Ryan Casey, seen here in action from earlier this year, picked up a pair of wins as the Niles wrestling team split a pair of Big 16 Conference West Division matches against Portage Northern and Portage Central. (Daily Star Photo/File)

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Niles splits with Huskies, Mustangs

Published 5:45pm Thursday, January 19, 2012

STEVENSVILLE — It was like night and day against the two Portage schools Wednesday night in Big 16 Conference West Division wrestling at Lakeshore High School.

The Vikings blew out Portage Northern 58-9, but were not as fortunate against Portage Central, which handed Niles a 45-21 setback.

Four Vikings finished the night 2-0.

Brendon Meek defeated Evan Schroder of Portage Northern 7-6 and pinned Collin Fuller of Portage Central in 48 seconds at 103-pounds.

Nicholas Zimmerman earned a technical fall against Northern’s Andy Norlin (16-00 and pinned Central’s Talha Zafar in 22 second at 112.

Fritzel Findeisen defeated the Huskies’ Brett Bloomberg at 171 13-5 and defeated the Mustangs’ Hunter Bagley 8-2.

Ryan Casey received a forfeit against Portage Northern and then pinned Dontrell Morris of Portage Central in 1:34.

The Vikings will be back in Stevensville Saturday as it takes part in the Lakeshore Super Duals. Wrestling begins at noon.


Portage Northern…9

103: Brendon Meek (N) d. Evan Schroder, 7-6

112: Nicholas Zimmerman (N) t.f. Andy Norlin, 16-0

119: Josh Dayhoff (N) p. Alex Shafelt ,1:27

125: Darek Mill (N) d. Zach Pronse, 10-2

130: Jacob Heaps d. Nick Dorkewski, 16-0

135: Cole Allison (N) d. Vanderhoff, 14-1

140: Casey Burandt (N) p. Tim Phamm, 3:34

145: Sean Morgan (N) p. Mike VanHuson, 0:54

152: Donte Stevens (N) d. Ryan Salayer, 13-5

160: Fritzel Findeisen (N) d. Brett Bloomberg, 13-5

171: Ed Bloomberg () d. Blaine Myers, 14-2

189: Ryan Casey (N) wins by forfeit

215: Trey Purvis (N) wins by forfeit

285: Derrick Scott (N) p. Austin Labus, 5:26

Portage Central…45


103: Brendon Meek (N) p. Collin Fuller, 0:48

112: Nicholas Zimmerman (N) p. Talha Zafar, 0:22

119: Kevin Elis (P) d. Josh Dayhoff, 14-8

125: Alex McCoy (P) d. Darek Mills, 15-7

130: Austin Gulick (P) d. Cole Allison, 16-3

135: Kevin Haughn (P) d. Casey Burandt, 5-3

140: Nick VanDewolker (P) c. Jerrico Lamberton, 7-5

145: Angelo Latora (P) p. Sean Morgan, 2:31

152: Dominic Latora (P) d. Dan Sierra, 14-1

160: Travis Vanderveer (P) d. Donte Stevens, 14-8

171: Fritzel Findeisen (N) d. Hunter Bagley, 8-2

189: Ryan Casey (N) p. Dontrell Morris, 1:34

215: Eric VanDeWalker (P) p. Trey Purvis, 5:37

285: Kyle Knapp (P) p. Derrick Scott, 1:32

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