Veterans High wins the Sweet Onion Invitational, the Bulldogs take 5th place

Ricardo Santana takes 3rd place with a pin

The Sweet Onion Wrestling Invitational is traditionally a very challenging tournament for all teams including the host Toombs County High School. Last year the Bulldogs finished fifth and didn’t qualify a single wrestler for the championship round. Once again in 2017 the Dawgs placed fifth, but this time Gage Clark made it to the finals. Clark won his semifinal match in the final seconds of the third period and then lost 6-1 in the championship of the 126 pound weight class.

Ricardo Santana claimed third place in the 120 pound bracket with a pin. Justin Hall placed fourth and Cruz Arredondo, Luke Anderson, Cameron Panick, Ervin Mincey and Rolondo Tinoco finished sixth.

5A Veterans High finished first, 6A Valdosta was second, 2A Fitzgerald third and Osceola (Florida) followed up last years second place finish at the Sweet Onion with a fourth place finish this time around.

Team Scores
1. Veterans 201.5
2. Valdosta 179.5
3. Fitzgerald 171.0
4. Osceola 167.5
5. Toombs A 154.0
6. Ware 148.5
7. West Laurens 134.0
8. Pierce 129.0
9. Colquitt 112.0
10. Vidalia A 111.5
11. Coffee 111.0
12. Dodge 102.0
13. Treutlen 100.0
14. Turner 81.0
15. East Laurens 78.0
16. Telfair 66.5
17. Screven 66.0
18. Dublin 64.5
19. Brantley 55.0
20. Appling 47.0
21. Calvary Day 45.0
22. Jeff Davis 43.5
23. Toombs B 26.0
24. Montgomery County 24.0
25. Swainsboro 13.0
26. Vidalia B 9.0
27. McIntosh County 3.0

Sweet Onion Memorial Results for Toombs A
106 – Cruz Arredondo (4-3) placed 6th and scored 12.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Cruz Arredondo (Toombs A) 4-3 won by decision over Jordan Hampton (Valdosta) 0-2 (Dec 11-6)
Champ. Round 2 – Cruz Arredondo (Toombs A) 4-3 won by fall over Morgan Brown (McIntosh County ) 1-2 (Fall 0:00)
Quarterfinal – Julian Farber (Veterans) 51-3 won by major decision over Cruz Arredondo (Toombs A) 4-3 (MD 15-1)
Cons. Round 4 – Cruz Arredondo (Toombs A) 4-3 won by major decision over Kevin Burns (Screven) 13-7 (MD 15-1)
Cons. Round 5 – Cruz Arredondo (Toombs A) 4-3 won by decision over Martin Santana (Toombs B) 2-2 (Dec 8-1)
Cons. Semi – Kevin Martin (Fitzgerald) 20-5 won by fall over Cruz Arredondo (Toombs A) 4-3 (Fall 0:00)
5th Place Match – Josue Calderon (Osceola) 37-13 won by decision over Cruz Arredondo (Toombs A) 4-3 (Dec 9-2)

120 – Ricardo Santana (5-1) placed 3rd and scored 25.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Ricardo Santana (Toombs A) 5-1 won by fall over Simon Minjarez (Vidalia A) 17-18 (Fall 0:00)
Champ. Round 2 – Ricardo Santana (Toombs A) 5-1 won by fall over Alek Rosales (Colquitt) 3-10 (Fall 0:00)
Quarterfinal – Ricardo Santana (Toombs A) 5-1 won by major decision over Conner White (Ware) 30-10 (MD 9-0)
Semifinal – Francis Morrissey (Veterans) 42-6 won by decision over Ricardo Santana (Toombs A) 5-1 (Dec 3-2)
Cons. Semi – Ricardo Santana (Toombs A) 5-1 won by fall over Kole Metts (Coffee) 20-6 (Fall 0:00)
3rd Place Match – Ricardo Santana (Toombs A) 5-1 won by fall over Johnny Burgess (Turner) 38-5 (Fall 0:00)

