North Florida Matmen staff report
PALM COAST — In the #BattleForFlagler supremacy, the road once again goes through Flagler Palm Coast.
Wednesday at FPCHS, the Bulldogs defeated Matanzas, 50-21, after spotting the Pirates the dual’s first 12 points.
The Pirates got out early on pins from Ethan Goodman (120) and Shaun Culbreth (126), but Flagler Palm Coast rallied back for a four-match win streak, taking a 15-12 lead on Drew Dance’s third-period pin at 132, plus decisions from Kyle Peacock (6-5 at 138), Timothy King (12-5 at 145) and Blane DeFord (10-3 at 152).
Matanzas would tie the dual at 15 and 21, as Pirate victories from Tristian Williams (2-1 at 160) and Quenteen Robinson (fall at 182) sandwiched a Garrick Schwartz pin at 170.
But the Bulldogs had the closing touch, pinning out at every weight for the rest of the dual, from 195 through 113. Jayden Austin (195), Seth Davis (220), AJ Cinelli (285), Kole Hannant (106) and Joseph Rizzo (113) all won by pins.
Both teams are off this weekend; Matanzas is first up on the mats, as the Pirates travel to Hagerty on the 29th; Flagler Palm Coast is off until its Flagler Rotary, a two-day IBT which starts on the 31st and ends on February 1.
Crusaders sweep tri-meet: In a tri-meet at Yulee, Bishop Kenny romped past both Charlton County (GA) and Ed White, with wins over the Indians (58-20) and Commanders (61-12).
Allan Bustos (106), Ryan Mayer (113, pin), Jack Raynor (120), Sebastian Deara (126), Brock Hinson (132, pin & tech), Roberto Cuartero (138, pin & tech), Daniel Maher (145, major), Carter Wood (160) and Michael Bagan (182, decision) were all double winners for the Crusaders. Emmitt Rice (285) added a fall over Charlton and Paul Barakat (170) had a pin against Ed White.
The Commanders took two losses in the tri-meet, also falling to Charlton, 39-12.
Salvador Rodriguez (285) was Ed White’s lone double winner, with two pins.
The Crusaders host Orange Park for a rare Friday-night dual, while Ed White is off until January 31, when it will compete in the Gateway Conference two-day IBT at Fletcher.
University-Orange City 60, Deltona 15: At Deltona, the 5 Star Conference rivals faced off, with the visiting Titans picking up 11 weight class wins, including every win between 138 on up to 285.
Kolton Mixon (138), Chase McDonough (145), James Hough (152) and Keenan Diaz (285) each had pins for UOC, while Grady Bryant (6-3 at 106) and Christian Kennick (4-1 at 220) won by decision for the Titans.
Deltona gained a pin from Kevin Kerns at 113, while Carlos Pineda (126) won by an 8-7 count for the Wolves.
Deltona returns to the mat on Saturday, going to another 5 Star rival, DeLand, for the Bulldogs IBT. University-Orange City is off until the Flagler Rotary on January 31.
Oakleaf 68, Wolfson 6: At Oakleaf, the Clay County Knights rolled up 12 weight-class wins in a matchup of Region 1-level qualifiers.
Trevor Owens (138), Roman Polinsky (145), Sebastian Lopez (170), Jason Mitchell (220), Josh Murrell (285), Andrew Brandt (113), and Logan Gilbert (132) each won by fall, while Marcus McGee (120) took a 26-11 tech fall and Jason Stewart (126) won by an 11-8 decision. Oakleaf racked up a 56-0 run to close out the dual.
Cameron Frison (152) had the Wolfpack’s lone points, winning by fall.
Both the Knights and Wolfpack will be at Friday’s two-day Parker Duals at Terry Parker.
Timber Creek 54, DeLand 18: At Timber Creek, the visiting Bulldogs had wins at only four weight classes against their region rivals.
Bryce Minsky (170) and Aaron Morris (195) both won by fall for DeLand, while Lane Wishart (3-0 at 138) and Michael Brown (6-2 at 152) added decisions for the Bulldogs.
DeLand will be back on the mats Saturday, when it hosts the one-day Bulldogs IBT.
Mainland 48, Pine Ridge 25: At Mainland, the hosts won at five straight matches from 120-145 and three more between 195-285.
Hayden Heilman (120), Brady Howe (195), Doug Dittmer (220) and Jordan Colubiale (285) each won by pin for the Buccaneers during those win streaks.
Pine Ridge won four matches in a row between 152 and 182, with pins from Nate Brazel (160) and Devon Heil (106). Jonathan Waugh took a 14-4 major at 182, while Nathaniel Ortiz (152) added a 4-2 decision.
Pine Ridge will be at DeLand’s Bulldogs IBT on Saturday, while Mainland will go to DeLand on January 29 for a midweek dual.
Panthers split home tri: At Milton, the hosts fell to Alabama’s W S Neal, 72-12, to start a tri-meet, but then defeated Tate*, 42-29, in the final dual of the night.
Micah Kendrick (132, 2 pins) and Daniel McDonal (160, 2 pins) both won twice for Milton. Micah Kendrick (132), Brandon Nicholson (138), Zane Allen (182) and Alec Cavazos (285) each had pins in the victory over the Aggies.
Milton and Tate are both off until Friday, when the Panthers and Aggies will travel to area rival Bay for the inaugural George Milligan Invitational two-day IBT.
West Nassau sweeps at home: In a tri-meet at home, the Warriors defeated Englewood (48-30) and Baker Cty (42-36). The tri-meet began with a 40-30 Englewood win over the Wildcats.
Blayden Tharpe (106/113, 2 pins), Brendan Ferenchik (126, 2 pins), Bradley Hulett (138, 2 pins), Gibreen Ahmad (145, pin), Requan Works (160, 2 pins), Deonte Robinson (170, 2 pins) and Jackson Rowell (220, 2 pins) all were double-winners for West Nassau.
Raequan Staples (113, pin & major), Hunter Padgett (126, decision) and Jordan Mitchell (182, pin) were each 2-0 on the night for the Rams.
For the Wildcats, Josh Carter (120, pin), Juan Torres (132, decision) and Brandon Bradley (152, 2 pins), Pierce Kirkland (195, decision) and Jaquez Elliott (285, pin) each picked up a pair of victories.
Englewood gets back on the mats first, going to Terry Parker for its duals tournament on Friday. West Nassau is off until the Wakulla IBT on January 31, while Baker Cty is off until February 6, when the Wildcats host Stanton.
Paxon splits tri-meet: Paxon was 1-1 at First Coast, defeating Baldwin (42-18) and falling to the host Buccaneers (66-6).
Michael Dramis (152, pin over First Coast) was the lone Golden Eagle double winner, scoring Paxon’s only points in the loss to First Coast. David Kang (126) and Ashton Burgess (138) added pins in the victory over Baldwin.
The Golden Eagles will be at Friday’s Parker Duals. Results from the Baldwin-First Coast dual were not reported to us at the time of this writing.
Missing results: At this writing, we do not have any part of the tri-meets at Interlachen (at which Bradford and FSDB also attended), as well as the Baldwin-First Coast dual contested at First Coast, plus the Seminole-Lake Mary dual.
* — Not all teams could be fully recapped in this roundup due to missing results. Coaches can get with Matmen at any time to supply missing scoresheets and/or tournament results.
Complete results from the night’s wrestling, as reported at least, can be found HERE.
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