Prep wrestling roundup

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NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Host Newcomerstown split a pair of matches in a triangular meet Friday with the Trojans defeating Monroe Central 45-18 and then dropping a 55-24 decision to Northridge.

Dylan Little, Alan Hayhurst and Mitchell Meeks all picked up two wins for the Trojans. Also gaining victories for Newcomerstown against Monroe Central were Austin Stringer, Jarred Weaver, Chase Eggleston, Erik Hayhurst and David Marburger.

Against Northridge, besides the three double winners for the Trojans, the only victor for the host was Zack McKibben.

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MALVERN -- In a Inter-Valley Conference tri-match on Thursday, the Newcomerstown Trojans recorded a sweep with a 57-0 win over Tuscarawas Central Catholic and then followed up with a 42-21 victory over the host Malvern Hornets.

Alan Hayhurst and Kyle Pritchard were double winners for the Trojans

Picking up wins for Newcomerstown against TCC were Dylan Little, Hayhurst, Austin Stringer and Pritchard. Gaining victories against Malvern for the Trojans were Hayhurst, Pritchard and Mitchell Meeks.

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COSHOCTON -- All three of the local mat squads had wrestlers finish well in the Stitchco Invitational hosted by Coshocton High School.

Newcomerstown's Alan Hayhurst (126) took fifth and Mitchell Meeks (182) placed third.

From Ridgewood, Cole Zeigler (126) captured a runner-up finish while Garrett Bethel (152) took fifth.

Indian Valley was the most successful of the local teams. Austin Western (138) posted the highest Brave finish with a third. Dalton Farrow (220) took sixth while teammates Dresden Kerns (132), Evan Cross (182) and Logan Ridgway (285) each placed eighth.

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