Earning All-State honors by finishing in the top
six of their respective weight classes last Saturday in the W.Va. State
Wrestling Tournament were twins Casey and Cole Ritchie.
The Calhoun team, represented by seven wrestlers,
scored 53 points and placed 14th of the 45 teams participating in the
66th annual event.
Casey Ritchie, the lone freshman in the AA-A field
of 28 matmen who qualified for Saturday night’s championships, lost 6-5
in the finals of the 126 lb. class.
The loss was the third to Dalton George (33-0) of
Williamstown, and represented the only blemishes on Casey’s 50-3 record.
He also led the Red Devils
with 301 points this year and was second in pins with 26.
It is only the second time in school history that a
wrestler has reached that level of victories.
Cole Ritchie, one of six freshmen in the
consolation finals, lost 7-0 in the 132 lb. class. He finished his
initial season with a record of 47-15 and was second in scoring with 265
Also competing for Calhoun were seniors Andrew
Satterfield (285), Levi Gordon (132), and Austin Satterfield (160).
Andrew Satterfield was 2-2, with two pins and seven
points. On the season, he was 46-12, with 24 pins and 240 points.
Gordon was 2-2, with two pins and six points. His
season record was 47-17. He led the team with 29 pins and also scored
Austin Satterfield was 0-2, with a record of 25-28
on the season.
Other Red Devils in the line up for CCHS in the
state tournament were junior
Over-bay (1-2, 1 pin, 3
points), who ended the season with a record of 37-23, and sophomore
Chris Goad (1-2, 3 pts.), who was 45-16, with 234.5 points scored.
Greenbrier West 131.5, Independence 119.5, East Fairmont 106.5, North Marion
91, Clay 89, Wirt 87.5, Fairmont Sr. 85.5, Keyser
79, Williamstown 74, Wahama 67,
Raleigh 65, Oak Glen 61, Grafton 55.5,
Calhoun 53, Berkeley Springs
50, Braxton 49, Herbert Hoover 44.5, Roane 43.5, Bluefield 39, plus 25 more teams.