Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Lions win four at Maple Heights duals

Orange wrestling team went 4-1 and finished in second place at the Maple Heights dual tournament on Saturday.

The Lions defeated Warrensville Heights, 47-24, Maple Heights B, 27-24, John Adams, 27-24, and Akron Buchtel, 30-7, before falling to the host Mustangs in the championship match, 63-15.

Yury Pozdneev finished the day 5-0 overall with four pins and Nick Linetsky, Qyce Dweik and Tanner Coker all were 4-1. Linetsky and Coker both pinned three of their opponents and Dweik avenged an earlier season loss to his Maple Heights opponent.

Coker’s third-period pin lifted the Lions to the win over John Adams.

Jason Abounder twice bumped up a weight class and still finished the day 3-2.

“Nick Linetsky is really getting better. I think he deserves a mention,” Orange coach Albert DiGiovanni said. “Overall, it was a great day for the team.”

Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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