Invite ends in 3-way tie: SoHi nips SkyHi in dual

Posted: Sunday, November 14, 2010

Even before it was dark, the Stars shined Saturday.

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Photo By M. Scott Moon
Photo By M. Scott Moon
Kenai's Brad Hamilton, right, tries to control Homer's Dylan Wylde in their matchup at 125 pounds Saturday at Skyview High School.

The Soldotna wrestling team defeated host Skyview 38-36 in a back-and-forth final dual at the Skyview Invitational on Saturday morning, earning its first win over the Panthers in dual competition since 2002.

It was the fifth dual in two days for SoHi and Skyview after each squad faced Homer, Bartlett, Kenai Central and South Anchorage at the six-team invite. The Stars and Panthers finished the weekend 4-1, joining Homer in a three-way tie for first.

"Just really excited to beat Skyview," SoHi coach Scooter Hackett said. "I'm happy with everyone. They performed well and we're coming together as a team."

There were 15 duals over two days, but the most competitive came last.

Skyview took a 12-0 lead thanks to an Austin Cunningham pin in the 119-pound weight class, followed by a forfeit win at 125.

The Stars secured the next 26 points.

Taylor Hanley (130) and Cody Carroll (135) earned pins, Skyview forfeited at 140, Auston Tennis notched a technical fall at 145 and Troy Streiff picked up three points on a 13-10 decision over Skyview's Frank Navarro at 152.

Then, with the Stars leading 32-24, heavyweight AJ Briggs pinned Gabe Holley to secure SoHi's first dual win over Skyview in nearly a decade.

"We're really happy, but we've got a lot of work to do," said Carroll, who is 18-3 this season and ranked No. 2 in the state at 135. "We're definitely not satisfied."

Despite the loss, Skyview coach Neldon Gardner was pleased with his team's performance.

The Panthers host the Stars for another dual at 6 p.m. Tuesday, meaning they don't have to wait long for a chance to even the score.

Skyview defeated Homer 38-34, Bartlett 44-30, Kenai 51-24 and South 53-21 before falling to SoHi.

"You always want to win, but more than anything, you want your kids to improve on what they are doing wrong," Gardner said. "It's really all practice until regionals and state."

Kenai, meanwhile, didn't find as much success.

The short-handed Kardinals finished the invite winless, forfeiting five weight classes each dual. Coach Steve Schoessler said the squad was inconsistent and could have put forth a better effort.

"Some of our most experienced wrestlers didn't perform up to par," he said. "We've got to step it up and build our intensity."

Hope Steffensen provided a bright spot for Kenai. The 103-pounder was undefeated on the weekend, earning three pins, a positive decision and a victory by forfeit.

A group of underclassmen who primarily wrestle at the junior-varsity level received varsity experience as well.

Had the invite been a tournament, that wouldn't have happened.

"It's nice because the beginners aren't just eliminated after two matches," Schoessler said, comparing bracketed tournaments to the dual format.

Homer defeated Bartlett 48-17, Kenai 46-24, South 36-34 and SoHi 44-34. The Mariners lost to Skyview 38-34.

Bartlett finished 1-4, but forfeited five weight classes every dual. South went 2-3.

Soldotna 51, Bartlett 24

103 -- Edmondson, Sol, won by forfeit; 112 -- double forfeit; 119 -- Estrada, Bar, p. Price, 3:34; 125 -- Sturgill, Bar, won by forfeit; 130 -- Hanley, Sol, won by forfeit; 135 -- Carroll, Sol, p. Ernshaw, :20; 140 -- Poole, Sol, p. Butler, 2:58; 145 -- Powell, Sol, dec. Sallaffie, 11-9; 152 -- Tennis, Sol, p. Stone, 1:29; 160 -- Patrick, Sol, won by forfeit; 171 -- Warfield, Sol, won by forfeit; 189 -- Elsey, Sol, p. Antonio, 1:34; 215 -- Green, Bar, p. Ledet, :44; HWT -- Yeager, Bar, p. Briggs, :56.

