LDHS wrestling has successful run during Christmas break

Jan 07 Written by  STAFF REPORTS

The Laurens High School wrestling team had a busy Christmas break.

The Raiders finished fourth in the Ram Invitational at Hillcrest on December 22. Hunter Hamby was champion at heavyweight. Luke Tatham finished 3rd at 106, Damien Ladd finished 3rd at 113, Chris Jackson finished 2nd at 195, and Will Pontoon finished 3rd at 220.

106: Lucas Tatham (Laurens District 55 HS) - 3rd Round 1 - Josh Wilkerson (Hillcrest) over Lucas Tatham (Laurens District 55 HS) (MD 18-7) Round 2 - Lucas Tatham (Laurens District 55 HS) over Danny D`Anjou (St. Joseph) (Fall 0:00) Round 3 - Lucas Tatham (Laurens District 55 HS) over Austin Turner (Clover) (Dec 6-1) Round 4 - Logan Rager (Spartanburg) over Lucas Tatham (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) 3rd Place Match - Lucas Tatham (Laurens District 55 HS) over Austin Turner (Clover) (Dec 9-2)

113: Damein Ladd (Laurens District 55 HS) - 3rd Round 1 - Damein Ladd (Laurens District 55 HS) over Dorian Brown (Clover) (TF 19-4 0:00) Round 2 - Damein Ladd (Laurens District 55 HS) over Patrick Danjou (J L Mann) (Fall 0:00) Round 3 - Weston Echols (Dorman) over Damein Ladd (Laurens District 55 HS) (Dec 1-0) Round 4 - Damein Ladd (Laurens District 55 HS) over Joshua Eckman (Spartanburg) (Fall 0:00) 3rd Place Match - Damein Ladd (Laurens District 55 HS) over Dorian Brown (Clover) (Fall 0:00)

120: Zachery Miller (Laurens District 55 HS) - DNP Round 1 - Nikolai Huttunen (Greenville) over Zachery Miller (Laurens District 55 HS) (Dec 5-1) Round 2 - Claas Prikker (Clover) over Zachery Miller (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) Round 3 - Zachery Miller (Laurens District 55 HS) over Jacob Agee (J L Mann) (Fall 0:00)

132: Cody Emert (Laurens District 55 HS) - DNP Round 1 - Tyler Byars (Blue Ridge) over Cody Emert (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) Round 2 - Jaterry McCann (Dorman) over Cody Emert (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) Round 3 - Joan Martinez-Salas (Hillcrest) over Cody Emert (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) Round 4 - Thane Johnson (Greenville) over Cody Emert (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00)

138: Myles Reppart (Laurens District 55 HS) - DNP Round 1 - Dylan O`Keefe (Hillcrest) over Myles Reppart (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) Round 2 - Kaleb Horn (Blue Ridge) over Myles Reppart (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) Round 3 - Adonis Lawon (Dorman) over Myles Reppart (Laurens District 55 HS) (TF 16-0 0:00)

145: Robert Lawson (Laurens District 55 HS) - DNP Round 1 - Alex  Piccirilli (Dorman) over Robert Lawson (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) Round 2 - Pablo Cerjanntes (J L Mann) over Robert Lawson (Laurens District 55 HS) (TF 19-4 0:00) Round 3 - Kyle Flyte (Blue Ridge) over Robert Lawson (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00)

152: Nick Jones (Laurens District 55 HS) - DNP Round 1 - DJ Harris (Hillcrest) over Nick Jones (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) Round 2 - Nick Jones (Laurens District 55 HS) over Dru (William) Talbert (J L Mann) (For.) Round 3 - Nick Jones (Laurens District 55 HS) over Zion Beyer (J L Mann) (Fall 0:00) Round 4 - Brent Courtwright (Clover) over Nick Jones (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00)

160: Jeremy Leonard (Laurens District 55 HS) - DNP Round 1 - Jeremy Leonard (Laurens District 55 HS) over Hayden Johnson (Clover) (For.) Round 2 - Cole Seay (Spartanburg) over Jeremy Leonard (Laurens District 55 HS) (MD 22-9) Round 3 - Walker Stephenson (Hillcrest) over Jeremy Leonard (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) Round 4 - Demoris Ferguson (J L Mann) over Jeremy Leonard (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00)

