BLANCHESTER — East Clinton finished fifth overall Saturday at the Div. III Sectional wrestling tournament at Blanchester High School.
The Astros and Wildcats both had two district qualifiers. East Clinton’s district qualifiers are Samuel Morgan at 138 and Noah Morgan at 145.
EC coach Doug Stehlin said the finish was the best-ever for the Astros’ wrestling program at the sectional tournament. East Clinton also had the most placers — seven — in school history.
Blanchester’s district qualifiers are Brent Hopkins at 120 and Clayton Schirmer at 126 pounds.
Hopkins was the runnerup despite entering the tournament as a No. 4 seed, losing in the title match 8-6 to Jesse Potts of Deer Park.
Noah Morgan came in seeded No. 2 and finished that way, falling to unbeaten Logan Lecure of Dayton Christian in the title match at 145.
Feb 19-20, 2016
@Blanchester High School
106: Josh Jones (EC) was pinned by Pietro (DC) 1:03; pinned Dubose (A) 0:31; was pinned by Sanders (BT) 1:32. Did not place.
120: Brent Hopkins (B) pinned Myers (C) 3:56; pinned Wallace (W) 3:59; was dec by Potts (DP) 8-6. Finished second.
120: Austin Brock (EC) pinned Royer (BT) 3:32; was dec by Potts (DP) 11-4; was pinned by Myers (C) 1:37; dec Royer (BT) 15-5. Finished fifth.
126: Clayton Schirmer (B) pinned Blevins (GR) 4:42; was pinned by Johnson (W) 1:13; pinned Carter (PS) 0:54; dec Hall (BT) 7-5. Finished third.
132: Hayden Tedrick (B) was pinned by Bramble (GV) 1:30; was pinned by Anderson (SCD) 0:50. Did not place.
138: Luke Thacker (B) was pinned by Riechmann (SCD) 3:03; was pinned by Petri (BT) 2:57. Did not place.
138: Samuel Morgan (EC) pinned Hansford (TVS) 1:30; was pinned by Mitchell (SE) 1:13; dec Bowser (C) 13-11; was pinned by Jones (NCH) 0:55. Finished fourth.
145: Steven Latchford (B) was pinned by Morgan (EC) 2:53; dec Blankenship (BT) 14-6; pinned Campbell (GV) 0:38; was pinned by Stentz (RB) 1:29. Did not place.
145: Noah Morgan (EC) pinned Latchford (B) 2:53; pinned Smith (MVCA) 0:57; dec Lefker (W) 6-4; was pinned by Lecure (DC) 0:46. Finished second.
152: Ramiro Torres (B) was dec by Holtke (BT) 11-6; was dec by Wright (EC) 11-4. Did not place.
152: Thomas Wright (EC) pinned Colyer (DP) 1:55; was pinned by Campbell (SCD) 1:37; dec Torres (B) 11-4; pinned Garcia (A) 0:42; was dec by Henderson (MVCA) 9-1; pinned Holtke (BT) 1:30. Finished fifth.
160: Charles Erdmann (EC) dec Snell (CCD) 14-7; was pinned by Golden (W) 1:33; pinned Hickey (DP) 4:56; was dec by Kirby (A) 10-5; pinned Snell (CCD) 2:50. Finished fifth.
160: Dalton McMullen (B) was pinned by Kirby (A) 1:58; was pinned by Snell (CCD) 4:27. Did not place.
170: Cameron Bloch (EC) was dec by Davis (W) 9-0; pinned Morrison (GR) 2:20; dec Marshall (PM) 6-5; was pinned by Love (DC) 2:05; dec Sochacki (TVS) 4-1. Finished fifth.
182: Darrel Perry (EC) was pinned by Baur (RB) 4:59; pinned Nelson (L) 0:19; was pinned by Straszeim (TVS) 3:59; was pinned by Baur (RB) 4:33. Finished sixth.
285: Justin Lucas (B) was pinned by Stears (W) 0:34; was pinned by Moore (GR) 1:21. Did not place.