Local sports digest
By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on February 10, 2006 2:25 PM
Rosewood grapplers post another 20-win season
HAMPSTEAD -- Rosewood High posted its fourth consecutive 20-win season and Jim Bish moved within one victory of reaching the century mark in a dual-team sectional contested at Topsail High School.
The Eagles collected their 20th victory overall with a 42-39 decision over Albemarle in the opening round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 1-A playoffs. Rosewood's postseason run ended with a 69-12 loss against the host Pirates.
To have any success against Albemarle, the Eagles had to avoid a matchup with junior and two-time state placer Cameron Drye. Drye weighed in at 128 pounds, and could wrestle either 130 or 135.
Albemarle showed first at 130 and sent Carlos Lewis on the mat.
Rosewood senior Matt Davis (162-36 career) trotted out and pinned Lewis in 43 seconds. Drye got the forfeit at 135 and veteran Eagles coach Bill Edmundson knew minimal damage had been done.
Anthony Gibson earned a second-period fall at 140.
Albemarle won five of the final seven matches, but gave up a costly forfeit at heavyweight. That allowed the Eagles to claim a three-point win and advance to the eastern semfinals for the fourth time in the last five years.
"I thought our team showed great control and we won where our experience was," said Edmundson, whose all-time playoff record is 10-10 since 1996. "Another key to winning the first round was J.D. Baker not giving up the pin at 119 pounds.
"He fought off his back against a very good wrestler."
Bish improved to 99-35 in his career with a second-period fall against Albemarle's Steven Woody. Bish later suffered a tough 14-13 loss against Topsail's James Brown.
Josh Holmes (125 pounds) and Chris Hare (130) each recorded a fall against Topsail.
Rosewood concluded the year 20-8.
2006 N.C. High School
Athletic Association Class 1-A
(at Topsail HS, Hampstead)
103 -- Gabe Castro (RHS) by forfeit; 112 -- Jim Bish (RHS) wbf Steven Woody, 3:35; 119 -- Drew Honeycutt (A) dec. J.D. Baker, 5:06; 125 -- Chris Hare (RHS) wbf Quinton Harris, 1:41; 130 -- Matt Davis (RHS) wbf Carlos Lewis, 0:43; 135 -- Cameron Drye (A) by forfeit; 140 -- Anthony Gibson (RHS) wbf Victor Corrales, 2:41; 145 -- Brett Neeper (A) wbf Byron Cavenaugh, 5:14; 152 -- Logan Monk (A) wbf Trent Harrell, 1:13; 160 -- Dearron Cole (A) wbf Jordan Owens, 0:40; 171 -- Chris Holmes (RHS) wbf Joe Whitley, 1:18; 189 -- Zack Faulkinberry (A) wbf David Smeltzer, 0:20; 215 -- Tommy Brown (A) wbf Brandon Dean, 0:38; Hwt -- Trevor Morris (RHS) won by forfeit.
Records: Rosewood 20-7, Albemarle 14-15.
112 -- James Brown (T) dec. Jim Bish, 14-13; 119 -- Garrett Boyd (T) wbf J.D. Baker, 5:06; 125 -- Josh Holmes (RHS) wbf Jared Donahue, 0:46; 130 -- Chris Hare (RHS) wbf Cody Polera, 4:12; 135 -- Michael Jasper (T) wbf Matt Davis, 2:45; 140 -- John Cornett (T) wbf Anthony Gibson, 1:47; 145 -- Cory Crumpler (T) wbf Byron Cavenaugh, 3:50; 152 -- Shawn Robertson (T) wbf Trent Harrell, 1:07; 160 -- Danny Eason (T) wbf Jordan Owens, 0:29; 171 -- Joe Trotto (T) wbf Chris Holmes, 2:46; 189 -- Topsail by forfeit; 215 -- Topsail by forfeit; Hwt -- Topsail by forfeit; 103 -- Topsail by forfeit.
Records: Rosewood 20-8, Albemarle 36-7.
1-1 in 2-A action
HENDERSON -- Greene Central concluded its most-successful wrestling season by claiming its first-ever victory in the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2-A dual-team playoffs.