170: Caleb Reid (Laurens District 55 HS) - DNP Round 1 - Santana Rosario (Clover) over Caleb Reid (Laurens District 55 HS) (MD 9-0) Round 2 - Caleb Reid (Laurens District 55 HS) over River Sneed (J L Mann) (Fall 0:00) Round 3 - Christiian Jacobs (Dorman) over Caleb Reid (Laurens District 55 HS) (Dec 10-5)

182: Omaury Jalick Dendy (Laurens District 55 HS) - DNP Round 1 - Jalen Smith (Spartanburg) over Omaury Jalick Dendy (Laurens District 55 HS) (Dec 7-3) Round 2 - Omaury Jalick Dendy (Laurens District 55 HS) over Aiden O`connell (J L Mann) (Fall 0:00) Round 3 - Michael Kemp (Blue Ridge) over Omaury Jalick Dendy (Laurens District 55 HS) (Inj. [time])

195: Christopher Jackson (Laurens District 55 HS) - 2nd Round 1 - Christopher Jackson (Laurens District 55 HS) over Dorian Jules (Greenville) (Fall 0:00) Round 2 - Christopher Jackson (Laurens District 55 HS) over Jalen Meadors (Spartanburg) (Fall 0:00) Round 3 - Christopher Jackson (Laurens District 55 HS) over Samuel Martin (J L Mann) (Fall 0:00) 1st Place Match - Garrett Sayegh (Hillcrest) over Christopher Jackson (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00)

220: Will Pontoon (Laurens District 55 HS) - 3rd Round 1 - Will Pontoon (Laurens District 55 HS) over Bill Gibson (Hillcrest) (Fall 0:00) Round 2 - Will Pontoon (Laurens District 55 HS) over Mikel Harris (Dorman) (Dec 9-3) Round 3 - Tommy Washington (Spartanburg) over Will Pontoon (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) Round 4 - Danyaus Williams-Byrd (Greenville) over Will Pontoon (Laurens District 55 HS) (Dec 8-2) 3rd Place Match - Will Pontoon (Laurens District 55 HS) over Keith Collins (Clover) (Fall 0:00)

285: Nathan Hamby (Laurens District 55 HS) - 1st Round 1 - Nathan Hamby (Laurens District 55 HS) over Jason  Lott (Dorman) (Fall 0:00) Round 3 - Zachary Blanchard (Clover) over Nathan Hamby (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) Round 4 - Nathan Hamby (Laurens District 55 HS) over Zion Robinson-Kearse (J L Mann) (Fall 0:00) Round 5 - Nathan Hamby (Laurens District 55 HS) over Malik Shuler (Spartanburg) (Fall 0:00) 1st Place Match - Nathan Hamby (Laurens District 55 HS) over Brennan Mowbray (Hillcrest) (Fall 0:00)

Laurens wrestled in the Wildcat Duals at Lexington High School on December 29-30. The Raiders finished 10th out of 16 teams. Laurens lost to Fort Mill, Fort Myers and Lexington and picked up wins against Sumter, Spring Valley and Westwood.

Laurens – 45

Spring Valley – 33

106: Khristian Davis (SPVA) over Murphy Rush  (LD5H) (MD 18-8)

113: Damein Ladd (LD5H) over Paxton Langland (SPVA) (Fall 2:00)

120: Zachery Miller (LD5H) over   (SPVA) (For.)

126: William  Hamptom (LD5H) over   (SPVA) (For.)

132: Yuri Leal (SPVA) over Zharquel Castro (LD5H) (Fall 0:59)

138: Myles Reppart (LD5H) over   (SPVA) (For.)

145: Robert Lawson (LD5H) over   (SPVA) (For.)

152: Brandon Gorgan (LD5H) over Tyrell Irizarry (SPVA) (Dec 12-8)

160: Jacquez Terrell (SPVA) over Jeremy Leonard (LD5H) (Fall 3:18)

170: Caleb Reid (LD5H) over Nakhari Andrews (SPVA) (Fall 3:14)

182: Omaury Jalick Dendy (LD5H) over   (SPVA) (For.)

195: Grant Wells (SPVA) over Christopher Jackson (LD5H) (Fall 2:42)

220: Joseph Coward (SPVA) over Will Pontoon (LD5H) (TF 20-4 4:06)

285: Ja`quez Bostic (SPVA) over Nathan Hamby (LD5H) (Fall 2:41)

Laurens – 54

Sumter – 24

106: Lucas Tatham (LD5H) over   (SUMT) (For.)

113: Murphy Rush  (LD5H) over   (SUMT) (For.)

