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#DailyRdp: 02/11 Duals

LAKE BUTLER — Palatka took advantage of an uncharacteristically short-handed Union Cty lineup Thursday night; between that and five Panther pins, the visitors took down the host Tigers, 48-18.

Delton Nealy (145), Vincent Washington (182), Mikade Harvey (106), Ishmael Foster (113) and Brandon Lewis (138) each won by fall for the Panthers (7-8), with forfeit victories at 160, 220 and 285.

Union Cty answered with pins at 152 and 170, with a forfeit win at 126.

Both teams will reconvene in Saturday’s T D Talbott Legion Duals tournament at Villages, a traditional final-weekend event.

North Bay Haven 57, Arnold 22: At North Bay Haven, the host Buccaneers closed the dual out with seven straight weight-class wins.

North Bay Haven (7-4) had just one contested win, on Bryant Siegal’s sudden-victory 8-6 win at 138, with forfeit victories at 160, 170, 195, 285, 113, 126, 132, 145 and 152.

Arnold (7-8) took falls from Henlee Haynes (182), Valorie Soloria (106) and Lucas Biddle (120), plus a 13-5 major from Tanner Lewis at 220.

The Buccaneers close out their dual season tonight with an away dual at Marianna, while Arnold will go to Wewahitchka’s Gator Brawl on Saturday.

Episcopal 58, Bolles 16: At Bolles, the Jacksonville-based rivals wrapped up their dual seasons, with the Eagles (24-7) sweeping from 106 through 170.

Noah Meyer (138) won by fall for Episcopal, while Joe Jackson (132) took a 13-2 major and both Scott Busey (12-8 at 120) and Nicholas Pressley (12-7 at 126) won by decision. The Eagles added seven wins by forfeit.

Bolles (5-17) picked up a pair of pins up top from Ethan Asbury (182) and Jack Pyburn (220), with Cooper Fordham (285) taking a 14-5 major.

Bolles will be at Clay on Wednesday for the 1A-District 4 IBT, while Episcopal is off until the 20th and Yulee’s 1A-District 3 IBT.

Bozeman 36, Wewahitchka 24: At Bozeman, the 1A-District 1 rivals wrapped up their dual seasons, with the Bucks’ fuller lineup carrying the day.

Bozeman (3-10) got pins from Aireous Rocha (285), Daniel Pierce (113), Nicholas Simental (126) and Mason Shuller (132), with forfeit wins at 160 and 220.

For the visiting Gators, Tyler Johnson (106), Justin Johnson (120), Conner Roberts (138) and Bailey Cox (145) each won by fall.

The teams will reconvene on Saturday, when the Bucks visit Wewa at Gator Brawl.

Deltona 39, Atlantic 36: At Atlantic, the Wolves (7-18) won just one contested match, but carried the day to the dual win over their conference rivals behind a fuller lineup.

Jeffrey Root (126) took Deltona’s lone contested win, with an 8-6 decision. The Wolves bagged forfeits at 106, 113, 120, 145, 152 and 220.

Atlantic had three falls in the dual, plus three forfeit victories of its own.

Both teams’ dual seasons are now complete and both will be back on the mats Wednesday. Atlantic will be at Menendez for the 1A-5 IBT, while Deltona travels to Matanzas for the 2A-District 4 IBT.

Belleview splits: At Citrus, the visiting Diamondbacks (10-4 in duals for the season) took down Crystal River, 66-9, but fell to the hosts, 39-33.

Double winners for Belleview were Mark Willis (120, pin over Crystal River, decision over Citrus), Morgan Cole (132, pin over Crystal River, decision over Citrus), Andrew Davis (138, pin over Crystal River, major over Citrus), Eric McLaughlin (170, pin over Citrus) and Andrew Dunn (285, 2 pins).

Additionally, Zackery Young (113), Gage Alberty (126) and Zach McLaughlin (152) had pins over Crystal River, while Nathan Halstead (195) added a fall against Citrus.

Belleview’s regular season is now complete; the Diamondbacks are now off until the 2A-District 4 IBT at Matanzas on February 17.

RESULTS: Box scores from all of Thursday night’s reported action can be found HERE.

