The Mount View wrestling team has been busy through the first few meets of the season and have proven, thus far, to be a formidable force on the mats.

The Mustangs are 5-4 through three meets with victories over Bucksport, Hermon, Medomak Valley of Waldoboro, Oxford Hills of South Paris and Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield.

Mount View has been, in something coach Hamilton Richards has, for years, hoped for, competitive in all matches.

On Dec. 17, Mount View picked up a 48-36 win over Bucksport, upended Hermon 48-30, doubled up host Medomak Valley 48-24 and were edged by Skowhegan 39-34.

Also, on Dec. 14, Mount View dropped a 38-36 decision to Winslow, but defeated Maine Central Institute 48-22.

On Dec. 10, Mount View fell 57-18 to Mount Blue of Farmington and lost 48-36 to Winslow, while picking up a 45-22 win over Oxford Hills.

Richards said he is pleased with his team’s overall despite their up-and-down performances, and firmly believes his team will be in the thick of things by season’s end.

“The team continues to improve, [but] we still have a ways to go,” he said. “The talent is there but the kids just don’t have all the basics really down. I see us winning and losing some close ones in the near term, but the goal is to have the bugs worked out by tournament time. We do that and I think cracking the top three or four at [the Western Class C tournament] is still very possible.”

The individual Mustang results from the Dec. 17 meet were:

106 pounds — Mount View forfeited to Bucksport and Hermon, and had a double- forfeit with Medomak Valley and Skowhegan.

113 pounds — James Blanchette won by forfeit over Bucksport, Hermon, Medomak Valley and Skowhegan.

120 pounds — Mount View forfeited to Bucksport and Skowhegan, and had a double forfeit with Hermon and Medomak Valley.

126 pounds — Tim Abbott won by forfeit over Bucksport, Hermon and Medomak Valley; and beat Barrett Ames, Skow, 9-0.

132 pounds — Roger Flannery pinned Lucas Ashmore, Buck, at 1:05; and won by forfeit over Hermon. Mount View forfeited to Medomak Valley and Skowhegan.

138 pounds — Matt Wheeler pinned Alvin Wheeler, Buck, at 6:00; and was pinned by Corey Staples, Her, at 3:49. Jarryd Fonger pinned CeCe Luce, Med, at 0:48; and won by forfeit over Skowhegan.

145 pounds — Mark Dolloff pinned Kyle Carlson-Fraine, Buck, at 1:00; won by forfeit over Hermon and Medomak Valley; and was pinned by Kaleb Brown, Skow, at 1:39.

152 pounds — Kendric Shibles was pinned by Jacob Stewart, Buck, at 2:39; was pinned by Kyle Hormach, Her, at 1:06; won by forfeit over Medomak Valley; and was pinned by Carter Stevens, Skow, at 0:31.

160 pounds — Zach Shedyak pinned Nathan Long, Buck, at 0:26; was pinned by David Stephenson, Her, at 4:12; won by forfeit over Medomak Valley; and was pinned by Christian Jackson, Skow, at 2:30.

170 pounds — Jake Blanchette was pinned by Nicholas Bishop, Buck, at 0:57; won by forfeit over Hermon; was pinned by Cyril Miller, Med, at 2:52; and lost to Levi Hayden, Skow, 5-1.

182 pounds — Gavin Caler won by forfeit over Bucksport, Hermon and Medomak Valley; and was pinned by Zach Witham, Skow, at 0:49.

195 pounds — Jordan Fowler was pinned by Chris Powell, Buck, at 0:38; won by forfeit over Hermon, was pinned by Dylan Look, Med, at 0:14; and was pinned by Andrew Pineo, Skow, at 1:10.

220 pounds — Tyler Stevenson pinned Michael York, Buck, at 0:16; was pinned Alex Yrzyan, Her, at 1:42; pinned Joe King, Med, at 0:25; and pinned Cody Moody, Skow, at 0:48.

285 pounds — Mike Robinson was pinned by Damon Klinedinst, Buck, at 2:00; and was pinned by Yannick Price-Prevot, Med, at 1:03. Clint Spaulding pinned Nash Roy, Her, at 1:12; and pinned Mike Evans, Skow, at 1:14.

The individual Mustang results from the Dec. 14 meet included:

106 pounds — Mount View lost by forfeit to Winslow and had a double forfeited with MCI.

113 pounds — James Blanchette was pinned by Dylan Dahlbergh, MCI, at 5:43; and won by forfeit over Winslow.

120 pounds — Mount View had a double forfeit with both Winslow and MCI.

