Trojan Wrestlers Win HCAC Crown

Ryan McElhaney is Outstanding Wrestler

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

Led by five individual champions, Soddy Daisy Middle School won the 2013 Hamilton County Athletic Conference Wrestling Championship Saturday at Hixson Middle.

The victorious Trojans compiled 200 points with 10 medalists, while Hixson was second with 174.5 points and two champions, while East Hamilton was third with 159 points and one champion in the 12-tdam field.

The Trojan champions are Landon Wheaton (76), Jacob Kilgore (83), Austin Crowe (119), Emory Holcomb (131) and Brody Gregory (225).

The Outstanding Wrestler Award was presented to Ryan McElhaney of East Ridge who won his third straight HCAC title and was also undefeated in his HCAC career.

Coach Jim Wulf Honored: Red Bank Middle School coach Jim Wulf was presented with a plaque for his 21 years as coach in the middle school program and will retire as a teacher and coach at the end of this school year. His teams won seven HCAC titles, the first coming in his first year, 1992-93.

Regular Season Winners:

Division I: 1. Soddy Daisy  2. Hixson … Coach of the Year:  John Lane (Soddy Daisy)

Division 2: 1. Brown 2. SignalMountain … Coach of the Year: Cliff Morgan (Brown)

 

HCAC Wrestling Championship

Team, Points, Place Winners (1-4)

1 Soddy Daisy, 200 (5-3-2-0)

2 Hixson, 174.5 (2-4-3-1)

3 East Hamilton, 159 (1-2-3-6)

4 Brown, 105 (3-0-0-2)

5 Signal Mtn, 93 (2-1-2-0)

6 Red Bank, 66 (1-2-0-0)

7 East Ridge, 61 (1-1-1-1)

8 Ooltewah, 56 (0-1-1-1)

9 Loftis, 48 (0-1-1-2)

10 Orchard Knob, 29 (0-0-1-1)

11 Hunter, 19 (0-0-1-1)

12 Sale Creek, 0 (0-0-0-0)

 

Weight Classes – Top Four Finishers

76 - Finals: Landon Wheaton (SD) tech fall Kashawn Cosey (East Ridge), 17-2

3rd Place: Jackson Stone (East Ham) dec. Chris Lee (Loftis), 8-6

 

83 – Finals: Jacob Kilgore (SD) pinned Spencer Groves (Hix), 2:15

3rd: Nicholas Jessen (SM) dec. Colin Fletcher (EH), 7-1

 

91 – Finals: Tucker Gill (SM) dec. Blake Riechel (RB), 6-1

3rd: Jacob Newman (Hix) dec. Justin McAllister), 9-2

 

99 – Finals: Ryan McElhaney (ER) pinned Clinton Collins (Hix), 2:17

3rd: Jonah Bird (SD) dec. C.J. Shackelford (EH), 4-0

 

106 – Finals: Cedric Harris (Hix) dec. Brent Settles (Loftis), 10-4

3rd: Ned Warwick (SM) dec. Garrett Vance (EH), 2-0

 

113 – Finals: Daniel Dawson (SM) pinned Liam Golden (EH), 4:11

3rd: Seth Wortman (Ool) pinned Jacob Thomas (Loftis) 2:50

 

119 – Finals: Austin Crowe (SD) tech fall Tyler Green (EH), 16-1

3rd: Jonsas Shackelford (Hix) pinned Josh May (Hunter), :45

 

125 – Finals: Blake Cagle (RB) pinned Ty Boeck (SM), 1:23

3rd: Noah Eads (EH) dec. Garrett Layne (Hix), 9-2

131 – Finals: Emory Holcomb (SD) pinned Robert Six (RB), 1:47

3rd: Cameron Thomas (OK) dec. Ian Ammerall (EH), 3-2 OT

 141 – Finals: Alonzo Heyward (Brown) pinned Truman Ross (SD), 4:25

3rd: Phillip Prak (Hix) pinned Kevin Siniard (EH), :29

 151 – Finals: Daegen Le (Hix) pinned Hunter Ali (SD), 4:15

3rd: Tyler Bayless (EH) major dec. Pierce Peterson (Ool), 12-2

 165 – Finals: Skylaur Sivley (Brown) pinned Taylor Ramirez (Ool), 2:32

3rd: Tucker Smith (Hunter) pinned LeKendre Taylor (OK), 1:18

 185 – Finals: Huichan Yun (EH) pinned Dion Russell (SD), 2:12

3rd: Kendrick Harris (ER) dec. Gavin Ainslie(Brown) 7-4

 225 – Finals: Brody Gregory (SD) pinned Guliano Palacio (Hix)

