Wrestling

Iowa sectionals

Beavers take title, advance 10 to districts: Reid Johnson (126 pounds), Trey Brisker (152) and Cameron Reddick (195) had pins in the finals to lead Wilton's dominance Saturday at the Class 1A sectional in Mediapolis.

The Beavers advanced 10 wrestlers through to next week's district in their home gym. They also won the team title with 237 points and will wrestle in a regional dual Tuesday night in Lisbon.

Coy Baker (170) and John Rife (182) won wrestlebacks for second place for Wilton, while Kael Brisker (106), Colton Cruse (113), Cory Anderson (138), Eli Faison (160) and Calib Lilly (220) also moved on.

Wapello had three champions in Colton Meeker (106), Christopher Ewart (113) and Daniel Meeker (120). Louisa-Muscatine advanced three, including district champion and unbeaten Hunter Connor at 182.

Clasen, Schoenherr win sectional titles: Bellevue and Midland each advanced three wrestlers to next week's district meet on Saturday at the Cascade Class 1A sectional.

Bellevue's Hunter Clasen won the 170-pound weight class with a second-period pin over Alburnett's Kanan Morris in the final. Teammates Austin Michels (120) and Ethan Nemmers (138) won wrestlebacks to finish second.

Midland's Brett Schoenherr won by medical forfeit in the final to take the 220-pound division. Damon Houston (106) lost a 4-3 final to Alburnett's Jaymus Wilson but still advanced as the runner-up. Midland's Carson Hunter was second at 145.

Maquoketa Valley took the team title with four champions and 201 points. Cascade was the runner-up at 159.5.

Lisbon rolls at home: Thanks to eight champions, top-ranked Lisbon cruised to a Class 1A sectional title Saturday with 256.5 points.

North Cedar had three wrestlers advance to the district meet, led by a pair of sectional champions in Tyler Thurston (182) and Chase Gallagher (285). Both recorded falls in the finals. Grant Tenley took second at 220 to move on.

Durant had one district qualifier in runner-up Cameron Ragurrio (152).

Camanche crowns four champs: Camanche had four sectional champions and advanced five wrestlers to next week's district meet in DeWitt.

Cade Everson (132), Eric Campie (145), Baylor Crigger (152) and Kolby Snodgrass (152) prevailed at their weight classes while Ben Vogel took second at 106. Crigger and Snodgrass pulled out overtime victories in the final. Everson and Campie had pins.

Central DeWitt's Keaton Zeimet (106) and Nick Smith (195) won championships while Robert Howard (113) was runner-up. Zeimet needed just 36 seconds to pin his finals opponent, and Smith took down Mount Vernon's Camron Woodley 6-2 in the final.

Northeast advanced two, led by 160-pound champion Wyatt Schmidt. Tipton's John Crowley posted a 15-0 technical fall over Solon's Aidan Dall in the 126-pound finale.

Cardinals have two move on: Abe Michel and Taven Rich earned top-two finishes Saturday at the Anamosa sectional to move on to districts.

Michel pinned Anamosa's Nathan Keating in the 152-pound final in 4 minutes, 22 seconds. Rich, after getting stuck in the finals, regrouped for a wrestleback win over Anamosa's Connor Andersen for second place at 285.

Dyersville Beckman had two champions and six runners-up to take the team title by four points over Dubuque Wahlert.

West Liberty dominates in Washington: The Comets had five wrestlers finish on top of the podium and five others take second to accumulate 262.5 points at Saturday's Class 2A sectional in Washington.

Will Esmoil (132), Coy Ruess (138), Joe Kelly (152), Jackson Gingerich (182) and Bryce Esmoil (195) won championships. The Comets defeated second-place Washington by 48 points and will host a regional dual Tuesday night.

Sam Gingerich (106) and Austin Beaver (160) dominated wrestleback matches to finish second and advance.

Illinois regionals

Maple Leafs send eight to sectionals: Geneseo's Billy Blaser won a championship to lead a group of eight Maple Leafs who advanced to sectional competition with top-three finishes in an Illinois Class 2A regional Saturday at Rock Falls.

Blaser improved to 34-1 on the season by winning the title at 285 pounds with a 9-0 major decision over Jamel Jackson of Peoria Richwoods, a match he reached with a 1-0 win over Cody Thomas of Galesburg in the semifinals.