The Rams opened tournament play with a 39-36 conquest of Cedar Ridge at Southern Vance. Perennial power West Stokes dealt coach Dan Miner's club a 71-12 loss in the second round, ending Greene Central's season at 15-6.
"We were very happy to advance to the final 16," said Miner, whose team improved on last year's 9-14 mark. "It was good for our guys to experience this level of wrestling (against West Stokes). This is the next step.
"West Stokes is a great team, and obviously very experienced. My experienced guys (second-year wrestlers) did a good job staying in their matches, but all ended up getting caught."
Greene Central and Cedar Ridge finished tied 7-7 in head-to-head matches. Robert Phillips (127 pounds), John Anderson (132), Cameron Taylor (137), Tim McNair (147), Craig Dodd (162), Darrin Gorham (191) and Marquis Eanes (191) each posted an individual win for the Rams.
Gorham and Eanes each drew a forfeit against West Stokes.
2006 N.C. High School
Athletic Association Class 2-A
(at So. Vance HS, Henderson)
Greene Central 39
Cedar Ridge 36
114 -- Matt Riley (CR) maj. dec. James Thomas, 14-1; 121 -- Eric Dodson (CR) by forfeit; 127 -- Robert Phillips (GC) wbf Robert Dobbins, 4:57; 132 -- John Anderson (GC) by forfeit; 137 -- Cameron Taylor (GC) dec. Adam Dodson, 2-0; 142 -- Chandler Collins (CR) wbf Chris Jones, 1:30; 147 -- Tim McNair (GC) wbf Dominique Cowie, 5:58; 154 -- Ethen Knapp (CR) wbf Robert Tyndall, 1:10; 162 -- Craig Dodd (GC) by forfeit; 173 -- Andrew Satelo (CR) wbf Daniel Vines, 1:59; 191 -- Darrin Gorham (GC) by forfeit; 217 -- Marquis Eanes (GC) wbf Darrell Greenaugh, 1:25; Hwt -- Cedar Ridge by forfeit; 105 -- Michael Thomas (CR) dec. Phillip Freeman, 10-7.
Records: Greene Central 15-5, Cedar Ridge 13-8.
West Stokes 71
Greene Central 12
121 -- Wes Whitner (WS) by forfeit; 127 -- Chris Taylor (WS) tech fall Robert Phillips, 19-4; 132 -- Allen Tuttle (WS) wbf John Anderson, 1:16; 137 -- Drew Overton (WS) wbf Cameron Taylor, 3:23; 142 -- Charlie Savier (WS) wbf Chris Jones, 1:10; 147 -- Robbie White (WS) wbf Tim McNair, 5:21; 154 -- P.J. Morrison (WS) wbf Robert Tyndall, 1:29; 162 -- Jeramie Smith (WS) by forfeit; 173 -- Andrew Loter (WS) wbf Daniel Vines, 2:26; 191 -- Sean Lazett (WS) by forfeit; 217 -- Darrin Gorham (GC) by forfeit; 277 -- Marquis Eanes (GC) by forfeit.
Records: Greene Central 15-6, West Stokes 21-7.
on road in ECC
KINSTON -- Reco McCarter led three Eastern Wayne players in double figures with 13 points in a 64-54 loss at Kinston on Thursday evening.
It was the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference regular-season finale for both teams.
Darryl Cowan and Landon Downes contributed 10 points each for the Warriors, who finished 2-8 against ECC opposition and 9-14 overall.
Eastern Wayne 10 18 12 14 -- 54
Kinston 14 15 21 11 -- 64
EASTERN WAYNE (9-14, 2-8)
Lamar Davis 2, Darryl Cowan 10, Monty Best 8, Reco McCarter 13, Landon Downes 10, Floronta Wynn 6, Jason O'Neal 3.
KINSTON (18-6, 8-2)
K.K. Sherrod 8, Kevin Scott 1, Tremaine Miller 2, Miguel Starkey 14, Felton Mason 7, Jamar Carraway 6, Curtis Hines 3, Wynn 5, Quinton Coples 11, Prewitt 4.
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