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#DailyRdp: 02/10 Duals

LAKE CITY — They work out together in the summer, a lot of times, but there’s still enough grudge in the rivalry between Suwannee and Columbia to make things interesting when the Bulldogs and Tigers clash.

That was the case Wednesday night in the reprise — after a two-year hiatus — of the #BattleForThePaddle, created in the preseason prior to the 2017-18 year. Columbia won it that year, but Suwannee laid claim to it for the next 12 months after a 47-30 road dual win that wrapped up the dual season for both teams.

The Bulldogs (27-11) won five of the night’s seven contested matches, as both lineup shortfalls and strategic bumparounds led to a few forfeit victories.

Brody Boehm (132), Tyson Musgrove (138), Dustin Wood (182) and Blaine Howard (195) all won by pin for Suwannee, while Timothy Jolicoeur (126) took a 15-0 tech fall victory.

Columbia (15-7) answered with pins from Brett Millard (106) and Thomas Greene (152).

Both teams now turn their attention to the FHSAA post-season series, with Suwannee going to the 1A-District 2 tournament at Florida High on the 19th. Columbia will also go to Tallahassee, but to Lincoln on the 20th for the 2A-District 2 IBT.

Fernandina Beach 58, Nease 19: At Fernandina Beach, the Pirates rolled to victory behind 10 weight-class wins, including both bookends of the lineup.

Fernandina Beach (22-4) swept from 106-132 and again from 182-285, with pins from Caden Kubatzke (120), Jeremy Mahoney (126), Dietrich Woods (132), Enzo Gamba (152), Tyler Harris (182) and Jared Hutchinson (285), plus an 11-3 major from Kolby Kidd at 220 and forfeit wins at 106, 113 and 195.

Nease (10-13) wrapped up its dual season by controlling most of the middle of the lineup behind pins from Mateos Zajni (138) and Anthony Tanza (145), a 13-3 major from Peter Simon (170) and 6-2 win at 160 from Chad Severt.

The Pirates have one more regular-season competition to attend, going to Terry Parker’s six-way “rumble” event on Friday, while Nease is next up at the 3A-District 1 IBT at Oakleaf on the 20th.

Englewood 42, Wolfson 30: At Englewood, less than a week since the teams last met and Wolfson won by the same score as Englewood’s win Wednesday, the Rams took the win after spotting the Wolfpack a 24-0 lead.

The Rams (8-7) had three straight max-point wins at 138-152 and again from 182-285, with pins from Lynden North (138), DiSean Hires (145), Ke’Eric Merrell (152), Darryl Sam (182), Sam Howard (195) and Billie Maynard (285), with a forfeit win at 220.

Wolfson (7-4) collected falls from Samual Harris (113) and Max Lewallen (132), with forfeit wins at 120, 126 and 170.

Both teams wrapped their dual seasons Wednesday night; the Rams will be at Westside for the 2A-District 3 IBT on the 18th, while Wolfson goes to Clay on the 17th for the 1A-District 4 IBT.

First Coast sweep: At First Coast, the hosts swept past both Stanton (48-6) and Paxon (42-6) on their Senior Night.

Domorrien Wright (132, pin over Paxon), Payton London (138, pin over Paxon), Myles Nicco (145, pin over Paxon), Josiah Mossor (152, pin over Paxon), Isaiah Tucker (160, pin over Paxon), Cleon Johnson (195, pin over Paxon) and Jaquan Dennis (220, pin over Paxon) were double winners for the Buccaneers (5-6).

Paxon’s lone contested win came via fall from Michael Dramis (182), while Stanton’s was via forfeit.

First Coast will be at Terry Parker’s event on Friday, while Stanton and Paxon are done until district competitions. The Blue Devils go to Westside on the 18th, while Paxon is at Yulee’s 1A-District 3 meet on the 20th.

Still waiting on: We’re still looking for boxscores from the Leon/Godby dual scheduled for Wednesday night, as well as the Marion County conference tournament at Forest; that event was duals in format last year.

RESULTS: Box scores from all of Wednesday night’s reported action can be found HERE.

