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Leroux wins 100th match, Hernandez champ at West Holmes

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Jan 27, 2019 at 4:00 PM

MILLERSBURG — The Norwalk wrestling team placed sixth out of 16 teams at the West Holmes Knights Invitational on Saturday.

The Truckers scored 138 points to finish behind Ashland (22.5), Indian Valley (215.5), Highland (199), Carrollton (185.5) and host West Holmes (178).

Ethan Hernandez won the 160-pound weight class as the lone individual champion for the Truckers, while the trio of Gabe Phillips (182), Alec Maloney (220) and Tche Leroux (285) each finished runners-up in their respective weight class.

Also placing for Norwalk was Ethan Phillips (sixth place) at 152).

In the pool portion of the event, Hernandez (28-3) posted wins by pin (3:08) and decision (6-0). He then blanked Avon Lake’s Abud Salem in the semifinals (4-0), then made quick work of Highland’s Tyler Haney in the final, winning by pin in 1:57.

At 182, Phillips (24-5) had a pair of pins in 1:18 and 1:04 in pool, then needed just 36 seconds to pin Domonic Konopka (Highland) in the semifinals. He fell to Carrollton’s Alex Carrothers in overtime, 3-1, in the finals. Both wrestlers were state qualifiers and met in the opening round at the championships in Columbus in Division II last season, with Phillips winning, 7-0, on his way to placing sixth.

Maloney (26-4) also tore through the pool competition at 220 with four pins. He needed a total of 3:28 in the four wins. He fell to Ashland’s Josh Bever in the finals, 9-6. Bever placed fifth at the Div. I state championships a year ago for the Arrows.

At 285, Leroux (23-5) also needed little mat time in three pool wins. He pinned all three opponents in a combined time of just 2:26. In the semifinal round, Leroux picked up his 100th career victory with a pin in 2:35 over Ashland’s Jake Bever.

He fell in the finals by pin (4:26) against Midview’s Daniel Bucknavich.

Norwalk is scheduled to host Willard and Lexington in a tri-meet on Tuesday.


Edison runners-up at SMCC

SANDUSKY — Edison went 9-1 over the two-day Division III duals held annually at St. Mary Central Catholic on Friday and Saturday to finish second overall out of 18 teams.

The Chargers lost to No. 1-ranked Genoa, 38-28, in the championship match.

Alec Homan (106) and Jacob Brewer (195) went undefeated on the weekend. Going 9-1 wasCasey Barnett (113), Ray Adams (120), Jakey Neer (126), Jordan Keegan (138) and Jacob Thompson (182), while Shadrick Slone went 8-2 at 145.

In the match of the weekend, Coschocton’s Lucian Brink edged Barnett by a 4-3 decision. It was a rematch of last year’s Div. III state championship match, when Barnett scored a reversal with three seconds left to also win by a 4-3 score.

St. Paul placed eighth overall in the tournament, falling to Norwayne (25-27) in the seventh-place match.

For the Flyers, Sam Meyer went 9-1 at 170, losing only by a point (9-8) to Joshua Newell of Sandy Valley. Seven of his nine wins were by pin. Jacob Baca was 8-2 at 195, while Aiden Naseman also went 8-2 between 106 and 113 pounds.

Also for St. Paul, Harley Stoll (106/113) went 7-2, while Cam Caizzo (182) was 7-3. Will Stieber (132) and Eric Crabbs (138/145) both went 6-4.

For 14th-place Western Reserve, Tyler Ramage (160) finished 6-3, and Aidan Fry-Silva (145/152) was 6-4, whilee Devin Good (220) went 5-4.

For 18th-place Monroeville, Montgomery Walls went 9-0 at 285, scoring four pins in the matches contested that he did not win by forfeit. Daniel Smith (160) went 5-1 for the Eagles.


Reed eighth for New London

LIMA — The New London wrestling team scored 37 points and placed 30th out of 43 teams at the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbird Invitational on Saturday.

