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Tribe wrestlers romp into semifinals of state duals

From staff reports • Feb 8, 2020 at 3:33 AM

FRANKLIN — Dobyns-Bennett advanced to the semifinals in Friday’s TSSAA wrestling duals at the Williamson County Expo Center, but Science Hill lost in the first round to drop into the consolation bracket.

The Indians romped to a 51-19 win over Maryville in their opener.

Gavin Armstrong (113), Brennan Watkins (126), Jackson Hurst (145), Tre Morrisette (160), Clint Morrisette (170) and Caleb Burleson (285) all won by pinfall. Cannon Mullins (106), Shane Lemons (138) and Patrick Mitchell (152) won by major decision, while Eli Whitley (132) won a 9-5 decision.

D-B followed it up with a 52-18 win over Arlington in the quarterfinals.

Cannon Mullins (106), Greyson Cunningham (120), Clint Morrisette (170), Aiden Rhoton (182) and Jessee Greer (220) all scored pinfalls. Brennan Watkins (126) picked up another six points, winning by forfeit. Jackson Hurst (145) and Tre Morrisette (160) earned major decisions for the Tribe and Gavin Armstrong (113) won a 7-0 decision.

The Tribe will face Cleveland on Saturday in the next round with the winner to advance to the state championship.

Science Hill lost 48-24 to Wilson Central in its opening match.

Jared Harter (170) and Kain Rogers (220) scored pins for the Hilltoppers. Science Hill won decisions with Javelle Gillespie (126), Tyler Seeley (132), Braxton Mann (138) and Joseph Frye (160).

The Hilltoppers will face Maryville Heritage in a consolation bracket match Saturday at 10 a.m.

SWIMMING

SCIENCE HILL IN SIXTH AT STATE MEET

KNOXVILLE — The Science Hill boys rank sixth in the TISCA state swimming championship meet with 55 points after Day 1.

The boys’ 200-yard medley relay team of Dustin Niebauer, Matthew Potter, Luke Barnes and Jayden Anderson placed fifth with a time of 1:36.64. Potter finished sixth in 200 IM at 1:54.67 and Niebauer was 15th at 1:59.26. Nick Van Eaton placed eighth in the diving competition with a score of 349.60 points. Nicholas Dorr was 16th (272.70).

None of the Science Hill girls has scored yet.

BOYS BASKETBALL

TENNESSEE HIGH 83, SULLIVAN CENTRAL 72 (Cheryl Gray 📸📸)

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Blake Fauver scored 31 points to lead the Vikings to the nonconference win at Viking Hall.

While the big man feasted on the inside, the outside shooting of Cole McBrayer and Aidan Carter proved to be just as effective. Each hit three shots behind the 3-point arc, and McBrayer finished with 21 points and Carter had 17.

Central had four players reach double figures and another barely miss it. Jacob Fields led the Cougars with 15 points and Joltin Harrison was next up with 13. Bryson Crabtree scored 11, followed by Ty Barb with 10 and Dawson Arnold with eight.

RIDGEVIEW 67, JOHN BATTLE 51

BRISTOL, Va. — The Wolfpack went on the road and earned the decisive Mountain 7 District win.

Ridgeview (11-9, 3-7) took a 36-16 into the locker room at the intermission and didn’t let off the gas until the fourth quarter against the Trojans (4-16, 0-10).

GIRLS BASKETBALL

SULLIVAN CENTRAL 71, TENNESSEE HIGH 34 (Cheryl Gray 📸📸)

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Macy McClellan scored 17 points and Abbey Crawford came through with 16 to help keep the Lady Cougars undefeated against in-state teams.

Peyton Sams totaled 10 points and Jaelyn West added nine in the Central victory.

Madison Blair was the leading scorer for Tennessee High with nine points. Tori Ryan and Riley Fritts each scored eight.

RIDGEVIEW 48, JOHN BATTLE 40

BRISTOL, Va. — Brooke Frazier netted 14 points to lead the Wolfpack effort in the Mountain 7 win.

Cassidy Thomas chipped in with 10 points for Ridgeview.

Bethany Smith was the top scorer for the Lady Trojans with 15 points, and Anna McKee finished with 10.

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