Southern Scuffle NoteBook: Sis Morgan Passed Away Tuesday

UTC's Nick Soto in Thursday's Quarters

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Sis Morgan, wife of long time UTC and Baylor School coach Jim Morgan, passed away at home Tuesday afternoon after a long battle with cancer..

 A dedicated wrestling fans, she will be missed.

Funeral Details

Fri. Jan. 3 - Lane Funeral Home on Ashland Terrace

Visitation -  11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ... Funeral - 1 p.m.

 

Soto Goes For Win No. 70

UTC junior Nick Soto has an 11-match win streak this season and has 69 wins 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), UTC (1)

Top 3 Seeds Advance: The top 3 seeds in each weight class have advanced to the championship quarterfinals.

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

Christian Brothers trio of Zach and Alex Johnson (Navy) and Daniel Baucke (Air Force),  Alex Elsea (Duke/McCallie), Mark Marchetti (Army/Father Ryan), Trey Stavrum (UTC/Baylor), Michael Hooker (UTC/McCallie/Father Ryan), Scottie Boykin (Riverdale)

Lots of Consonants: 174 has two … App State wrestler, Forrest Przybysz (App State) … and Victor Pozsonyi (Hofstra) … 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)

UTC's Kevin Malone has MRI: UTC 285-pounder Kevi Malone will have an MRI on his left knee on Thursday with surgery and rehab to follow ... he should be back on the mat by March-April.

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


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