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Skyview takes own Invite

Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2006

 

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  Soldotna's Erick Morris wrestles Kenai┐s Justin Hensler, foreground, in the 152-pound category at the Skyview Invitational Saturday afternoon. Photo by M. Scott Moon

Skyview's Nick Hamm wrestles Soldotna's Matt Strieby to a win in the 275-pound category Saturday at the Skyview Invitational.

Photo by M. Scott Moon

With the Northern Lights Conference tournament just a week away, the Skyview High School wrestling team made sure it got in plenty of matches this weekend, hosting seven other teams for a day of dual meets at the Skyview Invitational Saturday.

“I thought is was a real good day,” said Skyview coach Neldon Gardner. “Teams got three or four duals in, and got prepped with one last tuneup before the region tournament. I’m real happy with our day.”

Adding to Gardner’s enjoyment was that the Panthers won all four of their duals, beating Palmer, Soldotna, Homer and Kenai to win the team trophy. Kodiak earned the second-place team trophy with wins over East, Soldotna and Homer.

Gardner credited the eight seniors on his team, wrestling in their final home matches, with a great day on the mats. Skyview seniors include Nick Hann, Clark Buffington, Shane Strausbaugh, Eric Rodgers, Tony Gibson, Eli Hutchison, Michael Burlison and Josh Carlon.

“About half our team is seniors, so next year will be a building year for us,” Gardner said.

Both the Kenai and Soldotna teams are in building modes now. Kardinals coach David Boyle was pleased with his team’s progress as the Kardinals won duals with East and Soldotna but finished up with a loss to the Panthers.

“We won our first two matches, and it was fun to wrestle a talented, classy team like Skyview. It inspires us to keep working hard,” Boyle said.

Boyle said he was happy to be able to go to a meet close to home as Kenai Peninsula teams are growing to the point that most can field a full lineup for a dual meet.

“It’s nice to be home. It’s nice to be on the peninsula. We need to be home more often,” Boyle said.

Boyle said he was particularly impressed with his 140-pounder, Cody Booth. Booth finished the day with a tough loss to Strausbaugh.

“He wrestled Strausbaugh tough, and Strausbaugh is one of the premier wrestlers in that weight class,” said Boyle.

Saturday proved to be a tough day for a young Soldotna team. Soldotna coach Bill Carlson said he was hoping the Stars would have been matched up against some teams they hadn’t met in a dual meet previously, but the schedule didn’t work out that way.

“But it was fun in the last match to go up against Kenai. It’s nice to see another young team making progress,” Carlson said.

Among the highlights for the Stars were Jess Carlson’s return to the mat after missing time do to injury, and some solid wins by 275-pounder Matt Strieby.

Carlson also appreciated the effort of Colton Carroll, who wrestled hard despite not feeling so hot.

“He wrestled when he didn’t feel like it, and he came away with some important points for us. So far this season, he has only one loss — in overtime,” Carlson said.

Homer lost 103-pounder Ben Daigle when the freshman suffered broken bones in his hand during a match against Kodiak.

“It’s unfortunate. It’s a bad time for something like that (just before the conference tournament), but he’s just a freshman, so he’s got three more years ahead of him,” Perk said.

On the brighter side, Simeon Daigle, the top-ranked wrestler at 125 pounds, had a solid day, fending off a challenge from Kodiak’s Steven Gauna.

“Sim stayed in the hunt. He got down but he kept at it and ended up pinning him. He’s definitely in a groove,” Perk said.

 

Soldotna's Erick Morris wrestles Kenais Justin Hensler, foreground, in the 152-pound category at the Skyview Invitational Saturday afternoon.

Photo by M. Scott Moon

Perk also liked what he saw from Ely Roche and Michael Fielding at 215 and 275, respectively.

“We haven’t had a whole lot of wins this year, so this weekend helped our confidence,” Perk said.

Perk also said Tris Brymer wrestled tough at 152, and said the Mariners would continue to try to improve heading into the conference tournament.

“We wrestle good for three or four minutes, then we make that one fatal mistake. We’ll keep plugging away, one mistake at a time. We’ll keep fixing them,” Perk said.

