NEW MANCHESTER - The Oak Glen wrestling team celebrated senior night Wednesday with a 54-18 victory over rival East Liverpool at the Oak Glen Fieldhouse.
Senior grapplers Josh Cornell, Avery Flowers, Shane Logston and Devin Orourke were honored before the match by their parents, student body and fans.
In a gesture of support the Potters adorned their headgear with stickers honoring the three Oak Glen students taken in a tragic accident recently.
"Our student body has had T-shirts made to show their support for Oak Glen, but we wanted to do something on our own, show them we care and that we support them through this tough time," Potter coach Chad Hager said.
The weather has wrecked havoc on the high school schedules and both teams were thankful just to get on the mats.
"We haven't wrestled since the OVACs and it showed," said Hager. "It's been a long break, we could have wrestled better and our conditioning could have better."
Oak Glen's Will Hogan got the Bears a win by forfeit at the 160 pound class to start the match. Devon Chadwick pinned Jimmy Lisk at 182 giving the Bears a 12-0 edge they built on through the match. Liverpool's OVAC champs Alex Potts and John Miscuk continued the winning ways with victories. Potts handled the Bears Ryan Debee 13-6 while Miscuk pinned Oak Glen's Dakota Price at the 1:35 mark.
Oak Glen's head coach Pat McGillian also seemed relieved to finally be back on the mats.
"We were a little sloppy, but we were physical and that's good, but no doubt, the long down time showed."
Oak Glen 54, East Liverpool 18
160: Will Hogan (OG) win by forfeit
170: Devan Chadwick (OG) pin Jimmy Lisk (EL), 4:20
182: Noah Flowers (OG) pin Austin Mayfield (EL), 4:40
220: Issac Roshac (OG) pin John Exline (EL), 1:46
285: Noah Mills (OG) pin Austin Dozier (EL), 1:07
106: Alex Potts (EL) dec. Ryan Debee (OG). 13-6
113: Danny Wkye (OG) pin Dakota Ice (EL), 1:08
120: Robert Bozek (OG) maj. dec. Tim Sarge (EL), 15-0
126: Josh Cornel (OG) dec. Cody Oiler (EL). 8-6
132: Avery Flowers (OG) dec. Kris Bailey (EL), 9-1
138: Nick Tice (OG) win by forfeit
145: Deshawn Golding (EL) dec. Patrick Arneaut (OG), 9-3
152: Alex Shuman (OG) pin Nate Ketchum (EL)4:00
Creek grapplers top Brooke
WELLSBURG - In a make-up match from Jan. 7, the Indian Creek wrestling team topped Brooke, 34-27, on Wednesday.
Dustin McAfee (120 pounds) and Seth Williams (160) each earned pins for the Redskins, who improve to 6-4 in dual meets. Daniel Hague (113), Tyler Gaydosh (126), Miles Mazik (132), Bryce Throckman (138) and Nathan Thomas (152) also picked up wins for Indian Creek. Hague's victory came on a 16-5 major decision over Michael Reiordan.
Chris Beaman (145) and Preston Wise (285) eanred pins for the Bruins. Garrett Finsley (170), Casey Munger (195) and Vincent Pederson (220) earned wins by decision for Brooke.
At 106 pounds, the Redskins' Austin Vanderborne won by forfeit. Brooke's Matthew doll won by forfeit at 182 pounds.
Indian Creek 34, Brooke 27
285- Preston Wise (B) pin Brandon Neville :35
106- Austin Vanderborne (IC) winner by forfeit
113- Daniel Hague (IC) maj. dec. Michael Reiordan 16-5
120- Dustin McAfee (IC) pin Michael Max 2:59
126- Tyler Gaydosh (IC) dec. Maury Gamble 8-5
132- Miles Mazik (IC) dec. Joey Eaton 7-4
138- Bryce Throckmorton (IC) dec. Josh Chandler 13-11 OT
145- Chris Beaman (B) pin Tyler McAfee 3:48
152- Nathan Thomas (IC) dec. William Law 9-8
160- Seth Williams (IC) pin Chris Zonker 5:21
170- Garrett Finsley (B) dec. Tony McLaughlin 3-1
182- Matt Doll (B) winner by forfeit
195- Casey Munger (B) dec. Sam Robinson 8-4
220- Vincent Pederson (B) dec. Donnie Merritt 5-4