By SVM Sports Staff
The Sterling wrestling team went on the road Tuesday night and dropped a 33-26 decision to Mercer County in Aledo.
Jaden Urrutia (120), Isaac Figueroa (126), Andrew Garcia (138), Brady Hall (145) and Keagen Kaye (160) won bouts for the Golden Warriors.
Dixon 41, Streator 24: All four Dixon seniors won in their final bouts at The Pit, as the Dukes won a NIB-12 West dual at home.
Oregon sweeps at home: The Hawks beat Amboy 36-26, and knocked off Big Northern West rival Winnebago 40-30 at the Blackhawk Center. Amboy lost 33-21 to Winnebago.
Oregon had two wrestlers win a pair of contested matches by pinfall. Corey Grady recorded two pins at 138 pounds, and Garrett Rude did the same at 160 pounds.
Amboy’s Jason Bontz had a pair of pins at 152 pounds. Collin Doege pinned Oregon’s Zim Granados at 126 pounds, and he won by decision against Winnebago’s Austin Metz.
Polo sweeps, AFC swept on road: The Marcos beat the Raiders 66-18 and North Boone 46-36, then AFC fell to the Vikings 42-30.
Ethan Cain was Polo’s lone double-winner, recording two pins at 160 pounds. Colten Griffen (120), Jeff Kimpel (182) and Jacob Cain (195) added pins against AFC, while Jesse Ditzler (pin at 126) and Paul Smith (major decision at 132) added wins against North Boone. The Marcos got seven forfeits from the Raiders and five from the Vikings.
Jake Chapman pinned both of his opponents at 152 pounds for AFC. Payton Hilliker (132) and Dalton Ibarra (145) had pins against Polo, and Riley Stephens (145) won by pin against North Boone.
Steamers lose two: Cole Grant won two bouts for Fulton in losses to Riverdale (51-24) and Rockridge (57-12) in Port Byron.