Purk 4th at Maumee Bay Classic


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Staff report

MAUMEE — Sidney and Versailles both competed in the Maumee Bay Wrestling Classic over the weekend, with Versailles 11th out of 30 teams with an even 100 points, and the Yellow Jackets placing 22nd with 65 points.

Sidney had two wrestlers place in the top eight, led by Javon Purk at 195 pounds. He was fourth, losing in the match for third and fourth to Kyle Gigandet of Versailles, 9-3. Purk is now 23-6 and Gigandet 27-5.

Jac Beatty of Sidney was seventh at 285, winning in the match for seventh/eighth with a 7-3 decision that put his record on the year at 20-6.

Corey Dieringer of Versailles placed sixth at 160.

Final team standings — 12. Delta 28.5, 2. Wauseaon 185.5, 3. Oregon Clay 185, 4. Mechanicsburg 177, 5. Central Crossing 170.5, 6. Oak Harbor 134.5, 7. Medina 120.5, 8. Solon 115, 9. Lima Bath 113, 10. Fremont Ross, 11. Versailles 100, 12. Anthony Wayne 94, 13. Mount Vernon, Sandusky 93.5 (tie), 15. Lorain 91, 16. Springfield 88, 17. Indian Lake 87, 18. Massillon Washington 86, 19. Perry 83, 20. Findlay 74, 21. Defiance 68, 22. Sidney, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy 65 (tie), 24. Archbold 60, 25. Northridge 57, 26. Grove City 56.5, 27. Amherst Steele 55.5, 28. Avon Lake 42, 29. Toledo Whitmer 38.5, 30. Maumee 37.

Lehman

CINCINNATI _ Lehman also wrestled in a huge tournament, competing in the 55th annual Catholic Invitational at Cincinnati Elder High School Saturday and Sunday.

There were 29 teams in the tournament, and Lehman finished with 22 points.

Junior Wyatt Long won two matches at 182 pounds and lost his third match by a 2-0 score.

Brandon Simmons at 145 also won two matches, and Jake Earhart at 170 pounds won one match.

Lehman will return to action this week at Dayton Northridge tonight and at the State Team Duals in Marion next Wednesday.

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