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Capac notches league mat wins versus Almont and Yale

Capac 112-pounder Mykle Dedenbach works for a fall against Almont’s Ian Maurus during their BWAC mat confrontation this past week. photo by Kevin Kissane.

February 03, 2010
TRI-CITY AREA — The Capac wrestling team notched a pair of Blue Water Area Conference wins last Wednesday at Richmond High School.

Capac opened their successful two-match stint with 52-19 win against Almont.

A group consisting of Mykle Dedenbach, Matt Schuman, Dan Cornish, Aaron Smith, Chris Bly and Tom Ray led Capac with victories via the pinfall route. Dedenbach needed 52 seconds to upend Ian Maurus at 112 pounds; Schuman required 46 seconds to beat 119-pound foe Zach Maurus; Cornish took 5:41 to conquer Roger Savonne at 135 pounds; Smith needed 1:00 to down 152-pound counterpart Tim Zehnder; Bly required 2:53 to turn back Jake Ferrell at 215 pounds; and Ray took 2:58 to upend 285-pound adversary Chase Orzel.

Brian Kulman provided Capac with a triumph by technical fall, accomplishing the feat with a 22-6 outcome versus Corey Downing at 145 pounds.

Joshua Kaiser and Thomas Bolday gave Capac wins by major decision. The former secured a 16-2 victory over 140-pound rival Kevin Creger and the latter claimed a 20-7 triumph against Derek Kopp at 189 pounds.

Brandon Schalm was the other Capac grappler who prevailed. Schalm garnered a 16-9 win over 130-pound foe Kurtis Creger.

Josh Kunath and Nick Ouillette paced Almont with wins by pin. Kunath took 3:12 to top Josh Tucker at 160 pounds and Ouillette required 3:14 to best 171-pound counterpart Derek Gottschalk.

Dylan Creger contributed a victory by major decision to Almont's cause, accomplishing the feat with a 15-6 outcome versus Gideon Gaiter at 125 pounds.

Logan Kunath also prevailed for Almont. Kunath registered an 11-6 triumph against 103-pound rival Nick Helzer.

Later that night, Capac claimed a 78-4 win at Yale's expense.

A group consisting of Schalm, Cornish, Kaiser Kulman, Smith, Gottschalk, Sean Woods, Bolday and Bly led Capac with wins by pin. Schalm needed 3:17 to down Josh Hoist at 130 pounds; Cornish took 43 seconds to stop 135-pound foe Nathan Carpo; Kaiser required 1:37 to top Hunter Huffman at 140 pounds; Kulman required 2:28 to beat 145-pound counterpart Dane Korotko; Smith needed 2:57 to turn back Kane Liebler at 152 pounds; Gottschalk took 25 seconds to conquer 160-pound rival Gavin Smith; Woods required 3:31 to upend Koby Raymo at 171 pounds; Bolday needed 4:51 to beat 189-pound adversary Mike Tyranski; and Bly took 40 seconds to defeat Clayton Huston at 215 pounds.

Helzer (103), Dedenbach (112), Schuman (119) and Gaiter (125) provided Capac with victories by void.

Almont also squared off versus Richmond's 'B' team. That contest drew to a close with Richmond earning a 62-9 win.

Josh Kunath paced Almont with a victory via the pinfall route. Kunath stopped Scott Gielle with 1:34 elapsed at 160 pounds.

Dylan Creger was the other Almont grappler who emerged victorious, accomplishing the feat with a 2-0 outcome versus 125-pound adversary Grant Hafner.

With the results, Capac improves to 29-5 and 6-0. Almont slips to 19-5 and 4-2.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.
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