Local roundup | Manatee wrestlers fourth at Ippolito

January 20, 2014 

Prep wrestling: Manatee fourth at Ippolito

BRANDON -- The Manatee Hurricanes placed fourth out of 36 teams on Saturday at the Tony Ippolito Invitational in Brandon, the largest prep wrestling tournament in Florida.

Five Manatee wrestlers placed in top five in their weight classes. Taylor Rudisill took second place at 115 pounds. Tyrek Hoyte was 5-2 in the tourney, taking fifth place in the 128-pound competition. Dakoda Dossey, a 154-pounder, went 4-1 and took third. Jesse Fulk, a 162-pounder ranked No. 2 in the state, won his first four matches but lost 7-4 in the finals for second place. John Baldwin was 4-2, taking fourth place at 172 pounds.

Host Brandon High was the overall winner.

Polo: Stuart leads team Wildcat over Siaana

SARASOTA -- Teams Siaana and Wildcat jostled for the lead throughout Saturday's match at the Sarasota Polo Club, but Wildcat held on to the lead for a 14-11 win.

Wildcat heavy hitter Joseph Stuart dominated the second chukker with three goals to just one for Siaana. Stuart scored twice again in the third chukker.

In the fourth chukker, Siaana came back with four goals, three from team captain Francisco Llosa to narrow the gap to a three-goal spread, which held the final two chukkers of the match.

Stuart was named MVP of the match, scoring 10 of the team's 14 goals.

Izzy, owned by Siaana's Teresa Mull and played by Francisco Llosa, was named Playing Pony of the match.

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