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December 29, 2013

Prep roundup, Dec. 29

Western girls finish third at Twin Lakes basketball tournament.

Maconaquah took second and Eastern took fourth this weekend at the two-day Eastern Holiday Classic wrestling tournament. Fremont won with a perfect 9-0 mark.

The Braves finished 8-1 and had three weight class champs, 132-pounder Chase Wilson, 195-pounder Nick Ingram, and 220-pounder Marcus Thompson. Each went 9-0 and Wilson scored seven pins. Also for Maconaquah, Seth Parason (120 pounds), and Taylor McKinley (170) were 7-2, Caleb Hunt (182) was 6-2, Wesley Wilson (152) and Jim Sunday (160) were both 6-3, Daniel Stephenson (138) and Ryan Hintz (126) were 5-4, Cameron Bailey (145) was 5-1, Mason Silvers was 4-1, Jarrod Sphon was 4-2, Nick Childers was 3-1, Garrett Broyles was 3-0, Evan Alter (106) was 3-2, and Vince Taylor was 2-0.

Eastern went 6-3. The Comets scored wins over Tri-Central (42-23), Tipton (48-33), Northwestern (54-21), Sheridan (51-18), Alexandria (47-27), and tied Taylor (42-42) but won on criteria. Eastern lost to Mac (48-36), to Westview (47-39) and to Fremont (52-21).

Three Comets went unbeaten. 106-pounder Ty Swisher was 9-0 and took his 100th career victory in his last match against an opponent from Alexandria. Also, Corbin Hetzner (126) and Andrew Turner (145) were each 9-0. Other strong efforts came from Isaac Hanny (113), Trevor Pharris (132) and Taylor Arnold (138), each of whom went 7-2.

“I was extremely happy with the wrestling for the two days,” Eastern coach Bob Jarrett said. “[Swisher’s] total record is now 21-1, of course it’s his senior year and he’s just had a terrific year.”

Other unbeaten local wrestlers included Tri-Central’s Trez O’Neal (120), who was named the tournament’s outstanding wrestler, Northwestern’s Luke Akers (160), Tipton’s Nate Hein (182) and Tri-Central’s Darius Stanley (285).

Also for Northwestern, Jesse Murdock (113) and Max Clark (195) had 5-4 records.

Preston Hendrickson led Taylor’s showing with a combined record of 5-0 in the 195 and 220 weight classes. Dylan Lapetina was 3-0 in the 182-195 classes. Kaleil Rucker (152) went 8-1. Kelsey Long (113-120) was 5-1. Logan Sarber (160-170) was 7-2, and Chad Elmore (113-120), Stephen Shotly (138-145) and Austin Smith (160-170) had 6-3 records.

“We had some highlights during the past two days,” Taylor coach Aaron Schlueter said. “We need to improve for the conference and sectional meets coming up.”

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