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Clarksville, TN – Although the night didn’t start like they wanted it to, the Clarksville High School wrestling team sent its 12 seniors out with a victory, January 16th at William Workman Gymnasium on Senior Night, as they defeated West Creek High School 36-28 after falling to Wilson Central High School 51-22 in the opener.
Wilson Central defeated West Creek in the night’s other match, 72-6.
Clarksville High and West Creek both won seven weight classes in their head-to-head matchup, but where the Coyotes only came away with two pins in its victories over the Wildcats, CHS was able to collect five pins in its wins.“We had some guys really step up,” Clarksville High coach Tommy Badon said. “You score points depending on how you win and David Reid (220) — giving up 30 pounds – didn’t get beat my much and that saved us points and Dalton (Halliday) (106) got a big victory for us and Dominic (James) (120) saves some points for us.
“West Creek is a tough team and I imagine we wrestle them again (January 21st) at the duels and it’ll be a barn burner again.”
Getting pins for Clarksville High versus West Creek were Nathaniel Alsbrooks (126), Tom Huddleston (152), Danny James (160), Kiel Russell (195) and Bruno Reagan (285).
Alan D’Alessandro (182) along with Halliday picked up decision wins for the Wildcats.
Earning pins for West Creek were Kevin Knier (113) and Christian Palaez (138), while Charlie Rocha (120), Jose Intriago (132), Robert Samborski (145), Nicholas Raines (170 and Jule Pace (220) earned decision wins.
In its opener against Wilson Central, Clarksville High dug a deep hole early-on by going down 19-0 before James picked up a 14-6 major decision at 160.
After their opening win to get on the board, CHS three of the next five matches from D’Alessandro (170), Russell (195) and Reagan (285) to get back to within nine points, 31-22, but dropped the final four weight classes to Wilson Central.
“We knew we had to get off to a good start and get some early points,” Badon said. “We knew at the weight class we started at we would end where they would be strongest, but we weren’t able to do that.”
In the West Creek-Wilson Central match, it was all Wilson Central, as they won 13 of the 14 weight classes – including 10 by pin.
The only Coyote to pick up a win versus Wilson Central was Cyrus Whitted at 195.
Clarksville High 36, West Creek 28
Wilson Central 51, Clarksville High 22
Wilson Central 72, West Creek 6
Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.
Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.
Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.
Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.
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