Grapplers topple Crossing


A 52-21 victory over Central Crossing led Marysville High School’s varsity wrestling squad to a third-place finish in the Ohio Capital Conference Central Division.
MHS finished the conference portion of its season with a 3-2 record after Thursday’s match.
Dublin Coffman and Upper Arlington respectively finished first and second.
Monarch results for each weight class were as follows:
-106: Ethan Skiles (M) put Caleb Eads (CC) to the mat in 14 seconds;
-113: Zachary Pfarr (M) won by forfeit;
-120: Emilio Guerrero (M) pinned Donnie Morris (CC), 2:29;
-126: Nathan Thompson (M) scored a 17-5 major decision over Jamie Ramirez (CC);
-132: Josh Melms (M) won by forfeit;
-138: Brady Seger (M) downed Jayden Vazquez (CC) by a 3-0 verdict;
-145: Lincoln Heard (M) defeated Derek Layne (CC), 8-1;
-152: Erryl Will (M) toppled Ryder Gwartney (CC) in 1:13;
-160: Jayden Simmons (M) pinned Jeremy Downing (CC), 1:00.
At that point, the Monarchs held a commanding 46-0 advantage.
The Comets notched their first team points when Nate Vanhouten topped MHS’ Parker Reese, 11-7, during the 170-pound bout.
That put the score at 46-3 in favor of the Monarchs.
The remainder of the matches went as follows:
-182 Shane Bass (CC) pinned Benjamin Bickerstaff (M), 2:31;
-195: Abel Garantche (CC) put Garrett Seger (M) to the mat in 4:22;
-220: Joseph Palmer (M) pinned Tre Helsel (CC), 1:00;
-285: Omari Green (CC) pinned Zach McMinn (M), 3:21.
Marysville’s jayvees fell to the Jr. Comets, 9-4, during a three-bout match.
MHS’ Max Shroyer scored an 11-3 major decision over Michael Bradshaw during the 170-pound competition.
Will Kraft of Crossing beat Cole Pombert (M), 7-4, at 145 pounds.
Freddy Ramirez of Central Crossing pinned Marysville’s CJ Grose at 220-pounds in 3:14.
“It was nice to see a team in Central Crossing that we haven’t competed against all year after seeing some familiar opponents last weekend at the Regional duals,” said Marysville head coach Shawn Andrews. “We are fighting the injury and flu bugs, but it was great to see guys like Emilio Guerrero have success when their names were called to be in the line-up.”  
The Monarchs will compete in the All-North wrestling tournament this weekend.
Competition will be held at Dublin Jerome High School, beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
“There will be some familiar faces in Delaware Hayes and Upper Arlington but we also get to see Central District schools such as Westerville South, Westerville Central, Dublin Jerome, Reynoldsburg, Pickerington Central, Olentangy Orange and Hilliard Darby,” said Andrews. “Delaware Hayes and Westerville Central will be in our sectional on Feb. 29.”

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