126 – Gage Clark (4-1) placed 2nd and scored 25.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Clinton Clark (Toombs A) 4-1 won by fall over Cameron Simpson (East Laurens) 5-12 (Fall 0:00)
Champ. Round 2 – Clinton Clark (Toombs A) 4-1 won by fall over Miguel Rodriguez (Swainsboro) 20-11 (Fall 0:00)
Quarterfinal – Clinton Clark (Toombs A) 4-1 won by major decision over Devan Moore (Appling) 31-5 (MD 13-4)
Semifinal – Clinton Clark (Toombs A) 4-1 won by decision over Devin Sowers (Veterans) 49-8 (Dec 3-2)
1st Place Match – Trevian Walton (Valdosta) 49-3 won by decision over Clinton Clark (Toombs A) 4-1 (Dec 6-1)

132 – Adam Edwards (2-2) place is unknown and scored 8.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Adam Edwards (Toombs A) 2-2 won by fall over Bradely Owens (Jeff Davis) 20-7 (Fall 0:00)
Champ. Round 2 – Adam Edwards (Toombs A) 2-2 won by fall over Darrell Smith (East Laurens) 12-14 (Fall 0:00)
Quarterfinal – Payton Brooks (Treutlen) 32-1 won by fall over Adam Edwards (Toombs A) 2-2 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 4 – Quadir Harris (Vidalia A) 15-14 won by decision over Adam Edwards (Toombs A) 2-2 (Dec 6-5)

138 – Justin Hall (3-2) placed 4th and scored 20.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Justin Hall (Toombs A) 3-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Justin Hall (Toombs A) 3-2 won by fall over Trent Herrington (Appling) 1-2 (Fall 0:00)
Quarterfinal – Justin Hall (Toombs A) 3-2 won by fall over Cory Braddy (Vidalia A) 38-12 (Fall 0:00)
Semifinal – Christian Grauberger (Dodge) 49-2 won by decision over Justin Hall (Toombs A) 3-2 (Dec 5-0)
Cons. Semi – Justin Hall (Toombs A) 3-2 won by fall over Rick Walker (Ware) 27-13 (Fall 0:00)
3rd Place Match – Travis Webb (Valdosta) 51-10 won by fall over Justin Hall (Toombs A) 3-2 (Fall 0:00)

138 – Joe Cowart (3-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 – Joe Cowart (Toombs A) 3-2 won by fall over Devin Smith (Pierce) 18-25 (Fall 0:00)
Champ. Round 2 – Joe Cowart (Toombs A) 3-2 won by fall over Randy Shoemake (Montgomery County) 25-8 (Fall 0:00)
Quarterfinal – Connor Ware (Veterans) 48-10 won by fall over Joe Cowart (Toombs A) 3-2 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 4 – Joe Cowart (Toombs A) 3-2 won by fall over Chase Fuller (Osceola) 2-2 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 5 – Rick Walker (Ware) 27-13 won by decision over Joe Cowart (Toombs A) 3-2 (Dec 11-10)

145 – Vonnard Smith (1-2) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Vonnard Smith (Toombs A) 1-2 won by major decision over Mario Nunez (Coffee) 2-2 (MD 11-3)
Champ. Round 2 – Jesse Conley (Vidalia A) 38-7 won by tech fall over Vonnard Smith (Toombs A) 1-2 (TF-1.5 0:00 (16-0))
Cons. Round 2 – Tyler McDonald (Dodge) 20-11 won by fall over Vonnard Smith (Toombs A) 1-2 (Fall 0:00)

152 – Luke Anderson (3-3) placed 6th and scored 13.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Luke Anderson (Toombs A) 3-3 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Luke Anderson (Toombs A) 3-3 won by decision over Alderreis Tillery (Vidalia A) 22-11 (Dec 9-7)
Quarterfinal – Blake Fuller (Osceola) 31-8 won by fall over Luke Anderson (Toombs A) 3-3 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 4 – Luke Anderson (Toombs A) 3-3 won by fall over Colt Schneller (Veterans) 29-25 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 5 – Luke Anderson (Toombs A) 3-3 won by fall over Diablo Godfrey (Dublin) 15-10 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Semi – Victor Castanon (Colquitt) 28-12 won by fall over Luke Anderson (Toombs A) 3-3 (Fall 0:00)
5th Place Match – Landon Guy (Fitzgerald) 24-8 won by forfeit over Luke Anderson (Toombs A) 3-3 (For.)

