PRESCOTT VALLEY - Welcome to the exclusive AFN live blog.
Again, sorry about the lack updates. It all happened just to fast.
Here is what I produced.
Game story for Ahwatukee Foothills News:
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Game story for East Valley Tribune:
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Game story for West Valley News:
http://westvalleypreps.com/story/155453" target= "_blank">http://westvalleypreps.com/story/155453
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Photo slide show
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It's now 1:13 am. Time for bed.
I'm back. Apoologies, but with four mats going the round only took an hour and I couldnt get on my back up.
I will post as much as I can soon.
I will update as much as I can, but I will be on the floor a lot taking pictures and interviewing.
Again I apologize in advance. The media press box is above the arena so I am all over the place.
The big upsets came at 135 DI as SUnnyside Piedra beat undefeated Imonode of Central; DeLeon of Corona knocking off SDO's Tom DeVito at DI 171.
Here are the team standings (top 10 only) and the semifinal matchups
1. Sunnyside 50.5; 2. Desert Vista 39; 3. Highland, Red Mountain 37; 5. Chandler, Boulder Creek 34.5; 7. Mesa Mountain View 34; 8. Cibola, Mesa 32.5; 10. Sandra Day O’Connor 30.
103 – Ortiz (Carl Hayde) vs. Herrera (Dobson); Reece (C. Chavez) vs. Jaimes (Cibola).
112 - Brady (Chandler) vs. Maxson (Horizon); Avila (Westwood) vs. Covarrubias (D. Ridge).
119 – Ludwin (Cibola) vs. Jaurigue (Hamilton); Mejia (Chandler) vs. Robertson (Westwood).
125 – Maters (D. Vista) vs. Done (Highland); Andrews (BC) vs. Murillo (Sunny).
130 – Done (High) vs. Robles (Brophy); Moraga (Sunny) vs. Ross (Mtn Ridge).
135 – Piedra (Sunny) vs. DeRosa (Red Mountain); Love (DV) vs. Huber (Mesa MtnV)
140 – Bayer (N. Canyon) vs. Prevot (C. Chavez); Johnson (Gilbert) vs. Monty (Mesa MtnV).
145 – Contreras (B. Creek) vs. Haro (Tucson); Hood (Horizon) vs. Varner (Brophy).
152 – DeBerry (Sunny) vs. Lott (Red Mtn); Hannah (Dobson) vs. Verdi (Mesa).
160 – Davis (Red Mountain) vs. Cotton (SD O’Connor); Martinez (D. Vista) vs. Coleman (Mesa).
171 – DeLeon (Corona del Sol) vs. Gonzalez (Sunny); Eddy (Boulder Creek) vs. Cattey (Gilbert)
189 - DeVito (SD O'Connor) vs. Thomas (Dobson); Oliver (High) vs. Vega (Chandler).
215 – Allen (Corona del Sol) vs. Luna (Mesa); Worth (Red Mtn) vs. Bambic (D. Vista)
HVY – Cooke (Mesquite) vs. Alexander (Mesa MtnV); Ortiz (Kofa) vs. Madrigal (Central).
1. Ironwood Ridge 60.5; 2. Moon Valley 55; 3. Marcos de Niza 42.5; 4. Prescott 39; 5. Cienega 32; 6. Queen Creek 31; 7. Dysart 26; 8. Gila Ridge 25.5; 9. Marana 24; 10. Marana Mountain View 22.
103 – Trejo (M Valley) vs. Jaurique (Millennium); Dorame (Nogales) vs. Gallego (Pueblo).
112 – Hunt (Sunrise Mtn) vs. Sanchez (Cienega); Guillen (FW) vs. Cortez (Apollo).
119 – Buette (I. Ridge) vs. Locke (Verrado); Coronado (Sun Mtn) vs. Jimenez (Sunny).
125 – Solomon (QC) vs. Sandifer (I. Ridge); Jordan (G. Ridge) vs. Florez (C. Shadows).
130 – Morales (MdN) vs. Wachtel (Prescott); Deleon (M. Valley) vs. Stoppa (Chap).
135 – Blondeaux (Sahuaro) vs. Toro (D. Valley); Banayat (M. Valley) vs. Jungblth (Mar. MtnV).
140 – Kulesa (M. Valley) vs. Valdez (I. Ridge); Gudeman (Cienega) vs. Waltz (Mar. MtnV).
145 – Lock (QC) vs. Rascon (Cholla); Crawford (Goldwater) vs. Hernandez (Flowing Wells).
152 – Selvy (Dysart) vs. Ortega (Goldwater); Moreno (QC) vs. Slaughter (I. Ridge).
