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Coconino Panthers Meet 1-1 Against Section Foes

The Coconino Panthers wrestling group endure a Lee Williams flood to complete 1-1 on Wednesday at a meet in Kingman highlighting Division III, Section IV programs.

Sharing a 36-all tie with the facilitating Volunteers subsequent to surrendering a relinquish, the Panthers got key pins from 220-pounder Mark Aruguete and 285-pounder Ulises Gutierrez. Each weight class between the Panthers and Volunteers that wasn’t chosen in relinquish finished in a fall.

Coconino dropped three straight classes by a tumble to the Volunteers, who moved back with the hurried to slice the shortfall to 24-18. Noah Merrell halted the seeping for the Panthers at 152 pounds with a first-period stick, and Coconino proceeded to win 48-36.

The Panthers were hoping to abstain from giving another upheaval a chance to outdo them. The Chino Valley Cougars utilized a 5-2 run comprising of all falls in the lighter loads to begin the Panthers off on a 49-24 group misfortune.

The two successes Coconino had against Chino Valley in the light classes didn’t come simply. Pedro Billups bolted horns with a Cougars 113-pounder and aroused from a 6-1 shortage to win by a 9-7 choice, rattling off eight straight indicates to take the match. At 106, pounds Tony Hernandez scored two points on inversion in the third time frame in transit edging his Chino adversary 7-6.

Billups won by relinquishing against Lee Williams, and Hernandez counted a stick in his second match of the day in only 25 seconds. Five Coconino wrestlers required not exactly a moment to gather wins against Lee Williams, including heavyweight Gutierrez. Lee Williams relinquished two classes to Coconino’s one at 195 pounds.

Michael Woods (120 pounds), Kyle Munoz (145), Merrell, Francisco Hernandez (160) Mauricio Quijano (182), Aruguete and Gutierrez all completed 1-1, with each enlisting a stick for the day.

Quijano additionally helped Coconino down the stretch against Lee Williams, moving to 170 pounds in the wake of being on the tangle at 182 against Chino Valley. His stick put his group ahead 36-24 over the Volunteers.

The Chino Valley adversary Billups topped entered the night with a 23-1 record.

Coconino has a fast turnaround and will fit in some more matches previously a short occasion break, going up against a few tests at the Moon Valley Wrestling Invitational Friday in Phoenix.

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