Homer 36, South 34

103 -- Ottom, Sou, p. Johnson, :35; 112 -- Johnson, Sou, p. Jack Woo, :59; 119 -- Morrison, Sou, p. Haunschild, 3:15; 125 -- Bowerson, Sou, p. Wylde, 1:16; 130 -- Detienne, Sou, md. Wells, 13-2; 135 -- Marsengill, Hom, md. Smykalski, 17-3; 140 -- Gross, Sou, won by forfeit; 145 -- McGregor, Hom, p. Z. Fejes, 1:50; 152 -- Gherman, Hom, dec. Daniel, 5-0; 160 -- double forfeit; 171 -- Wyatt, Hom, p. J. Fejes, 1:53; 189 -- Wells, Hom, p. Cucullu, 1:03; 215 -- Croft, Hom, dec. Lowry, 7-4; HWT -- Raymond, Hom, p. Reed, 1:58.

Homer 44, Soldotna, 34

103 -- Johnson, Hom, p. Edmondson, 1:30; 112 -- Jack Woo, Hom, won by forfeit; 119 -- Price, Sol, p. Haunschild, 1:21; 125 -- Wylde, Hom, won by forfeit; 130 -- Hanley, Sol, p. Marsengill, 3:30; 135 -- Carroll, Sol, p. Wells, :13; 140 -- Poole, Sol, won by forfeit; 145 -- McGregor, Hom, dec. Poole, 5-4; 152 -- Tennis, Sol, p. Gherman, 2:07; 160 -- Patrick, Sol, won by forfeit; 171 -- Wyatt, Hom, p. Warfield, 2:49; 189 -- Wells, Hom, p. Ledet, 1:00; 215 -- Elsey, Sol, md. Croft, 15-2; HWT -- Raymond, Hom, p. Briggs, 1:54.

Skyview, 53, South 21

103 -- Ottom, Sou, dec. Huchison, 5-0; 112 -- Johnson, Sou, p. Luca, 1:26; 119 -- Cunningham, Sky, p. Morrison, :37; 125 -- Janorschke, Sky, p. Bowerson, 2:36; 130 -- Checketts, Sky, md. Detienne, 14-1; 135 -- Smykalski, Sou, p. Musgrave, 5:16; 140 -- Reynolds, Sky, p. Gross, 1:16; 145 -- Williams, Sky, won by tech. fall, Gross; 152 -- Navarro, Sky, dec. Daniel, 6-3; 160 -- Rozak, Sky, won by tech. fall, J. Fejes; 171 -- Hawkins, Sky, won by forfeit; 189 -- Rodriguez, Sky, p. Cucullu, 1:34; 215 -- Alexander, Sky, p. Lowry, 3:33; HWT -- Reed, Sou, p. Holley, 1:53.

Homer 48, Bartlett 17

103 -- Johnson, Hom, won by forfeit; 112 -- Jack Woo, Hom, won by forfeit; 119 -- Estrada, Bar, won by tech. fall, Haunschild; 125 -- Sturgill, Bar, p. Wylde, :50; 130 -- Marsengill, Hom, won by forfeit; 135 -- Wells, Hom, p. Earnshaw, 5:26; 140 -- double forfeit; 145 -- McGregor, Hom, p. Sallaffie, 3:18; 152 -- Gherman, Hom, p. Stone, 2:36; 160 -- double forfeit; 171 -- double forfeit; 189 -- Wyatt, Hom, p. Antonio, 1:42; 215 -- Croft, Hom, won by forfeit; HWT -- Yeager, Bar, p. Raymond, 3:19.