For the Wildcats, Austin Reed was the lone placer. He finished in eighth place at 145 pounds.



Monroeville 56, Temple Christian 31

MONROEVILLE — The Eagles snapped a three-game losing streak with Saturday’s 56-31 win over Mansfield Temple Christian in a non-league game at the Monroeville Athletic Complex.

Isaac Roeder scored a game-high 21 points for the Eagles, who improved to 6-9 overall. Anthony Dublo and Chayce Schaub each scored eight points, while Eli Sweet added seven and Jake Sattler scored six.

Monroeville is at Mapleton on Friday and St. Paul on Saturday in Firelands Conference action.


Grant Baker 0-1—1; C. Knepsheld 5-0—11; Logan Simpson 1-1—3; K. Chapman 0-1—1; Levi Simpson 4-0—11; Matt Simpson 1-2—4. TOTALS 11-5—31.


Anthony Dublo 4-0—8; Cody Schaffer 1-1—3; Chayce Schaub 3-0—8; Isaac Roeder 8-4—21; Mason Tonelli 1-0—2; Jake Sattler 3-0—6; Eli Sweet 3-1—7. TOTALS 23-6—56.

Tem. Christian 9  8  11   8 — 31

Monroeville   17 10 17 12 — 56

3-point FGs: (TC) Simpson 3, Knepsheld; (MON) Schaub 2, Schaffer, Roeder

South Central 43, Mans. Christian 38

GREENWICH — The Trojans built up a 12-point lead through three quarters, then held off the Flames down the stretch in Saturday’s non-league win.

For South Central (12-3), David Lamoreaux scored a game-high 23 points and added eight rebounds and four steals. Isaiah Seidel added eight points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.

South Central is scheduled to visit Plymouth on Friday.


Sam Seidel 1-0—3; Alex Holland 1-2—4; David Lamoreaux 9-5—23; Isaiah Seidel 3-0—8; Evan Legg 1-0—3; Tycen Cooper 1-0—2. TOTALS 16-7—43.


Elisha Jessee 1-0—3; JC Morgan 1-1—4; Noah Cyphers 1-0—2; Jace Cramer 1-0—2; Parker Stigall 1-0—2; Jared Mount 6-2—16; Gavin Kiliany 4-1—9. TOTALS 15-4—38.

So. Central 12 12 10 9 — 43

M. Christian 9  7   4 18 — 38

3-point FGs: (SC) I. Seidel 2, S. Seidel, Legg; (MC) Mount 2, Jessee, Morgan



Norwalk 56, Ashland 42

NORWALK — The host Truckers improved to x-x overall with Saturday’s non-league win over the visiting Arrows.

Norwalk led 13-8 after one quarter, and extended the lead to 25-12 by halftime, and 42-28 through three quarters.

For Norwalk, Masci Horner had 14 points and six rebounds, while Alex Nolan added 10 points, six rebounds and three steals. Also for Norwalk, Elena Barber had nine points, five rebounds and five assists, and Paige Maurer had nine points and nine rebounds.

Lindsey Koenig also scored nine points for Norwalk, which is scheduled to visit Edison on Tuesday.

ASHLAND (2-15)

Plank 0-1—1; Miller 2-0—5; Ryan 1-1—3; Van Horn 1-2—4; Steury 4-4—13; Friesen 2-6—10; Paramore 1-4—6. TOTALS 11-18—42.

NORWALK (3-12)

Masci Horner 4-3—14; Lindsey Koenig 3-3—9; Elena Barber 3-3—9; Paige Maurer 3-2—9; Alex Nolan 2-5—10; Skylarr Story 2-1—5. TOTALS 17-17—56.

Ashland  8   4  16 14 — 42

Norwalk 13 12 17 14 — 56

3-point FGs: (A) Miller, Steury; (N) Horner 3, Maurer, Nolan

W. Reserve 41, Crestview 35

OLIVESBURG — The Roughriders took complete control of the Firelands Conference race with Saturday’s road win over the second-place Cougars.

