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Flying Jets soar to ACAC title; Stars a close second

January 23, 2012

ZEKE STRIKES — Adams Central senior Zeke Schultz piles up nearfall points in the first round of the ACAC Tourney Saturday en route to the 152-pound title. (Photo by Jim Hopkins)

    MONROE — Adams Central earned four titles and placed 13 of 14 wrestlers to dominate the ACAC Wrestling Tourney Saturday, piling up 230.5 points to the 189.5 of second-place South Adams.
    The win gives the Jets both portions of the ACAC mat crown for the first time in seven years, and it was the first time for the wrestling double by fifth-year head coach Doug Schultz.
    "Our kids wrestled up to their ability, about as well as they possibly could," stated Schultz.
    The win keeps South Adams from a portion of the title, snapping a four-year skein by the Starfires..
    "I think if we could have wrestled better we could have made it much closer, but we didn't," stated Coach Eric Myers.
    "Todd Batt (top seed at 138) lost 6-4 to a state qualifier, so it wasn't a bad loss," said Myers.
    The lone champ for the Stars was 113-pounder Lane Moser, who pinned Kay Kneep of Woodlan for his crown.
    Batt will shift down to 132 next week to challenge AC's Derek Roe, who earned his second straight ACAC crown Saturday.
    Also taking titles for the Jets Saturday were Cody Walburn at 120, Derek Ellinger at 126 and Zeke Schultz at 152. Top seed Ben Pfister of AC lost for just the second time this season, 3-2, in the finals to Heritage's Cody Conrad, a two-time conference champ.
    Both squads will challenge for the sectional title next Saturday at Jay County.
    "Batt will be at 32, Hirschy at 38, Jordan Landers at 160, and Werst at 70 next week. We're not sure about Pimentel," said Myers. 

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