Soldotna 64, South 18

103 -- Edmondson, Sol, p. Ottom, :33; 112 -- Hooper, Sou, won by forfeit; 119 -- Price, Sol, p. Morrison, 1:12; 125 -- Bowerson, Sou, won by forfeit; 130 -- Hanley, Sol, p. Detienne, :55; 135 -- Carroll, Sol, p. Smykalski, 3:38; 140 -- Poole, Sol, p. 1:40; 145 -- Tennis, Sol, p. Z. Fejes, 1:19; 152 -- Streiff, Sol, p. Gomez, 1:09; 160 -- Patrick, Sol, won by tech. fall, J. Fejes; 171 -- Warfield, Sol, won by forfeit; 189 -- Ledet, Sol, p. Cucullu, 1:07; 215 -- Elsey, Sol, p. Lowry, :50; HWT -- Briggs, Sol, won by forfeit.

Soldotna 38, Skyview 36

103 -- Hutchison, Sky, p. Edmondson, :51; 112 -- Lucus, Sky, won by forfeit; 119 -- Cunningham, Sky, p. Price, 1:30; 125 -- Janorschke, Sky, won by forfeit; 130 -- Hanley, Sol, p. Checketts, 3:12; 135 -- Carroll, Sol, p. Musgrave, 1:13; 140 -- Poole, Sol, won by forfeit; 145 -- Tennis, Sol, won by tech. fall, Williams; 152 -- Streiff, Sol, dec. Navarro, 13-10; 160 -- Rozak, Sky, dec. Patrick, 4-2; 171 -- Hawkins, Sky, dec. Warfield, 2-0; 189 -- Elsey, Sol, p. Rodriguez, 4:54; 215 -- Alexander, Sky, p. Ledet, 2:41; HWT -- Briggs, Sol, p. Holley, 1:38.

Skyview 38, Homer 34

103 -- Hutchison, Sky, p. Jack Woo, 0:30; 112 -- Johnson, Hom, p. Garren, 1:57; 119 -- Cunningham, Sky, p. Haunschild, 0:25; 125 -- Janorschke, Sky, p. Wylde, 0:35; 130 -- Checketts, Sky, t.f. Wells, 5:33; 135 -- Marsengill, Hom, t.f. Musgrave, 3:08; 140 -- Double forfeit; 145 -- McGregor, Hom, p. Williams, 3:43; 152 -- Gherman, Hom, p. Navarro, 2:53; 160 -- Rozak, Sky, won by forfeit; 171 -- Wyatt, Hom, p. Hawkins, 0:31; 189 -- Rodriguez, Sky, p. Wells, 0:54; 215 -- Alexander, Sky, dec. Croft, 8-6; 285 -- Raymond, Hom, p. Holley, 0:48.

Soldotna 57, Kenai 18

103 -- Steffensen, Ken, p. Edmondson, 2:40; 112 -- Double forfeit; 119 -- Price, Sol, won by forfeit; 125 -- Hamilton, Ken, won by forfeit; 130 -- Hanley, Sol, won by forfeit; 135 -- Carroll, Sol, dec. Carter, 4-2; 140 -- Poole, Sol, p. Agosti, 5:42; 145 -- Tennis, Sol, p. Sterling, 0:25; 152 -- Streiff, Sol, p. Brown, 3:44; 160 -- Patrick, Sol, won by forfeit; 171 -- Warfield, Sol, p. Ismael, 1:07; 189 -- Ledet, Sol, p. Pribbenow, 2:48; 215 -- Elsey, Sol, p. Dragseth, 0:52; 285 -- Briggs, Sol, p. Hunter, 1:42.

Skyview 51, Kenai 24

215 -- Alexander, Sky, p. Dragseth, 2:16; 285 -- Hunter, Ken, p. Holley, 1:28; 103 -- Steffensen, Ken, dec. Hutchison, 2-0; 112 -- Lucas, Sky, won by forfeit; 119 -- Cunningham, Sky, won by forfeit; 125 -- Janorschke, Sky, t.f. Hamilton, 5:08; 130 -- Checketts, Sky, won by forfeit; 135 -- Carter, Ken, p. Musgrave, 3:52; 140 -- Agosti, Ken, p. Reynolds, 3:18; 145 -- Sterling, Ken, dec. Williams, 14-9; 152 -- Navarro, Sky, won by forfeit; 160 -- Rozak, Sky, p. Brown, 2:21; 171 -- Hawkins, Sky, won by forfeit; 189 -- Rodriguez, Sky, p. Pribbenow, 0:45.

