By AMBLE SMOKER
ONE FEATHER STAFF
The Cherokee Wrestling team added another notch to the win column on Thursday, Jan. 16 as they beat the visiting Hayesville Yellow Jackets by a team score of 42-24. The Braves continue building momentum with their second team victory of the week as the 2013-14 season winds down and heads into post season action.
Levi Swearengin won in convincing fashion by pinning his opponent in only thirteen (13) seconds. Jaron Bradley also picked up a win by pin fall while Anthony Toineeta and Ethan Swearengin won by a major decision and decision, respectively. Cherokee picked up four wins via forfeit while Hayesville picked up three due to forfeit.
113 – Jessie Queen (Ch) won by forfeit
120 – Steven Meuse (Ch) won by forfeit
126 – Levi Swearengin (Ch) pinned Jeffrey Waldroup (Hay) at :13
132 – Anthony Toineeta (Ch) pinned Kyle Graves (Hay) at 1:18
138 – Ethan Swearengin (Ch) defeated Robert Gregory (Hay) by Decision
145 – Jaron Bradley (Ch) pinned Chad Mann (Hay) at 1:40
160 – Josh Danielson (Hay) pinned Justin Buchanan (Ch) at :46
170 – Daniel Griffin (Ch) won by forfeit
182 – Jacob Matheson (Hay) pinned John Tramper (Ch) at 1:30
195 – Steven Johns (Hay) won by forfeit
220 – Logan Thurmon (Hay) won by forfeit
285 – Raymond Taylor (Ch) won by forfeit
The Cherokee Middle School Wrestling team put up a valiant effort, but fell short of a team victory with a final score of 42-36. However, the Braves went undefeated in the contested matches of the night with a victory coming from Scarlett Guy (default), Kevin Jackson (pin) and Seth Sneed (pin). Hayesville picked up seven (7) forfeits while Cherokee picked up three (3).
83 – Caleb Tanner (Hay) won by forfeit
90 – Duncan Manser (Hay) won by forfeit
98 – Gabe Britton (Hay) won by forfeit
106 – Seth Sneed (Ch) pinned Hunter Hughes (Hay) at 1:28
113 – Kevin Jackson (Ch) pinned Ethan Munkas (Hay) at 3:50
120 – Jade Ingelman (Hay) won by forfeit
126 – Scarlett Guy (Ch) defeated Liam Campbell (Hay) by default (Penalties)
132 – Ralph Pelliter (Hay) won by forfeit
138 – Nate Rogers (Hay) won by forfeit
152 – Jared Filetas (Hay) won by forfeit
170 – Will Paul (Ch) won by forfeit
220 – Byron Locust (Ch) won by forfeit
250 – Will Davis (Ch) won by forfeit
Another great night for Cherokee Braves wrestling as the team continues to gear up towards a strong post season run. The next home match will be on Tuesday, Jan. 28 against the Swain County Maroon Devils at 6pm.
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