MT wins wrestling tri-match with McClain, East Clinton


By Chris Hoppes - choppes@civitasmedia.com



Miami Trace’s Storm Duffy (facing left) wrestles East Clinton’s Brayden Esposito at 106 pounds during an SCOL dual meet, part of a tri-match at McClain High School Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Duffy won the match by pin at 4:38 in the third period.


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Miami Trace’s Wes Gandee wrestles McClain’s Connor Morarity at 120 pounds during an SCOL dual meet at McClain High School Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Gandee won this match, 13-2.


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James Munro of Miami Trace (above, top) wrestles McClain’s Phillip Waters at 160 pounds during an SCOL tri-meet Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 at McClain High School in Greenfield. Munro won this match, 9-4.


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GREENFIELD — On a very cold Thursday night, wrestling teams from Miami Trace High School and East Clinton High School convened at McClain High School for an SCOL tri-match.

This is the final-ever year for the South Central Ohio League and Miami Trace, a perennial favorite, handily won both matches.

Miami Trace defeated host McClain, 56-15 and then beat East Clinton, 63-15.

Neither McClain, nor East Clinton had a full compliment of participants in all the weight classes.

Despite the rather one-sided victories, much is expected of wrestlers at Miami Trace.

“The good news is, it’s early in the season,” Miami Trace head coach Ben Fondale said. “We have a lot of things we have to fix. Our kids didn’t bring the intensity that we were hoping for. That’s the main thing.

“Our kids need to understand that we have a target on our backs,” Fondale said. “As far as, Miami Trace is the team to beat, year-in and year-out. Our kids need to expect that target on their backs.

“Our kids just have to get more mentally focused,” Fondale said. “We’re kind of a young team. We only had one senior (Jared Fenner) wrestling tonight. Our juniors need to step up. We have about seven juniors in the starting lineup. And they need to step and show some leadership.”

Having now taken two steps in defense of their SCOL title, Miami Trace will travel to Defiance Friday for the Fricker’s Duals.

Wrestling starts at 2 p.m. Friday and continues at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Miami Trace 56, McClain 15

106 – Storm Duffy MT won by forfeit

113 – Q. Smith Mc pinned Joshua Puckett, 1st period

120 – Wes Gandee MT def. Connor Morarity MT, 13-2

126 – Dawson Immell Mc won by forfeit

132 – Coby Hughes MT pinned Matt Milnes, 1st period

138 – Bladeth Leamon MT won by forfeit

145 – Keegan Rawlins Mc def. Gavin Moore MT, 10-2

152 – Dylan Arnold MT won by forfeit

160 – James Munro MT def. Phillip Waters Mc, 9-4

170 – B.J. Anders MT def Kyler Trefz Mc, 11-6

182 – Jacob Tinkler MT def E. Taylor Mc, 6-5

195 – Jared Fenner MT won by forfeit

220 – Dalton Bartley MT pinned K. Burrell Mc, 1st period

285 – Kayleb Terhune MT won by forfeit

Miami Trace 63, East Clinton 15

106 – Storm Duffy MT pinned Brayden Esposito EC, 4:38

113 – Joshua Puckett MT won by forfeit

120 – Wes Gandee MT won by forfeit

126 – East Clinton won by forfeit

132 – Coby Hughes MT pinned A. Brock, 1:08

138 – Bladeth Leamon MT won by forfeit

145 – Gavin Moore MT won by forfeit

152 – Dylan Arnold MT won by forfeit

160 – Cune EC def. James Munro MT, 10-9

170 – B.J. Anders MT def. Noah Morgan EC, 3-0

182 – D.J. Perry EC, pinned Jacob Tinkler MT, 1st period

195 – Jared Fenner MT won by pin, 1st period

220 – Dalton Bartley MT pinned Christian Stone EC, 4:23

285 – Kayleb Terhune MT won by forfeit

Miami Trace’s Storm Duffy (facing left) wrestles East Clinton’s Brayden Esposito at 106 pounds during an SCOL dual meet, part of a tri-match at McClain High School Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Duffy won the match by pin at 4:38 in the third period.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/12/web1_Storm-Duffy-MT-vs-Brayden-Esposito-EC-12-15-16-.jpgMiami Trace’s Storm Duffy (facing left) wrestles East Clinton’s Brayden Esposito at 106 pounds during an SCOL dual meet, part of a tri-match at McClain High School Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Duffy won the match by pin at 4:38 in the third period. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

Miami Trace’s Wes Gandee wrestles McClain’s Connor Morarity at 120 pounds during an SCOL dual meet at McClain High School Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Gandee won this match, 13-2.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/12/web1_Wes-Gandee-MT-v-Connor-Moriarty-McClain-12-15-16.jpgMiami Trace’s Wes Gandee wrestles McClain’s Connor Morarity at 120 pounds during an SCOL dual meet at McClain High School Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Gandee won this match, 13-2. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

James Munro of Miami Trace (above, top) wrestles McClain’s Phillip Waters at 160 pounds during an SCOL tri-meet Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 at McClain High School in Greenfield. Munro won this match, 9-4.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/12/web1_James-Munro-MT-vs-Phillip-Waters-Mc-12-15-16.jpgJames Munro of Miami Trace (above, top) wrestles McClain’s Phillip Waters at 160 pounds during an SCOL tri-meet Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 at McClain High School in Greenfield. Munro won this match, 9-4. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

By Chris Hoppes

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