Skyview Invitational Wrestling Tournament

Saturday at Skyview High School

Palmer 42, East 39

Kodiak 66, East 6

Skyview 60, Palmer 21

135 — E. Hutchison, Sky, by forfeit

140 — Strausbaugh, Sky, f. Stahler, 0:46

145 — C. Buffington, Sky, f. Kelly, 1:34

152 — Burlison, Sky, f. Valin, 2:51

160 — E. Buffington, Sky, f. S. Heindel, 1:00

171 — Rodgers, Sky, by forfeit

189 — Sawyer, Pal, f. Sheridan, 2:55

215 — Carlon, Sky, f. I. Heindel, 0:57

275 — Hann, Sky, f. Hogan, 1:15

103 — M. Hutchison, Sky, f. Romero, 3:03

112 — Janorschki, Sky, by forfeit

119 — J. Minturn, Pal, f. Maciariello, 1:08

125 — Mills, Pal, d. Morse, 7-2

130 — I. Minturn, Pal, by forfeit

Kenai 46, East 24

130 — Splain, Eas, m.d. John, 11-1

135 — Lyons, Eas, f. Harris, 3:06

140 — Ferrin, Eas, m.d. Booth, 13-3

145 — Boyle, Ken, by forfeit

152 — Sosa, Eas, d. Hensler, 12-7

160 — Schultz, Eas, m.d. Dambacher, 16-3

171 — Krause, Ken, m.d. Williams, 21-9

189 — Dormady, Ken, by forfeit

215 — Lipps, Ken, by forfeit

275 — Canavan, Ken, m.d. Green, 10-2

103 — Pribbenow, Ken, by forfeit

112 — Osbekoff, Ken, f. Bharti, 5:08

119 — Aho, Ken, by forfeit

125 — Agosti, Ken, f. Guzman, 1:27

Kodiak 65, Soldotna 12

130 — Fields, Kod, by forfeit

135 — Olson, Kod, m.d. K. Morris, 12-2

140 — Branson, Kod, f. Ragsdale, 1:15

145 — Caswell, Kod, f. Oleson, 1:45

152 — Sundberg, Kod, d. E. Morris, 4-1

160 — Cratty, Kod, f. Chumley, 3:15

171 — Nevin, Kod, by forfeit

189 — Gilbert, Kod, m.d. Waters, 9-2

215 — B. Watkins, Kod, f. Gomez, 1:17

275 — Strieby, Sol, f. N. Watkins, 5:18

103 — T. VanMetre, Kod, f. Pruett, 0:56

112 — Carroll, Sol, f. N. VanMetre, 2:12

119 — Eggemeyer, Kod, by forfeit

125 — Gauna, Kod, by forfeit

Skyview 55, Homer 21

145 — C. Buffington, Sky, by forfeit

152 — Burlison, Sky, d. T. Brymer, 8-7

160 — E. Buffington, Sky, f. Isaac, 3:50

171 — Rodgers, Sky, f. Smith, 0:57

189 — Carlon, Sky, f. Hawkins, 3:11

215 — Hann, Sky, f. Roche, 3:05

275 — Fielding, Hom, f. Mahan, 2:58

103 — M. Hutchison, Sky, f. McNulty, 0:12

112 — Janorschke, Sky, f. Wyatt, 6:00

119 — R. Brymer, Hom, f. Maciariello, 2:46

125 — S. Daigle, Hom, d. Morse, 8-2

130 — Ballard, Hom, by forfeit

135 — E. Hutchison, Sky, f. Mayes, 1:42

140 — Strausbaugh, Sky, t.f. Weinfurter, 5:48, 15-0

Homer 42, Palmer 31

125 — S. Daigle, Hom, d. Mills, 11-5

130 — I. Minturn, Pal, m.d. Ballard, 15-4

135 — Mayes, Hom, by forfeit

140 — Stahler, Pal, f. Weinfurter, 1:57

145 — Kelly, Pal, by forfeit

152 — T. Brymer, Hom, f. Volin, 3:38

160 — Isaac, Hom, f. S. Heindel, 3:56

171 — Smith, Hom, by forfeit

189 — Sawyer, pal, f. Hawkins, 1:55

215 — Roche, Hom, f. Hagen, 0:44

275 — Fielding, Hom, f. I. Heindel, 4:26

103 — B. Daigle, Hom, d. Romero, 8-2

112 — Dahms, Pal, f. Wyatt, 0:38

119 — J. Minturn, Pal, d. Appelhanz, 7-5

Kodiak 68, Homer 12

135 — Olsen, Kod, t.f. Mayes, 17-1

140 — Branson, Kod, f. Weinfurter, 3:05

145 — Caswell, Kod, by forfeit

152 — Sundberg, Kod, d. T. Brymer, 6-2

160 — Isaac, Hom, f. Cratty 3:59

171 — Nevin, Kod, f. Smith, 0:21

189 — Gilbert, Kod, f. Hawkins, 2:47

