Cascia Hall takes Kelley title
BY MIKE MOGUIN World Correspondent
Sunday, February 03, 2013
2/03/13 at 6:23 AM
Three Cascia Hall wrestlers won first place at the Bishop Kelley Invitational Tournament Saturday, allowing the Commandos to win the team championship with 162 points, 10 better than Owasso's 152.
Taking third place was Berryhill with 133.5, Mannford was fourth with 114 and Jenks was fifth with 104.5.
Cascia Hall had the tournament locked up before the evening matches began and got titles from Cody Lambert (106 pounds), Scout Skidgel (113) and Kyle Driscoll (152).
"The year started out pretty rough," Cascia Hall coach Ernie Jones said. "We've had a rough season. Those three champions have been steady," Jones said. "They've been right there."
Lambert earned a 2-0 decision against Mannford's Steven Cole in the 106-pound championship. Having also won a first-place medal at last year's event, Lambert got the lone points on a takedown with over a minute left in the final period.
Skidgel, a freshman who was a junior high champion last year, went 1:34 into the bout before pinning his foe, C.J. Carter of Oklahoma City Northwest, to become the 113-pound champion.
Driscoll added another tournament title for the season as he took a 3-1 decision against Jenks' Austin Eades.
Runner-up Owasso had one wrestler battling for a first-place medal. Teejay Aiono was victorious against Midwest City's Riley Smith with a 5-3 decision for the 195-pound title.
Berryhill made its presence known by winning two championships. Winners for the Chiefs were junior Jonce Blaylock (138) and senior Davey Dolan (145).
Blaylock forced a technical fall on Chandler's Blake Barrier at 5:15 into the match. Then Dolan showed why he is headed for Oklahoma State. The three-time state champion wasted little time in pinning Catoosa's Carren Fowler just over a half-minute into the first period.
In other matches, East Central's Mark Carter (126) went to work fast on Enid's Billy Groethe, dominating with several takedowns and eventually taking a major decision, 19-6.
The host Comets' lone wrestler in the finals was Bruce Inbody (182), who came away with a 10-7 win over Mannford's Luke May. Inbody got a pair of takedowns in the last 10 seconds to break a 6-6 tie.
Que Overton of Jenks captured the 285-pound championshipover Ada's Marwin Dickerson.
Bishop Kelley Invitational
Teams: 1. Cascia Hall, 162; 2. Owasso, 152; 3. Berryhill, 133.5; 4. Mannford, 114; 5. Jenks, 104.5; 6. East Central, 103; 7. Lawton, 97.5; 8. Chandler, 96; 9. McAlester, Kelley, 96.5; 11. Enid, 84; 12. Coweta, 69; 13. Ada, 61; 14. Bixby, 51.5; 15. Catoosa, 47.5; 16. Broken Arrow, 41; 17. Altus, 37; 18. B.T. Washington, 31.5; 19. Sulphur, 31; 20. OKC Northwest, 24; 21. Okmulgee, 12; 22. Sapulpa, 0.
106: Cascia Hall's Cody Lambert repeated as tournament champion with a 2-0 decision against Mannford's Steven Cole.
113: Cascia Hall's Scout Skidgel, a freshman who was a junior high state champion a year ago, pinned Northwest's C.J. Carter at 1:34 into the dual.
120: Mannford's Kaleb Furr had to go to overtime to get a 1-0 decision against Midwest City's Donald Cannon.
126: East Central's Mark Carter stayed unbeaten for the season. He dominated Enid's Billy Groethe for a 19-6 major decision.
132: Danny Maldonado of Lawton won his second tournament of the season in a 7-0 decision against Berryhill's Tyler Dodgin.
138: Berryhill's Jonce Blaylock upped his season record to 25-1 as he pinned Chandler's Blake Barrier at 5:15.
145: Berryhill's Davey Dolan, a three-time state champion and Oklahoma State signee, upped his career record to 134-4, with a pin of Catoosa's Darren Fowler at :34.
152: Cascia Hall's Kyle Driscoll kept his tournament streak alive with a 3-1 win over Jenks' Austin Eades. He is now 35-1 on the year.
160: Keilan Torres of Altus, a two-time state champion, forced a fall over Lawton's Tyler Wattenbarger at 4:32.
170: Chandler's Darion Mixon picked up late points for a near fall for an 8-1 win over Berryhill's Tommy York.
182: Bishop Kelley's Brice Inbody got a pair of late takedowns to break a tie en route to a 10-7 win over Mannford's Luke May.
195: Owasso's Teejay Aiono won his third first-place medal on the season with a 5-3 decision against Midwest City's Riley Smith.
220: Enid's Jake Scott was up 6-3 before forcing the fall on East Central's Josh Herman.
285: Jenks' Que Overton had a 5-1 advantage before pinning Ada's Marwin Dickerson at 5:00.
Cascia's Kyle Driscoll (left) holds on to win the 152 pound title, 3-1, over Jenks' Austin Eades during the Bishop Kelley Wrestling Invitational on Saturday. JOEY JOHNSON/For the Tulsa World