Daily Roundup: November 23, 2022


Vernon Walworth Memorial Duals

at Hoke County

Tyler Buonocore (132 pounds), Avery Buonocore (145), Tristan Cotto (160), Alex Hopper (182) and Mason Blue (195 and 220) all went 5-0 on the day to lead Laney to a second-place finish.

The Buccaneers went unbeaten in their pool by topping Westover (78-4), Pine Forest (44-30), Gray’s Creek (72-12) and Jack Britt (72-3).

In the championship match, Laney (5-1) suffered a 42-37 loss to host Hoke County. The Buccaneers led 31-30 with three bouts to go, but the Bucks got back-to-back first period pins at 220 and 285 to seal the victory.

Tyler Buonocore had an eight second pin against Westover. He also received a forfeit and earned a 16-1 tech fall. His other two wins were tight decisions (11-10 against Jack Britt and 11-9 against Hoke County).

Avery Buonocore had four pins and a 16-2 major decision. Cotto recorded four first period pins to go along with an 8-3 decision.

Hopper, the defending state champion, pinned all five of his opponents in less than three minutes.

Blue finished with three pins, a forfeit and a 12-6 decision.

Jacob Rosen won all three bouts he competed in at 170. Noah Thomas (152), Trystan Richardson (195 and 220) and Michael Williams (285) all went 4-1 on the day.

Sass-Holmes Memorial Duals

at Rosewood

New Hanover went 1-4 on the day with its lone win coming by a score of 54-30 against Raleigh Christian Academy.

In the victory, the Wildcats (1-5) received 36 points on six forfeits. Jonathan Hernandez-Aragon (pin in 25 seconds at 113 pounds), Nick D’Josey (pin in 56 seconds at 138) and Jaden Scott (pin in 30 seconds at 160) had the other victories. 

New Hanover’s losses came against Leesville Road (57-24), North Johnston (72-12), South Johnston (65-18) and Rosewood (72-12).

Hernandez-Aragon finished the day 4-1 with three first period pins and a forfeit. Scott earned three victories, while D’Josey, Luis Gallardo, Alejandro Garcia and Brian Trujillo Alvarado had two wins a piece. 

Topsail 41, Dixon 33

From Tuesday

All seven of the Pirates’ victories included bonus points, which ultimately proved to be the deciding factor in a tough match.

Quinn Smith (106 pounds), Ian Fritz (132), Donavan Gunn (138), Jack Matistic (182), Aaron Martinez (195) and Thomas Bennett (285) all recorded pins.

Topsail’s (3-1) other win was an 18-1 tech fall from Ethan Blevins at 145.

Topsail 60, Pasquotank 23

From Tuesday

The Pirates capitalized on six forfeits, which were taken by Quinn Smith (106 pounds), Mason Sheehan (145), Davis Canady (160), Jack Matistic (170), Aaron Martinez (195) and Walter Moore (220).

Dallas Smith (113), Ian Fritz (132), Donavan Gunn (138) and Thomas Bennett (285) secured six teams points with pins.

Topsail 57, SW Onslow 23

From Tuesday

Topsail won 10 of the 14 bouts to secure the comfortable victory.

Luke Williams held on for a thrilling 8-7 decision at 120 pounds. All nine other victories earned the Pirates six team points.

Robert Tellez (126), Donavan Gunn (138), Mason Sheehan (145), Ethan Blevins (152), John Latta (160), Aaron Martinez (195) and Thomas Bennett (285) had pins, while Ian Fritz (132) and Davis Canady (170) received forfeits.


Vernon Walworth Memorial Duals

at Hoke County

Laney finished in fourth place by going 2-3 in its five matches.

The wins came over Cary (39-6) and Purnell Swett (42-18), while the losses came to Hoke County (41-24), Jack Britt (36-18) and Westover (25-24).

Yesan Huang (100 pounds) and Elaina Pollock (185 and 235) both finished 5-0. Katie Simmons (114) had four victories, while Jenny Bugbee (120) and Ay’Seante Ross (165) both picked up three wins.



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