NEW SMYRNA BEACH — It’s not all that often in the north that a pair of final-eight finishers in the FHSAA state dual series meet up.
Particularly when those two are also in the same conference.
But that was the case Wednesday night, as 3A state semifinalist Flagler Palm Coast visited 2A-Region 1 runnerup New Smyrna Beach for a good scrap prior to Saturday’s return of the 5 Star Conference tournament at Seabreeze.
And the Bulldogs held the host Barracudas to just three contested victories in taking a 50-21 win, behind a 24-0 sweep between 152 and 195, with a pin, two forfeits and two decisions during that run.
Timothy McLean (106), John Hald (132), Marcelo Gonzalez (182) and Seth Davis (285) all won by fall for the Bulldogs (14-8), with Carson Baert (113) winning by second-period TF (16-1 in 4 minutes).
Kole Hannant (4-3 at 120), Felipe Costa (4-2 at 152) and Garrick Schwartz (12-7 at 195) each added decision victories for Flagler Palm Coast, which got forfeit wins at 160 and 170.
New Smyrna Beach (21-7) grabbed pins from Jamey Bruner (126), Jace Engberg (138) and a forfeit win at 145, with Austin Mitchum (220) winning by a 7-1 decision.
Deltona 48, Seabreeze 30: At Deltona, the Wolves (10-7) and Sandcrabs (record unknown) also got a 5 Star pre-tournament tuneup, with Deltona taking advantange of four Seabreeze forfeits to build a double-digit lead.
Nate Tsang (195), Dianna Pineda (106), Matt McCaw (145) and Noah Hancock (160) each won by pin for Deltona, which took forfeit victories at 285, 120, 126 and 132.
Seabreeze had falls from Pedro Sierra-Bonilla (220), Joseph Kent (138) and Hayden Herndon (152), with forfeit wins at 113 and 170.
Both the Wolves and Sandcrabs are off until Saturday, when they’ll reconvene at Seabreeze.
Vero Beach 56, Mainland 24: The Buccaneers (8-13) made the southern trip to prep for 5 Star, returning with four pins on the night.
Abby Couillard (106), Kaden Golder (126), Sam Ayodele (145) and Christian Singleton-Hudson (285) were pinners for Mainland.
The Buccaneers are now off until Saturday, with the short hop over to their intra-Daytona Beach rival for 5 Star.
Creekside 48, Oakleaf 19: At Creekside, the 3A-District 1 champ and runnerup faced off in one of their last regular-season calendar dates before the IBT post-season begins, as the St Johns Knights (18-3) overcame deficits of 7-0, 13-3 and 19-9 with an eight-match run between 113 and 160.
Oakleaf (15-5) jumped out early, with pins from Ben Gaddis (220) and Angel Rodriguez (106), an 18-8 major from Onjel Caraballo (182) and a 9-2 win from Bryant Taylor (170).
But Creekside got things cranked up starting particularly at 113, with their run of victories putting up 39 straight points. Justin Umali (120), Conner Wright (126), Colton Leavell (145), Lee Leavell (152) and Diego Rivera (160) all won by fall during the run, with Alexavier Panganiban (8-5 at 113), Chihaya Cook (7-4 at 132) and Keanan Sexton (11-4 at 138) taking decisions.
Earlier, Creekside got a fall from Dominic Deverteuil (285) and a 9-5 win at 195 from Eli Pagan.
Oakleaf will go to Clay’s two-day Rotary tournament on Friday, while Creekside’s schedule has it off until the 3A-District 1 tournament on February 16, at Oakleaf.
St Augustine 45, Tocoi Creek 36: At Tocoi Creek, the Yellow Jackets (unknown season record) applied mini-runs of 18-0 and 15-0 to take the road dual win.
Wilson Nguyen (132), Christian Jackson (152), Brayden Lovingood (160) and Jaquan Whitty (285) each took falls for St Augustine, with Khaled Gardner (195) earning a 4-0 decision. The Yellow Jackets had forfeit wins at 113, 145 and 220.
Tocoi Creek (4-11) answered with five forfeit victories (106, 120, 126, 138 and 170), with Ethan Anderson (182) winning by fall for the Toros’ lone contested victory.
Both teams are in action this weekend, with Tocoi Creek going to Rotary at Clay, while St Augustine heads to Lake Gibson for the two-day Braves Invitational IBT.
Episcopal tri-meet: Yulee swept to a pair of victories, with wins over Florida Deaf & Blind (57-18) and the host Eagles (45-34).
Double winners for the Hornets (10-2) were Lewis Duhan (113, pin), Austin Adamson (138, 2 pins), Dylan Johns (145, 2 pins), Jesse Johnson (160, pin), Alex Smith (182, decision), Christopher Aud (195, 2 pins) and Austin Hoyle (285, pin).
Josh Harris (106), Declan Sewell (120) and Michael McNair (152) took falls against the Dragons, while Braylen Ricks (220) won by pin over Episcopal.
For the Eagles (9-12), Turner Glenn (106/113, 2 pins), Scott Busey (120, 2 pins), Cohen Chesser (126, pin), Christian Ryan (132, 2 pins), Chance Wolffe (152, pin & major) and Brennan Doherty (170) all won twice.
Baylor Maurer (138), William Jackson (145), Matt Salek (195) and Maddox Davidson (220) each took falls against FSDB.
The Dragons (0-6) got a pin from Leonardo Tellez (220) against Yulee, with forfeit wins at 106 against Episcopal and at 126 against the Hornets.
Yulee is at the 1A-District 3 meet on February 15, while Episcopal will be at Clay’s Rotary tournament starting Friday. FSDB is off until Tuesday’s quad dual meet at Mainland. Action photos from Wednesday night’s Yulee/Episcopal dual can be found on nflamatmen, the Matmen Instagram page.
Missing: We did not receive any part of the quad meet scheduled at Riverside for this date, nor did we receive the University (Orange City) dual scoresheet with Atlantic.
Box scores for the reported duals can be found HERE.
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