Four area wrestlers claim titles

Vikings tie for fifth at Jonathan Alder

PLAIN CITY — Teays Valley placed five wrestlers to tie for fifth at the 21-team Ron Thomas, Sr., Invitational hosted by Jonathan Alder.

Licking Valley won Saturday’s tournament with 170 points, edging out Mount Vernon which had 169. Teays Valley had 113 points, tying with Big Walnut for fifth.

Zander Graham led the way for the Vikings taking first at 144 pounds and adding 29 points to the team total. Graham advanced by pinning his first two opponents and made it to the finals with a late pin of Licking Valley’s Devyn Boyd in the semifinals. He brought home the 144-pound title with a 15-1 major decision over Hilliard Darby’s Nathan Morris.

Kadin Walls dropped an overtime match in the semifinals but bounced back with two pins to place third at 120 pounds. 

Roman Younger lost his first match at 138 pounds then battled back to win the next five and place third for TV. 

The Vikings got fifth-place finishes from Jacob Robinette (175 pounds) and Tristan Graham (285 pounds).

Team scores: Licking Valley 170.0, 2) Mount Vernon 169.0, 3) Grove City 154.0, 4) Jonathan Alder 146.0, 5) Big Walnut 113.0, 5) Teays Valley 113.0, 7) Bishop Watterson 101.5, 8) Bishop Hartley 95.5, 8) Hilliard Davidson 95.5, 10) Bloom-Carroll 83.5, 11) Hilliard Darby 77.5, 12) River Valley 71.5, 13) Kenton Ridge 61.5, 14) Eaton 52.0, 15) Buckeye Valley 49.0, 16) Westerville Central 41.0, 17) Bexley 37.0, 18) Gahanna-Lincoln 34.0, 19) Marion Franklin 26.0, 20) East Knox 19.0, 21) Norwayne 14.5.

Complete tournament results can be found by clicking here.

Panthers dominant at Miami Trace tournament

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE — Miami Trace dominated its own McDonalds Invitational Saturday as the host Panthers piled up 305 points with London second at 185.5. 

Circleville placed fourth with 134.5 points, Logan Elm was sixth with 115.5 and Westfall placed 11th with 101 points. 

Westfall’s Bryce Wickline had the lone championship amongst Pickaway County wrestlers. The sophomore won his three 157-pound pool matches with a pin and two technical falls. Wickline advanced to the finals with a first-round pin in the championship semifinals and won an 11-4 decision over Warren senior Brodie Tait to take the title.

Placers for Circleville included: Andrew Siembida (7th, 106 pounds), Landen Zarbaugh (3rd, 113), Tristan Scarberry (7th, 132), Lana Adams (6th, 138), Gage Bolt (3rd, 144), Logan Holbrook (7th, 157), Braylon Morgan (7th, 165), Mark Brudder (8th, 190), Noah Jones (4th, 215) and Trent Fulgham (3rd, 285).

Placers for Logan Elm included: Blaine Holzschuh (3rd, 106), Dawsen Hudson (4th, 106), Hunter Huhn (5th, 113), Gavin Hoover (4th, 120), Tristan Hanning (4th, 126), Brady Allen (3rd, 132), Hunter Schoenborn (4th, 138) and Scott Gaskin (8th, 150).

Along with Wickline, placing for Westfall were: Antony Hoty (4th, 113), Wayne Kitchen (8th, 138), Christopher Hossfeld (4th, 165), Glenn Keaton (4th, 175), Cameron England (6th, 215) and John Siders (8th, 215).

Team scores: 1) Miami Trace 305.0; 2. London 185.5; 3. Batavia 149.0; 4. Circleville 134.5; 5. Sidney 121.0; 6. Logan Elm 115.5; 7. Unioto 112.5; 8. Greenville 109.0; 9. Wyoming 105.5; 10. Chillicothe 102.0; 11. Westfall 101.0; 12. Taylor 83.0; 13. Warren 67.0; 14. Hillsboro 66.0; 15. Madison 60.5; 16. Tecumseh 55.5; 17. Zane Trace 43.0; 18. Adena 39.0.

Complete tournament results can be found by clicking here.

Two titles help Aces to fourth at Athens

THE PLAINS — Amanda-Clearcreek finished fourth at Saturday’s John Deno Invitational at Athens High School.

Herbert Hoover High School, from Elkview, W.Va., took the top spot with 349 points, Athens was second with 340, Simon Kenton was third with 233 and the Aces had 231 points. 

Luke Herron and Bobby Pieratt each claimed championships for the Aces. Herron took the top spot at 138 pounds and Pieratt was first at 144 pounds. 

Hunter Matheny placed second at 165 pounds. 

Also placing in the top eight for the Aces were: Landon L’huillier (8th, 132), Grant Guiler (3rd, 150), Peyton Beavers (3rd, 157) and Zac Julian 6th, 285).

Team scores: 1. Herbert Hoover 349.0; 2. Athens 340.0; 3. Simon Kenton 233.0; 4. Amanda-Clearcreek 231.0; 5. New Lexington 186.0; 6. Fairfield Union 170.5; 7. Huntington Ross 142.0; 8. Morgan 121.0; 9. Trimble 109.0; 10. Logan 107.0; 11. Meigs 101.0; 12. Bid. River Valley 98.0; 13. Nelsonville-York 95.0; 14. McClain 87.0; 15. Reed. Eastern 67.0; 16. Vinton County 58.0; 17. Marietta 45.0; 18. Centennial 37.0.

Complete tournament results can be found by clicking here.

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