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#Uncivil: Clay Rallies For Tight Victory

FLEMING ISLAND — The #UncivilWar, 2021 edition, had, as the Saturday Night Live character Stefon might have put it, everything.

Seniors bringing it on both sides of the mat. Unexpected twists. Several remonstrations with the referee by both coaches. A near-brawl. A heavyweight match that went into the ultimate tiebreaker. A wrestler who thought he was beaten, only to be told he wasn’t, and then won with a takedown in overtime. An unexpected hero.

And, it had something not seen in #UncivilWars since 2015 — in a year where the annual rivalry of northeast Florida titans was contested twice.

A Clay dual win.

After trailing for six weights against the five-time defending #Uncivil winners and hosts, the Blue Devils (18-3) broke back at, seemingly, the last possible moment to erase a double-digit lead with four weights left and 7-point lead with two to go, and take a 32-30 victory over Fleming Island (22-2) Wednesday night.

“This was awesome. This was what the sport’s about,” Clay coach Jim Reape said, after gathering himself — and his team which, predictably, celebrated joyously on its side of the mat post-dual. “Last year, they just crushed us.

“It’s a great win over a great program, nothing but good things to say about them. They compete hard. For seven or eight years there it had come down to the last match like this, and it’s great to be competitive again with them, because (the rivalry) hasn’t been like that lately.”

Momentum was precarious early, and tactical, as both teams felt the other out. After four weights, it was 9-9, with Clay’s Josh Kumpf (145) taking a 12-6 decision and Cale Hoskinson (160) winning by fall just before the end of the first period; in turn, Fleming’s David Parkes (10-2 major at 152) and Jhoel Robinson (19-4 tech in 5:52 at 170) scored the Golden Eagles’ points.

The teams then traded max-points wins at 182 and 195, with Hunter Williams (195) winning by fall after Clay’s Ethan Larsen had won by forfeit immediately prior.

Emotions then ran very high after the 220 match, where the Golden Eagles’ Grant Travis took a 4-2 decision; the tensions and near-scrum that broke out on the floor resulted in one team point taken from Clay. but the Blue Devils settled back in behind heavy Ethan Daniels, who found an escape in the ultimate tiebreaker for a 3-2 win, making it 18-17, Fleming.

But the Golden Eagles seized momentum in, if not necessarily full control of, the dual behind a quick fall from Joseph Forte (106) and a gutty sudden-victory takedown from Hunter Herrington (113) in a match where Herrington had thought he’d lost in regulation, only to be told he’d forced an escape in the last possible moment, and an extra minute to compete. Those two wins put Fleming up, 27-17, with four weights to go.

Clay cut the lead to four on Dalton Huckelberry’s first-period fall at 120, but Fleming Island pushed it back out to seven, 30-23, on Riley Holton’s 9-2 win at 126.

And things were not looking good for the Blue Devils at all through the first two periods at 132.

But senior Thomas Viens, who’d only seen his team lose to Fleming Island in prior seasons with the team, had different plans for that bad look. In a crucial stretch of the third period, in hitting a cradle that was a go-to move he’d gone away from — and upon hitting it, his team knew good things would result a few seconds before the crowd did — Viens overcame a substantial deficit with a third-period fall in 5:01 to join recent Clay alums like Dylan Martin and Jonathan Whiting as heroes on the Blue Devil side of the greater Jacksonville area’s best rivalry.

Clay’s Thomas Viens locks his cradle to give his team a chance to win the #UncivilWar2021 Wednesday night at Fleming Island. The Blue Devils would take a 32-30 dual victory (Photo by Shannon Heaton; more action photos of all contested weights can be found on the Matmen Instagram page, nflamatmen).

“I feel like we’ve been more intense this year,” Viens said. “We all fought for this, not just me. Not just one guy. The whole team, the coaches…everyone.”

But the dual was not decided yet.

That came down to 138, one of the most evenly-matched prospects of the evening between two kids likely to qualify out for states later on this month.

And it would be Clay’s Luke Boree who would stay patient and turn an inside single shot into a key double with around half a minute left, then successfully ride to a 3-1 decision and the dual victory for Clay.

“This was their Super Bowl,” PJ Cobbert said. “This isn’t who we’re trying to beat. But we will have that score put up on the wall all summer and we will be better next year.

