Gulf Coast Clash an opportunity to see some of Greater New Orleans' best teams
Recaps of other events from last week
November 29th, 2019 | Written by: Editor | Heath Invitational Photos courtesy of Dustin Burton | Spartan Invitation JV Girls photos complements of Phayne Waguespack Braud



Gulf Coast Clash Spartan Invitational Spartan JV Girls Invitational Ketelsen Memorial Heath Invitational Arlington-Martin

Clash on the Coast

Brother Martin, Covington, Holy Cross, Jesuit, Parkway and Rummel participated in last Friday and Saturday's Gulf Coast Clash at the Mobile Civic Center, along with 24 other teams from Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.  Thompson High School of Alabama won the event with 550 points followed by runner-up Brother Martin with 512.5 points.  Catholic finished fourth with 438 points, followed by Parkway (358 points,) Holy Cross at seventh (293 points), Jesuit at 12th (258 point), Rummel at 22nd (120 points ) and Covington High School at 25th (105 points.)

Thompson High School of Thompson, Alabama won the event with 550 points

[Left] The Crusaders had four finalists, including three-in-a-row from 145 lbs. to 160 lbs., but all ran into stiff competition,  Mason Elsensohn lost to Peter Henderson of McAdory, Alabama at 106 lbs.  12-7.  At 145 lbs. Alex Duncan fell to Michael Kilic of the Woodward Academy in Georgia 7-2.  Riley Horvath lost 12-9 to Will Miller of Thompson, Alabama at 152 lbs. and Mason Massicot lost via a 17-2 technical fall to Matthew Singleton of Woodward Academy.  Duncan's and Massicot's finals opponents were both defending Georgia state champions and Elsensohn's opponent placed third in Alabama.  For beating Massicot Singleton was voted the tournament's outstanding wrestler in the heavier weight classes.

[Right] At 138 lbs. Jacob Ramirez advanced to the finals for the Rummel Raiders and outscored Tyler Lamon of Valdosta, Georgia 10-4.

[Left]Holy Cross had three finalists in-a-row but but won their finals matches.  At. 113 lbs. Ethan Frost defeated John Robert Thompson of Spain Park, Florida via a 14-2 major decision.  He was followed by brother Jacob at 120 lbs., who scored a his third technical fall of the day (to go with one fall in 0:18, defeating Kaleb Davis of Valdosta, GA 18-1.  Next up for the Tigers at 126 lbs. was Dylan Lauriano who defeated Nyshaad Hannon of Benjamin Russell High School of Alabama 8-2.

[Right]Adding to his 0:18 fall and three technical falls of 15-0, 16-0 and 18-1 on Saturday, Jacob Frost scored a 15-1 major decision, a fall in 1:48 and a 15-0 technical fall in his three pool rounds on Friday.  For his accomplishments Frost was selected as the most valuable wrestler in the lighter weight classes.  The Outstanding Wrestler award for the higher weight classes went to Matthew Singleton of Woodward Academy for his win over Brother Martin's Mason Massicot.

[Right] The match of the night, however, as voted by the coaches, was between Covington's Christopher Allen and Mason Maxwell of Wetumpka, Alabama.  The match was scoreless through the first two rounds.  With 1:17 lest Blackwell reversed Allen to take a 2-0 lead.  However, with 45 seconds remaining Allen reversed Blackwell and was able to force him to his back as time was running out for two nearfall points and a 4-2 win.

Of the other competing Louisiana schools, the following placed highest for their teams:

School Name Weight Place   School Name Weight Place   School Name Weight Place
Catholic Ian Wyble 160 3rd   Jesuit Luke Battaglia 145 3rd   Parkway Kaleb Garcia 182 3rd
Catholic Canon Hunt 170 3rd   Jesuit Joseph Rosevally 113 6th   Parkway Peyton Miller 285 3rd
Catholic Hunter Goodson 132 4th   Rummel Jacob Baltz 106 10th   Parkway Jacob Chittom 160 4th
Catholic Martin Helouin 145 4th   Rummel Barter Burgess 120 11th   Parkway Terrence Murray 182 4th

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Spartan Invitational

The St. Amant Gators won their third consecutive Spartan Invitational last Tuesday, scoring 179.5 points.  East Ascension placed second with 134 points, followed by Live Oak (116.5 points), Baton Rouge (106.5 points),and C.E. Byrd (89 points) and Comeaux (78 points).  Those six schools also accounted for the winners of the 14 weight classes.

