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Mustangs grab solid season-long success, excel at Winter, Warrior tourneys

Wards work to top places in Maine Central Institute tournament
By Staff | Jan 08, 2018
Photo by: Ken Waltz Mount View's Matthew Barnard, back, and Mount Blue/Spruce Mountain's James Archer during a 170-pound match in a Jan. 3 high school wrestling meet hosted by Oceanside in Rockland.

Thorndike — The Mount View wrestling team has experienced a resurgence, of sorts, and, when all Mustangs are healthy and available, the high school mat team from Thorndike has proven formidable against many opponents.

That was the case in recent meets, including a tri-meet on Wednesday, Jan. 3 in Rockland.

The Mustangs also competed in a meet on Saturday, Jan. 6 at Nokomis of Newport (see results below).

Mount View is 10-5 in dual-matches this season.

On Wednesday, Jan. 3, Oceanside hosted Mount View and Mount Blue of Farmington/Spruce Mountain of Jay in a midweek tri-meet. The Mustangs bested Oceanside 45-15 and Mount Blue 46-23.

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The individual Mount View results, with Mustangs listed first, from the Jan. 3 meet included:

106 pounds — Mount View forfeited to Carter Fogarty, Ocean; and had a double forfeit with Mount Blue/Spruce Mountain.

113 pounds — Morgan Fonger won by forfeit over Oceanside; and lost by techncial fall to Jagger Bullen, MtB/SM.

120 pounds — Mount View and Oceanside had a double forfeit; and Mount View forfeited to Tucker Gallagher, MtB/SM.

126 pounds — Emma Fonger won by forfeit over Oceanside; and pinned Hunter Nile, MtB/SM.

132 pounds — Mount View forfeited to James Dewalt, Ocean; and forfeited to Jose Marquez, MtB/SM.

138 pounds — Zach Ward won by forfeit over Oceanside and Mount Blue/Spruce Mountain.

145 pounds — Mark Ward beat Alex Fogarty, Ocean; and beat Hayden Nile, MtB/SM.

152 pounds — Jason Barnard pinned Wilhelmenia O'Brien, Ocean; and pinned Adam Loewen, MtB/SM.

160 pounds — Mike Cole won by forfeit over Oceanside and Mount Blue/Spruce Mountain.

170 pounds — Matthew Barnard lost to Michael Yates, Ocean; and pinned James Archer, MtB/SM.

182 pounds — Mount View had a double forfeit with Oceanside; and forfeited to John Howard, MtB/SM.

195 pounds — Mount View had a double forfeit with Oceanside and Mount Blue/Spruce Mountain.

220 pounds — Jason Ward won by forfeit over Oceanside and Mount Blue/Spruce Mountain.

285 pounds — Nathaniel Fuller won by forfeit over Oceanside and Mount Blue/Spruce Mountain.

In exhibitions, Cole and the Fonger twin sisters had matches.

Dec. 29 meet

The final meet of the calendar year brought Mount View mat athletes to Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield on Friday, Dec. 29 for the Winter Classic.

The Mustangs galloped to a 12th-place tie with Scarborough as the squads wrangled 43 points.

The team scores were: Oxford Hills of South Paris 149, Erskine Academy of South China 95, Mount Blue of Farmington/Spruce Mountain of Jay 78.50, Morse of bath/Wiscasset 77.50, Medomak Valley of Waldoboro 65, Dirigo of Dixfield 60, Bucksport 57, Westbrook/Gorham 57, Maine Central Institute 56, Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston 52, Cheverus of Portland 50, Mount View 43, Scarborough 43, Madison 38, Caribou 23, Falmouth 10 and Buckfield and Hermon no score.

Mark Ward (1st at 138 pounds) and Zach Ward (3rd at 145) were the Mustangs to finish among the top-four.

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

113 pounds — Morgan Fonger lost by major decision to Tucker Gallagher, MtB/SM, 13-1, in a pigtail match.

120 pounds — Emma Fonger lost to Alexi King, Chev, 8-5; and lost to Owen Libby, Dir, 14-7.

138 pounds — Mark Ward pinned Damien Martin, OxH, at 1:10; pinned Gaige Kindlimann, Mor/Wis, at 1:29; and won by major decision over Alex Fogarty, Ocean, 22-9. Ward finished first.

145 pounds — Zach Ward pinned C.J. Lightbody, Mad, at 0:44 in a pigtail match; pinned Will Bourque, EA, at 5:54; lost 10-7 to Donavin Rector, Mor/Wis; beat Cole Dunham, OxH, 10-6; and won by forfeit over Devin Darveua, Buck. Ward finished third.

