Hixson Wrestlers Win Heritage Duals

Wildcats Defeat NWW in Title Match

Saturday, November 30, 2013 - by B.B. Branton
Hixson won the Heritage (Ga.) Duals Saturday
Hixson won the Heritage (Ga.) Duals Saturday
- photo by Robin Layne

RINGGOLD -- Led by five pins from senior Grayson Layne, the Hixson Wildcats went 5-0 at the Heritage (Ga.)  Duals Saturday, including a 45-36 victory against Northwest Whitfield in the championship final.

Chris Nicholson (5-0) and McKenzie Martin (4-0)  were also perfect on the day.

"We wrestled pretty well today and this is a good start to the season," said Hixson coach Garrick Hall.

"I like dual tournaments since you get five matches and it gives you an opportunity to move guys around and see who can wrestle well at various weight classes."

The Wildcats rolled through pool play, defeating host Heritage, Red Bank, Dalton and Dade Co.

In the finals, the Wildcats raced to a 24-0 after three pins and a forfeit victory in the first four matches ... Northwest pulled with 10 points, twice (28-18 and 34-24) and nine, twice at 39-30 with two matches remaining - but a Hixson pin at 152 by Landon Goforth secured the team win ... Northwest won by forfeit at 285 for the final nine point difference, 45-36.

Championship Match

Hixson 45, Northwest Whitfield 36

170 Chris Nocholson (Hi) pinned Austin Taylor ... Hixson, 6-0

180 - Dylan Bargerstock (Hix) pinned Dillan Darrah ... Hixson, 12-0

195 - McKenzie Martin (Hix) forfeit win ... Hixson, 18-0

220 - Bubba Palacio (Hix) pinned Jordan Lewis ... Hixson, 24-0

285 - Isaiah Mack (NWW) pinned Brody Gregory ... Hixson, 24-6

106 - Spencer Groves (Hix) major dec. Easton Stanley ... 28-6

113 - Bryan Genbe (NWW) pinned Cedric Harris ... Hixson, 28-12

120 - Konnor Ziegler (Hix) pinned Justin Palmer ... Hixson, 28-18

126 - Grayson Layne (Hix) pinned Blake Hanes ... Hixson, 34-18

132 - Timmy Peters (NWW) forfeit win ... Hixson, 34-24

138 - Isaac Yates (Hix) tech fall. Dylan Pittman, 17-1 ... Hixson, 39-24

145 - Alex Reynolds (NWW) pinned Ronnie Huff ... Hixson, 39-30

152 - Landon Goforth (Hix) pinned Tyler Holcomb ... Hixson, 45-30

160 - Noah Burns (NWW) forfeit win ... Hixson, 45-36 

Pool Play A

Hixson (4-0) def. Red Bank (59-18), def. Dade Co. (75-6), def. Dalton (73-6), def. Heritage (53-24)

Heritage (3-1)  def. Red Bank (45-36), def. Dade Co. (70-3), def. Dalton (66-18), lost to Hixson (53-24)

Red Bank (2-2) def. Dade Co. (64-6), def. Dalton (56-15), lost to Hixson (59-8), lost to Heritage (45-36)

Dalton (1-3) def. Dade Co. (63-12), lost to Hixson (73-6), lost to Red Bank (56-15), lost to Heritage (66-18)

Dade Co.(0-4)  lost to Hixson (75-6), lost Heritage (70-3), lost to Dalton (63-12), lost to Red Bank (64-6)

Pool Play B

NWW (4-0) def. Heritage II (72-9), def. Notre Dame (48-27), def. East Paulding (63-14), def. Southeast Whitfield (55-24)

SE Whitfield (3-1) def. East Paulding (54-15), def. Heritage II (66-12), def. Notre Dame (48-35),

Notre Dame (2-2) def. East Paulding (54-24), def. Heritage II (60-17), lost to Southeast Whitfield (48-35), lost to Northwest Whitfield (48-27)

East Paulding (1-3) def. Heritage II (forfeit win), lost to Northwest Whitfield (63-13), lost to Notre Dame (54-24), lost to Southeast Whitfield (54-15) 

Heritage II (0-4) lost to Northwest Whitfield (72-9), lost to Notre Dame (60-17), lost to SE Whitfield (66-12), lost via forfeit to East Paulding 

Championship Match: Hixson 45, Northwest Whitfield 36'

For Third Place: Heritage I  48, Southeast Whitfield 33

For Fifth Place: Notre Dame 42, Red Bank 36

For Seventh Place: Dalton def. East Paulding

For Ninth Place: no match Dade Co.- Heritage II

 

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


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