South wins Wheeling Park Duals
WHEELING – The Parkersburg South wrestling program captured the Wheeling Park Duals for a sixth straight season and rival Parkersburg finished runner-up in the 25-team event.
The Patriots went 4-0 on Saturday and improved their dual record to 12-2 on the campaign.
PSHS posted a 38-27 victory against rival Parkersburg and also knocked off Austintown-Fitch (31-22), George Washington (51-18) and Harrison Central (58-18).
Parkersburg South’s Logan Ball went undefeated this weekend at 113 and that included a pin versus Parkersburg’s Austin Spears, who beat Ball for third place at last year’s state tournament. Ball capped his weekend with a forfeit, two wins via decision and five mat slappers.
The Big Reds’ lone setback was to Parkersburg South. PHS won its other three matches on Saturday, defeating Austintown-Fitch (47-25), George Washington (44-26) and Harrison Central (41-28).
Prior to Ball’s win versus Spears, PHS got a mat slapper from Jared Donahue with four ticks left in the second period to win his 106-pound match versus Hunter Cline.
Parkersburg South won at 120 and at 126 thanks to a decision by Colten Nangle and a technical fall triumph by Austin Harris, respectively.
Nick Johnson nipped South’s T.J. Lambiotte, 6-5, at 132, but Tyler Windland followed up for the Patriots by stopping Gage Graham in 1:57 in the 138-pound class.
Dylan Richards doubled up Hunter DeLong, 4-2, at 145 and fellow PHS teammate Trapper Hays blanked Dylan Alexander at 152, 3-0. PHS also posted wins via fall from Codie Barrows at 160 and Drew Murphy at 170.
However, the Big Reds had to forfeit at 220 to Logan Dilliner. The Patriots also had wins in the upper weights by Justin Allman at 182, Matt Dixon at 195 and heavyweight Thomas Hall.
Belpre Fifth at Cardington
CARDINGTON, Ohio -Belpre’s wrestling team placed fifth out of 12 teams at the Cardington Duals on Saturday, compiling a 4-1 dual match record.
The Golden Eagles of coach Scott Adams had gone 1-4 in the meet last year. This time around, it defeated Mifflin (45-21), Ridgewood (42-33), Sugarcreek Garaway (30-28) and Coshocton (48-34), while suffering its only setback to Ayersville (39-30).
Going 5-0 for Belpre were Gavin Stalnaker (113), Manney Tullius (138), Daniel Law (145) and Ethan Wiggers (152).
Wiggers won a special award for recording the most pins (five) in the least time (10 minutes, 38 seconds).
The Golden Eagles will travel to Circleville Elm next weekend.