The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

December 13, 2013

Wrestling: Kings lose twice in MAC

Herald Staff Report
The Clinton Herald

---- — ELDRIDGE — Clinton battled the other two teams expected to battle for third, fourth and fifth places in Mississippi Athletic Conference wrestling Thursday night and came out on the short end both times.

North Scott, ranked seventh in Iowa Class 3A by the predicament.com, won the final four matches to come back and edge the River Kings 31-29 in the opening dual, then Pleasant Valley defeated Clinton 44-18 in the other dual. The Spartans and Lancers also beat Davenport West in the other half of the double dual.

The key match in the first dual was Mayson Shannon’s 6-4 win over Clinton’s Amani Larson at 113 pounds. Larson was in control for most of the match, but Shannon used one big move to pull out the victory. Trailing 4-0 in the final minute of the second period, he reversed Larson to his back for five points.

Larson, who rode out the first period after recording a takedown in the first 5 seconds, added a quick reversal in the second period and rode Shannon for most of the third period but was unable to turn him for back points. Larson cut loose Shannon in the last 20 seconds but couldn’t get a tying takedown.

That win put North Scott ahead 9-3, but Damon Dann (120 pounds) and Hunter Genco (126) recorded pins in the next two matches, and Riley Chapman followed with a decision at 132 to give Clinton an 18-9 lead.

After a North Scott win at 138, Curtis Ilg (145), Alex Caldwell (152) and Dustin Caldwell (160) scored successive wins to push Clinton’s lead to 29-12.

That was it for Clinton, however.

Derek Golinghorst recorded a pin at 170 pounds, then Mitch Bowman pinned Dillion Chase at 182 in a battle of the first- and third-ranked wrestlers at 170 (both wrestling up a weight) to pull the Lancers within 29-24. In another matchup of ranked wrestlers, North Scott’s second-rated Colin Kreiter beat No. 7 Justin Guilliams 14-4 at 195 to cut the deficit to one point, then Cordell Eaton capped the comeback with a win at 220.

Clinton suffered an early setback in its match against Pleasant Valley when 10th-ranked Spencer Nevills pinned No. 5 Genco in 6:13 at 126 pounds to give the Spartans an 18-6 lead. PV scored another minor upset at 152, where No. 8 Travis Willers beat No. 5 Alex Caldwell 5-0. That win put PV on top 29-9.

Clinton’s Dustin Caldwell, ranked sixth at 160, beat No. 10 Christian Foote 1-0 in the next match, but Pleasant Valley won four of the final five bouts to put away the win.

Fulton beats Newman

STERLING, Ill. — Preston Ford (182), Zack Jenkins (220) and Steven Balk (285) recorded pins in the upper weights to lead Fulton past Sterling Newman 39-28 in high school wrestling.

Brandon Kaecker also notched a pin for the Steamers, and Cole Grant won a key matchup at 132 pounds.

Panthers win 2

ERIE, Ill. — The middle of Erie/Prophetstown’s lineup contributed six-point wins in four consecutive matches in each dual Thursday as the Panthers defeated Riverdale 48-24 and Polo/Forreston 45-27.

Josh Wheeler (138 pounds), Jared Cole (145) and Dylan Binion (152) pinned their opponents in both duals, and Grady Todd picked up a pin and a forfeit at 132 to keep Erie/Prophetstown rolling.

Rebels, Comets fall

BELLEVUE — West Branch defeated Northeast 57-15 and Bellevue 69-6 in River Valley Conference wrestling.

Tyler Schoon recorded a pin at 138 pounds, and Octavio Cruz (145) won by decision to lead Northeast.

NORTH SCOTT 31, CLINTON 29

285 — Tyler Clark (C) dec. Korbin Caves 1-0; 106 — Jacob Schipper (NS) pinned Evan Sander 1:15; 113 — Mayson Shannon (NS) dec. Amani Larson 6-4; 120 — Damon Dann (C) pinned Jake Schmidt 2:35; 126 — Hunter Genco (C) pinned Connor Allchin 1:05; 132 — Riley Chapman (C) dec. Ethan Stilson 5-2; 138 — Michael Beem (NS) dec. Jared Redman 8-5; 145 — Curtis Ilg (C) dec. Jacob Ridgeway 5-1; 152 — Alex Caldwell (C) tech. fall Jacob Iossi 17-0, 3:19; 160 — Dustin Caldwell (C) dec. Jakubb Fahrenkrug 6-4 sv-1; 170 — Derek Golinghorst (NS) pinned Luke Larkin 3:07; 182 — Mitch Bowman (NS) pinned Dillion Chase 3:53; 195 — Colin Kreiter (NS) m. dec. Justin Guilliams 14-4; 220 — Cordell Eaton (NS) dec. Evan Gerdes 8-1.

