Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Longhorns place fifth at state duals

Lutheran West’s girls’ wrestling team placed fifth at the inaugural state duals tournament at Maryville High School in Columbus on Sunday.

The Longhorns opened the tournament with a 48-12 loss to Harrison, who placed third as a team.

Lutheran West then blanked Miami East in the consolation bracket, 54-0, and closed out the day with a 36-30 win over Minerva in the fifth-place match.

Paris Willis went 3-0 at 170 pounds while Nat Rodriguez was 2-0 with a pin at 140 and Alondra Melendez (110) and Brianna Marich (130) both were 1-0.

Alexia Martir finished the day 2-1 at 105 pounds and Catie Kerr (120), Lo Zielinski (135), and Jaeyla Reyes (145) all finished 2-1. Kerr recorded one pin on the day. Larissa Krantz closed out the tournament with a 1-2 record at 115 pounds.

Harrison 48, Lutheran West 12

100: double forfeit; 105: Mia Hotchkiss (H) pinned Alexia Martir, 1:37; 110: double forfeit; 115: Chloe Dearwester (H) pinned Larissa Krantz, 0:40; 120: Raegan Briggs (H) pinned Catie Kerr, 1:20; 125: double forfeit; 130: double forfeit; 135: Lilly Kinsel (H) pinned Lo Zielinski, 1:27; 140: Nat Rodriguez (LW) pinned Aaliyah Lee, 3:04; 145: Rylee Miller (H) pinned Jaeyla Reyes, 1:12; 155: Molly Hudler (H) by forfeit; 170: Paris Willis (LW) by forfeit; 190: Makayla Peterson (H) by forfeit; 235: Rylee Kirkwood (H) by forfeit.

Lutheran West 54, Miami East 0

100: double forfeit; 105: Alexia Martir (LW) by forfeit; 110: Alondra Melendez (LW) by forfeit; 115: Larissa Krantz (LW) by forfeit; 120: Catie Kerr (LW) by forfeit; 125: double forfeit; 130: Brianna Marich (LW) by forfeit; 135: Lo Zielinski (LW) by forfeit; 140: Nat Rodriguez (LW) by forfeit; 145: Jaeyla Reyes (LW) by forfeit; 155: double forfeit; 170: Paris Willis (LW) by forfeit; 190: double forfeit; 235: double forfeit.

Lutheran West 36, Minerva 30

100: Bridget Hillard (M) by forfeit; 105: Alexia Martir (LW) by forfeit; 110; 110: Paige Lucas (M) by forfeit; 115: Mya Phillips (M) pinned Larissa Krantz, 0:27; 120: Catie Kerr (LW) pinned Sarah Sphon, 2:31; 125: Jada Shafer (M) by forfeit; 130: double forfeit; 135: Lo Zielinski (LW) by forfeit; 140: Nat Rodriguez (LW) by forfeit; 145: Jaeyla Reyes (LW) by forfeit; 155: double forfeit; 170: Paris Willis (LW) by forfeit; 190: double forfeit; 235: Alaina Jackson (M) by forfeit.

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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