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State Wrestling: Underclassmen looking forward to another shot

  By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — Don’t be surprised if the area’s three state medalists that are underclassmen come back and wrestle for championships next year. That’s what Patrick Henry junior Brandon Bennett, Mohawk sophomore Cole Draper...

State Wrestling: Van Buren’s Sonnenberg falls in 170-pound title match

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — A cardinal rule in wrestling is the wrestler who gets the first takedown usually wins the match. That was the case in Saturday night’s Division III state 170-pound final between Van Buren’s Chance Sonnenberg and Rocky...

State Wrestling: Underclassmen have big plans for next season

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — Don’t be surprised if the area’s three state medalists that are underclassmen come back and wrestle for championships next year. That’s what Patrick Henry junior Brandon Bennett, Mohawk sophomore Cole Draper and...

State Wrestling: Sonnenberg falls in 170-pound final

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — A cardinal rule in wrestling is the wrestler who gets the first takedown usually wins the match. That was the case in Saturday night’s Division III state 170-pound final between Van Buren’s Chance Sonnenberg and Rocky...

OHSAA championships: Findlay seniors Staschiak, Jolliff end careers at state tournament

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — It’s great to get the chance to wrestle at Value City Arena in March. It’s tough when it all comes to an end. The season came to a close for eight area wrestlers in Friday’s second round of consolations at the OHSAA...

OHSAA championships: Five Division III grapplers will win a state medal

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — They came to Columbus in all shapes, sizes and grades. But tonight, five area Division III wrestlers will have a common bond — they will all be state medalists after winning consolation matches at Friday’s OHSAA State...

OHSAA championships: Sonnenberg will wrestle for state title today

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR COLUMBUS — Will an area wrestler be crowned state champion today for the first time in six years? Well, there’s a Chance. Van Buren senior Chance Sonnenberg will get his shot at a state title today after winning his Division III 170-pound...

Prep wrestling: Findlay’s Staschiak, Jolliff ready for state tournament

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR All season long, Findlay High School senior Jimmy Staschiak has risen to the challenge on the wrestling mat. But it was a challenge from Findlay wrestling coach Ben Kirian that ended up being the key to his success. “We were at Jeff...

College wrestling: Goebel happy for second chance

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR Sometimes you just don’t know how much you’ll miss something until it’s gone. University of Findlay sophomore Nick Goebel understands that from personal experience. Goebel, who came to Findlay after a stellar career at Elmwood that...

Area Wrestling Notebook: H-L’s Swartzmiller a two-sport state qualifier

By JAMIE BAKER SPORTS EDITOR It’s rare enough that high school athletes get a chance to compete for an OHSAA state championship in one sport. Hopewell-Loudon senior Chet Swartzmiller will end up competing for state championships in two sports when the OHSAA state wrestling...