Forks grapplers second at Saldiver

GRANGER — The Forks boys wrestling team came in second out of 22 schools at the Tony Saldiver Invitational held in Granger last weekend.

The meet featured some of the tougher wrestling squads in the state. Forks finished with a solid 187.5 points. Granger took first with 251 points.

The Spartans’ Matthew Montes came in first at 106 points, going 6-1 at the meet. His teammate Jake Weakley at 160 pounds went a perfect 7-0 on the day and finished first in his weight division.

Conner Demorest went 6-1 and finished second at 120 pounds, while Dalton Kilmer went 7-1 at 132 pounds and also came in second. Sloan Tumaua went 3-1 at 220 pounds to take second in that division.

Hayden Queen went 8-1 and took third at 182 pounds.

Other Forks wrestlers at the meet include:

William Perez, 138 pounds, 6-3, fourth.

Walker Wheeler, 145 pounds, 7-2, fourth.

Jesus Garcia Dominguez, 120 pounds, 4-4, sixth.

Bryan Lucas, 126 pounds, 3-3.

Kaleb Blanton, 152 pounds, 3-4.

The Forks girls came in fourth as a team and got great performances from Peyton Johnson and Jameson Demorest at the Tony Saldiver Girls Invitational.

The Spartans had 77 team points. Othello won with 315.5 points.

Demorest went 3-0 at 155 pounds to win her weight class. Johnson went 6-1 at 120 pounds to come in second place.

Morgan Rule went 3-1 at 170 pounds to finish third, while Natalie Horejsi went 2-4 at 125 pounds to come in fourth. Aspen Rondeau had a busy day, going 4-4 at 140 pounds to finish sixth.