Congdon (100 wins), Cliffe (200 wins at Prairie Central) reach milestones
By The News-Gazette
LEROY – Devin Bulington (103 pounds), Justin Meyers (112), Dan Monical (135), Tyler Wilfley (140) and Brian Roberts (145) finished first for LeRoy to lead the Panthers to a title at the 11-team Randy Bowman Invitational on Saturday.
Corey Pankow (171) and Blake Warren (275) earned titles for second-place Oakwood.
Monticello was fifth.
Caleb Williams (152) and Sean Nicholson (215) won titles for eighth-place Salt Fork.
At Normal. Branden Harvey (125), Cody Briggs (130), Jared Ernst (135), Kenny Oliger (152), Andrew Brewer (171), Jason Cleary (189), Charlie Miller (215) and Zach Ochs (285) each had three-win days to help Mahomet-Seymour defeat Normal West (57-13), Metamora (57-17) and Normal Community (41-22). Miller had three pins and Ochs recorded pins in 15 and 23 seconds.
Rantoul's Travis Deem (215) had pins against Normal Community and West. Zach Palmer (125) and Isaiah Butts (130) also had wins against the Ironmen and Wildcats for the Eagles.
Nick Congdon (135) won three matches for Centennial, which lost to Metamora (54-22), Washington (54-24) and Bloomington (66-3). With his second win of the day, Congdon reached the 100-win mark as a Charger.
At Westville. Nick Boume (103), Josh Smith (125), Joey Kauffman (130), Andy Hoselton (135), Andrew Fisher (140), Tyler Famey (160) and Riley Parmenter (215) each won three matches to lead Prairie Central to wins against Westville (59-15), St. Thomas More (66-18) and Cumberland (50-20).
The win against Westville was Hawks' coach Joe Cliffe's 200th career win at the school. Cliffe has 468 career wins.
Daniel Ball (135) had two pins for Argenta-Oreana. The Bombers had wins against St. Thomas More (59-12) and Westville (56-7).
At Urbana. Jerae Murphy (140) and Caleb Blaney (215) recorded three wins for Urbana, but the Tigers lost to Limestone (40-24), Lanphier (36-32) and Lincoln (57-20).
In boys' swimming:
At Hinsdale. Kegan Skelton finished second for Centennial in diving at the Hinsdale Central Red Devil Invite to pace the Chargers to a sixth-place finish. Skelton led the event through the first eight dives.
Paul Folts was second in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 free for Centennial.
Nick Noel added a fifth-place finish in diving for the Chargers.
At St. Charles. Michael Lacine placed second in the 200 IM and third in the 100 butterfly for Champaign Central. The Maroons were fifth at the six-team event.
Thomas Hlinka was second in diving for Central, which also received a second-place finish from Timothy Reardanz in the 500 free.