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Three champs lead C-M boys to seventh at SICL tournament

Jan. 30—VICTOR — Three champions highlighted the day for the Colfax-Mingo boys' wrestling team on Saturday, but the Tigerhawks had an up and down day at the South Iowa Cedar League tournament.

Colfax-Mingo brought seven wrestlers to the tournament and three of them were crowned champions but the other four grapplers won a combined two matches as the Tigerhawks placed seventh in the 10-team standings.

Lynnville-Sully brought four wrestlers, and the Hawks finished ninth.

Iowa Valley won the SICL championship with 172 points, while the rest of the top five included Belle Plaine (159), BGM (158.5), North Mahaska (155) and Sigourney-Keota (107).

Kimball Elliott

Host HLV (98) finished sixth, Colfax-Mingo scored 90 points in seventh and the rest of the top 10 were English Valleys/Tri-County (54), Lynnville-Sully (49) and Montezuma (41.5).

State-ranked John McGill and Cason Fitch and Teagan Dybevik all won SICL titles at their weight classes for Colfax-Mingo. Lynnville-Sully's best finish came from Kimball Elliott, who was the runner-up at 126 pounds.

Fitch was 3-0 with two first-period pins. He downed North Mahaska's Charlie Goemaat, 6-2, in the finals and is now 34-6 this season.

McGill, the second ranked wrestler in Class 1A at 165, was 3-0 with three pins. He's now 38-1 on the season.

Dybevik (19-9) won both of his matches by fall at 285. He pinned Iowa Valley's Garrett Hoyt in the finals.

The other top-six finishers were James Cherveny (126), Allan Bregar (190) and Nathan Endersbe (215), who all placed sixth. Cherveny and Bregar each won a match by fall, while Endersbe was 0-3 and Tate Carlson finished 0-2 at 175.

Elliott's day included a 2-0 win by decision at 126. He finished second and dropped to 25-7 on the season after losing 13-5 to Joel DeJong of North Mahaska in the finals.

Hunter Van Wyk

Lynnville-Sully also got third-place finish from Hunter Van Wyk at 120 and Wyatt Mathis was fourth at 175.

Van Wyk was 1-1 with a win by pin, Mathis finished 2-2 with two first-period pins and Burt Johnson ended up fifth at 132 following a 1-2 day. His win came by fall.

Hawks lose three times in road quadrangular

AFTON — With a short-handed roster, Lynnville-Sully lost three duals on Thursday during a road quadrangular.

The Hawks lost 36-12 to host East Union, fell 78-6 to Pleasantville and were shut out 63-0 against Panorama.

Against East Union, L-S was 2-2 in contested matches with the wins coming by pin from Johnson and Van Wyk. There were six double forfeits and the Hawks had a 4-0 disadvantage in forfeits.

L-S was 0-3 in contested matches against Panorama, the Panthers had a 3-0 advantage in forfeits and there were three double forfeits.

In the loss to Pleasantville, the Hawks were 0-3 in contested matches and the Trojans took 10 forfeits. The lone points for L-S came on a forfeit win by Van Wyk, who was 2-1 for the night.