ALBANY, Ohio — Wahama and Meigs came away with respective finishes of sixth and eighth, while Athens captured its sixth consecutive Tri-Valley Conference team title Saturday at the 2014 Tri-Valley Conference wrestling championships held at Alexander High School in Athens County.
The Bulldogs defeated the 10-team field by 60 points, as Athens finished the day with a winning tally of 226 points. Belpre — the highest-scoring team from the Hocking Division — was the overall runner-up with 166 points. Vinton County (149), Waterford (63) and Alexander (49) rounded out the top-five spots.
The White Falcons — who finished third overall by TVC Hocking standards — scored 48.5 points to just get past Nelsonville-York (46) for sixth place. The Marauders were eighth overall with 35.5 points, while Trimble (22.5) and Wellston (22) rounded out the final two positions in the field.
Wahama’s Kane Roush was the lone area grappler to win a TVC championship in his weight class, as the senior claimed a pinfall victory over Zach Stulley of Vinton County in the final round of the 170-pound division. The match lasted just 21 seconds and was the second individual league title for Roush, a three-time state podium finisher.
WHS senior Randale Robie placed second in the 132 weight class after dropping an 8-4 decision to Emmett Covington of Athens. Teammate Jacob Bennett was also third in the 126 division after scoring a pinfall win over Dalton Ball of Waterford.
Meigs had a pair of runner-up efforts for its only two spots in the top-four finishers. Brandon Thompson was pinned by Hunter St. Peter of Athens in the 145 title match, while Daylen Neece suffered a pinfall loss to Hayden Lowe of Belpre in the 220 championship round.
Athens won eight of the 14 individual crowns, followed by Belpre with three. Wahama, Wellston and Nelsonville-York also came away with an individual champion apiece.
Complete details of the 2014 TVC wrestling championships are available on the web at baumspage.com