The win gave Western Reserve (11-3, 10-0) a two-game lead over the Cougars (12-4, 8-2) in the standings with just four conference games remaining.

The ‘Riders, who trailed 17-16 at halftime, limited the Cougars to just eight points over the two middle quarters. That allowed them to outscore the hosts, 11-4, in the third quarter to take control.

Cora Wyers finished with a game-high 19 points for Western, and also added nine rebounds and five blocks. Emma Blankenship had six points, 12 rebounds and three steals, while Jenna Skrada scored nine points and Katie Hipp had five assists.

W. RESERVE (11-3, 10-0)

Katie Hipp 1-0—3; Jenna Skrada 2-4—9; McKenna Woodruff 2-0—4; Emma Blankenship 2-2—6; Cora Wyers 6-7—19. TOTALS 13-13—41.

CRESTVIEW (12-4, 8-2)

Kathleen Leeper 4-2—12; Emily Fry 1-0—3; Mary Leeper 3-0—6; Kenedi Goon 3-4—10; Destiny Hargett 1-0—2; Autumn Bailey 1-0—2. TOTALS 13-6—35.

W. Reserve 9 7 11 14 — 41

Crestview 13 4 4 14 — 35

3-point FGs: (WR) Hipp, Skrada; (CVW) K. Leeper 2, Fry

Willard 59, Oak Harbor 51

OAK HARBOR — Visiting Willard had no trouble with the host Rockets behind a big performance from Cassidy Crawford in Saturday’s SBC Bay Division win.

Crawford finished with 32 points to pace the Flashes, who led by as much as 20 entering the fourth quarter before the Rockets made the score more respectable.

Presley Feltner added 12 points for the Flashes, who improved to 11-3 overall and 6-2 in the Bay.

WILLARD (11-3, 6-2)

Haylie Hamons 1-0—2; Layla Dials 1-0—2; Chloe Wiers 2-0—4; Mckenna Stephens 3-1—7; Cassidy Crawford 12-5—32; Presley Feltner 5-2—12. TOTALS 21-8—59.

OAK HARBOR (9-7, 5-4)

Sophia Eli 5-2—13; Riley Steinbrick 1-2—4; Auna Tack 5-2—12; Ryann Steinbrick 9-0—22. TOTALS 20-6—51.

Willard       13 24 14  8 — 59

Oak Harbor 8 13 10 20 — 51

3-point FGs: (W) Crawford 3; (OAK) Steinbrick 4, Eli

Edison 46, Huron 27

MILAN — Alana Fidler scored 12 points and Aliyah Caporini added 10 as the Chargers dominated the last three quarters of Saturday’s SBC Bay win over rival Huron.

Also for the Chargers (12-4, 5-3), Hannah Vitaz added seven points and seven rebounds rebounds.

HURON (2-13, 1-8)

Rae Roldan 3-0—9; Taylor Gies 0-2—2; Lauren Sugalski 0-1—1; Olivia Lagando 3-0—6; Ava Winnestaffer 1-0—2; Madison Belden 2-3—7. TOTALS 9-6—27.

EDISON (12-4, 5-3)

Jayla Medina 1-0—2; Lilli Schuster 2-0—4; Mariah Medina 1-0—2; Aliyah Caporini 3-4—10; Emma Houser 1-2—4; Alana Fidler 5-2—12; Hannah Vitaz 3-1—7; Deana Blatnik 0-1—1; Jess Stoll 2-0—4. TOTALS 18-10—46.

Huron  11   5   4   7 — 27

Edison 12 12 11 11 — 46

3-point FGs: (H) Roldan 3

South Central 63, Plymouth 37

GREENWICH — The Trojans won their fourth straight game on Saturday to improve to 8-8 overall and 6-4 in the FC.

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