’Stangs stick 20th victory
by From Staff Reports
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HIXSON — There may only be two places between them in the latest state rankings but on Tuesday evening there was a lot more distance between Walker Valley and Hixson on the wrestling mat.

After a near-perfect 81-0 victory over Sequatchie County, the eighth-ranked Mustangs blasted the host 10th-ranked Wildcats by a 49-17 margin to post the second 20-win season in Walker Valley history.

The Mustangs will now get ready to host the Walker Valley Duals Saturday.

In the feature of Tuesday’s three-way meet, Walker Valley opened with a 7-1 decision victory by 120-pounder Braxton Brewer, but Hixson vaulted into the lead with a pin at 128 and an 8-7 upset decision of fifth-ranked Tyrus Hamrick at 132 by Landon Goforth.

The Mustangs came galloping back with three straight wins, including a major decision by top-ranked 138-pounder Caleb Langford and back-to-back pins by Lawrence Cotton (145) and Ryan Hager (152), to take the lead for good.

Walker Valley, which was without third-ranked 195-pounder Billy Raulston due to a shoulder injury, picked up pins from Chase Gregory (182), Zach Miller (220) in 18 seconds, Samuel Dworak (285) and Drake Henry (106). John Hayes claimed a 3-0 decision at 170, while Ric Kennett picked up a 10-5 decision while filling in for Raulston at 195.

With only half of the 14 weight classes contested against Sequatchie County, the Mustangs got a six-second pin from Micah Langford at 160, plus a 19-second “stick” from Hayes to highlight the win over the Indians.

Brewer (120), Joseph Munoz (128), Cotton (145) and Hager (152) got the other four pins, while Logan Smith earned an 8-6 decision at 113.

Mustangs 81, Indians 0

(Match started at 106)

106: Drake Haney (WV) won by forfeit. 113: Logan Smith (WV) dec. Cesar Aguilar-Vargas, 8-6. 120: Braxton Brewer (WV) pinned Andrew Gardner, 1:50. 126: Joseph Munoz (WV) pinned Preston Yother, :55. 132: Tyrus Hamrick (WV) won by forfeit. 138: Caleb Langford (WV) won by forfeit. 145: Lawrence Cotton (WV) pinned Dakate Silvers, 1:42. 152: Ryan Hager (WV) pinned Brelyn Grany, 1:28. 160: Micah Langford (WV) pinned Richard Daniels, :06. 170: John Hayes (WV) pinned Haydan Foster, :19. 182: Chase Gregory (WV) won by forfeit. 195: Ric Kennett (WV) by forfeit. 220: Zack Miller (WV) won by forfeit. 285: Samuel Dworak (WV) won by forfeit.

Mustangs 49, Wildcats 17

(Match started at 120)

120: Braxton Brewer (WV), dec. Steven Sklavenitis, 7-1. 126: Isaiah Hawthorne (H) pinned Joseph Munoz, 3:26. 132: Landon Goforth (H) dec. Tyrus Hamrick (WV), 8-7. 138: Caleb Langford (WV) maj. dec. Ameer Jibrin, 10-2. 145: Lawrence Cotton (WV) pinned Nick Peck, 1:58. 152: Ryan Hager (WV) pinned Ronny Huff, 1:28. 160: Aaron Alemany (H) dec. Micah Langford, 10-5. 170: John Hayes (WV) dec. Chris Nicholson 3-0. 182: Chase Gregory (WV) pinned Dylan Bargerstock, 4:40. 195: Ric Kennett (WV) dec. Austin Gilkey, 10-5. 220: Zack Miller (WV) pinned Anthony Kring :18. 285: Samuel Dworak (WV) pinned Mitchell Bird, :51. 106: Drake Haney (WV) pinned Konnor Zeigler, 2:38. 113: Grayson Layne (H) tech. fall Logan Smith, 5:55 20-4.