Three champs for runner-up Warriors at Margaretta
CASTALIA — Three Mohawk grapplers claimed titles and five other teammates placed to push the Warriors past Bellevue for second Saturday at the Margaretta Invitational.
Plymouth rolled to the title with 230 1/2 points, with Mohawk upending the Redmen 180-176 1/2 for second.
Seneca East came in eighth (74) and Lakota tied Fremont St. Joe for 17th (0).
Two of Mohawk’s titles came at the expense of Bellevue — 120-pounder Jace Margraf blanked Jayden Mayes 5-0, and 126-pounder Kael Margraf nipped Clay Alley 5-4 in ultimate tiebreaker criteria.
Bryce Sheets added a 4-0 mark in round-robin competition for the 195-pound crown.
The Warriors also got seconds from 152-pounder Morgan Price and 220-pounder James Clouse, fourths from 120-pounder Trevor Johnson and 182-pounder Grant Theis, and a fifth from 145-pounder Alex Theis.
Port Clinton’s Mason Elson beat Price 9-2, and Elmwood’s Will Bechstein doubled up Clouse 8-4.
Bellevue got titles from 145-pounder Cody Kile and 182-pounder Evan Straub.
Kile took a default win against teammate Max Ray for his championship, and Straub scored a 12-4 major decision against Margaretta’s Jaeger Johnson.
Jared Weider added a third at 152 pounds for the Redmen, fifths went to 170-pounder Izacc Prochnow and 220-pounder Morgan Obermiller, and sixths went to 120-pounder Ben Cooper, 132-pounder Dylan Wilson and 160-pounder Hugh Beier.
Seneca East 113-pounder Hunter Lacy and 138-pounder Dakota Laughlin each ended second.
South Central Jayden Strickland scored a 12-4 major decision against Lacy, and Plymouth’s Shae Sparks beat Laughlin 9-5.
Luke Bischoff added a fifth at 132 pounds for the Tigers.
Blue Jackets turn back Tigers
NORTH BALTIMORE — New Riegel battled past North Baltimore 61-59 Saturday to end the regular season 17-5.
Brooklyn Gillig nearly had a double-double for the Blue Jackets, turning in 16 points, nine steals and five assists.
Kayleigh Lininger chipped in 19 points and four steals for New Riegel, Sydney Hohman scored 18 points and Aubrey Bouillon tallied nine assists, seven rebounds and four steals.
Grace Hagemyer did manage a double-double for the Tigers and Halie Inbody came close. Hagemyer had 12 points, 17 rebounds, five blocks and three steals, and Inbody registered nine points and nine boards.
Mia McCartney added 17 points and four assists, Leah Lee scored 13 points and Hailey Lennard had four assists.
Fliers ride early surge
CLYDE — Clyde bottled up Western Reserve in the first half Saturday to set the tone in a 61-48 win.
The Fliers (11-11) entered the break up 33-18, with Kristen Harrah and Sid Hohman both finishing with 19 points.
Kaylee Eltingham and Emily Hammer each chipped in eight points for Clyde.