By Mike Clark

December 2011 Archives

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Two local teams brought some impressive hardware back from Downstate this week.

Oak Park-River Forest won the William "Red" Schmitt Holiday Tournament at Granite City, beating runner-up Christian Brothers of Memphis 644-557.5. Minooka (539.5) was third and West Aurora (346.5) took 10th in the 24-team field.

Matthew Rundell (113 pounds), Devonte Mahomes (152) and Sam Brooks (182) won titles for Oak Park. West Aurora's Austin Beebe was the 285 champ.

Lane won the Lincoln Tournament 246-187 over Thornton with Joliet Central (164.5) finishing third. Max Schneider (152) was the Indians' lone champ, but Lane had six finalists.

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Depth helps, part 1: Sandburg
Top-ranked Sandburg's title run at Wheeling last Saturday was all the more impressive considering the Eagles were without a pair of injured regulars: Pat Halpin (195/220) and Nate Sonneveld (285). Sandburg is back in action this weekend in the Rex Whitlatch Invitational at Hinsdale Central, where the field also includes No. 2 Montini, the host Red Devils, Homewood-Flossmoor and Lemont among others.

Depth helps, part 2: Lockport

Another team that survived some injuries last weekend was No. 4 Lockport, which was 3-0 in its own Mega Dual. That included a criteria win over No. 5 Marist after the teams tied 33-33; the Porters won eight bouts to the RedHawks' six. Lockport's Tyler Johnson (182) had to default because of injury in his first match of the day and didn't return. Alex Theoharis (152) sat out with an injury suffered the night before vs. Homewood-Flossmoor.

Bowen impressive
Bowen went 4-1 at last weekend's Marengo duals, with Ronzel Darling (112), DeQuence Goodman (220) and Rudy Johnson (126) leading the way. Johnson won the event's Heart and Soul award.

Harrah works quickly
Crystal Lake Central's Gage Harrah was on the mat for less than a minute total in pinning three opponents to cruise to the 195-pound title in the Dick Mudge Invitational at Prospect.

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