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Area High School Wrestling Events Are Detailed For The Week

By Staff | Dec 21, 2011

At left is Blue Eagle 195-lb. Jared Wright marking his opponent for a take-down during a recent match.

The Tyler Consolidated wrestling team only won a pair of bouts, and Magnolia tallied five victories, but the Silver Knights took three bouts because of forfeits to claim a 30-28 victory Dec. 14 at Magnolia.

Four of the first five events were double forfeits before the Blue Eagles’ Joey Kelly, 138 lbs., defeated Ralph Bailes by a technical fall in the third period, 15-1, for the first Magnolia victory.

Shayne Harmon, 145 lbs., and Gage Deem, 152 lbs., defeated their Silver Knight opponents by first-period falls before an Eagle forfeit. The Knights won two of the next three by technical falls before Jared Wright, 195 lbs., won by a fall for Magnolia.

After another MHS forfeit, the Eagles’ Tyler Baker, 285 lbs., defeated Cecil Spencer by a fall in the opening period.

“We competed hard and won 5-7 matches that we competed in and have done quite well to start the season off,” said MHS Head Wrestling Coach Jeff Hiestand.

Above is Magnolia’s Shayne Harman having his hand raised in victory over his 145 lb. opponent.

Tyler Consolidated


In the Annual Tyler Consolidated Silver Knights Wrestle-A-Bout, Parkersburg South won with 148 points; River finished third with 76 points; Magnolia, placed fifth with 41 points; and Tyler Consolidated, with 37 points, finished seventh in a field of 12 teams.

The Pilots’ Devin Talbott at 132 lbs. won a 10-0 major decision over Weir Red Rider Hunter McLaughlin, while teammates Kole Smith, 160 lbs., and JD Dotson, 195 lbs., each won their respective weight divisions with falls.

Other second-place finishers were Tyler’s John Brosky, 120 lbs.; Magnolia’s Joey Kelley, 145 lbs.; and Gage Deem, 145 lbs.; and River’s Skylar Wohnhas and Shain Livada.

Taking the third spot in the Wrestle-A-Bout were Dakota Allen, 220 lbs; and Levi Henderson, 170 lbs., both of Tyler Consolidated.

In fourth place were River Pilots Cody Binni, 120 lbs.; and Fred Mondt III, 145 lbs.; and Blue Eagle Tyler Baker, 285 lbs.