Madonna crowned challenge champs
ELLENBORO — The Madonna wrestling team claimed the Class A Challenge championship in Ritchie County on Saturday with 199.5 points in the team standings. Greenbrier West came in second with 184.5 points and Wirt County was third with 135 points.
“We were behind the first few rounds on Friday and we were motivated coming into Saturday’s action,” said Madonna head coach Ray Pernell. “I thought our kids wrestled tough. It took them all to win.”
The Blue Dons had two individual champions, four second place finishers, two third place finishers and two fourth place finishers.
Individual champions were Alec Cook at 132 pounds and Vince Pulice at 138 pounds. Cook is now 43-4 on the year after earning a 9-3 decision over Calhoun County’s Allen Metheny in the title bout. Pulice is now 32-13 on the year after earning a 6-3 decision over South Harrison’s Zach Hogsed in the title bout.
Second place finishers for Madonna were Phil Good (152), Zak Tokash (182), Donavan Kirby (195) and Ryan Ekey (220).
This tournament gave the Blue Dons another taste of solid competition after placing second at the OVAC Duals on Thursday.
“The OVAC Duals helped us because we wrestled some tough kids from Bridgeport and Shadyside in some tough situations,” Pernell said. “That was an exciting match on Thursday and it took some out of our guys. But I thought, today, they were refreshed and ready to go. They bounced back and I’m very proud of them all.”
Madonna will now head to Fairmont for the regional tournament, beginning on Friday.
“Our region is probably the toughest in the state, especially now that they have added four other schools,” Pernell said. “If we can get some kids out of there, we can definitely compete at the state level. We’ll have to work on some things between now and then and get some guys healthy.”
Oak Glen wins two
WELLSBURG — The Oak Glen wrestling team picked up two victories on Saturday in a quad match at Brooke High School.
The Golden Bears beat Moon, 51-21, and Brooke, 57-21. Parkersburg earned a win over Oak Glen, 42-32.
For the Golden Bears, Stevie Cool picked up three victories on the mat at 170 pounds. Earning two wins were Ty Logston (106), Shawn Moore (113), Peyton Hall (120) and Wyatt Strum (160).
Oak Glen 51, Moon 21
106: Frankie Bonura dec. Ty Logston, 11-9
113: Shawn Moore pin Mitchell McCoy, 1:31
120: Peyton Hall (forfeit)
126: Trey Wright (forfeit)
132: Colin Stanley (forfeit)
138: Nicholas Acuna dec. Robert Bozek, 7-3
145: Jonathan Creese pin Michael Bates, 4:27
152: Jaden Glenn (forfeit)
160: Wyatt Strum dec. Jamal Littlejohn, 7-2
170: Stevie Cool fall Wayne Sanders, 2:45
182: Austin McConaghy(forfeit)
195: Christian Tanner dec. Gary Garrison, 11-8
220: Alex Sampson (forfeit)
285: Tony Minnis pin Dominic Bolden, 2:39
Parkersburg 42, Oak Glen 23
106: Ty Logston dec. Garrett Danahue, 14-2
113: Shawn Moore (forfeit)
120: Peyton Hall dec. John Best, 8-2
126: Trey Wright fall Braxton Byrd, 1:42
132: Bo Moler fall Colin Stanley, 3:54
138: Jared Donahue dec. Robert Bozek, 8-4
145: Stephen Carder fall Jonathan Creese, 2:13
152: Matt Fox fall Jaden Glenn, 3:43
160: Logan Nay fall Wyatt Strum, 1:01
170: Stevie Cool dec. Jalen King, 6-2
182: Tyler Molen (forfeit)
195: CJ Wade dec. Gary Garrison, 7-5
220: Double Forfeit
285: Donavan McCune fall Tony Minnis, 2:24
Oak Glen vs. Brooke
106: Ty Logston fall Dylan Reiordan, 3:45
113: Shawn Moore fall Cameron Lancaster, 3:10
120: Peyton Hall pin Ryan Lancaster, 0:38
126: Trey Wright (Forfeit)
132: Max Cailletti fall Colin Stanley, 1:59
138: Robert Bozek fall Jesse Law, 0:32
145: Jonathan Creese (Forfeit)
152: Dalton Yost dec. Jaden Glenn, 9-7
160: Wyatt Strum fall Gage Barnhart, 1:18
170: Stevie Cool dec. Colten Zomback, 10-5
182: Garret Finsley (forfeit)
195: Gary Garrison (forfeit
220: Alex Edgell (forfeit)
285: Tony Minnis (forfeit)
ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Frontier topped Valley, 51-46, in Class A to open the day at OUE for the annual Wheeling Hospital OVAC Girls Basketball Championships Saturday.
After Wheeling Central beat Steubenville Catholic Central in 2A, Buckeye Trail rallied for a 45-42 victory over Linsly for the Class 3A championship.
Union Local followed for its second Class 4A title in a row, this time knocking off Buckeye 8 rival St. Clairsville, 50-36.
Wheeling Park closed the day with a 68-54 victory over Parkersburg South for the 5A crown.