Barons close 2nd at Nelsonville-York Invitational
Hayes wins Bobcat Invite
Ben Stroup Sports Editor
Buckeye Valley’s wrestling team put together one of its strongest outings of the season over the weekend, earning a trio of individual titles en route to a second-place finish at Saturday’s Nelsonville-York Invitational.
The Barons, who combined to score 291 points, were edged by Northwestern for top honors, finishing less than a point behind the champs.
BV standouts included Jordan Anthony, who won the 106-pound division after pinning Gallia Academy’s Jared Stevens in 5:30; Dashawn Haynes, who won the 138-pound division by pinning Jonathan Alder’s Bret Yutzy in 1:40; and Jim Brittsan, who pinned Gallia Academy’s Griffon McKinniss in less than a minute to secure individual bragging rights in the 170-pound class.
Other top contributors included the Barons’ Ben Kidwell, who nabbed third-place points in the 160-pound class with a 9-4 win over Gallia Academy’s Ryan Terry in their consolation final; David Praul, who closed third in the 285-pound division with a consolation final win over Jonathan Alder’s Derek Ridder; Stephen Mentzer, who closed fourth in the 113-pound division; Mitchell Garnett, who finished fourth in the 145-pound class; and Kyle Fish, who was fourth in the 152-pound class.
•Hayes continued its solid season over the weekend, winning the Grandview Heights Bobcat Invitational in impressive fashion.
The Pacers, thanks in part to their three individual champs, secured 212 points to cruise to the title. Westfall finished second with 162 points while Grandview smoothed out the top three with 132.
Hayes champions included Greg Brusco (132), Raezel Garrett (145) and Lamin Kandeh (195). Tommy Detunno (106), Brandon Ladd (145), Nick Beyer (152) and Derrick Sumner (170) finished second in their respective divisions while Paul Lance finished third in the heavyweight division.
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