SENECA — The Seneca Indians took the Bentonville Tigers by the tail and lost by one point to the Carthage Tigers on Thursday's senior night duals.
SENECA — The Seneca Indians took the Bentonville Tigers by the tail and lost by one point to the Carthage Tigers on Thursday’s senior night duals.
In the nightcap, Seneca lost 31-30 against Carthage, every point obviously critical.
Seneca’s Taylor Cook (160 pounds) won a 8-1 decision against Caleb Archer.
Carthage’s Kale Vogt (170) won a 16-5 major decision against Lance Hymer.
Carthage’s Gage Bloomer (182) pinned Jordan Bailey in 1:39.
Carthage’s Hayden Swinehart (195) pinned Blake Butler in 2:00.
Carthage’s Justin Davis (220) pinned Ross Short in 5:08.
Seneca’s Nic Granger (285) earned a 2-0 decision against Cale Potter.
Carthage’s Dalen Moore (106) edged Max Roark on a 3-2 decision.
Seneca’s Dayton Fields (113) pinned Nick Norbury in 3:21.
Seneca’s Dalton Hembree (120) pinned Jhonny Granadeno in 4:47.
Seneca’s Dawson Stephens (126) won a 8-6 decision against Elder Reyes.
Carthage’s Corben Pugh (132) edged Cole Hatfield on a 5-4 decision.
Seneca’s Jesse Rhoades (138) pinned Victor Salazar in 1:00.
Seneca’s Trey Smith won a 5-2 decision against Markkel Moore.
Carthage’s Edxel Morales beat Colton McDaniel on a 4-2 decision.
That’s about as close as a high school wrestling dual can get.
The same cannot be said for Seneca against Bentonville, the Indians prevailing 65-9 against their first Tigers.
McDaniel won a 12-0 major decision against Isaiah Yorba, Hymer pinned Jonathan Hepburn in 1:27, Bailey pinned McKenzie Garrigus in 1:33, Short pinned Jeremiah Fry in 2:55, Granger won a 3-1 sudden victory against Alex Crowe, Roark pinned Scott Lome in 2:55, Hembree pinned Stephen Fox in 4:27, Stephens won a 12-4 major decision against Logan Schmit, Rhoades pinned Nathan Desler in 43 seconds and Smith pinned Liam Neal in 3:21.
The Indians also earned 12 points from win by forfeit by Fields and Hatfield.
Bentonville’s wins came on a 1:41 pin by Robert Hill against Butler and a 4-1 decision for Luke Brandon against Cook.
McDonald County sweeps Diamond, CJ
ANDERSON — The McDonald County Mustangs swept Diamond and Carl Junction on Thursday.
In the 53-17 win over Diamond, McDonald County earned wins by forfeit at 120 pounds (Daniel DeSantiago), 132 (Christian Willman), 145 (Truman Craig), 152 (Timber Bowers), 170 (Jesus Ocampo), 285 (Bronnie Kinser) and 106 (Johann DeLaCruz). Nathan Knadle pinned Diamond’s Zoey Charles in 1 minute, 49 seconds during their 138-pound match and Jakob Gerow (113) won a 20-5 tech fall against Austin Suhrie.
Diamond earned wins at 160, 182 and 195 — Isaac McLaughlin pinned Kenneth Read in 2:42, Ethan McLaughlin pinned Rylan Hobbs in 3:26 and Colton Renfro earned a 15-0 tech fall against Dylan Hobbs, respectively.
Both teams went open at 132 and 220.
In non-forfeit matches, Diamond owned a 3-2 edge.
Against the Bulldogs, McDonald County earned seven wins and 42 points by forfeit en route to a 54-12 final score.
Gerow pinned Holden Hughes in 2:26 and Craig pinned Jesse Kennedy in 59 seconds for the Mustangs’ other points.
In a battle of state-ranked heavyweights, Carl Junction’s Zeke Wall pinned Kinser in 44 seconds. It turned out to be a short battle, maybe not even a skirmish.
Tyler Church won a 7-5 decision against DeSantiago and Brooks Neria won a 5-0 decision against Knadle for the Bulldogs’ other triumphs.
In the other dual Thursday night, Carl Junction prevailed 36-18 over Diamond and the teams only managed two matches that were not forfeits.
At 138, Neria pinned Charles in 20 seconds and Quenton Crow pinned Ethan McLaughlin in 3:25.