Whiteaker Middle tops rival Claggett Creek

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes With 10 lead changes and two matches decided in overtime, Whiteaker Middle School narrowly edged Claggett Creek 45-41 on Thursday, Feb. 23. Wrestling under a spotlight and large crowd at McNary High School, Whiteaker seventh grader Aldo Villalvazo (195) got a pin in the first period to seal the win for the Wolverines. “He (Villalvazo) was a first-year kid for us that’s giving the sport a try,” Whiteaker head coach Kelly Hafer said. “That was really encouraging to see him get a pin and get to be the hero by winning that last...

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