2018-02-08 / Sports

Wrestlers falls in SVL Championship, prepares for districts

By Joe Oster
810-452-2641 • joster@mihomepaper.com


Carman-Ainsworth’s Mykah Lewis, left, grapples against teammate Nathan Delong at the County Meet on Dec. 16. 
Photo by Ausin VanDaele Carman-Ainsworth’s Mykah Lewis, left, grapples against teammate Nathan Delong at the County Meet on Dec. 16. Photo by Ausin VanDaele DAVISON – The Carman-Ainsworth varsity wrestilng team competed in the Saginaw Valley League Championships on Saturday. Official team results were not reported.

Carman-Ainsworth had 10 wrestlers place with Nathan Peterson at 125, Nathan Delong at 152 and Jacob Yost at 135 leading the way, each finishing third overall in their respective weight classes. Peterson won a 13-4 major decision over Mt. Pleasant’s Steven Davidson in the third-place match. Peterson previously lost in the semifinals to Midland’s Kindaro Kilinton by fall at 3:59. Yost beat Arthur Hill’s Robert Thomas in a 4-0 decision in the third-place match. In the semifinals, Yost lost to Mt. Pleasant’s Nicholas Brown by pin at 1:21. Delong won a 9-2 decision over Bay City Central’s Nathan Creasy in the third-place match. In the semifinals, Delong lost a 16-7 decision to Dow’s Dustin Fletcher.

Mykah Lewis at 145, Domonique Horton at 160, Jordan Edwards at 171, Nathan Taylor at 215 and Trevon Bennett at 285 each finished fourth overall in their respective weight classes, each losing in the third-place match.

Larry Brown Jr. at 130 placed fifth overall, and Kenyon Jackson at 140 finished sixth.

TEAM DISTRICTS: Carman-

Ainsworth hosted the Div. 1 district championship last night after we went to press. The Cavs wrestled against Flushing, with the winner advancing to face the victor of Saginaw Arthur Hill-Heritage. The district champion will advance to the regionals on Feb. 14, where the winners of the Davison, Midland and Traverse City Central districts await.

INDIVIDUAL DISTRICTS: The Cavs will also wrestle in the Div. 1 individual districts at Bay City Western on Saturday. The district will feature wrestlers from Alpena, Bay City Western, Davison, Carman-Ainsworth, Flushing, Grand Blanc, Lapeer, Midland, Midland Dow, Saginaw Arthur Hill, Saginaw Heritage, Traverse City Central and Traverse City West.

The district is stacked with stateranked wrestlers from Davison, including Andrew Chambal at 103, who is ranked first overall in Div. 1. Davison’s AJ Facundo at 130, Alex Facundo at 145 and Brian Case at 152 are all ranked second overall in their respective classes. Cal Stefanko at 171 is also ranked third for Davison.

Flushing’s Ben Cushman at 189 is also ranked first in Div. 1, and Bay City Western’s Victor Schoenherr at 145 is ranked fourth.

The top four wrestlers from each class in the districts will advance to the regional championship against the winners of the Troy district on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Clarkston High School.

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