Matthew Lewis

Centerville's Matthew Lewis, left, squares up with Fairfield's Payton Cline in the 145-pound sectional final at Albia on Saturday. Lewis won with a 1:03 fall.

ALBIA — With seven wrestlers punching tickets to next week's district meet, the Albia Blue Demon wrestlers won Saturday's sectional by 14 points.

The seven wrestlers advancing from the Blue Demons was a sectional-high, trailed only by Mid-Prairie that had five sectional champions and a runner-up. The Blue Demons earned a trip to the Class 2A regional duals and will wrestle West Burlington-Notre Dame at Davenport Assumption on Tuesday night at 6 p.m.

Like Albia, Sigourney-Keota won a sectional team title in 1A, beating out New London by 15.5 points sending six wrestlers to next week's district meet at Pleasantville. The Cobras will compete in the 1A regional duals at Don Bosco on Tuesday.

Albia had three wrestlers win their weight class on Saturday, as did Centerville and Davis County.

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont was shut out from the top spot on the podium, but still sends four wrestlers on and took third place as a team on Saturday.

Albia's Carter Anderson (106 pounds), Brodie Conner (113), and Stephen Conley (152) won their respective brackets. Centerville's Nathanial Genobana (138), Matthew Lewis (145) and Lucas Henderson (170) all claimed victories, as well.

Davis County had three claim titles: Dawson Townsend (120), Deken Sorenson (126), and Taylor Huggins (132). The remaining five champions were from Mid-Prairie.

The district meet is scheduled for Saturday at Mount Pleasant, where the top two in each weight class will punch their ticket to the State Wrestling Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena, scheduled for Feb. 18-20.

Daniel McLaughlin (126), Jack Clarahan (160) and Cade Molyneux (170) claimed individual sectional titles for S-K in Saturday's 1A meet at Sigourney. Pekin senior Mason Juhl and Michael Jones both claimed milestone wins in sectional title matches with Juhl becoming Pekin's all-time winningest wrestlers, claiming the 182-pound title with his 145th career win while Jones became Pekin's third wrestler to reach 100 career victories by winning the 138 pound title.

Moravia won a pair of individual sectional 1A titles at Sigourney while sending three wrestlers to districts. Dalton Ervin took the championship at 106 pounds while Aiden Golston finished first at 113 pounds for the Mohawks.

Van Buren County advanced four wrestlers on Saturday at Sigourney. Tyler Stoltz won the 132-pound sectional title for the Warriors while Brant Tedrow claimed the 220-pound crown.

Courier senior sports writer Scott Jackson contributed to this story

PREP WRESTLING

Class 2A Sectional

at Albia

Saturday, Feb. 6

Team scores — 1. Albia 199; 2. Mid-Prairie 185; 3. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 168; 4. Fairfield 153; 5. Centerville 142; 6. Davis County 129.

Final results

Top-two place winners advance to the district meet.

106 pounds — 1. Carter Anderson (Albia); 2. Kade Martin (Davis County); 3. Malachi Sexton (Mid-Prairie). 113 pounds — 1. Brodie Conner (Albia); 2. Mose Yoder (Mid-Prairie); 3. Brogan West (Davis County); 4. Maddie Black (EBF). 120 pounds — 1. Dawson Townsend (Davis County); 2. Dawson Bonnett (Albia); 3. Caydn Hall (EBF); 4. Jacob Bland (Fairfield); 5. Dalton Miller (Mid-Prairie). 126 pounds — 1. Deken Sorensen (Davis County); 2. Logan Carter (Albia); 3. Tyler Schutt (EBF); 4. Brecken Courtright (Fairfield); 5. Noah Freeman (Mid-Prairie). 132 pounds — 1. Taylor Huggins (Davis County); 2. Justin Keller (Albia); 3. Zach Westercamp (Fairfield); 4. Nathan Curry (EBF). 138 pounds — 1. Nathanial Genobana (Centerville); 2. Cohyn Roach (Fairfield); 3. Levi VanDonsalaar (EBF); 4. Jayden Ball (Davis County); 5. Bode Thompson (Albia). 145 pounds — 1. Matthew Lewis (Centerville); 2. Payton Cline (Fairfield); 3. Eli Zanoni (Albia); 4. Alex Garman (EBF); 5. Evan Phillips (Mid-Prairie). 152 pounds — 1. Stephen Conley (Albia); 2. Logan Adam (Fairfield); 3. Austin Payne (Davis County); 4. Leland Henderson (Centerville); 5. Owen Trimpe (Mid-Prairie); 6. Cayne Hall (EBF). 160 pounds — 1. Vinnie Bowlin (Mid-Prairie); 2. Kyler Ricard (EBF); 3. Sam Hash (Centerville); 4. Lance Helm (Albia); 5. Blake Sobaski (Fairfield); 6. Matt Garmon (Davis County). 170 pounds — 1. Lucas Henderson (Centerville); 2. Blake Jager (EBF); 3. Devin Kimball (Albia); 4. Kaden Meader (Mid-Prairie); 5. Carter Moore (Fairfield). 182 pounds — 1. Ben Meader (Mid-Prairie); 2. Clayton Young (EBF); 3. Theodore Metcalf (Fairfield); 4. Ryan Messamaker (Centerville); 5. Joe Myers (Albia). 195 pounds — 1. Cael Garvey (Mid-Prairie); 2. Josh Oldfield (Centerville); 3. Seth Kargol (EBF); 4. Arya Patel (Fairfield); 5. Carter Kamerick (Albia). 220 pounds — 1. Josh Wallington (Mid-Prairie); 2. Paul Ballard (Albia); 3. Cesar Smithburg (Fairfield); 4. Cruize Flanders (Centerville). 285 pounds — 1. Gannon Callahan (Mid-Prairie); 2. Skyler Young (EBF); 3. Tarence Craig (Fairfield); 4. Nolyn Barger (Centerville).

