MHS matmen manage win over Mooseheart


Mendota’s Jason Needs puts the squeeze on Stillman’s Valley’s Cole Watson in their 160-pound match on Dec. 4 at the MHS gym. Needs pinned his opponent right at the buzzer ending the first period. (Reporter photo)

Mendota’s wrestling team picked up one win in a triangular meet at Plano on Nov. 29.

The Trojans edged out Mooseheart, 33-30. Tony Aughenbaugh picked up a pin win and Logan Eppard won by decision, while Ty Connelly, Dylan Davidson, Jason Needs and Arturo Serrano each won by forfeit.

The host Reapers took out the Trojans, 60-18. Aughenbaugh and Serrano both pinned their opponents, while Connelly won by forfeit.

Mendota also battled Dwight and fell by a 30-18 count. Eppard and Serrano posted pin wins, while Dominic Shankle won by decision.

Nov. 29

Mendota 33, Mooseheart 30

106 – double forfeit; 113 – double forfeit; 120 – double forfeit; 126 – Tony Aughenbaugh (M) pinned Drame (Mo) 1:30; 132 – Ty Connelley (M) won forfeit; 138 – Spivey (Mo) won forfeit; 145 – Dylan Davidson (M) won forfeit; 152 – Wilson (Mo) won forfeit; 160 – Jason Needs (M) won forfeit; 170 – Logan Eppard (M) dec. Tovar (Mo), 4-2; 182 – Remfast (Mo) won forfeit; 196 – Biles (Mo) won forfeit; 220 – Hengen (Mo) won forfeit; 285 – Arturo Serrano (M) won forfeit

Plano 60, Mendota 18

106 – Aguilar (P) won forfeit; 113 – Vargas (P) won forfeit; 120 – Perez (P) won forfeit; 126 – Aughenbaugh (M) pinned Aguilar (P), 5:47; 132 – Connelly (M) won forfeit; 138 – Rice (P) won forfeit; 145 – Kensel (P) pinned Davidson (M), 2:20; 152 – Garcia (P) pinned Shankle (M), 1:44; 160 – Boutin (P) pinned Needs (M), 3:09; 170 – double forfeit; 182 – Castillo (P) won forfeit; 195 – Rodriguez (P) won forfeit; 220 – Perry (P) won forfeit; 285 – Serrano (M) pinned Leyva (P), 3:19

Dwight 30, Mendota 18

106 – Trenowski (D) won forfeit; 113 – double forfeit; 120 – double forfeit; 126 – double forfeit; 132 – Spiller (D) pinned Connelly (M), 0:21; 138 – double forfeit; 145 – Gutierrez (D) pinned Davidson (M), 2:18; 152 – Shankle (M) dec. Shadwick (D), 19-3; 160 – Emerson (D) pinned Needs (M), 5:09; 170 – Eppard (M) pinned Jackman (D), 1:48; 182 – Voights (D) won forfeit; 195 – Klingler (D) won forfeit; 220 – Gram (D) won forfeit; 285 – Serrano (M) pinned Olson (D)

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Five Trojan wrestlers competed in the Seneca Tournament on Dec. 2.

Aughenbaugh had the most success on the day, placing second in the 126-pound weight class. He scored a pair of pins and 9-0 decision win in his first three matches before falling by a 5-1 count in the championship bout.

Serrano posted a 3-2 record and took fourth place at 285 pounds, while Needs won two of five matches and finished fifth at 160 pounds.

Davidson (145) and Shankle (152) both had 1-2 records in the tournament.

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Mendota dropped both ends of a triangular meet with Stillman Valley and Princeton on Dec. 4 at the MHS gym.

Stillman Valley scored a 57-18 triumph over the Trojans. Mendota got three pin wins from Aughenbaugh, Needs and Serrano.

Against Princeton, the Trojans put up a good fight but were beaten by the Tigers, 42-27. Aughenbaugh, Shankle, Needs and Eppard all pinned their opponent, while Serrano claimed a win by decision.

Dec. 4

Stillman Valley 57, Mendota 18

106 – Loyola (SV) won forfeit; 113 – Olsen (SV) won forfeit; 120 – Thomas (SV) won forfeit; 126 – Aughenbaugh (M) pinned Ilkow (SV), 2:31; 132 – Van Vleet (SV) won forfeit; 138 – Agitua (SV) won forfeit; 145 – Lagerhouger (SV) pinned Davidson (M), 2:53; 152 – Sewards (SV) dec. Shankle (M), 8-2; 160 – Needs (M) pinned Watson (SV), 1:59; 170 – Durfey (SV) pinned Eppard (M), 2:56; 182 – Adams (SV) won forfeit; 195 – L. Jennings (SV) won forfeit; 220 – D. Jennings (SV) pinned Quentin Bailey (M), 2:57; 285 – Serrano (M) pinned Gray (SV), 2:31

Princeton 42, Mendota 27

106 – double forfeit; 113 – Altor (P) won forfeit; 120 – double forfeit; 126 – Aughenbaugh (M) pinned Hunt (P), 0:41; 132 – Kurth (P) pinned Connelly (M), 0:43; 138 – Thompson (P) won forfeit; 145 – Ebner (P) pinned Davidson (M), 1:38; 152 – Shankle (M) pinned Smith (P), 4:55; 160 – Needs (M) pinned Boyles (P), 0:56; 170 – Eppard (M) pinned Bohms (P), 1:01; 182 – Mongan (P) won forfeit; 195 – Cihocki (P) won forfeit; 220 – Hill (P) pinned Bailey (M), 5:19; 285 – Serrano (M) dec. Hoffloditz (P), 7-3


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