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Sikeston sweep

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

NMCC's Bryce Smith (left) and Sikeston's Garrick Madison fight for position in the 106-pound division on Tuesday night at the Sikeston Field House.
(Photo by Brent Shipman, Staff)
Bulldogs defeat NMCC, Dexter


SIKESTON -- Honoring their seniors between meets on Tuesday, the Sikeston wrestling team picked up a pair of wins against New Madrid County Central and Dexter to wrap up the regular season.

"We finished 4-0 at home and I think that's critical," Bulldogs' coach Seth Harrell said. "When you have home matches and your home crowd you need to be able to win those. We were able to do that this season."

Taking to the mat against NMCC after Dexter opened things up with a 30-27 win over the Eagles, Sikeston ran away to a 65-9 final.

NMCC took an early 6-0 lead when Bryce Smith pinned Garrick Madison in the 106-pound division only to see Sikeston score 35-straight points.

Taking advantage of three forfeits for 18 of those points, the Bulldogs also got a pair of pins from Kaelen Howard and Kenton Robinson while Blake Angle took a 19-3 decision over Carl Pate in the first round at 120 pounds.

Robert Evans provided the Eagles with their final three points if the meet with a 15-10 decision over Taylor McIlwain at 152 pounds before Sikeston took the next 30 points, including 18 by forfeit.

Ben Walker capped the win with a first round pin over Brandon Western in the 285-pound division.

"We hit some good moves against Sikeston's good wrestlers and just didn't finish," NMCC coach Arlen Pixley said. "That's all lack of experience, but our kids have really improved from day one until now.

"We've worked our kids extremely hard and I'm proud of the way they come to work every day. We didn't get a lot of rewards for our effort tonight, but I saw a lot of improvement in areas."

After a short break, Sikeston closed out their regular season with a 63-18 win over Dexter.

After a Bearcat forfeit at 106 pounds, the Bulldogs got back-to-back pins by Howard and Angle in the 113 and 120-pound divisions respectively.

With Sikeston taking the first 42 points of the match, the Bearcats got on the board when Dylan Bazarian pinned McIlwain with 39 seconds left in the first round at 152 pounds.

Following a Sikeston forfeit to Cody Stevens and a Brad Wick win over Nick Nichols due to an illegal slam, Austin Henson came back to defeat Logan Quertermous 4-3 at 195 pounds in the final match of the night.

The two wins leave Sikeston with a 9-5 record to finish the year.

"That (record includes) losing a close on by one point that could have gone either way against Ste. Genevieve," Harrell said. "That would have put us at 10-4 and really with the schedule we have I think that's a pretty good record."

Before the final meet of the night, Sikeston paid respects to its six departing seniors and their parents at mid-mat. Those honored included Blake Angle, Terrance Dorsey, Kenton Robinson, Austin Henson, Clay Driskill and Ben Walker.

Opening up the three-team meet, Dexter edged out NMCC 30-27.

The Eagles had opened the meet with a taking a 15-12 edge, before a pin by Bazarian over Robert Evans and two straight NMCC forfeits allowed the Bearcats end things on a 18-12 run.

Dexter 30, NMCC 27

106 - Bryce Smith (N) forfeit

113 - Garrett Manley (N) dec. Steven Parks (D)15-8

120 - Wes Ashley (D) pin Carl Pate (N)

138 - Logan Cagle (N) forfeit

152 - Dylan Bazarian (D) pin Robert Evans (N)

160 - Brandon Quertermous (D) forfeit

170 - Cody Stevens (D) forfeit

182 - Austin Cummins (N) pin Brad Wick (D)

195 - Logan Quertermous (D) forfeit

285 - Brandon Western (N) forfeit

Sikeston 65, NMCC 9

106 - Bryce Smith (N) pin Garrick Madison (S)

113 - Kaelen Howard (S) pin Robert Madigan (N)

120 - Blake Angle (S) dec. Carl Pate (N) 19-3

126 - Cody Middleton (S) forfeit

132 - Jacob Stinnett (S) forfeit

138 - Kenton Robinson (S) pin Logan Cagle (N)

145 - Antwuan Dorsey (N) forfeit

152 - Robert Evans (N) dec. Taylor McIlwain (S) 15-10

160 - Clay Porter (S) forfeit

182 - Nich Nichols (S) pin Austin Cummins

195 - Austin Henson (S) forfeit

285 - Ben Walker (S) pin Brandon Western (N)

Sikeston 63, Dexter 18

106 - Garrick Madison (S) forfeit

113 - Kaelen Howard (S) pin Steven Parks (D)

120 - Blake Angle (S) pin Wes Ashley (D)

126 - Cody Middleton (S) forfeit

132 - Jacob Stinnett (S) forfeit

138 - Kenton Robinson (S) forfeit

145 - Antwuan Dorsey (S) forfeit

152 - Dylan Bazarian (D) pin Taylor McIlwain (S)

160 - Clay Porter (S) pin Brandon Quertermous (D)

170 - Cody Stevens (D) forfeit

182 - Brad Wick (D) penalty Nick Nichols (S)

195 - Austin Henson (S) dec. Logan Quertermous (D) 4-3

220 - Clay Driskill (S) forfeit

285 - Ben Walker (S) forfeit