OSCEOLA – The Centerville wrestling team’s only conference loss a year ago was to Clarke, which went on the win the SCC crown, with the Big Reds taking second place. Centerville avenged that loss by defeating the Indians 53-30 on Tuesday night. More importantly, the victory puts Centerville in the driver’s seat of the SCC race (4-0) with just one meet remaining (Eddyville-Blakesburg on Jan. 24).

The Big Reds followed up the win over Clarke by defeating Pella 45-30 at the double dual.

“I was happy. I thought we kept more pressure on the kids. We finished matches strong. Last year we walked out of this gym 0-2, tonight we’re walking out 2-0. I’m pleased with that,” commented Centerville head coach Kevin Cochran.

Ben King, Josh Greiner, Ryan Sales, Blake McPherren, Mike England, Ethan Moorman, Wallace Carter and Calvin Clark picked up two wins each for the Big Reds.

“Calvin’s win (over Pella’s Heath WesterKamp by pin) was definitely the one that was beyond our expectations,” said Cochran. “Calvin wrestled that kid earlier in the season and got pinned. Calvin kept wrestling the entire match. I was truly pleased. I told him that if he wrestles like that the rest of the year he could be in the state tournament. And I believe that.”

Centerville improves to 6-3 overall and 4-0 in conference competition. The Big Reds will see some of the state’s toughest competition at the 16-team Urbandale Tournament on Saturday. There will be 49 ranked individual wrestlers at the event.

“We have a tough tournament in Urbandale on Saturday. This is a tournament which will definitely let us know where we are and what we need to work on from now until the state tournament,” added Cochran.



Centerville 53, Clarke 30

Jan. 15, 2008 – Osceola



103 – Ben King (CV) won by technical fall over Isaac Blair 19-2, 2:22. 112 – Josh Greiner (CV) won by fall over Randy Watkins 1:31. 119 – Trenton Woods (CL) won by forfeit. 125 – Jacob Watkins (CL) won by fall over Grady Carson 1:32. 130 – Ryan Sales (CV) won by fall over Chance Schuldt 3:52. 135 – Blake McPherren (CV) won by fall over Josh DeVore 2:33. 140 – Tyler Jones (CL) won by forfeit. 145 – Mike England (CV) won by fall over Cody Kent 1:00. 152 – Ethan Moorman (CV) won by fall over Ryan Harmsen :32. 160 – Spencer Brown (CL) won by fall over Nate Stufflebeem 3:37. 171 – Seth Thomas (CV) won by forfeit. 189 – Jose Martinez (CL) won by fall over Garrett White 1:54. 215 – Wallace Carter (CV) won by fall over Ryan Nelson 1:45. 285 – Calvin Clark (CV) won by fall over Tony Saucedo 1:45.



Centerville 45, Pella 30

Jan. 15, 2008 – Osceola



103 – No match. 112 – Ben King (CV) won by fall over Anderw Sagers :27. 119 – Josh Greiner defeated Dylan Stough 13-6. 125 – Brent Smith (P) won by fall over Grady Carson :23. 130 – Ryan Sales (CV) won by forfeit. 135 – Levi Williams (P) won by forfeit. 140 – Blake McPherren (CV) won by fall over Gerrit Visser 3:51. 145 – Mike England (CV) won by fall over Tyler Knight 5:56. 152 – Ethan Moorman (CV) won by fall over Austin DeJong 1:52. 160 – Zac Stough (P) won by fall over Nate Stufflebeem 2:56. 171 – A.J. Arrendell (P) won by fall over Seth Thomas 1:50. 189 – Ben Hedrick (P) won by fall over Garrett White 1:06. 215 – Wallace Carter (CV) won by fall over Devin Vander Molen :33. 285 – Calvin Clark (CV) won by fall over Heath WesterKamp 3:19.

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