Miami was swept by Columbus, Kan., and Carthage, Mo., in its season-opening wrestling matches here Tuesday night.

The Wardogs dropped a 51-30 decision to Carthage, then suffered a 60-18 loss to Columbus.

Columbus rallied for a 45-33 victory over Carthage in the night’s third match.

“At least we got the first one out of the way,” Miami coach Josh Bolinger said. “We had a couple guys who wrestled pretty well.”

The Wardogs now are idle until Dec. 11, when they host McDonald County High of Anderson, Mo., in a dual.

Miami fell behind Carthage 24-0 and 39-6 before running off four straight wins.

Blaine Fields pinned Cory Heinz of Carthage at the 55-second mark of the first period of their 135-pound match.

The Dogs didn’t score again until Grant Bigby won by forfeit at 160 and Jay Mann picked up a forfeit at 171 to narrow the gap to 39-18.

Miami continued to make things interesting when Tyler Johnson pinned Garrett Buzzard at 2:50 in the second period of their 189-pound match, then 215-pounder Brandon Alley stuck Nelson Horton at 2:17, also in the second period.

That cut the deficit back to 39-30.

However, the Tigers’ Erick Vargas got a pin at the 38-second mark in the first period against Jose Fonseca, then Kyle Shaner won by forfeit at 103.

There were eight pins and four forfeits in the match.

The only match that went the distance was at 145, where the Dogs’ Joe Lamb suffered a 6-2 loss to Harold Cooper.

Against Columbus, the Wardogs’ only on-the-mat points came when Mann pinned Paul Morris at 3:59 of the second period.

Randy Collins picked up a forfeit at 119 pounds and Colby Anderson was a forfeit winner at 130.

Columbus’ C.J. Napier, who recently signed to wrestle with Nebraska, won both of his 152-pound matches by fall.

He pinned Miami’s Eli Marquez at 1:40 of the first period and pinned Estevan Maturino of Carthage at 3:37 of the second.

Carthage 51, Miami 30

112 — Nate Kelly (C) by forfeit

119 — Zach Hensley (C) pinned Randy Collins, 1:17, first

125 — Josh Maxson (C) pinned Caleb Potter, 0:43, first

130 — Clint Spencer (C) pinned Colby Anderson, 3:51, second

135 — Blaine Fields (M) pinned Cory Heinz, 0:44, first

140 — Seth Golay (C) pinned Jacob Brewer, 4:23, third

145 — Harold Cooper (C) dec. Joe Lamb, 6-2

152 — Estevan Maturino (C) pinned Eli Marquez, 1:57, second

160 — Grant Bigby (M) by forfeit

171 — Jay Mann (M) by forfeit

189 — Tyler Johnson (M) pinned Garrett Buzzard, 2:50, second

215 — Brandon Alley (M) pinned Nelson Horton, 2:17, second

Hwt — Erick Vasgas (C) pinned Jose Fonseca, 0:38, first

103 — Kyle Shaner (C) by forfeit

Columbus 60, Miami 18

119 — Randy Collins (M) by forfeit

125 — Zach Conway (C) pinned Caleb Potter, 3:37, second

130 — Colby Anderson (M) by forfeit

135 — Kyle Johnson (C) dec. Blaine Fields, 4-3

140 — Nick Thomas (C) dec. Jacob Brewer, 3-1

145 — B.T. O’Hara (C) pinned Joe Lamb, 1:07, first

152 — C.J. Napier (C) pinned Eli Marquez, 1:40, first

160 — Damion Tinnin (C) pinned Grant Bigby, 4:58, first

171 — Jay Mann (M) pinned Paul Morris, 3:59, second

189 — Nathan Morris (C) pinned Tyler Johnson, 3:56, second

215 — David Lloyd (C) pinned Brandon Alley, 1:12, first

Hwt — Taylor Burns (C) pinned Jose Fonseca, 1:12, first

103 — Jacob York (C) by forfeit

112 — Kaleb Jones (C) by forfeit