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Hinton matmen battle at MMC, Le Mars

Thursday, January 17, 2013

(Sentinel photo by Kent Jones) Hinton wrestler Blake Walton saquares off with Le Mars' Tyler Carlson at the Le Mars Invite Saturday.
MARCUS -- The Blackhawk matmen dropped two duals at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Tuesday.

Hinton lost 51-30 to MMC and 46-24 to Westwood.

MMC 51, Hinton 30

(Sentinel photo by Kent Jones) Hinton's Taylor Schroeder goes on the attack against his opponent Saturday. He earned sixth place in his class at the Le Mars Invite.
Three pins and two forfeit wins weren't enough for the Blackhawks to get the edge on MMC in their dual at Marcus Tuesday.

MMC had four pins, four forfeit wins and a decision win for the day.

"We were short wrestlers tonight because of illness and injuries," Hinton coach Jan George said. "With that in mind, the Blackhawks stepped on the mat and did not take a step back. They battled the Eagles to the wire."

Leading Hinton with pins were Skylar Richter (126), Taylor Schroeder (132) and Cole Mills (113).

Richter pinned MMC's Matthew Peck in 0:54. Schroeder pinned Isaac Jacobson in 2:20. Mills pinned Michael Jacobson in 2:30.

Hinton also took forfeit wins at 160 and 106 against MMC.

MMC's Conner Holmes (152) pinned Hinton's Quinton Robinson in 1:10; Jacob Meehan (170) pinned Alec Wodtke, of Hinton, in 0:58; Justin Theisen (195) pinned Zac Schreck, of Hinton, in 1:10, and Levi Letsche (285) pinned Keith VanEvera in 0:50.

The Eagles' Ben McDaniel won by 8-7 decision over Black Walton.

MMC took forfeit wins at 145, 182, 220 and 138.

"We are seeing growth in our wrestlers not just as athletes, but also to be great individuals," George said. "Facing great odds makes a stronger in the end."

Westwood 46, Hinton 24

Hinton secured one pin and three forfeit wins against Westwood, but Westwood came out on top with two pins, one major decision win, four decision wins and three forfeits.

For Hinton, Zac Schreck (220) pinned Alex Ohlrich in 3:07.

Hinton took forfeit wins at 132, 182 and 195.

Blackhawk wrestlers took losses in several close decision wins for Westwood.

Westwood's Zach Ulven (113) won by 3-2 decision over Cole Mills, Tyler Jewett (126) won by 14-12 decision over Skylar Richter, Tony Baker (152) won by 6-5 decision over Quinton Robinson, and Tanner DeVries (160) won by 13-8 decision over Colin Poss.

Westwood's Markes Myers (106) won by 14-4 major decision over Lucas Vondrak.

Earning pins for Westwood were Tyler Robinson (120) over Blake Walton in 3:11 and Marcus Bohall (285) over Keith VanEvera in 0:50.

Westwood took forfeit wins at 138, 145 and 170.

Hinton ninth at Le Mars Invite

LE MARS -- With a team depleted in numbers due to illness and injuries, the Hinton wrestlers took ninth of nine teams at the Le Mars Invitational this past Saturday.

The Blackhawks scored 45 points for the day. Sioux City North won the invite with 260 points.

"It was a tough day for the Hinton Blackhawks," Hinton coach George said. "With (the depleted numbers) in mind, the focus on the tournament was not on team titles but individual accomplishments."

Of Hinton's six wrestlers for the tourney, three placed in the top six.

Hinton junior Cole Mills (113) took second place to lead the Blackhawks for the day.

"Mills lost in the championship match by pin fall at 5:19," George said. "Mills was leading the match 9-3 when the Waterloo West wrestler caught Mills in a grandy hold and held on for the pin fall."

Earlier, Mills pinned a Le Mars opponent, Tanner Francksen-Small, in 3:54.

Colin Poss (160) went 1-2 for Saturday for Hinton, earning fifth place in his class.

Poss earned a pin over Le Mars opponent Kyle Williams in 1:27.

He lost by 11-0 major decision to Tyler Strong, of Sergeant Bluff-Luton; and he lost by pin to Luke Zeimen, of Cherokee Washington, in 1:07.

"Colin Poss is having his best season of his career," George said. "Colin, who just started wrestling as a freshman, is now starting to see the hard work pay off. Colin has wrestled more ranked wrestlers in his four years than any other wrestlers that I have coached. He taking those experiences and applying them on the mat and winning matches."

Hinton's Taylor Schroeder (132) earned sixth place in his class at the invite, going 2-3 for the day.

"Taylor needed five matches to finish sixth, losing twice to the Waterloo West wrestler McKnight," George said. "For Schroeder, it was an up and down day as at times he looked in control and than get caught trying to be aggressive. We don`t like to lose, but if we wrestle to win aggressively and it doesn't work out initially, I view that as an improvement."

Schroeder won by pin over Christian Lundy, of Cherokee Washington, in 3:49. He lost by 5-2 decision to Sean McKnight, of Waterloo West. Schroeder pinned a South Sioux City opponent, Luis Ramirez, in 2:54, then fell by 13-11 decision to Marco Rojas, of Sioux City West. Schroeder dropped a second match with McKnight in an 8-3 decision.

Also wrestling for Hinton but not placing were Zac Schreck (195), Blake Walton (120) and Skylar Richter (126).

Those three Blackhawks went 0-2 for the day at Le Mars.

"Overall, the Blackhawks are making improvements and will be ready to wrestle next week again," George said.

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