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PREP WRESTLING: Alton’s Hughes, CM’s Tyus take titles at Mascoutah Invite
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MASCOUTAH – Alton junior Kyle Hughes and Civic Memorial sophomore Caleb Tyus climbed to the top of the medals podium Saturday at the 49th annual Mascoutah Invitational wrestling tournament.
Hughes won the championship at 285 pounds and Tyus repeated as a Mascoutah champion by winning at 120 pounds.
Triad claimed the tourney title with 190.5 points, with Mattoon second at 176.5 and CM third at 173. Quincy (169.5), Collinsville (169) and Mascoutah (161) rounded out the top six in a 27-team field.
Defending champion Mahomet-Seymour fell to ninth place, while Alton (104) was 13th, East Alton-Wood River (79.5) was 16th, Jersey (72) was 19th and Roxana (53) was 22nd.
Seven CM Eagles earned medals with a top-eight finish. Tyus, who won here at 113 pounds last season as a freshman, won an 11-3 major decision over Collinsville’s Jalen May to push his record to 12-0.
Caine Tyus (8-2) just missed joining his twin as a champion, dropping a 1-0 decision to Mascoutah’s Kylan Montgomery in the title bout at 126 pounds. The Eagles’ Ben Skaggs (11-3) was third at 106, Colton Carlisle (10-2) was third at 138, Peyton Bechtold (11-2) was fifth at 152 and Hudson Brown (7-5) was seventh at 132.
Hughes headlined the day for Alton, which placed third in the tourney last season after a runner-up finish in 2016. Hughes improved to 11-1 after earning an 11-5 decision over Mahomet-Seymour’s Seth Buchanan in the heavyweight title match.
The Redbirds picked up a third-place finish from Garrett Sims (13-2) at 126 pounds. Pierre Evans (10-5) placed fourth at 152 and Lawson Bruce (9-6) was eighth at 160 for Alton.
EA-WR had five medalists with Hunter Morales (10-3) at 182 and Michael Bridgeman (9-6) at 220 both placing fifth. The Oilers’ Aaron Niemeyer (14-4) at 106, Kylen Rose (5-2) at 160 and Jake Erslon (13-3) at 170 all finished seventh.
Roxana had Matthew Olbert (9-8) take sixth at 126, while the Shells’ Zach Hayes (3-3) at 120 and Logan Carpenter (10-6) at 145 both placed eighth.
Jersey had two medalists with Zeke Waltz (10-3) getting third at 152 and Wyatt Daniels (4-5) in eighth at 285.
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