Prep roundup: Hawks overcome forfeits, edge Byron at home
Despite absorbing four of a Big Northern dual’s five forfeits, the Oregon Hawks edged Byron 36-33 on Tuesday in Oregon.
Oregon (11-11 in duals) earned three pins – all in the final 1 minute, 15 seconds of regulation – and only surrendered one to the Tigers. The Hawks won eight of the 10 contested matches, ending with John Brink’s 14-11 decision over Ross Sealby in the 220-pound match.
Rock Falls sweeps in Alleman: Tibs Cervantes, who recently returned from an ankle injury, won handily in both of the Rockets’ lopsided victories.
The Rock Falls senior beat Sterling Monier 11-4, part of a 54-13 victory over Alleman, and squeezed Oscar Loy 3:54 into their bout, part of a 59-9 victory over Rivderdale.
Newman triangular: The Comets split a home triangular, beating Princeton 44-24 and falling 44-16 to Lena-Winslow.
Newman earned pins in five of the six contested matches against Princeton. Jake Snow (126) and Bryce Ivey (152) had pins in the victory and decisions in the loss, Snow’s of the major variety.
Erie-Prophetstown 66, Kewanee 12: The Panthers won eight matches via pinfall in a Three Rivers rout in Erie.
Josh Wheeler took fastest pin honors, squeezing Kahill Turner 38 seconds into the 132-pound bout. Senior Brandon McCullough won his 101st bout after notching his 100th in the 106-pound title bout Saturday at the Bob Mitton Invite in Orion.
Boylan 99, Byron 67: Dixon senior Aaron Helander took one of Byron’s four event victories in their home pool.
Helander won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:56.70.
Sterling 2,630, Rock Island 2,605: The Golden Warriors narrowly improved to 10-2 in duals this season with a squeaker at Blackhawk Lanes.
Destinee Howard led Sterling with a 552 series (182-199-171), and Brandy Behrens added a 545 (187-157-201).
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