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PC/Hall Wildcats compete at Morton Tournament

Defeat AFC, lose to Kewanee, Farmington in quadrangular

Putnam County/Hall's Eric Cissell won the 220 pound weight class at the Morton Tournament on Jan. 6.
Putnam County/Hall's Eric Cissell won the 220 pound weight class at the Morton Tournament on Jan. 6.

Morton Tournament

Putnam County/Hall’s Eric Cissell won the 220 pound weight class at the Morton Tournament. He pinned Joliet’s Cody Halford at 2:36 and Peoria’s Cook at 5:36.

Ben Aranda placed second at 182. He pinned Washington’s Blake Berry at :37 and Danville’s Dominic Perez at 5:26. He lost to Morton’s Alex Ford by fall at 2:49.

Joseph Mecagni placed fifth at 195. He lost to L-P’s Holdcraft by fall at 5:18, defeated SSE’s Louveau by fall at 1:34 and Washington’s Butler by fall at 1:03.

Patrick Cousar placed sixth at 138. He lost to LP’s Martyn by fall at 3:26, defeated St. Ignatius’ Nieciek by fall at 3:39 and lost to Peoria’s Buhl by fall at 2:40.

Michael McCutcheon placed sixth at heavyweight. He lost to Dee-Mack’s Regnier by fall at 1:40, defeated United Township’s Wilson, 7-6; and lost to Joliet’s Sota by fall at 5:46.

“It was nice to see (Eric) Cissell pin his way through the tournament,” said PC/Hall coach Gerald Kreiwald.

Kewanee quadrangular

The Putnam County/Hall co-op won one of three matches in a quadrangular at Kewanee on Dec. 30.

Joseph Mecagni (195) led the charge with a 3-0 day on the mat.

The Wildcats defeated Ashton-Franklin Center 48-12 with Mecagni winning by injury default over Collin Kecker and Mike McCutcheon (220) scoring a fall over Matt Nelson at 0:28. Other matches were decided by forfeits.

PC/Hall fell to the host Boilermakers 48-17 with pins by Patrick Cousar (138) at 4:20 over Mike Ibarra and Mecagni (182) at 1:42 over Carlos Vergas and a 17-2 tech fall by Ben Aranda (182) over Tristan Tucker.

Farmington defeated PC/Hall 42-36. Wins on the mat for the Wildcats were Patrick Cousar (138) by fall over Bucco at 2:45, Mecagni (195) by fall over Marion at 2:40 and McCutcheon (220) by fall over Shymnoshi at 2:56. Aranda, Hannah Vizzone and Sicilia Harper won by forfeits.

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