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Examiner
  • Panthers clinch MRVC West title

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  • Oak Grove closed its dual schedule and clinched the Missouri River Valley Conference West title with a pair of wins Monday, beating Grain Valley 37-30 and Odessa 41-29.
    The Panthers had a 19-0 lead through four bouts against Grain Valley and led 34-21 before the Eagles rallied. Mavrick Alexander (126 pounds) won an otherwise scoreless battle over Shawn Kavadas on an ultimate tiebreaker, and Dylan Hamblin (132) pinned Jacob Pavlica in the first period to make it 34-30. But Tyler Brown’s 4-3 decision over the Eagles’ Angel Hernandez completed the win for Class 2 defending state champion Oak Grove.
    Bryce Mercer (145), Landon Cairer (152) and Preston Airington (195) recorded pins for Oak Grove. Tristan Stack (160) and Brock Mercer (120) got decisions and Dalton Brinegar (170) won a major decision.
    Bradley Feagans (220) had a pin, Joey Sodano a 16-1 technical fall and Wolfgang Clapper (113) a major decision for the Eagles. The teams split a pair of forfeits.
    Cairer (160), Brinegar, Connor Brown (106) and Bryce Mercer (145) pinned their Odessa opponents for Oak Grove. Kavadas (132) won a 20-2 technical fall and Stack (152), Josh Klipper (220) won decisions. Odessa had a 2-1 edge in forfeits.
    PARK HILL 70, TRUMAN 6: The defending Class 4 state champion Park Hill Trojans were too much for host Truman Tuesday.
    Johnathan Gosserand pinned Park Hill’s Israel Cosio in the first period for the Patriots’ lone win. Truman also dropped three forfeits.
    VAN HORN WINS THREE: Van Horn rolled to three dual victories in a quad at Center Monday night.
    The Falcons downed Center 66-15, Pembroke Hill 82-0 and Sherwood 64-16.
    In the win over Center, Tyler Horton (152) won by pin and the Falcons capitalized on 10 forfeits. Michael Duncan (138) won a major decision and Newman Sylvester (145) won a disqualification in the only two contested matches against Pembroke Hill.
    Against Sherwood, Ivan Alessio (132), Sylvester (145), Carlos Cubas (182), Demerick Fruean (220) and Junior Ulberg (285) recorded pins, and Deymi Gonzales (106) won a 14-3 major decision.
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