Wrestlers continue domination

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

The Mountain Home Tigers capped off their pre-holiday wrestling schedule in fine fashion, picking up six wins last week, including five at the Bonneville Duals.

Mountain Home 49

Timberline 27

The Tigers wrestled the Timberline Wolves on the mats of Lloyd Schiller Gymnasium last Tuesday.

Mountain Home collected five pins and two forfeits in picking up nine wins on the night, earning words of praise from Tiger wrestling coach Lynn Knudson.

"It was a nice win. We were hoping to get a few more wins, but we won nine of the 14 varsity matches, and at the JV level, we won 12 of 16, so it was a real good night for Mountain Home High School wrestling."

Picking up first round wins for the Tigers were Kyle Hickerson at 119 pounds, David Wise at 125, A.J. Hutchison at 130, Mike Ramsey at 135, and James Greenfield at 145.

Garrett Wells won a 7-4 decision at 152 pounds, and Kole Spaulding won a 10-2 major decision at 171 pounds.

Winning by forfeit for the Tigers were Amanda McAlpin at 103 pounds, and Bobby Cornford at 112.

Chris Hathaway lost a tough 4-3 decision at 140 pounds. Tyson Sessions lost at 160 pounds, and Jeff Vogl (189 pounds), Charles Davidson (215) and Robert Weed (heavyweight) all lost by pins.


The Tiger matmen continued their winning ways, picking up three wins on Friday at the Bonneville Duals in Idaho Falls, and came back Saturday with two more big wins, to win the championship over Snake River, on total points scored. The Tigers had 276 points, Snake River was second with 248. In all, 10 teams competed in the meet.

On Friday, Mountain Home beat Skyline, 48-31, Bonneville, 41-34, and Rigby, 51-21. On Saturday, the Tigers whipped Madison, 66-16, and Hillcrest, 70-9.

Five Tiger wrestlers went through the two-days of competition unbeaten. They were Kyle Hickerson at 112 pounds, David Wise at 119, James Greenfield at 135, Chris Hathaway at 140, and Kole Spaulding at 171 pounds.

The Tiger matmen are off now until Jan. 2-3, when they go to an invitational wrestling tourney in Wyoming.

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