Tennis collects crown

Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010

Auston Tennis won an individual championship at 145 pounds and five of his teammates took home top-six finishes as the Soldotna High School wrestling team placed sixth at the Glen Vandergaw Invitational at Dimond High School on Friday and Saturday.

Tennis, a junior, went 2-0 in dual competition Friday before sweeping through a 24-man bracket at 145 Saturday.

After a first-round bye, Tennis pinned Nick Bassnett of Colony High School in 1:49. He outlasted Daniel Murakami of Service High School for a 6-4 victory by decision in the semifinals. In the finals, he edged Matt Downing of East High School 14-12.

Tennis entered the invite ranked No. 2 in the state at 145 after placing second at the Class 4A state meet a year ago. Downing, meanwhile, held the No. 1 ranking, meaning Tennis is a favorite to win a state title and could leapfrog into the No. 1 ranking.

Teammates Taylor Hanley and Dakota Elsey earned fourth-place finishes at 130 and 189, respectively, while Cody Warfield took fifth at 171. Cody Carroll, ranked No. 3 at 135, settled for sixth, as did Logan Patrick at 160.

The Stars finished sixth as a team with 72 points. Wasilla High School earned the team title with 169 points, followed by Service (155) and Colony (146).

Skyview High School and Kenai Central High School, meanwhile, didn't find as much success.

The Panthers, who finished 14th as a team with 45 points, were led by Hannah Hutchison (103) and Sam Janorschke (125). Both earned fifth-place individual finishes. John Alexander notched a six-place effort at 215.

It was a quiet weekend for the Kardinals, who took 16th in the team standings on 19 points. Devin Carter and Hope Steffensen were the team's top finishers, earning fifth at 135 and sixth at 103.

The Kards fielded just nine wrestlers Friday for dual competition, forfeiting at 112, 119, 125, 130 and 140.

Bethel Invitational

Nikiski High School's Kaden Spurgeon earned an individual title at 145, leading the Bulldogs to a third-place finish Friday and Saturday at the Bethel Invitational at Bethel High School.

Spurgeon was the Bulldogs' lone champion, pinning Carl Fox of Bethel at the 3:01 mark of the title bout. He got there with a first-round bye, a pin in the quarterfinals and a win by technical fall in the finals.

Joshua Brown earned third at 135, as did Tyler Peek at 140.

Trey Zimmerman (103), Mike Stangel (125), Sawyer Skiba (130) and Corey Green (140) finished second in their respective weight classes for the Bulldogs, who compiled 105 points in the team competition to finish in third behind first-place Bethel (253) and runner-up Nome High School (147).

Top of the World Classic

Homer High School finished 1-2 in dual matches at the Top of the World Classic at Barrow High School on Friday.

The Mariners defeated Barrow 52-33 behind pins from Calvin Johnson (112 pounds), Phil Haunschild (119), DJ Marsengill (125), Harley Wells (130), Mark McGregor (145) and Shlomo Gherman (152). Mick Wells added an 11-2 win at 215 for the Mariners.

Anchorage Christian Schools defeated Homer 47-29, while Sitka High School topped the Mariners 49-29.

Glen Vandergaw Invitational

Saturday

Championship matches

103 -- Kraig Hammond, Sou, dec. Wade Booth, Col, 11-6, 112 -- Alex Nanez, Ser, dec. Luke Foster, Sou, 10-8; 119 -- Jared Miller, Dil, dec. Johnny Hogenson, Sou, 8-5; 125 -- Conrad Lacey, Ser, dec. Talon Sturgill, Bar, 6-4; 130 -- Tyler Adams, Was, p. Jacob Lunsford, Ser, 5:58; 135 -- Luke Faulker, Col, dec. Dominic Taus, Eag, 4-3; 140 -- Mat Malnoske, Eas, tech. Branson Markson, sou, 4:45; 145 -- Auston Tennis, Sol, dec. Matt Downing, Eas, 14-12; 152 -- Reed Tennyson, Dil, dec. Kyle Boss, Col, 8-5; 160 -- Nate Wolfe, Col, dec. Josh Wiggins, Eas, 8-6; 171 -- John Dennehy, Sou, p. Aaron Reese, Hou, 1:59; 189 -- Stephen Ellis, Ser, p. Quace Wright, Col, 2:56; 215 -- Luke Wagner, Hou, p. Garrett Morrison, Chu, 3:02; HWT -- Calen Green, Bar, p. Drew Yaeger, Bar, 4:45.

