© January 18, 2007
No. 2 Cox 42, No. 4 Kempsville 15: The No. 2 Falcons (23-2) won 10 matches, including four pins, to humble the No. 4 Chiefs.
Ben Dorsay (125), Collin Dozier (130), Nic Jehoich (152) and Jack Burbank (285) recorded pins for Cox, while Tom Cruz (119) added a major decision for the Beach District leaders, who won the American High School Division at last week's Virginia Duals.
Kempsville rebounded with a 63-12 win over Princess Anne, highlighted by a technical fall win by 103-pounder Sterling Briscoe. Daniel Brian won by fall at 189.
No 7, First Colonial 52, Ocean Lakes 13: Jesse Tyer recorded a 6-4 decision over Josh Mattocks, ranked third in South Hampton Roads at 125 pounds, for the No. 7 Patriots, who also defeated Tallwood 45-24.
First Colonial's Jayme Gordon, No. 1 at 160, scored pins in each of his matches, and Kevin Thompson, No. 3 at 112, won by fall and technical fall.
No. 6 Oscar Smith 40, Hickory 30: 145-pounder Louis Johnson won by fall in 55 seconds as the sixth-ranked Tigers reeled off six consecutive wins between the 140- and 215-pound weight classes.
© January 11, 2007
Kempsville 34, Kellam 31: The No. 4 Chiefs stayed hot and the third-ranked Knights continued their slide Wednesday night in a Beach District battle that came down to the final match.
With the score deadlocked at 31, the 103-pounders decided it. Kempsville's Sterling Briscoe upset top-ranked Austen D'Amico 4-2 with a third-period takedown.
With a win over Bayside, too, the Chiefs ran thier unblemished record to 19-0 and stayed with No. 2 Cox - which beat Kellam over the weekend - atop the district standings.
"It was a great match that went down to the wire," Kempsville coach Sean Early said.
"We're a young team with a lot of talent and hard workers. We're looking forward to this weekend."
The Chiefs could meet Kellam again in the semifinals of this weekend's Virginia Duals at Hampton Coliseum.
© January 7, 2007
First Colonial 46, Salem 26: Jayme Gordon, top-ranked at 160 pounds in South Hampton Roads, won by fall to start the 10th-ranked Patriots' sweep of the 160-285 weight classes in toppling No. 8 Salem.
Kevin Thompson, No. 3 at 112, also won for First Colonial, which also defeated Princess Anne, 46-33.
Granby 46, Oscar Smith 27: Marcus Chevres recorded a pin at 119 and Jack Stanley posted a technical fall at 160 as the No. 5 Comets prevailed in the championship match.
Bay Rivers District entry Tabb downed Indian River 47-23 for third place. The Group AA Tigers had the tournament's most outstanding wrestler in 130-pounder Ben Canning.