The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

December 13, 2013

Wrestling: Kings lose twice in MAC


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.


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.

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