Third-fourth

103 -- Nick Ottum, Sou, p. Shannon Carpenter, Was, 4:02; 112 -- Gabe Larson, Ser, dec. Ryker Steiner, 6-5; 119 -- Nate McKimson, Was, p. Doug O'Hara, Kot, 2:27; 125 -- John Pounds, Ser, dec. Jed Diederich, Was, 7-6; 130 -- Jacob Berrego, Eag, p. Taylor Hanley, Sol, 2:58; 135 -- Anthony Sierra, Eas, dec. Christian Lowe, Was, 8-6 (OT); 140 -- Jentry Diederich, Was, major dec. Nick Hoffer, Eas, 10-1; 145 -- Daniel Murakami, Ser, dec. Chris Dickens, Chu, 3-1 (OT); 152 -- Pat Mullett, Chu, dec. Ken Banning, Ser, 8-7; 160 -- Rilen Skieens, Ser, dec. Camden MacDowell, Sou, 3-1 (OT); 171 -- Skye Wrench, Col, dec. Yuriy Makitrin, Was, 13-11; 189 -- Charlie Johnson, Kod, p. Dakota Elsey, Sol, 1:46; 215 -- Derek Zoria, Ser, p. Nate Williams, Eag, 1:43; HWT -- Wrenn Wright, Col, dec. Ryan Pomrenke, Was, 5-4.

Fifth-sixth

103 -- Hannah Hutchison, Sky, won by forfeit; 112 -- Zach Luff, Eag, won by forfeit; 119 -- Francis Liorente, Kod, dec. Tyler Mockta, Ser, 3-2; 125 -- Sam Janorschke, Sky, p. Austin Rochon, Chu, 4:45; 130 -- Drew Drake, Hou, dec. Adam Dowling, Eas, 3-1; 135 -- Devin Carter, Ken, won by forfeit; 140 -- Avery Smith, Col, dec. Kevin Leopla, Kod, 9-8; 145 -- Brandon Canete, Kod, major dec. Francisco Gaytan, Ser, 12-1; 152 -- Ben Nix, Dim, major dec. Jospeth Fujimoto, Col, 10-2; 160 -- Garrett Elder, Hou, p. Logan Patrick, Sol, 4:24; 171 -- Cody Warfield, Sol, dec. Tyler Seims, Was, 5-3; 189 -- Adam Akelkok, Was, p. Michael Atonio, Bar, 3:34; 215 -- Austin Gonzalez, Was, dec. John Alexander, Sky, 7-4; HWT -- Jarett Tucker, Sou, won by forfeit.

Team scores

1. Wasilla, 169; 2. Service, 155; 3. Colony, 146; 4. South Anchorage, 138.5; 5. East, 101; 6. Soldotna, 72; 7. Houston, 68; 8. Eagle River, 62.5; 9 (t). Kodiak, 56; 9 (t). Chugiak, 56; 11. Service JV, 52; 12. Bartlett, 51; 13. Dillingham, 49.5; 14. Skyview, 45; 15. Bartlett JV, 20; 16. Kenai Central, 19; 17. South JV, 18; 18. Colony JV, 15; 19 (t). Dimond, 14; 19(t). East JV, 14; 21. Kotzebue, 11; 22. Wasilla JV, 9; 23. Kotzebue JV, 4; 24. Eagle River JV, 1.

