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Sikeston grapplers place 8th

Monday, January 10, 2005

PARK HILLS -- Sikeston's wrestling team finished eighth overall with a 2-3 record in the 12-team Rebel Duals at Park Hills Central on Saturday.

Based on dual-format scoring, Sikeston defeated Hancock 48-30, then won its match with Park Hills 43-42 on a criteria tiebreaker after finishing in a 42-all tie.

Sikeston's losses were to Herculaneum (48-30), Hillsboro (64-18) and Poplar Bluff (35-30).

"We didn't do too bad considering we were missing four spots and giving up 24 points at the start," said Sikeston coach Ivan Robison.

Dexter posted the highest finish for area schools with a sixth place; Poplar Bluff was seventh and New Madrid County Central 12th.

De Soto captured the meet championship.

Sikeston's Joe Johnson, the state's second-ranked Class 3 heavyweight, went 5-0, all by pin fall. In a battle of ranked wrestlers, Johnson was victorious over previously-undefeated Paul Hartline of Herculaneum, the second-ranked Class 2 heavyweight.

In another top individual performance, Dee Bizzell, the Bulldogs' 103 pounder, won four of five matches, three by pin fall.

Sikeston hosts New Madrid County Central today.

103 -- Dee Bizzell pin fall Bryant Creely, 0:46. 119 -- Craig Burton pin fall Steve Thomas, 0:50. 130 -- Seth Baker won by forfeit.

215 -- Chris Northern pin fall Cody Zempler, 1:55. 275 -- Joe Johnson pin fall Paul Hartline, 2:55.

103 -- Bizzell pin fall Matt Wright, 3:23.

130 -- Baker won by forfeit.

135 -- Logan Berry won by forfeit.

140 -- Ashton Cantrell won by forfeit.

145 -- Gavilan Bland won by forfeit.

152 -- Zack Friend won by forfeit.

215 -- Northern pin fall Andrew Steward, 2:35.

275 -- Johnson pin fall Jon Tolcon, 1:38.

103 -- Bizzell pin fall Kayne Nations, 3:15.

130 -- Baker won by forfeit.

135 -- Berry won by forfeit.

140 -- Cantrell won by forfeit.

145 -- Bland pin fall Brandon Acon, 3:36.

215 -- Northern pin fall Jeff Bolin, 3:15. 275 -- Johnson pin fall Lonnie Horton, 3:07.

119 -- Craig Burton won by forfeit.

145 -- Bland pin fall Jon Williams, 3:43. 275 -- Johnson pin fall Matt Ailey, 2:48.

103 -- Bizzell won by forfeit.

119 -- Burton won by forfeit. 125 -- Anderson won by forfeit.

135 -- Berry pin fall Zack Ferris, 1:44 275 -- Johnson pin fall Adam Barner, 1:05.