NCHSAA SEC Members
Two Hoke Wrestlers Earn State Tournament Berths
February 19, 2012Hoke County High School
Congratulations to Richard "P-Nut" Tolston, our 106 pound freshman who finished third in the 4A East Region this past weekend and two Junior De'Jon McClean who is wrestling up a class at 182 who also finished 3rd for the 4A East Region Wrestling Tournament. Both of these guys qualified for the NCHSAA State Tournament this week. Wrestling begins on Thursday night and runs through Saturday in Greensboro. The Hoke team finished 13th overall but could have easily been in the top 10 had some things had gone the other way. The team has had a great season and we hope to culminate with one last strong showing in Greensboro.
SOUTHERN PINES - Pinecrest rolled up 176 points to top Jack Britt for the team title in the 4-A Eastern Regional wrestling tournament Saturday at Pincecrest. Britt finished with 155.5 points. Pinecrest had four individual champions. They were Irvin Enriquez at 106 pounds, Garrett Bateman at 138, Dustin Roemer at 152 and Luke Fetla at 220. Britt's only champion was Aaron Dickson at 145 pounds. Two other Cumberland County wrestlers won individual titles. Xavier Martinez of South View took the 126-pound class while Malaak Harris of Cape Fear won at 120. Scotland High School's Nick Kee, the 170-pound champion, was voted the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler. The top four finishers in each weight class advanced to this week's state wrestling championships at the Greensboro Coliseum. Here is the report from a staff reporter for the Fayobserver.com website:
4-A East Regional Here are the team and individual results from Saturday's final round of the 4-A Eastern Regional wrestling tournament at Pinecrest High School. The top four finishers in each weight class advance to next week's state tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum:
Team Pinecrest 176, Jack Britt 155.5, New Bern 116, South View 109, Clayton 84.5, Scotland 74, Cape Fear 72, West Johnston 72, Wilmington Laney 68.5, Greenville Rose 67.5, Terry Sanford 59.5, Wilmington Hoggard 51, Hoke 49.5, Southeast Raleigh 49, East Wake 44.5, Lumberton 35, Purnell Swett 33, Smithfield-Selma 32, Wilmington Ashley 31, Richmond Senior 22, Knightdale 20, Garner 18, Harnett Central 13, Wilmington New Hanover 12, Pine Forest 8, Seventy-First 7, E.E. Smith 5.
Championship 106 - Enriquez (Pine.) pinned Wanovich (JB), 4:30; 113 - Sosa (Ash) d. Hinton (JB), 1-0, OT; 120 - Harris (CF) d. Silver (SV), 4-2; 126 - Martinez (SV) d. Maxwell (JB), 4-2; 132 - Ludke (CLA) p. Council (PSW), 1:01; 138 - Bateman (Pine.) d. Frederick (Hog), 9-4; 145 - Dickson (JB) p. Orr (CLA), 3:55; 152 - Roemer (Pine.) d. Ethridge (CLA), 6-0; 160 - Soto-Perez (SCO) d. Excell (Pine.) 6-3; 170 - Kee (SCO) p. Thrasher (CLA), 3:28; 182 - Speight (JHR) d. McDonald (SV), 10-4; 195 - Davenport (NB) d. Key (TS), 16-5; 220 - Fetla (Pine.) p. Cain (SV), 5:37; 285 - Stevens (WJ) p. Pridgen (CF), 3:48.
Consolation 106 - Tolston (Hoke) p. Jimenez (WJ), 1:34; 113 - Lupien (Pine.) d. Greene (TS), 6-1; 120 - Cradle (JHR) d. Hunt (JB), 5-3, OT; 126 - Dhamra (EWK) d. Harris (JHR), 13-6; 132 - Roemer (Pine.) d. Palmer (JB), 9-2; 138 - Milks (NB) p. Mikaele (JB); 2:44; 145 - Wagner (LAN) won by inj. def. over Stout (NB); 152 - St. Phard (SER) d. Dennis (SCO), 2-0; 160 - Clark (SER) p. Casper (EWK), 2:52; 170 - Gonderman (LUM) d. Hardison (JHR), 7-6; 182 -McClean (HOK) d. Jones (NB), 2-1; 195 - Caldwell (HOG) d. McDowell (JB), 3-2; 220 - Waters (NB) p. Smith (EWK), 4:41; Williams (LAN) d. Davis (SS), 8-2.