Golden Falcon grapplers capture key ECC victory
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on January 23, 2008 4:03 PM
DUDLEY -- The Charles B. Aycock wrestling team prevailed in five of eight contested matches and cruised past county rival Southern Wayne 54-17 on Tuesday evening.
The Golden Falcons (15-5 overall) climbed into a first-place tie with archrival Eastern Wayne at 3-0 in the Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference. Those teams meet Jan. 30 in Pikeville to decide the league champion and No. 1 seed for the N.C. High School Athletic Association dual-team playoffs.
"It was good to get back on the mat following an extended layoff due to weather and exams," said Aycock coach Mark Bass. "The guys wrestled really well in spite of the layoff. This conference win was big ... puts us one step away from achieving one of our goals set back in early November."
Senior Drake Gurley (119 pounds), Joseph Conner (125), Brandon Bailey (130), Kevin Carmel (135) and Freddie Coley (171) each recorded a pin against the short-handed Saints.
Southern Wayne yielded forfeits to Justin Farrell (112), Ryan Butts (152), Bryan Diorio (189) and Jarrett Covar (215).
Senior heavyweight Josh Robinson upset the Golden Falcons' Khiry Reid in four overtimes. Reid entered the match ranked No. 1 in the state, according to ncmat.com. Teammates Dustin Richardson (140), Tristan Bass (145) and John Futrell (160) also triumphed.
C.B. Aycock 54
Southern Wayne 17
103 -- double forfeit; 112 -- Justin Farrell (CBA) by forfeit; 119 -- Drake Gurley (CBA) wbf Jacob Richards, 1 minute, 35 seconds; 125 -- Joseph Conner (CBA) wbf Miles Bradshaw, 5:20; 130 -- Brandon Bailey (CBA) wbf Dakota Ovalle, 0:42; 135 -- Kevin Carmel (CBA) wbf Josh Woodall, 2:54; 140 -- Dustin Richards (SW) tech fall Jacob Marple, no score; 145 -- Tristan Bass (SW) wbf James Jones, 2:20; 152 -- Ryan Butts (CBA) by forfeit; 160 -- John Futrell (SW) dec. Josh Grimes, 7-5; 171 -- Freddie Coley (CBA) wbf Cameron Thames, 2:46; 189 -- Bryan Diorio (CBA) by forfeit; 215 -- Jarrett Covar (CBA) by forfeit; Hwt -- Josh Robinson (SW) dec. Khiry Reid (4 OT), no score.
Records: C.B. Aycock 15-5, 3-0 ECC; Southern Wayne 0-3 ECC.
Warriors pin Eagles
Eastern Wayne recorded falls in the first four individual matches and rolled past county rival Rosewood 62-18 on Tuesday evening.
The Warriors beat the Eagles (20-10 overall) for the second time this season.
Senior 125-pounder Chris Tesar, who is inching closer to the 200 career wins, started the 24-0 surge with a 41-second fall of J.D. Baker. Jordan Harris (130 pounds), Zach Hahn (135) and Byron Washington (140) pinned their respective opponents in either the first or second periods.
Rosewood's Josh Holmes drew a forfeit at 145 and Jacob Roberts posted a fall at 152, but the Warriors quickly rebounded. Cody Britt (160), Brandon Darby (171) and Jonathan Lagrone (189) each earned a pin.
Tyler Wicks (215) received a forfeit and heavyweight Foy Coley edged Trevor Morris 9-8. That gave Eastern Wayne an insurmountable 50-12 advantage.
Senior Olivia Neal collected the Eagles' final points -- a forfeit at 103. Drew Tesar (112) and Corbin Harris (119) closed out the match with pins for Eastern Wayne, which improved to 9-8 overall.
Eastern Wayne 62
125 -- Chris Tesar (EW) wbf J.D. Baker, 0:41; 130 -- Jordan Harris (EW) wbf Tyler Dean, 1:34; 135 -- Zach Hahn (EW) wbf Sammy Ennis, 0:29; 140 -- Byron Washington (EW) wbf Cameron Lowe, 3:29; 145 -- Josh Holmes (R) by forfeit; 152 -- Jacob Roberts (R) wbf Hunter Newsome, 1:04; 160 -- Cody Britt (EW) wbf Andrew Sass, 1:02; 171 -- Brandon Darby (EW) tech fall Johnathan Rudolph, 18-3; 189 -- Jonathan Lagrone (EW) wbf Brandon Dean, 3:39; 215 -- Tyler Wicks (EW) by forfeit; Hwt -- Foy Coley (EW) dec. Trevor Morris, 9-8; 103 -- Olivia Neal (R) by forfeit; 112 -- Drew Tesar (EW) wbf Kelly Cosgrove, 3:08; 119 -- Corbin Harris (EW) wbf Ryan Cosgrove, 0:45.
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