“We told the kids that this is on you. What we wanted to do was to come out like (Fleming had) last year. I coach hard all the time and if we’d won this dual by one point, the guys would probably want to go practice tonight. But congratulations to Clay, they wrestled their butts off.”

Both teams are now off until their respective district tournaments. Clay will host the 1A-District 4 IBT on February 17, while Fleming Island will travel to county rival Oakleaf for the 3A-District 1 IBT on the 20th.

A box score from #UncivilWar2021 can be found HERE.

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#DailyRdp: 02/09 Duals

In his final home meet, Episcopal’s Joe Jackson secures a fall Tuesday night as the Eagles turned back Mandarin, 48-26, in dual action (Photo by Shannon Heaton; more action photos can be found at the Matmen Instagram page, nflamatmen).

JACKSONVILLE — Five pins, coming mostly from the lower end of the lineup, were enough to propel Episcopal to a 48-26 victory over Mandarin Tuesday night at Episcopal.

The Eagles (23-7) overcame early Mustang leads of 7-0 and 13-6 thanks to falls from Cohen Chesser (106), Turner Glenn (113), Baylor Maurer (126), a dual-clinching pin from Joe Jackson (132) and John Fernandez (152).

Mandarin (3-2) built its early leads behind a fall from Andres Rodriguez (285), a 14-6 major from Tony Carter (195) and a 6-5 win from Jaelen Simmons (182).

The Mustangs hung in the dual behind Ashton White’s pin at 145 and 6-minute wins from Jameel Smith (18-6 major at 138) and DaMon Teague (19-14 decision at 120), but Episcopal had in pocket a pair of forfeits at the end of the night (plus an earlier one at 220) that helped provide added cushion in the dual victory.

Episcopal has one more dual to complete Thursday night at Bolles, while Mandarin is currently off until the 3A-District 1 IBT at Oakleaf on the 20th.

Still waiting on: We’re waiting on reports from the rescheduled tri-meet that Paxon, Wolfson and Atlantic Coast have per Trackwrestling.

RESULTS: Box scores from Tuesday’s reported competition can be found HERE.

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#DailyRdp: 02/04 Duals

West Nassau’s Jackson Rowell (220) locks a cradle for a fall on the Warriors’ Senior Night honoring him. The match was part of Thursday night’s County dual, which Fernandina Beach won (Photo by Shannon Heaton; see more action photos on the Matmen Instagram page, nflamatmen).

CALLAHAN — The dual to decide the 2020-21 Nassau County champion Thursday night at West Nassau had something for both competing teams.

Fernandina Beach walked away with the title, its first since the Matmen website began (to best of our faint recollection), after a 54-30 win over the Warriors.

But West Nassau (7-16) got something too, in that the Warriors won five of the night’s six contested matches. And, the fans got a treat as well, as littles from both towns’ youth programs got a chance to suit up and scrap as well after the varsity had their say.

The Pirates (18-4) brought a full lineup to the party, taking eight victories by forfeit. Lucas Crawford (160) had Fernandina Beach’s lone contested win, by fall.

Winning by pin for West Nassau were Jackson Holcomb (106), Blayden Tharpe (113), Gibreen Ahmad (138), Nolan McKelvy (145) and Jackson Rowell (220).

Fernandina Beach goes back on the mats tonight at Englewood as part of the Rams’ quad meet, while West Nassau is off until the 1A-District 3 IBT event at Yulee on the 20th.

Mainland splits: At Evans HS in Orlando, the visiting Buccaneers routed the hosts, 42-10, but fell to Apopka, 56-9, in a tri-meet that wrapped up Mainland’s dual season.

Double winners for the Buccaneers were Isaias Davila (138, decision over Apopka) and Devin Dorton (170, decision over Evans, pin over Apopka).

Kaden Golder (126) and Tyler Eddy (220) added falls for Mainland (6-10) in the win over Evans, while Skyler Schroeder (160) took an 11-6 win in that same dual.

Mainland will host the Bi-County tournament — which replaces the 5 Star Conference event typically held in this space, plus picks up a couple of surrounding southern area teams — on Saturday.

