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Prairie Heights wrestlers coast over Angola


Prairie Heights completed a 6-3 dual-meet slate in NECC wrestling last Thursday evening with a 42-25 triumph at Angola.

Five Panthers pinned their Hornet foes. Doug Levitz (126 pounds) stuck Cody Uetercht in 1:05, Nick Minnick (138) subdued Matt Bollan in 4:46, Riley Jones (152) took down Michael Warner in 1:12, Robert Atkison (182) whipped James Purkey in 2:35 and Mike Gaetz (195) closed out Benson Benally in 2:53.

Four other Heights matmen won by decision. Alex Steele (106) edged Andy Bauer, 4-2 in overtime; Kyle Mockensturm (113) shaded Grant Tingley, 4-2; Lane Waite (132) nipped James Barryo, 5-4; and Blake Swogger (160) got past Thomas Lapham, 4-2 in overtime.

Nick DeLancey pinned Ben Rodenbeck in the lone junior varsity match.

Prairie Heights finished 16-16 overall in dual meets.