160 – Blaine Burkett (1-2) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Qui McKinney (Turner) 18-12 won by fall over Blaine Burkett (Toombs A) 1-2 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 1 – Blaine Burkett (Toombs A) 1-2 won by fall over Alex Hinson (Colquitt) 0-2 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 2 – Tayon Wimberly (Coffee) 3-2 won by decision over Blaine Burkett (Toombs A) 1-2 (Dec 10-4)

170 – Jonathan Morales (3-2) place is unknown and scored 9.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jonathan Morales (Toombs A) 3-2 won by fall over Caleb Mancil (Coffee) 1-2 (Fall 0:00)
Champ. Round 2 – Jonathan Morales (Toombs A) 3-2 won by fall over Dre Bonner (West Laurens) 3-2 (Fall 0:00)
Quarterfinal – Eli Hodge (Ware) 43-12 won by decision over Jonathan Morales (Toombs A) 3-2 (Dec 8-6)
Cons. Round 4 – Jonathan Morales (Toombs A) 3-2 won by decision over Tyler McKinnon (Colquitt) 7-15 (Dec 7-0)
Cons. Round 5 – Jalen Leary (Calvary Day) 27-7 won by decision over Jonathan Morales (Toombs A) 3-2 (Dec 10-4)

182 – Jaden Clark (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jaden Clark (Toombs A) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Terry Boddie (Appling) 1-2 won by fall over Jaden Clark (Toombs A) 0-2 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 2 – Jaden Clark (Toombs A) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Isaac Simpson (Pierce) 1-2 won by major decision over Jaden Clark (Toombs A) 0-2 (MD 16-2)

195 – Cameron Panick (4-3) placed 6th and scored 14.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – James McClellan (Calvary Day) 33-7 won by decision over Cameron Panick (Toombs A) 4-3 (Dec 10-5)
Cons. Round 1 – Cameron Panick (Toombs A) 4-3 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Cameron Panick (Toombs A) 4-3 won by fall over Jon Stanley (McIntosh County ) 0-2 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 3 – Cameron Panick (Toombs A) 4-3 won by fall over Gatlin Smith (Coffee) 0-2 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 4 – Cameron Panick (Toombs A) 4-3 won in double overtime over Lawson Paradice (Vidalia A) 30-18 (2-OT 5-4)
Cons. Round 5 – Cameron Panick (Toombs A) 4-3 won by fall over James McClellan (Calvary Day) 33-7 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Semi – Zach Ussery (Veterans) 45-13 won by fall over Cameron Panick (Toombs A) 4-3 (Fall 0:00)
5th Place Match – Cam’ron McCloud (Dodge) 44-8 won by major decision over Cameron Panick (Toombs A) 4-3 (MD 14-2)

220 – Ervin Mincey (2-3) placed 6th and scored 13.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Ervin Mincey (Toombs A) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Ervin Mincey (Toombs A) 2-3 won by fall over Gannon Thompson (Swainsboro) 7-24 (Fall 0:00)
Quarterfinal – Ervin Mincey (Toombs A) 2-3 won by fall over Javon McNeal (Dodge) 13-9 (Fall 0:00)
Semifinal – Nic Jarvis (Colquitt) 41-2 won by forfeit over Ervin Mincey (Toombs A) 2-3 (For.)
Cons. Semi – Dominique Harrell (Valdosta) 4-2 won by forfeit over Ervin Mincey (Toombs A) 2-3 (For.)
5th Place Match – Boris Espinosa (Osceola) 14-5 won by forfeit over Ervin Mincey (Toombs A) 2-3 (For.)

285 – Rolando Tinoco (2-3) placed 6th and scored 9.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Rolando Tinoco (Toombs A) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Rolando Tinoco (Toombs A) 2-3 won by decision over Demetrius Allen (Valdosta) 39-20 (Dec 3-1)
Quarterfinal – Rolando Tinoco (Toombs A) 2-3 won by decision over Peyton Brinson (East Laurens) 29-15 (Dec 5-4)
Semifinal – Derrick Newton (Coffee) 13-3 won by fall over Rolando Tinoco (Toombs A) 2-3 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Semi – Brian Merritt (Colquitt) 20-7 won by fall over Rolando Tinoco (Toombs A) 2-3 (Fall 0:00)
5th Place Match – Seth Love (Treutlen) 22-9 won by decision over Rolando Tinoco (Toombs A) 2-3 (Dec 3-0)

 

