North handles Vikings

First Posted: 12/9/2009

North Surry wrestlers defeated North Wilkes Tuesday, 61-12, with the score not reported until after deadline.
The Greyhounds had already handily handled the Vikings earlier this season and the only difference in Tuesdays match was an injury withdrawal by Cody McMillian, who was forced to abandon his 112-pound match against Luis Bonilla with a twisted ankle.
Greyhounds coach Eric Jessup said he hopes to have McMillian, a major cog in the teams dynamic, back in around 10 days.
In the closest match of the night, 140-pound Zack Eller of North Wilkes defeated Ethan Hazzard of North Surry 7-6.
It was two really good wrestlers going at it, Jessup said. Looked like something you see at regionals or states.
Eller is the defending midwest regional champion in that weight class.
North Surry will next head to the Joe Via Invitational, hosted by South Stokes and featuring some strong competition.
Jessup said going up against the likes of Northwest Guilford, Northeast Guilford and West Wilkes will be a good test for his team.
After taking second place at a tournament hosted by West Wilkes last week, Jessup said he thinks his squad is looking forward at another chance at the Blackhawks.
I think any time we can take a shot at West Wilkes well always take it, Jessup said. Its always fun. Their coach Brian Brown is a good coach and a good friend of mine, and our kids are pretty good friends. Its all business on the mat, but before and after, we have a pretty good time. Thats what we want this time of year (competition).
North Surry 61,
North Wilkes 12

103 Tristan Brannock (NS) forfeit; 112 Luis Bonilla (NW) wid. Cody McMillian (NS); 119 Colby Bowman (NS) p. John Richardson (NW) :47; 125 Chad Billings (NS) wd. Levi Taylor (NW) 9-6; 130 Austin Collin (NS) p. Aaron Walker (NW) 2:27; 135 Chris Murray (NS) p. Randy Pruitt (NW) 3:09; 140 Zack Eller (NW) wd. Ethan Hazzard (NS) 7-6; 145 Josh Thomas (NS) wmd. Bryan Baity (NW) 17-4; 152 Dylan Hawks (NS) tech. fall Daniel Laney 15-0; 160 Logan Younger (NS) p. Jarred Dimmette (NW) 2:49; 171 Logan Maines (NS) decision Dalton Anderson (NW) 15-2; 189 Zach Creed (NS) p. Justin Collins (NW) :34; 215 Austin Riggs (NS) p. Austin Holloway (NW) :53; Hvywgt Cory Cain (NS) forfeit

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