Panthers Complete Sweep At Olney Duals

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The Litchfield wrestling team traveled to Olney for the Strength of the South duals on Saturday, Jan. 25, and flexed a little muscle on their opponents.

In their four matches in Olney, the Panthers went 4-0, despite giving up 18 to 30 points per match due to forfeits.

Herrin would be up first for the Panthers, with Litchfield scoring a 46-24 victory over the Tigers. Litchfield would win four of the five contested matches against Herrin, with Brady Davidson (120), Aaron Roach (132) and Dylan Maxwell (182) all winning by fall. Carter Powell would be the other contested victory, beating Ruben Pullum by major decision at 126 pounds.

Litchfield would also get forfeit wins from Alex Powell (106), Ashtin Carver (113), Will Carlile (138) and Jefferson Thomas (220), while forfeiting three weight classes themselves, with two double forfeits.

The host Tigers of Olney were the second match of the day and Litchfield picked up a six point victory, 42-36. Of Olney's 36 points, 30 came by forfeit, with Litchfield benefitting from four forfeits to Alex Powell (106), Ashtin Carver (113), Brady Davidson (120) and Dylan Maxwell (182).

The Panthers would again go 4-1 in contested matches, with 138-pounder Will Carlile earning a victory by fall. Carter Powell would pick up his second major decision victory at 126 pounds, while Jefferson Thomas (220) and Aaron Roach (132) would both win by decision.

The wins continued to pile up for the Panthers in their match with Mt. Vernon, their closest of the day. Going 4-2 in contested matches, Litchfield would score a 39-36 victory over the Rams to improve to 3-0 in Olney.

Brothers Alex and Carter Powell would collect two wins by fall at 106 and 126 pounds, while Jefferson Thomas also got a pin at 220. Will Carlile would add in a decision victory at 138 pounds as well.

The Rams would give up forfeits to Ashtin Carver (113), Seth Kenter (152) and Dylan Maxwell (182), with Litchfield forfeiting four classes, plus one double forfeit.

Litchfield would be busiest in their final match of the day, a 48-34 win over Robinson. The Panthers and Maroons would go head-to-head in eight matches, with Litchfield getting the victory in seven.

All seven wins would come by fall, including one by Seth Kenter at 152 pounds, his first contested victory of the day. Dylan Maxwell (182), Jefferson Thomas (220), Alex Powell (106), Carter Powell (126), Aaron Roach (132) and Will Carlile (138) would also collect pins against Robinson.

The six other matches would be forfeited, with Ashtin Carver getting a free six points from Robinson, while 30 of the Maroons 34 points came on free passes.

After a road match in Jerseyville on Thursday, Jan. 30, against the Panthers and East Alton-Wood River, Litchfield will prepare for the Rich Lovellette Invitational on their home mats. Action starts at Simmons Gym at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, and continues at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.

January 25 at Olney

Litchfield 46, Herrin 24

106: Alex Powell (L) won by forfeit

113: Ashtin Carver (L) won by forfeit

120: Brady Davidson (L) def. Questen  Stover (H) by fall

126: Carter Powell (L) def. Ruben Pullum (H) by maj. dec.

132: Aaron Roach (L) def. Tyler Yeager (H) by fall

138: Will Carlile (L) won by forfeit

145: Double forfeit

152: Skyler Chandler (H) def. Seth Kenter (L) by fall

160: Dustin Hendrix (H) won by forfeit

170: Brylan Mezo (H) won by forfeit

182: Dylan Maxwell (L) def. Braeden Irby (H) by fall

195: Jobe Miller (H) won by forfeit

220: Jefferson Thomas (L) won by forfeit

285: Double forfeit

Litchfield 42, Olney 36

106: Alex Powell (L) won by forfeit

113: Ashtin Carver (L) won by forfeit

120: Brady Davidson (L) won by forfeit

126: Carter Powell (L) def. Dylan Ritter (O) by maj. dec.

132: Aaron Roach (L) def. Cadin Aakman (O) by dec.

138: Will Carlile (L) def. Aaron Harmon (O) by fall

145: Jarrett Puson (O) won by forfeit

152: Caden Hess (O) def. Seth Kenter (L) by fall

160: Jackson McDowell (O) won by forfeit

170: Levi Seitzinger (O) won by forfeit

182: Dylan Maxwell (L) won by forfeit

195: Alex Shoulders (O) won by forfeit

220: Jefferson Thomas (L) def. Aiden Foster (O) by dec.

