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Beavers in fourth place after Day 2 of OVAC Tournament

January 19, 2013
Morning Journal News

WHEELING - The title is on the line tonight.

Eight local wrestlers find themselves two wins away from winning a conference championship heading into the third and final day of the 60th Annual Ron Mauck OVAC Wrestling Tournament on Saturday at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling.

The eight punched their tickets to the semifinals on Friday night.

All five local schools are represented by at least one wrestler in the semifinals.

Beaver Local leads the way with three wrestlers in the semifinals, Oak Glen has two, while East Liverpool, Edison and Wellsville each have one.

For the Beavers, Josh Henderson (113 pounds) defeated Edison's Robert Daley by tech fall, 16-1, in the quarterfinals. Henderson, the No. 2 seed will wrestle No. 3 seed Dallas Baciak of Wheeling Park in the semifinals. So far in the tournament, Henderson pinned Brooke's Michael Max in 1:00 in the first round before pinning

Magnolia's Doug Ritter in 1:08 in the second round.

Daley received a bye in the first round before defeating No. 7 seed Kolby Rayner of Caldwell by decision, 8-4, in the second round.

Also, Ron Foster (132) defeated Beallsville's Aaron West by major decision, 14-2, in the quarterfinals. Foster, who is seeded second, will wrestle No. 3 seed Jordan Quiocho of Parkersburg South in the semifinals.

So far in the tournament, Foster pinned Cambridge's Austin Danford in 2:46 in the first round before defeating Oak Glen's Avery Flowers by injury default in the second round.

Finally, Daniel Lattanzio (170) defeated No. 3 seed Seth Benge from St. Clairsville, 8-2, in the quarterfinals. Lattanzio, who is seeded sixth, will face No. 2 seed Drake Mills from Parkersburg South in the semifinals.

So far in the tournament, Lattanzio pinned Weir's Christian Wiley in 2:56 in the first round before pinning Buckeye Local's Tristan Jones in 1:53.

For the Golden Bears, Josh Cornell (120) pinned East Liverpool's Cody Oiler in 4:34 in the quarterfinals. Oiler is the No. 5 seed. Cornell, the No. 4 seed, will wrestle top-seeded Jerad Patterson of Meadowbrook in the semifinals.

So far in the tournament, Cornell defeated Shadyside's Baiely Chaplin by tech fall, 15-0, in the first round. In the second round, Cornell defeated John Marshall's Josh Rine by major decision, 11-1.

Oiler advanced to the quarterfinals by pinning Union Local's John Howell in 5:08 in the first round and Morgantown's Kirk Moore in 2:40 in the second round.

Also for Oak Glen, Kyle Mack defeated University's Isaiah Hood by decision, 9-4, in the quarterfinals. Mack will face No. 3 seed Damon Outward of Martins Ferry in the semifinals. Outward advance to the semifinals by defeating East Liverpool's Frankie Williams by decision by a score of 5-2. Williams is the No. 6 seed.

So far in the tournament, Mack, the No. 2 seed, pinned Wheeling Park's Janathan Skeens in 43 seconds in the first round before pinning Cambridge's Evan Reed in 2:38 in the second round.

Meanwhile, Williams pinned Magnolia's Joseph Layman in 28 seconds in the first round before pinning John Marshall's Tyler Goode in 46 seconds in the second round. Williams earned his 100th career victory by defeating Layman.

John Miscuk (195) will be representing East Liverpool in the semifinals. Miscuk defeated Edison's Blaine Cline, 9-4, in the quarterfinals. Cline is the sixth seed. Miscuk, the No. 3 seed, will face No. 2 seed Charlie Keenan from Steubenville in the semifinals.

So far in the tournament, Miscuk pinned Barnesville's Ronnie Perdue in 3:13 in the first round before pinning Harrison Central's Cole Howes in 1:54 in the second round.

Cline advanced to the quarterfinals by pinning Cameron Fisher of John Marshall in 1:31 in the first round before pinning Linsly's Will McClure in 45 seconds in the second round.

Mitchell Wells, the No. 3 seed, will represent the Wildcats in the semfinals in the 182-pound bracket. Wells defeated No. 6 seed Chinelo Oparnozie of Linsly, 5-3, in the quarterfinals. Wells will face No. 2 seed Jared Leasure from Caldwell in the semifinals.

So far in the tournament, Wells pinned John Marshall's James Morgan in 1:18 in the first round before pinning Tyler Consolidated's Dustin Tawney in 45 seconds in the second round.

Seth Bloor (220) will represent the Tigers in the semifinals. Bloor pinned Beaver Local's Cody Green in 1:18 in the quarterfinals. Green is the seventh seed. Bloor, the No. 2 seed, will now wrestle No. 3 seed Cullen Ebbert from John Marshall in the semifinals.

So far in the tournament, Bloor pinned Union Local's David Reed in 1:37 in the first round before pinning Oak Glen's Noah Mills in 2:31 in the second round.

Meanwhile, Green pinned Monroe Central's Justin Kilburn in 2:21 in the first round before defeating University's Anthony Frisco by decision, 7-3, in the second round.

On the team side of things, Parkersburg South is the overall leader with 163.5 points. Big Red is in second place with 155.5 points and Wheeling Park sits in third place with 127 points.

Locally, Beaver Local is fourth with 99.5 points, Oak Glen is 14th with 60 points and Edison is 18th with 50 points. Finally, East Liverpool is 19th with 49 points, and Wellsville is 33rd with 22 points.

Wrestling is scheduled to begin at noon today.

 
 

 

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