McAlister, Goodman advance to district meet

SCC's Chase McAlister (left) and Brody Goodman have qualified for the 2018 Class 2A District Wrestling Tournament to be held Feb. 10 at Webster City. McAlister, a junior for SCC at 152 pounds, is 45-3 and was sectional champion at Humboldt Feb. 3, while Goodman, a senior at 160 pounds, is 44-7 and was the runner-up at the Humboldt sectional tournament. Both wrestlers will compete at the district tournament in Webster City at noon Feb. 10. (photo by Doug Dornath)

A pair of South Central Calhoun wrestlers emerged from the Class 2A sectional meet hosted by Humboldt High School Saturday, Feb. 3 in Humboldt. Junior Chase McAlister won the 152-pound sectional title and teammate Brody Goodman, a senior at 160-pounds, took home second place. Both have advanced to the Class 2A District meet hosted by Webster City this Saturday, Feb. 10 for a shot at the 2018 Class 2A State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines.

Overall, the Titans placed fifth as a team at the sectional meet in Humboldt with 121.5 points. Sectional champions were Clarion-Goldfield/Dows with 256.5 points and Algona was second with 193 as both the Cowboys and Bulldogs advanced to the regional dual tournament as well Tuesday, Feb. 6.

McAlister (45-3) was 2-0 on the day in Humboldt as he defeated Logan Moser of Humboldt by technical fall by a 17-1 victory in the semifinal round at 152 while closing out the tournament as champion at 152 with a win over Austin Chase of Algona by fall in 4 minutes, 19 seconds.

Goodman (44-7) was second at 160 as he was 1-1 on the day. He opened up with a semifinal victory over Levi Naeve of Humboldt by a 13-2 major decision while Goodman fell to sectional champion Reymundo Vasquez of Clarion-Goldfield/Dows by a narrow 3-1 decision in the championship match at 160.

Read the full story in the February 7 edition.