Alliance Division II District
Luke Wymer at 126 pounds and Ben Knaus at 170 claimed district titles and will lead five qualifying wrestlers from St. Vincent-St. Mary to the state tournament next weekend in Columbus.
David Heath lost a 3-2 decision at 160 to one of four Canfield champions. Also advancing for the Irish were Michael McIntire (152, third) and Dom Sciarretti (285, fourth).
Canfield was second in the team results with six wrestlers advancing. Mentor Lake Catholic won the team crown and will send eight wrestlers to Columbus. St. Vincent-St. Mary was third in the team standings.
Freshman Jacob Decatur from CVCA won at 106 pounds. Decatur will be joined at the state meet by teammate Matthew Cardello (120, second). Other local district winners were Hunter Kosco (Northwest) at 120, Ian Sharp (West Branch) at 285, and Lukus Stricker (Archbishop Hoban) at 113.
Northwest and Woodridge finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the team standings, and will send three wrestlers each to the state tournament.
Mentor Division I District
Brecksville, Perry, Aurora and Lake finished atop the team standings in the Mentor Division I district. Gabriel Tagg (106), Harry Feuer (120) and Justin DeMicco (138) took individual crowns for the Bees.
Walsh Jesuit had two district champions — Matt Fields (113) and Alex Mackall (126). Other local champions were Aurora’s Jarrod Brezovec (132), Perry’s David Carr (145), Lake’s Andrew McNally (170), and Green’s Floyd Rogers (220).
Claymont Division II District
Ben Pasuik (106), Aidan Pasuik (170) and Brody Robinson (220) won district titles for Carrollton in the Claymont district. The Warriors advanced six wrestlers to the state tournament and were third in the team results. Minerva’s Alex Lucas (113) and Sammy Southers (120) each placed third to advance to Columbus.
Garfield Heights ?Division III District
Championships by Dalton Leightner (113) and Seth Hayes (120) led six Rootstown wrestlers who qualified for the Division III state tournament. The Rovers also took first in the team standings.
Waynedale’s lone champion was Reid Stanley, who won 3-2 over Rootstown’s Pat Jordan at 160. The Golden Bears were second as a team and qualified five for next weekend. Zack Larue’s 106-pound title led five Manchester wrestlers advancing. The Panthers were third as a team.
Other title winners were Brian Persinger (Triway) at 138, Garrett Hall (Chippewa) at 152, Zach Steiner (Norwayne) at 170, Will Bolanz (Waterloo) at 195, and Collin Kelly (Mogadore) at 220.
Walsh Jesuit 8,?Kent Roosevelt 4
Behind six first-period goals, second-seeded Walsh rolled to a Kent Division I district quarterfinal matchup at the Kent State University Ice Arena. Paul Backo had two goals to lead seven Warriors who scored. Jakhari Desphy in goal stopped 10-of-14 Rough Rider shots. T.J. Harrod had a hat trick for Kent Roosevelt.
Northeast Division I District
Brecksville won the Northeast district title at West Geauga High School to advance to Columbus, where it will try to win its 13th consecutive state team title next weekend.
Senior Alecia Farina, an 11-time state individual event champion, placed first in all four events Saturday and claimed the all-around crown with a score of 38.95. In addition to Farina, seven other Bees qualified for the state tournament.
The top five teams advanced, including Rocky River Magnificat, Mentor, Berea-Midpark and Brunswick. The Blue Devils were led by Jessica Froncek in the vault and Alexandria Sikora on the floor exercise.
Division II State Championship
Norton’s Emily Krosnick finished second overall in the Division II state finals at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl in Columbus. The junior rolled a 698, second only to Kenton Ridge’s Jessica Pitt’s 712.
The Panthers’ Hannah Lehner finished sixth overall with a 616. The Panthers were eliminated in the semifinals and finished fifth in the team results.
North Canton Hoover 85, Wooster 75
Eli Blackledge scored a game-high 23 points for the host Vikings in a Division I sectional final. Nathan Fox added 20 points and Matt Chufar had 18 for Hoover, which advanced to play Canton McKinley at the Memorial Civic Center Thursday night.
Canton McKinley 62,?Green 50
Second-seeded McKinley posted a Canton Division I sectional win at home. It was the third win for the Bulldogs (19-5) over Green this season.
Stow 51, Hudson 45
The Bulldogs outscored host Hudson by six in the fourth quarter, breaking a 33-33 tie, in a Division I sectional final. Nathan Bower-Malone led Stow with 15 points.
Medina 72, Walsh Jesuit 57
Jon Teske’s 19 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocked shots helped the Bees down the Warriors in a Division I sectional final.
The Bees will play Stow in a district semifinal Thursday at Copley High School.