Still waiting on: We are waiting on scoresheets from the South Lake/Belleview, Atlantic/University (Orange City) and Union Cty/Villages duals that we still show as being on the schedule Thursday night. We will update the roundup as needed based on timely submissions.

Results: Box scores for all reported duals can be found HERE.

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#DailyRdp: 02/03 Duals

Episcopal’s Scott Busey works for a fall during wrestling at Robert E Lee’s quad meet Wednesday night. The Eagles took dual wins against all three of their opponents (Photo by Shannon Heaton; more action photos from the Lee quad can be found on the Matmen Instagram page, nflamatmen).

ORANGE PARK — Knight vs Knight has become quite a decent rivalry, particularly over the last couple of seasons.

Wednesday night at Oakleaf, it was the host Clay Knights that got the final word on the rivalry for 2020-21, taking down Creekside by a 43-33 count.

Creekside (22-8) got out to a 12-0 start behind pins from Andrew Feeks (106) and Conner Wright (113), but Oakleaf (24-10) would bounce back behind five straight wins, taking a 25-12 lead behind pins from Kevin Gilley (120) and Jason Stewart (145), a 16-4 major from Logan Gilbert (132), a 6-4 win at 138 from Trevor Owens and a forfeit win at 126.

Creekside would get the lead down to four, 31-27, behind pins from Hunter Brown (170) and Bryan Fortay (182) and a 7-2 win at 152 from Diego Rivera, but Oakleaf clinched with Ben Gaddis’ fall at 220, plus a forfeit win at 195 and earlier fall from James McClintic (160). The St Johns Knights would close out the dual with Vincent Approbato’s pin at 285.

Oakleaf is hitting the mats once again on Friday, traveling to county rival Clay’s two-day Rotary IBT, while Creekside is off until February 10, when the Knights host Fletcher.

New Smyrna Beach 75, Jones 0: At New Smyrna Beach, the hosts (17-2) ran the table, with six pins, six forfeit victories and a 3-1 decision from Avante Chamble (152).

Jace Engberg (132), Michael Shannon (145), Thomas Connell (182), Doug Dittmer (195), Tristen Winfrey (120) and Jamey Bruner (126) all won by fall for New Smyrna Beach, which got forfeit wins at 138, 160, 170, 220, 285 and 113.

The Barracudas will be part of the inaugural Bi-County tournament, with Mainland hosting, on Saturday.

Robert E Lee quad: Episcopal ran through three opponents, taking down Orange Park (54-25), Stanton (75-0) and the host Generals (66-17).

Triple winners for the Eagles (22-7) were Turner Glenn (113, decision & pin), Scott Busey (120, 2 pins), Christian Ryan (126, 2 pins), Noah Meyer (138/145, pin & win by injury default), John Fernandez (160, pin), Christian McGarity (182, 2 pins) and Lawson Perry (195, win by disqualification).

Host Lee (6-5) was 2-1, with wins over Orange Park (42-36) and Stanton (36-12) on the Generals’ Senior Night. Ahmahd Denmark (160, pin & tech), Jeremy Porter (195/220, 3 pins) and Craig Harper (220/285, pin) were each 3-0 for the hosts.

Orange Park (12-12) and Stanton (1-11) did not contest a third dual against one another; the Blue Devils were joined by one Ribault wrestler for exhibition-match purposes. Ryder Pimienta (106/113, major & pin) and Trevion Sermons (152, decision) were double winners for the Raiders.

Orange Park will go back to Duval on Friday for Englewood’s quad, while Robert E Lee will be at Clay Rotary on Friday. Episcopal will host Mandarin on Tuesday, while Stanton will be at First Coast’s tri-meet on February 10.

Fletcher 54, Bolles 18: At Bolles, the Senators (13-4) followed up their Gateway Conference win last weekend with four pins and five wins by forfeit.

Fletcher got pins from Cole O’Brien (120), Ryden Ashmore (126), Kaden Solomon (138) and Toby Matson (285), with forfeit wins at 106, 145, 152, 160 and 170.

Bolles (5-16) answered with four contested wins, with pins from Jacob Witt (113) and Jack Pyburn (220). Denny Vohs (3-2 at 132) and Ethan Asbury (8-2 at 182, on the Bulldogs’ Senior Night) both took decisions.

