Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Nikiski Bulldogs' Andrew Pennison in the 152-pound weight class keeps from being pinned by Dillingham Wolverines' Darren Napoli Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Nikiski High-Middle School in Nikiski, Alaska.

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Nikiski Bulldogs' Andrew Pennison in the 152-pound weight class keeps from being pinned by Dillingham Wolverines' Darren Napoli Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Nikiski High-Middle School in Nikiski, Alaska.

Big weekend of wrestling gets started on Peninsula with Thursday duals

  • By Staff Report
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:53pm
  • Sports

A few squads warmed up for a big weekend of wrestling on the Kenai Peninsula with dual meets Thursday.

Nikiski will host the Peninsula Duals, which will include about 15 teams, today and Saturday. This also marks the first time the small schools will wrestle with the big schools this season.

The tourney starts with matchup duals today. Those duals start at 2:30 p.m., with the last duals going off at 7 p.m.

Saturday, the duals tournament starts at 8 a.m. and the final dual will be at 5:30 p.m.

Dillingham took a 27-15 dual victory Thursday over Nikiski in a dual between the two schools.

Dillingham took five match wins while Nikiski took four, but the Wolverines had four pins, while the Bulldogs had none.

Match wins for Dillingham went to Tanner Savo (106 pounds), Triston Chaney (113), Ben Dunaway (145), Darren Napoli (160) and Braden Timurphy (182). Nikiski got wins from TJ Cox (120 pounds), Nathan Carstens (160), Tylor Handley (160) and Tyler Litke (220).

In Homer, the reigning state champions Bethel Warriors claimed a 46-36 dual victory on the strength of five pins over Homer on Thursday.

Thomas Dyment (98 pounds), Mathew Hunter (106), Tristen Evan (113), Gage Hoffman (120), Brandon Evans (126), Aaron Olsen (132), Sven Williams (145) and Kane Gillilan (220).

The Mariners got wins from Timmy Woo (138 pounds), Tristan Cook (152) and Matthew Pollack (195).

Dillingham 27, Nikiski 15

unknown — Napoli, Dil, p. Pennison, Nik, 4:48; 106 — Savo, Dil, p. Medetov, Nik, 3:49; 113 — Chaney, Dil, dec. Smith, Nik, 4-2; 120 — Cox, Nik, tec. Hansen, Dil, 17-2 4:08; 145 — Dunaway, Dil, p. Castro, Nik, 4:00; 160 — Carstens, Nik, dec. Schlagel, Dil, 3-1; 160 — Handley, Nik, md. Napoli, Dil, 15-1; 182 — Timurphy, Dil, p. Hupp, Nik, 1:53; 220 — Litke, Nik, dec. Smeaton, Dil, 9-6.

Bethel 46, Homer 36

98 — Dyment, Bet, p. Moseley, Hom, :31; 106 — Hunter, Bet, p. Blaine, Hom, 2:37; 113 — Evan, Bet, p. Martin, Hom, 1:24; 120 — Hoffman, Bet, dec. Brant, Hom, 5-3; 126 — Evans, Bet, p. Cavasos, Hom, 1:47; 132 — Olsen, Bet, dec. Rios, Hom, 3-2; 138 — Woo, Hom, p. Greenwood, Bet, 3:09; 145 — Williams, Bet, md. Richburg, Hom, 15-4; 152 — Cook, Hom, p. Larson, Bet, 5:51; 160 — King, Hom, for; 170 — Wells, Hom, for; 182 — Francisco, Bet, for; 195 — Pollack, Hom, p. Pekar, Bet, 1:00; 220 — Gillilan, Bet, p. Rios, Hom, 3:50; 285 — Brock, Hom, for.

Exhibition matches

Homer vs. Voznesenka

138 — Johnson, Hom, md. Sanarov, Voz, 12-3; 145 — Kalugin, Voz, tec. Cudaback, Hom, 29-11 2:00; 152 — King, Hom, p. Anufriev, Voz, 1:08; 170 — Wells, Hom, p. Basargin, Voz, :31.

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