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January 26, 2014

Stanly County Wrestling Notebook

South Stanly wins over Albemarle, Queen’s Grant; Bulldogs suffer losses to East Montgomery, Union Academy

Sunday, January 26, 2014 — In recent wrestling matches, South Stanly won a tri-match over Albemarle and Queen’s Grant, and also claimed wins over Union Academy and South Davidson this past week.

Jan. 13

South Stanly vs. Albemarle

The Rebel Bulls earned a 57-8 victory over the Bulldogs in the tri-match.

Starting at 120 pounds, South earned a forfeit win, then Albemarle answered with a technical fall victory at 126 pounds as Bulldog Grant Plyler won over South’s Daniel Helms 15-0.

At 132 pounds, South’s Cody Pugh won by technical fall over Albemarle’s Richard Poole with a 16-0 score.

The 138-pound matchup needed overtime as the Bulldogs’ Ross Plyler won 10-8 over Dakota Lewellen.

The remainder of the match was all South Stanly as the Bulls earned five forfeit wins and several other decisions the rest of the way.

Josh Lewellen earned a technical fall win at 160 pounds for South over Tyler Glover 15-0, then Brandon Lowery recorded a pinfall win over Albemarle’s Jeffery Little at 170 pounds.

The final decision on the mat went to South’s Cody Shields in the 106-pound match. Shields won by a technical fall over Albemarle’s Tate Plyler 20-4.

South Stanly vs. Queen’s Grant

Four matches were competed on the mat in the Bulls’ 59-15 win over the Stallions.

Cody Pugh won at 132 pounds for South by pinfall over Zuri Kent-Smith in a time of 3:24.

The other win on the mat for the Bulls went to Brandon Lowery, who won by pinfall in :55 over Stallion Terry Andrew.

Albemarle vs. Queen’s Grant

Only two matches took place between the Bulldogs and the Stallions with Albemarle receiving five forfeit wins and Queen’s Grant getting four forfeits.

In the 132-pounds matchup, Zuri Kent-Smith pinned Albemarle’s Richard Poole in 55 seconds.

The other decision on the mat went to Albemarle at 145 pounds when Ross Plyler pinned Rikheem Lowery in a time of 3:24.

Jan. 22

S. Stanly vs. Union Acad., S. David.

In a trimatch on Wednesday, the Bulls dominated both the Cardinals (69-6) and South Davidson (52-30).

Versus the Cardinals, South Stanly posted several pinfall wins. Daniel Helms won at 126 pounds over Kaylee Kirzan in 3:20, while Rassoul Parsons pinned Union’s Robert Rushing in the 145-pound match in 4:58. Jonathan Beachum of South also won by pinfall at 220 pounds over Alex Kirkley in three minutes.

Faustino Benties recorded a technical fall win at 113 pounds for the Bulls over Garrett Smith, and Dakota Lewellen won a 12-4 majority decision for South at 138 pounds over Noah Marlow.

Against South Davidson, the Bulls got pinfall wins from Cody Shields (106), Dakota Lewellen (138), Parsons (145), Montrell Brewer (152) and Brandon Lowery (170), along with a 15-4 majority decision at 160 pounds from Josh Lewellen.

Albemarle loses to Bears, Eagles

In a trimatch on Wednesday at Chatham Central, the Bulldogs lost their head-to-head matchups with the Bears and the East Montgomery Eagles.

Versus the host Bears, the Bulldogs lost 11 of the 14 matches via forfeit. In the other three matches, Albemarle lost via pinfall in the 106, 126 and 132-pound matchups.

Albemarle earned two wins in their matchup with East Montgomery. Tate Plyler earned a pinfall win at 106 pounds in 1:21 over Sergio Cano, and Grant Plyler earned a forfeit win at 126 pounds.

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