BHS finish 5th at Miamisburg, Lakers earn 4th at Coldwater – weekend wrestling results

The Bellefontaine varsity boys wrestling team competed at the Miamisburg Invitational Saturday.

The Chiefs finished 5th out of 11 teams with 126 points and had five placers in the top four.

Team scores:

1 – Miamisburg 329

2 – Troy 292

3 – Valley View 205

4 – Madison 140

5 – Bellefontaine 126

Chieftain Placers:

175 – Parker Knox 2nd

106 – Jared Young 3rd

113 – Jeffery Smith 3rd

132 – Zane Tevis 3rd

126 – Payton Gilbert 4th

113 – Draven Drake 5th

120 – Kaden Hobart 5th

126 – Wes Morris 5th

120 – Casey Blackwell 6th

157 – Mason Cook 6th

“We wrestled better for the most part,” said head coach Aaron LaBatt. “We got a lot of mat time and some of our junior varsity guys were able to have success. There were a handful of matches where one mistake cost us the match and higher placement. There is plenty to improve on, but there is also plenty to feel good about.”

“Parker had a real solid tournament,” said LaBatt. “The only kid he lost to, Parker was winning and has the kid on his back. Unfortunately, that kid flipped Parker over and got the pin. Parker should feel good about his day, though.

“I thought Jared had a nice day and lost to two quality kids. Zane worked on his pace and attacks, and I was happy to see Casey Blackwell get his first win of the season.”

Bellefontaine wrestles again Wednesday at Indian Lake for a program dual, which will feature the youth clubs, junior high teams, girls teams, and high school teams.

The Indian Lake varsity boys competed at the Coldwater Sielski Wrestling Dual Invitational and finished 4th out of 10 teams.

The Lakers were 3-2 in duels on the day defeating Batavia, Brownsburg (IN), and Coldwater. Indian Lake fell to St. Marys and Maderia.

Leading the way for the Lakers going 4-1 on the day were Tony Cummings (132 lbs), Czar Dickson (138 lbs), Landen Wisener (144/150 lbs), Owen Pummel (190 lbs), and Dylan Valerio (heavyweight).

Caleb Shaffer (120 lbs), Brody Parsell (144/150 lbs), and Christopher Timms (215 lbs) all went 3-2.

Indian Lake is back in action Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. hosting Bellefontaine in a program dual to celebrate senior night. Wednesday will feature the youth, Middle School and High School teams.