120: Damein Ladd (LD5H) over Javon Ford (SUMT) (Fall 0:00)

126: Zachery Miller (LD5H) over   (SUMT) (For.)

132: Anthony Gabriel (SUMT) over Cody Emert (LD5H) (Dec 9-3)

138: Myles Reppart (LD5H) over   (SUMT) (For.)

145: Robert Lawson (LD5H) over   (SUMT) (For.)

152: Brandon Gorgan (LD5H) over   (SUMT) (For.)

160: Antonio  Roach (SUMT) over Jeremy Leonard (LD5H) (MD 16-6)

170: Caleb Reid (LD5H) over Shaun Parker (SUMT) (Fall 0:00)

182: Joseph Mota (SUMT) over Omaury Jalick Dendy (LD5H) (TF 23-8 0:00)

195: Christopher Jackson (LD5H) over Anthony Price (SUMT) (Fall 0:00)

220: Dow Shemar (SUMT) over Isaiah Marshall (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

285: Keishawn Brown (SUMT) over Tsean James (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

Fort Mill – 42

Laurens – 35

106: Ethan Johnson (FMHS) over Lucas Tatham (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

113: Damein Ladd (LD5H) over Cayden Richard (FMHS) (Fall 0:00)

120: Mason Kovacs (FMHS) over Zachery Miller (LD5H) (MD 11-1)

126: Jacob Sturgeon (FMHS) over William  Hamptom (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

132: Zach Hornbrook (FMHS) over Cody Emert (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

138: Myles Reppart (LD5H) over Brian Kelley (FMHS) (Fall 0:00)

145: Robert Lawson (LD5H) over Kishawn Smith (FMHS) (Fall 0:00)

152: JOSH CIZMADIA (FMHS) over Nick Jones (LD5H) (TF 15-0 0:00)

160: JAKE HART (FMHS) over Jeremy Leonard (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

170: Caleb Reid (LD5H) over AUBREY SCHAFFER (FMHS) (Fall 0:00)

182: Yousseff Kenner (FMHS) over Omaury Jalick Dendy (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

195: Christopher Jackson (LD5H) over TRISTON MORRIS (FMHS) (TF 16-0 0:00)

220: Jack Kelly (FMHS) over Will Pontoon (LD5H) (Dec 3-2)

285: Nathan Hamby (LD5H) over REESE KEY (FMHS) (Fall 0:00)

Ft. Myers, FL – 37

Laurens – 36

106: Isaac Ownbey (FTMY) over Lucas Tatham (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

113: Damein Ladd (LD5H) over Nicholas Hodges (FTMY) (Fall 0:00)

120: Alek Carlino (FTMY) over Zachery Miller (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

126: William  Hamptom (LD5H) over   (FTMY) (For.)

132: Cody Emert (LD5H) over   (FTMY) (For.)

138: Riley Hackworth (FTMY) over Myles Reppart (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

145: Robert Lawson (LD5H) over Garret Carson (FTMY) (Fall 0:00)

152: Gavin McDavitt (FTMY) over Brandon Gorgan (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

160: Michael Griffith (FTMY) over Jeremy Leonard (LD5H) (Dec 7-2)

170: Mike Edouard (FTMY) over Caleb Reid (LD5H) (MD 20-9)

182: Omaury Jalick Dendy (LD5H) over Ethan Carr (FTMY) (Fall 0:00)

195: gregory Dennard (FTMY) over Christopher Jackson (LD5H) (Dec 3-1)

220: Will Pontoon (LD5H) over Landen Leuttich (FTMY) (Fall 0:00)

285: Jamey Vasquez (FTMY) over Nathan Hamby (LD5H) (Dec 4-2)

Laurens – 46

Westwood – 36

106: Lucas Tatham (LD5H) over   (WEST) (For.)

113: Damein Ladd (LD5H) over   (WEST) (For.)

120: Zachery Miller (LD5H) over   (WEST) (For.)

126: Raekwon Davis (WEST) over William  Hamptom (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

132: Cody Emert (LD5H) over   (WEST) (For.)

138: Gabriel Smith (WEST) over Myles Reppart (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

145: Robert Lawson (LD5H) over   (WEST) (For.)

152: Jeremiah Hightower (WEST) over Brandon Gorgan (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

160: Joshua Heyward (WEST) over Jeremy Leonard (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

170: Deskychun Davis (WEST) over Caleb Reid (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

182: Tyvion Shannon (WEST) over   (LD5H) (For.)

