High school wrestling

Panthers suffer rare losses in tri-meet to open calendar year

Medomak Valley fall short against Class A opponents Cony, Mount Ararat
By Staff | Jan 03, 2019

Topsham — The Medomak Valley wrestling team opened 2019 in the southern part of the state, as the Panther looked to keep their early-season mat momentum going, but fell in dual-matches for rare defeats on the campaign.

The Panthers lost to Cony of Augusta 48-27 and host Mount Ararat of Topsham 45-36, Class A foes, which dropped Medomak Valley's dual-match high school mat record to 10-3.

The individual results, with Panthers wrestlers listed first, were:

106 pounds — Reese Hesseltine (10-9 season record, with 3 pins) was pinned by Noah Dumas, Cony, at 0:38; and won by forfeit over Mount Ararat.

113 pounds — Gavin Readinger (16-5, 4 pins) was pinned by Ahmad Ahmad, Cony, at 4:40; and was pinned by Brycen Kowalsky, MtA, at 2:17.

120 pounds — Josh MacDougall (12-3, 5 pins) pinned Momo Alibrahim, Cony, at 4:53; and won by forfeit over Mount Ararat.

126 pounds — Alex Clevette (0-2) was pinned by Isaiah Dodge, Cony, at 1:05; and was pinned by Sam Foye, MtA, at 4:41.

132 pounds — Brady Carter (11-4, 5 pins) pinned Mohammad Ahmad, Cony, at 3:08; and was pinned by Spencer LeClair, MtA, at 0:55.

138 pounds — Colby Hyde (6-9, 2 pins) was pinned Khaled Alsaleh, Cony, at 0:44; and was pinned by Caden Kowalsky, MtA, at 0:33.

145 pounds — Zeke Hesseltine (3-13, 2 pins) was pinned by Maximus Openshaw, Cony, at 2:42; and was pinned by Brett Raio, MtA, at 1:08.

152 pounds — Elizabeth Bowman (0-3) was pinned by Jakob Arbour, Cony, at 0:08; and was pinned by Ben Laurence, MtA, at 0:39.

160 pounds — Eli Miller (14-0, 13 pins) pinned Dakota Andow, Cony, at 0:50; and pinned Cody Holman, MtA, at 3:26.

170 pounds — Amos Hinkley (17-3, 8 pins) beat Casey Mills, Cony, 4-1; and lost to Cody Holman, MtA, 5-4 (overtime, second 30-second tiebreaker).

182 pounds — Tyler Cox (7-2, 6 pins) beat Aaron Lettre, Cony, 4-2 (overtime); and pinned Tristan Burch, MtA, at 0:54.

195 pounds — Jakob Gess (14-3, 7 pins) was pinned by Nic Mills, Cony, at 0:21; and pinned Brady Mitchell-Damms, MtA, at 2:58.

220 pounds — Erik Benner  (19-1, 14 pins) beat Mohammad Aljendi, Cony, 8-1; and pinned Alex Beal, MtA, at 0:48.

285 pounds — Sam Sampson (3-5) was pinned by Dawson Wells, Cony, at 2:57; and was pinned by Andy Murray, MtA, at 3:30.

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