The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

December 7, 2012

Clinton wrestlers earn split

DAVENPORT — Clinton routed Davenport Central 65-15 in high school wrestling Thursday night, but it was a loss in the other part of the double dual that was drawing the comments.

The River Kings opened the dual against Pleasant Valley with three consecutive victories, but the seventh-ranked Spartans battled back and defeated Clinton 27-22 in Mississippi Athletic Conference action at Central.

“It was a tough dual meet to lose,” Clinton coach J.D. Lueders said of the match against Pleasant Valley. “Our kids wrestled with a tremendous amount of heart tonight. We had PV on the ropes; we just didn’t put them away.”

Rafael Ramirez set the tone for the possible upset in the opening match when he upset Devin Allbee 9-4 at 220 pounds. Allbee is ranked seventh in the state in the Predicament’s Class 3A rankings. Ninth-ranked Jake Oldaker followed with a 3-1 win at 285 against Landon Carney to expand Clinton’s lead to 6-0, then Sam Cruthis beat Destin Babcock 16-11 at 106 pounds for a 9-0 advantage.

“Sam Cruthis got his first varsity win in a very exciting match,” Lueders said.

Reed Brockhage ended Clinton’s run with a major decision at 113 pounds, but fifth-ranked Hunter Genco countered with a 9-4 win against second-ranked Travis Willers at 120 pounds. Willers was the state runner-up last year at 106.

“Hunter Genco looked extremely confident and wouldn’t be denied in the victory against Willers,” Lueders said. “He wrestled a great match.”

Pleasant Valley won the next three matches — including a technical fall by 10th-ranked Christian Foote at 132 and a pin from third-ranked Randy McPhee at 138 — to go in front 18-12.

Wins by the Caldwell twins — third-ranked Alex at 145 and fourth-ranked Dustin at 152 — put Clinton back on top 19-18, but decisions by sixth-ranked Grant Rosenboom at 160 and second-ranked Brady Letney at 170 and a 9-8 win by Seth Skahill at 182 gave the Spartans an insurmountable 27-19 lead.

“Our kids will bounce back, believe me,” Lueders said. “They will continue to improve, and I’m excited to see these guys come February. Our kids are fighters. I am very proud of them.”

The Kings bounced back quickly by leveling Central. Oldaker, Genco, Alex Caldwell, Dillon Chase (160) and Nick Hatheway (170) picked up pins for the River Kings.

Clinton returns to the mats Saturday when it competes at the Sterling (Ill.) Invitational.

PLEASANT VALLEY 27, CLINTON 22

220 — Rafael Ramirez (C) dec. Devin Allbee 9-4; 285 — Jake Oldaker (C) dec. Landon Carney 3-1; 106 — Sam Cruthis (C) dec. Destin Babcock 16-11; 113 — Reed Brockhage (PV) maj. dec. Riley Baker 13-3; 120 — Hunter Genco (C) dec. Travis Willers 9-4; 126 — Spencer Nevills (PV) dec. Curtis Ilg 5-0; 132 — Christian Foote (PV) tech. fall Jared Redman 18-1, 4:00; 138 — Randy McPhee (PV) pinned Riley Chapman :43; 145 — Alex Caldwell (C) maj. dec. Matt Nowak 11-2; 152 — Dustin Caldwell (C) dec. Jay Huettman 4-0; 160 — Grant Rosenboom (PV) dec. Dillon Chase 7-1; 170 — Brady Letney (PV) dec. Nick Hatheway 8-3; 182 — Seth Skahill (PV) dec. Josiah Molina 9-8; 195 — Justin Guilliams (C) dec. Connor Moroney 4-3.

CLINTON 65, DAVENPORT CENTRAL 15

285 — Oldaker (C) pinned Austin Lamar :27; 106 — Jacob Lamentia (DC) pinned Cruthis 1:03; 113 — Baker (C) wbf; 120 — Genco (C) pinned Ian Herrin :21; 126 — Ilg (C) wbf; 132 — Jacob Houghton (DC) pinned Redman 2:27; 138 — Chapman (C) inj. def. Nathan Kleinsmith; 145 — A. Caldwell (C) pinned Eli Kugler 2:54; 152 — D. Caldwell (C) tech. fall Alex Smith 16-1, 2:56; 160 — Chase (C) pinned Davian Thomas 3:59; 170 — Hatheway (C) pinned Jacob Behrendt 1:05; 182 — Molina (C) wbf; 195 — Guilliams (C) wbf; 220 — Logan Burke (DC) dec. Ramirez 6-4.

1
Text Only
High School Sports
  • Kewanee rallies MORRISON, Ill. -- Kewanee scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning Wednesday to defeat Morrison 10-8 in Three Rivers Conference baseball. Back-to-back three-run innings had given the Mustangs the lead. Justin Jensen had two hits, one a double

    April 17, 2014

  • 4-17-14 1B-Photo marcucci-1 Marcucci not fazed by expectations GOOSE LAKE -- Despite her age, Northeast sophomore Aleenah Marcucci still has the moxie to get back to the state track meet. Marcucci placed in both hurdle events -- sixth in the 100 and fifth in the 400 -- in Des Moines as a freshman last season. N

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Fillies one-hit Fulton Herald Staff Report Ackerman throws no-hitter for Erie/Prophetstown Fillies one-hit Fulton

    April 17, 2014

  • Freshmen lead Irish DAVENPORT -- Seth Moeller recorded a hat trick and Andrey Drury added a pair of goals Tuesday to help Prince of Peace defeat Davenport West 6-1. The win was the third in a row for the Irish (3-3). Devin Bly also scored for Prince of Peace, which aven

    April 17, 2014

  • 4-16-14 1B-Photo, Robinson Kings' Robinson trying to keep up with himself CLINTON -- Deshond Robinson knew he was fast, but he didn't know how fast he had become since winning the open 400-meter dash at the Iowa high school state meet last spring. Earlier in his high school career, Robinson was pretty reluctant about comp

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • DeWitt heats up on cold night CLINTON -- Following the meet last Tuesday night in Camanche, Central DeWitt coach Eric Olson huddled his girls track team around the finish line after a lukewarm performance. He called out his team for not being aggressive and not having that desire

    April 16, 2014

  • Fillies blank the Boilermakers MORRISON, Ill -- Lauren Rice didn't allow a hit and struck out 13 Kewanee batters Tuesday as Morrison defeated the Boilermakers 12-0 in Three Rivers Conference softball. Rice got plenty of offensive support. The Fillies recorded 13 hits. Shannon Finn

    April 16, 2014

  • Clinton defeats West DAVENPORT -- Competing without its No. 2 player wasn't enough to stop Clinton's boys tennis team Tuesday. The River Kings defeated Davenport West 6-3, winning four singles matches and two in doubles. Evan Hood, Cyrus Colah, Sameer Ansari and Connor N

    April 16, 2014

  • 4-16-14 2B-Photo, Fulton Relays Steamers win on home track FULTON, Ill. -- A couple of minor setbacks didn't really bother Bryce Holesinger at all Tuesday evening. The big picture was bright for Holesinger and his teammates on the Fulton/Fulton Unity boys track team. Not only did the Steamers win their third

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Kings, Rebels 2nd at DeWitt DEWITT -- Clinton claimed second place in the Class A division and Northeast took second in Class B on Tuesday at the Saber Invitational boys track and field meet at Central DeWitt High School. The River Kings finished with 92 points, two ahead of Ma

    April 16, 2014

Sports Updates
Facebook