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Holiday wrestling

Here is a rundown of Christmas week wrestling tournaments involving teams in and around Calhoun County; the Calhoun County Wrestling Tournament is Monday at Wellborn

Undefeated Weaver sophomore Lena Johannson (L) won the 138 division in Friday’s Arab Girls Invitational. On the cover, Weaver senior Haylei Hooks applies pressure in one of her 165 bouts. (Photos by Jimmy Smith)

By East Alabama Sports Today

 Weaver’s Mariah and Lena Johannson won their respective weight divisions, but Sparkman won six altogether and won the Arab Girls Invitational Friday. Weaver finished second.

Mariah Johannson won the 120 division with a 6-0 decision over Arab’s Rihanna Mariner. Undefeated Lena Johannson won the 138 division with a 16-0 tech fall over Thompson’s Aenaya Vines.

Weaver’s Ali Anderson and Kynlee Fulmer and Piedmont’s Annabelle Hilburn all scored three pins in the tournament.

Team scores:
 Sparkman 164, Weaver 120.5, Arab 98, Thompson 80, Brookwood 62, Piedmont 35, Bob Jones 24, Susan Moore 18, Madison County 8, Southeastern 8, Leeds 4.

Championship matches
100: Haley Zajaczkowoski (Arab) pinned Brynna Keys (Brookwood), 1:46
107: Reagan Golden (Arab) pinned Rowan Strong (Susan Moore), 0:57
114: Kloe Robb (Sparkman) pinned Lynleigh Weltzin (Thompson), 0:30
120: Mariah Johannson (Weaver) dec. Rihanna Mariner (Arab), 6-0
126: Carly Thomas (Bob Jones) pinned Kallie Mayfield (Weaver), 1:59
138: Lena Johannson (Weaver) tech fall Aenaya Vines (Thompson), 16-0 (5:29)
145: Akerah Artis (Sparkman) pinned Estella Islas (Thompson), 2:50
152: Reagan Grant (Sparkman) pinned Trinity Carter (Weaver), 1:33
165: Kalea Loving (Sparkman) pinned Haylei Hooks (Weaver), 0:22
185: Joy Hawkins (Sparkman) pinned Molly Eaton (Brookwood), 1:53
235: Aliza Wix-Amaya (Sparkman) pinned Niya Turner (Arab), 2:29


FORT PAYNE – Piedmont and White Plains both went 3-2 in the Holiday Havoc Duals at Fort Payne Friday.

Piedmont defeated Oak Grove (60-24), Leeds (42-30) and West End (66-11). White Plains defeated West End (60-12), Oak Grove (42-29) and Piedmont (39-29).

White Plains’ Tanner Jarrell (113), Lyric Brown (120), Gage Stevens (170), Luke Campbell (195) and Landen Grantham (220) scored pins in the Piedmont match. Caleb Tidwell (152) and Hunter Bagley (160) had pins for the Bulldogs.


OXFORD – Scottsboro won six weight divisions and had five wrestlers score at least 24 points Thursday to win the Oxford Invitational by a wide margin.

The Wildcats scored 223 points. Moody was second (140), followed by Oxford (126) and Alexandria (120).

Oxford and Lincoln each won two weight classes, while Saks and Alexandria each won one. Alexandria’s Preston Jones, Oxford’s Garrett Howell and Scottsboro Nate Warren shared high-point honors with 26 points for their respective teams.

Team scores: Scottsboro 223, Moody 140, Oxford 126, Alexandria 120, Cleburne County 100, Saks 97, Lincoln 94, Gadsden City 16.

Weight class winners
108: Tristan Garrett, Saks
115: Fabian Kearse, Lincoln
122: Preston Jones, Alexandria
128: John Stewart, Scottsboro
134: Grant Long, Moody
140: Thomas Rackler, Scottsboro
147: Josh Draskovic, Scottsboro
154: Garrett Howell, Oxford
162: Ansel Goggans, Scottsboro
172: Rhett Walters, Lincoln
184: Porter Mitchem, Scottsboro
197: Nate Warren, Scottsboro
222: Logan Hall, Moody
287: Caleb Tinner, Oxford

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