Area roundup: Blue Devils' Culp wins battle of ranked wrestlers

Posted: Dec. 6, 2019 12:50 am

FORT MADISON, Iowa -- The Quincy High School wrestling team won the marquee matchup even though Fort Madison won Thursday night's dual.

Quincy junior Thomas Culp outlasted Fort Madison senior Diego Lozano for a 2-1 decision at 195 pounds, one of four matches the Blue Devils won in a 57-18 loss. Culp is ranked eighth in Class 3A in Illinois, while Lozano is ranked ninth in Class 3A in Iowa.

Two Blue Devils won their matches by pin. At 220, JC Lackey stuck the Bloodhounds' Jarrett Settles in 5:09, while at 120, QHS senior Blake Peter pinned Owen Kruse in 2:54. Dominick Demming won the Blue Devils' other match with an 11-10 decision over Emmett Kruse at 106.


Panthers pin down Tigers

The Central wrestling team had grapplers win by pin in six of the first seven matches of Thursday night's dual with Beardstown and dominated the match throughout a 52-23 victory.

Erza Thompson got things started with a pin in 47 seconds at 106 pounds, Hunter Louderback had a third-period pin at 113, while Zach Foote and Conner Hughes both recorded second-period pins at 126 and 132 pounds, respectively. Trevor Bonk needed just 38 seconds for a [in at 138, and Matthew Williamson followed with a pin at 46 seconds at 145.

Clayton Boehler (160) and Logan Tullock (170) had second-period pins, while Marcus Bunch scored a 12-3 major decision at 285.


Strong early defense carries Panthers

The Central-Southeastern girls basketball team held Macomb to one 3-point field goal in the first quarter and nothing else, taking an 11-3 lead that ballooned into a 63-44 victory. The Bombers trailed by only eight points at halftime, but a 10-point fourth quarter allowed the Panthers to pull away.

Hayleigh Marlow led C-SE with 18 points, while Kennady Marlow added 15 points. Grace Stufflebeam led Macomb with 10 points.


Chargers dominate Rockets

The Illini West girls basketball team outscored Rushville-Industry 23-2 in the first quarter and rolled to a 68-14 victory. Karli Artman led the Chargers (5-2) with 21 points, while Megan Harrell added 13.


Cougars beat Saukees at line

The Winchester West Central girls basketball team made 9 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter to outlast Pittsfield 39-37 at Voshall Gym.

The Cougars were 14 of 17 from the line overall, while the Saukees were just 5 of 10. Evans led West Central with 18 points, and Elliott added 17 points. Katie Cox led Pittsfield with 13 points. scoring seven in the fourth quarter.


Mustangs rally in third quarter

The Unity girls basketball team used a strong third quarter as momentum to beat Biggsville West Central 60-48. The Mustangs trailed 27-22 at halftime before outscoring the Heat 22-9 during the third quarter to take a 44-36 lead.

Unity's Addison Eger scored 15 of her team-high 23 points during the second half. Brooklyn Stiefel and Ashlynn Arnsman added 10 points apiece for the Mustangs (5-3). Mady Reed led West Central (5-1) with 25 points.


Howe, Kauth power Indians

Brooklyn Howe went 8 of 10 from the free-throw line and Madison Kauth nearly had a double-double as the Clark County girls basketball team scored a 45-33 victory over Schuyler County in the Tri-Rivers Classic at Schuyler County.

The Indians didn't pull away until the fourth quarter when a four-point lead was extended to double digits by holding the Rams to six points. Howe finished with 18 points, while Kauth had 10 points and eight rebounds.


Eagles shut down Cougars

The Liberty boys basketball team limited Highland to three field goals in the first half, building a 42-13 halftime lead that ended with a 65-28 victory.

Landon Obert led the Eagles with 12 points, while Devin Klauser added 10 points. Liberty had 12 of its 13 players score. Jacob Klocke led the Cougars with six points.


Lucas, Tigers knock off Eagles

Sophomore forward Xavier Lucas scored eight of his 14 points in the first half as the Scotland County boys basketball team beat Knox County 50-38 in the Tri-Rivers Classic at Schuyler County.

The Tigers built a 21-15 halftime lead by holding the Eagles to five points in the second quarter. Sophomore guard Corbyn Spurgeon led Scotland County with 16 points, while Kabe Hamlin added 10 points. Conner Hayes scored 24 points with five 3-pointers for Knox County.


Balance pushes Eagles forward

The Liberty girls basketball team used a balanced offensive attack to knock off Highland 56-50. Izzy Gimm led the Eagles with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Jayden Schuette had 14 points and Paige Knuffman had 11 points and 11 rebounds. Kenzey Wagner added 11 points and seven rebounds for Liberty (3-3).

Addy Johnson led Highland with 15 points, while Lauren Merrell added 12 points.