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Local Wrestling Highlights

Published: January 25, 2017 12:00 AM

HEATH -- Ridgewood claimed the team championship of the Robin Drumm Classic hosted by Heath High School Saturday with Newcomerstown finishing eighth.

The Generals compiled 263 points to claim the team championship followed by Groveport-Madison (242), Sheridan (216), Lakewood (179), Licking Valley (170), Newark Catholic (162), Philo (122), Newcomerstown (112), Linden McKinley (91), Danville (76), Heath (48), Waterford (43), Grandview Heights (38) and East Knox with 29 points.

Ridgewood collected four individual championships, a pair of seconds and two thirds to compile the winning point total.

Claiming individual championships were Colton Bethel in the 113-pound class, Javon Merrill at 160 pounds, Kasey Bethel in the 170-pound division and James Kedigh at 220 pounds. Taking second place individual honors were Kevin Bethel in the 152-pound class and Jason Stubbs in the 182-pound division, while Tyler Caudy was third at 132 pounds and Nathaniel Thompson finished third in the 195-pound class.

Newcomerstown one individual champion, Gavin Weaver in the 106-pound class. The Trojans also had Anthony Sanders finish second at 145 pounds, Gannon Baker was fourth in the 138-pound division and Daniel Meeks was fifth at 182 pounds.

NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Visiting Indian Valley pocketed a 59-9 victory over host New Philadelphia in high school wrestling action Saturday.

Collecting pins in the match for the Braves were Brady O'Connor, Dalton Burcher, Adam Lenhoff, Therron Stocker, Zach Love, Matt Love, Allen Quillin, Brodey Parsons and Hunter Baker.


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