Injuries and circumstances hit Covington hard recently, but the Buccaneers were able to put forth a solid effort in beating Sidney and competing well against a very talented Allen East squad.
JANUARY 6, 2021 – ALLEN EAST
Covington travelled to Allen East for a tri meet with the host Mustangs and Sidney, splitting with the teams, to move their overall record to 15-2 on the season. Despite having a few starters out of their lineup, the Buccs defeated Sidney, 54-24, but lost 45-31 to a strong Allen East team.
Sidney started off with a 6-0 lead over the Buccs as Julian Barga received a forfeit at 160 lbs. Covington took the lead, 8-6, as Trentin Alexander (170) won 9-1 over Owen Johnson, and Jensen Wagoner (182) won a 9-0 decision over Wyatt Biddle. Sidney would regain the lead, 12-8, as Juan Loiaza (195) received a forfeit.
The teams would trade leads again as Ricky Stephan (220) pinned Anthony Earick to make it 14-12, before Sidney’s Hayden Cotrell (285) pinned Scott Blumenstock to lead 18-14. Covington would then reel off six straight victories to take a 50-18 lead and put the score out of reach for Sidney.
Carson Taylor (106) pinned Kasi Rinderle and Michael Hagan (113) pinned Evan Fogt. Then Jericho Quinter (120) pinned Josie Davis, followed by a Kellan Anderson (126) pin over Isaac Belt. Jackson Shiverdecker (132) came from behind to pin Ethan Krieger, before Cael Vanderhorst (138) pinned Brandt McClain. Sidney’s Aiden Tangeman pinned Luke Brown (145) before Connor Sindelir (152) concluded the dual with a 14-2 major decision over Brice Hughes. In JV action, Hayden Barker (220) pinned Eli Biddle.
Covington then lost a back and forth dual to a talented Allen East squad. Winning for the Buccs were Carson Taylor (106), Michael Hagan (113), Jericho Quinter (120), Kellan Anderson (126), Cael Vanderhorst (138) and Jensen Wagoner (195).
Covington travels to the Troy Invitational this Saturday, January 9, which has been changed to a dual meet tournament this season.
In Jr. High Action, Covington went 2-1 on the night to make their overall record 7-2. The Buccs defeated Allen East, 66-9, and Ada, 60-15, before losing to Spencerville, 45-33.
Winning for Covington were Colt Williams (86 lbs., 2-1), Caleb Ryman (92, 3-0, pin), Kacyn Hall (98, 3-0 pin), Rowan Isaacs (104, 3-0), Elijah Carnes (110/116, 2-1), Kaden Thompson (122, 1-2), Jack Blumenstock (128, 2-1), Aveyen Meek (134, 1-1), Justin Hall (134, 1-0), Mason Epperson (142, 2-0), Chase Willis (150, 2-1), Zane Lemp (160, 2-1), Ashton Gardner (205, 1-2) and Forest Arthur (245, 1-2). AJ Garman also wrestled well for the Buccs.