St. Amant, Byrd and Baton Rouge each had three champions.  East Ascension and Life Oak each had two and Reed Bergeron of Comeaux accounted for the remaining one.

C.E. Byrd's Jacob Yawn was voted the Outstanding Wrestler for his second win over defending Division II state champion Anthony Dobson.

1st - St. Amant 2nd - East Ascension C.E. Byrd Champions and Outstanding Wrestler (far left)

Spartan Invitational Champions and Outstanding Wrestler

106 113 120 126 132 138 145
J.W. Fuller
C.E. Byrd
Ty Diddier
St. Amant
Reed Bergeron
Clayton Hill
Live Oak
Anthony Krass
East Ascension
Demetri Teddir
C.E. Byrd
Corey Brownell
St. Amant

152 160 170 182 195 220 285 OW
Jacob Yawn
C.E. Byrd
Rayden Ingram
Live Oak
Trent Mahoney
East Ascension
Jarin Meyer
Baton Rouge
Henry Nguyen
Baton Rouge
Ancalada Axel-Arce
Baton Rouge
Abdiel Sanchez
St. Amant
Jacob Yawn
C.E. Byrd

Weight Winner School Score Runner-up School   Weight Winner School Score Runner-up School
106 J.W. Fuller Byrd 14-7 Ashton Sonnier Teurlings Catholic   152 Jacob Yawn Byrd 16-0 TF Anthony Dobson Live Oak
113 Ty Didier St. Amant 3:02 Jon Michael Cuba Catholic   160 Rayden Ingram Live Oak 0:56 Kade Moran Baton Rouge
120 Reed Bergeron Comeaux 10-6 Grant McClinton Catholic   170 Trent Mahoney East Ascension 12-5 Shad Sheffie St. Michael
126 Clayton Hill Live Oak 15-0 TF Luke Lafleur Acadiana   182 Jarin Meyer Baton Rouge 16-0 TF Nawab Singh Live Oak
132 Anthony Krass East Ascension 11-4 Anthony Upmeyer Baton Rouge   195 Henry Nguyen Baton Rouge 18-8 MD Brandon Collins Terrebonne
138 Demetri Teddie Byrd 15-0 TF Jamarius Koshko East Ascension   220 Ancalada Exel-Arce Baton Rouge 17-8 MD Alex Newman St. Amant
145 Corey Brownell St. Amant 1:51 Braedon Csaszar Acadiana   285 Abdiel Sanchez St. Amant 3:12 Riley Lawrence Dutchtown

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Spartan JV Girls Brackets

For the first time anyone could remember the Spartan JH/JV tournament had three weight classes filled with only girls.  For girls competed in the 113 lbs. and 145 lbs. weight classes, while five competed at 170 lbs.

Weight Winner
3rd Place
4th Place
5th Place
G113 Alyssa Quezaire
East Ascension
Aubrey Templeton
Jhala Denison
Alexis Lewis
G145 Lucy Yoes
Samira Stephens
Annaliese McGee
A'niyah Veal
Briana Batista
East Ascension
Anya Broussard
Baton Rouge
Rebecca Elbert
Claire Suter
Trinity Hendricks

JV Girls 113 lbs.

Alyssa Quezaire (EA) pinned Aubrey Templeton (CEN) in 0:47

JV Girls 145 lbs.

Samira Stephens (DUT) defeated Annaliese McGehee (CHL) via a 21-11 MD

Lucy Yoes (ZAC) pinned A'niyah Veal (BRU) in 0:52

JV Girls 170 lbs.

