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High school wrestling

Mustangs 13th in invitational, drop home matches

Ward brothers excel at tough Skowhegan event
By Staff | Jan 14, 2020
Photo by: Ken Waltz Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. Mount View's Zach Ward, back, ties up Cony's Nolan Turcotte at 145 pounds.

Skowhegan — In recent days, Mount View wrestlers trekked north for a large tournament, but also stayed in their own gymnasium for a tri-meet.

The Mustangs competed in the Skowhegan Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 11 and wrangled 39 points, good for 13th among 30 teams, while the Mustang "B" team finished 27th with 6.5 points.

The Ward brothers led the Thorndike-based mat squad as the only top-four finishers, as Mark Ward finished first at 152 pounds and his brother, Zach, fourth at 145 pounds.

The team scores were: Bonny Eagle of Standish 155, Mount Ararat of Topsham 154, Dexter 133, Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln 129.5, Cony of Augusta 118, Nokomis of Newport 92.5, Mountain Valley of Rumford 87.5, Lisbon/Oak Hill of Lisbon Falls/Sabattus 85, Skowhegan 81, Mount Blue of Farmington 79.5, Oceanside of Rockland 60, Bucksport 50, Mount View 39, Ellsworth 31, Hermon 28, Madison 23, Washington Academy of East Machias 22, Bangor 20, Sacopee Valley of Hiram 16, John Bapst of Bangor 16, Mount Ararat "B" 14.5, Messalonskee of Oakland 11, Washington Academy "B" 9, Monmouth Academy 9, Bucksport "B" 8, Skowhegan "B" 8, Mount View "B" 6.5, Dexter "B" 3, Cony "B" 3 and Mountain Valley "B" no score.

The "home mat advantage" on Jan. 8 did not prove to be as advantageous as Mount View hoped, as the Mustangs fell in both, losing 63-18 to Cony of Augusta and 42-27 to Oceanside.

Watch video and see photos below from the Jan. 8 meet.

The individual Mount View results from Jan. 11 at Skowhegan, with Mustang wrestlers listed first, were:

126 pounds — Morgan Fonger received a first-round bye; was pinned by Calvin Peck, Nok, at 1:37; and was pinned by Rachel Tuck, Skow, at 0:53.

138 pounds — Emma Fonger received a first-round bye; was pinned by Spencer LeClair, MtA, at 1:31; and lost by major decision to Kaleb Thompson, MtA, 13-4.

145 pounds — Zach Ward pinned Max Ginn, WA, at 0:32; lost to Landon St. Peter, JB, 3-2; pinned Zach Shaw, BE, at 0:42; pinned Everett Huckins, Ells, at 1:40; beat Mason Rowe, MtB, 7-4; and lost by forfeit to Landon St. Peter, JB, in the consolation final. Ward finished fourth.

152 pounds — Mark Ward pinned Talia Fuller, Dex, at 0:11; pinned Sam Soper, Buck, at 0:46; beat Evrit Roy, MtVal, 2-0; and beat Brett Raio, MtA, 8-4, in the championship final. Ward finished first.

160 pounds — Aedan Barrett was pinned by Gage Stone, Dex, at 1:06; and was pinned by Kobe Butters, Skow, at 0:25.

195 pounds — Garrett Dunton was pinned by Isaac Potvin, Lis, at 1:50; received a bye; and was pinned by Jonah Byam, MtVal, at 0:22.

Michael Cole was pinned by Gus Irwin, Dex, at 1:02; received a bye; won by technical fall over Calvin Gould, Nok, 15-0; pinned Aiden O'Donnell, Mad, at 2:27; and lost to Camryn Atwood, Skow, 8-2.

The individual Mount View results from Jan. 8, with Mustang wrestlers listed first, were:

126 pounds — Morgan Fonger won by forfeit over Oceanside; and pinned Isaiah Dodge, Con.

138 pounds — Emma Fonger won by forfeit over Oceanside; and was pinned by Brian Swift, Con.

145 pounds — Zach Ward won by forfeit over Oceanside; and pinned Nolan Turcotte, Con.

152 pounds — Mark Ward won by forfeit over Oceanside and Cony.

182 pounds — Michael Cole was pinned by Matthew Spear, Ocean; and was pinned Casey Mills, Con.

195 pounds — Garrett Dunton beat Nat Small, Ocean; and was pinned by Aaron Lettre, Con.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

Oceanside and Cony at Mount View wrestling
Mount View hosts Oceanside and Cony on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Oceanside, Cony at Mount View on Jan. 8 in high school wrestling in Thorndike. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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