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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Plainview powers past Madill in wrestling

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  • Plainview scored a decisive 70-6 win over Class 4A Madill on Tuesday.
    The Indians scored falls in eight matches and added decisions at 120, 160 and 285 pounds. Plainview's only loss came at 220, where Madill's Sotero Trevino pinned Cameron Hanan with 34 seconds left in the third period.
    Trevino improved to 21-0 for the season. Hanan was bumped up to 220 pounds from 195.
    "He got a lot out of wrestling that 220 pounder," Plainview coach Rocky Atencio said. "At the end of the day, that's gonna prepare him for the rest of the year."
    Steven West and Drake Martel each scored shutout decisions over state qualifiers. West won 8-0 over Rio Zamora at 120 pounds and Martel topped Luke Chapman 3-0 at 160.
    Prior to Tuesday's match, Chapman was unbeaten in 20 matches. Martel was a state champion at 170 pounds in Class 5A last season.
    "We had him close to a couple of take downs," Madill coach Jim Love said of the 160-pound match. "We were in that match. We'd like to have won the match, but we wrestled well there."
    Martel placed fifth in the 160-pound division at the Cheesehead Invitational in Appleton, Wis., last weekend, where six Plainview wrestlers finished in the top 15.
    "I was very proud of the way they responded after Wisconsin," Atencio said of Plainview's performance against Madill. "I thought we came together as a team.
    "I feel pretty good about the way we wrestled."
    Zac Atencio (106 pounds), Tyler Lawrence (113), Cade Wheelwright (132), Ruston Duke (145), Isaac Barnes (152), Chris Hamilton (170), Landon Good (182) and Kastin Spencer (195) all pinned their opponent for the Indians.
    Plainview travels to the 16th Annual Lone Star Duals in Grand Prairie, Texas, this weekend, where it'll be among the smallest schools in a lineup of state championship caliber programs from Oklahoma, Florida, Missouri and Louisiana. Oklahoma is represented by Plainview and Class 6A schools Southmoore, Midwest City and Yukon.
    Plainview is 8-2 in duals overall, 3-0 in Oklahoma.
    "I hope we continue to have the kind of year I think we're gonna have," Atencio said.
    The Wildcats were fourth at the Pauls Valley tournament last weekend. Madill wrestles at Love's former coaching grounds, Anadarko, tonight in district duals.
    Madill is 5-2 in duals, with losses to Plainview and Harrah. Despite the lopsided score, Love said he was proud of his team's effort against Plainview on Tuesday.
    "We're a young team and they're a veteran team," Love said. "The effort was there. They've got a real strong team right now.
    "We've got a big night against Anadarko. I think we've got a great chance to win tomorrow night."

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