195: Christopher Jackson (LD5H) over Treshawn Miller (WEST) (MD 15-3)

220: Will Pontoon (LD5H) over Marcus Nedd (WEST) (Fall 0:00)

285: Nathan Hamby (LD5H) over Phillip Hedrick (WEST) (Fall 0:00)

Lexington – 54

Laurens – 24

106: Murphy Rush  (LD5H) over Daven Wood (LEHI) (Fall 0:00)

113: Damein Ladd (LD5H) over My`Auna Harrison (LEHI) (Fall 0:00)

120: Jacob  Brasseur (LEHI) over Zachery Miller (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

126: Nick Kalmanowicz (LEHI) over William  Hamptom (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

132: Pierce  Clinger (LEHI) over Cody Emert (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

138: Myles Reppart (LD5H) over Dominic  Upchurch (LEHI) (Fall 0:00)

145: Ryan  Kerr (LEHI) over Robert Lawson (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

152: Will Frazier (LEHI) over Nick Jones (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

160: Isaac  Manning (LEHI) over Jeremy Leonard (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

170: Evan Clark (LEHI) over Caleb Reid (LD5H) (Dec 8-4)

182: Jared Siegler (LEHI) over Omaury Jalick Dendy (LD5H) (Dec 13-7)

195: Christopher Jackson (LD5H) over Jeffrey Hartung (LEHI) (Fall 0:00)

220: Austin Jennings (LEHI) over Isaiah Marshall (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

285: Walker Anderson (LEHI) over Tsean James (LD5H) (Fall 0:00)

Laurens wrestled in the West-Oak Invitational at West-Oak High School on Saturday, Jan. 6. Damien Ladd placed first and Caleb Reid captured second place. Chris Jackson, and Nathan Hamby placed third and Will Pontoon placed fourth. Murphy Rush, Robert Lawson and Zachery Miller placed fifth. Cody Emert and Brandon Grogan placed seventh and Allen Llewellyn placed eighth.   

106: Murphy Rush  (Laurens District 55 HS) - 5th Champ. Round 2 - Weston Echols (Dorman) over Murphy Rush  (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) Cons. Round 3 - Murphy Rush  (Laurens District 55 HS) over Evans Kaleb (Walhalla) (Fall 0:00) Cons. Semis - William Nation (T L Hanna) over Murphy Rush  (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) 5th Place Match - Murphy Rush  (Laurens District 55 HS) over Guy Ethan Mobley (West-Oak) (Fall 0:00)

113: Damein Ladd (Laurens District 55 HS) - 1st Semifinals - Damein Ladd (Laurens District 55 HS) over Grayson  Brandt (Greenwood) (Fall 0:00) 1st Place Match - Damein Ladd (Laurens District 55 HS) over Kevontae Rogers (Woodruff) (Fall 0:00)

120: Zachery Miller (Laurens District 55 HS) - 5th Quarterfinals - Heath  Whiteside (Palmetto) over Zachery Miller (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) Cons. Round 2 - Zachery Miller (Laurens District 55 HS) over Austin Anders (Chapman) (Fall 0:00) Cons. Round 3 - Zachery Miller (Laurens District 55 HS) over Silas  Lee (Greenwood) (Fall 0:00) Cons. Semis - Jacob  Johnson (Dorman) over Zachery Miller (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00)

126: Cody Emert (Laurens District 55 HS) - 7th Champ. Round 1 - River Bowling (D W Daniel) over Cody Emert (Laurens District 55 HS) (MD 11-2) Cons. Round 2 - Cody Emert (Laurens District 55 HS) over Ryan Lee (T L Hanna) (Fall 0:00) Cons. Round 3 - Clayton James (West-Oak) over Cody Emert (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) 7th Place Match - Cody Emert (Laurens District 55 HS) over Nathan Hellams (Liberty) (Fall 0:00)

132: Zharquel Castro (Laurens District 55 HS) - DNP Champ. Round 1 - Andrew  McCollough (Greer) over Zharquel Castro (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) Cons. Round 2 - Nick Ragusa (Walhalla) over Zharquel Castro (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00)

138: Ryan Ervin (Laurens District 55 HS) - DNP Champ. Round 1 - Reginald  Lark (Greenwood) over Ryan Ervin (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) Cons. Round 2 - Evan Klement (Walhalla) over Ryan Ervin (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00)

