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Calhoun County wrestling

Alexandria’s boys eke out third straight title in battle with Weaver. Weaver’s girls dominant in first-ever county girls’ tourney.

Cover photo: Weaver’s girls won the first-ever Calhoun County girls’ wrestling tournament on Wednesday at White Plains High School. (Photo by Joe Medley)

By Joe Medley
East Alabama Sports Today

WHITE PLAINS — Alexandria’s boys made it three straight Calhoun County wrestling titles by the slimmest of margins Wednesday, and Weaver’s girls made history with a dominant performance to become the county’s first girls’ wrestling champions. This story will be updated shortly. Below are updates from the date, results from boys’ and girls’ finals and team scores.

Alexandria’s boys made it three Calhoun County wrestling titles in as many years, edging Weaver by three points Wednesday at White Plains High School. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Tournament updates

–Boys headed into championship semifinals and consolations, with Weaver leading defending champions Alexandria 47-46. Girls are down to finals and console finals, with Weaver leading Piedmont 80-42.

–Girls on pause as boys work through consos and championship semifinals. Alexandria has pushed ahead of Weaver 78.5-75.

–Back-and-forth battle as boys work through consos and championship semis. Weaver now leads 87-78.5 after eighth-grader Gabriel Snyder (134) comes up with a big win in the semis.

–Big surge for Alexandria boys, now leading Weaver 118.5-87. Alexandria semifinal victors include Corey Owens (140), Kaden Deline (146) and Tristan Page (152).

–Here comes Weaver again, now down 118.5-117 after semifinal wins for Dashawn Barnes (152), Caden Thornton (159).

–Weaver boys now up 131-121.5 on Alexandria. Christopher Thornton (167) reaches the finals with a pin of Oxford’s Jeremiah Edwards.

–Make is Alexandria 133.5, Weaver 131. Still working through consos and championship semifinals. Girls are paused as boys work their way to finals.

–Speaking of the girls, Weaver leads Piedmont 80-42, and Weaver has Ariel Sargent (102), Kynlee Fulmer (109), Jaylee Carter (116), Ali Anderson (122), Mariah Johannson (128), Kallie Mayfield (134), Lena Johannson (140), Jaylyn Medley (154), and Baleigh Brown (187) in finals.

–Girls’ team scores headed into finals: Weaver 80, Piedmont 42, White Plains 23, Oxford 20, Saks 20, Wellborn 10, Alexandria 0, Ohatchee 0, Pleasant Valley 0.

–Alexandria boys now lead Weaver 145.5-131 after Damarkus Williams (192) gets through to finals.

–Weaver’s Brandon Jolliff and Alexandria’s Dean Boxley through to the 217 final. Alexandria leads 145.4-144.

–With all boys championship finals set, here are your team scores: Alexandria 145.5, Weaver 144, Piedmont 92, Oxford 67, White Plains 53.5, Wellborn 49, Pleasant Valley 47, Saks 40, Ohatchee 32.

Weaver’s Lena Johannson wins her 140-pound final Wednesday in the inaugural Calhoun County girls’ wrestling tournament. The Bearcats went on to win the team title. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Girls’ finals

102: Ariel Sargent (Weaver) def. Payton Price (White Plains), fall, 1:24
109: Kynlee Fulmer (Weaver) def. Kira Benson (Weaver), fall, 0:53.
116: Jaylee Carter (Weaver) def. Alondra Chavero (Saks), fall, 1:35.
122: Ali Anderson (Weaver) def. Savannah Hamilton (Oxford), fall 0:24.
128: Mariah Johannson (Weaver) def. Tammy Phillips (Alexandria), fall, 3:29
134: Kallie Mayfeld (Weaver) def. Ansley Pope (Piedmont), fall, 1:14
140: Lena Johannson (Weaver) def. Avrie Duke (Wellborn), fall, 1:05
147: Blessin Bell (Oxford) def. Trinity Lang (Alexandria), fall, 0:49
154: Jaylyn Medley (Weaver) def. Gracie Owens (Alexandria), fall, 0:41
167: Na’lani Robertson (Piedmont) def. Bethany Fowler (Wellborn), fall, 2:27.
187: Baleigh Brown (Weaver) def. Isabella Escareno (Saks), fall, 1:35
237: Annabelle Hilburn (Piedmont) def. Shanya Patrick (Alexandria), fall, 1:54

TEAM RESULTS: Weaver 135, Piedmont 55, White Plains 28, Oxford 27, Saks 22, Wellborn 22, Alexandria 18, Ohatchee 0, Pleasant Valley 0.

Alexandria’s Tristen Page works toward his upset pin of Weaver’s Dashawn Barnes in Wednesday’s 152-pound Calhoun County final at White Plains High School. It was a key moment in Alexandria’s narrow victory over Weaver in the team standings. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Boys finals

108: Tristen Garrett (Saks) def. Myles Bailey (Piedmont), Dec. 9-4
115: Ethan Horn (Oxford) def. Hudson Hartzog (Alexandria), Fall, 0:48
122: Mason Hahm (White Plains) def. Haiden Hise (Weaver), Fall, 3:23
128: Preston Jones (Alexandria) def. Dalton Fink (Weaver), MD, 10-0
134: Cayd Sprung (Oxford) def. Gabriel Snyder (Weaver), Dec. 9-2
140: Baron House (Pleasant Valley) def. Corey Owens (Alexandria), MD, 10-2
146: Kaden Deline (Alexandria) def. Noah Screws (Wellborn), MD, 15-0
152: Tristen Page (Alexandria) def. Dashawn Barnes (Weaver), Fall, 3:15
159: Caden Thornton (Weaver) def. Demirits Smart (Piedmont), Dec., 10-3
167: Christopher Thornton (Weaver) def. Caleb Tidwell (Piedmont), Dec., 6-5
177: Bentley Chandler (Piedmont) def. Deacon Engle (Ohatchee), Fall, 0:36
192: John Bussey (Saks) def. Damarkus Williams (Alexandria), Fall, 5:37
217: Brandon Jolliff (Weaver) def. Dean Boxley (Alexandria) Dec., 6-1
287: Caleb Tinner (Oxford) def. Connor Crump (Pleasant Valley), Fall, 0:14

TEAM SCORES: Alexandria 206, Weaver 203, Piedmont 123, Oxford 106, Wellborn 86, White Plains 84, Wellborn 83, Ohatchee 69, Pleasant Valley 59, Saks. 50.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Frank Hartzog, Alexandria.

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