Class 1A Sectional

at Sigourney

Saturday, Feb. 6

Team scores — 1. Sigourney-Keota 181; 2. New London 165.5; 3. Moravia 149; T4. North Mahaska 136; T4. Pekin 136; 6. Van Buren County 120; 7. Wayne 77; 8. Cardinal 67.

Final results

Top-two place winners advance to the district meet.

106 pounds — 1. Dalton Ervin (Moravia); 2. Matt German (North Mahaska); 3. Mavy Pope (New London); 4. Cooper Anderson (Wayne). 113 pounds — 1. Aiden Golston (Moravia); 2. T.J. Jirak (Van Buren County); 3. Karson Kirkpatrick (Cardinal); 4. Jaxson Kirkbride (Pekin). 120 pounds — 1. Marcel Lopez (New London); 2. Paul DeJong (North Mahaska); 3. D.J. Hammes (Sigourney-Keota); 4. Calvin Walton (Moravia); 5. Zane Smith (Van Buren County); 6. Mason Shepherd (Cardinal). 126 pounds — 1. Daniel McLaughlin (Sigourney-Keota); 2. Korbin Camp (Van Buren County); 3. Logan Baker (Pekin); 4. Jalayna Shipley (North Mahaska). 132 pounds — 1. Tyler Stoltz (Van Buren County); 2. Reid Molyneux (Sigourney-Keota); 3. Keeton Ellison (Moravia); 4. Deklan Hampton (Pekin); 5. Lauren Basicilio (North Mahaska). 138 pounds — 1. Michael Jones (Pekin); 2. Trent Terrell (Wayne); 3. Michael DeJong (North Mahaska); 4. Jacob Moore (Sigourney-Keota); 5. Noah Kok (Moravia); 6. Maddix Kite (Van Buren County). 145 pounds — 1. Dominic Lopez (New London); 2. Jakson Cobb (Wayne); 3. Waytt VanWheelden (North Mahaska); 4. Bailey Frescoln (Pekin); 5. Evan Dawson (Sigourney-Keota); 6. Keagan Atkinson (Cardinal). 152 pounds — 1. Josh Glendeniing (New London); 2. Cael Baker (Pekin); 3. Talan Zickefoose (Sigourney-Keota); 4. Lane Kool (Moravia); 5. Austin McMahan (North Mahaska). 160 pounds — 1. Jack Clarahan (Sigourney-Keota); 2. Connor Golston (Moravia); 3. Michael Raines (New London); 4. Noah Cochran (Van Buren County); 5. Joseph Lamansky (Pekin); 6. Dominic Haug (Wayne). 170 pounds — 1. Cade Molyneux (Sigourney-Keota); 2. Boden Pickle (New London); 3. Blake Juhl (Pekin); 4. Ethan Martin (Moravia); 5. Noah Jedlicka (North Mahaska); 6. Braden Ballard (Cardinal). 182 pounds — 1. Mason Juhl (Pekin); 2. Aidan Schuster (Sigourney-Keota); 3. Brock Lewman (Cardinal); 4. Cameron Nicoletto (Moravia). 195 pounds — 1. Currey Jacobs (New London); 2. Cade Streigle (Sigourney-Keota); 3. Hayden Jones (North Mahaska); 4. Donovan Babcock (Cardinal); 5. Keanu Miller (Van Buren County); 6. Ryan Doud (Pekin). 220 pounds — 1. Brant Tedrow (Van Buren County); 2. Carter Allen (New London); 3. Colton Swenson (Moravia); 4. Jakob Clark (North Mahaska). 285 pounds — 1. Trace Goemaat (North Mahaska); 2. Chad Kent (Wayne); 3. Isaac Cox (Cardinal); 4. Josiah Westercamp (Van Buren County); 5. Brody Butterbaugh (New London); 6. Zachary Smithart (Sigourney-Keota).

Kyle Ocker is the editor of the Ottumwa Courier and the Oskaloosa Herald. He can be reached at kocker@ottumwacourier.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kyle_Ocker.

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Kyle Ocker is a Centerville native and award-winning multimedia journalist. Kyle is currently the president of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council and vice president of the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.

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