North wrestling hammers Ellis

Published 9:46 am Thursday, January 13, 2022

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South Davie’s wrestling team won its third in a row, beating Thomasville easily, 96-12, on Jan. 5.
The host Tigers got pins from Aidan Szewczyk (100 weight class), Isaiah Leonard (147), Isaac Lawson (154), Maddox Creason (172) and Jakob Alexander (252). Laz Smith won by injury default at 128.
The Bulldogs showed up with eight wrestlers and handed South 10 forfeits.
Three Tigers are still undefeated, led by Alexander at 8-0. Szewczyk has been the most dominant, pinning all seven of his victims. TJ Douglas is 6-0.
“(Szewczyk’s match) went to the second period, but that’s because Aidan took him down five times and let him up four times in the first period,” coach Russell Hilton said. “He has not been challenged yet.”
ND 78, Thomasville 24
North Davie’s first match in 21 days was a breezy win over Thomasville at Ellis on Jan. 6. Braxton Hunter (98), Ty Sain (172) and Walker Matthews (220) had pins. The other 10 victories were forfeits.
ND 72, Ellis 18
Later in the evening, the Wildcats punished Ellis by getting pins from Hayden Potts (90), Hunter (98), Brayden Jenkins (106), Tanner Steinour (113), Isaac O’Toole (120), Andy Davis (126), Javon Carter (132), Landon Carpenter (138) and Michael Howard (195).
North, which is 5-1 with a five-match winning streak, received four forfeits while beating Ellis for the fifth straight time. The margin was a sharp contrast to the first meeting, when North won 48-42.
“I thought Brayden wrestled his best match,” North coach Jamey Holt said.
Eight Wildcats who have wrestled at least three times have spotless records. They are Potts (6-0), Hunter (6-0), Davis (6-0), M. Howard (6-0), Steinour (5-0), Carter (5-0), Matthews (3-0) and Sain (3-0). Hunter has pinned each of his opponents.
Ellis (4-3) got back over .500 with a 72-18 decision over Thomasville. The Ellis winners against North and Thomasville were not available.