Oakland High senior David Henry achieved another wrestling “Triple Crown” at the recent Oregon State Junior Freestyle and Greco Championships at Corvallis High School.
Henry, representing the Roseburg Mat Club, beat the field at 220 pounds in freestyle and Greco. Among his victims were Cody Crawford of Cascade, a Class 4A state champion who’s headed to Oregon State University, and Austin Faunce of Lake Oswego, a 6A state champ.
“It was pretty cool … it was fun,” said Henry, who rolled to the 220-pound championship at the 2A/1A state tournament in Portland in February. “I was really prepared for it and beat some pretty good guys.”
It marked Henry’s third straight triple crown. He was the state champion at 215 as a sophomore during the high school season and won at 220 the past two seasons to become Oakland’s first three-time state champion.
What a senior year it has been for Henry. The running back/linebacker played a leading role as the Oakland football team won its first state title since 1964 last fall, receiving 2A offensive and defensive player of the year honors.
He’ll finish out the track and field season with the Oakers, graduate in June and get ready for the next phase of his life. Henry will join the Oregon State football team as a walk-on in the fall.
“It’s going to be challenging, but I know I can do it,” he said.
Roseburg senior Shelby Snook will begin her college basketball career at Lane Community College in Eugene.
The 5-foot-9 senior — RHS’s all-time leading scorer with 1,325 points and a two-time all-Southern Oregon Hybrid first-team selection — chose the Titans over Umpqua Community College. Lane won its fourth Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges tournament championship under Greg Sheley in March, finishing 30-2 overall.
“I really like the campus and like the coaches,” Snook said. “I like their style of play. They emphasize defense, and to improve my game, it’s a good match for me. I’m really excited about a new experience.”
Snook’s father, Rod, is a former UCC men’s coach. Her two older brothers live in Eugene.
Brad Cavens is out as the Douglas boys basketball coach.
Cavens guided the Trojans for four seasons, finishing with a 16-76 record. Douglas was 1-22 this past season.
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