PLEASANT VALLEY 44, CLINTON 18

106 — Tony Marchiori (PV) pinned Sander 2:46; 113 — Larson (C) pinned Destin Babcock 1:04; 120 — Reed Brockhage (PV) pinned Dann 5:16; 126 — Spencer Nevills (PV) pinned Genco 6:13; 132 — Riley Chapman (C) dec. Cameron Booth 10-6; 138 — Jimmy Sampson (PV) tech. fall Redman 17-1, 4:41; 145 — Matt Nowak (PV) dec. Ilg 7-2; 152 — Travis Willers (PV) dec. A. Caldwell 5-0; 160 — D. Caldwell (C) dec. Christian Foote 1-0; 170 — Brady Letney (PV) pinned Larkin :54; 182 — Chase (C) pinned Connor Moroney 1:07; 195 — Joe Picchiotti (PV) dec. Guilliams 10-3; 220 — Devin Allbee (PV) dec. Gerdes 4-0; 285 — Landon Carney (PV) dec. Clark 4-2.

FULTON 39, STERLING NEWMAN 28

106 — Brandon Kaecker (F) pinned J. Ackert 3:29; 113 — double forfeit; 120 — Webb (SN) pinned Jake Hoffman 1:57; 126 — Jacob Schmidt (F) wbf; 132 — Cole Grant (F) dec. Monier 7-2; 138 — Edmondson (SN) m. dec. Aaron Field 9-1; 145 — Jake Snow (SN) pinned Sam Grant :55; 152 — Ahlgrim (SN) pinned Dustin Rowland 1:38; 160 — Mike Pidde (F) wbf; 170 — Ivey (SN) pinned Keegan Rockwell 1:59; 182 — Preston Ford won by fall; 195 — double forfeit; 220 — Zack Jenkins (F) won by fall; 285 — Steven Balk (F) pinned Bauby.

ERIE/PROPHETSTOWN 45, POLO/FORRESTON 27

106 — Logan Voss (EP) pinned Cholke :30; 113 — Brenner Bushman (PF) wbf; 120 — Damien Schacherbauer (EP) pinned Griffin 3:44; 126 — Jesse Ditzler (PF) dec. Josh Bowling 9-6; 132 — Grady Todd (EP) pinned Smitt 5:35; 138 — Josh Wheeler (EP) pinned Calderon 2:55; 145 — Jared Cole (EP) pinned Aguilar 5:31; 152 — Dylan Binion (EP) pinned Hanlon 1:10; 160 — Ethan Cain (PF) dec. Seth Montgomery 5-1; 170 — Nick Williams (EP) pinned Cheeseman 1:36; 182 — Noah Eads (EP) dec. Kimpel 15-13; 195 — Jacob Cane (PF) dec. Jace Bright 10-8; 220 — Miguel Dominguez (PF) wbf; 285 — Juan Dominguez (PF) pinned Stock :40.

ERIE/PROPHETSTOWN 48, RIVERDALE 24

106 — double forfeit; 113 — Kerrick Cameron (EP) wbf; 120 — Manny Ponce (R) pinned Schacherbauer 2:36; 126 — Bowling (EP) pinned Stroeble 2:57; 132 — Todd (EP) wbf; 138 — Wheeler (EP) pinned Loy 1:42; 145 — Cole (EP) pinned Rose 1:53; 152 — Binion (EP) pinned McKinley 1:46; 160 — Cole Ebenroth (R) wbf; 170 — double forfeit; 182 — Billy Crampton (EP) wbf; 195 — Bright (EP) pinned Gonzales 3:35; 220 — Nate Rocker (R) wbf; 285 — Chris Caldwell (R) pinned Stock 1:00.

WEST BRANCH 57, NORTHEAST 15

285 — Drew Finnegan (WB) pinned Garrett Moeller 2:55; 106 — Dayne Ehlts (WB) wbf; 113 — double forfeit; 120 — Cale Donovan (WB) wbf; 126 — Carter Carew (WB) wbf; 132 — Adam O’Neil (WB) wbf; 138 — Tyler Schoon (NE) pinned Joe Tatman 2:43; 145 — Octavio Cruz (NE) dec. Cole Lacina 5-2; 152 — Tyler Donovan (WB) pinned Ryan Livesay 1:52; 160 — Casey Pence (WB) wbf; 170 — Justin Roth (WB) dec. Blake Dierks 7-5 sv-1; 182 — Luke Lenoch (WB) wbf; 195 — Eric Eggers (NC) wbf; 220 — Ryan Grosvenor (WB) pinned Cody Trenkamp :46.

WEST BRANCH 69, BELLEVUE 6

106 — Ehlts (WB) wbf; 113 — double forfeit; 120 — C. Donovan (WB) wbf; 126 — Carew (WB) wbf; 132 — O’Neil (WB) wbf; 138 — Tatman (WB) wbf; 145 — Lacina (WB) pinned Aaron Beckley 3:21; 152 — Nick Madsen (WB) wbf; 160 — T. Donovan (WB) pinned Codey Olson 1:13; 170 — Pence (WB) pinned Mason Lyons :59; 182 — Roth (WB) pinned Ty Oster 4:23; 195 — Ben Cobb (B) wbf; 220 — Grosvenor (WB) pinned Colin Stillmunkes :47; 285 — Finnegan (WB) pinned Jesse Connolly 1:53.