Buchanan still on top

Published 10:47 pm Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Buchanan’s Gage Hutchison takes Brandywine’s Mike Lewark to the mat Wednesday night in the Bucks’ 61-10 Lakeland Conference victory over the Bobcats. (Daily Star photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

BUCHANAN — Buchanan dominated a tired and young Brandywine wrestling team Wednesday evening as the Bucks hosted the Bobcats in a Lakeland Conference dual wrestling match.

Buchanan closed out the league portion of its season with a 61-10 victory over the Bobcats.

Brandywine coming off a late night on the road Tuesday evening found it difficult to pick up points against the talented Bucks squad.

“It was a late night for us last night after wrestling at Bronson. We didn’t get home until after 11,” Brandywine coach Rex Pomranka said. “It was a couple of tough matches right in a row. We are young too. We have half a line-up of freshmen and sophomores and I only have two seniors in the lineup. But we are getting better and that’s what I want. Kids were getting pinned at the beginning of the year.”

Jimmie Wright (119) picked up the first points of the night for the Bobcats, a 9-0 win over River Kelly, seven matches into the night with the Bucks already in command up 30-0.

“We are heading into February and we are where we want to be,” Buchanan coach Frank Mucha commented of his team’s performance. “We go again Friday to prepare for the tournaments starting in two weeks. We just need to keep working hard in order to make good runs when the kids start district, regional and and state tournaments.”

Buchanan opened the night by earning wins by Gage Hutchison (171) with a pin over Mike Lewark, Brady Mollberg (189) picked up a forfeit win, Mack Green (215) pinned A.J. Shell at 215 and Jim DeVlaminck (285) pinned Bryan Lee at 285.

Johnny Johnson (103) defeated Paul Lochmondy with a 9-4 decision win, Taylor Glavin (112) continued the Buchanan streak with a 7-2 decision win over Jeff Cornell before Wright’s four-point win over Kelly.

The Bucks claimed the next three matches with Alex Eger (125) getting past Brandon Earles 5-0, Patrick Wheetley (130) stopped Arthur Morris 13-0 and Alex Darmos (135) pinned Nick Wright to build the Buchanan to 43-4.

In the 140-pound bout, Jeff Mucha looked to have his match pretty much in hand, leading Chanc Ravish 8-0 early in the second period. With Mucha covering Ravish, Ravish made a quick defensive move on Mucha and put him on his back. No sooner than Mucha’s back hit the mat the official called the pin for Ravish and Brandywine was given the six-point win and trailing 43-10.

“He (Ravish) wasn’t on his best. He had two tough matches last night. We will go from here. We won’t see them until individual conference and then we won’t see them again,” Pomranka said. “We just have to learn from this and get ready for district’s and regionals.”

From there it was Buchanan finishing out the night with three straight pins as Jon Lee (145) got past Nate Anders, T.J. Miller (152) made quick work of Alex Humphrey with a :29 second pin and John Kuntz (160) finished the night with a :59 second pin of Trever Jones.

On Tuesday, the Bobcats were swept by White Pigeon 51-23 and by Bronson 44-33.

Brandywine 10

Buchanan 61

103: Johnny Johnson (B) d. Paul Lochmondy 9-4

112: Taylor Glavin (B) d. Jeff Cornell 7-2

119: Jimmie Wright (BW) d. River Kelly 9-0

125: Alex Eger (B) d. Brandon Earles 5-0

130: Patrick Wheetley (B) d. Arthur Morris 13-0

135: Alex Darmos (B) d. Nick Wright pin 3:37

140: Chanc Ravish (BW) d. Jeff Mucha pin 3:47

145: Jon Lee (B) d. Nate Anders pin 3:34

152: T.J. Miller (B) d. Alex Humphrey pin :29

160: John Kuntz (B) d. Trever Jones pin :59

171: Gage Hutchison (B) d. Mike Lewark pin 2:32

189: Brady Mollberg (B) void

215: Mack Green (B) d. AJ Shell pin 2:32

285: Jim DeVlaminck d. Bryan Lee pin 2:42



103: Paul Lochmondy (BW) wins by forfeit

112: Jake Littlefield (BR) p. Jeff Cornell, 4:12

119: Hunter Machus (BR) t.f. Jimmie Wright, 15-0

125: Brandon Earles (BW) wins by forfeit

130: Taylor Williams (BR) d. Arthur Morris, 7-5 (OT)

135: Nick Wright (BW) d. Don Howk, 10-6

140: Chanc Ravish (BW) p. Brandon Losinski, 5:26

145: Joe Albaran (BR) p. Nate Anders, 5:26

152: Dan Erwin (BR) p. Alex Humphrey, 2:16

160: Sam Erwin (BR) p. Trevor Jones, 1:16

171: Yale Crabill (BR) p. Joe Monica, 4:35

189: Leo Mora (BR) p. Michael Lewark, 1:25

215: AJ Shell (BW) p. Foster, :12

285: Bryan Lee (BW) p. Jordan Jimenez, :41


White Pigeon…51

103: Paul Lochmondy (B) p.Jordan Lucas, :38

112: Jeff Cornell (B) wins by forfeit

119: Jimmie Wright (B) p. Jamie Rangel, :24

125: Lance Lemmerhart (W) d. Brandon Earles, 4-0

130: Alex Conley (W) p. Arthur Morris, :50

135: Nick Wright (B) t.f. Shawn Harman, 16-1

140: John Tullos (W) d. Chanc Ravish, 4-2

145: Matt Sanderson (W) p. Nate Anders, :30

152: Tony Gilbert (W) d. Alex Humphrey, 11-5

160: Casey Byler (W) p. Trevor Jones, 2:24

171: Richie DeBruine (W) p. Joe Monica, 2:46

189: Chris Johnson (W) p. Michael Lewark, 5:20

215: Holden Tullos (W) p. AJ Shell, :43

285: Aaron Hochstetler (W) p. Bryan Lee, 3:26