Wrestlers, bowlers compete before breakScott, Lunsford earn second places
The Fairfield wrestling team competed Saturday at the Iowa City Regina Tournament, which was the last event for Trojan wrestlers before the winter break athletic hiatus.
Senior Brett Scott earned a second place finish in the 220 weight class. Scott won his first two matches before losing to Josh Cannon, a senior from Mount Vernon. Bryce Lunsford (160) also finished in second place. The Trojan junior won two matches before falling in the championship round to West Branch’s Casey Pence.
Randy Pugh (195) earned a fourth place finish and Austin Francisco (182) finished fifth. Each wrestler dropped their initial match only to come back and win their second.
A couple of lightweight Trojans were able to place as well. Mitchell Burnstedt (126) finished in third place, while Dallas Peebler (106) got fourth place. Peebler ran into stiff competition. His two losses were to wrestlers from Mount Vernon and Regina, both of which finished in the top three.
The Pekin Panthers made the trip to Iowa City as well. Trenton Conger (220) was rewarded a fifth place finish to lead the Panthers. Scott Entsminger (170) was able to get fifth place in his weight class as well.
The Fairfield bowling team traveled Saturday to Mt. Pleasant to take on the Panthers.
The boys’ varsity team lost 2979-2611. The boys were only down 209 points at the end of round one, but the Panthers used the baker round (round two) to lengthen their advantage and secure the win. Eric Swan led the way for the boys’ team by bowling a 203 and a 241 during round one. Senior Chet Vogt rolled a 191 and 182 for the Trojans and was the second highest scoring player for Fairfield through round one.
The varsity girls lost 2587-1973. The six Trojan girls consisted of four freshmen and two sophomores, so experience was a factor considering Mt. Pleasant had three seniors on its squad. One of those seniors was Chelsea Sammons, who bowled a 225. Her score was the highest girls’ score of the day. Shannon Morrissey led the way for the Trojans by bowling a 177 and a 154 during the first round.
Both of the Fairfield JV teams were unable to procure wins as well. The boys fell by the score of 2456-2073 and the girls lost 1733-1497.