BELOIT - Canfield enjoyed a great first day at the Division II sectional wrestling tournament.
The Cardinals are in first place with 81.5 points, well in front of second-place West Branch (56). Canfield has nine wrestlers in today's semifinal round - Korey Frost (120), Gerogio Poullas (126), Stephen Daprile (132), C.J. Frost (138), Shawn Williams (145), Bryan Batton (152), Stan Socha (182), Jacob Esarco (220) and Curtis Burns (285).
Howland's David-Brian Whisler (152), Jordan Radich (160) and Mike Bell (220) advanced for the Tigers. Moving on for Hubbard was C.J. Latronico (113), Jarod Misciskia (132), Anthony Mierzwa (182) and Tyler Whitacre (195). The Eagles were in ninth place, and Howland was in 10th.
The tournament reconvenes at 10:30 a.m. today. The top four placers in each weight class advance to next weekend's district tournament at Alliance High School.
Six Fitch wrestlers reach semifinals
AUSTINTOWN - Six Austintown Fitch wrestlers advanced to the semifinals of the Division I sectional wrestling tournament.
The Falcons' Andrew Fairbanks (106), Zach Mackall (145), Camran Rezapourian (170), Tony Behana (195), Jake Franks (220) and Ron Shadd (285) all reached the semifinals. Moving on for Boardman was Billy Slipkovich (138), Mario Graziani (145) and Anthony Mancini (152).
Fitch is in fourth place with 54 points, while the Spartans are 10th with 34.5. The tournament continues today at 10 a.m. The top four placers in each weight class advance to next weekend's district tournament at Mentor High School.
Brookfield duo in Division III semis
BEACHWOOD - Zach Jamieson and Zach Hackett of Brookfield each advanced to the semifinals of the Division III Beachwood sectional wrestling tournament.
Jamieson moved on in the 170-pound weight class, while Hackett did so at 195. The Warriors were in ninth place with 14 points. Pymatuning Valley was fourth with 51, and Grand Valley was seventh with 27.
The tournament continues today at noon. The top four placers in each weight class advance to next weekend's district tournament at Garfield Heights High School.