PARK HILLS – Mike Allison and Cole Cresswell claimed individual titles on Saturday while helping the North County wrestling team finish fourth in team standings at the Central Invitational.
Ben Turnbough and Noah Juliette also topped their respective weight brackets for Potosi, which was fifth overall while host Central placed seventh.
Allison (220) improved his record to 20-2 with a narrow 4-3 decision in the championship round, and Cresswell (160) pinned each of his four opponents in the first period.
Johnathan Coroama, Jordan Borseth and Kyle Cresswell each prevailed in third-place bouts, and Cody White took fourth during the day for North County.
Turnbough scored four consecutive technical falls to dominate at 195 pounds, and Juliette (126) notched a 12-3 major decision over Central freshman Kade Willis in their title contest.
Jaydee Vick (152) recorded three falls had a runner-up showing for Potosi following a loss in overtime. Austin Harris and Kalub Evans ended up third in their divisions.
Willis was one of three Central athletes to qualify for championship matches along with Aaron Dooley and Blake Bolin.
Dooley (182) was involved in two tight battles that went the distance, grabbing a 9-7 sudden victory while also falling 1-0.
Bolin was pinned in the 138-pound final. Jacob Looney and Kwinton Burnett each placed fourth for the Rebels.
Ste. Genevieve Duals
STE. GENEVIEVE – Ty Brown pinned each of his four opponents at 170 pounds, and the Ste. Genevieve wrestling team swept through its home duals tournament on Saturday.
Isaac Boyd went 3-0 in the heavyweight division for the Dragons, who downed Dexter 62-15, Owensville 58-21, Fulton 52-20 and Steelville 51-30.
Tyler Hale (220) earned falls during both contested matches. David McNeal (126) and Tyler Jenkins (195) each posted a pin while picking up three forfeit wins.
Jacob Dickens, Grant Staffen and Noah Odgen were each 2-1 for Ste. Genevieve. Jared Humbolt earned a fall before losing to Ryan Herman of St. Clair in a battle of state medalists.
Gateway to the Best
CREVE COEUR, Mo. – Farmington seized a 42-30 triumph over Marquette, but was defeated by three other schools at the CBC Gateway to the Best Duals tournament.
Austin Wadlow (106) secured three pins plus an 18-3 technical fall, and finished 4-0 individually to equal the record of Dylan Allen (170) for the Knights.
Kyle Crawford registered falls during his only two contested bouts at 113 pounds, and Chase Berg (285) had a 2-2 showing.
Farmington lost to Christian Brothers (Tenn.) 54-24, Lebanon 63-14 and CBC 49-28.
Cape Central 73, Central 45
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Sophomore Breven McMullen scored a game-high 23 points, but Central could not collectively keep pace Saturday in a 73-45 road loss at Cape Central.
Caleb Oswald and Kinyon Hodges netted 15 points, and Austin Parker added 13 as Cape Central (12-1) landed five players in double figures.
The Tigers doubled up Central 24-12 in the second quarter to establish a 41-24 halftime lead.
Wade Scherffius had 12 points for the Rebels, who sank 7-of-8 free throws as a team.