ST. GEORGE — After winning the Battle of the Bell on Thursday, Cedar High’s wrestlers, well, they rang it. Joyously. With gusto.
There were team pictures after the match, too.
In 1984, the coaches at Cedar and Dixie got a railroad bell, mounted it in a box and a traveling trophy was born. According to Dixie’s announcer, Cedar now has an 18-15 edge in the rivalry. Since the trophy was created, that is. The two schools are among the oldest in southern Utah and have been competing in several sports since the early part of the 20th century. But the Battle of the Bell is just over 30 years old.
“Jade Bulloch at 182 won his first varsity match,” Cedar coach Luke Payne noted. “And McCrae Murray was in control throughout his match at 195. The whole team looked good. Our kids showed up to wrestle tonight.”
Dixie coach Jarad Carson said the night’s results were tough to swallow.
“It’s always disappointing to lose, but Cedar wrestled a great match,” he said.
Things started quickly for the Redmen as Dyllon Arenivar broke away from a 4-4 deadlock to score a pin with 1:27 remaining in the third period at 106 pounds. Dustin Barrick followed at 113-pounds with a pin with 1:16 left in the first period and the Redmen were on their way.
Dixie got its first win at 138 pounds when Hobbs Nyberg pinned Tyson Roundy with 35 seconds left in the second period. Jason Longmore used an escape and a near-fall to record a 4-0 decision over Cole Maxedon for the Flyers other win.
In another region match, Hurricane defeated Snow Canyon 55-19. Christian Case, Trent Wilson, Dane Bulloch, Tanner Nelson, Chris Stoddard and Rhett Boatright all came away with pins for the victorious Warriors.
Also, Desert Hills defeated Pine View 58-18.
Cedar City 64, Dixie 9
106-Dyllon Arevinar, C, pinned Devon Paxton, 1:27, 1st
113-Dustin Barrick, C, pinned Taylor Gower, 1:16, 1st
120-Sandon Stokes, C, by forfeit
126-Caleb Weaver, C, dec. James Porter, 4-2, 3rd
132-Mike Anker, C, pinned Joe Pauley, 1:14, 3rd
138-Hobbs Nyberg, D, pinned Tyson Roundy, 0:35, 2nd
145-James Wilson, C, pinned Gary Wright, 0:58, 3rd
152-Jason Longmore, D, dec. Cole Maxedon, 4-0
160-Clay Anderson, C, pinned Alec Gull, 1:26, 2nd
170-Quaid Murray, C, dec. Tanner Emerson, 14-6
182-Jade Bulloch, C, pinned Kolton Hanson, 0:17, 1st
195-McCrae Murray, C, pinned Cutler Thomas, 1:40, 2nd
220-Nate Ellis, C, pinned Brogan Boyle, 1:28, 2nd
285-Koalman Kimber, C, def. Tim Miles, 4-0.
Snow Canyon 55, Hurricane 19
106-Cayman Davis, H, pinned Mikaera Puriri, 2:51
113-Reese Jones, S, dec. Owen Sanders, 9-4
120-Kody Hafen, S, by forfeit
126-Javi Webb, H, pinned Jeffery Tanner Wilde, 3:19
132-Christian Case, S, pinned Hayden Eves, 1:05
138-Trent Wilson, S, pinned Treyson Abbott, 1:14
145-Weston Jeppson, S, dec. Trey Johnson, 9-0
152-Devin English, H, dec. Micah Wimmer, 9-0
160-Dane Bulloch, S, pinned Noah Humphrey, 1:18
170-Rhett Boatright, S, pinned Jayden Barney, 0:24
182-Tanner Nelson, S, pinned Korey Shoemaker, 1:00
195-Christopher Stoddard, S, pinned Shane Farnsworth, 1:39
220-Matthew Lemmon, H, dec. Hunter Wood, 4-2
285-Desmond Wise, S, over Quando Ieremia, by DQ
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