Friday, September 22, 2023

Three CVC wrestlers earn All-Ohio honors

HILLIARD—Three Chagrin Valley Conference earned All-Ohio honors following the first day of the 2022 Ohio Wrestling Coaches’ Association girls’ wrestling championships at Davidson High School on Saturday.

Harvey’s Melany Herrera and Lutheran West’s Catie Kerr and Paris Willis will wrestle on Sunday to determine their placement among the top eight in their respective weight classes.

Herrera opened her tournament run with a setback to top-ranked Makennah Craft of Jackson High School at 100 pounds.

She then recorded a major decision and a pin to lock in her all-state honors. She’ll wrestle Minerva’s Bridget Hilliard in the consolation quarterfinals. She needs three more wins to place third.

Kerr recorded a 59-second pin in the first round at 120 pounds then dropped into the consolation bracket with a loss to Marysville’s Cali Lang. A 9-1 major decision locked up Kerr’s spot as an All-Ohioan. She’ll wrestle Bellbrook’s Jada Weiss in the consolation quarterfinals.

Willis opened the tournament with a 10-1 major decision at 170 pounds and then lost to Logan Hocking’s Aleana Brown, 8-5, to drop into the consolation bracket. She recorded a pin in the blood round and will wrestle Harrison’s Molly Hudler in the consolation quarterfinals.

Lutheran West’s Nat Rodriguez went 1-2 at 140 pounds and Jaeyla Reyes also was 1-2 at 145. Brooklyn’s Sofia Collins was 1-2 at 110.

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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