After a disappointing season-opening 58-24 loss to Postlethwait, the Selbyville Middle School wrestling team has been on fire — posting six straight wins.
Over that successful stretch, the Indians cruised to wins over Seaford (57-36), Woodbridge (63-30), Fifer (51-33) and Mariner (79-9) while edging Laurel (41-39).
Through results provided before the Monday, Jan. 14, match with Mariner, sixth-grader Malachi Stratton and eighth-grader Hayden Hall were a perfect 6-0 on the season thus far. Eighth-graders Hayden Davis and Ramier Turner have contributed 4-1 marks to help the cause.
James Esque has posted a 4-2 mark, while Steven Mayfield, Sean Ely, Kyree Knight, Amir Drummond, John Johnson and Bryce Rickbaugh have all chipped in to the success with three individual wins each.
The Indians squad features 44 wrestlers on the roster for head coach Neal Barch and his assistant, Brian Benner.
Girls’ basketball Indians split pair of games
Kinsley Hall scored eight points to lead SMS’s girls’ basketball team to a 22-16 win over Beacon last Wednesday, Jan. 9. The victory halted a four-game losing streak for the Indians.
On Monday, Jan. 14, SMS struggled to hit their shots, and came up on the short end of a 12-8 decision to host Mariner. Hall again led the way, with four points, including a pair of free throws. Camryn Ehlers also had a bucket for SMS.
The Indians are now 3-5 on the season, and close out the 2018-2019 campaign with a pair of home dates sandwiched around a road contest.
Boys’ basketball Indians drop back-to-back contests
SMS boys’ basketball lost two tough road games this past week, to Beacon and Mariner.
On Wednesday, Jan. 9, the Indians fell 34-15, while on Monday, Jan. 14, they lost 52-20.
During Monday’s game, Kyle Custis led the way with eight points, while Sidney Frazier chipped in with five markers. Ashton Stephens added four points, with Luke West and Elijah Hurst each chipping in with two points.
As of Jan. 14, the Indians sat at 2-6 on the season, with just three games remaining.
By Jason Feather