Tuesday, January 13, 2015

SPORTS STORY >> Cabot wins first in pair of divisions

Leader sports editor

Seven Cabot wrestlers advanced to the medal round and two brought home first-place medals in the Fayetteville Classic tournament on Saturday. Senior Michael Morgan and junior Dillon Freisner won their respective divisions, with Freisner also bringing home the Outstanding Tournament Wrestler award from the event.

Freisner beat Woodlawn’s Tyson Hume 9-2 in the championship match of the 126-pound weight class after pinning wrestlers from Fort Smith Northside and Springdale, and beating a member of the powerful Talequah, Okla. team 6-4 in the semifinals.

Morgan opened his tournament with pins of competitors from Gentry and Greenbrier in the preliminary rounds.

In the semifinals, he dominated Har-Ber 19-4 before beating Gavin Long of Rogers-Heritage by a thin 13-12 decision in the championship of the 145-pound weight class.

Freshman Clayton Pitch-ford and senior Cody Pugh took third place in the 106- and 152-pound classes respectively.

Senior Tyler Giorgini also took third for Cabot in the 220-pound weight class.

Cameron Pitchford, a sophomore Panther in the 120-pound division, and Harris Sutton, a 285-pound sophomore, each took fourth place.