Pins abound in Bucks’ victory
Published 12:03 pm Thursday, January 6, 2005
By By SCOTT NOVAK / Niles Daily Star
On a cold and snowy night when most athletic events were canceled, the Buchanan Bucks braved the roads and headed to Cassopolis for its Lakeland Conference match against the host Rangers.
The trip paid off for the Bucks, who defeated the Rangers at Ross Beatty High School, 46-33.
The loss was the first of the season for the Rangers in Lakeland Conference matches. Cassopolis is now 2-1 in the league.
Buchanan remained undefeated on the season (9-0) and is now 3-0 in the league.
The Bucks won matches at 103, 112, 119, 125, 145, 160, 189 and 275. All but one of those victories came by the way of pins.
Cassopolis won matches at 130, 135, 140, 152, 171 and 215. All but one of those wins came via the pin fall.
In junior varsity matches, Buchanan's Dan Tosh pinned James Spaulding in 28 seconds at 152, and Josh Duebner of Cassopolis' pinned Josh Denney in 5:47 at 189-pounds.
Buchanan will be at the Berrien County Meet this weekend at St. Joseph High School, along with Niles and Brandywine.
103 - David Knisely (B) wins by forfeit. 112 - Todd Taylor (B) p. Cordero Williams, 2:51. 119 - Nick Wheatley (B) p. Ashley McCoy, 1:01. 125 - Travis Reith (B) p. Josh Cole, 2:41. 130 - Zach Duebner (C) p. Jeff Kruchkow, 1:10. 135 - Justin Tucker (C) p. Dan Simpson, 0:31. 140 - John McCoy (C) p. Tyler Mitchell, 2:31. 145 - David Medlin (B) d. Randy Hemminger, 16-4. 152 - Kenny Brown (C) d. A.J. Long, 12-7. 160 - Austin Ferris (B) Mike Degraff, 2:21. 171 - Joey Sobieski (C) p Ray Payne, 1:19. 189 - Jim Connors (B) p. Josh Westphal, 2:52. 215 - John Wirick (C) p. Ryan Harrington, 2:21. 275 - Ryan Carrington (B) p. Joshua Turnbow, 2:18.