285: Skylar Sutton (O) won by forfeit

Litchfield 39, Mt. Vernon 36

106: Alex Powell (L) def. Ethan Verbeyn (M) by fall

113: Ashtin Carver (L) won by forfeit

120: Bradden Davis (M) def. Brady Davidson (L) by fall 

126: Carter Powell (L) def. Quincy Heard (M) by fall

132: Markus Cammack (M) def. Aaron Roach (L) by fall

138: Will Carlile (L) def. Myley Cammack (M) by dec.

145: Double forfeit

152: Seth Kenter (L) won by forfeit

160: Ethan Rivera (M) won by forfeit

170: Brenden Kelly (M) won by forfeit

182: Dylan Maxwell (L) won by forfeit

195: Weston Riding (M) won by forfeit

220: Jefferson Thomas (L) def. Brenden Lowery (M) by fall

285: Maddux Yoder (M) won by forfeit

Litchfield 48, Robinson 34

106: Alex Powell (L) def. Ethan Zakowski (R) by fall

113: Ashtin Carver (L) won by forfeit

120: Elliott Stifle (R) def. Brady Davidson (L) by maj. dec.

126: Carter Powell (L) def. Emily McColpin (R) by fall

132: Aaron Roach (L) def. Nick Roberts (R) by fall

138: Will Carlile (L) def. Jared Hermann (R) by fall

145: Jeff Hermann (R) won by forfeit

152: Seth Kenter (L) def. Gabe Butler (R) by fall

160: Jordan Cabellaro (R) won by forfeit

170: Paul Benton (R) won by forfeit

182: Dylan Maxwell (L) def. Austin Hargrave (R) by fall

195: Craig Markello (R) won by forfeit

220: Jefferson Thomas (L) def. Roger Cornwell (R) by fall

285: Myles Land (R) won by forfeit

Litchfield Tussles With Highland, Vandalia

The Litchfield wrestling team was in Highland on Thursday, Jan. 16, to face the host Bulldogs and Vandalia.

In the match with Highland, the Bulldogs would score a 48-30 victory, with 11 of the matches decided by forfeit. Both teams would forfeit 170 pounds, with Litchfield collecting wins from Dylan Maxwell (182), Carter Powell (126), Aaron Roach (132) and Ashtin Carver (113). Highland would score forfeit wins at 138, 145, 160, 195, 220 and 285.

In the contested matches, Alex Powell scored a win for Litchfield with a pin of Gage Pogue at 106 pounds, while Tanner Schranz and Trevor Bowman picked up a pair of wins for Highland.

In the match with Vandalia, who is not only a conference powerhouse, but a state one as well, the Vandals defeated the Panthers 64-4.

Carter Powell picked up his second win of the night at 126 pounds, beating Matthew Hobler by major decision.

On Friday, at 6 p.m., the opening rounds of the Rich Lovellette Invitational kick off, with action continuing at Litchfield High School the following morning at 9 a.m.

January 16 at Highland

Highland 48, Litchfield 30

106: Alex Powell (L) def. Gage Pogue (H) by fall

113: Ashtin Carver (L) won by forfeit

120: Tanner Schranz (H) def. Korbe Hoover (L) by fall

126: Carter Powell (L) won by forfeit

132: Aaron Roach (L) won by forfeit

138: Bryce Kirsch (H) won by forfeit

145: Ben Mitchell (H) won by forfeit

152: Trevor Bowman (H) def. Seth Kenter (L)

160: Colby Davis (H) won by forfeit

170: Double forfeit

182: Dylan Maxwell (L) won by forfeit

195: Alex Reed (H) won by forfeit

220: Destin Vogel (H) won by forfeit

285: Trevor Zobrist (H) won by forfeit

Vandalia 64, Litchfield 4

106: Jarek Wehrle (V) def. Alex Powell (L) by fall

113: Owen Miller (V) def. Ashtin Carver (L) by maj. dec. 

120: Cutter Prater (V) def. Korbe Hoover (L) by fall

126: Carter Powell (L) def. Matthew Hobler (V) by maj. dec.

132: Eric McKinney (V) def. Aaron Roach (L) by fall

138: Double forfeit

145: Double forfeit

152: Bradyn Kaiser (V) def. Seth Kenter (L) by fall

160: Tiler Worker (V) won by forfeit

170: Robby Durbin (V) won by forfeit

182: David Meyer (V) def. Dylan Maxwell (L) by fall

195: Gavin Mouser (V) won by forfeit

220: Ethan Plunkett (V) won by forfeit

285: Anthony Enlow (V) won by forfeit

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