High School Sports

Cahokia advances 6 to state wrestling tournament

Cahokia senior wrestler Martell Boone got some revenge in the 152-pound final and Rozelle Baker won the 170-pound final, as the Comanches had a successful day Saturday at the Class 2A Lincoln Sectional.

Boone avenged his only loss of the year — a 2-1 loss to Mount Olive’s Maxx Fritz in the regional title match last week — and was one of six Cahokia wrestlers to advance to the state wrestling tournament, which begins Thursday at the State Farm Center in Champaign.

Baker improved to 35-5 when he won the 170-pound championship, and Rodney Evans placed second in the 132-pound weight class. Also advancing for Cahokia were Jacob Bullock, who placed third in the 220-pound class; Arnold Evans, fourth in 182 pounds; and Marquis Wilson, fourth in 120 pounds.

East St. Louis senior Anthony King improved to 33-1 by winning the 106-pound title, while teammate Jaylen Washington also advanced by placing third in the 195-pound class.

Also advancing were Mascoutah’s Kylan Montgomery, who was second in the 113-pound weight class, and Triad’s Garrett Bakarich, second in 138 pounds.

Class 3A Alton Sectional

Two of the top lightweight wrestlers in the state all season — Noah Surtin and Luke Odom, both of Edwardsville — won titles Saturday at the Alton sectional.

A junior, Surtin won the 113-pound title with a 3-0 win over Enzo Silva, of Plainfield South. Odom won the 126-pound crown with a 5-0 win over Carlos Champagne, of Chicago Heights Marian. Odom and Surtin are both 46-1 for the season.

Also advancing to the state finals was Tigers junior Josh Anderson, who was second in the 220-pound weight class.

O’Fallon senior Jack Bond improved to 41-3 by winning the 170-pound class.

Belleville West advanced a trio of wrestlers.

Maroons senior Justin Koderhandt placed third in the 132-pound weight class, while his brother, freshman Josh Koderhandt, placed second in 106 pounds. West senior Garrett Bass placed fourth in 138 pounds, also earning a trip to Champaign.

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