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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014 4:45 pm

Wrestling three times in two days, the Union Wildcats found a way to win all three home meets.

Union defeated Four Rivers Conference foes Sullivan (54-21) and St. James (48-23) on Tuesday and knocked off Affton (42-36) Wednesday.

“We are finding a way to win dual meets with the wrestlers that we have,” Union Head Coach Justin Cranmer said. “Our numbers are down in the program right now but the kids that we have are working hard and winning enough matches to win dual meets. I am proud of the kids who are dedicated to this sport and this team because they have a bright future.”

The Wildcats and Pacific are two of the teams in the star-studded 48th Annual MICDS Eric Lewis Invitational Friday and Saturday.

A total of 19 schools are in that event. Wrestling begins at 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. A total of six mats will be used in the large McDonald Athletic Center.

Cranmer has announced nine wrestlers, Dawson Sickmeier (106), Josh Clark (113), Tyler Pace (132), Dujuan Bryant (138), Lukis Ladyman (145), Devin Mainard (160), Dylan Ahern (170), Dalton Kuenzel (182) and Joe Lasky (220) will compete for Union in the event.

Tuesday Tri-Meet

Union swept Four Rivers Conference opponents Sullivan and St. James Tuesday night in Union.

The Wildcats defeated Sullivan, 54-21, and St. James, 48-23.

“We have been improving as a team every time we wrestle,” Cranmer said. “This is still a young team this year and they have made some mistakes but learned from them and gotten better. Against St. James and Sullivan we wrestled well enough to get the dual meet wins.”

Against Sullivan:

• 120 — Clark won a 10-5 decision over Sullivan’s Kale Dudley;

• 126 — Sullivan’s Andrew Thoms was unopposed;

• 132 — Pace earned a 10-5 decision against Sullivan’s Ryan Eastman;

• 138 — Union’s Dalton Fennessey pinned Sullivan’s Cory Gargus in 1:08;

• 145 — Union’s Shane Foster pinned Sullivan’s Chris Schreit in 1:10;

• 152 — Ladyman pinned Sullivan’s Brent Schoonveld in 2:45;

• 160 — Sullivan’s Toby Key edged Devin Mainard, 5-3;

• 170 — Ahern pinned Sullivan’s Dalton Ward in 2:33;

• 182 — Kuenzel was unopposed;

• 195 — Union’s Dawson Mainard was unopposed;

• 220 — Sullivan’s Nick Frye was unopposed;

• 285 — Sullivan’s Ryan Ivie was unopposed;

• 106 — Sickmeier pinned Sullivan’s Jacob Dixon in 2:44; and

• 113 — Union’s Chandler Adkins pinned Sullivan’s Leland Wall in 0:57.

Against St. James, there were seven contested matches with Union winning three.

Kuenzel (195), Ahern (170) and Ladyman (152) were Union’s winners. Kuenzel pinned Logan Disser in 2:25. Ahern pinned Theon Hope in 1:10 and Ladyman pinned Cameron Orlando in 2:57.

“Kuenzel has really stepped up into a leadership role and we can always count on him for six team points in a dual whether he is wrestling Washington or St. James,” Cranmer said. “He is consistent.”

St. James won four contested matches.

Daniel McCarthy (132) edged Pace, 5-2. Daniel Davis (138) shut out Fennessey, 12-0. Seth Thompson (145) pinned Foster in 1:25. Taylor Busche (160) earned an 11-3 major decision over Devin Mainard.

Union’s forfeit winners were Clark (113), Adkins (120), Dawson Mainard (182), Lasky (285) and Sickmeier (106).

Logan Bullock (220) was unopposed for St. James.

Both teams were open at 126.

“I told them before we wrestled St. James and Sullivan that we had to win these duals to give ourselves a chance to get back into the conference championship race,” Cranmer said. “If Pacific beats Owensville next week then it will set up yet another conference championship dual meet between Union and Pacific. It may be for a three-way tie, but at least we have a chance now.”

Affton

Making a little more out of its wins, the Wildcats edged Affton in home dual meet action Wednesday, 42-36.

Union pulled maximum points from each win while two of Affton’s wins were by decisions. That was the difference in the event.

Six of the Union wins were by pins.

Kuenzel (182) pinned Garry McGee in 1:27. Sickmeier (106) pinned Drewan Carter in 1:15. Clark (113) pinned Brayton Tucker in one minute.

Pace (132) pinned Eddie Ngo in 58 seconds. Fennessey (138) pinned Ethan Clark in 2:28. Ahern (170) pinned Adrian Skinner-Ward in 4:46, which broke a tie and gave Union the win.

“Against Affton we did just enough to get the win,” Cranmer said. “The dual meet was tied going into the last match of the night at 170 and Ahern stepped in and got the pin in the second period for the win on senior night. It was a great win for him and the team to improve our record to 7-3 in regular season duals, 13-6 overall.”

Dawson Mainard (195) was unopposed.

Union’s two losers by decisions were Adkins (120), who lost 8-1, and Foster (145), who lost 12-8.

Pinned were Ladyman (152) and Devin Mainard (160).

Affton won by forfeit at 220, 285 and 126.

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games

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