Shelbyville Daily Union

Sports

December 16, 2012

Rams Claim 2nd At Skull & Crossbones

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Shelbyville wrestling grabbed runner-up honors at the 18-team Cumberland Skull & Crossbones tournament on Saturday, scoring 179.5 points, second to Prairie Central (246.5).

The Rams finished 32 points ahead of 3rd place Herrin and a full 50 points ahead of 4th place Lawrenceville (124) and 5th place Benton (120). Shelbyville placed 9 wrestlers, while Prairie Central placed 12.

“I was please,” said Ram coach Greg Harkins. “I knew it would be tough to hang with Prairie Central, especially with us battling the flu and injuries. I was surprised we took 2nd, but you have to give credit to the boys. They wrestled incredibly tough. It all starts in the practice room. We always say good things happen to those who work hard.”

Leading the Rams were a trio of champions, a runner-up finisher and a bronze finisher.

Freshman Garrett Brachbill (12-1) came in as the #1 seed at 113 pounds and ran the table. Sophomore Adam Hudson (9-2) also ran the table as a champ at 145 pounds. Senior Josh Hicks (13-3) came out of the pack and ran the table as the 170 pound champ. Sophomore Lucas Duckett (11-4) was the 152-pound runner-up and sophomore Wyatt Fox (12-3) took 3rd in the 138 pound class.

Brachbill, who took 2nd at PORTA last weekend, took on sophomore Lee Welch in the semifinal and ran up a major decision, winning 18-4.

In the title match, Brachbill faced fellow freshman Barden Whitecotton of Herrin (7-3). Brachbill stuck him in the 2nd period (2:50). Brachbill finished the day 12-1, with his only loss coming in the title match at PORTA.

“He is doing very well on his feet,” Coach Harkins said. “He is making people look bad.”



Hudson started the day against senior Justin Houck of Benton, pinning him in the 2nd period (2:45). He then beat another senior, Zack Poe of Cumberland, 8-1. That put Hudson in the title bout. Hudson challenged top-seed, senior Evan Bahler (10-2) of Prairie Central. Hudson won a nail-biter, upsetting Bahler, 3-1.

Hicks won by fall, by a major decision and by close decisions in the semi and final. In the three decisions he only allowed six points.

, while scoring 20.

He beat Nick Weh of Carlyle by fall in the 1st period (1:15). He then shut out senior Zach Mocaby of Benton, 9-0. Senior Tyler Keneipp of Prairie Central upset the top-seed by a major decision, but Hicks was able to keep Keneipp from scoring and won, 5-2. That put Hicks in the title match against Tad Cravens of Herrin. Hicks kept the score low again and came out on top, 6-4.

Duckett got all the way to the title bout at 152 pounds, before losing just 3-1 and finishing 2nd. Duckett started with a major decision over fellow sophomore John Sandschafer of St. Anthony. He then stuck senior Chris Ward of Herrin with just 20 seconds left in the match (5:40).

In the semifinal, Duckett faced top-seed Thomas Grove of Lawrenceville (13-1). Duckett came away with a 5-1 decision and a ticket to the title bout. Duckett took on sophomore Sam Schuler (14-2) of Prairie Central. Schuler edged Duckett, 3-1.    

After pinning Jereth Gregory of Effingham (1:27) and beating Daniel Krug of Benton, Fox had the misfortune of running into top-seed Ben Traub of Prairie Central, again, in the semi. He lost, 5-2. Fox went to the 3rd place match and after two periods, plus, he stuck Dalyn Brach of Olney (4:47).

Freshman Zach Stirrett (7-3) started the day losing to the eventual 3rd place freshman from Herrin, Logan Reagan, by a 2nd period pin (3:13). Stirrett wrestled back and stuck sophomore Shaina Bidabe of Casey-Westfield/Cumberland in 1:01. Stirrett then wrestled for 5th place and won again by a pin, sticking sophomore Jarred Burnett of Benton (2:19). He finished the day 9-4.

Sophomore Jared Finley (10-4) had byes until he had to face the eventual runner-up, freshman Paul Garcia of Prairie Central (9-4). He lost by fall (3:16). He went to wrestlebacks and stuck Christian Purcell (1:51), then tech falled Cody Rightnowar of Harrisburg in the 3rd period (4:43). He fought his way back into the 5th place match and beat Casey Holle of Effingham, 9-5.  