Friday duals

Colony 56, Soldotna 16

103 -- Wade Booth, Col, p. Taran Edmondson, 1:03; 112 -- Zack Vera, Col, won by forfeit; 119 -- Tim Price, Sol, p. Napolean, 5:12; 125 -- Brooks Simmons, Col, won by forfeit; 130 -- Taylor Hanley, Sol, p. Taylor Mulkins, 2:14; 135 -- Luke Faulkner, Col, dec. Cody Carroll, 3-0; 140 -- Avery Smith, Col, p. Dusty Poole, 1:43; 145 -- Auston Tennis, Sol, tech. Nick Bassnett, 4:15; 152 -- Kyle Boss, Col, p. Troy Streiff, 2:54; 160 -- Nate Wolf, Col, dec. Logan Patrick, 7-2; 171 -- Kyle Wrench, Col, dec. Cody Warfield, 12-5; 189 -- Quace Wright, Col, major dec. Dakota Elsey, 14-4; Ian MacKenzie, Col, p. AJ Briggs, 1:07; HWT -- Renn Wright, Col, won by forfeit.

Dimond 30, Kenai Central 24

103 -- Hope Steffensen, Ken, won by forfeit; 112 -- double forfeit; 119 -- Masa Hu, Dim, won by forfeit; 125 -- Kyle Christians, Dim, won by forfeit; 130 -- double forfeit; 135 -- Devin Carter, Ken, p. Curtis Loewen, 3:24; 140 -- double forfeit; 145 -- Dylan Sterling, Ken, dec. John Walther, 6-3; 152 -- Ben Nix, Dim, p. Matt Aho, 3:21; 160 -- Tyler Brown, Ken, dec. Andy Robinson, 6-3; 171 -- Camerson Hull, Dim, p. EJ Ismael, :50; 189 -- Aaron Simeonoff, Dim, p. Coltyn Pribbenow, 1:19; 215 -- Jake Dragseth, Ken, p. Brandon Bowers, 5:14; HWT -- Kevin Hunter, Ken, dec. Nick Black, 11-3.

Wasilla 54, Soldotna 21

103 -- Shannon Carpenter, Was, p. Taran Edmondson, :55; 112 -- Alina Minnick, Was, won by forfeit; 119 -- Nate McKimson, Was, p. Tim Price, 1:16; 125 -- Jed Diederich, Was, won by forfeit; 130 -- Tyler Adams, Was, p. Taylor Hanley, 3:59; 135 -- Cody Carroll, Sol, dec. Christian Lowe, 7-0; 140 -- Dusty Poole, Sol, dec. Jentry Diederich, 4-0; 145 -- Tyler Powell, Sol, won by forfet; 152 -- Auston Tennis, Sol, tech. Daniel Wiggins, 17-2; 160 -- Logan Patrick, Sol, major dec. Devon Jacobsen, 13-4; 171 -- Yuriy Makitrin, Was, p. Cody Warfield, 1:37; 189 -- Adam Akelkok, Was, p. Dakota Elsey, 2:57; Austine Gonzalez, Was, p. AJ Briggs, 1:14; HWT -- Ryan Pomrenke, Was, won by forfeit.

Kenai Central 33, Eagle River 26

103 -- Hope Steffensen, Ken, won by forfeit; 112 -- double forfeit; 119 -- double forfeit; 125 -- double forfeit; 130 -- James Grubb, Eag, won by forfeit; 135 -- Jake Borrego, Eag, dec. Devin Carter, 15-8; 140 -- Dominic Taus, Eag, won by forfeit; 145 -- Dylan Sterling, Ken, won by forfeit; 152 -- Matt Aho, Ken, won by forfeit; 160 -- Logan Sheets, Eag, p. Tyler Brown, 3:17; 171 -- Ed Hall, Eag, p. EJ Ismael, 1:48; 189 -- Coltyn Pribbenow, Ken, won by forfeit; 215 -- Nate Williams, Eag, p. Jake Dragseth, 2:35; HWT -- Kevin Hunter, Ken, dec. Austin Thompson, 6-2.



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