High school wrestling

Panthers experience team, individual success in recent meets

Leach, McCollett, Miller pin down first-place finishes Dec. 15
By Staff | Dec 17, 2012

The Medomak Valley wrestling team has experienced success on the mats in recent days, winning matches in a home meet Dec. 12 and returning home from a Dec. 15 tournament with three winners among its respective weight classes.

The Panthers participated in a tournament at Penobscot Valley High School in Howland, an event in which Rayanne Leach (106 pounds), Riley McCollett (132) and Cyril Miller (182) cemented first-place finishes.

Medomak Valley, 3-3-1 in dual-meets this year, also hosted a meet Dec. 12 in Waldoboro and picked up team victories over both Lincoln Academy of Newcastle and Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston, besting the Eagles 36-36 (won via tiebreaker with more team pins) and downed the Mariners 42-30.

Team results from the meet at PVHS Dec. 15 were unavailable.

The following is a recap of the recent MVHS meets:

Dec. 15 results

106 pounds — Leach, Med, pinned Percy Crawford, Penobscot Valley; and pinned Stephen Bowley, Piscataquis.

120 pounds — Deagan Poland, Med, pinned Cahrey Harris, PV; pinned Harry Larrabee, Ellsworth; and was pinned by Samuel Thomas, Pis.

132 pounds — McCollett, Med, pinned Scott Parr, Ells, and Michael Larson.

145 pounds — Andrew Cronk, Med, was pinned by Austin Smith, Ells; and was pinned by Zachary Gray-Kelly, Calais. Also, Morgan Black, Med, was pinned by Corey Webster, Lee Academy; and was pinned by Colin Toothaker, Ells.

170 pounds — Nick Anderson, Med, was pinned by Sam Launder, Ells; and was pinned by Steve Hadder, Lee. Also, Samantha Fowles, Med, was pinned by Launder, Ells; and was pinned by Toothaker, Ells.

182 pounds — Miller, Med, pinned Tarren Welcome, Pis; and pinned Lance Roberts, Cal.

220 pounds — Owen Gilbert, Med, was pinned by Patrick Kidder, Ells; pinned Chase Boutin, Pis, and pinned Terrance Thomas, Pis.

Dec. 12 results

106 pounds — Leach, Med, was pinned by Jonathan Robishaw, Ocean, at 1:57; and was pinned by Mark Zaccadelli, LA, at 1:49.

120 pounds — Poland, Med, was pinned by Dallas Ball, Ocean, at 0:30; and won by forfeit over Lincoln Academy.

132 pounds — McCollett, Med, pinned Morgan Achorn, LA, at 1:15; and won by forfeit over Oceanside.

138 pounds — Cronk, Med, was pinned by Miranda Achorn, LA, at 1:44; and won by forfeit over Oceanside.

145 pounds — Black won by forfeit over Oceanside and Lincoln Academy.

160 pounds — Cortland Fischer, Med, was pinned by Drew Bryant, LA, at 1:56; and lost by injury default to Logan Grover, Wiscasset (independent).

170 pounds — Fowles won by forfeit over Oceanside and Medomak Valley.

182 pounds — Miller pinned Nate Geoffrion, LA, at 1:42; pinned Howie Carter, Booth, at 1:45; and won by forfeit over Oceanside.

220 pounds — Dylan Look, Med, pinned Austin Flower, LA, at 0:26; was pinned by Anthony Maulolo, Booth (independent); and won by forfeit over Oceanside.

285 pounds — Travis Reed, Med, pinned Cody Dighton, LA, at 0:11; and pinned Alex Rackliffe, Ocean, at 0:11.

Click for photos from this meet.

Courier Publications sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at sports@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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