Both Fletcher and Bolles will be at Clay Rotary on Friday.

Still waiting on: We are looking for scoresheets from the DeLand tri-meet, at which Atlantic competed, as well as Belleview’s home dual against Citrus.

Results: Box scores for all reported duals can be found HERE.

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#DailyRdp: 02/02 Duals

Nease’s Anthony Tanza looks for a turn against Bartram Trail’s Zachary Gelo (foreground) during Tuesday night’s dual at Nease. Tanza would win by decision and the Panthers would win the dual in criteria, 40-39 (Photo by Shannon Heaton; see more action photos from Tuesday night’s dual at the Matmen Instagram page, nflamatmen).

PONTE VEDRA BEACH — There’s a little less than six weeks left of wrestling season left to go.

But although Tuesday was a bright, shiny day in northeast Florida leastways, the Nease wrestlers didn’t see any shadows at home, rallying from a 24-6 deficit to force criteria against a short-handed Bartram Trail team, ultimately winning by a 40-39 count thanks to having more forfeit victories in hand.

The Bears (21-10) got out to that start behind back-to-back-to-back-to-back max-point wins from 285 through 120, including pins from Ryan Piersza (285), Travis Tagarelli (113) and Mayhem Woolsey (120).

But Nease (10-12) would fight back, closing the gap to six on two forfeit wins. Bartram would get the lead back out to double digits behind a 16-11 win at 138 for Preston Pena and fall from Grady Hutchinson (145), and the St Johns Panthers would answer with three wins between 152 and 170, with pins from Chad Severt (160) and Peter Simon (170), as well as a 7-1 win from Anthony Tanza (152).

Aydan Nguyen would take a fall at 182 for Bartram Trail, forcing Nease to pin to force criteria. That, Kobe Ross would secure in the second period at 195.

Nease is off until Thursday, when the Panthers travel to Mandarin for an away dual. Bartram Trail is now off until the 3A-District 1 IBT at Oakleaf on the 20th.

A boxscore from this dual can be found HERE.

Still waiting on: A report from the scheduled tri-meet at Crestview, at which Milton & Tate were scheduled to attend.

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#DailyRdp: 01/28 Duals

DAYTONA BEACH — In its final home dual meet of the 2020-21 season, Mainland exited on a high note, romping past a road-weary Atlantic squad, 66-9, in the coverage area’s lone dual meet of the evening Thursday night.

The Buccaneers (5-9) rolled out to a 48-0 lead before Atlantic would get on the scoreboard, with seven pins on the night from Kaden Golder (120), Brian Harris (126), Heath Hilado (132), Isaias Davila (138), Devin Dorton (170), Brady Howe (195) and Tyler Eddy (220).

Mainland also took forfeit wins at 145, 152, 160 and 106. Atlantic (record unknown due to missing results), which had dual meets at three different opponents on back-to-back-to-back nights, had a win by fall at 182 and a decision at 285.

The Sharks go back on the road Saturday, to Orlando for Timber Creek’s one-day Wolfpack Invitational. Mainland is off until February 4, when the Buccaneers complete their duals season with a trip to Orlando themselves, for Evans’ tri-meet that night.

A box score for tonight’s dual can be found HERE.

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#DailyRdp: 01/27 Duals

Fernandina Beach’s Dietrich Woods (background) and Bishop Kenny’s Jack Raynor scramble for control during 132-lb action Wednesday night between the Pirates and Crusaders (Photo by Shannon Heaton; more action photos can be viewed on the Matmen Instagram account, nflamatmen).

ST JOHNS — As the season moves into its homestretch, with less than three weeks of regular competition left, bragging rights are still needing to be established.

After a couple of hiccups early in January, Creekside has gotten back close to its season-beginning form. Coming off Saturday’s tournament win at Wolfson, the Knights turned back Bartram Trail, 40-34, to continue their top spot in St Johns County Wednesday night.

The Knights (19-3) got out to a 15-0 start behind pins from Conner Wright (113) and Hunter England (120), along with an 8-1 win at 126 from David Ferreira.

