Prep wrestling roundup
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on December 6, 2004 1:55 PM
KENLY -- Manny Banks earned North Johnston's first-ever victory on the mat and first-ever pin in a season-opening, 31-30 loss to Durham School of the Arts on Friday.
Banks, who competed at 215 pounds, needed one minute and three seconds to pin the Bulldogs' Randy Carter.
The Panthers earned 24 points on forfeits and Banks' fall helped forge a 30-30 tie. However, Durham School of the Arts earned one point on the criteria of having more pins in the match.
It was the Class 1-A Carolina/Tar-Roanoke Conference opener for both schools.
North Johnston claimed its first-ever team victory with a 48-17 decision against Louisburg.
Brandon Oliver (125 pounds), Tyler Creech (135), Richard Jackson (171), Tony Cooper (189) and Dutch Oliver (215) each pinned their respective opponent. Teammates Justin Paul (112) and Chris Lesarsky (152) each collected a forfeit, while 160-pounder Pierre Dickerson claimed a 13-7 decision against Magnum Boone.
The Panthers (1-1, 1-1 C/T-RC) return to action next Thursday at county rival West Johnston. Match time is 6:30 p.m.
Durham School of the Arts 31
North Johnston 30
103 -- double forfeit; 112 -- double forfeit; 119 -- Roderick Howard (DSA) wbf Justin Paul, 1:36; 125 -- Samora Rugumamu (DSA) wbf Brandon Oliver, 3:52; 130 -- double forfeit; 135 -- Jasper Pettie (DSA) wbf Tyler Creech, 1:34; 140 -- double forfeit; 145 -- Donta Evans (DSA) wbf Luther Parrott, 1:09; 152 -- Pierre Dickerson (NJ) by forfeit; 160 -- Paul Mumas (DSA) wbf Chris Lesarsky, 1:27; 171 -- Trey Wilson (NJ) by forfeit; 189 -- Tyler Brock (NJ) by forfeit; 215 -- Manny Banks (NJ) wbf Randy Carter, 1:03; Hwt -- Michael Holder (NJ) by forfeit.
North Johnston 48
103 -- double forfeit; 112 -- Justin Paul (NJ) by forfeit; 119 -- Thadeus Wardrick (L) tech fall Dean Jones, 18-3; 125 -- Brandon Oliver (NJ) wbf Wyatt Allen, 5:56; 130 -- double forfeit; 135 -- Tyler Creech (NJ) wbf Josea Lewis, 1:35; 140 -- double forfeit; 145 -- Noel Mueller (L) wbf Luther Parrott, 1:05; 152 -- Chris Lesarsky (NJ) by forfeit; 160 -- Pierre Dickerson (NJ) dec. Magnum Boone, 1:37; 171 -- Richard Jackson (NJ) wbf Keith Lancaster, 3:32; 189 -- Tony Cooper (wbf) Mike Alston, 0:53; 215 -- Dutch Oliver (NJ) wbf Jackson Sherrod, 1:42; Hwt -- Charlie Davis (L) wbf Michael Holder, 1:26.
Spring Creek collects C/T-RC 1-A victory
PRINCETON -- Five Spring Creek wrestlers pinned their respective opponents in a 54-30 conquest of Carolina/Tar-Roanoke 1-A Conference member Princeton.
Wes Denham, a returning state qualifier at 215 pounds; Tim Buckingham (152 pounds), Javon Merriman (130), Paul Richter (135) and Jonathan Lewis (140) each collected a pin.
Billy Salazar (189), Antwon Greenfield (171), Darin Staub (119) and Daquan Wright (160) each received a forfeit.
It was the Gators' first win of the season.
"(Hopefully) there are more to come," Spring Creek coach Dwight Glenn said.
Spring Creek is scheduled to entertain Eastern Wayne at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
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