3rd: Owen Vice (Loftis) pinned DeRyal Helton(ER), :50

 250 – Finals: Murshid Melvin (Brown) pinned Tyler Weaver (Hix), :21

3rd: Austin Martin (SD) pinned Jon Hollifield (EH), :56

 

2013 All HCAC

(tournament champions and No.1 seed, if the top seed does not win the tournament):

(tournament champion listed first)

76 – Landon Wheaton (Soddy Daisy)

83 - Jacob Kilgore (Soddy Daisy)

91 – Tucker Gill (Signal Mountain) and Blake Reichel (Red Bank)

99 – Ryan McElhaney (East Ridge)

106 – Cedric Harris (Hixson) and Brent Settles (Loftis)

113 – Daniel Dawson (Signal Mountain)

119 – Austin Crowe (Soddy Daisy)

125 – Blake Cagle (Red Bank)

131 – Emory Holcomb (Soddy Daisy)

141 – Alonzo Heyward (Brown) and Truman Ross (Soddy Daisy)

151 – Daegan Le (Hixson)

165 – Skylaur Sivley (Brown) and Nick Tucker (East Hamilton)

185 – Huichan Yun (East Hamilton)

225 - Brody Gregory (Soddy Daisy)

250 – Murshid Melvin (Brown)

 

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


Hurricane Hall Ravages Fort Payne Again For Another UCRA Victory

Local fan favorite racer Kasey Hall of Geraldine, Ala., grabbed another United Crate Racing Alliance (UCRA) victory at his home track Fort Payne Motor Speedway  Saturday  night.    Hall, driving his black unmarked # 38 "Bilstein Shocks, Oliver Race Engines" backed T-N-T race car, collected $2,500 for his second UCRA victory of the season at ... (click for more)

Three Chattanooga Lookout Pitchers Shut Out Mobile BayBears Saturday, 7-0

MOBILE, Ala. -- Fernando Romero, Randy LeBlanc and Raul Fernandez combined for a shutout as the Chattanooga Lookouts beat the Mobile BayBears 7-0 on Saturday. With the victory, the Lookouts move to 64-34 on the season. They lead the Southern League North division by six games in the second-half, but have already won the first-half title.  Fernando Romero (9-6) was provided ... (click for more)

3 Hikers Missing In Big Soddy Creek Gulf Area Are Found Safe

Three hikers missing since Sunday afternoon at Big Soddy Creek Gulf have been found safe. They left around noon, and were supposed to return around 6 p.m. The hikers are a married couple and their friend. They are avid hikers. Crews with the Soddy Daisy Police and Fire Departments began searching at daybreak on Monday. (click for more)

Pair Arrested In Connection With Lookout Mountain Vehicle Thefts, Break-Ins

Police on Lookout Mountain said two arrests have been made tied to the theft of  two vehicles stolen from a home in Lookout Mountain, Ga., last week.   In connection to the vehicle thefts, seven other vehicles were entered and several items were stolen. Lookout Mountain, Ga., Chief Todd Gann said, "Early  Wednesday  morning, a Georgia resident noticed ... (click for more)

Do Something To Protect Our Children

It is unconscionable in this day and age that these children had to exist in such deplorable conditions and that an innocent baby suffered and died alone in a locked car.  Yes, there is blame and accountability considering this family had child neglect charges filed a few years ago (that were apparently dropped and expunged) and a large part of the responsibility should ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Not Many Know This

The best story of the summer – by far – came out of Panama City over the Fourth of July weekend when over 80 total strangers on a Panama City beach responded to screams. Two boys, ages 14 and 11, were caught in a rip tide and all of these “angels” quickly formed a human chain -- over 80 people with their arms locked -- to stretch out in the water, reach those kids and tug them out ... (click for more)