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Thursday's prep roundup: Watson sets Coronado record for quickest pin

By: Brent W. New
January 9, 2014 Updated: January 10, 2014 at 6:54 am


Coronado 45, Woodland Park 30

At Coronado: Two-time state champion Trent Watson broke Coronado's school record for the quickest pin in a match when he finished off Woodland Park's Harley Shreve in 7 seconds in a 126-pound match Thursday, according to Colorado High School Activities Association records.

It was the fourth-fastest pin ever recorded in Colorado high school wrestling, 3 seconds slower than the record (held by Loveland's Bill Pol [1994-95] and Air Academy's Mark Heinecke ['96-97]).

At 7 seconds, Watson also tied Woodland Park's Bobby Holler (2003-04), among others, for his 7-second pin.

Elsewhere, Jess Hankin, Grady Pina, Jimmy Weaver, Zeb Foster and Joe Hunt also recorded pins for the Cougars, while Garrick Arias, Drew Hovanetz and Tom Hancock recorded pins for Woodland Park in the loss.

Peyton 52, Sierra 24

At Peyton: In a match marred with nine forfeited matches, Peyton did enough to take down Sierra.

Wyatt Lee, Jimmy Matthews and Taylor Claman each tallied a pin for the Panthers, while Britton Holmes won an 11-2 major decision over Sierra's Emileo Ochoa in the 126-pound weight class.

The Stallions won four matches on the day - all by forfeit.

Canon City 42, Pueblo County 33

At Canon City: Canon City’s Nicklas Snyder held off Derieck Folsom in a 13-11 decision in the 145-pound weight class, Michael Archuleta squeaked by Pueblo County’s Gabe Vasquez at 220 with a 5-4 decision and the Tigers managed to hold onto the dual win despite getting pinned in five matches.

Canon City did enough though. Elsewhere, Dalton Woosley, Blake Repshire, Caleb Coffey, Devon Fontenot and Anthony Abbott recorded pins, and Cody Simms took six free points due to a forfeit.



Mesa Ridge 63, Harrison 18

At Mesa Ridge: Kylee Shook and Pikes Peak region 4A No. 1 Mesa Ridge (9-0 overall, 1-0 4A Metro League) each continued their torrid start to the season.

That's probably bad news for the other teams in the 4A Metro League.

In both teams' first league game of the season, Shook, a sophomore, led the way with 16 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks, and the Grizzlies stayed perfect with a rout over Harrison (5-6, 0-1).

Senior point guard Gabby Purnell also scored 14 points, Tiffani Jackson added 10 and Mesa Ridge continues to look like a clone of what it was last season.

Mesa Ridge won 25 games in a row last season before Shook severely sprained her ankle and the Grizzlies lost to Pueblo South in the quarterfinals without her.

Widefield 38, Mitchell 17

At Widefield: Delia Brekken scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, and was the catalyst to Widefield's smothering defense over Mitchell (1-7 overall, 0-1 4A Metro).

Brekken and the Gladiators (5-5, 1-0) gave up seven points or fewer in every quarter on the defensive end, and even shut out the Marauders in the second quarter.

It was the fewest points Widefield has given up since it beat Pueblo Centennial 54-7 on Dec. 12, 2011.



Mitchell 47, Widefield 46

At Mitchell: Josh Duke was rather quiet against Widefield (1-10 overall, 0-1 4A Metro).

Well, that was until he came up with the biggest play of the game as time expired.

In the final seconds, Duke blocked the Gladiators' best shooter, Jymon Garretson, at the buzzer and Mitchell (4-7, 1-0) took a deep breath after wasting an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter.

"Jymon Garretson just caught fire there late, and he was hitting some pretty tough shots," Mitchell coach Jarris Krapcha said. "Luckily, Josh Duke made a big play at the end there for us. Good heads up play by him."

With 20 seconds to go, Widefield's Adrienne Hampton tied the game at 46 with a 3, before Devinn Glover drove the lane the other way and was fouled with eight seconds remaining.

After Glover hit 1 of 2, Duke swatted Garretson's perimeter shot, and the Marauders escaped.

Jamel Jones, meanwhile, led Mitchell with 18 points on 63 percent shooting.

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