|Cougar Wrestlers Pin McAlester|
|12/16/18 - |
In a wrestling dual dominated by forfeits, the Ada High squad registered a dominant 69-12 victory over visiting McAlester on Tuesday night inside the Cougar Activity Center.
Of the scheduled 14 matches scheduled, only four actually took place.
Earning falls for the Cougars were Ethan Presgrove at 138 pounds, Gavin Owens at 145 and Kohner Gallagher at 195. Max Rhynes won his match for Ada by decision at 160 pounds.
McAlester’s 12 points came off forfeits by Ada at 170 and 182.
Sayir Tomayo (106 pounds), Julio Zummani (113), Tre Ivey (120), Nathan Machin (126), Hunter Cook (132), James Smith (152), Joe Estep (220) and Blake Pettigrew (heavyweight) picked up wins via forfeits.
Ada travels to Shawnee tonight to take on the host Wolves and Carl Albert in a three-way dual. The junior high portion of the matchups will begin at 5 p.m., with the varsity action taking place at approximately 6 p.m.
|Corgar Wrestlers Battle Carl Albert And Shawnee|
|01/28/18 - |
The Ada High wrestling team was sick, battered and bruised heading into Senior Night duals with tradition-rich programs Carl Albert and Shawnee Thursday night inside the Cougar Activity Center.
And it showed.
The Titans used four forfeit victories to edge Ada 31-25 in the opener, and the Wolves had five forfeit wins in their 52-18 runaway win over the Cougars.
Ada had at least five starters out of action because of sickness and injuries, and a few more reserves were sidelined. Those among the injured were two of Ada’s big guns — Carter Patterson, ranked No. 3 in Class 5A at 113 pounds, and Teondre Harrison, No. 6 at 170 pounds. Both of those wrestlers are nursing knee injuries, but both are expected to return later this season.
“We’ve never had sickness like this in our wrestling room before. Of course, we’ve been wrestling and breathing and sweating on each other in practice every day,” said Ada head coach Kyle Bohannon. “Back in December, we talked about the grind that was going to happen this month, but I don’t think we anticipated the sickness to be as widespread as it was.”
The Ada coach said all things considered, it was a good night for his bunch.
|Bulldogs Cache In On Ada Wrestlers|
|12/17/17 - |
Pinfall victories by Ada’s Dylan Fisher and Teondre Harrison weren’t enough to overcome a stout Cache club in a 55-19 District 4A-3 Dual loss Tuesday night inside the Cougar Activity Center.
Cache, ranked No. 12 in Class 4A, used five pins and a forfeit at 106 pounds during the runaway win. The Bulldogs improved to 4-1 overall, while Ada slipped to 0-2. It was the first district matchup for both squads.
Ada head coach Kyle Bohannon wasn’t overly concerned with the lopsided loss. He said the best is yet to come for the Cougars.
“It’s early. It’s December, and we’re raw right now,” he said. “It’s like I told those guys, we’ll be ready (for regionals) by that third week in February. We have a lot of guys out here that are just getting started and have only been out a week (due to the extended football season) and it shows.”
|Results From Cougars Dual With McAlester|
|12/14/17 - |
McAlester 43, Ada 30
113 - McAlester’s Ryan Vanblaricom def. Ada’s Jayden Brown
120 - Ada’s Carter Patterson pinned McAlester’s Matt Rattan
126 - McAlester’s Ty Nohelty def. Ada’s Nathan Machin
132 - McAlester’s Jake Rattan pinned Ada’s Dylon Fisher
138 - McAlester’s Andrew Guyer pinned Ada’s Garrett Rhynes
145 - McAlester’s Karter Kelley def. Ada’s Gavin Owens
145 - Ada’s Ethan Presgrove def. McAlester’s Larry Lowe
160 - Ada’s Max Rhynes def. McAlester’s Shane Showalter
170 - Ada’s Hunter Specht def. McAlester’s Davian Noels
182 - Ada’s Teondre Harrison pinned McAlester’s Colby Squyres
195 - Ada’s Kohner Gallagher def. McAlester’s Brian Santamaria
220 - McAlester’s Dylan Bigham wins by forfeit
285 - McAlester’s Tanner Williamson pinned Ada’s Blake Pettigrew
NOTEWORTHY: Ada’s Carter Patterson pinned Matt Rattan of McAlester in the 120-pount match that knotted the score at 23-all, but the host Buffaloes scored the next 17 points in a row to clinch the matchup. The Cougars also a pinfall victories from Teondre Harrison.
Up Next: Cache at Ada, 6 p.m. tonight at Cougar Activity Center.
|Cougar Wrestlers Ready To Open Their Season|
|12/10/17 - |
With a mixture of experienced seniors and some rising and promising underclassmen, Ada High School head wrestling coach Kyle Bohannon is excited about getting his guys out on the mat for the 2017-18 season.
“I think we’ll put a pretty strong team on the mat. I hope our success on the football field will carry over to the mat,” Bohannon said. “It’s going to be an exciting season for our seniors and underclassmen.”
Because of the Cougars’ run to the state football championship game, it’s been a short preseason (just one week) for many of his wrestlers who competed on the gridiron.
Some of his non-football players were set to compete in a wrestling tournament at Blanchard this weekend. Ada is set to wrestle in a dual Tuesday at McAlester Tuesday and host Cache in another dual, of district implications, on Thursday.
The Cougars return two state qualifiers from last season in seniors Carter Patterson and Teondre Harrison. Patterson will be wrestling at 113 pounds this season, while Harrison will compete at 170.
|Ada Cougar Wrestling|