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Calhoun Wins Fourth Title:
Competes In LKC, Saturday
by Newton Nichols
     

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The CHS wrestling team win its fourth straight tournament last Saturday at Williamstown. The team is now 76-4 in six events.

Red Devil wrestlers combined for 183.5 points to out-distance George Washington (152), University (148.5) and host Williamstown (143), along with six other teams.

Calhoun was in fourth place after the championship semifinal round, but won six of nine matches in the consolation semi’s to pull in front.

The team pulled away with four of six wins in the consolation finals and all four of its championship final matches.

Winning those four individual titles were Cody Clark (130 lbs.), Sean Gungle (135), Ben Laughlin (145) and Aaron Yoak (160).

Placing third were Nick Stevens (112), Zach Hanshaw (119), Caden Arnold (171) and Tim Sutro (189).

Laughlin remained undefeated (22-0). Clark leads the team in wins (25) and points scored (178). He is tied with Sutro in pins with 17.

 

LKC at Williamstown

Calhoun will return to Williamstown on Saturday for the 46th annual Little Kanawha Conference championship wrestling tournament.

At Tuesday’s seeding meeting, LKC wrestling coaches may have installed the Red Devils as slight favorites to win their seventh title in the last eight years.

CHS has four top-seeded wrestlers and 13 in the top four of their respective weight classes. Calhoun’s top seeds are Cody Clark, Ben Laughlin, Aaron Yoak and Caden Arnold.

Host Williamstown has three top seeds and nine in the top three positions. Roane also as three top seeds and seven in the top four.

Joining those three teams are Braxton, Clay, Ravenswood, Ritchie, St. Marys, South Harrison, Tyler Consolidated, and Wirt.

Seeded wrestlers in the top four are as follows:

                     1st  2   3  4 Tot

Calhoun        4   2   5   2  13

Williamstown 3   4   2   0    9

Braxton         2   0   3   4    9

Roane           3   2   1   1    7

Wirt              0   3   1   2    6

Clay              0   2   0   2    4

Tyler Con.    1   1   1   0    3

St. Marys      1   0   1   1    3

South Harrison 0   0   0   1    1

Ravenswood 0   0   0   1    1

Ritchie          0   0   0   0    0

Wirt leads with 13 LKC titles, followed by Williamstown with seven and Calhoun with six.

Wrestling gets underway at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Williamstown High School.

 

Team scores at
Bob Zide, Williamstown:

Calhoun County 183.5, George Washington 152, University  148.5, Williamstown 143, Wirt County 102, Cameron  87.5, Robert C. Byrd 82.5, Magnolia  53, Capital  42, Ravenswood  7.

 


CHS individual results
at Williamstown:

103 lbs. - Jean Blair, 2-2 record, 2 pins, 7 pts.

112 - Nick Stevens, 3-1, 2 pins, 15 pts., 3rd place

119 - Zach Hanshaw, 3-1, 11 pts., 3rd place

125 - Austin Moore, 2-2, 2 pins, 13 pts., 4th place

130 - Cody Clark, 3-0, 2 pins, 24 pts., Champion

135 - Sean Gungle, 3-0, 3 pins, 24 pts., Champion

140 - Harley Hamrick, 0-2

145 - Ben Laughlin, 2-0, 18 pts., Champion

152 - Jeremy Conley, 2-2, 1 pin, 11 pts., 4th place

160 - Aaron Yoak, 2-0, 1 pin, 21.5 pts., Champion

171 - Caden Arnold, 3-1, 3 pins, 18 pts., 3rd place

189 - Tim Sutro, 3-1, 3 pins, 18 pts., 3rd place

215 - Jacob Haught, 1-2, 1 pin, 3 pts.

285 - Christian Cottrell, 0-2

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152 - Dillon Mefford, 1-2, 1 pin, 3 pts.

 

Calhoun High School
’08-’09 Wrestling Statistics

Following are individual records, pins, and points earned by members of the CCHS wrestling team:

Wt.   Wrestler               Rec.   Pins   Pts. 

103-Jean Blair                 14-16   8    64.5

112-Nick Stevens             23-7   14  139.5

119-Zach Hanshaw           20-14 11    97   

125-Austin Moore            19-11 11    91   

130-Cody Clark               25-4   17  178   

135-Sean Gungle             19-7   14  130   

135-Seth Wease                4-4     1    10   

140-Harley Hamrick          18-13 10    80.5

145-Ben Laughlin            22-0     6  147   

152-Jeremy Conley          21-7   15  139   

152-Dillon Mefford         11-8     4    45   

160-Aaron Yoak              24-5   11  149   

171-Caden Arnold            21-6   15  133.5

189-Tim Sutro                20-9   17  127   

215-Jacob Haught            14-14   9    68   

285-Christian Cottrell      10-15   9    51   

Others (inc. forfeits)          0-4     0     -1   

             Total                285-144  172  1649

Dual Record -- 3-0

Tournament Record -- 76-4

 

CALHOUN HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING SCHEDULE
2008-09

February

  7  LKC Tournament at Williamstown

12  Herbert Hoover dual, 6 p.m.

20-21  Regionals at Pt. Pleasant

26-28  State Tournament at Huntington

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