Friday, March 02, 2001

Moeller puts 8 in state wrestling quarterfinals




By Chris Yeager
Enquirer contributor

        COLUMBUS — Moeller coach Jeff Gaier thought the Crusaders needed 10 wrestlers in the state meet to challenge Lakewood St.Edward's Division I dominance.

        Eight Crusaders moved on to the quarterfinals, placing them in striking distance of St.Ed. St. Ed, which also advanced eight, led Moeller 33-21 after the first day of the three-day tournament.

        Moeller's Brent Goode pinned his 103-pound opponent, Steve Weaver of Toledo Waite. Though Joel Cottone lost at 112 pounds, the next seven Crusaders — Brian Zinkan (125), Joe Zinkan (140), Mike Baria (135), David Blanks (145), Marcus Blanks (152) and defending 171-pound champion Nick Lukens — put up crucial points.

        The Division I 125-pound class looked strong for area wrestlers. Lakota West's Stephen Wolery and Sycamore's Daniel Mason-Straus also advanced.

        At 145, Fairfield's Mike Wahoff beat Brakeman Report favorite Vinny DiGiovanni of Solon 4-2 with a late reversal, and Winton Woods' Ian Ruth beat Doug Jones of Akron Springfield 6-4 in overtime.

        In Division II, Purcell Marian's Jake Meinking and Franklin's Matt Franklin advanced at 103. John Velez (112) of Kings moved on, as did teammate Jeff Williams (125).

        Bethel-Tate's James Daugherty (135) beat Dan Munyan of New Lexington 17-13. Franklin's Keith Carter (160), Purcell Marian's Jason Lackmeyer (215) and Clermont Northeastern's Aaron Keough (189) also advanced.

        No Cincinnati-area Division III is contending for the title, but Reading was fourth with 14 points. Chris Seta (130), D.J. Engel (140), Clinton Harmeyer (145) and Tim Kelly (152) advanced.

        For Madeira, Kris Kuykendall (125), Frankie Merle (130), Drew Cloran (160) and Ryan Pattison (215) advanced.

Div. I results | Div. II results | Div. III results



Sports Stories
NKU men advance in tourney
Miami to host MAC tourney game
Prather sets record at Turfway
- Moeller puts 8 in state wrestling quarterfinals
State gymnastics preview
Boys basketball coverage
Girls basketball coverage
No. 2 West Hi guns for No. 1 Winton Woods
Girls district basketball preview
Mariemont routs Batavia for sectional title
Dixie Heights moves past Lloyd to finals
N.Ky. boys basketball games
N.Ky. girls basketball games
Ohio boys basketball scores
Ohio girls basketball scores
Indiana boys basketball scores
Kentucky boys basketball scores
Kentucky girls basketball scores

Harnisch expects trade from Reds
Labor worries cast shadow over season
Grass is greener at Cinergy Field
DAUGHERTY: Wohlers' story best in baseball
Game Report: Reds 3, Indians 3
Larkin doesn't notice new strike zone
Dykstra quits as Single-A manager
Bengals' test: Will they sign top free agent?
Akili pleads not guilty to DUI
Bengals sign O'Dwyer, cut Carter
Pickens, Stubblefield among NFL cuts
UC 77, South Florida 66
Huggins lobbies to make Logan MVP
UC women pin NCAA hopes on C-USA tourney
UC's King win conference honor
Sato's defense has come a long way
Xavier women sweep A-10's top honors
Xavier women hope to land NCAA home games