Extra Points – January 13, 2016

IR wrestling off to 1-0 start with dual-meet win over Laurel

While there’s been plenty of tournament action for the Indian River High School wrestling team already this season, the Indians kicked off their first dual meet of the season with a 54-17 win over Laurel on Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Freshman Will Rayne (106), senior Jared Arlett (132), sophomore Reshawn Turner (152), senior Arturo Salas (160), senior Zeke Marcozzi (182) and sophomore Zach Schultz (220) all managed pins in the matchup.

The division victory put the Indians at 1-0 overall and 1-0 in the Henlopen South headed into the Delcastle Invitational on Friday, Jan. 6, and Saturday, Jan. 7. They’ll host their first home dual meet of the season on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 6 p.m. against Wilmington Christian School (1-2).

Full results:

106: W. Rayne (IR) p. D. Elliot 2:47

113: D. Ely (IR) d. S. Louis 4-0

120: T. Knight (IR) md. I. Jenkins 13-0

126: W. Fosque (L) p. P. Gogarty :32

132: J. O’Neal (IR) md. P. Augustin 10-2

138: J. Arlett (IR) p. A. Vennables :56

145: G. Degraffinreed p. J. Ciriello 1:50

152: Re. Turner (IR) p. J. Cooper 4:38

160: A. Salas (IR) p. Larson :49

170: Purdue (L) p. C. Donaway :53

182: Z. Marcozzi (IR) p. R. Henriquez 2:45

195: J. Keller (IR) md. B. Brumbley 10-2

220: Z. Shultz (IR) p. P. Gravenor 4:38

285: Ra. Turner (IR) d. Gillespie 3-1

Cape wrestling edges Sussex Central in Henlopen North showdown

After getting the best of the Vikings at the Battle at the Beach tournament last week, the Sussex Central High School varsity wrestling team took their first loss of the season when they fell to Cape Henlopen 33-28 in a dual meet on Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Key wins for the Vikings included a bout between defending state champions at 170, in which Cape senior Cory Lawson took down Brandon Bautista in a 4-3 decision, as well as in the final matchup at heavyweight, in which Cape senior Zackery Flores edged Central’s Mario Santizo in a 2-0 decision.

Coming off a first-place finish at the Battle at the Beach, Cape senior Holden Kammerer also managed a critical victory for the Vikes at 195, with an 8-5 decision over Central’s Michael Wright.

At 126, it was a battle of blood when cousins Rashad Stratton of Central and Andre Currie of Cape went toe to toe and Stratton eventually earned an 18-6 major decision for the Knights.

Cape improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the Henlopen North with the win, while the Knights fell to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the North.

Full results:

106: Jevon Saffold (SC) - For.

113: Danny Ramirez (SC) - For.

120: Anthony Caruso (Cape) tf. Junior Perez 17-0 5:28

126: Rashad Stratton (SC) md. Andre Currie 18-5

132: Maxwell Norquest (Cape) p. Brandon Greenlee 3:23

138: Drew Morris (SC) dec. Vincent Diego 12-5

145: Ezekiel Bean (Cape) md. Tyler Bunting 13-3

152: Dante Jaquet (Cape) dec. Mark Tolson 11-9

160: Mark Knestaut (Cape) p. Luis Velasquez 1:24

170: Cory Lawson (Cape) dec. Brandon Bautista 4-3

182: Lucas Hudson (SC) dec. Christopher Handlin 12-8

195: Holden Kammerer (Cape) dec. Michael Wright 8-5

220: John Morris (SC) p. William Ott 2:58

285: Zackery Flores (Cape) dec. Mario Santizo 2-0

Ocean Bowl Mini-Ramp to re-open in February

After being closed down for repairs this past November, the Ocean City Recreation & Parks Department announced this week that Ocean Bowl Skate Park mini-ramp will officially re-open sometime in late February.

The 24-foot-wide ramp layered in steel was shut down for safety reasons after beginning to rust, and should be back up and running in time for warmer weather, according to OCRP officials.

The Town of Ocean City made the decision to replace the ramp’s surface with a composite-material called “Skatelite” while keeping intact the ramp’s original structure.

“The ramp will be safer, and the Skatelite will provide a smoother surface for the skateboarders,” said skate park Manager Daniel Reed.

During the repairs, the rest of the skate park has remained open.

For more information, contact Daniel Reed at (410) 289-2695 or Kim Kinsey at (410) 250-0125.