160 – Gast (M. Valley) vs. Wilson (I. Ridge); Rivera (L. Havasua) vs. Jumbeck (G. Ridge).
171 – Bracamonte (Cienega) vs. McKelvey (Prescott); Duran (Nogales) vs. Bee (Peoria).
189 - Holwell (Glendale) vs. Howard (Marna); Berve (Prescott) vs. Adkins (Dysart).
215 – Payne (Marana) vs. Milkie (Kingman); Pavlenko (Marcos) vs. Bennalley (Peoria).
HVY – Braun (S. Mtn) vs. Castro (Marcos); Mengarelli (Prescott) vs. Foster (Ironwood).
Taking a break until about 6 p.m.
Back just in time for third period of Cattey-Allen matchup
tied at 4 heading into third
Cattey takes down
Allen decides to start neutral
Allen gets takedown on the edge 6-5
Injury time for Cattey
Cattey escepes with 40 seconds left
restart with 14 secs
Allen forcing the tempo enitire match but OT we go
Cattey gets a double leg on the edge to win 8-6 in OT
Going to check in my hotel... be back in about a 30 minutes.
Mtn View's Monty advances with a decision over SD O'Connors McBroom. 5-1 I think.
He will take on Gilbert's Jarden Johnson in the semis
Desert Vista's Kendall Love knocks off third-seeded ALexander Buelna 7-5 and Mesa Mountain View's Grant Huber pinned second-seeded Robert Sobarzo.
Both at 135 and will now face each other in the semifinals.
Red Mountain's Matt DeRosa just pinned Dobson's Ryan Campbell.
This just in:
Moon Valley's Domingo DeLeon knocks off Ironwood Ridge's Matt Filbert 6-2 in DII
top 5 in team standings after 1st rd
1. Highland, Cibola and Sunnyside all tied
4. SD O'Connor
1. Ironwood Ridge
2. Moon Valley
3. Marcos de Niza
5. Queen Creek
Westwood's Robertson was down 5-0 and 7-4 but came back to beat Brophy's Walborn 10-7.
Next match up
Waite vs. Mejia. Always a battle.
0-0 after one
Waite defers; Mejia takes down
0-0 with 1:00 left in the second
Mejia gets recerals with three seconds left
2-0 after two
Waite takes down to start third
Stalling on Mejia with 1:09 left
Waite escapes with 28 left
Mejia gets a russian tie and hangs on... stalling was warranted but not called
2-1 Mejia to advantage a couple of regular season defeats against Waite
Horizon's Maxson beats Cibola's Camarillo 6-2 for the right to battle Dalton Brady.
Brady advances with a 9-0 win over MP's Rojas
RMtn's Bobby Worth had a first-round pin of Brophy's Frank.
A few of the results I took notice of....
The main match I failed to mention was Brophy's Varner, seeded 15th, dominating second-seeded Jake Ashfield of Willow Canyon, 7-2 I believe.
Ashfield couldn't do anything
Pyper of Mesa was up 9-3 after two against Hayes of Dobson. I believe he held on to win.
Dylan Hannah of Dobson beat Gilbert's Hamlett.
DV's Martinez scored a maj. dec. over Salpointe's Gadea.
DR's Hatcock pinned Mountain Pointe's Olguin
Mountain POinte's Link pinned Aguayo of Valley Vista.
Jared Johnson Gilbert vs. Jake Allen Dobson
Barrell roll gives Johnson takedown and Allen escapes
Another Tkd by Johnson, this time a duck under
4-1 after 1
Takedown No. 3 makes it 6-1 and Allen escapes
8-2. Just way too quick for Allen
14-5 heading into third period
Johnson takes down
Reversal 16-5. I clearly thought it was going to be a much better matchup this time
This matchup along with Issac Hayes at 145 taking on Mesa's third-seeded Joe Pyper will hurt Dobson's chances of repeating lat week's performance.
DV's Kendall Love beat Cibola's Pierre Gaud 3-1 in OT.
From my vantage point, I can only get a real good luck at DI action and will update when I can.
Looking forward to Johnson -Gilbert vs. Jake Allen Dobson, which is on deck.
I am starting this earlier than expected and I wasn't going to get get it going until the semifinals.
But because of the lovely seeding situation has made for some interesting preliminary matches, I will get it up and running now.
I am mostly taking pictures during the day and not really by the computer much, but I will check in with updates now and then.
Once the semis come I will be mostly at the computer so that's when the updates will come pretty regular.
As always, the freshest take is at the top.
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