Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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January 16, 2014

Effingham drops 2 at home tri-match

EFFINGHAM — The Effingham wrestling team lost both matches of its home meet on Wednesday, falling to Olney and Charleston.

Olney took both matches of the meet, beating Effingham 54-21, while Charleston beat the Flaming Hearts 42-21 in the last match of the night.

Hearts head coach Bryan McMillan said his team performed better in the loss to Charleston.

The Hearts picked up five wins against Charleston. Travis Durbin picked up the fastest pin of the night, beating Charleston’s Trevor Goddard in 27 seconds.

Casey Holle pinned Jacob Engel in 1:18, while Alex Artola and Jeff Beasley picked up decisions. Griffin Paige pinned Sam Gubbins in 2:16.

“We were a little bit more aggressive than we were against Olney,” McMillan said. “I’m proud of the kids. They’re still coming around.”

Brody Beck lost a lengthy bout against Lakota Cook, 11-5, but McMillan said he was happy about how hard he fought in one of the final matches of the night.

McMillan also credited Durbin and Holle for having good performances on Wednesday.

“Travis looked good, Casey came around and Brody put up a heck of a fight,” McMillan said.

Holle, Paige and Artola each picked up two wins. Holle beat Olney’s Nathan DeMeyer, 6-1, in his first match of the night. Artola won a close match against Olney’s Dalyn Brach, 5-4, while Paige also squeaked out a win, 5-3, against Quentin Pillbury.

All of Effingham’s losses against Olney came via forfeit or pin. Olney’s Noah Egleston pinned Beck in 58 seconds.

But the fastest loss of the night came in the 126-pound weight class. Charleston’s Quentin Carver pinned Tristen Rhodes in 20 seconds.

“What a lot of people see when they see the scores is we’re losing matches, but the kids are doing better than they were doing at the beginning of the season,” McMillan said. “I’m happy with any of the kids as long as they’re willing to go out there and go after their opponents.”

The Hearts picked up free points in the 195-pound class, as Charleston didn’t have a wrestler for Brett Hodges. Effingham forfeited three times against the Trojans.

Olney had to forfeit to matches to Effingham, in the 152- and 160-pound class, while the Hearts forfeited four times.

Effingham travels to Fairfield for a meet at 6:30 p.m. today.

Alex McNamee can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 123, or alex.mcnamee@effinghamdailynews.com.

Olney 54, Effingham 21

Weight     Winner     Score


106     Egleston (O)     0:58     Beck (E)

113     Bailey (O)     forfeit

120     Thompson (O)     forfeit

126     DeMeyer (O)     1:23     Thilker (E)

132     Holle (E)     6-1     DeMeyer (O)

138     Smith (O)     forfeit

145     Artola (E)     5-4     Brach (O)

152     Beasley (E)     forfeit

160     Durbin (E)     forfeit

170     Strarm (O)     2:45     Case (E)

182     Paige (E)     5-3     Pillbury (O)

195     Burkett (O)     1:50     Hodges (E)

220     Craig Muhs (O)     forfeit

285     Shoulders (O)     1:25     Nathan (E)

Charleston 42, Effingham 21

106     Cook (C)     11-5     Beck (E)

113     Redden (C)     forfeit

120     Lawyer (C)     forfeit

126     Carver (C)     0:20     Rhodes (E)

132     Holle (E)     1:18     Engel (C)

145     Artola (E)     6-0     Reddish (C)

152     Beasley (E)     8-2     Smith (C )

160     Durbin (E)     0:27     Goodard (C)

170     Bluhm (C)     5:39     Lawrence (E)

182     Paige (E)     2:16     Gubbins (C)

195     Hodges (E)     forfeit

220     Decker (C)     0:47     Hodges (E)

285     Margenthales (C)     2:15     Nathan (E)

 

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