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January 15, 2010

Chick grapplers fall to Shawnee; Hill continues unbeaten streak

Eighth-ranked Shawnee was in town for a wrestling dual Tuesday and took home a decisive 55-18 win, but unbeaten Chick senior Colton Hill kept his streak going with his own commanding victory.

The top-ranked 189-pounder bumped up to 215 to take on the Wolves’ seventh-ranked Adam Ramirez and was all over him, pinning Ramirez in the closing seconds of the first period.

Hill got a quick takedown off of a pass-by maneuver, then got a near fall from an arm bar. When the wrestlers got back on their feet, Hill hit an inside-out trip for a takedown and more near fall points before sticking his man.

David Eakers took a forfeit at 103 pounds and then bumped up to 112 for an exhibition. Eakers almost got the pin with a guillotine in the second period but lost a close decision as both grapplers scrambled for points in the third.

New Chick Skyler McKinney bumped up a weight and lost a close decision and freshman Jacoby Brown bumped up to heavyweight to take on fifth-ranked Aaron Kirby. Brown wrestled well but lost on a decision.

The junior high Chicks won easily, 51-21, taking seven bouts by fall.

Zach Neesmith (78 lbs) got two quick takedowns and a pin and Jordan Molder (86) and Dalvin Madison (102) pinned their opponents.

Ryker Steelman (110) got two takedowns for a pin, Corey Robertson (142) had a takedown, reversal and near fall before sticking his man and Jacob Merchant (152) and Coy Richardson (165) each had a takedown on their way to pins.

Trey Sapp (118) and Daniel Neff (126) each dominated their matches for decisions. Sapp had two near falls and a reverse to win 6-1 and Neff had three takedowns and a near fall for a 9-1 win.

• UP NEXT: Chickasha wrestlers will be in three different tournaments this weekend. The high school will be at the Carl Albert tournament, the junior high varsity will be at the McLoud Invitational, and the new JH wrestlers will compete at the Novice State tourney in Choctaw.

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