ADAMS TOWNSHIP – Wilmington strung together four straight wins to erase a 12-0 deficit and the Hurricane went on to defeat the Falcons 45-25 in South Central Ohio League wrestling action Thursday at the Lebanon Road gym.
Wilmington rolled over McClain in the opening varsity dual 57-18.
Massie also had no trouble with the short-handed Tigers 60-16.
“Our kids needed that experience,” said CM coach Spencer Running. “We’ve been hitting it hard lately. We had a few tough losses, this is one of them, but the kids are still improving, still working to where they want to be.”
The wins put the Hurricane at 5-1 in the league while the Falcons fall to 4-2. Each team will have seven league duals then the league tournament. A team earns a point for each team it defeats in regular season dual matches and the tournament. The team with the most points is crowned the overall SCOL champion.
Miami Trace was a 54-15 winner over Washington Thursday and is unbeaten in league matches thus far.
“We still have to wrestle Chillicothe but it looks like it will come down to the tournament,” WHS head coach Kelly Tolliver said.
McClain forfeited five weight classes. Wilmington forfeited two and Clinton-Massie forfeited three.
The Clinton-Massie match with Wilmington was a thriller the whole way.
RJ Tolliver of Wilmington and Ashdain Martin of Clinton-Massie had a whirlwind first period with Tolliver getting the pin with just over a second remaining in the first period.
Briten Kessler and Gage Smith, both of Wilmington, had high-intensity wins over Sam Brothers and Jackson Grigsby.
Ross Lennon notched a big win over Bryant Bergefurd. Lennon won 5-4 on a takedown with 1.3 seconds on the clock.
“Massie went about the how we thought it would,” Tolliver said. “Our first-year wrestlers keep getting better. It’s encouraging. We’re just building on that.”
Against McClain, Allister Brausch outlasted Jacob Badgley at 160 pounds, winning by pin with 58.9 seconds remaining in the third. Brausch led at the time of the pin 9-3 and just scored on reversal to put Badgley in a pinning position.
Doug Eastes up next at 170 went back and forth with McClain’s Ethan Taylor. Taylor led 6-4 and 8-7 in the first period but then finished the match with a pin at 4:37.
Jan 14, 2016
@Clinton-Massie High School
Wilmington 57 McClain 18
(Wilmington wrestlers listed first)
106-Cameron Smart (W) tech fall over Shane Huff 3:32
113-Sawyer Garrison (W) won by forfeit over McClain
120- Wilmington forfeits to Aaron Kovach of McClain
126-Collin Greene (W) pinned Jamaine Barnhart 0:38
132-Jacob Boldman (W) dec Keegan Rawlins 20-6
138-Trent Holliday (W) was pinned by Tommy Johnson 1:29
145-Isaac Allen (W) won by forfeit over McClain
152-Bryant Bergefurd (W) pinned Jonathan Stroud 1:24
160-Allister Brausch (W) pinned Jacob Badgley 5:02
170-Doug Eastes (W) was pinned by Ethan Taylor 4:37
182-RJ Tolliver (W) won by forfeit over McClain
195-Briten Kessler (W) won by forfeit over McClain
220-Gage Smith (W) won by forfeit over McClain
Clinton-Massie 60 McClain 16
(Clinton-Massie wrestlers listed first)
106-Nathan Allgeyer (CM) pinned Shane Huff 0:26
113-Matt Asher (CM) by forfeit over McClain
120-Jared Isaacs (CM) pinned Aaron Kovach 2:54
126-Nathan Gibbs (CM) pinned Jamaine Barnhart 0:53
132-Clinton-Massie forfeits to Keegin Rawlins of McClain
138-Zack Dillow (CM) pinned Tommy Johnson 0:56
145-Christian Poynter (CM) by forfeit over McClain
152-Davey Tunon (CM) pinned Jonathan Stroud 1:04
160-Ross Lennon (CM) was dec by Jacob Badgley 14-3
170-Clinton-Massie forfeits to Ethan Taylor of McClain
182-Ashdain Martin (CM) by forfeit over McClain
195-Sam Brothers (CM) by forfeit over McClain
220-Jackson Grigsby (CM) by forfeit over McClain
Wilmington vs Clinton-Massie
(Winner listed first)
113-Matt Asher (CM) pinned Sawyer Garrison (W) 1:24
120-Jared Isaacs (CM) by forfeit
126-Collin Greene (W) pinned Nathan Gibbs (CM) 4:53
132-Trent Holliday (W) wins by forfeit
138-Jacob Boldman (W) tech fall Zack Dillow (CM) 4:41
145-Isaac Allen (W) pinned Christian Poynter (CM) 2:55
152-Davey Tunon (CM) pinned Scott Gehlbach (W) 1:05
160-Ross Lennon (CM) dec Bryant Bergefurd (W) 5-4
170-Doug Eastes (W) by forfeit
182-RJ Tolliver (W) pinned Ashdain Martin (CM) 1:59
195-Briten Kessler (W) pinned Sam Brothers (CM) 4:26
220-Gage Smith (W) dec Jackson Grigsby (CM) 17-8
106-Nathan Allgeyer (CM) dec Cameron Smart (W) 15-3
Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.