215 — B. Watkins, Kod, f. Roche, 1:03

275 — M. Watkins, Kod, f. Fielding, 3:56

103 — N. VanMetre, Kod, injury default B. Daigle

112 — T. VanMetre, Kod, f. Wyatt, 2:32

119 — Eggemeyer, Kod, m.d. R. Brymer, 14-3

125 — S. Daigle, Hom, f. Gauna, 4:31

130 — Fields, Kod, f. Ballard, 0:35

Skyview 58, Soldotna 15

140 — Strausbaugh, Sky, f. Ragsdale, 1:24

145 — C. Buffington, Sky, f. Oleson, 2:10

152 — E. Morris, Sol, d. Burlison, 6-1

160 — E. Buffington, Sky, f. Chumley

171 — Rodgers, Sky, by forfeit

189 — Sheridan, Sky, by forfeit

215 — Carlon, Sky, m.d. Gomez, 10-2

275 — Strieby, Sol, f. Hann, 1:00

103 — M. Hutchison, Sky, f. Pruett, 0:28

112 — Carroll, Sol, f. Janorschke, 1:48

119 — Maciariello, Sky, by forfeit

125 — double forfeit

130 — Morse, Skyview, by forfeit

135 — E. Hutchison, Sky, f. K. Morris, 0:38

Kenai 49, Soldotna 24

145 — Boyle, Ken, d. Olsen, 6-4

152 — E. Morris, Sol, f. Hensler, 1:55

160 — Dambacher, Ken, f. Chumley, 3:47

171 — Krause, Ken, by forfeit

189 — Dormady, Ken, m.d. Waters, 10-2

215 — Gomez, Sol, m.d. Lipps, 12-3

275 — Canavan, Ken, f. Strieby, 3:47

103 — Hughes, Ken, f. Pruett, 0:40

112 — Aho, Ken, by forfeit

119 — Carroll, Sol, d. Osbekoff, 10-6

125 — Agosti, Ken, by forfeit

130 — Carlson, Sol, t.f. John, 4:59

135 — K. Morris, Sol, f. Harris, 1:17

140 — Booth, Ken, f. Ragsdale, 1:14

Skyview 52, Kenai 18

152 — Burlison, Sky, def. Hensler

160 — E. Buffington, Sky, m.d. Dambacher

171 — Rodgers, Sky, def. Krause

189 — Dormady, Ken, by forfeit

215 — Hann, Sky f. Lipps

275 — Canavan, Ken, by forfeit

103 — M. Hutchison, Sky, f. Hughes

112 — Janorschke, Sky, d. Osbekoff

119 — Agosti, Ken, f. Maciariello

125 — Morse, Sky, f. John

130 — double forfeit

135 — E. Hutchison, Sky, t.f. Harris

140 — Strausbaugh, Sky, d. Booth

145 — C. Buffington, Sky, f. Boyle

Homer 38, Kenai 32

The Mariners defeated the Kardinals in a dual meet Friday in Homer.

Homer’s final two wrestlers of the meet, Eric Weinfurter at 145 pounds and Brandon Weaver at 152, each won their matches by one-point decisions, securing the team win for the Mariners.

Tris Brymer (160), Ben Daigle (103), Tom Appelhanz (119) and Simeon Daigle (135) each won by pin for the Mariners.

Michael Dormady (189), Halyn Lipps (215), Mitchell Canavan (275) and Cody Booth picked up pins for the Kardinals.

MARINERS 38, KARDINALS 32

160 — Tris Brymer, Hom, f. Jaron Dambacher, 5:59

171 — Kevin Krause, Ken, m.d. John Isaac, 19-6

189 — Michael Dormady, Ken, f. Ben Hawkins, 2:16

215 — Halyn Lipps, Ken, f. Ely Roche, 2:45

275 — Mitchell Canavan, Ken, f. Michael Fielding, 3:26

103 — Ben Daigle, Hom, f. Joey Aho, 1:36

112 — John Hughes, Ken, m.d. Brittney Wyatt, 18-4

119 — Tom Appelhanz, Hom, f. Chris Osbekoff, 3:47

125 — Robby Brymer, Hom, t.f. Aaron Agosti, 18-1

130 — David Ballard, Hom, d. Freddie John, 8-5

135 — Simeon Daigle, Hom, f. Duncan Harris, 0:24

140 — Cody Booth, Ken, f. Zack Mayes, Hom, 0:56

145 — Eric Weinfurter, Hom, d. Devin Boyle, 8-7

152 — Brandon Weaver, Hom, d. Justin Hensler, 14-13



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