Month: January 2013

Spartans defeat WFRV in close Dual

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The Cap 8 has been competitive as expected but no one would have expected matches this close this year.  After falling to Millbrook 33-34 January 9th, the Spartans defeated Wakeforest-Rolesville 36-30 Tuesday night.  WFRV also had a close encounter with Broughton high school earlier in the year 37-36.  Sanderson’s individual winners were Adam DeRose, Pete Maierhofer, Alonzo Adams, Jonny Gomez, Ryan Rodriguez, Matt Norby, #7 Chris Grannan and Antwuan Elliot.  The Spartans travel to Enloe high school next week for another Cap 8 match up.


Alonzo Adams double leg on WFRV's Jacob Williams in the 132 pound match
Alonzo Adams double leg on WFRV’s Jacob Williams in the 132 pound match.

Sanderson vs. Wakeforest-Rolesville

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Sanderson High wrestles Wake Forest-Rolesville Tuesday night at home in another rivalry match.  The last two years the matches have been nail bitters and this year will prove no different.  The Spartans come off an emotional high after falling short by one point to Millbrook high school two weeks prior.  Wrestlers to watch in this match are Nick Mutio(106), Mitchell Goldbach (120), Jacob Williams(132), Nashid Barrow(138), Evan Brawner(160) and Brinson Allen(HWT) for Wakeforest-Rolesville.  Sanderson wrestlers to watch are Adam DeRose(113), Jonny Gomez(145), Ryan Franz(160) and Chris Grannan(182).  Wrestling starts at 7pm and weighins are at 6pm.

Sanderson Claims 4th @ Pruitt Rainey Invitational

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734742_10151406321724540_1218057723_nThis year the Knightdale Duals took a different turn and was organized as a tournament style challenge.

The Spartans placed 4th along with Panther Creek with 131 points and placed 5 wrestlers. Adam DeRose lost to state ranked Chance Davis(Apex) 4-6 in the finals. Jonny Gomez also fell to the number one ranked 3a 145 pounder from Orange County High School, Anderson Pope, 1-3. The Spartans wrestle Leesville high school on January 16th. Good Luck Spartans!

Spartans fall short to Wildcats in Thriller

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January 9th was the stage of one of the best Cap 8 Conference matches in years. The Millbrook wrestling team visited Sanderson in an attempt to end the reign of the Spartans the last two years. With “Two Times Too Many” on their minds the Wildcats might have done just that when they beat the Sanderson Spartans 34-33. The dual came down to the last match at the 220 pound weight class where Millbrook freshmen Hunter McClelland earned a 9-4 decision victory giving the Wildcats the 34-33 win. The Spartans take their talents to Leesville High next week for another classic and wrestle this weekend at the Knightdale Duals.

The Stage is Set

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Millbrook High School travels to Sanderson High tonight @ 7pm to help decide the fate of the Cap 8 Conference. 4 out of the last 5 years Sanderson has defeated the Wildcats but every match is close. This year Millbrook boast a strong class of upperweight wrestlers but Sanderson does the same. Who will the victor be in the Clash of Rivals? Be at Sanderson @ 7pm to find out.

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Jonny Gomez(Sanderson Senior, SQ, 19-3)

Chris Willams(Millbrook Senior, SQ 30-5)

101…and Counting

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Sanderson senior Jonny Gomez won his 100th match of his wrestling career against Knightdale High school Saturday afternoon making him the 9th wrestler in Sanderson history to do so.  He also claimed victory number 101 the same afternoon.  Congratulations Jonny Gomez on the great feat with hopefully more wins coming.

Sanderson Goes Unbeaten at Sanderson Duals

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The Sanderson Spartans hosted the 10th annual Sanderson Duals January 5th and the team did not disappoint, winning all four matches in dominating fashion.  The Spartans defeated Knightdale High 54-20, Ashely High 72-4, Green Hope 58-12 and Hillside 72-9.  All Spartans garnered wins throughout the action packed day of wrestling.  The team will wrestle Cap 8 Conference foe Millbrook Wednesday January 9th @ Sanderson.  The match will commence at 7pm sharp with weigh-ins at 6pm.  Go Spartans!

Sanderson over Heritage, 61-16

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The Spartans traveled to Wake Forest to wrestle Conference foe Heritage high school Wednesday night.  The team came out victorious 61-16 with individual winners being Adam Alhorani, Adam DeRose, Miguel Royal, Pete Maierhofer, Alonzo Adams, Jonny Gomez, Ryan Franz, Matt Norby, Chris Grannan and Antwuan Elliot and Sebastian Murray.  Sanderson will host the Sanderson Duals on Saturday January 5th.  The team will wrestle again against Millbrook high school January 9th for the first home dual match of the season.  Go Spartans!