Bartlett 33, Kenai 30

285 -- Yeager, Bar, p. Hunter, 2:39; 103 -- Steffensen, Ken, won by forfeit; 112 -- Double forfeit; 119 -- Estrada, Bar, won by forfeit; 125 -- Sturgill, Bar, dec. Hamilton, 9-2; 130 -- Double forfeit; 135 -- Carter, Ken, p. Butler, 0:40; 140 -- Agosti, Ken, p. Earnshaw, 0:17; 145 -- Sterling, Ken, p. Scillaffie, 1:00; 152 -- Stone, Bar, won by forfeit; 160 -- Brown, Ken, won by forfeit; 171 -- Double forfeit; 189 -- Atonio, Bar, p. Pribbenow, 0:20; 215 -- Green, Bar, p. Dragseth, 0:35.

Homer 46, Kenai 24

112 -- Jack Woo, Hom, won by forfeit; 119 -- Haunschild, Hom, won by forfeit; 125 -- Wylde, Hom, m.d. Hamilton, 17-6; 130 -- Wells, Hom, won by forfeit; 135 -- Carter, Ken, p. Marsengill, 2:33; 140 -- Double forfeit; 145 -- McGregor, Hom, dec. Agosti, 6-5; 152 -- Gherman, Hom, p. Sterling, 1:20; 160 -- Brown, Ken, won by forfeit; 171 -- Wyatt, Hom, p. Ismael, 2:28; 189 -- Pribbenow, Ken, won by forfeit; 215 -- Croft, Hom, p. Dragseth, 2:58; 285 -- Raymond, Hom, dec. Hunter, 5-3; 103 -- Steffensen, Ken, p. Johnson, 1:23.

South 45, Kenai 36

119 -- Morrison, Sou, won by forfeit; 125 -- Bowerson, Sou, p. Hamilton, 1:30; 130 -- Detienne, Sou, won by forfeit; 135 -- Carter, Ken, p. Smykalski, 0:57; 140 -- Agosti, Ken, p. Gross, 1:00; 145 -- Sterling, Ken, p. Z. Fejes, 1:54; 152 -- Daniel, Sou, dec. Brown, 15-13, OT; 160 -- J. Fejes, Sou, won by forfeit; 171 -- Ismael, Ken, won by forfeit; 189 -- Cucullu, Sou, p. Pribbenow, 1:07; 215 -- Lowry, Sou, p. Dragseth, 1:04; 285 -- Hunter, Ken, won by forfeit; 103 -- Steffensen, Ken, p. Ottom, 3:27; 112 -- Johnson, Sou, won by forfeit.

Skyview 44, Bartlett 30

112 -- Lombard, Bar, p. Lucas, 2:58; 119 -- Estrada, Bar, dec. Cunningham, 5-4; 125 -- Sturgill, Bar, dec. Janorschke, 3-0; 130 -- Checketts, Sky, won by forfeit; 135 -- Musgrave, Sky, p. Earnshaw, 0:44; 140 -- Double forfeit; 145 -- Williams, Sky, p. Sallaffie, 5:20; 152 -- Stone, Bar, p. Stone, 0:54; 160 -- Rozak, Sky, won by forfeit; 171 -- Hawkins, Sky, won by forfeit; 189 -- Atonio, Bar, p. Rodriguez, 1:16; 215 -- Alexander, Sky, won by forfeit; 285 -- Yeager, Bar, p. Holley, 1:00; 103 -- Hutchison, Sky, won by forfeit.



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