Prep roundup: Union wrestles sole possession of first place from Evergreen



The Union wrestling team clinched a share of the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League dual-meet title with a 44-17 win over Evergreen on Wednesday.

The win improved the Titans to 4-0 in league, while Evergreen dropped to 3-1.

Mason Proudfit won by pin at 220 pounds, and Junior Godinho got a big 6-2 win over Ramon Ortiz at 132 pounds for Union.

Daniel Rice, Cody Hersel, Matt Murray, Sam Berry, Jesse Fehrer, Jeremiah Reynolds, Alex Berfanger and Cody Gromes also earned wins for Union.

Prep notes

Hergert suspended — Heritage basketball standout Tim Hergert confirmed Wednesday that he is serving a three-day suspension from school following an altercation with a teammate.

Hergert missed Tuesday’s game against Camas. He is eligible to return to school and the team Friday but is not sure if he will play.

“I’ve got to talk to my coach about it and my teammates, to see if I can play,” Hergert said.

“I just want to apologize for not controlling myself and not letting it go,” he said of the incident.

Hergert is averaging 25.8 points per game for the Timberwolves. He was highlighted in The Columbian prior to this season for his basketball skills as well as his talent as a football and baseball player.

Bussey to Concordia — Prairie senior Taylor Bussey, who was named to The Columbian’s All-Region softball team last spring, reported this week that she intends to sign with Concordia University in Portland.

Bussey was voted by the coaches as the co-player of the year in the Class 3A Greater St. Helens League last season. The Falcons missed going to state by one game in the bi-district tournament.