Leo Edwards, seen here from earlier this year, picked up a pin to lift Dowagiac to a 40-36 win over South Haven Wednesday night. (Leader photo/File)

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Dowagiac wrestling top Rams, fall to Tigers

Published 4:23pm Thursday, January 10, 2013

OTSEGO — The Dowagiac wrestling team split a pair of Wolverine Conference matches at Otsego High School Wednesday.

The Chieftains edged South Haven 40-36 when Leo Edwards pinned Michael Williams in 3:06 of their 119-pound match.

Dowagiac lost to state powerhouse Allegan 78-3 in the second round.

“We wrestled well,” Dowagiac coach Matt Alward said. “We were down two points when Leo Edwards got a pin. That was a big match for us, but the real turning point was when Matt Lyle beat Anthony Duncan 6-5. Duncan is a kid who has over 100 wins. I knew we had a shot if Matt could win.”

Also picking up wins against the Rams were Mason Hiler (130), Aubrey Huston (140), Caleb Sands (152), Tom Smith (160), Jacob Davis (189) and Tristan Howard (285).

Lyle was the lone winner against the Tigers.

“We had poor match-ups all the way across the board against Allegan,” Alward said. “We are just not ready for that type of competition yet.”



South Haven…36

103: Austin Morgan (SH) Wins by forfeit

112: Martice Wright (SH) wins by forfeit

119: Leo Edwards (D) p. Michael Williams, 3:06

125: Isaiah Wilkens (SH) p. Nate Ward, 3:50

130: Mason Hiler (D) p. Zack Parrish, 3:50

135: Matt Lyle (D) p. Anthony Duncan, 6-5

140: Aubrey Huston (D) d. Trevor McCloughan, 8-1

145: Colton Tony (SH) p. Chase Camp, 1:33

152: Caleb Sands (D) d. Cartlon Thompson, 15-2

160: Tom Smith (D) wins by forfeit

171: Tanner Winkle (SH) p. Troy Ring, 2:56

189: Jacob Davis (D) wins by forfeit

215: Nate Johnson (SH) p. Rolando Lucio, 2:56

285: Tristan Howard (D) p. Robert Barrenger, 2:37




103: Ethan Elchinger (A) wins by forfeit

112: Foster Karmen (A) wins by forfeit

119: Joey Orr (A) p. Leo Edwards, 1:01

125: PJ Cole (A) p. Nate Ward, 0:45

130: Thor Muff (A) wins by forfeit

135: Austin Kelly (A) p. Aubrey Huston, 1:20

140: Matt Lyle (D) d. Austin Farell, 13-6

145: Kyle Simaz (A) p. Chase Camp, 0:47

152: Levi Sabin (A) p. Caleb Sands. 0:41

160: Drew Huff (A) p. Tom Smith, 2:24

171: Josh Boyser (A) p. Troy Ring, 1:37

189: Chance Gorby (A) wins by forfeit

215: Jorday Pfoy (A) p. Rolando Lucio, 1:30

285: Jon Kreatovich (A) p. Tristan Howard, 5:02


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