Bartram Trail (16-5) would cut the lead to five, 15-10, behind two bonus-point wins at 132 and 138 (pin from Trevor Tagarelli at 32, 15-5 major from Preston Pena at 138). Creekside re-extended the lead to 12 on a 16-8 major from Diego Rivera (152) and 8-4 win from Ryan Redfern (145).

The teams then traded pins from 160 through 195, with John McNames (160) and Sharif Denson (182) winning by fall for the Bears and Hunter Brown (170) and Robbie Balke (195, in a dual-clinching pin) for the Knights.

The teams then traded forfeits at 220 and 285, with Bartram’s Ethan Vugman (106) closing out the dual with a fall.

Deltona 37, Atlantic 36: At Deltona, the Wolves (4-12) won on their Senior Night, taking the win on Criterion D per Track (most wins to include forfeits).

Deltona took contested victories via fall from Kevin Kerns (120), Ethan Chiu (220) and Chris Nash (285), with forfeit wins at 106, 113 and 152.

Atlantic (season record unknown due to missing results) had pins at 126, 132, 138 and 170, with forfeit wins at 182 and 195. Check the box score for more.

The Sharks, who wrestled on Tuesday night as well (no results from that dual against Lake Howell), compete again Thursday night at Mainland. Deltona returns to competition on Friday at the Flagler Rotary.

Matanzas 46, University (Orange City) 24: At Orange City, the Pirates (9-2) had back-to-back-to-back bonus-point wins from 152-170 and two pins up top.

Braden Hawley (113), Jordan Mills (160), Quincy Cuthbert (170), AJ Pieroni (220) and Robert Elder (285) all won by fall for Matanzas, which also got a 9-1 major from Tyson Mills (152) and forfeit wins at 126 and 132.

The host Titans (4-4) had a pin from Malique Hargett (120) and decisions from Grady Bryant (7-3 at 106) and Luke Harrod (10-9 at 145), plus forfeit wins at 182 and 195.

In girls’ action contested before the boys, the Lady Titans won two of three contested matches, with Katie Roche (106) winning by fall and Alexandra Roche (132) taking a 7-4 win. Riley White (113) had a 4-0 decision for the Lady Pirates.

Matanzas is at Flagler for Rotary on Friday, while University (Orange City) is off until February 4, when the Titans host 5 Star Conference rival Atlantic.

Fernandina Beach 50, Bishop Kenny 25: At Bishop Kenny, the Pirates (17-4) clinched the dual behind back-to-back-to-back max-point wins from 120 through 132, building a 39-12 lead with four matches to go.

Nik Saldana (106), Caden Kubatzke (120), Dietrich Woods (132, with the dual-clincher) and Lucas Crawford (160) each had pins for Fernandina Beach, with Enzo Gamba (152) taking a third-period tech fall and Tyler Harris (182) winning with a 10-4 decision. The Pirates had forfeit victories at 195, 220 and 126 as well.

Bishop Kenny (15-13) collected pins from Kevin Thallemer (285), Aden Seepersad (138) and Christopher Hampton (145), with Ryan Mayer pitching a 10-0 shutout for a major at 113 and Michael Bagan taking a 10-6 win at 170.

Both teams are off until February, with Fernandina going to Englewood’s tri-meet on the 5th and Bishop Kenny scheduled for the Clay Rotary on the 5th and 6th.

Clay 74, Middleburg 6: At Clay, the hosts (10-2) gave up only a forfeit victory, winning all eight contested matches in an early birthday present for coach Jim Reape.

Dalton Huckelberry (120), Thomas Viens (132), Luke Boree (138), Dominic Martin (152), Ethan Larsen (170) and Hunter Huckelberry (182) each won by pin, with Josh Kumpf (11-2 at 145) and Cale Hoskinson (11-1 at 160) taking majors. The Blue Devils had forfeit wins at 220, 285, 113, 126 and 195.

Middleburg (5-7) had its lone victory at 106.

Clay will be at Flagler Rotary on Friday, while Middleburg travels to Wakulla for its MyHOUSE Big Bend Invitational duals tournament on Saturday.

