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PENDLETON Six La Grande Wrestling Club competitors won their weight divisions Saturday at a tournament here.

The six were among 11 club members who competed at the event, 10 of whom placed.

The winners were: Travis Huffman, 65-pound bantam; Coty Gilmore, 87-pound midget; Tracey Huffman, 75-pound novice; John Tuck, 95-pound novice; Andy Godfrey, 105-pound novice; and Luke Kevan, 110-pound schoolboy.

Two wrestlers were second: Bryce Butterfield, 40-pound peewee; and Chase Shirley, 95-pound novice. Trevor Fitzpatrick, 90-pound novice, was third, and C.J. Powers, 80-pound novice, was fourth. Bryson Good, 70-pound midget, participated.

The clubs next tournament is Saturday in Yakima.


PORTLAND Stephen Lewis, a 2001 graduate of Powder Valley High School, is a nominee for the Johnny Carpenter Prep Athlete of the Year award at the Oregon Sports Awards banquet Sunday.

As a senior at the North Powder school, Lewis won the 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs at the Class 1A state track and field meet for the second-straight year, leading the Badgers to their fifth-consecutive state title.

Lewis is one of 10 male athletes nominated for the Carpenter award, which also recognizes a top female prep athlete.

The award is one of several presented at the banquet, which includes the Bill Hayward Amateur Athletes of the Year and Harry Glickman Pro Athletes of the Year awards.

Former Portland Trail Blazers announcer Bill Schonely will emcee the event, with special guest former NBA All-Star Charles Barkley.

Eastern Oregon hammer thrower Leah Merrell was previously announced as a nominee for the Rutschman Small College Athlete of the Year award.

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