126 pounds — Tim Abbott won by forfeit over Winslow; and lost to Will Cu, MCI, 12-4.

132 pounds — Roger Flannery pinned Zach O’Connor, Win, at 2:53; and was pinned by Tanner Littlefield, MCI, at 5:00.

138 pounds — Dustin Whitbcomb punned Zach Switzer, Win, at 3:00; and lost by disqualification to River Massey, MCI, at 4:30.

145 pounds — Mark Dolloff pinned Bryan Robbins, Win, at 3:42; and pinned Augustas McWilliams, MCI, at 0:25.

152 pounds — Joel Poulin was pinned by Mitchell Morrison, Win, at 2:48; and won by forfeit over MCI.

160 pounds — Zach Shedyak was pinned by Paul Willett, Win, at 1:35; and pinned Trever Kitchin, MCI, at 0:18.

170 pounds — Jake Blanchette lost to Vitaliano Tantaco, Win, 7-4; and won by forfeit over MCI.

182 pounds — Gavin Caler was pinned by Kyle Calvo, Win, at 0:20; and won by forfeit over MCI.

195 pounds — Jordan Fowler won by forfeit over Winslow and MCI.

220 pounds — Tyler Stevenson was pinned by Sean Cote, Win, at 2:17; and pinned Seth Wilcox, MCI, at 0:17.

285 pounds — Mike Robinson was pinned by Aaron Lint, Win, at 0:51; and was pinned by Jacob McGowan, MCI, at 1:37.

The individual Mustang results from the Dec. 10 meet included:

106 pounds —Mount View had a double forfeit with Mount Blue and Oxford Hills; and forfeited to Winslow.

113 pounds — James Blanchette was pinned by Tyler Craig, MtB, at 1:24; won by forfeit over Winslow; and lost to Cordell Brooks, OxH, 9-2.

120 pounds — Mount View lost by forfeit to Mount Blue, Oxford Hills and Winslow.

126 pounds — Tim Abbott was pinned by Kevin Moore, MtB, at 1:13; won by forfeit over Winslow; and was pinned by Juan Guzman, OxH, at 4:47. Also, in independent action, Abbott lost to Connor Murphy, Edward Little, 16-1.

132 pounds — Roger Flannery lost to Nick Hyde, MtB, 10-7; was pinned by Zach O’Connor, Win, at 0:30; and pinned Jacob Hall, OxH, at 4:47. Also, in independent action, Matt Wheeler was pinned by Sheldon Bang, Edward Little, at 2:39.

138 pounds — Dustin Whitcomb was pinned by Drew Blanchet, MtB, at 0:50; was pinned by Zach Switzer, Win, at 2:24; and won by forfeit over Oxford Hills.

145 pounds — Jarryd Fonger won by forfeit over Mount Blue. Mark Dolloff pinned Garret Loner, Win, at 1:39; and beat Brandon Gullickson, OxH, 6-3.

152 pounds — Dolloff was pinned by Chris Ingram, MtB, at 2:21. Fonger was pinned by Bryan Robbins, Win, at 1:25; and was pinned by Malik Geiger, OxH, at 2:46. Also, in independent action, Dolloff lost to Everett Bertrand, Lewiston, 14-2.

160 pounds — Zach Shedyak was pinned by Zach Faulkner, MtB, at 1:16; pinned Paul Willet, Win, at 5:27; and pinned Jeff Merrill, OxH, at 0:22. Also, in independent action, Shedyak was pinned by Shawn Bang, Edward Little, at 3:44.

170 pounds — Jake Blanchette was pinned by Caleb Farrington, MtB, at 1:34; was pinned by V.J. Fantoro, Win, at 3:11; and won by forfeit over Oxford Hills. Also, in independent action, Blanchette was pinned by Brandon Drotter, Lewiston, at 3:59.

182 pounds — Gavin Caler was pinned by Tyler Semick, MtB, at 1:26; was pinned by Kyle Calvo, Win, at 0:49; and won by forfeit over Oxford Hills.

195 pounds —Jordan Fowler was pinned by Raymond Clark, MtB, at 1:59; and won by forfeit over Winslow and Oxford Hills.

220 pounds — Tyler Stevenson was pinned by Shawn Keach, MtB, at 1:36; pinned Shawn Cotty, Win, at 5:41; and pinned Justin Cummins, OxH, at 2:21.

285 pounds — Mike Robinson pinned Damian Moore, MtB, at 0:30; and was pinned by Aaron Lint, at 1:02. Clint Spaulding was pinned by William Leahy, OxH, at 4:32.

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