PARKERSBURG - Top-ranked Class AAA Huntington won both of its matches here Saturday inside Memorial Fieldhouse while host Parkersburg went 1-1 on the wrestling mats.
The No. 5 Big Reds of head coach Chris Way rolled Wheeling Park, 54-9, in the opener and fell 43-24 to the Highlanders. HHS dispatched the sixth-ranked Patriots, 50-14, in the other match.
Fans who came to the triangular were hoping to see a battle between Parkersburg's Jared Haught, a two-time state champion, and Wheeling Park's Cody Amos, a two-time state runner-up.
Photo by Jay W. Bennett
Parkersburg’s Jared Haught works on getting Huntington’s Devin Dempsey into a pinning position in their 182-pound match on Saturday. Haught got the mat slapper with two seconds left in the opening period.
Those wishing for that got what they wanted when Haught bumped up from 182 to take on the 195-pound Amos. Haught recorded a takedown just 48 seconds into a match he had control of throughout and emerged with a 7-5 victory. He led 4-1 after a reversal with 50 seconds left in the middle period and escaped after allowing an Amos reversal to hold a 5-3 cushion after two. Although Amos made it 5-4 on an escape in the third, Haught got one more takedown in his victory.
The Virginia Tech-bound Haught pinned Huntington's Devin Dempsey with two seconds left in the first period of their 182-pound match. The only other Big Reds to register two wins apiece were 120-pounder Nick Johnson, Adam Lindamood and Tyler Riddle. Johnson had a forfeit and pinned Josh Haddox of HHS in 3:07. Lindamood beat Patriot Geremy Paige 5-3 at 220 and needed two overtimes to fend off Highlander Aerison Parrish in their 195-pound match. Riddle got a first period mat slapper versus Wheeling Park heavyweight R.J. Saunders and pinned Huntington 220-pounder Jacob Blackburn in 42 seconds.
Riddle's pin was the second quickest of the match and six ticks faster than the one Amos had on Parrish. Huntington's Billy Waldeck had the quickest pin, needing only 29 seconds to stick Wheeling Park's Matt Powell. Big Red Skyler Terrell lost 2-0 to Waldeck in their 138-pound match.
Tri at Memorial Fieldhouse
Parkersburg 54, Wheeling Park 9
106: Austin Spears wbf
113: Dallas Baciak (WP) d. Joey Butcher 8-2
120: Nick Johnson wbf
126: Jason West p. Austin Digiandomenico 1:27
132: Jon Roset (WP) d. Sam Phillips 6-1
138: Skyler Terrell p. Matt Powell 0:49
145: Mo Talafhah p. Alex McGlumphy 3:35
152: Codie Barrows p. Aaron Holman 5:22
170: Josh Dent (WP) d. Dylan Richards 3-2
182: Shawn Graham wbf
195: Jared Haught d. Cody Amos 7-5
220: Adam Lindamood d. Geremy Paige 5-3
285: Tyler Riddle p. R.J. Saunders 1:01
Huntington 50, Wheeling Park 14
113: Logan Grass md. Tyson Lira 13-0
120: Jordan Allen tf. Baciak 15-0
126: Chase Childers tf. Digiandomenico 18-2
132: Cody Shepherd d. Roset 5-2
138: Billy Waldeck p. Powell 0:29
145: Justin Arthur md. Dylan Taylor 8-0
152: Paden Christian tf. Holman 15-0
160: Jason Martin wbf
170: Dent (WP) tf. Austin Budd 21-5
182: Devin Dempsey wbf
195: Amos (WP) p. Aerison Parrish 0:48
220: Paige (WP) d. Jacob Blackburn 12-6
285: Nigale Cabell p. Saunders 1:02
Huntington 43, Parkersburg 24
106: Grass p. Spears 0:42
113: Allen p. Butcher 1:10
120: Johnson (PHS) p. Josh Haddox 3:07
126: Childers d. West 9-6
132: Shepherd d. Phillips 3-2
138: Waldeck d. Terrell 2-0
145: Arthur p. Talafhah 4:32
152: Christian md. Barrows 8-0
160: Richards (PHS) d. Martin 8-5
170: Budd p. Graham 1:34
182: Haught (PHS) p. Dempsey 1:58
195: Lindamood (PHS) d. Parrish 6-5 (2 OT)
220: Riddle (PHS) p. Blackburn 0:42
285: Cabell p. Charley Conley 2:51
Next match: Parkersburg at Wheeling Park Duals on Friday.
