the win, Vale (25-5) secures a home-court state playoff game against Amity (12-10) at 6 p.m. this Friday.

Vale's Colten Stepleton (3) chases Umatilla's Micheal Montez (40) down the court during their game Friday night in Vale

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