Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


February 2, 2014

Kats, Panthers, Comets 2-3-4 at sectional

Kokomo, Western lead local squads in Oak Hill Sectional

The Oak Hill Wrestling Sectional shook out as it was expected to Saturday, with the host Golden Eagles taking their first title since the 2001-02 season.

Oak Hill took a big lead into the final round and cruised to the finish with a total of 244.5 points to win the nine-team event. Kokomo was second with 200.5, Western third with 189, and Eastern fourth with 153.5. Taylor was seventh with a score of 87.

Kokomo and defending champion Western each advanced nine wrestlers to next Saturday’s Peru Regional, Eastern saw eight advance and Taylor four.

“We were hoping to get between nine and 11 out [to the regional] and we got nine out,” Kokomo coach Ryan Wells said. “Six guys in the finals is a good day.

“Any time you get second place, it doesn’t leave a real good taste in your mouth because you want to win it but I knew it was going to take a special day from us and an off day for Oak Hill to beat them. They wrestled well and our guys went out and did their jobs for the most part.”

Western led the local contingent in the finals, going a perfect 4 for 4 in championship matches. Caleb Maddox scored a 9-2 victory over Kokomo’s A.J. Nelson to win the 120-pound championship. Dustin Hinkle scored a 26-second pin of Taylor’s Stephen Sholty to win the title at 138. Corey Hinkle pinned Oak Hill’s Jake Mullinix in 2:24 to win the 182 title. And Russell McDorman won the 195-pound class with a 6-2 win over Oak Hill’s Aaron Hiles.

“The four guys that we really expected to perform did,” Western coach Chad Shpherd said.

“Those four guys, they’re the ones that have put in the time more so than anybody else. They’re reaping the benefits from it.”

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