Coach Mike Stump’s CCHS team will compete in the
51st annual Little Kanawha Conference Wrestling Tournament on Saturday
at Ritchie County High School.
The Red Devils have been state title contenders
several times since the program was expanded in 1980-81. That includes
25 top 10 finishes in the state tournament, with 12 top four finishes
and four runner up trophies.
Showing how tough the competition was in the LKC,
Calhoun did not win a conference title until 2002. Over a nine-year
period, the team won eight championships, the last coming in 2010.
Before that streak, the Red Devils were runner up
in the conference eight times.
County has claimed 14
titles since the LKC began having conference championships, while
Spencer and Williams-town are tied with CCHS at eight each.
That gives those four teams 38 of the previous 50
titles of the 21
Thirteen teams are scheduled to be at Ellenboro on
Saturday. In addition to Calhoun and host Ritchie, there will be
Braxton, Clay, Doddridge, Ravenswood, Roane, St. Marys, South Harrison,
Tyler Consolidated, Webster, Williamstown and Wirt.
Those teams have over 35 wrestlers among the top 10
in the state in the Jan. 29
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A preview of the LKC’s 14 weight classes and
Calhoun’s entries are as follows:
106 lbs. - Allen Metheney (39-4, freshman) is
ranked second. Also in the class are Jack Cummings (third, Clay), Jacob
Spencer (fourth, Roane) and Cody Marks (seventh, Wirt).
113 - Devan McKown (28-16,
sophomore) is ranked eighth. The only other ranked wrestler is
Cam Moore (first, Roane).
120 - Houstin McCune (38-4, sophomore) is ranked
first. Others are Jacob Monn (fifth, Ritchie) and Riley White (sixth,
126 - Chris
Goad (8-2, junior) has been out most the season and is not ranked.
Ranked in this class are Dalton Smith (sixth, Williamstown) and Dylan
Clarkson (seventh, Roane).
132 - Johnny Taylor (33-9, sophomore) is ranked
seventh. The only other ranked wrestler is Dalton George (first,
138 - Casey Ritchie (24-5, sophomore) is ranked
third. Also ranked are Cody Ferguson (sixth, Wirt) and Robert Pritt
145 - Cole Ritchie (40-5, sophomore) is ranked
third. Austin Raines of Williamstown is ranked eighth.
Overbay (20-17, senior) is
ranked 10th. Logan Lindsey of Williamstown is ranked ninth.
160 - Seth Moore (29-10, freshman) is ranked
eighth. Others ranked are Levi Jarvis (fourth, Braxton), Luke Scott
(sixth, Roane) and Matt Toney (ninth, Wirt).
170 - Cole Boatright (33-12, junior) is ranked
sixth. Also ranked are Mike Houser (ninth, St.
Marys) and Tyler Hammack (tenth, Roane).
182 - Chris Lacy (28-18, sophomore) is unranked.
The only one ranked is Walker Siers (tenth, Wirt).
195 - No one for Calhoun. Ranked are David Hastings
(first, Williamstown), Brandon White (fourth, Clay), Jeremy Pratt
(sixth, St. Marys) and Scott Gibson (seventh, Roane).
220 - No one for Calhoun. Ranked are Dylan Pickrell
(fifth, Wirt), Josh Hart (ninth, Ritchie) and Wyatt Dawson (tenth,
285 - No one for Calhoun. Ranked are Caije Nichols
(second, Roane), Tyler Davis (third, St. Marys) and Seth Smith (eighth,
Wrestling is scheduled to get underway at
Following are individual records, pins,
and points earned by members of the CCHS wrestling team:
Rec. Pins Pts.
28-16 14 167
29-10 16 178
33-12 21 199
28-18 11 132
Others (96 forfeits)
5-111 0 31
339-238 178 1956
Dual Record -- 24-12
Tournament Record -- 30-4
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