Junior heavyweight Elliott Smithson (11-3) beat Brandon Thom of Harrisburg and stuck him in 1:00. He then faced the eventual champion Brett Bennett of Prairie Central, hanging on until the 3rd period before losing by fall (5:02).

In wrestlebacks, Smithson stuck Jake Greentree of Lawrenceville in the 1st period (1:43). He followed that with another pin, beating Brett Morgan of Mt. Carmel (5:10). In the 5th place match Smithson met Thom again. It took longer this time, but Smithson still won by fall (4:21).

Senior Jordan Johnston (160) wrestled his first match of the season on Wednesday and won by pin in the 1st period. In his big meet, Johnston placed 6th. He won his first match on Saturday by pin over Alec Smith of Herrin (2:54). He then met the eventual champ and lost, 11-6.

In wrestlebacks, Johnston defeated senior Dawson Cross of Carmi-White County, 3-0. He then stuck Nick Foerster of Olney (2:21), before dropping the 5th place match to Gage McIntosh of Lawrenceville, 5-1.

Saturday

Cumberland Trny

Team Scores: 1. Prairie Central 246.50, 2. Shelbyville 179.5, 3. Herrin 147.5, 6. Cumberland 116, 7. Carlyle 112, 9. Mt. Olive 98.5, 11. Oakwood 80, 15. Eisenhower 35, 16. Effingham 33, 17. St. Anthony 9

Ram Results

 106-5. Stirrett lost to Reagan (HER) by fall 3:13; def. Bidabe (CWC)  by fall (1:01); def. Burnett (BEN) by fall (2:19)

113-1. Brachbill def. Welch (MtO) by maj. dec., 18-4; def. Whitecotton (HER) by fall (2:50)

120-Matt Tinsman def. Leach (PCL) by fall (2:56); lost to Haton (OAK); def. Johnston (MTC) by fall (3:10); lost to Harvil (MtO) by fall (1:42)

126-Trey Wade lost to Baker (EFF) by fall (1:27); lost (CUM) to Brandenburg (3:53)

132-5. Finley lost to Garcia (PCL) by fall (3:16); def. Purcell (CWC) by fall (1:51); def. Rightnowar (HAR) by tech fall (4:43); def. Holle (EFF), 9-5.

138-3. Fox def. Gregory (EFF) by fall (1:27); def. Krug (BEN), 4-1; lost to Traub (PCL), 5-2; def. Brach (OLN) by fall (4:47)

145-1. Hudson def. Hovack (MTC) by fall (2:45); def. Poe (CUM), 8-1; def. Bahler (PCL), 3-1.

152-2. Duckett def. Sandschafer (StA)  by maj. dec.; def. Ward (HER) by fall (5:40); def. Grove (LAW), 5-1; lost to Schuler (PCL), 3-1

160-6. Johnston def. Smith (HER) by fall (2:54); lost to A. Schuler (PCL), 11-6; def. Cross (CFC), 3-0; def. Foerster (OLN) by fall 2:21; lost to McIntosh (LAW), 5-1

170-1. Hicks def. Weh (CAR) by fall (1:15); def. Mocaby (BEN) by maj dec, 9-0; def. Keneipp (PCL), 5-2; def. Cravens (HER), 6-4.

182-Mike Ulrich def. Stephens (StA) by fall (:16); lost to Brummer (CUM) by fall (1:18); lost to Frangello (CAT) by fall (3:23)

195-Caleb Cloe def. Jones (DEC) by fall (4:18); lost to Wampler (MTC) by maj dec, 15-1; def. Thomas (CFC) by fall (:28); lost to Rhoda (PCL) by fall (1:53)

220-Noah Applegate lost to Richards (LAW) by fall (1:20); lost to Owens (HAR) by fall (:50)

285-5. Smithson def. Thom (HAR) by fall (1:00); lost to Bennett (PCL) by fall (5:02); def. Greentree (LAW) by fall (1:43); def. Morgan (MTC) by fall (5:10); def. Thom (HAR) by fall (4:21).

