Eastern competes at N-Y tri-match

By Paul Boggs - pboggs@civitasmedia.com

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — The Eastern High School wrestling team competed in a triangular tilt on Wednesday, wrestling at Nelsonville-York — with Belpre being the third club participating.

The second-year program Eagles, which fielded five wrestlers Wednesday evening, tied Belpre 18-18 — but were shut out by host Nelsonville-York 60-0.

In the other dual, the Buckeyes — the defending Tri-Valley Conference champions —defeated Belpre 48-3.

All three squads are members of the TVC.

Against Belpre, Eastern amassed three six-point wins — including its only pinfall as Gavin Mullen pinned Anthony Murphy in the 195-pound weight class.

Eastern’s Eion Marcinko at 106 pounds and Sam Jones at 220 pounds won their bouts by forfeit.

Belpre gained a pair of pins and a forfeit, as Hunter Gilbert pinned Dillon Aeiker at 132 — while Dakota Ross did the same to Nathan Litchfield at heavyweight.

The Golden Eagles’ forfeit win was by David Wheeler at 182.

There were eight double forfeits: at 113, 120, 126, 138, 145, 152, 160 and 170.

Against Nelsonville-York, the Eagles suffered pinfall losses at 106, 132, 195 and 220 — and forfeited at 120, 138, 152, 160, 182 and heavyweight.

There were four double forfeits —at 113, 126, 145 and 170.

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By Paul Boggs