By Wayne Crick Sports editor Delta High School’s Panthers took one on the chin in Montrose on Friday, Feb. 12, with the Montrose High School Indians running away with a 58-18 win. On Saturday, the Panthers had a runaway victory of their own at the Grand Valley Quad with a 60-24 win over Steamboat Springs’ Sailors. As with many of the early season duals, forfeits play a major role in the deciding factor for a win. Last week’s dual between the Panthers and Indians, all but one match was decided on the mat with physical exertion. Competition began in the 113-pound weight class with Delta’s Sebastian Chavez scoring a 7-3 decision over the Indian’s Adriel Martinez. Ben Koch made it two wins in a row with his win by a pin over Kamron Alegria in the 120-pound bout. The next three matches were pinfall wins for Montrose with Kolton Cohick pinning Angel Romero at 126, Austin Zimmer pinning Rowdy Sharpe at 132 and Quinn Brown picking up 6 points against Jovanny Romero in the 138-pound bout. The Indian’s Jake Green was awarded the only forfeit win of the night in the 145-pound class. Timothy Horn earned 6 points for his pinfall over Montrose’s Joshua Simpson with the Indians winning the next six weight classes beginning with Aaron Simpson’s fall over Royce Barrios at 160, Micah Simpson’s major decision (13-5) over Joseph Avila at 170, Isaiah Alcazar’s fall over Jeffery Griffith in the 182-pound class, Raul Martinez’s fall over James Goff at 195, Dmarian Lopez’s pinfall over Gus Butler at 220 and Brandon Van Nooten’s win by fall over Treyton Sandoval in the 285-pound class. Delta’s 106-pounder, Kyle Chaffin ended the stretch of wins for the Indians with his 5-2 decision over Cooper Brady. Montrose scored a 24-6 win over the Panthers in a second dual involving five weight classes beginning in the 138-pound class where Kolter Booth pinned Austin Grange. The Indians picked up pins in the next three bouts as well with Daniel Alcazar pinning Talan Hulet at 145, James Schueler pinning Mason Hollowwa at 160 and Joseph Simo pinned Zavier Martinez in the 195-pound bout. Eli Miramontes won the 285-pound match with a pin over Montrose’s Chad Beaver. Saturday’s dual with Steamboat Springs included five forfeit wins for the Panthers: 106, 160, 195, 220 and 285. Delta’s Trey Glover lost his 113-pound match by pin and Koch was a pinfall winner at 120. Steamboat won the 126-pound bout over Angel Romero with a pin, with Rowdy Sharpe winning by pinfall at 132. Delta’s Jovanny Romero lost by pin at 138, Hulet won by a pin at 145 and Horn also won by pinfall in the 152-pound match. Hollowwa won by forfeit at 160 and Avila was a pinfall winner at 170. Griffith lost his 182-pound match by a pin with Goff pinning his opponent in the 195-pound class. Sandoval was a forfeit winner at 285. There were three extra matches following the completion of the dual. Delta’s Jesse Dicamillo won by major decision (14-6); Jonathan Elias was a winner over his Steamboat opponent and Grange lost by fall in the evening’s final match. Delta is back on the mats on Feb. 18 to take part in a triangular meet at Paonia with Hotchkiss starting at 6 p.m. The Panthers compete at Central for a quad meet on Saturday, Feb. 20 starting at 8:30 a.m.

By Wayne Crick

Sports editor

Delta High School’s Panthers took one on the chin in Montrose on Friday, Feb. 12, with the Montrose High School Indians running away with a 58-18 win. On Saturday, the Panthers had a runaway victory of their own at the Grand Valley Quad with a 60-24 win over Steamboat Springs’ Sailors.

As with many of the early season duals, forfeits play a major role in the deciding factor for a win. Last week’s dual between the Panthers and Indians, all but one match was decided on the mat with physical exertion.

Competition began in the 113-pound weight class with Delta’s Sebastian Chavez scoring a 7-3 decision over the Indian’s Adriel Martinez. Ben Koch made it two wins in a row with his win by a pin over Kamron Alegria in the 120-pound bout.

The next three matches were pinfall wins for Montrose with Kolton Cohick pinning Angel Romero at 126, Austin Zimmer pinning Rowdy Sharpe at 132 and Quinn Brown picking up 6 points against Jovanny Romero in the 138-pound bout. The Indian’s Jake Green was awarded the only forfeit win of the night in the 145-pound class.

Timothy Horn earned 6 points for his pinfall over Montrose’s Joshua Simpson with the Indians winning the next six weight classes beginning with Aaron Simpson’s fall over Royce Barrios at 160, Micah Simpson’s major decision (13-5) over Joseph Avila at 170, Isaiah Alcazar’s fall over Jeffery Griffith in the 182-pound class, Raul Martinez’s fall over James Goff at 195, Dmarian Lopez’s pinfall over Gus Butler at 220 and Brandon Van Nooten’s win by fall over Treyton Sandoval in the 285-pound class.

Delta’s 106-pounder, Kyle Chaffin ended the stretch of wins for the Indians with his 5-2 decision over Cooper Brady.

Montrose scored a 24-6 win over the Panthers in a second dual involving five weight classes beginning in the 138-pound class where Kolter Booth pinned Austin Grange. The Indians picked up pins in the next three bouts as well with Daniel Alcazar pinning Talan Hulet at 145, James Schueler pinning Mason Hollowwa at 160 and Joseph Simo pinned Zavier Martinez in the 195-pound bout.

Eli Miramontes won the 285-pound match with a pin over Montrose’s Chad Beaver.

Saturday’s dual with Steamboat Springs included five forfeit wins for the Panthers: 106, 160, 195, 220 and 285.

Delta’s Trey Glover lost his 113-pound match by pin and Koch was a pinfall winner at 120. Steamboat won the 126-pound bout over Angel Romero with a pin, with Rowdy Sharpe winning by pinfall at 132.

Delta’s Jovanny Romero lost by pin at 138, Hulet won by a pin at 145 and Horn also won by pinfall in the 152-pound match. Hollowwa won by forfeit at 160 and Avila was a pinfall winner at 170. Griffith lost his 182-pound match by a pin with Goff pinning his opponent in the 195-pound class.

Sandoval was a forfeit winner at 285.

There were three extra matches following the completion of the dual. Delta’s Jesse Dicamillo won by major decision (14-6); Jonathan Elias was a winner over his Steamboat opponent and Grange lost by fall in the evening’s final match.

Delta is back on the mats on Feb. 18 to take part in a triangular meet at Paonia with Hotchkiss starting at 6 p.m. The Panthers compete at Central for a quad meet on Saturday, Feb. 20 starting at 8:30 a.m.

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