Wrestlers place in Williamston tourney

WILLIAMSTON – Ronald Roland was runner-up in his weight class and four other Carman-Ainsworth wrestlers placed in the Williamston Mooney Classic last Saturday.

Roland reached the 215-pound final by pinning Bay City Central’s Austin Walsh in 1:09 and beating Leslie’s Matt Dolbee 5-2 in the semifinals. In the final, Roland dropped a tight 3-2 decision to Eaton Rapids’ Clayton Higelmire.

Jacob Yost took fourth at 112. His day included a 7-6 decision over Lansing Sexton’s Hamadi Lugendo and a pin in 2:37 against Southgate Anderson’s Jacqueline Parks.

Grayden Hamilton also placed fourth at 285, falling to Leslie’s Allan Pranshka in 35 seconds in the third-place final.

At 140, Coreyonte Thomas reached the championship round three before falling to Canton Salem’s Bruce Haslitt in 3:36. Nathan DeLong also reached the championship round three, where he lost a 13-8 decision to Salem’s Russel Gaubatz but came back to beat Bay City Central’s Cameren Hawkins 15-0 in the second consolation round.

Elijah Brandon reached the quarterfinals at 103, falling to Southgate Anderson’s Alex Balogh in 2:53.

Dominique Horton bowed to Yale’s Brady Bisher in 1:30 in the first championship round at 160.

At 130, Cheng Yang reached championship round two before falling to Salem’s Andrew Lindsay in 4:53.

On Jan. 13 Carman-Ainsworth beat both Powers Catholic and Flint Southwestern in Saginaw Valley League duals.

The Cavaliers will wrestle in the Mt. Morris Invitational Saturday.

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