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Trojan Wrestlers beat LaPorte

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The Chesterton wrestling team had little trouble in picking up a Senior Night Duneland Athletic Conference victory over LaPorte, 48-23, on Wednesday night.

“LaPorte came in with three forfeits and a few inexperienced freshmen,” Chesterton coach Chris Joll said. “We moved the lineup around to showcase our seniors the best we could.”

The Trojans got off to a fast start with fall victories by Nick Winland (145) and Brock Ellis (152). Gage DeMarco’s forfeit victory at 170 put a stop on a mini-Slicer three-match victory run.

“Cory (Boren at 182) and Dillon (Johnson at 195) were a bit overmatched, but represented themselves well,” Joll said.

Evan Bates (220) and Luke Stento (106) restored order with fall victories. Chris Merrill (113) won by forfeit ahead of back-to-back pins for Danny Tolin (120) and Chad Berdine (126).

“It’s unfortunate that Chris didn’t get a match. He’s knocking on the door of 100 career wins and it would have been nice to have the hometown fans see him one last time,” Joll said. “Danny’s win was textbook Tolin. He got right to work off the whistle, got the fall and gave a gracious hug to his coaches.

“Danny showed the class and respect to the program that all of our seniors have.”

LaPorte won the night’s final two matches to set the final score.

“It was bittersweet not having Eli (Pokorney) on the mat, but the contributions he has made to the team and his teammates is great,” Joll said.

The Trojans return to the mat on Saturday, Jan. 26 when they travel to the LaPorte Sectional beginning at 9 a.m.

Chesterton 48, LaPorte 23


145 -- Nick Winland © fall Winston Griffin, :48. 152 -- Brock Ellis © fall Skyler Querry, 1:45. 160 -- Matt Neff (L) dec. Gavin Layman, 4-0. 170 -- Gage DeMarco © FFW. 182 -- Noah Perez (L) fall Cory Boren, 1:08. 195 -- Jaden Browder (L) fall Dillon Johnson, 4:36. 220 -- Evan Bates © fall Will Stone, 1:27. 285 -- Double Forfeit. 106 -- Luke Stento © fall Brecken Joseph, 2:24. 113 -- Chris Merrill © FFW. 120 -- Danny Tolin © fall Angillo Mitchell, :27. 126 -- Chad Berdine © fall Leevi Fergueson, 1:11. 132 -- Jacob Dewes (L) dec. Brandon Bolin, 7-1. 138 -- Tyson Nisley (L) tech fall Cade Johnson, 17-2.

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 36, LaPorte 9

The Chesterton junior varsity picked up a 36-9 victory over LaPorte on Wednesday night.

Winners by fall for the Trojans included Ben Callaway (145), Tyler Martin (152) and Steve Nelson (220).

Other winners included Kaleb Wymer (160), Ethan Contreras (113) and Doug Waters (120).



Posted 1/17/2019




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