12-29-2016 Tri-City Area Sports

Coloma Wrestling outduels Hartford and Watervliet

 Watervliet High School gymnasium was the site of a wrestling meet Wednesday, December 21. It was one of the few events hosted during the week, which saw Coloma, Hartford, and Watervliet all begin their Christmas break.

Bangor, Coloma, Hartford, and host Watervliet all participated in the Southwestern Athletic Conference meet.

Watervliet wrestled Bangor, as Coloma took on Hartford during the evening’s first event. Results below are for contested matches only.

The Vikings topped the host Panthers 52-24. Watervliet’s Brad Yazel was the team’s lone wrestler to win a contested match against Bangor. He pinned Austin Buescher in their first period in the 152 lb. weight class. Yazel scored two points early in the first period on a takedown before the pin.

BRAD BEATS BANGOR’S BUESCHER… Watervliet’s Brad Yazel beat Bangor’s Austin Buescher in the 152 lb. weight class during last Wednesday’s quad action. Yazel pinned Buescher in 26 seconds. (TCR photo by Kristy Noack)


Watervliet’s Alex Isbrecht wrestled Dan Villalobos in the 112 lb. weight class. Isbrecht lost his match 21-6.

In the third contested match of the night, Watervliet’s Coby Henslee, wrestling in the 140 lb. weight class, was pinned by Bangor’s Mario Garcia with 25 seconds left in the second period.

Hartford, facing a shortage with just four wrestlers taking the mat, lost to both Bangor and Coloma. Bangor beat Hartford 42-6, while Coloma bested Hartford 48-10.

Coloma’s Ian Ishmael and Hartford’s Sam Shank put on quite a show for the crowd in the 130 lb. weight class.

Shank held a 4-2 lead after the first period, as Ishmael settled into the match. At the close of the second period, Ishmael had drawn to within one point, 5-4.

In the evening’s closest dual, Coloma defeated Watervliet 48-21.

Coloma’s Dylan LeClear pinned Watervliet’s Alex Isbrecht in the second period (3:07) in the 112 lb. weight class. Watervliet’s Klayton Marshall scored a 9-7 victory in the 125 lb. weight class over Coloma’s Cody Reese.

Mike Case of Coloma pinned Watervliet’s Coby Henslee at 3:44 in the 140 lb. weight class.

Watervliet’s Brad Yazel won his second match and remained undefeated during the meet after pinning Coloma’s Dalton Turner at 1:57, in the 160 lb. weight class.

Watervliet’s Matt Melcher notched a victory over Coloma’s Calvin Hutchinson by a pin for the win in the 189 lb. weight class.

In the 215 lb. weight class, Coloma’s Billy Boyd pinned Watervliet’s Logan Swigart at 1:54.