SECTIONAL WRESTLING Canfield, Warriors share tourney lead
The Cardinals advanced six wrestlers into the semifinals.
CANFIELD -- Keith Molden (23-6) of West Branch High School won two 103-pound matches to reach the semifinals of the Division II sectional wrestling tournament Friday at Canfield High School.
Championships are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today.
Andy Lamancuso of the Warriors (16-8) also advanced to the semis as did teammate Seth Sharp (26-1).
The Warriors and Canfield are tied for first place in the standings with 70 points. Defending champion Southeast is third with 46.
Matt Narducci, 119; Klynt Maston, 130; Chris Pankewicz (17-7), 140; Steve Pitts (20-11), 145; Bob Brennen (32-2), 152 and Josh Conklin (19-13), 275, of Canfield are also among athletes who have advanced to the semifinals.
Division II Sectional
RAVENNA -- Mark Sarisky, 119; Adam Graban, 125; Mitch Zagorski, 130; Robbie Sullivan, 140; Joe Horton, 171; Don Nadeja, 189, and Brandon Rydarowicz, 215, all of Hubbard, won two matches at Ravenna High School Friday and were wrestling semifinal matches today.
Walsh Jesuit was in first place in the early standings with 92 points. Hubbard was fourth with 48.5 and Libert was 10th with 12.
Scott Rogers of Liberty drew a first-round bye, then won by a pin, 1 minute, 58 seconds, over Chris Duncan of Hubbard to reach the semis.
Sarisky of the Eagles had a first-round bye, then he won by a pin (1:47) over Andrew Little of Copley. Graban had a pair of byes to reach the semis.
After a first-round bye, Zagorski won by technical fall, 15-0, over Nick Allrutz of Woodridge. Sullivan had a bye, then won an 8-4 decision over Jeff Adams of Woodridge.
Horton drew a bye, then pinned Jon Kurman of Copley (1:38). Nadeja drew a bye, then won by a decision, 8-1, over Brandon Green of Ravenna. Rydarowicz drew a bye, then pinned Michael Clark (4:37) of Akron Buchtel.
Division III Sectional
WEST SALEM -- Kyle Kemble, 103 pounds; Jake Hambrick, 112; Nick Tomaino, 119; Rob Miller, 125; Nick Dierkes, 130; Lee Keck, 140; Kyle Vernon, 160 and Mike Theodore, 171, all of Jackson-Milton, won two matches Friday and were wrestling in the semifinals today at Northwestern High School.
Championships were scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
The Bluejays were on top of the early standings with 86.5 points. Waynedale was second with 76.5 and Chippewa and Tuslaw were tied for third with 67.5.
Kemble had a first-round bye, then won a major decision over Mike Steele of Manchester. Hambrick pinned Nick Wilder of Waynedale in 1 minute, 31 seconds then won a major decision 14-5 over Brandon Williams of Tuslaw.
Tomaino had a first-round bye, then won a major decision 15-6 over Steve Franks of Smithville. Miller pinned Derek Hooser of Norwayne (1:45) and Jesse Strause of Manchester (2:24).
Dierkes pinned Khalld Al-Abid of Manchester (1:36), then decisioned Josh Balogh of Northwestern, 11-4. Keck pinned Brian Henderson of Hillsdale (56 seconds) and won by technical fall 16-1 over Joe Ewing of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Vernon pinned Nate Cline of Rittman (39 seconds) and decisioned Aaron Munan of Black River, 13-6. Theodore drew a first-round bye, then pinned Brian Beeghley of Waynedale (1:11).
Division III Sectional
BROOKLYN -- Mike Keough, 160 of Brookfield, and Bobby Poweski of Warren JFK, 189, each won two matches Friday at Brookfield High to reach today's semifinals.