Whitehall hosts four wrestling teams
The Whitehall wrestling team hosted the Railroader Duals on Thursday at Whitehall High School, where teams from Ausable Valley, Greenville, Malone and Tamarac came to compete against the Railroaders.
Whitehall defeated Greenville 42-36, but fell to Ausable Valley 54-24, Malone 49-18 and Tamarac 48-24.
Troy Austin went 3-0 on the day for the Railroaders with three pins, wrestling at 215 and 189. Austin pinned Bryant Flenstead of Greenville in 1:14, Owen Pray of Ausable Valley in 59 seconds and Cooper Funk of Malone in 3:00.
Sawyer Ostrander went 4-0 at 152 pounds for Whitehall. Ostrander pinned Kaleb Petit of Greenville in 1:34, Kobe Pelkey of Ausable Valley in 15 seconds, Isaac Cromp of Malone in 29 seconds and Ryan McMann of Tamarac in 15 seconds.
Ayden Smith won both of his matches for the Railroaders, pinning Nathan Taylor of Greenville in 2:21 and Anthony Palladino of Tamarac in 1:11.
Matt Ingerson had a pair of wins by pin for Whitehall at 126 pounds.
Dylan Gordon at 160 and Chad Monty at 189 also recorded pins for the Railroaders.
In other matches, Ausable Valley topped Greenville 48-22, Malone defeated Greenville 39-33 and Tamarac edged Greenville 36-34.
Mayfield hands Whitehall girls 1st loss
Whitehall girls basketball coach Boyd Hunt was looking forward to last Tuesday night’s trip to Mayfield, knowing the Panthers would provide a challenge for his Railroaders’ team that came into the game unbeaten.
“We go to Mayfield. That’s going to be a test to see where we’re at,” Hunt said. “We need to get out and test ourselves. Push ourselves a little bit.”
Hunt’s prediction was spot on as Mayfield jumped out to a double figure lead at halftime and held off the Railroaders over the final two quarters to earn a 46-39 win in a non-league contest.
The Panthers led 19-12 after the first quarter. An 11-4 advantage in the second sent Mayfield to the locker room with a 30-16 halftime lead.
Whitehall found their footing in the third, outscoring the Panthers 13-5 in the frame to pull within 35-29.
Mayfield outscored Whitehall 11-9 in the fourth to hold off the Railroaders for the victory.
Cloey Dopp led Mayfield with a game-high 19 points, nine of them coming from behind the 3-point arc.
Jaidyn Chest chipped in 12 points for the Panthers.
Whitehall received 12 points from Blake Bird. Sam Howland added 11 points and Madison Gould nine.
Mayfield improved to 8-1 on the season. Whitehall fell to 6-1.