2007-12-07 / Sports

Cardinals down the Halls

By George Kaupp

Photo by Jim Marczesky Cardinal Newman's Alex Guerin wrestles Heathwood Hall's Preston Busbee. Guerin won the match 14- 8. Photo by Jim Marczesky Cardinal Newman's Alex Guerin wrestles Heathwood Hall's Preston Busbee. Guerin won the match 14- 8. Tuesday, December 4, Cardinal Newman hosted a tri- meet with Heathwood Hall and Wilson Hall. Wilson Hall had only three wrestlers, so the focus of the evening was on the Heathwood Hall/Cardinal Newman matchup. The Cardinals came into the evening as the defending SCISA runners- up, and Heathwood was looking to improve their standing in the eyes of the wrestling community. Cardinal Newman made sure that didn't happen winning easily, 67- 18.

The match of the night was definitely in the 119 weight class. The Cardinals sent Alexander Guerin to face last year's state champion, Preston Busbee. From the start, it was a tough match. Neither grappler could get a good advantage on the other, but Guerin scored enough points to defeat Busbee, 14- 8, and earn four points for the Cardinals. From there, the rout was on. The Cardinals scored pins from Richard Hodaly at 135, Joey DeAngelis at 140, John Bolchoz at 171, James Williams at 189, Rush Tompkins at 215, and Will Rainwater at 285 (the first victory of his career). Co- captain Shaun Dunphy won a decision at 152. For the Highlanders, Charles Gray at 112 and Patrick Dorn at 160 scored pins.

Cardinal Newman 67, Heathwood Hall 18

at Cardinal Newman 103: McCarter (CN) forefeit; 112: Gray (HH) pin Touma; 119: Geurin (CN) decision Busbee; 125: Lattimore (CN) forefeit; 130: Palevich (CN) forfeit; 135: Hodaly (CN) pin Haile; 140: DeAngelis (CN) pin Maitland; 145: Double forfeit; 152: Dunphy (CN) decision Walker; 160: Born (HH) pin Briggs; 171: Bolchoz (CN) pin Shuler; 189: Williams (CN) pin White; 215: Thompkins (CN) pin Lipscomb; 285: Rainwater (CN) pin Pendarvis.

Cardinal Newman 84, Wilson Hall 0

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