Jan. 5—RUMFORD — Mountain Valley cruised past Lisbon/Oak Hill thanks to several forfeits and swift victories in a wrestling tri-meet at Puiia Gymnasium on Wednesday.
The Falcons also topped Madison to notch a sweep of the tri-meet.
In the 113-pound class, Chance Watson beat Lisbon/Oak Hill's Gabi Turner with a fall. Miles Smith followed with victory over Griffin Turner with another fall at 1:33 in the 128 class. Lucas Libby cruised to his win in the 152-pound class.
"I think it went all right," Libby said. "I think everybody wrestled pretty good."
"We are working on a bunch a stuff," Mountain Valley coach Gary Dolloff said. "What we are working on is trying not to quit. I had a bunch of kids who never quit even though they lost. They kept wrestling ... and we had so many comeback wins because of that. The kids are buying in so it is great.
"It is a great team win. It is a great win for us, both of them."
Kayden Paaso topped Brock Bernard in the 170-pound class for the Falcons (6-1).
Freshman heavyweight Wesley Biltrus won by forfeit and won exhibition match against a Madison opponent.
The Falcons game came out on top 63-6 against Lisbon/Oak Hill before moving to face Madison.
Mountain Valley cruised against Madison, with Libby picking up his second victory of the night, beating Bradley Coroson III with a fall. Paaso also picked up his second victory with another fall maneuver.
In the Lisbon-Madison matchup, the Bulldogs ran off with a 48-9 victory.
Madison coach Scott Padelsord didn't think the school was going to field a team this season.
"You know we came off a COVID year," he said. "I have not had a program in two years. I have got all first-year wrestlers. They wrestle hard. They are getting better every day. It is just a work in progress. We wrestle guys like Mountain Valley. They are a very solid team. They have a very solid feeder program."