Dowagiac, Eddies sweep conference foes; Eckenberger gets 100th victory

PAW PAW — The Dowagiac wrestling team swept host Paw Paw and South Haven to improve to 2-1 in Wolverine Conference matches Wednesday.

The Chieftains defeated Paw Paw 51-21 and South Haven 53-24.

Dowagiac is now 11-4 overall.

Winning two matches on the night were Kody Walker (119), Jesse Edge (125), Alex McIntosh (130), Deny White (145), Xander Keller (152/160), Justin Lyle (171/189) and Wyatt Bailey (285).

Earning a victory in their only match of the night were Brendan Lozano (130), Terry George (171), Tyler Huston (103), Lamberto Paredes (152) and Michael Schlup (189).

Defending Wolverine Conference champion Edwardsburg improved to 3-0 on the year with a 66-12 win over South Haven and a 59-23 win over Paw Paw.

Earning two wins for the Eddies were Jacob Reece (125), Derek Hess (140), Nick Bradley (152), Jacob Andrina (160) and Drew Bidwell (189).

The Chieftains are back in action Dec. 29 when they travels to Defiance, Ohio to take part in the Border Wars.

Brandywine wrestling

DECATUR — The Brandywine wrestling team went 2-0 on the night and improved to 8-2 with wins over St. Joseph and Eau Claire Wednesday night.

The Bobcats defeated Eau Claire 36-30, and won by criteria over the Bears.

St. Joseph led the match 36-35. However, a misconduct penalty point at the end of the match cost the Bears the victory and Brandywine was awarded the victory based on first criteria.

Brandywine senior Corbin Eckenberger went 2-0 on the night and earned his 100th career victory.

Also earning two wins on the night were Hunter Heath (119), Aaron Lauri (125), James Vaughn (145) and Reece McKee (215).

The Bobcats return to the mat Jan. 6 when it travels to Homer for an invitational tournament.

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