Fleming Island 50, Yulee 27: At Yulee, the visiting Golden Eagles (15-1) roared out to a 30-0 lead and made it stand up.

Fleming Island took pins in the first four weights, as Raul Gonzalez (220), Ethan Hoffstetter (285), Joseph Forte (106) and Hunter Herrington (113) got the Golden Eagles out to a strong start.

The teams traded points between 120 and 152, with one forfeit and one pin each (Tristan Martinez for the Hornets at 126, Xavier Logan for the Golden Eagles at 132), then took one decision each, with Isaiah Shook (145) with a 5-4 win for Yulee (8-5) and David Parkes (152) with a 10-7 decision for Fleming.

The closest that Yulee would get would be 18, 39-21, and that came after Collin Sewell’s fall at 160 for the Hornets, but Fleming Island clinched the victory with Jhoel Robinson’s second-period, 21-4 tech fall at 170. After a forfeit win to Yulee at 182, the Golden Eagles had one more pin from Hunter Williams (195) to close out the dual.

Yulee also won by forfeit at 138, while Fleming had a forfeit victory at 120. The Golden Eagles now will go to Flagler Palm Coast for the Flagler Rotary on Friday and Saturday, while Yulee will travel to Crawfordville for Wakulla’s MyHOUSE Big Bend Invitational on Saturday.

RESULTS: Box scores for all of the reported duals can be found HERE.

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#DailyRdp: 01/21 Duals

Creekside’s Cathan Simpson (background) puts his Nease opponent in harm’s way during Thursday night’s dual between the Knights and Panthers at Nease (Photo by Shannon Heaton; more action photos from the dual can be found at the Matmen Instagram page, nflamatmen).

JACKSONVILLE — Fernandina Beach took down a pair of Jacksonville-based schools in a tri-meet at Raines HS Thursday.

The Pirates (16-4 in duals for the season) had one-sided victories over Episcopal (60-21) and Raines (66-16). In the final dual of the night, the Eagles (19-7) pushed past the Vikings (5-5), 42-36.

Double winners for the Pirates were Nik Saldana (106, injury-default over Episcopal/pin over Raines), Caden Kubatzke (120, pin over Episcopal), Jeremy Mahoney (126, pin over Episcopal), Brooks Rohe (152, pin over Raines), Lucas Crawford (160, pin over Episcopal), Kolby Kidd (220, 2 pins) and Jared Hutchinson (285, pin over Raines).

For Episcopal, Joe Jackson (132, pin over Fernandina Beach), Noah Meyer (138, pin over Fernandina Beach) and Chance Wolffe (145, pin over Fernandina Beach) each won twice.

The Vikings had De’Quon King (113/120, major over Fernandina Beach/pin over Episcopal), Raynarde Thomas (170, 2 pins) and Jamari Watson (195, pin over Fernandina Beach) at 2-0 for the night.

Raines went right back into tri-meet mode on Friday night (results and recap to follow). Fernandina Beach is off until February 5 when it is scheduled for Englewood’s tri-meet, while Episcopal’s next event is the 11th with an away dual at Bolles.

Creekside 65, Nease 15: At Ponte Vedra Beach, the visiting St Johns Knights (18-3) rolled up 11 weight-class wins.

Creekside got out to a 24-0 start before Nease won three of four between 138 and 160. The Knights then won six weights in a row to close the dual.

Conner Wright (113), Hunter England (120), David Ferreira (126), Cathan Simpson (132), Ryan Redfern (145), Robbie Balke (220) and Vincent Approbato (285) all won by fall for Creekside, with Hunter Brown (170) taking a 17-1 tech fall in the third period. The Knights got forfeit wins at 182, 195 and 106.

Nease (9-12) controlled most of the middle weights, with pins from Mateos Zajni (138) and Chad Severt (160), as Anthony Tanza gutted out a 2-1 win at 152.

Creekside was at Wolfson’s Wolfpack Challenge on Saturday (written in separate story), while Nease is off until the Diamondback Duals at Belleview on January 30.

Still waiting on: We have no report from the Rocky Bayou/Crestview dual at this writing. It’s not considered late until 6 p.m. tonight.

Results: Box scores for these duals can be found HERE.

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