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Booster Club offers Lifetime Memberships

    The Shelbyville Booster Club is offering Lifetime Member cards and t-shirts in an effort to increase memberships in the Booster Club.

    August 19, 2014

  • BCCH Nipped By Aces Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick out-hit Mulberry Grove and the Aces booted the ball on Friday. However, Mulberry Grove scored several unearned runs, as the Eagle beat themselves, 7-6. Beecher City produced six runs off seven hits and only committed one e

    August 19, 2014

  • Dramatic Ram JFL win After a dominating Shelbyville JFL heavyweight season last year, the 2014 edition used a dramatic score in the last minute to win their road opener at Sullivan-Okaw Valley on Saturday, 27-25.“We were pretty banged up as we had a few starters out on t

    August 19, 2014

  • schlechte batting Windsor douses St. Elmo Windsor/Stew-Stras ran their early season record to 4-1 on Thursday, after snuffing out St. Elmo’s fire, 15-0.W.SS ace Megan Schlechte threw a no-hit, shutout through four innings, walking two and striking out four. Once again, Windsor/Stew-Stras’ sp

    August 19, 2014 4 Photos

  • Shelby Area Sports Schedule Tuesday, August 19Shelbyville golf at Clinton, 4 p.m.Moulton softball hosts St. Anthony, 4:30 p.m.Moulton baseball at Maroa, 4 p.m. (7th-5:30 p.m.)BCCH baseball hosts Louisville, 4:15 p.m.BCCH softball at Stew-Stras/Windsor, 4:15 p.m.Okaw Valley MS s

    August 19, 2014

  • Comets Blanked by St. Anthony St. Anthony struck Stew-Stras/Windsor hard early on in Effingham on Saturday and went on to win the 10-run early dismissal on Saturday, 10-0. The Bulldogs cashed in with a 6-run 1st inning. SS.W starter Logan Greuel stood in the midst of the onslaugh

    August 19, 2014

  • Shelby Area Sports Results Saturday, August 9MS SOFTBALLShelbyville 10, Warrensburg 9Monday, August 11MS SOFTBALLMaroa 8, Moulton 2Tuesday, August 12MS SOFTBALLMoulton 12, Ramsey 1Teutopolis 17, Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick 2Wednesday, August 13MS SOFTBALLWindsor/Stew-Stras 12,

    August 19, 2014

  • Meet the Rams “Meet the Rams” Night 2014 will be held Friday, August 22 at Shelbyville High School.At 5 p.m., Mandatory Informational Parent Meeting @ SHS gym. Any parent with a child participating in a Shelbyville High School fall sport needs to attend. Handbook

    August 19, 2014

  • Lady Rams Fall To Meridian

    Shelbyville Moulton had the dropsies and took it on the chin at home on Saturday, losing to Meridian in six innings, 15-5.

    August 17, 2014

  • miller pitching Rams Roll Over Clinton

    With Malcom in the middle of the defense Shelbyville was unassailable, while the Moulton hit crew dropped the hammer on visiting Clinton. The Rams won their home opener on Saturday in five innings with a walk-off single, 10-0.

    August 16, 2014 12 Photos

Featured Ads
AP Video
US Trying to Verify Video of American's Killing FBI Director Addresses Ferguson Shooting in Utah Raw: Police at Scene of St. Louis Shooting Police: 2 Calif. Boys Planned School Shooting NOLA Police Chief Retires Amid Violent Crimes Lunch Bus Delivers Meals to Kids Out of School Water Bottles Recalled for Safety Researcher Testing On-Field Concussion Scanners Rockets Fired From Gaza, in Breach of Ceasefire Raw: Japanese Military Live Fire Exercise Police, Protesters Clash in Ferguson Independent Autopsy Reveals Michael Brown Wounds Nashville Embraces Motley Crue Obama: 'Time to Listen, Not Just Shout' Lawyer: Gov. Perry Indictment a 'Nasty Attack' Raw: Russian Aid Convoy Crosses Into Ukraine Iowa Man Builds Statue of a Golfer Out of Balls Assange Gets Cryptic About Leaving Embassy in UK Raw: Building Collapse in South Africa, 9 Dead Raw: Pope Francis Meets 'Comfort Women'
Poll

Should the minimum wage for workers be raised in Illinois?

Yes
No
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium