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Basile High wrestling team competes at state tourney

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By: Darrel LeJeune, Editor

Culminating an outstanding season for the Basile Bearcat wrestling team, nine BHS
grapplers placed in the top nine at the recent Louisiana High School Athletic Association's
Division III Wrestling Meet held in Shreveport. Leading the list of Basile wrestlers were
Gavin Christ, who captured the state championship at 126 pounds with a final season
record of 42 wins and 2 losses, and Brenan Langley, who won state runner-up at 113
pounds with a season record of 23 wins and 6 losses.
Other Bearcats placing at the state meet included Isaac Cortez, third place at 138
pounds with a record of 25-4; Blake Menier, fourth place at 106 pounds with a season
record of 27-14; Hunter Langley, fifth place at 120 pounds with a record of 20-16; Dawson
Ashford, sixth place at 145 pounds with a record of 14-10; Cole Sonnier, seventh at 132
pounds with a record of 7-7; Logan David, eighth place at 152 pounds with a record of 22-
12; and Gabe Duplechin, ninth place at 182 pounds with a record of 26-17.
Other Bearcats and their season records were as follows: Beau Bushnell (106 JV) 18-
11, Ethan Langley (106 JV) 17-14; Alex Menier (106 JV) 5-3; Isaac Ingram (113 JV) 2-4;
Ethan Bazinet (112 JV) 17-11; Cole Manuel (120 JV) 13-13; Keegan Fontenot (132 JV) 9-
15; and Julius Sonnier (152 JV) 0-4.
Complete results of each matchup for the Bearcats at the state meet were as follows:
106 - Champ. Round 1 - Blake Menier (Basile) received a bye.
Quarterfinals - Blake Menier (Basile) over Riley Baumgardner (North Vermillion) (Fall
Semifinals - David Kent (Brusly) over Blake Menier (Basile) (Fall 4:29)
Cons. Semis - Blake Menier (Basile) over Caleb Lenard (Evangel Christian Academy)
(Fall 1:15)
3rd Place Match - Colton Kendrick (John Curtis Christian School) over Blake Menier
(Basile) (Dec 7-4)
113 pounds - Champ. Round 1 - Brenan Langley (Basile) received a bye
Quarterfinals - Brenan Langley (Basile) over Aaron Lau (Haynes Academy) (Fall 0:50)
Semifinals - Brenan Langley (Basile) over Cameron Witherwax (St. Louis) (Fall 0:32)
1st Place Match - Jourdan Theall (North Vermillion) over Brenan Langley (Basile) (Dec
120 pounds - Champ. Round 1 - Hunter Langley (Basile) over Tyler Herlache (John
Curtis Christian School) (Fall 3:07).
Quarterfinals - Hunter Langley (Basile) over Hung Nguyen (Thomas Jefferson) (Dec 5-4).
Semifinals - Jeffrey Hefner (DeLaSalle) over Hunter Langley (Basile) (Fall 0:25).
Cons. Semis - Gavin Hatfield (New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy) over Hunter
Langley (Basile) (Dec 5-3).
5th Place Match - Hunter Langley (Basile) over Hung Nguyen (Thomas Jefferson) (Dec 6-
126 pounds - Champ. Round 1 - Gavin Christ (Basile) received a bye.
Quarterfinals - Gavin Christ (Basile) over Divintre` Plowden (North Vermillion) (Fall 0:16).
Semifinals - Gavin Christ (Basile) over Grant Gebo (DeLaSalle) (Fall 0:56).
1st Place Match - Gavin Christ (Basile) over Calep Balcuns (Brusly) (Fall 3:46).
132 pounds - Champ. Round 1 - Matthew Sonnier (Basile) over Charles Parker (New
Orleans Military and Maritime Academy) (MD 19-9).
Quarterfinals - Brendon Wilcox (John Curtis Christian School) over Matthew Sonnier
(Basile) (Fall 1:40).
Cons. Round 2 - Matthew Sonnier (Basile) received a bye.
Cons. Round 3 - Deionisio Talbot (Archbishop Hannan High School) over Matthew
Sonnier (Basile) (SV-1 11-9).
138 pounds - Champ. Round 1 - Issac Cortez (Basile) over James Martello (Thomas
Jefferson) (Fall 5:30).
Quarterfinals - Issac Cortez (Basile) over Bruce Arceneaux (Church Point HS) (Fall 3:55).
Semifinals - Adam Gaspard (Kaplan) over Issac Cortez (Basile) (Dec 5-4).
Cons. Semis - Issac Cortez (Basile) over Matthew Anderson (Brusly) (Dec 7-3).
3rd Place Match - Issac Cortez (Basile) over Cole Ringle (Ouachita Christian School)
(Fall 0:53).
145 pounds - Champ. Round 1 - Dawson Ashford (Basile) over Rex Fairchild (New
Orleans Military and Maritime Academy) (Fall 3:32).
Quarterfinals - Adam Verrett (St. Louis) over Dawson Ashford (Basile) (Fall 7:24).
Cons. Round 2 - Dawson Ashford (Basile) over Nathan Sistrunk (Kaplan) (Fall 4:25).
Cons. Round 3 - Dawson Ashford (Basile) over Mark Pennison (Archbishop Hannan
High School) (MD 11-3).
Cons. Semis - Charlie Carr (DeLaSalle) over Dawson Ashford (Basile) (Fall 3:19).
5th Place Match - Glen Almodovar (John Curtis Christian School) over Dawson
Ashford (Basile) (Dec 10-6).
182 pounds - Champ. Round 1 - Gabe Duplechin (Basile) over Kaden Dean
(Evangel Christian Academy) (Fall 1:16).
Quarterfinals - Richard Hunter (Brusly) over Gabe Duplechin (Basile) (Fall 3:03).
Cons. Round 2 - Gabe Duplechin (Basile) over Tyrin Hoover (North Vermillion)
(Fall 1:58).
Cons. Round 3 - Christian Holquin (Thomas Jefferson) over Gabe Duplechin
(Basile) (Fall 2:42).
160 pounds - Champ. Round 1 - Cameron Berzas (Basile) over Chance
Colvin (Summerfield) (Fall 2:16).
Quarterfinals - Raekwon Thomas (DeLaSalle) over Cameron Berzas
(Basile) (Fall 2:00).
Cons. Round 2 - William Gage (St. Louis) over Cameron Berzas (Basile)
152 pounds - Champ. Round 1 - Logan David (Basile) over Evan Brouillette
(Archbishop Hannan High School) (Fall 3:44).
Quarterfinals - Conrad Wyre (DeLaSalle) over Logan David (Basile) (Fall
Cons. Round 2 - Logan David (Basile) over Ty Trosclair (South Cameron)
(Fall 1:51).
Cons. Round 3 - Isaac Fincher (John Curtis Christian School) over Logan
David (Basile) (Fall 4:59).

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