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Wednesday, December 4, 2002

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Farmington's matt Hayes, right, wraps up Sikeston's Andy Miller.
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's wrestling team went toe-to-toe with one of the top programs in the state on Tuesday, losing 57-12 to the Farmington Knights.

The Bulldogs won just three matches, falling to 1-1 in dual meets this season. The Knights are three-time defending state champs.

"Not to make excuses, but we had two or three guys tonight with the stomach flu," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss. "They put up some pretty good fights, but they just didn't have the energy and things didn't go their way. There were definitely two or three other matches in there that we could've won, but just didn't."

Sikeston had to forfeit the 103 class, giving Farmington's Joey Newland an easy victory. At 112, Jeremy Freeman was defeated by Farmington's Travis Kruase 16-1.

In the 119 class, Shawn Cooper was pinned by Farmington's Doug Seers in 1:26. At 125, Adam Miller defeated Farmington's Matt Hayes 10-9.

Cody Ryan followed up Miller's victory with a win in the 130 class. He was able to beat Farmington's Garrett Boatwright by a score of 10-8. Kyle Weeks lost to Farmington's Marcus Hoehn 16-4 at 135. In the 140 class, Tony Reynolds was pinned by Farmington's Seth Robison in 1:15.

At 145, Cody Weeks was beaten by Farmington's Will Cook by a score of 18-6.

In the 160 division, Josh Monroe was pinned by Farmington's Darin Johnson in 2:49. At 171, Scotty Keenan was pinned by Farmington's Matt Dickey in 3:43.

At 189, Malcolm Williams was pinned in 2:59 by Farmington's Jake Whitener. In the 215 class, Andy Croxford lost to Farmington's Nathan Spain by a score of 21-6.

In the heavyweight class, Joe Johnson pinned Farmington's Jacob Hise in 2:48.

"I thought we wrestled hard in some matches, but we didn't wrestle very smart tonight," said Hodgkiss. "We're still doing a lot of things that we shouldn't be doing. We've got to wrestle smarter."

Sikeston lost the junior varsity match 64-6. Ken Masegian was Sikeston's only jayvee winner in the 171 class. The Bulldogs will be back in action next Wednesday, traveling to Carbondale.