CROWN POINT — Another sectional, another victory for the host Bulldogs.
Crown Point picked up its 16th straight sectional title Saturday. The Bulldogs had seven champions and four runner-up finishers.
Crown Point coach Branden Lorek, said it is good to win and they take a lot of pride in winning.
“We know our road to state begins here. We have to perform and build up for state,” he said.
"We all have goals, the players, the team everyone. We want to go back down to state and be champions. We have a lot of people advancing next week and we will have our team come out and be behind them.”
This is Lorek’s second year and his second straight crown after taking over for longtime coach Scott Vlink a season ago.
Giovanni Diaz of Wheeler pinned Crown Point’s Jacob Carter at 106 pounds to start the championship round.
In a battle of unbeatens at 112, Lowell's Andres Moreno handed Wheeler's Jose Diaz a 5-3 loss at 113.
“Honesty. It was one of my worst matches but I know I would come out on top,” said Moreno, who ijmproved to 36-0. “I am feeling great, I started on the bottom of the bracket and I came out on top.”
Moreno led Lowell to fourth-place team finish.
Alex Bautista of Hanover Central defeated Mac Magiera of Boone Grove 10-0 at 120.
Kaellin Kelly of Crown Point took the 126 title with a 7-0 win over Lake Central’s Elijah Crague. Shawn Hollis of Lowell improved to 31-5 with a 9-4 win over Crown Point's Collin Taylor at 132.
Crown Point’s Jake Burford (25-7) pinned Wheeler’s Isaiah Mohmed in 5 minutes, 6 seconds at 138. Daniel Park of Lake Central edged Crown Point’s Noah Hollendoner 10-8 in the 145 championship.
Crown Point pulled off two straight victories as Noah Lamore and Oszkar Kasch won at 152 and 160, respectively. Teammate Ethan Potosky prevailed at 182 weight with a 5-1 win over Kankakee Valley’s Randy Sneed.
Ewan Donovan (33-2) picked up Hebron's lone crown, pinning Kankakee Valley’s Nick Schoonveld in 5:59 at 195.
The Bulldogs closed out the sectional with two straight victories. Jacob Jeeninga and Michael Foster won with pins in 2:58 and 3:22 at 220 and 285 pounds, respectively.