The Erie-Prophetstown wrestling team pulled out a narrow 37-33 win over Rock Falls on Wednesday at home.
Rockets’ 106-pounder Brayden Tarbill started things off with a 12-10 decision over Carter Jepson before the Panthers responded with back-to-back pins by Eric Marquez and Cameron Abell. Rock Falls took decisions by Iziah James (126) and Rio Salas (145), as well as a pin from Reiley Dowd (138) and a forfeit at 132 to retake the lead, but Erie-Prophetstown went on another run in the upper weight classes.
Calvin Naftzger took a major decision at 152 pounds, Mat Garrison pinned Butch Elder at 160, Garrett Passmore pinned Nelson at 170 and Gabe Freidrichsen earned a 5-4 decision at 182.
The Panthers also beat Rochelle 40-33. Chris Bonnell earned a pin in 48 seconds at 120 pounds. Garrison added a pinfall of his own in 38 seconds. Passmore and Lucas Carey (285) also won with pins and Friedrichsen took a major decision.
Fulton sweeps: The Steamers beat Sherrard 34-32 and St. Bede 51-25 for a pair of wins on their home mat.
Helping Fulton pull out the close match with Sherrard was heavyweight Taylor Fleetwood pulling out his close match, earning a 3-1 win in overtime.
Eli Pannell, Clayton Howard, Ethan Rash and Tony Heinitz all won via decision, with Max Pannell and Tyler Fleetwood scoring pinfalls.
The Steamers took six pinfalls against the Bruins, with Tyler Fleetwood, Taylor Fleetwood, Rash, Heinitz, Max Pannell and Eli Pannell all putting their opponents’ shoulders to the mat.
Newman splits two matches: The Comets went 1-1 at home, losing 42-28 to Putnam County and beating Amboy 36-24.
Kyle Tunink (126 pounds) and Mason Newman (170) each won both of their matches via pinfall. Cael Sanders, Brody Ivey and Brady Stevens earned pins against
Luke Schaver earned a win via pinfall at 220 pounds for the Clippers against Newman.
Winnebago 48, Sterling 46: Gretchen Gould scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Golden Warriors’ loss on the road.
Josi Borum had 12 points and eight rebounds.
Dakota 47, Amboy 44: The Clippers fell at home despite 14 points and four assists from Abi Payne. Noelle Jones had 13 points and six rebounds.
The teams were tied 8-8 after one quarter and 23-23 at halftime before Dakota jumped ahead with a 10-6 run in the third.
Annawan 60, Prophetstown 36: A 22-point second quarter helped defending state champion Annawan pull away from the Prophets.
Hannah McKinney led Prophetstown with 12 points, shooting 5-for-8 from the field. Courtney Pierceson added nine points.
Jayde VanHyfte led Annawan with 22 points.