URICHSVILLE - Twelve local wrestlers competed at the Ohio Division II District Wrestling Tournament Friday night at Claymont High School.
Claymont leads the overall standings with 92 points. Steubenville is second with 88 points and Licking Valley is third with 45 points. Locally, Beaver Local is 22nd with 11 points, and East Liverpool is tied with Buckeye Local for 30th with 5.5 points. Edison is one of seven schools who did not score a point on the first day.
It was a bit of a rough day for the locals as went a combined 6-11.
Beaver Local's Josh Henderson (106 pounds) won both of his matches. Henderson defeated Meadowbrook's Jerad Patterson, 5-2, and he defeated Highland's Mike Stewart, 11-5.
Henderson is now 34-2 on the season.
The Beavers' Daniel Hasson (120) and Ron Foster (132) won their opening round matches. Hasson defeated Jonathan Alder's Bret Yutzy, 13-6, but Dover's Isaac Hammonds defeated Hasson, 10-4, in the second round. Foster opened with a pinfall victory over Jonathan Alder's Jacob Eye, but River View's Brodie Scherer defeated Foster, 4-0.
Brookhaven's Devin Williams (160) defeated Daniel Lattaznio, 9-8, in the opening round.
East Liverpool's Kaleb Riggle (126) and George Thompson (285) won their opening matches. Riggle defeated East's Earl Milton by tech fall, 15-0, but Claymont's Drew Dillon pinned Riggle in the next round. Thompson defeated Granville's Caleb Sims, 6-4, but Claymont's William Corso pinned Thompson in the next round.
River Valley's Raymond Raimo (113) pinned Cody Oiler in the opening round, and Whitehall-Yearling's Ashden Gibson (132). defeated Frankie Williams, 14-8.
All four Edison wrestlers lost in the first round. Three of the four lost by pinfall.
River View's Samuel Grashel (106) pinned Anthony Bell, Dover's Nick Weininger (145) pinned Willis Long and Hamilton Township's Mick Crum (195) pinned Brody Brockway.
Marion-Franklin's Jhulyis Monroe (182) defeated Blaine Cline, 12-10.
Action continues today.
The top four in each weight class advances to the state tournament beginning Thursday in Columbus.