High school wrestling

Panthers improve to 10-6 with slew of dual-meet victories

Medomak Valley in mat action in recent days
By Staff | Jan 05, 2018
Photo by: Mark Haskell Medomak Valley's Amos Hinkley, left, and Skowhegan's Dakota Melvin battle at 195 pounds in a Jan. 3 high school wrestling meet in Waldoboro.

Waldoboro — With an early-season dual-meet record of 7-3 to wrap the 2017 calendar year, the Medomak Valley wrestling team hoped to keep its successful campaign going in a midweek tri-meet on its home mat on Wednesday night, Jan. 3.

However, the start of the new year was not, as it turns out, kind to the hosts as the Panthers fell to Erskine Academy of South China 45-32 and Skowhegan 45-33.

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Medomak Valley rebounded with a strong performance in a handful of dual-matches on Friday, Jan. 5, in a meet hosted by Cony of Augusta.

Thus, the Panthers finished the weekend with a regular- season dual-meet record of 10-6.

The individual Medomak Valley results, with Panthers listed first, from the Jan. 3 meetwere:

113 pounds — Marshall Sawyer pinned Jake Emond, EA. Gavin Readinger was pinned by Logan Carter, Skow.

120 pounds — Riley Micklich pinned Nate Farrar, EA; and won by forfeit over Skowhegan.

126 pounds — Colby Hyde was pinned by Gage Henderson, EA; and was pinned by Richard Oberg, Skow.

132 pounds — Emily Harris was pinned by Michael Sprague, EA; and was pinned by Zackery Burwood, Skow.

138 pounds — Damien Henry lost by decision to Joseph Morse, EA; and was pinned by Samson Sirois, Skow.

160 pounds — Eli Miller pinned James Hardy, EA; and won by forfeit over Skowhegan.

170 pounds — Tyler Cox was pinned by Harald Christiansen, EA; and won by forfeit over Skowhegan.

182 pounds — Elijah Lash won by decision over Justin Browne, EA; and lost by decision to Johnathon Nadeau, Skow.

195 pounds — Amos Hinkley won by forfeit over Erskine Academy; and beat Dakota Melvin, Skow.

220 pounds — Erik Benner won by technical fall over Isaak Peavey, EA; and pinned Brennan Boulette, Skow.

285 pounds — Jacob White was pinned by Jakob Peavey, EA; and won by forfeit over Skowhegan.

Jan 5. meet

In the Panthers' second meet is as many days, the team was in the state capital to face host Cony, Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston, Gardiner and Morse of Bath, in a five-team meet.

Medomak Valley finished eight points shy of going undefeated, but fell 42-34 to Cony, while it picked up victories over Gardiner 60-6, Oceanside 48-27 and Morse of Bath 45-24, to finish 3-1 in four matches.

The individual Medomak Valley results, with Panthers listed first, included:

106 pounds — Josh MacDougall (10-6 season record, with 2 pins) beat Gabe Farias, Gar, 8-3; and won by forfeit over Morse.

Marshall Sawyer (8-3, 2 pins) was pinned by Carter Fogarty, Ocean, at 1:59; and beat Ahmad Ahmad, Cony, 16-3.

113 pounds — Gavin Readinger (11-7, 3 pins) beat Evan Grady, Gar, 20-16; pinned Kameron Michaud, Cony, at 2:21; and won by forfeit over Oceanside and Morse.

120 pounds — Riley Micklich (11-3, 7 pins) lost to Noah Dumas, Cony, 6-4; pinned Micailah Albertson, Gar, at 0:45; and won by forfeit over Oceanside.

126 pounds — Colby Hyde (8-9, 6 pins) pinned Momo Halwah, Cony, at 0:54; and was pinned by Benny Brewer, Morse, at 0:11.

Micklich won by forfeit over Gardiner.

132 pounds — Hyde pinned James Dewalt, Ocean, at 0:49; and was pinned by James Rinderknecht, Gar, at 0:31.

138 pounds — Damien Henry (4-16, 1 pin) was pinned by Alex Fogarty, Ocean, at 0:54; was pinned by Jakob French, Cony, 0:31; was pinned by Gage Kindleman, Mor, at 1:08; and won by forfeit over Gardiner.

160 pounds — Elias Miller (19-3, 11 pins) pinned Dakota Andow, Cony, at 0:56; beat Isaiah Cogswell, Mor, 5-4; and won by forfeit over Oceanside and Gardiner.

170 pounds — Tyler Cox (9-8, 2 pins) lost to Michael Yates, Ocean, 6-4; pinned Kane Bowden, Cony, at 5:50; was pinned by Sam Strozier, Mor, at 0:37.

Elijah Lash pinned Tyler Robishaw, Gar, at 1:39.

182 pounds — Elijah Lash (16-7, 10 pins) lost to Aaron Lettre, Cony, 5-3; and won by forfeit over Oceanside and Morse.

Jake Gess (6-1, 4 pins) won by forfeit over Gardiner.

195 pounds — Amos Hinkley (16-8, 7 pins) was pinned by Nic Mills, Cony, at 0:37; pinned Ihsan Meyers, Mor, at 5:17; and won by forfeit over Oceanside and Gardiner.

220 pounds — Erik Benner (19-3, 13 pins) pinned Dawson Wells, Cony, at 1:09; pinned Jaycee Martin, Mor, at 1:30; and won by forfeit over Oceanside and Gardiner.

285 pounds — Jake White (13-10, 5 pins) was pinned by Mitchell MacFarland, Cony, at 2:36; pinned Hayden Thompson, Mor, at 3:13; and won by forfeit over Oceanside and Gardiner.

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Skowhegan, Erskine Academy at Medomak Valley wrestling
Medomak Valley hosts Skowhegan, Erskine Academy on Jan. 3 in high school wrestling in Waldoboro. (Video by: Mark Haskell and Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Erik Benner, right, and Skowhegan's Brennan Boulette. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Jacob White, left, and Erskine Academy's Jakob Peavey. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Jacob White, right, and Erskine Academy's Jakob Peavey. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Gavin Readinger, left, and Skowhegan's Logan Carter. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Riley Micklich. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Colby Hyde, left, and Skowhegan's Richard Oberg. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Colby Hyde, left, and Skowhegan's Richard Oberg. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valey's Elijah Lash, left, and Skowhegan's Johnathon Nadeau. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Amos Hinkley, left, and Skowhegan's Dakota Melvin. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Erik Benner, right, and Skowhegan's Brennan Boulette. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Emily Harris, left, against Skowhegan. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Marshall Sawyer, left, and Erskine Academy's Jake Emond. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Marshall Sawyer, top, and Erskine Academy's Jake Emond. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Riley Micklich, right, and Erskine Academy's Nate Farrar. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Riley Micklich, back, and Erskine Academy's Nate Farrar. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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