Roane County Raider Cup
Team champion: Parkersburg South JV
Parkersburg South JV 47,
Calhoun County 24
113: Colten Nangle (PS) dec. Chris Goad, 2-0
120: Austin Harris (PS) p. Devan McKown, 1:21
126: Casey Ritchie (Cal) p. Tyler Windland, 1:19
132: Duane Cotton (PS) maj. dec. Levi Gordon, 13-5
138: Sloan McConnell (PS) won via forfeit
145: Dylan Alexander (PS) maj. dec. Cole Ritchie, 10-0
152: David Overbay (Cal) won via forfeit
160: Drew Murphy (PS) p. Austin Satterfield, 0:37
170: Seth DeLancey (PS) p. Sam Baringer, 0:20
182: Tyler Newhart-Koreski (PS) p. Erin Stevens, 1:26
195: Jason Allen (PS) p. Chris Lacy, 0:16
220: Austin Metheny (Cal) won via forfeit
285: Andrew Satterfield (Cal) p. Chris Poling, 1:14
Parkersburg South JV 48,
Roane County 28
106: Riley White (RC) won via forfeit
113: Cole Moore (RC) dec. Colten Nangle, 4-2
120: Cam Moore (RC) dec. Austin Harris, 4-2 OT
126: Tyler Windland (PS) p. Josh Richards, 2:52
132: Duane Cotton (PS) p. Dillon Clarkson, 1:55
138: Sloan McConnell (PS) p. Chris Cherry, 3:20
145: Dylan Alexander (PS) p. Sam Nichols, 1:34
152: Luke Scott (RC) won via forfeit
160: Joe Copley (RC) maj. dec. Drew Murphy, 13-1
170: Seth DeLancey (PS) p. Tyler Hammack, 1:16
182: Tyler Newhart-Koreski (PS) p. Caleb Boggs, 0:55
195: Jason Allen (PS) p. Mikael Free, 0:20
220: Scott Gibson (RC) won via forfeit
285: Chris Poling (PS) p. Caije Nichols, 5:56
Parkersburg South JV 43,
Wirt County 28
106: Double Forfeit
113: Colten Nangle (PS) won via forfeit
120: Jon Cain (WC) maj. dec. Austin Harris, 11-2
126: Tyler Windland (PS) p. Tyler Cheuvront, 0:36
132: Hagan Root (WC) p. Duane Cotton, 1:55
138: Jake Linville (WC) p. Sloan McConnell, 2:34
145: Dylan Alexander (PS) dec. Cody Ferguson, 12-7
152: Austin Cottrell (WC) won via forfeit
160: Drew Murphy (PS) p. Matt Toney, 1:23
170: Seth DeLancey (PS) p. Luke Young, 0:46
182: Tyler Newhart-Koreski (PS) maj. dec. Walker Siers, 10-1
195: Jason Allen (PS) p. Nathan Morgan, 0:55
220: Dylan Pickrell (WC) won via forfeit
285: Chris Poling (PS) p. Skylar Snyder, 1:22
Huntington, which got 2-0 efforts from Logan Grass, Jordan Allen, Chase Childers, Cody Shepherd, Waldeck, Justin Arthur, Paden Christian and heavyweight Nigale Cabell, had several close matches versus the Big Reds. Aside from Waldeck's triumph, Childers beat Jason West 9-6 at 126 and Shepherd edged Sam Phillips 3-2 at 132.
The only Wheeling Park grappler to collect two wins was 170-pounder Josh Dent, who nipped Big Red Dylan Richards via a 3-2 decision and then scored a 21-5 technical fall against Highlander Austin Budd.
Both Huntington and Wheeling Park were without multiple regulars while Big Red Trapper Hays was still nursing an injury as well.
Parkersburg's Mo Talafhah had the comeback of the day in his 145-pound match against Wheeling Park's Alex McGlumphy. The Patriot had things going his way with an 8-1 advantage, but Talafhah turned the tide and won by pin in 3:35.
The Big Reds return to action on Friday when the red and white head to the Wheeling Park duals.