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Prep roundup: East wrestling takes UEC River title

Published: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

ELGIN – Check one objective off the list.

The St. Charles East wrestling team completed what coach Jason Potter called “step one of many” Thursday, defeating Elgin, 53-15, to complete an unbeaten run to the Upstate Eight Conference title.

The victory against the Maroons was the Saints’ sixth conference triumph in as many tries. East accomplished the same feat last season.

“That’s always something we’re going into the season trying to do. It’s nice to have that down,” Potter said. “Wrapping this up also means we’re approaching the end of the year, and I think that’s got the kids just as excited.”

East’s highlights included top-of-the-lineup victories from freshmen Joe Ruffino (major decision, 106 pounds) and Anthony Benjamin (fall, 113).

Batavia 59, West Chicago 12: At Batavia, Batavia rolled on “Wrestling Night in Batavia,” an event that offered free admission for the high school matches as well as competition involving Rotolo Middle School and the Batavia Pinners youth club.

“It was a good dual,” Bulldogs coach Scott Bayer said. “I thought our guys showed up well on a big night for our program.”

Batavia’s victories included a technical fall from Michael Doranski at 113.

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Kaneland 2,080, IMSA 1,863: At St. Paul’s Lanes in Aurora, Dominique Lee rolled a 447 series to help Kaneland to a nonconference victory.

Michelle Bohanek (432) and Rena Wojciechowski (421) were next.

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