Brianna Batista (EA) pinned Trinity Hendricks (CHL) in 0:37

Rebecca Elbert (ZAC) defeated Clair Suter (BRU) 7-6

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Ketelsen Memorial

It was bound to happen at some point besides a dual meet.  The St. Paul Wolves let out their starters at the Dale Ketelsen Memorial last Saturday and came away with nine champions, four runners-up to score 316.5 points, betsting runner-up Fontainebleau (108 points) by 108.5 points.  Catholic and Brother Martin, whose starters were at the Gulf Coast clash or not out of football yet, finished third and fourth, with 64 and 54 points respectively.  Hahnville was fifth with 53 points.

Weight Winner School Score Runner-up School   Weight Winner School Score Runner-up School
106 Jacob Houser St. Paul 3:53 Ethan Boudreaux Teurlings Classic   152 Peyton Ward St. Paul 7-1 Rocco Horvath Brother Martin
113 Glenn Price Shaw 2:27 Trey Faherty St. Paul   160 Ben Davidson St. Paul 14-5 MD Charles Travasos Teurlings Catholic
120 Raheem Bonnet Shaw 9-2 Carter Duet St. Paul   170 Blain Cascio St. Paul 5-4 Shannon Summers Hahnville
126 Matthew Carrier Teurlings Catholic 0:37 Michael Rader St. Paul   182 Vaughn Romero Teurlings Catholic 3:38 Austin Reason Central
132 Sean Cripple St. Paul 3:09 Garrett Juneau St. Paul   195 Evan Ulfers St. Paul 8-4 Tanner Melendrez Fontainebleau
138 Grant Nastasi St. Paul 16-6 MD Andrew Kleinpeter Catholic   220 Logan Ahlborn Fontainebleau 0:20 Kole Hayes Teurlings Catholic
145 Grant Vicknair St. Paul 1:54 Todd Ritter Shaw   285 Matthew Gros St. Paul 1:55 Tyler Tullier Central

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Heath Invitational

The North Desoto Griffins traveled to Heath High School in Heath, Texas (near Dallas), and won the 23-team Heath Invitational.  The Griffins scored 197 points to outdistance runner-up Rockwall, Texas by 39 points.  Joshua Sarpy and Richard Mack, III, scored individual championships.  Runners-up for the Griffins were Isaac DeesLogan Ferguson and Dylan Oliver.  Hunter Hanson placethird and Lance Ferguson and Demarcus Hall placed fourth.

Champions Joshua Sarpy and Richard Mack, III Fnalists Isaac Dees, Logan Ferguson, Joshua Sarpy and Richard Mack, III Tournament Champion North Desoto Gryphons

Weight Name Place Score Team Points   Weight Name Place Score Team Points
106 Isaac Dees 2nd 6-3 22   152 Richard Mack, III 1st 8-3 28
113           160 Hunter Hanson 3rd 3:42 21
120 Joshua Sarpy 1st 6-2 28   170 Andrew Gonzales     4
126 Lance Ferguson 4th 6-2 12.5   182 Jacob Freeman     6
132 Hunter Addison     11   195 Dylan Oliver 2nd 3:01 16
138 Logan Ferguson 2nd 3:50 22   220 Damarcus Hall 4th 15-0 TF 16.5
145 Isaiah Cates     6   285 Kydre Clark     4

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Arlington-Martin Warrior

Airline freshman Ernie Perry, III, has continued just plain winning.  As of November 23rd the Airline freshman has an 8-0 record including wins over Shaw's Hayden Tassin and Parkway's David Viers.  He has won the St. Michael Warrior Open, the Riot on the Red and the Arlington-Martin Warrior Invitational in Texas.  Six of his wins have come via falls.  One came via a technical fall and one was a routine 6-0 shutout.

Airline freshman Ernie Perry, III, has yet to be nicked by those aiming at him so far this season.

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