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Indians advance to wrestling duals semifinals, Toppers in consolation bracket

Jeff Birchfield • Updated Feb 7, 2020 at 11:17 PM

FRANKLIN — Dobyns-Bennett advanced to the semfinals in Friday’s TSSAA state wrestling duals at the Williamson County Expo Center. Science Hill lost in the first round and will wrestle in the consolation bracket on Saturday.

The Indians romped to a 51-19 win over Maryville in its opener.

Gavin Armstrong (113), Brennan Watkis (126), Jackson Hurst (145), Tre Morrisette (160), Clint Morrisette (170) and Caleb Burleson (285) all won by pinfall. Cannon Mullins (106), Shane Lemons (138) and Patrick Mitchell (152) won by major decision, while Eli Whitley (132) won a 9-5 decision.

Dobyns-Bennett followed it up with a 52-18 win over Arlington in the quarterfinals.

Cannon Mullins (106), Greyson Cunningham (120), Clint Morrisette (170), Aiden Rhoton (182) and Jessee Greer (220) all scored pinfalls. Brennan Watkins (126) picked up another six points, winning by forfeit. Jackson Hurst (145) and Tre Morrisette (160) earned major decisions for the Tribe and Gavin Armstrong (113) won a 7-0 decision.

The Tribe will face Cleveland in the next round with the winner to advance to the state championship.

Science Hill lost 48-24 to Wilson Central in its opening match.

Jared Harter (170) and Kain Rogers (220) scored pins for the Hilltoppers. Science Hill won decisions with Javelle Gillespie (126), Tyler Seeley (132), Braxton Mann (138) and Joseph Frye (160).

The Hilltoppers will face Maryville Heritage in a consolation bracket match Saturday at 10 a.m.

SWIMMING

Science Hill currently sixth at state meet

KNOXVILLE — The Science Hill boys rank sixth in the TISCA state swimming championship meet with 55 points after day one.

The boys’ 200-yard medley relay team of Dustin Niebauer, Matthew Potter, Luke Barnes and Jayden Anderson placed fifth with a time of 1:36.64. Potter finished sixth in boys’ 200 IM at 1:54.67 and Niebauer was 15th at 1:59.26. Nick Van Eaton was eighth in the diving competition with a score of 349.60 points. Nicholas Dorr placed 16th at 272.70.

None of the Science Hill girls have scored yet.

“We did very well today with 68 percent best times,” Science Hill coach Chris Coraggio said. “We had people new to the meet step up and give us outstanding performances. We are looking to continue our good swimming and diving performances on Saturday.”

BOYS BASKETBALL

Tennessee High 83, Sullivan Central 72

BRISTOL — Blake Fauver scored 31 points to lead Tennessee High to an 83-72 non-conference basketball win over Sullivan Central on Friday night at Viking Hall.

While the big man feasted on the inside, the outside shooting of Cole McBrayer and Aidan Carter proved to be just as effective. Each player hit three shots behind the 3-point arc as McBrayer finished with 21 points and Carter wound up with 17.

Central had four players reach double figures and another barely miss it.

Jacob Fields led the Cougars with 15 points. Joltin Harrison was next up with 13 points. Bryson Crabtree scored 11, followed by Ty Barb with 10 and Dawson Arnold with eight.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Sullivan Central 71, Tennessee High 34

BRISTOL — Macy McClellan scored 17 points and Abbey Crawford came through with 16 as the Lady Cougars stayed undefeated in the state of Tennessee with the romp over the Lady Vikings.

Peyton Sams totaled 10 points and Jaelyn West added nine in the Central victory.

Madison Blair was the leading scorer for Tennessee High with nine points. Tori Ryan and Riley Fritts each scored eight.

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