E.A. Sports Today

Souder, Lee win Ragsdale titles

Weaver 2nd, Oxford 4th in Ragsdale Invitational

UPDATES to fix scoring glitches at Grissom tournament

By East Alabama Sports Today

ODENVILLE – Nick Souder continued his march toward a presumptive spot in the state finals with a win at 108 and Weaver placed two others in championship bouts while finishing second to powerful Arab in the Jeremy Ragsdale Invitational at St. Clair County High School.

The Bearcats scored 156.5 points; Arab had 282. Oxford, the only other Calhoun County team in the field, finished fourth (152.5). The Yellow Jackets, missing two of their top wrestlers (injured), missed third by a half-point.

Souder, now 44-1, pinned Kage Robertson of Susan Moore in 3:36 to win his weight class; it was the first time they’ve wrestled this season.

“He was dominant in his matches,” Weaver coach Andy Fulmer said.

Chase Rogers (197) and Caleb Allison (287) both lost one-point decisions in the championship bouts of their weight divisions. Jacob Howard finished third at 147 and Christian Pettus was fourth at 128.

“All my kids wrestled well, even the ones who didn’t place,” Fulmer said. “We had 11 kids and they all contributed. We were banged up and sickly, but the kids dug deep and found a way to win matches. I’m very proud of this group of kids. They are special.”

Oxford’s Hunter Lee scored a major decision over Brett Staggs of Moody, 16-4, to win the 184-pound division.

Mason Blakeney (122) and Jacob Shake (154) lost in their respective championship bouts. Hayden Carpenter (115), Quintez Pearson (134) and Clay Webb (287) all were third in their weight divisions.

See the complete championship round results below:

Sportsmed JV/Freshman Invitational

HUNTSVILLE – Fletcher Swindall, Ty Brown, Christian Knop and Jack McCormick all won their weight divisions and seven of eight Alexandria wrestlers who competed placed at Grissom High School.

Daniel Longoria finished second (JV 222), Lane Trapp was third (JV 115-122) and Aaron Whittaker was fourth (JV 128).

Swindall pinned Trent Young of Athens in 1:11 to win the Freshman 105 division. Brown went 5-0 and scored pins in each of his last four bouts inside 90 seconds in JV 147. Knop won a 7-0 decision over Carlos Burwell of Sparkman in JV 162. McCormick had two decisions and a pin in JV 197.

Jeremy Ragsdale Invitational
At St. Clair County HS

TEAM SCORES: 1. Arab 282, 2. Weaver 156.5, 3. Pinson Valley 153, 4. Oxford 152.5, 5. Moody 128.5, 6. Clay-Chalkville 119.5, 7. Madison County 114, 8. Deshler 98, 9. St. Clair County 90, 10. Mortimer Jordan 78.5, 11. Oak Mountain 68.5, 12. Westminster Christian 60.5, 13. Pell City 51, 14. Montgomery Catholic 48, 15. Springville 47, 16. Susan Moore 37, 17. Hewitt Trussville 24, 18. Ashville 23.

108 Results
Championship Match: Nick Souder (Weaver) 44-1, So. pinned Kage Robertson (Susan Moore) 20-6, Fr., 3:36.
Consolation Match: Jacob Smith (Clay Chalkville) 34-12, Fr. def. Will Patterson (Moody) 37-18, So., 7-2.

115 Results
Championship Match: Channing Marmann (Deshler) 17-5, 8th. def. Jerry Bingham (Arab) 32-16, Sr., 9-5.
Consolation Match: Hayden Carpenter (Oxford) 31-9, Sr. def. Brantley McHugh (Madison County) 23-8, Fr., 6-4.

122 Results
Championship Match: Zachary Van Alst (Montgomery Catholic) 32-0, So. def. Mason Blakeney (Oxford) 20-2, Sr., 17-3.
Consolation Match: Andrew Schmitt (Arab) 11-9, Jr. pinned Brett Cruce (Oak Mountain) 12-4, Fr., 4:28.

128 Results
Championship Match: B.J. Hayes (Arab) 39-4, Sr. def. Tyler Williams (Deshler) 13-6, Jr., 15-0).
Consolation Match: Braxton Worthington (Mortimer Jordan) 30-6, Jr. pinned Christian Pettus (Weaver) 28-11, So., 4:27.

134 Results
Championship Match: Zack Clough (Saint Clair County) 32-7, Sr. def. Tate Brannan (Pinson Valley) 33-12, Jr., 9-3.
Consolation Match: Quintez Pearson (Oxford) 27-12, Jr. def. Braxton Bice (Ashville) 27-5, Sr., 8-6.

140 Results
Championship Match: Nick Cater (Arab) 40-4, Jr. def. Justin Carty (Clay Chalkville) 36-9, Jr., 7-0.

147 Results
Championship Match: Javon Cortez (Arab) 41-5, Jr. pinned Alec Cohen (Madison County) 13-2, Sr., 0:47.
Consolation Match: Jacob Howard (Weaver) 40-6, Sr. pinned Luis Palacios (Clay Chalkville) 22-11, Jr., 2:34.

154 Results
Championship Match: Hank Turner (Pinson Valley) 45-1, Jr. def. Jacob Shake (Oxford) 29-3, Sr., 10-3.
Consolation Match: Alex Cole (Moody) 39-5, Sr. pinned Will Spencer (Arab) 38-10, So., 0:55.

162 Results
Championship Match: Austin Weldon (Clay Chalkville) 36-6, Jr. def. Emil Allen (Deshler) 13-6, Sr., 10-4.
Consolation Match: Ethan Pippin (Westminster Christian) 30-7, Fr. def. Hunter Ragsdale (Arab) 32-15, Sr., 14-5.

172 Results
Championship Match: Deon Gregory (Pinson Valley) 38-9, Sr. over Andrew Parrish (Arab) 36-11, Sr., 11-6.
Consolation Match: Jaylon Cowan (Madison County) 7-1, Sr. def. Bryan Tutton (Saint Clair County) 29-13, Jr., 6-3.

184 Results
Championship Match: Hunter Lee (Oxford) 36-2, Sr. def. Brett Staggs (Moody) 49-2, Jr., 16-4.
Consolation Match: Greg Abramson (Mortimer Jordan) 40-5, Sr. def. Wyatt Miller (Arab) 21-5, Sr., 14-9.

197 Results
Championship Match: Dawson McDaniel (Arab) 38-6, Jr. def. Chase Rodgers (Weaver) 38-5, Jr., 2-1.
Consolation Match: Christian Lane Burtram (Saint Clair County) 24-10, Sr. def. Brandon Wood (Clay Chalkville) 26-16, Sr., 9-1.

222 Results
Championship Match: Jacob Spencer (Arab) 39-1, Sr. def. Jonathan Duke (Pinson Valley) 35-3, Sr.
Consolation Match: Colton Parton (Madison County) 20-4, Jr. over Kendall Farr (Westminster Christian) 26-8, So., 14-0.

287 Results
Championship Match: Connor Griffin (Arab) 20-2, Sr. def. Caleb Allison (Weaver) 37-6, 8th, 5-4.
Consolation Match: Clay Webb (Oxford) 21-14, 8th. def. Taylor Rhodes (Pinson Valley) 34-12, So., 13-3.

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