Eagles Second at Tourney
The Magnolia Blue Eagles’ James Stillwagoner (182 lbs), and teammate Gage Adams (138 lbs), each won their weight classes, while Skylar Cecil (120 lbs) and Devin Hawkins (126 lbs) placed second in their weight classes, helping Magnolia finish second in the annual Larry Richie Memorial Wrestle-A-Bout at Tyler Consolidated on Dec. 16.
Stillwagoner pinned Bubba Laasmur of Notre Dame, Raul Lockhart in a junior varsity match, and Manuel Suita of Linsly in the championship by a pin-fall. Adams also won by a forfeit, while beating Wyatt Moore, Doneven Clark of Paden City and Cody Hunter of Tyler Consolidated by decisions to lead the way for Magnolia.
Cecil won two matches by pinfall, and lost to Matt Dudich, placing second in his weight class, with Hawkins winning two and losing one, also placing second.
Sam Zombotti (120 lbs) finished in third place, winning by a pin over Kason Delaney of Fort Frye, but lost to teammate Cecil and Matt Dudich of Linsly. Also earning third place was Brody Cartwright (195 lbs), who won three matches, including a forfeit, beating Bastian Gehrer in a junior varsity match. He also beat Chance Knight of Linsly by a pin before losing to Ethan Lively of River, who finished second.
Carter Pyles and Kayden Jones each placed fourth with Pyles beating Alvaro Lopez and Dusty Clegg in a junior varsity tilt, and lost to Michael Doyle of Tyler and Bryce Hunt of Paden City.
The Eagles’ Jesse Coulter (132 lbs), Trenton Mitchell (145 lbs), Woodson London (170 lbs), and Kyle Waters (285 lbs) competed, with Waters beating Divo Cerjan in a junior varsity bout; Mitchell, London and Coulter each won a match.
Ethan Lively of River (195 lbs) came in second place, won a forfeit. He then beat Cartwright of Magnolia by a pin, as well against Bastian in a junior varsity bout, before losing to Ryan Laasmar of Notre Dame in the finals.
In their very first tournament, Paden City had one winner in Rander Amos (160 lbs), to earn seventh place in the 10 team tournament. PCHS teammate Bryce Hunt (152 lbs) finished third, while both Marcus Allen (170 lbs) and Ryan Cross (220 lbs) placed fourth.
Amos won by a forfeit, before beating Leo Baker of Fort Frye, Chance Johnson in a junior varsity bout and Cyrus Hill of Linsly, all by a pinfall, to become the first Wildcat to win a wrestling tournament.
Doneven Clark (138 lbs) and Loren Little (145 lbs) each picked up a win by a forfeit