Thursday, January 23, 2014
Waccamaw High’s wrestling team picked up two dominant wins in its last home match of the season.
The Warriors beat Loris 64-12, and Georgetown 57-15.
Against the Lions, Waccamaw won the first eight matches.
Gabe Pope (113 pounds) won by forfeit; Bobby Walters (120) was down 8-2 before getting a pin; Arman Singh (126) got a pin; McKinley Groomes (132) nearly got pinned as time expired in the second period but rallied to get a pin with 24.4 seconds left in the match; Connor Summer (138) got a quick pin; Shea Burke (145) got a pin with 18 seconds left in his match; Parker Williams (152) won by forfeit; and Alonzo Trent (160) got a pin.
After Loris got a pin and a forfeit to cut the lead to 46-12, Brady Lottchea (220) won by forfeit, Tyler Davis (heavyweight) got a pin, and Jeremy Lee (106) won by forfeit for the 64-12 final.
Waccamaw is 2-1 against Loris this season. The teams tied during a match at North Myrtle Beach, but the Lions won after going through about a dozen tiebreakers.
Against the Bulldogs, the Warriors won the first six matches.
Singh, Groomes, Summer, Burke and Williams won by pin and Trent won on points.
After Georgetown’s Jordan Manigault (170) won by forfeit and Gerald German (182) got a pin to cut the lead to 33-12, Lottchea and Davis got pins to extend it back to 45-12.
The Bulldogs last points came on a win by Ammel Dooley (106).
Waccamaw closed out the match with pins by Pope and Walters.
Georgetown fell behind 30-0 against Loris, but battled back before losing 42-36.
Eric Techer (152) and Jamal Lang (160) got the first points for Bulldogs with forfeits.
After a Loris win, German got a pin and Jose Sanchez got a forfeit to cut the lead to 36-24.
Loris then got a win at heavyweight to seal the victory.
Eight Georgetown County wrestlers brought home medals from the Horry/Georgetown Invitational last weekend at St. James High School.
Waccamaw’s Gabe Pope (113) and Parker Williams (152) won their weight classes.
Waccamaw’s Arman Singh (126) and Georgetown’s Ammel Dooley (106) placed second; and Waccamaw’s Bobby Walters (120), Tyler Davis (heavyweight) and Shea Burke (145), and Georgetown’s Jordan Manigault (160) placed third.
Waccamaw coach Scott Cook said he wanted his wrestlers to compete in the invitational because it’s an individual tournament, which is what the Warriors will face in the playoffs.
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