3-time champion Panthers to best tested in SCOL wrestling tourney at ECHS


By Mark Huber - [email protected]



Clinton-Massie’s Matt Asher (left) and East Clinton Austin Brock (right) will be among the competitors in the SCOL Wrestling Championship at ECHS Saturday night.


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Blanchester at SBAAC tournament

The Blanchester wrestling team will compete Saturday in the Southern Buckeye Conference wrestling championship at Batavia High School.

Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

The Wildcats are the defending National Division champions but are not favored to win the title this season.

The Miami Trace wrestling team has won the last three South Central Ohio League championships.

They’ll go for No. 4 in a row beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday at East Clinton High School.

The Panthers lead the league at 7-0 with Wilmington second at 6-1. To win the outright title, Miami Trace just needs to win the league tournament.

A Wilmington victory in the league tournament would assure the Hurricane at least a share of the championship. WHS and Trace would be co-champs if the Hurricane wins and the Panthers are second. If Miami Trace finishes lower than second with WHS on top, then the Hurricane wins the crown outright.

Clinton-Massie and Washington are two wins behind WHS in the standings and three back of Trace. For either than Blue Lions or Falcons to win the title, they would need to finish first and have Miami Trace no better than fifth and WHS no better than sixth.

So it appears to be a two-horse team race.

Individually, Davey Tunon of Clinton-Massie is arguably the top returning performer. Tunon was third in the state at 152 last season and has just one loss this season.

Matt Asher of CMHS was the 106-pound champion in 2015.

Neither Wilmington nor East Clinton has a returning SCOL champion on the current squad.

Clinton-Massie’s Matt Asher (left) and East Clinton Austin Brock (right) will be among the competitors in the SCOL Wrestling Championship at ECHS Saturday night.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_WR_cmasher_ecbrock-2.jpgClinton-Massie’s Matt Asher (left) and East Clinton Austin Brock (right) will be among the competitors in the SCOL Wrestling Championship at ECHS Saturday night. News Journal File

By Mark Huber

[email protected]

Blanchester at SBAAC tournament

The Blanchester wrestling team will compete Saturday in the Southern Buckeye Conference wrestling championship at Batavia High School.

Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

The Wildcats are the defending National Division champions but are not favored to win the title this season.

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

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