ALBANY, Ohio — Both Meigs and River Valley had multiple wrestlers qualify for district competition Saturday following the 2013 Division III Southeast Sectional Wrestling Tournament held at Alexander High School.
The Marauders had three grapplers make it out of sectionals while earning an eighth-place finish with 69 points, while the Raiders had two wrestlers make it districts while placing ninth out of 15 teams with 68 points. RVHS, however, did have the only sectional champion between the two programs.
Junior Trae Cornell captured his second consecutive sectional title for the Raiders after winning the 145-pound division with a pinfall win over Colton Park of Westfall. Cornell was the 152-pound champion a year ago.
RVHS freshman Jacob Kemper will be making his first district appearance as well after placing second in the 113-pound weight class.
The Marauders’ top effort came from Daylen Neece, who finished as the 220-pound runner-up. Brandon Thompson was third in the 132-pound weight class, while Daniel Hysell was fourth in the 195-pound division. All three MHS grapplers will be making their first appearance at the district level.
Meigs had three wrestlers just miss out on district qualifying. Drake Markins was fifth overall in the 120-pound weight class, while Robert Hoffman (113) and Brad Harless (285) each finished sixth.
Paul Reynolds was fifth overall for the Raiders in the 138-pound category, while Tyler Ward placed sixth in the 170 division.
Belpre won the D-3 team title with 201.5 points, followed by Paint Valley (130), Southeastern (128.5) and Zane Trace (127.5) in the top four.
The 2013 Division III Southeast-East-Central District Tournament will be held at Philo High School this coming Friday and Saturday.
Complete resultsof the 2013 Division III Southeast Sectional Wrestling Tournament at Alexander High School are available on the web at baumspage.com