Dawkins, Hall earn All-State wrestling honors





Milik Dawkins was a runner-up for the Cavaliers at the state wrestling meet.

Milik Dawkins was a runner-up for the Cavaliers at the state wrestling meet.

AUBURN HILLS — The field was deep and the tension was thick at the individual state wrestling finals at the Palace in Oakland County last weekend, none of which kept Carman-Ainsworth’s Milik Dawkins (53-2) from placing fourth in Div. 1 at 160 lbs. The top eight competitors in each weight class are issued All-State accolades.

Dawkins started this event by posting technical falls against East Lansing’s Kamyab Kamali 18-3 and Romeo’s Austen Malczewski 20-5. Next up for Dawkins was an 11-2 major decision over Rochester- Adams Sam Addy that led to a 7-6 sudden victory loss in the championship bout against Detroit Catholic Central’s Myles Amine.

Demetric Hall (34-7) began the final leg of his postseason journey at 119 with an action-packed 16-14 decision over Brownstown-Woodhaven’s Xavier Graham 16-14 and a 15-8 win against Brighton’s Jackson Renicker. The senior then fell to Harrison Township-L’Anse Creuse’s Brendan Hazelton 7-4 before besting Macomb Dakota’s Tyler Sanders in 3:19 and getting edged out in the thirdplace match by Holt’s Benny Gomez 3-2.

Demetric Hall placed fourth at the Palace of Auburn Hills last weekend.

Demetric Hall placed fourth at the Palace of Auburn Hills last weekend.

Derien Vaughn also had high hopes heading into his matches at 135 and even managed to defeat RHSC’s Aiden Pierobon 4-2 in sudden victory after losing his opening match to Canton-Plymouth’s Dylan Dwyer 13-6. That’s as far as Vaughn would get, though, because of a defeat by major decision at the hands of Joey Dombrowski 16-7.

With five wrestlers competing for Carman- Ainsworth, Ronald Roland (33-16) at 215 had his weekend cut short by losses by fall to Brighton’s Lucas Ready in 1:04 and Southgate-Anderson’s Cody Tis in 2:59. Sandwiched between these two bouts was a 2-0 win for Roland over Livonia-Stevenson’s Brad Scott.

Jacob Yost, (38-21), on the other hand, gave it his all at 103 for the Cavs, only to end up losing to Battle Creek- Lakeview’s Brendan Stevens in 1:25 and Monroe’s Neil Antrassian 6-0.


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