High school wrestling

Mount View fifth, Ward brothers bring home regional championships

Emma Fonger, Fuller also finish among top four to qualify for states
By Staff | Feb 11, 2019

Fryeburg — The Mount View wrestling team trekked to the far reaches of the Pine Tree State — Fryeburg Academy, to be exact — for the Class B South high school championships on Saturday, Feb. 9.

And, after a 240-mile round trip, the Mustangs returned to Thorndike with a fifth-place finish among 14 teams.

Mount View racked up 85 points, while Wells amassed 216.5 points to nab the crown in convincing fashion, 73.5 points ahead of second-place Medomak Valley of Waldoboro.

Brothers Zach and Mark Ward pinned down individual regional titles at the 138- and 145-pound classes, while Nathaniel Fuller (2nd at 285) and Emma Fonger (4th at 132) — along with the Ward brothers, of course — earned berths in the state Class B championships, slated for Saturday, Feb. 16 at 9:30 a.m. at Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln.

The regional team scores were: Wells 216.5, Medomak Valley 143, Lisbon/Oak Hill 122, Mountain Valley of Rumford 113.5, Mount View 85, Dirigo of Dixfield 81, Winslow 45, Madison 42, Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield 36, Oceanside of Rockland 34, Fryeburg Academy 28, Lincoln Academy of Newcastle 18, Monmouth Academy 16 and Richmond 7.

The individual Mount View results, with Mustang listed first, included:

113 pounds — Davin Barnard received a first-round bye; was pinned by Nate LeClair, MtVal, at 1:16; received two byes; beat Malik Keresey, MCI, 8-2; and was pinned by Danny Marquis, Wells, at 0:44.

120 pounds — Hailey Wood received a first-round bye; was pinned by Jacob Scott, Wells, at 0:21; received a bye; and was pinned by Josh MacDougall, Med, at 1:53.

126 pounds — Morgan Fonger received a first-round bye; was pinned by Jack Tibbetts, Lis/Oah, at 0:25; received a bye; and was pinned by Filip Nguyen, LA, at 1:49.

132 pounds — Emma Fonger received a first-round bye; pinned Jordan Hastings, MtVal, at 3:52; lost to Zoe Buteau, Lis/OaH, 15-5; pinned Jason Beaucage, Dir, at 1:29; and was pinned by Brady Carter, Med, at 3:16 in the consolation final. Fonger finished fourth.

138 pounds — Zach Ward received a first-round bye; pinned Colby Hyde, Med, at 0:21; beat Evrit Roy, MtVal, 8-7; and pinned Cole Steeves, MCI, at 4:22 in the championship final. Ward finished first.

145 pounds — Mark Ward received a first-round bye; pinned Donna Arsenault, MtVal, at 0:36; pinned David Pelletier, Dir, at 0:35; and pinned Devin Chace, Wells, at 1:05 in the championship final. Ward finished first.

285 pounds — Nathaniel Fuller received a first-round bye; pinned Hunter Harris, Rich, at 0:48; pinned Braeden MacNeil, Wells, at 3:02; and lost to Alex Demers, Win, 6-2, in the championship final. Fuller finished second.

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