01/29/09 — Aycock pins Southern Wayne

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Aycock pins Southern Wayne

By Staff Reports
Published in Sports on January 29, 2009 1:46 PM

PIKEVILLE -- The Charles B. Aycock wrestling team concluded regular-season action with a 44-25 romp over county rival Southern Wayne on Wednesday evening.

The Golden Falcons (22-7 overall) ended up 2-2 against Class 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference opposition this season. Their dual-team playoff fate depends either on today's Southern Wayne-Beddingfield match or Saturday's season-ending conference tournament.

If the Saints win, Aycock receives the No. 2 seed based on a head-to-head tiebreaker with Eastern Wayne. If the Bruins win, they create a three-way tie for second place in the five-team league. The highest-finishing team in the tournament would grab the No. 2 spot.

Aycock is also eligible for a wild-card entry based on winning percentage.

Against the Saints, the Golden Falcons triumphed in nine of 13 contested matches and forfeited at 112 pounds.

Freshman David Romo, who suffered an injury during football season, posted a third-period pin against Southern Wayne freshman Ryan Gross. It was Gross' second loss in 21 outings this season.

Also picking up wins for Aycock were senior Bryan Diorio, heavyweight Elvin James Jr., Justin Farrell, senior Brandon Bailey, Statton Paris, Kaleb Robinson, senior Nick Redding and Brandon Thomas.

Matt Sparks, Miles Bradshaw, Jamison Dove, Ethan Brogden and Dustin Richards scratched in the win column for Southern Wayne.

"I can't think of a better way to end the regular season," said second-year Aycock head coach Mark Bass. "We finished strong. It's about taking another step forward every time we go onto the mat and they've really grown a lot."

C.B. Aycock 44

Southern Wayne 25

215 -- Bryan Diorio (CBA) wbf Devin Lee, 1:00; Hwt -- Elvin James Jr. (CBA) maj. dec. Greg Taylor, 9-1; 103 -- David Romo (CBA) wbf Ryan Gross, 5:28; 112 -- Matt Sparks (SW) by forfeit; 119 -- Justin Farrell (CBA) wbf A.J. Covington, 1:56; 125 -- Miles Bradshaw (SW) wbf Preston Tucker, 1:17; 130 -- Brandon Bailey (CBA) maj. dec. Jacob Richards, 12-1; 135 -- Jamison Dove (SW) dec. Zeb Darden, 15-10; 140 -- Ethan Brogden (SW) maj. dec. Thomas Podbesek, 14-6; 145 -- Dustin Richards (SW) wbf Aaron Pate, 3:31; 152 -- Statton Paris (CBA) dec. Minek Ford, 6-4; 160 -- Kaleb Robinson (CBA) dec. Dakota Toms, 9-3; 171 -- Nick Redding (CBA) by forfeit; 189 -- Brandon Thomas (CBA) wbf Derek Whitman, 3:24.

Records: C.B. Aycock 22-7, 2-2 Eastern Carolina 3-A; Southern Wayne 7-10, 0-3

Next match: Saturday, ECC individual tournament at Eastern Wayne

Dawgs get four

PRINCETON -- Princeton triumphed in four of six contested matches, but yielded too many forfeit points in a 45-21 loss to Carolina/Albemarle 1-A Conference champion North Johnston on Wednesday.

It was the regular-season finale for both teams.

Bulldawg heavyweight Logan Rains earned a 1-minute, 11-second pin over the Panthers' Preston Wilkins. Teammate Patrick Woodard needed just 68 seconds to pin Carl Durr in their 152-pound match.

Billy Creech posted a 5-0 shutout of Josh Frasch at 145 pounds for Princeton. Zach Stevens earned a victory over Glenwood Watson at 160 pounds.

The Dawgs surrendered 36 points on forfeits.

Princeton (5-19 overall) and North Johnston (24-2) return to action Saturday in the season-ending individual tournament at Ayden-Grifton. First-round matches begin at 9 a.m.

North Johnston 45

Princeton 21

103 -- double forfeit; 112 -- double forfeit; 119 -- James Napier (NJ) by forfeit; 125 -- Travis Braswell (NJ) by forfeit; 130 -- Michael Webster (NJ) wbf David Waddell, 1:42; 135 -- Roger Willoughby (NJ) by forfeit; 140 -- Daniel Munoz (NJ) by forfeit; 145 -- Billy Creech (P) dec. Josh Frasch, 5-0; 152 -- Patrick Woodard (P) wbf Carl Durr, 1:08; 160 -- Zach Stevens (P) def. Glenwood Watson; 171 -- Colt Burns (NJ) dec. Tyler Baker, 8-7; 189 -- Jacob Lewis (NJ) by forfeit; 215 -- Wayne Johnson (NJ) by forfeit; Hwt -- Logan Rains (P) wbf Preston Wilkins, 1:11.

Records: Princeton 5-19, North Johnston 24-2

Next match: Saturday, Carolina/Albemarle individual tournament at Ayden-Grifton