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Crescent City, East Jefferson and Holy Rosary vie for experience
December 18th, 2014, 2014 | Written by: Editor, Nick Settoon, Nick Accardo


Holy Rosary sophomore Alex Lewis tries to get away from East Jefferson's Gavin Hatfield

An almost brand new team and two young and rebuilding teams met Wednesday evening at the Holy Rosary gymnasium for a tri-meet.  While match scores were kept, the majority of the official matches were forfeits, hence the few official ones were mixed with several exhibition matches.  The match scores really were not of major importance - this was an event scheduled to provide experience.  

Crescent City Christian School has had a wrestling team before, but only for a year in the 1975-76 season.  Coached by Josh Hamrick, the Pioneers' new team consists of four freshmen, two sophomores and two juniors.  Hamrick's son, freshman Ryan, wrestled for John Curtis last season.
East Jefferson has been around since 1965 and won state championships in 1966 and 1978.  After the 1981 season, however, the Warriors struggled, but second-year coach Nick Settoon has a team comprised solely of freshmen and sophomores with which to rebuild.  As such he is wasting little time in getting experience for his Warriors.  Sophomore Nick Shields, for example, already had 20 matches under his belt before this event- seventeen of them wins - and the Pearl River Open championship to his credit.  (His three losses, by the way were to two Brother Martin wrestlers - if one has to pick a team to which to lose, one cannot do better than that.)
Holy Rosary is in its seventh year of existence under Coach Nick Accardo.  After losing two-time state placer Reid DiMaggio to graduation last year the team roster consists of a 7th-grader, and 8th-grader, one freshman and five sophomores.  Sophomore Alex Lewis, the Class C 2014 Cross Country state champion, shows natural talent and is particularly fun to watch.

Photos from the December 17th Tri-Meet between Crescent City, East Jefferson and Holy Rosary:

Photo 1: Jacob Pelle (Crescent City) vs. Peyton Talley (Holy Rosary); Photos 2-5:  Peyton Talley (Holy Rosary) vs. ? (Crescent City)

Photos 1-2: Harrison Brown (Crescent City) vs. Accord Green (Holy Rosary); Photos 2-4: Sean O'Flynn (East Jefferson) vs. ? (Holy Rosary); Photo 5: Chris Cuccia (East Jefferson) vs. Accord Green (Holy Rosary).

Ryan Hamrick (Crescent City) vs. Sean O'Flynn (East Jefferson).

Alex Lewis (Holy Rosary) vs. Ryan Kimball (East Jefferson)

Sean O'Flynn (East Jefferson) vs. Larry Toler (Holy Rosary) and Chris Cuccia (East Jefferson) vs. Harrison Brown (Crescent City).

Alex Smith (Holy Rosary) vs. Gavin Hatfield (East Jefferson).  In a see-saw match one of the combatants scored five points late to win 16-15.

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