Beavers double up Potters
EAST LIVERPOOL – The Beavers took down the Potters.
The Beaver Local wrestling team won nine weight classes en route to a 50-25 victory Thursday night over local-rival East Liverpool.
“Our kids performed well,” Beaver Local head coach Jordan?Williams said. “The local rivalry made for a good atmosphere.”
The Beavers won seven wrestled matches, and Beaver Local also picked up a pair of wins via forfeit.
For the Beavers, Josh Henderson (113 pounds), Ron Foster (138), Tyler Kelly (170), Cody Riddle (195) and Cody Martsolf (285) all won by pinfall. Henderson pinned Tim Sarge, Foster pinned Nate Miller, Kelly pinned Jaden Rogers, Riddle pinned Jimmy Lisk and Martsolf pinned Cole Hamilton.
“I was excited for some of our kids and their performances,” Williams said. “Tyler Kelly moved up a weight class and got a big time pin for us.”
Also for Beaver Local, Morley Marsden (160) and Daniel Lattanzio (170) each won by forfeit.
“It always feels good to beat a rival, but tomorrow is a new day with different opponents and we have to continue to work and get bettre to reach our goals,” Williams said.
Finally, Clay Davis defeated Joel Cunningham by tech fall, 18-1, and Josh Barber (145) defeated Kris Bailey by decision, 3-1.
“Cody Riddle wrestled strong and smart,” Williams said. “He was consistent in his approach, and he got a huge pin for us.”
The Potters picked up two victories via pinfall and by decision, and they won one by forfeit.
Cody Oiler (126) and John Miscuk (220) each won matches by pinfall. Oiler pinned Dustin Martsolf, and Miscuk pinned Cody Green.
Also for East Liverpool, Alex Potts (106) defeated Jack Dawson, 5-1, and Mack Miller defeated Colton McKenzie, 9-1.
Finally, Frankie Williams won via forfeit.
“I felt we were prepared coming into the match,” Williams said. “Our coaches have put in a lot of work to prepare these guys for big matches, and it is paying off.”
Beaver Local wrestles again at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Meadowbrook Duals. Then, Beaver Local will wrestle at 6 p.m. Wednesday night at home against local-rival Oak Glen on Senior Night at the Beaver Dome.