November 27, 2013

Area prep roundup: Lady Indians dominate at Christian Heritage



• Northwest placed sixth among 16 schools at the Etowah Thanksgiving Duals.

The Bruins finished second in their pool, beating Paulding County 60-15, Rome 49-29 and McEachern 61-15. Northwest lost 50-24 to North Forsyth in its third pool dual.

In the dual for fifth place, Northwest lost 49-30 to host Etowah.

Bryan Gembe won all five of his matches at the 113-pound weight class for the Bruins. Isaiah Mack (285) went 4-1, while Austin Taylor (170) was 3-1.

Northwest’s junior varsity team wrestled in an eight-team bracket and finished second.

The Bruins lost 48-34 to Brookwood and won 54-26 against North Forsyth. With a three-way tie in the pool, Northwest advanced as pool champion based on the tiebreakers of most pins and most near falls.

In the bracket, Northwest beat Allatoona — the other pool’s champion — 48-28 before losing 63-24 to Gilmer in the championship.

Jacob Splawn (106) and Coty Carlock (126) each went 4-0 for the Bruins. Madison Hayes (170) and Michael Robles (285) each went 3-1, while Chris Roe (113) won both of his matches.

• Southeast finished 3-2 in duals competition at Cartersville High School.

The Raiders lost 57-24 to Cartersville and 48-27 to Rockmart, but rebounded with a 42-21 win against Armuchee, a 45-33 win against North Cobb and a 42-30 victory versus Pace Academy.

The Raiders forfeited four weight classes — 106, 132, 170 and 195 — due to injuries and illness, coach Michael Herndon said.

Omar Ruiz (126) and Austin Allen (182) each won all five of their matches and improved to 15-0 for the season.

Noah Bartenfield (113), Chris Rosas (120) and Tyler Brown (152) each went 4-1.

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