NEW SHARON – Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont took part in two very different wrestling tournaments over the weekend.
The Rockets placed third at the North Mahaska Invitational, led by individual championships won by Cadyn Hall at 120 pounds and Kyler Ricard at 160. Nathan Curry also had in impressive day, placing second at 132 pounds while Blake Jager defeated teammate Seth Kargol in the third-place match at 170.
"We were very happy with the wrestling," EBF head wrestling coach Scott Williamson said. "Our team showed today up and down the line up. Every wrestler won at least one match. The team recorded 31 wins and 14 losses on the day."
Also wrestling on Saturday was Maddie Black for the Rockets in an all-girls tournament in Ogden. Black placed second in her bracket, pinning two opponents after losing a tightly-contested opening match against Jalynn Goodale.
"Both wrestlers are highly ranked in the high school girl rankings," Williamson said. "We learned a few technical and mental items through the day. The state tournament for girls is Jan. 22 and 23.
Pekin finished fifth in the North Mahaska Invitational, scoring 115.5 points with championship wins by Michael Jones at 138 pounds and Mason Juhl at 182. Cardinal placed ninth with 48 points with runner-up finishes by Brock Lewman at 182 pounds and Donovan Babcock at 195.
Mohawks win Van Buren County Invite
KEOSAUQUA – Dalton Ervin, Noah Kok and Connor Golston all won individual championships for the Moravia wrestling team, leading the Mohawks to a team title on Saturday at the Van Buren County Invitational.
Moravia scored 139 points, edging Durant by a single point. Ervin scored a pair of first-period pins against WACO freshman John McLaughlin to claim the 106-pound title while Kok pinned Wayne freshman Jace Pipes to win the 138-pound championship for the Mohawks.
Golston improved to 17-3 on the season, picking up five first-period pins at 160 pounds including an important round three win over Durant junior Nathan Moomey in 47 seconds. Van Buren County finished fourth in the tournament with 108 points with junior Brant Tedrow claiming the 220-pound title for the Warriors.
Pleasantville 53, Albia 14
PLEASANTVILLE – Adi Adreon scored a game-high 19 points for the Trojans while Malorie McKinney posted an 11-point, 12-rebound double-double in a non-conference win over the Lady Dees.
Danica Workman led Albia with five points and five rebounds. The Lady Dees managed just five points in the first half before being shutout in the third quarter as the Trojans allowed just five field goals on Saturday.
Albia (3-7) heads to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont for South Central Conference action on Tuesday.
Central Decatur 56, Davis County 47
LEON – Kylee Rockhold scored 13 points to lead a balanced attack for the Cardinals, who finished the first half on a 9-2 run before holding off the Mustangs in the second half.
Morgan Petefish led a balanced attack for Davis County, scoring a team-leading 11 points. Briley Lough led the Mustangs with a double-double, matching Macy Hill and Jalee Lough with 10 points apiece while racking up a team-best 11 rebounds.
Davis County (3-9) heads to South Central Conference-leading Centerville on Tuesday.
Albia 59, Pleasantville 49
PLEASANTVILLE – Drew Chance led the Blue Demons to a non-conference road win, scoring 23 points while grabbing seven rebounds extending Albia's winning streak to six games in a row.
Brayden Messamaker added 19 points, making 6-11 shots from 3-point territory. Mason Scheve led Pleasantville with 20 points in the loss.
Albia (6-1) heads to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont on Tuesday.
Central Decatur 45, Davis County 42
LEON – Noah Zmolek missed a pair of game-tying 3-point shots as the Mustangs fell just short of a comeback road win.
Zmolek led all scorers with 21 points for the Mustangs while collecting 10 rebounds for a double-double. Trey Hullinger led Central Decatur with 19 points as the Cardinals held on after outscoring Davis County 11-3 in the opening quarter.
Davis County (6-4) heads to Centerville on Tuesday.
Comets open season with home tournament
ELDON – The first archery tournament in the area was held at Cardinal this past Saturday. With the COVID guidelines being followed, only two attendees per archer were allowed.
Results for the Comet archery program included:
Elementary: Eleanor Farfan shot a 134 for 9th place, Trenity Coats shot a 105 for 13th place.
Middle School placed 1st as a team.
Makayla Barnes placed 1st with a 282, Autumn Sertterh 3rd place with a 255, Addison Rupe 4th place with a 254, Kenna Kirkpatrick 10th with a 236, Madioson Novak 12th with a 231 and Lauren Sloan 14th with a 228.
Paiden Rupe placed 1st shooting a 270, Tatum Telfer placed 4th with a 254, Caleb Farfan 8th with a 246, Zachary Smith 9th with a 245, Deagon Eakins 10th with a 238 and Sawyer Goehring 14th with a 226.
High School Team placed 2nd.
Montana Rupe placed 3rd with 273, Morgan Rupe 7th with 267, Curtis Brown 9th with 255, Austin McClure 13th with 244 and Konnor Sanders 15th with 235.
Haylee Fountain secured 2nd shooting a 266, Jenika Corder 4th with 261, Paityn Carnes 9th with 258, Heidi Wemmie 11th with 257, Cassidy Brown 12th with 252, Kara Trendry 13th with 249, Audrey Clark 14th with 246 and Breanna Clark 15th with 244.
PLACINGS FOR THE 10/15 BLOCK TARGETS WERE AS FOLLOWS:
Makayla Crosby placed 1st with a 228, Mayysin Clausen 4th wtih 212, Elleigh Spurgeon 5th with 197, Sychacla Southern 8th with 155 , Jolene Ruiz 9th with 150, Trenity Coats 12th with 139, Eleanor Fanfar 13th with 127 and Kenzleigh Birch 14th with 111.
Levi Jarvis placed 4th with a 234, Charles Martin 12th with 188, Devyn Ogle 15th with a 176.
Middle School placed 1st as a team:
Paiden Rupe placed 1st with a 281 for the boys and Makayla Barnes placed 1st shooting a 279 for the girls.
Addison Rupe 3rd with a 273, Emma Short 4th with a 271, Autumn Sertterh 8th with 254, Madison Novak 10th with 250, Sidney Countryman 24th with a 240. Tatem Rupe 3rd with 261, Sean Trendry 4th with 257, Zachery Smith 5th 255, Deagon Eakins 6th 254, Caleb Fanfar 7th 253, Chase Shaw 10th 251, Dawson Elliott 14th 237.
The Cardinal High School team placed 1st as a team. Individual scorings were:
Audrey Clark shot a 276 for 4th place, Haylee Fountain 271 for 5th, Cameron Wheaton 270 for 6th, Heide Wemmie 267 for 7th, Paityn Carnes 258 for 11th, Cassidy Brown 257 for 12th and Jenkia Corder 257 for 13th.
Montana Rupe placed 5th with a 270, Austin McClure 6th with a 266, Morgan Rupe 255 for 11th, Curtis Brown 251 for 13th, Konnor Sanders 244 for 15th.
The next tournament is scheduled to be hosted by Ottumwa Archers on the 23rd of January.