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Comet wrestlers second at Eagle Bash
SoVaNow.com / December 03, 2012The Halifax County High School wrestling team finished in second place in Saturday’s Eagle Bash Tournament held at George Washington High School.
Ethan Collie, James Anderson and Tommie Hairrston finished as individual champions. Krunal Patel, Spencer Conner, Gannon Griffin, Kevin Boddie and Ezra Walker finished as runners-up to make a total of 8 Comets in the tournament finals.
Host, GW won the tournament by 13 points over Halifax, 155-142 with Bassett(136.5) and Magna Vista(134) finishing third and fourth.
A jayvee tournament was also held, for those who didn’t qualify for the varsity tournament. Jarrett Messick, William Beard, and Lewis Pettus finished second for the Comets and Sebastian Brion, Jalil Mcdougal, and Mister Higgins finished third.
“We saw some good wrestling, and did a better job than we did in the tri meet earlier in the week,” said Comet coach Brady Taylor.
“With eight in the finals, we led the tournament all day, but it just became a numbers game with GW. They had more champions than we were able to get, and ended up passing us.
“We had four empty weight classes, 106, 113, 138, and 195, if we could have fielded anybody in those weight classes and picked up a win we could have won the whole tournament.
“I told the team all week, I wanted them to bring back a team trophy from this tournament, which they did. I guess I should have told them we wanted a first place trophy!
“With the number of new wrestlers on this squad, being in their first tournament situation I’m proud of the job they did.
Earlier the Comets dropped two non-district decision in the first of several home matches Wednesday at the Comet gym.=
Halifax, opening its season, fell to Nottoway in a close loss, 51-36, and Person County, 60-18.=
Nottoway had a strong outing, recording five pinfall wins. Halifax also had five pinfall wins.
106 - Double forfeit; 113 Lafferty (N) pinned Zack Carlson of Halifax; 120
- Tyler Wood (N) won by forfeit; 126 - Ruiz (N) dec. Krunal Patel of Halifax, 15-9; 132 - Spencer Conner (HC) pinned Alexander of Nottoway in 1:19; 138 - Ethan Collie (HC) pinned Nottoway’s Dickens in 59 seconds; 145
- Barrett (N) pinned Luther Lacks of HC in 3:51; 152 - Gannon Griffin (HC) pinned Rawlings of Nottoway in 41 seconds; 160 - James Anderson (HC) pinned Lawson of Nottoway in 1:04; 170 - Tommie Hairston of HC pinned Amonett of Nottoway in 2:29; 182 - Wallace (N) pinned Halifax’s Kevin Boddie in 1:06; 195 - Huffman (N) won by forfeit; 220 - Jones (N) pinned Ezra Walker of the Comets in 2:22; 285 Armistead (N) pinned Logan Blake in 1:58.
Person County had a stronger outing, winning ten weight classes.
106 - Double forfeit; 113 - Chase Gentry (P) pinned Zack Carlson of HC in 1:00; 120 - Darius Pettiford (P) won by forfeit; 126 - Francisco Jiminez (P) pinned Patel (HC) 46 sec.; 132 - Kenny Jay (P) pinned Spencer Conner of Halifax in 3:15; 138 - Sherrell Torian (P) pinned Ethan Collie of Halifax in 3:14: 145 - Matthew Mayer (P) pinned Luther Lacks of the Comets in 2:23; 152 - Luis Aldaz (P) pinned Griffin of HC in 40 sec.; 160 - James Anderson (HC) pinned Josh Hagood (P) 25 sec; 171 - Tommie Hairston (HC) pinned Danny Miranda (P) 24 sec.; 182 - Romonnie Dotson (P) pinned Kevin Boddie (HC) 51 sec.; 195 - Dalton Boone (P) won by forfeit; 220 - Ezra Walker (HC) won by forfeit; 285 - Matt Allen (P) pinned Logan Blake (HC) 1:21.
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