The Maple Leafs' Andrew Rizzo finished second at 138, pinned by Leo Mushinsky of Peoria Notre Dame in the finals.

Geneseo's Liam Barlow (106), Cade Hornback (113), Luke Henkaus (120), John Decker (160) and Heath Henderson (170) also advanced to next weekend's Sycamore sectional with third-place finishes, helping the Maple Leafs to a runner-up team finish to LaSalle-Peru.

Kewanee, Morrison team for four titles: Kewanee and Morrison each crowned two champions Saturday in an Illinois Class 1A regional wrestling tournament hosted and won by Princeton.

The Boilermakers finished second in the team race and qualified six wrestlers for next weekend's Oregon sectional, while the Mustangs finished fourth behind Sterling Newman and advanced five wrestlers.

Kewanee's championship victories came at 113 pounds, where Kayden Peterson pinned Princeton's Caleb Alter in 4 minutes, 41 seconds, and at 152, where Lewis Robinson improved to 36-2 with a 10-9 decision over Cael Sanders of Sterling Newman.

Colton Linke and Augustus Linke of Morrison both won regional titles, finishing first at 106 and 138 respectively. Colton Linke pinned Dominic Bima of Peru St. Bede in 1:16 in his final at 106 while Augustus Linke claimed a 13-3 major decision over Kewanee's Trenton Gromm in the final at 138.

In addition to Gromm, the Boilermakers picked up runner-up finishes from Dalton Clague (220) and Nathan Thumma (285) and Mustangs' Ryan Kennedy (126) and Reilly Dolan (145) took second.

Boys swimming

Muskies finish third at districts: Muscatine had three third-place finishes and took third in the team race at Saturday's district meet in Marion.

Daylon Shelangoski (100 butterfly, 54.05) and John Wieskamp (100 freestyle, 49.01) were individual third-place finishers while the relay of Isaac Heth, Wade Whiteside, Ryan Boeding and Wieskamp was third in the 400 free relay in 3:19.59.

Cedar Rapids Washington won the team title with 383 points, followed by Linn-Mar (332) and Muscatine (303).

Boys basketball

Pleasant Valley 54, Fort Madison 42: Brian Dayman had a season-high 24 points and Carter Duwa chipped in 11 as the Class 4A fifth-ranked Spartans won a road non-conference game Saturday.

The Spartans (15-2) led by four at halftime and extended the margin to eight after three quarters.

Alleman 47, Geneseo 33: Chase VanDerGinst led three Alleman players in double figures as the Pioneers rebounded from a nail-biting loss at Quincy with road non-conference win against Geneseo.

Brendan Hird and Will Mihm each had 10 points for the Pioneers. Geneseo played without leading scorer Isaiah Rivera because of illness.

Moline 54, Normal Community 40: Drew Wiemers poured in 20 points, 15 in the second half, and Deonte Billups had 18 as Moline picked up a non-conference road win Saturday night.

Lincoln 51, Rock Island 27: After an emotional win over rival Moline on Friday, the Rocks could do little right on Saturday against Lincoln. Rock Island played without guard JaMir Price.

Girls basketball

Cedar Rapids Prairie 52, Davenport North 50: North took state-ranked Cedar Rapids Prairie down to the wire, but ultimately did not have enough in a Saturday matinee at North High School.

Paige Bradford had 16 points and Camry Dillie finished with 10 for the Wildcats, who were outscored 18-6 at the foul line.

Iowa City High 72, Moline 51: Iowa State recruit Ashley Joens had 34 points as the Class 5A top-ranked Little Hawks remained unbeaten with a non-conference win over Moline at Wharton Field House.

Girls bowling

Stoutt paces UT: For the second Saturday in a row, United Township senior Sky Stoutt rolled the "triple crown" of bowling, spinning the high six-game series (a career-high 1,394), high three-game series (703), and high game (290) as the individual champion at the Rock Island Regional at QC Family Entertainment Center.

The Panthers totaled 5,548 as regional runner-up to Sterling (5,664). Rock Island (5,471) and Moline (5,435) finished third and fourth to earn the other two qualifying team spots at next Saturday's LaSalle-Peru Sectional.

— Staff report

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