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Chargers dominate host Edison Invitational

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Dec 2, 2018 at 7:29 PM

MILAN — The host Chargers racked up 315.5 points and dominated the xx-team field at the host Edison Invitational on Saturday in Milan.

Berea-Midpark was a distant second with 258 points. Western Reserve (104) and Monroeville (95) finished seventh and eighth, respectively.

Winning individual championships on Saturday for the Chargers included Alec Homan at 106 pounds, Casey Barnett at 113, Ray Adams at 120, Jordan Keegan (138), Shadrick Slone (145) and Griffin Soviak (152).

Human pinned Midpark’s Brian Kennedy in 3:12 for his title, while Barnett won by fall in 3:27 over Medina Buckeye’s Eddie Pinc. At 120, Adams edged Midpark’s Shane Heil with a 6-4 decision, while Keegan also won by pin in just 2:11 over Clyde’s Tyson West at 138.

At 145, Slone pinned Buckeye’s Dylan Dotson in 2:33, while Griffin Soviak also won by pin in 4:48 over Margaretta’s Kaden Keegan at 152.

Placing second for Edison was Jakey Near at 126, as he fell to Firelands’ Payton Burgdorf by technical fall (18-3) in the finals. Cason Holmes was third for Edison at heavyweight with a pin over Clyde’s Trenton Mominee, as was Garrett Scott at 138 with a 11-9 decision over Firelands’ Charlie Yonts.

The Roughriders had one individual champions in Tyler Ramage (160). Ramage edged Monroeville’s Daniel Smith with a 7-6 decision.

Also for Western, Devin Good reached the finals at 220, falling by major decision (17-5) to Bowling Green’s Max Fausnaugh.

For third place, Western’s Jacob Martz scored a 9-0 major decision over Fremont Ross’ Isaac Smith at 152.

Monroeville’s lone champion came at heavyweight, as Montgomery Walls made quick work of Midpark’s Jack Chapman with a pin in 1:14.

Plymouth second at Hillsdale

JEROMESVILLE — The Plymouth wrestling team placed second out of 10 teams at the Hillsdale Invitational on Saturday.

A total of 12 Big Red wrestlers placed at the meet, led by a pair of individual champions in Nick Roberts (106) and Dylan Van Fleet (220) — the latter who had five pins on the day.

Also for Plymouth, Jacob Robinson (138), Adler Horne (195) and Breydan Allen (285) were runners-up. Jacob Echelbarger (132) and Peyton Young (170) each placed third.

Placing fourth for the Big Red included Keith Tuttle (120) and Zach Oney (152). Earning fifth included Noah Trimmer (145), Camden Welch (160) and Jason Swank (182).

“This is the first time we brought home a trophy at the HIllsdale Invite,” Plymouth coach Jeremiah Balkin said. “It was a great start to the season and I am proud of all the wrestlers. We have some things to fix, but it is a great building block to the season.”

South Central’s Strickland wins title

MADISON TWP. — South Central 106-pound wrestler Jayden Strickland won his weight class at the Mansfield Madison Tom Ellis Invitational on Saturday.

The Trojans placed 11th as a team with 46 points.

Strickland won by pin, technical fall and a forfeit. Tyler Beverage was fourth for the Trojans at 120.

SWIMMING

St. Paul boys 4th at Calvert

TIFFIN — The St. Paul boys swim team was fourth and Willard was fifth at Saturday’s Calvert Senecas Season Kickoff Invitational in Tiffin.

The Flyers scored 235 points in the 11-team event, while the Crimson Flashes were next with 219.

Jarret Schaffer won the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.66 for the Flyers, and also placed third in the 200 IM in 2:13.02.

Also in the top three for St. Paul was the 200 freestyle relay of Bryce Wnek, Ryan Hedrick, Patrick Matlack and Gavin Moffit. That team took second in 1:44.23.

“Jarret was just three seconds from his best time and his school record from last year at districts,” St. Paul coach Stacy Stoll said. “Gavin proved his splits are right where we left off from last spring.”

The St. Paul girls were 11th with 53 points.

For our girls, Maggie Centa is a very strong swimmer that will be one to watch,” Stoll said. “This first meet did not fall in her favor, but with some minor tweaks she will be back in the running.

“Maddie Risner set personal best times (on Saturday),” she added. “We have a handful of new swimmers on the girls team that have set benchmarks and we have no where to go but to improve.”

For Willard, Nicholas Bauer won the 100 butterfly (58.75) and was third in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.86). Blake Thompson was second in the 200 free (2:04.47).

Also for the Flashes, the 200 medley relay of Thompson, Blake Smith, Charlie Slone and Bauer placed third in 1:52.25.

St. Paul is back in action on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. vs. Huron.

Norwalk girls 4th at Lexington

MANSFIELD — The Norwalk girls swim team finished fourth and the boys were seventh at the 10-team Lexington Invitational on Saturday. 

Top finishers for the boys included the 200 free relay of Wyatt Dotson, Jackson Cain, Ethan Schmenk and Chaz Smith, who took fifth place.

For the girls, Anna Little won the 500 free and was second in the 50, while Sela Berry was fourth in both the 100 and 200 free. Carissa Link was fourth in the 200 IM and fifth in the 100 breaststroke, while Elyse Coe was fifth in the 100 fly and eighth in the 100 free. Mara Berry was seventh in the 100 fly and ninth in the 100 backstroke.

In relays, the 400 free of Mara and Sela Berry, Coe and Little took third. The 200 free of Sela and Megan Berry, Coe and Link took fourth, while the 200 free relay of Mara Berry, Link, Megan Berry and Little placed sixth.

Norwalk is at Oak Harbor on Wednesday.

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