Local teams come up short

ROOTSTOWN — South Range was the only local wrestling team to win a Division III match at the OHSAA dual team tournament Saturday.

The fifth-seeded Raiders defeated 12th-seeded Rittman, 55-24, before falling to fourth-seeded Sandy Valley, 42-35, in the quarterfinals at Rootstown High School.

Five South Range wrestlers were credited with two wins. Braden Johnson (106 and 113 pounds) recorded two pins, while Kyle Keenan (126) had a pin and a major decision, Cade Holmes (195) a pin and a decision, Michael Lally (285) a pin and a forfeit and. Anthony Czap (220) a decision and a forfeit.

In other first-round matches, eighth-seeded Norwayne beat ninth-seeded Crestview (52-24), fourth-seeded Sandy Valley beat 13th-seeded Wellsville (66-15), second-seeded Tuslaw beat 15th-seeded United (58-22) and third-seeded Waynedale beat 14th-seeded Malvern (71-7).

Top-seeded Rootstown captured the Region 20 title as the Rovers advanced to the state tournament for the third time in six years.

Rootstown defeated 16th-seeded Fairless (72-7), eighth-seeded Norwayne (50-27), fourth-seeded Sandy Valley (54-27) and third-seeded Waynedale (53-21) in the final.

The Rovers will compete in the state tournament next Sunday, Feb. 10, at St. John Arena on the campus of OHio State University.

FIRST ROUND

Norwayne 52, Crestview 24

106: Gibson Moore (Norwayne) won by forfeit.

113: Jarrison Moore (Norwayne) won by forfeit.

120: Jordan Ballard (Norwayne) won by forfeit.

126: Derek Houser (Crestview) won by forfeit.

132: Austin Shepherd (Norwayne) major dec. Trey Wonner, 15-3.

138: Todd Hood (Crestview) won by forfeit.

145: Dalen Moore (Norwayne) pin Isaac Ricketts, 1:49.

152: Austin Kinder (Norwayne) pin Gabe Cusick, 5:44.

160: Chantz Arnold (Norwayne) pin Jacob Dean, 1:14.

170 Bryce Haven (Norwayne) won by forfeit.

182: Kaden Kidd (Norwayne) won by forfeit.

195: Double forfeit.

220: Dalton Rothwell (Crestview) pin Austin Holiday, 1:40.

285: Wyatt Babik (Crestview) won by forfeit.

South Range 55, Rittman 24

106: Braden Johnson (South Range) pin Garret Gartin, 2:33.

113: Joshua Gibson (Rittman) pin Gavin Pahanish, 1:40.

120: Michael Markulin (South Range) won by forfeit.

126: Kyle Keenan (South Range) major dec. Keshaun Clark, 12-0.

132: Naseem Maali (South Range) dec. Andrew Kollin, 4-0.

138: Christian Dull (Rittman) won by forfeit.

145: Devin Dillon (South Range) won by forfeit.

152: William Pancake (South Range) pin Marcus Kitchen, 2:00.

160: Logan Cormell (South Range) pin Chad Whims, 1:35.

170: Sevi Garza (Rittman) won by forfeit.

182: Ronnie Hamrick (Rittman) won by forfeit.

195: Cade Holmes (South Range) pin Rico Busic, 3:26.

220: Anthony Czap (South Range) won by forfeit.

285: Michael Lally (South Range) pin Elio Toledo, 0:48.

Tuslaw 58, United 22

106: Zach Lyons (Tuslaw) tech. fall Zach Nastari, 15-0.

113: Adam Ryder (Tuslaw) won by forfeit.

120: Joe Viront (Tuslaw) pin Lucas Hively, 0:22.

126: Braxdon Horvath (Tuslaw) won by forfeit.

132: Manny Heestand (United) major dec. Anthony Campisi, 11-3.

138: Kaid Crawford (United) won by forfeit.

145: Brier Marthey (Tuslaw) pin Trinity Hoskinson, 0:52.

152: Brennan Shirley (Tuslaw) won by forfeit.

160: Kyle Ryder (Tuslaw) pin Austin Crowell, 1:33.

170: Greg Eberhardt (Tuslaw) tech. fall Gunner McCintosh, 19-2.

182: Tyler Lippiatt (United) won by forfeit.

195: Rylee Knox (Tuslaw) pin Daniel Blum, 1:54.

220: Jake Loar (Tuslaw) pin Deric Ellyson, 2:36.

285: Cameron Marshall (United) won by forfeit.

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QUARTERFINALS

Sandy Valley 42, South Range 35

106: Gavin Pahanish (South Range) pin Seth Armstrong, 4:37.

113: Braden Johnson (South Range) pin Jackson Boyd, 1:22.

120: Michael Markulin (South Range) techn. fall Brody Marks, 16-1.

126: Kyle Keenan (South Range) pin Kye Mastri, 0:27.

132: Devon Watkins (Sandy Valley) won by forfeit.

138: Justin King (Sandy Valley) pin Naseem Maali, 2:31.

145: Jacob Newell (Sandy Valley) pin William Pancake, 0:58.

152: Matt Gentry (Sandy Valley) pin Logan Cormell, 1:57.

160: Reece Franks (Sandy Valley) pin Shawn Oakes, 0:53.

170: Joshua Newell (Sandy Valley) won by forfeit.

182: Cameron Blair (Sandy Valley) won by forfeit.

195: Cade Holmes (South Range) dec. Curtis Delong, 7-0.

220: Anthony Czap (South Range) dec. Wyatt Moyer, 10-3.

285: Michael Lally (South Range) won by forfeit.

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FINALS

Rootstown 53, Waynedale 21

106: Caiden Heller (Waynedale) pin Gabe Orpesa, 3:41.

113: Caleb Edwards (Rootstown) major dec. Jake Sundburg, 13- .

120: Mike Prikryl (Rootstown) pin Seth Unkefer, 4:54.

126: Mason Kline (Rootstown) major dec. Storm Stanley, 12-1.

132: Trent Duvall (Rootstown) pin Bailey Lemon , 0:34.

138: Niko Chilson (Rootstown) pin Gabe Mathias, 0:42.

145: Cameron White (Rootstown) pin Justin Hershberger, 1:00.

152: Peyton Lemon (Waynedale) won by forfeit.

160: Chris Anderson (Rootstown) dec. Max Lemon, 12-7.

170: Micah Hershberger (Waynedale) dec. Caleb Drennen, 11-4.

182: Chris Langguth (Rootstown) won by forfeit.

195: Cam Jordan (Waynedale) won by forfeit.

220: Ryan Boyle (Rootstown) won by forfeit.

285: Logan DeAngelis (Rootstown) pin Cayden Betson, 0:45.

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