152 pounds — Michael Cote was pinned by Dylan Cobbett, OxH at 5:42; and was pinned by Adam Loewen, MtB/SM, at 4:00.

160 pounds — Jason Barnard pinned Max Lister, Car, at 0:51; lost to Tucker Nicholas, MtB/SM, 3-0; pinned Eli Holbrook, Scar, at 4:52; and lost to Sam Stozier, Mor/Wis, 9-5.

170 pounds — Matthew Barnard lost to Michael Yates, Ocean, 8-4; and lost to Tyler Cox, Med, 6-3.

285 pounds — Nathaniel Fuller pinned Kahlden Briggs, MCI, at 0:48; was pinned by David Gross, Buck, at 0:45; and was pinned by Zeb Leavitt, Chev, at 3:39.

Jan. 6 meet

The team's second meet in three days brought Mount View to Newport, on Saturday, Jan. 6, for the Warrior Clash at Nokomis.

The Mustangs wrangled to an eighth-place finish behind a 51-point effort.

The team scores were: Oxford Hills of South Paris 155, Nokomis 132, Skowhegan 128, Wells 113.5, Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft 104, Dexter 82, Messalonskee of Oakland 58, Mount View 51, Dirigo of Dixfield 39, Mount Blue of Farmington/Spruce Mountain of Jay 38, Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield 25.5, Deering of Portland 18, Madison 13 and Monmouth Academy, Bangor and Nokomis "B" no score.

Mount View had three top-four finishes, including Mark Ward (2nd at 138), Jason Barnard (2nd at 152) and Nathan Fuller (4th at 285).

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

113 pounds — Morgan Fonger was pinned by Jonathan Brown, Wells, at 1:51 in a pigtail match.

138 pounds — Mark Ward pinned Spencer Poulin, Wells, at 0:26; won by major decision over over ZyAnthony Moss, MCI, 15-6; and lost to Samson Sirois, Skow, 7-5, in overtime. Ward finished second.

145 pounds — Zach Ward lost 15-10, to Steven Lujan, Mess; pinned Adam Loewen, MtB/SpMt, at 2:27; and lost 7-6 to Isaiah Hesseltine, Dex.

152 pounds — Jason Barnard pinned Evan Cash, Wells, at 2:24; pinned Tyson Pooler, Skow, at 2:32; and was pinned by Quinton Richards, Nok, at 1:54. Barnard finished second.

160 pounds — Michael Cote was pinned by Tyler Beem, Dex, at 0:29; pinned Bryce Lombard, Mad, at 4:40; and was pinned by Tucker Nicholas, Mtb/SpMt at 2:42.

170 pounds — Matthew Barnard lost 11-9 to Drew Peters, Wells; and lost by major decision to Nick Conley, Deer, 13-4

220 pounds — Jason Wood was pinned by Brennan Boulette, Skow, at 1:57 in a pigtail match.

285 pounds — Nathan Fuller was pinned by Jarrod Tayler, OxH, at 2:39; won by forfeit over Deering; pinned Jared Atkinson, Fox, at 2:32; and lost by majority decision, 14-5, to Taylor, OxH. Fuller finished fourth.

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

Mount View, Mount Blue at Oceanside wrestling
Oceanside hosts Mount View, Mount Blue on Jan. 3 in high school wrestling in Rockland. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Mount View wrestlers on the sideline in the Oceanside-hosted meet. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Matthew Barnard, left, and Mount Blue/Spruce Mountain's James Archer. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Morgan Fonger, front, and Mount Blue/Spruce Mountain's Jagger Bullen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Emma Fonger, front, and Mount Blue/Spruce Mountain's Hunter Nile. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Emma Fonger, left, and Mount Blue/Spruce Mountain's Hunter Nile. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Emma Fonger, right, and coach Hamilton Richards. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Mark Ward, top, and Mount Blue/Spruce Mountain's Hayden Nile. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Mark Ward, top, and Mount Blue/Spruce Mountain's Hayden Nile. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Mark Ward, left, and Mount Blue/Spruce Mountain's Hayden Nile. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Jason Barnard, left, and Mount Blue/Spruce Mountain's Adam Loewen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Jason Barnard, top, and Mount Blue/Spruce Mountain's Adam Loewen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Morgan Fonger, below, and Oceanside's Carter Fogarty. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Emma Fonger, below, and Oceanside's James Dewalt. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Emma Fonger, left, and Oceanside's James Dewalt. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Emma Fonger, left, and Oceanside's James Dewalt. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Mark Ward, top, and Oceanside's Alex Fogarty. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Mark Ward, right, and Oceanside's Alex Fogarty. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Jason Barnard, front, and Oceanside's Wilhelmenia O'Brien. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Mike Cole, top, and Oceanside's Noah Carlson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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