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Clarkston's Cameron Wilkie (right) is in control of Lake Orion's Anton Letica in their 125-pound match Tuesday night at Farmington Harrison.


WRESTLING: Clarkston, Adams post OAA Red victories WITH VIDEO

Newcomer Farmington Harrison improving along the way

Mike Volyanyuk of Farmington Harrison gains control of Clarkston's Mitchell Nelson in their 103-pound match.

Lake Orion's Charlie Highlen (left) and Clarkston's Jake Dionne knock heads in their 135-pound match.

Clarkston's Mike Cardinale has a grip on Farmington Harrison's Gabe Colston in a 130-pound match.

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Wrestling - 1/9/2013 

Lake Orion 15
Clarkston 44

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FARMINGTON HILLS — Seven or eight years ago, Farmington Harrison barely had a wrestling squad. Hawks coach Jim Stuef recalls those barren days of low numbers and competing in the shadows of the vaunted state-caliber football program at Harrison.

Now, the Hawks have strong numbers, a commitment to wrestling, with the blessings of football coach John Herrington, who watched the improving Hawks compete in an OAA Red double dual Wednesday at Harrison.

“I’m watching some of my football players,” smiled Herrington. And although the Hawks took it on the chin twice, losing a 50-19 decision to state-ranked Clarkston and a 36-30 verdict to Rochester Adams, the Hawks won’t be taken lightly this season.

“It’s a big step to move up in this division,” said Stuef, noting that every team in the OAA Red has won a wrestling state championship with the exception of Harrison and Rochester, a current top-10 state-ranked team. “I thought we had a chance against Adams. It came down to one match.

“We’re proud of our kids, but we still have a lot of ground to cover.”

Clarkston earned a 44-15 decision over Lake Orion and Adams also notched a pair of wins, edging the Dragons 36-24 to go with its victory over the Hawks.

Against Harrison, Clarkston trailed 16-10 after Paskual Pjetrushi topped Kas Waitkus, 14-9, in the 152-pound class. Andrew Fialka (135), Bobby Mathieson (140) and LaroNe Mack (145) had won consecutive matches to put the Hakws in front.

But Clarkston, another top-10 ranked team in the state, applied its force with five straight victories — four coming by fall and one by void.

Nick Vandermeer (160), Josh Cohoon (171), Chris Calvano (189) and Luis Reyes (285) put the match out of reach.

“Today they started gelling as a team and cheering each other on,” said Clarkston coach Derek Moscovic, noting the Hawks’ tenacity. “It’s a great squad, they’re not intimidated by anybody. They forced our guys to wrestle.”

Clarkston got off to a quick start against Lake Orion with Brett Foltz (119), Cameron Wilkie (125), Mike Cardinale (130) and Jake Dionne (135) winning the first four matches as the Wolves never looked back.

The Dragons’ Charlie Highlen posted his 100th career victory by beating Will Tang of Rochester Adams in their 135-pound match. But Lake Orion, who had tied the score 27-27 with two matches remaining, couldn’t keep up with the Highlanders, whose Justin Schofield (112) and Jake Anderson (119) closed the show with victories. Stephen Biebelhausen (125), Chris Mikhjian (140), Dillon Anderson (145), Jack Addy (152) and Andrew Sabuda were among other Highlanders who posted victories against Lake Orion.

“Their 10th place in the (Oakland) county meet doesn’t show how tough they are,” Lake Orion coach Cory Kuzinski said. “We knew it was going to be tight.”


119 — Brett Foltz (C) p. Kaelan Harbin; 125 — Cameron Wilkie (C) d. Anton Letica 145-3; 130 — Mike Cardinale (C) d. Juan Leon 12-3; 135 — Jake Dionne (C) d. Charlie Highlen 3-1; 140 — Andrew Garretson (LO) d. Kyle Masters 15-2; 145 — Nolan Ericksen (C) p. Nolan Blomberg 1:20; 152 — Devon Fulcher (LO) d. Kas Waitkus 7-2; 160 — Nick Vandermeer (C) p. Dan Sheridan ; 171 — Ethan Gros (LO) p. Josh Cohoon 5:56; 189 — Chris Calvano (C) p. John Yeglinski :50; 215 — Adam Myers (C) d. Durham Basso 3-1; 285 — Luis Reyes (C) d. Paul Scott 3-1; 103 — Mitchell Nelson (C) p. Dominic Fosmoen 1:04; 112 — Nate Vandermeer (C) d. David Moore.

RECORDS — Clarkston 13-3, 2-0 OAA Red. Lake Orion 13-3, 0-2.



119 — Jake Anderson (RA) d. Daniel Allor 4-2; 125 — Stephen Biebelhausen (RA) by void; 130 — Alex Potoniec (RA) d. Gabe Colston 11-0; 135 — Andrew Fialka (FH) d. Will Tang 9-1; 140 — Bobby Mathieson (FH) d. Chris Mikhjian 13-9; 145 — Larone Mack (FH) d. Jack Addy 4-3; 152 — Dylan Anderson (RA) d. Dominic Shepherd 11-0; 160 — Andrew Sabuda (RA) d. Paskual Pjetrushi; 171 — Steven Lot (RA) d. Nathan Shepherd 7-0; 189 — Michael Robinson (FH) d. Alex Parkin 10-4; 215 — Alex Holder (RA) d. Markeith Hunt 6-1; 285 — John Rexroth (FH) by void; 103 — Michael Volyanyuk (FH) d. Dillon Howcrofts 19-3; 112 — Justin Schofield (RA) d. Tyler Mack 13-5.


125 — Stephen Biebelhausen (RA) d. Anton Letica 4-3; 130 — Alex Potoniec (RA) p. Juan Leon 1:55; 135 — Charlie Highlen (LO) d. Will Tang 10-4; 140 — Chris Mikhjian (RA) d. Andrew Garretson 5-2; 145 — Dylan Anderson (RA) p. Nolan BLmberg 2:45; 152 — Jack Addy (RA) d. Devon Fulcher 9-4; 160 — Andrw Sabuda (RA) d. Dan Sheridan 16-7; 171 — Steven Lot (RA) d. Ethan Gros 8-6 OT; 189 — Durham Basso (LO) p. Alex Parkyn 1:35; 215 — John Yeglinski (LO) d. Alex Holder 11-3; 285 — Paul Scott (LO) by void; 103 — Dominic Fosmoen (LO) d. Dylan Howcroft 14-6; 112 — Justin Schofield (RA) d. David Moore 14-9; 119 — Jake Anderson (RAO p. Kaelan Harbin 2:19.


125 — Cameron Wilkie (C) by void; 130 — Mike Caridnale (C) d. Gabe Colston 11-2; 135 — Andrew Fialka (FH) d. Jake Dionne 7-3; 140 — Bobby Mathieson (FH) p. Kyle Masters :32; 145 — Larone Mack (FH) d. Nolan Eriksen 12-3; 152 — Paskual Pjetrushi (FH) d. Kas Waitkus 14-9; 160 — Nick Vandermeer (C) p. Qinton Jackson 1:43; 171 — Josh Cohoon (C) p. Nathan Shepherd 5:31; 189 — Chris Calvano (C) p. Mike Robinson :39; 215 — Adam Myers (C) by void; 285 — Luis Reyes (C) p. John Rexroth 1:27; 103 — Mike Volyanyuk (FH) d. Mitchell Nelson 8-2; 112 — Nate Vandermeer (C) d. Tyler Mack 13-2; 119 — Brett Foltz (C) p. Dan Allor 1:21.

Last Updated: 1/10/2013 12:35:04 PM EST

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