Southern Scuffle Notebook: Sis Morgan Passes Away

UTC's Nick Soto Seeks Win No.70

Monday, January 1, 0001

Longtime friend and supporter of UTC and Baylor School wrestling, Sis Morgan, passed away Tuesday afternoon at home after a long battle with cancer

She was the wife of former UTC and Baylor head wrestling coach Jim Morgan.

Visitation is Friday Jan. 3 at Lane Funeral Home on Ashand Terrace, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m,

The funeral is at 1 p.m., also at Lane Funeral Home.

Soto Goes For Win No. 70 ...

UTC junior Nick Soto has an 11-match win streak this season and has 69 for a career .

Soto Goes for No.70 in the championship quarters … faces No.3 David Thorn (Minn.) … re-match of 2012 Scuffle semis with Soto winning  …

 Wrestlers in the Quarters … Penn State (12), Oklahoma State (9), Minnesota (9), Cornell (5)

Note: Teams can have multiple entries in various weight classes, but the wrestler with the highest  point total counts in the team total.

Going For Four: Penn State senior Ed Ruth seeks his fourth Scuffle title to tie Kyle Dake (Cornell) and Cole Konrad (Minnesota)

 Former TSSAA State Champs: Several former TSSAA state champs are here this week  ...

Christian Brothers trio of Zach and Alex Johnson (Navy) and Daniel Baulke (Air Force),  Alex Elsea (Duke/McCallie), Mark Marchetti (Army/Father Ryan), Trey Stavrum (UTC/Baylor), Michael Hooker (UTC/McCallie/Father Ryan) are all competing this week ... both Johnsons and Baukle won state titles in McKenzie Arena ...

Lots of Consonants: 174 pound class has two … App State wrestler, Forrest Przybysz (App State) … and Victor Pozsonyi (Hofstra) … and one more ...141, Nathan Skonieczny  (Kent State, unattached)

Minnesota Brothers in Quarters:  Gopher No.1 seeds and brothers Chris Dadanes (141) and Nick Dardanes (149) are in Thursday morning quarters …

 Oklahoma State Siblings … The Crutchmer’s did not fare are well as Brian lost to Nick Soto (UTC), 3-2 and Kyle lost to Tanner Weatherman (Iowa State) (TB-2, 9-5)

MRI For UTC Heavy: UTC 285-pounder Kevin Malone will have an MRI on his right knee ... with surgery and rehab he could be make on the mat in March-April area.

  contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net

 


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