Sunday, December 22, 2013 —
In a tri-match held on Wednesday at Albemarle, West Montgomery earned victories over the Bulldogs and North Stanly.
Albemarle won in their head-to-head team match-up over the Comets.
North Stanly 24
On the mat, Bulldog Grant Plyler pinned North’s Alex Whitley in the 126-pounds matchup in a time of 34 seconds.
Jaylyn Potter earned a pinfall win for Albemarle at 152 pounds in 35 seconds over North’s Darien Morris.
The other pinfall win of the dual went to Kendrick Carter at 170 pounds for the Bulldogs. Carter pinned Comet Brandon Byrd in 41 seconds.
The Bulldogs earned six forfeit wins in the match versus North, while the Comets had four forfeit wins.
West Montgomery 54
The Bulldogs opened the dual versus the visiting Warriors with a win at 106 pounds as Tate Plyler won by a majority decision 12-2 over West’s Avery Pipkin.
West Montgomery earned forfeit wins at 113 and 120 before Albemarle got a pinfall win at 126 pounds as Grant Plyler pinned Warrior Karrick Bennett in 2:17.
The Warriors rallied for a pinfall win at 132 pounds as Matthew Harkins pinned Albemarle’s Michael Yang.
After another forfeit win at 138, Kittipong Phothisane of West Montgomery won by pinfall over Ross Plyler in 2:33.
Jaylyn Potter made it two wins on the night with a win for the Bulldogs at 152 pounds with a pinfall win in 1:04 over West’s Robert Woodard.
The next two matches went to West Montgomery as Alan Calderon-Chavez (160) and John Smith (170) earned pinfal wins over Tyler Glover and Kendrick Carter, respectively.
At 182 pounds, Albemarle’s Cale Gardner earned a pinfall win in 3:27 over Henry Christian.
Jacob Deaton added a pinfall win of his own for the Bulldogs at 195 pounds.
West Montgomery then added forfeit wins at 220 and 285 to round out the match.
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North Stanly 12
The Comets earned two pinfall victories in their matchup with the Warriors.
At 152 pounds, North Stanly’s Darien Morris earned a pinfall win in 1:08 over West Montgomery’s Robert Woodard.
Then at 220 pounds, North’s Jacob Cratty pinned West Montgomery’s Fernano Hernandez in 1:38.
The Warriors posted pinfall wins at 113, 126, 145 and 170 pounds, while in the heavyweight matchup, West’s Shawn Cranford earned a 5-0 decision win over Mark Cheek.
Sunday, December 22, 2013 —
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