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Edison wins Marion County Invitational

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Jan 14, 2018 at 6:48 PM

MARION — It was a complete-team effort for the Edison wrestling team Saturday.

The Chargers placed 13 wrestlers and had three individual champions as they won the Marion County Invitational.

Edison scored 308 points to finish well ahead of Nelsonville-York (279) and Apple Creek Waynedale (278) to win the 17-team Invite.

Dylan Burns was named Most Valuable Wrestler. Others winning titles were Casey Barnett and Ray Adams.

Barnett won the 106-pound title in dominant fashion on Day 2 of the two-day tournament. He opened with a fall in 2:14 over Ashland Crestview’s Colton Campbell. He had victories by pin over Troy Christian’s Caleb Schroeder (3:31) and Clyde’s Rush Andres (1:00).

At 113, Adams began with a pin over Ridgedale’s Dakota Jenkins in 55 seconds, followed by a pin over Clyde’s Max Yates (1:31) and Crestview’s Brent Eicher (1:35).

Burns began his Day 2 with a 14-3 major decision over Clyde’s James Batesole, followed by a pin in 3:02 over Huron’s Isaiah Gonzales, and a 9-1 decision over Crestview’s Clay Eagle.

En route to MVW, Burns began the tournament on Friday with three pins over Ellgin’s Austin Pasma (1:13), Clyde’s Alex McKee (2:16) and Upper Sandusky’s Ashton Shepherd (5:11).

Sam Stoll began 182 on Friday by going 3-0 with three pins over Clyde’s Johnny Loparo (:31), Waynedale’s Keith Yoder (1:04) and Marion Pleasant’s Connor Sparling (1:04). He added two more pins to begin Saturday in 1:47 and 1:20 over Crestview’s Cade Rogers and MO’s Grant Theis.

In the finals, Stoll dropped a tough 7-4 decision to Upper Sandusky’s Noah Clary in a matchup of a pair of two-time state qualifiers.

Three other Edison wrestlers also finished with one loss over the two days for the Chargers.

Jordan Keegan went 3-0 on Day 1 at 138, then followed up with a 2-1 record on Saturday to go 5-1 over the two days. He dropped a 12-6 decision to Jared Ford’s (Troy Christian) in his last match of the tournament.

At 152, Collin Mancuso went 4-1, dropping his final match to to Conor Becker (Galion Northmor). At 170, Jacob Brewer also went 4-1 for the Chargers as well, falling to Nelsonville-York’s Tyler Speelman in his final match.

As a team, the Chargers finished 30-16 overall on Day 2 among their 14 wrestlers — after going 26-7 on Day 1 Friday for an overall mark of 56-23.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Margaretta 64, Edison 30

MILAN — The Margaretta girls basketball team wasted no time taking control of Saturday’s SBC Bay division game at Edison.

The Polar Bears jumped out to a 14-4 lead after one quarter, and 34-10 by halftime of a 64-30 win.

For Margaretta (13-2, 6-1), Taylor Malson scored a game-high 17 points, while Jayden Moore had 10 and Kennedi Hilton scored nine.

Edison (7-6, 3-4) was led by Alana Fidler with 12 points, and Aliyah Caporini added eight points.

“We played a better second half,” Edison coach Tracey Moyer said of her team. “We struggled to hit a bucket in the first half. In the second half, we started to attack and saw some success.”

MARGARETTA (13-2, 6-1)

Kennedi Hilton 2-5—9; Jennah Yost 1-2—4; Tori Miller 3-0—6; Taylor Malson 8-1—17; Hannah Wiedenheft 1-0—2; Eliana Wiedenheft 2-0—4; Jayden Moore 2-6—10; Rebekka Wobser 3-0—6; Grace Bias 1-4—6. TOTALS 23-18—64.

EDISON (7-6, 3-4)

Ashley Sneider 1-0—2; Mariah Medina 0-1—1; Aliyah Caporini 3-2—8; Molly Houser 2-1—5; Alana Fidler 5-2—12; Hannah Vitaz 0-1—1; Sam Smith 0-1—1. TOTALS 11-8—30.

Margaretta 14 20 14 16 — 64

Edison 4 6 11 9 — 30

3-point FGs: None.

JV: Margaretta 75-34.

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