ND, Ellis Wrestlers Unbeaten
North Davie’s wrestling team raised its winning streak to 16 with a pair of home blowouts last week – 82-16 over Lexington and 93-6 over Thomasville.
For those wondering, the Wildcats (5-0) have a long way to go to threaten the school record for winning streak. Under the late Ron Kirk, North won 74 in a row in a run that ended during the 2007-08 season. Second-year head coach Jamey Holt was an assistant during that run.
Against Lexington, North got pins from Cody Taylor, Blake Budd, Thad Vandiver, Payton Sherrill, Larry Roberson, Lane Bolmer, Bryson Hunter, Luke Bolmer and Fields Halliday.
Kyree Davis claimed a major decision, while Jacob Campbell, Blake Rummage, Anthony Olmedo and Jesus Olmedo received forfeits.
Against Thomasville, the Wildcats pounded out 14 pins and took 16 of 17 weight classes. The pins were by Josh Shore, Budd, Vandiver, Sherrill, Roberson, Lane Bolmer, Jacob Rhyne, Hunter, Luke Bolmer, Davis, C.J. Richardson, Halliday, A. Olmedo and J. Olmedo. Tabor won a decision, while Rummage got a forfeit.
Holt was asked if he could find improvement when the margins were so lopsided.
“There’s always things to work on, even when you win by these margins,” he said. “You look at what you worked on in practice. Did we hit that? We worked on countering the stuff the guy does on top. We showed some signs of doing that better. When you hear a team has beat that team by that score, you want to make sure you don’t go out there flat. For the most part, we didn’t do that.”
Roberson, Lane Bolmer, Halliday and Rummage are 5-0. Luke Bolmer is 4-0. Vandiver, Hunter, Davis, J. Olmedo and Budd are 4-1.
Ellis had a breeze at Thomasville, winning 96-3. The closet margin in the Jaguars’ 4-0 start has been 44 points.
Teaming up for 13 pins were Josh Chaffin, Andy Flores, Edwardo Hernandez, Harrison Huff, Matthew Johnston, Jake Mabe, Alex Myers, Elvis Quinteros, Hayes Sales, Ridge Sanders, Neil Sparks, Kinston Whitner and Crayton Wise.
Thomasville gave forfeits to Marvin Delcid, Jacob Reno and Hunter Strickland.
South Davie fell to 0-3 with a 72-30 loss at Lexington.