Sweet Onion Memorial Results for Toombs B
106 – Martin Santana (2-2) place is unknown and scored 7.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Martin Santana (Toombs B) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Martin Santana (Toombs B) 2-2 won by fall over Alex Samayoa (Pierce) 20-15 (Fall 0:00)
Quarterfinal – Vincent Manella (West Laurens) 4-0 won by fall over Martin Santana (Toombs B) 2-2 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 4 – Martin Santana (Toombs B) 2-2 won by decision over Edward Singletary (Brantley) 3-2 (Dec 16-9)
Cons. Round 5 – Cruz Arredondo (Toombs A) 4-3 won by decision over Martin Santana (Toombs B) 2-2 (Dec 8-1)

126 – Arael Rodriguez (1-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 – Arael Rodriguez (Toombs B) 1-2 won by decision over Kishan Patel (Calvary Day) 16-20 (Dec 7-1)
Champ. Round 2 – Morgan Mitchell (Fitzgerald) 26-8 won by fall over Arael Rodriguez (Toombs B) 1-2 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 2 – Case Merrett (Coffee) 25-14 won by fall over Arael Rodriguez (Toombs B) 1-2 (Fall 0:00)

126 – Sabaston McKee (2-2) place is unknown and scored 6.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Mark Coley (Turner) 6-5 won by major decision over Sabaston McKee (Toombs B) 2-2 (MD 9-1)
Cons. Round 1 – Sabaston McKee (Toombs B) 2-2 won by fall over Kahlil Jones (Vidalia B) 0-2 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 2 – Sabaston McKee (Toombs B) 2-2 won by fall over Carson Mullis (Treutlen) 19-9 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 3 – Deontae Edwards (Colquitt) 21-22 won by decision over Sabaston McKee (Toombs B) 2-2 (Dec 9-2)

138 – Jaden Banks (1-2) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jaden Banks (Toombs B) 1-2 won by fall over Chase Fuller (Osceola) 2-2 (Fall 0:00)
Champ. Round 2 – Travis Webb (Valdosta) 51-10 won by fall over Jaden Banks (Toombs B) 1-2 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 2 – Jaden Banks (Toombs B) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Woodrow Mullis (Brantley) 2-2 won by fall over Jaden Banks (Toombs B) 1-2 (Fall 0:00)

160 – Demetrious Owens (1-2) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Demetrious Owens (Toombs B) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Jarrod Cannon (Dodge) 24-11 won by fall over Demetrious Owens (Toombs B) 1-2 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 2 – Demetrious Owens (Toombs B) 1-2 won by fall over Austin Johnson (East Laurens) 10-12 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 3 – Matthew Devine (Brantley) 2-2 won by fall over Demetrious Owens (Toombs B) 1-2 (Fall 0:00)

160 – Brandon Hall (1-2) place is unknown.
Champ. Round 1 – Brandon Hall (Toombs B) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Ethan DeLong (Osceola) 34-7 won by fall over Brandon Hall (Toombs B) 1-2 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 2 – Brandon Hall (Toombs B) 1-2 won by fall over Warren Donaldson (Swainsboro) 5-14 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 3 – Quay McKinney (Ware) 18-15 won by major decision over Brandon Hall (Toombs B) 1-2 (MD 15-4)

170 – Ethan Halama (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Ethan Halama (Toombs B) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Stan McCoy (Treutlen) 17-12 won by fall over Ethan Halama (Toombs B) 0-2 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 2 – Caleb Mancil (Coffee) 1-2 won by decision over Ethan Halama (Toombs B) 0-2 (Dec 10-4)

195 – Dakota Braddock (2-2) place is unknown and scored 6.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Dakota Braddock (Toombs B) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Trey King (Turner) 13-4 won by fall over Dakota Braddock (Toombs B) 2-2 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 2 – Dakota Braddock (Toombs B) 2-2 won by forfeit over Forfeit Forfeit () 1-3 (For.)
Cons. Round 3 – Dakota Braddock (Toombs B) 2-2 won by fall over Zion McGowan (Valdosta) 0-2 (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 4 – James McClellan (Calvary Day) 33-7 won by decision over Dakota Braddock (Toombs B) 2-2 (Dec 2-0)

195 – Isaiah Wright (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Isaiah Wright (Toombs B) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Ian Kessler (Pierce) 34-5 won by forfeit over Isaiah Wright (Toombs B) 0-2 (For.)
Cons. Round 2 – Drew Norman (Colquitt) 3-5 won by forfeit over Isaiah Wright (Toombs B) 0-2 (For.)