Prep Wrestling: Carey rolls into regional tourney semifinals

CAREY — Carey dominated the middleweights Wednesday night as the Blue Devils advance to the Division III Region 24 semifinals in the OHSAA state team tournament by pinning a 53-27 loss on Van Buren.
Van Buren got pins from Austin Corey (113) and Noah Schumacher (126) for an early 12-6 lead after three weight classes before the host Blue Devils reeled six straight wins to clinch a spot in next week’s Region 24 semifinals against top-seeded Lima Bath.
Dylan Pratt (138), Zach Brodman (145), Seth Rehus (160), Adric Stombaugh (170) and Zack Sauber (182) recorded pins to lead Carey while Cody Ferguson (152) added a win by technical fall.
Next week will be a busy one for the Blue Devils.
They have a triangular match against Buckeye Central and Seneca East Tuesday, the regional duals on Wednesday and the Midland Athletic League tournament at Hopewell-Loudon on Saturday.
“Win them all, that’s the ultimate goal but we know we’ll be facing a tough Lima Bath team,” Carey coach Ryan Pratt said. “When we do our cheer at the end of practice, it’s MAL. It’s the last year of the league and it’s definitely our main goal.”
The Black Knights advanced with a 39-21 win over Ada in their opening match.
Five wrestlers posted 2-0 records for Van Buren.
Corey, Schumacher, Chance Sonnenberg (170/182), Payten Whitticar (195) and Isaac Sexton (285) were all unbeaten for the Black Knights.
Sonnenberg used a first-period takedown to edge Ada’s Austin Windle at 170 pounds in the big match of the night. Sonnenberg, a returning state placer, improved his record to 20-2 while Windle fell to 20-4.
Sexton is also 20-2 for the Black Knights.

VAN BUREN 39, ADA 21
106 — Double forfeit.
113 — Corey (VB) won by forfeit.
120 — Double forfeit.
126 — Schumacher (VB) pinned Dunn, 4:11.
132 — Double forfeit.
138 — Rockhill (A) pinned Nieset, 1:44.
145 — Higgins (A) dec. Schroer, 9-3.
152 — Adomanis (VB) won by forfeit.
160 — Hannah (A) pinned Devore, :41.
170 — Sonnenberg (VB) dec. Windle, 3-2.
182 — Beach (A) pinned Bowers, :47.
195 — Whitticar (VB) pinned Woodland, 4:58.
220 — Miranda (VB) pinned Pitney, 1:30.
285 — Sexton (VB) pinned Dotson, 3:09.

CAREY 53, VAN BUREN 27
106 — J. Pratt (C) won by forfeit.
113 — Corey (VB) pinned Schlack, 5:23.
120 — Sammet (C) won by forfeit.
126 — Schumacher (VB) pinned Bre. Mullholand, 2:34.
132 — Dyer (C) won by forfeit.
138 — D. Pratt (C) pinned Nieset, :59.
145 — Brodman (C) pinned Schroer, 3:12.
152 — Ferguson (C) tech. fall Adomanis, 16-0.
160 — Rehus (C) pinned Devore, :59.
170 — Stombaugh (C) pinned Bowers, 1:47.
182 — Sonnenberg (VB) pinned Bra. Mullholand, 3:44.
195 — Whitticar (VB) dec. Racheter, 2-1.
220 — Sauber (C) pinned Miranda, 3:36.
285 — Sexton (VB) pinned O’Flaherty, 2:29.

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