Local roundup: Cape Henlopen wrestlers rally to edge Smyrna 34-33

Cape Henlopen High won the last two individual matches to rally for a dramatic 34-33 win over Smyrna in Henlopen North wrestling on Wednesday night.

The Vikings got a major decision from Andre Currie (152 pounds) and then a decision from Jackson Handlin (160) to pull out the win in a match in which they had three points deducted for a flagrant misconduct call.

Cape hasn’t beaten the Eagles in the last decade. That includes a 62-9 loss to Smyrna a year ago.

Cape started Wednesday’s match with four straight victories, getting pins in that stretch from Royuan Jones (170), Eduardo Saez (182) and William Ott (220). Also winning by fall for the Vikings was Anthony Caruso (132).

The Eagles, who won a pair of individual matches by forfeit, picked up pins from Jaxson Al-Chokhachy (126), Nicholas Natarcola (138) and Bryce Mullen (145).

Sussex Tech 36, Dover 27: The Ravens got pins from Trenton Broomall (152) and Jaime Schirmer (285) before taking the North victory.
Sussex Tech also won three matches by forfeit.

The Senators got pins from Sam Arkwuoille Jr. (182) and Qualeak Bumbrey (195).

Indian River 44, Lake Forest 27: Indian River collected six pins en route to the Henlopen Southern Division win.

Zachary Schultz (195 pounds) had the fastest of those pins, winning by fall in 57 seconds for the Indians.

IR’s other pins came from Ian Shaubach (103), Will Rayne (132), Ta’Jon Knight (138), Jacob Grab (160) and Ramond Turner (285).

The Spartans posted three pins, all in under a minute. Kristopher Thompson (220) had a 34-second fall, Brandon Tice (182) had one in 44 seconds while Seth Fleming won in 56 seconds.

Boys’ basketball

Smyrna 54, Polytech 42: The Eagles used an 18-6 second-quarter run to overcome an early eight-point deficit in the North win.

Olumuyiwa Salako (14 points), Ron Jackson (13) and Nashon Sylvester (13) all scored in double figures for Smyrna.

Brandin Obidike netted a game-high 17 points for the Panthers with Isaac Jones-Riddick adding 10.

ECHS@DSU 66, Tri-State Christian, Md. 60: The Hornets took a seven-point lead into the fourth quarter before picking up the win.

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