145: Robert Lawson (Laurens District 55 HS) - 5th Quarterfinals - Robert Lawson (Laurens District 55 HS) over Cameron Young (D W Daniel) (Dec 9-7) Semifinals - Lake  Alexander (West-Oak) over Robert Lawson (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) Cons. Semis - Adam  Reedy (Palmetto) over Robert Lawson (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) 5th Place Match - Robert Lawson (Laurens District 55 HS) over Garrett  Dickson (West-Oak) (UTB 5-3)

152: Brandon Grogan (Laurens District 55 HS) - 7th Champ. Round 1 - Brandon Grogan (Laurens District 55 HS) over Corey Digirolamo (Palmetto) (Fall 0:00) Quarterfinals - Cole Murphy (Liberty) over Brandon Grogan (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) Cons. Round 2 - Brandon Grogan (Laurens District 55 HS) over Armondo Martinez (Walhalla) (Fall 0:00) Cons. Round 3 - Avery Porter (Greer) over Brandon Grogan (Laurens District 55 HS) (Dec 9-5) 7th Place Match - Brandon Grogan (Laurens District 55 HS) over Daron Brownlee (T L Hanna) (Fall 0:00)

160: Jeremy Leonard (Laurens District 55 HS) - DNP Champ. Round 1 - Seth  Freeman (Dorman) over Jeremy Leonard (Laurens District 55 HS) (Dec 11-5) Cons. Round 2 - Culler Goforth  (Greenwood) over Jeremy Leonard (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00)

170: Caleb Reid (Laurens District 55 HS) - 2nd Quarterfinals - Caleb Reid (Laurens District 55 HS) over Christiian Jacobs (Dorman) (Fall 0:00) Semifinals - Caleb Reid (Laurens District 55 HS) over Knowledge Purdessy (Seneca) (Fall 0:00) 1st Place Match - Aaron Moran (Walhalla) over Caleb Reid (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00)

182: Allen Llewellyn (Laurens District 55 HS) - 8th Cons. Round 2 - Allen Llewellyn (Laurens District 55 HS) over Mathew Mason (Greer) (SV-1 3-1) Cons. Semis - Cameron Fuller (D W Daniel) over Allen Llewellyn (Laurens District 55 HS) (Dec 7-1) Round 2 - Christian Latta (Walhalla) over Allen Llewellyn (Laurens District 55 HS) (TB-1 9-5) 7th Place Match - Noah Kelly (Liberty) over Allen Llewellyn (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00)

195: Christopher Jackson (Laurens District 55 HS) - 3rd Champ. Round 1 - Lucas Bates (Liberty) over Christopher Jackson (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00) Cons. Round 1 - Christopher Jackson (Laurens District 55 HS) over Hunter  Blackwell (West-Oak) (Fall 0:00) Cons. Round 2 - Christopher Jackson (Laurens District 55 HS) over Bryson Evans (Palmetto) (Fall 0:00) Cons. Round 3 - Christopher Jackson (Laurens District 55 HS) over Allan Rosas-Arriage (Walhalla) (Fall 0:00) Cons. Semis - Christopher Jackson (Laurens District 55 HS) over Nico Piccirilli (Dorman) (Dec 2-1)

220: Will Pontoon (Laurens District 55 HS) - 4th Quarterfinals - Danyaus Williams-Byrd (Greenville) over Will Pontoon (Laurens District 55 HS) (Dec 10-8) Quarterfinals - Will Pontoon (Laurens District 55 HS) over Stephen  Stone (Palmetto) (Fall 0:00) Cons. Semis - Will Pontoon (Laurens District 55 HS) over Mikel Harris (Dorman) (Dec 7-3) 3rd Place Match - Danyaus Williams-Byrd (Greenville) over Will Pontoon (Laurens District 55 HS) (Fall 0:00)

285: Nathan Hamby (Laurens District 55 HS) - 3rd Quarterfinals - Nathan Hamby (Laurens District 55 HS) over Keondre Yeargin (Greenville) (Fall 0:00) Semifinals - Collin  Ehney (Greenwood) over Nathan Hamby (Laurens District 55 HS) (Dec 6-1) Cons. Semis - Nathan Hamby (Laurens District 55 HS) over Carlos Laracuente (Greer) (Fall 0:00) 3rd Place Match - Nathan Hamby (Laurens District 55 HS) over Gray Lusk (Walhalla) (Fall 0:00)