Panthers go undefeated in SCOL dual meets


SCOL tournament is Feb. 6 at East Clinton

By Chris Hoppes - [email protected]



Miami Trace senior Austin Lovett, at left, wrestles Thomas Wright of East Clinton in an SCOL match at 152 pounds Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at Miami Trace High School. Lovett won by pin at the 3:24 mark of the match.


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Miami Trace senior Matthew Hottinger is about to pin D.J. Perry of East Clinton during an SCOL match at 182 pounds Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at Miami Trace High School. Hottinger got the pin 1:32 into the match.


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Miami Trace’s two senior wrestlers, Austin Lovett, left and Matthew Hottinger, were recognized prior to an SCOL tri-match featuring McClain and East Clinton Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.


Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

The Miami Trace Panthers hosted the McClain Tigers and East Clinton Astros Thursday, completing the round robin of SCOL dual meet matches for 2016.

The Panthers defeated East Clinton, 67-9 and then beat McClain, 66-9, to complete the league slate at 7-0.

The SCOL champion will not be decided until the teams gather at East Clinton High School on Saturday, Feb. 6 for the league tournament.

In the first match of the evening Thursday, East Clinton beat McClain, 40-16.

There was not a lot of competition for the Miami Trace upper weights as McClain and East Clinton did not have wrestlers at 195, 220 and 285 pounds.

For the Panthers against East Clinton, the match started with senior Austin Lovett(152) pinning Thomas Wright in the second period (3:24).

At 160, Miami Trace’s Jacob Tinker defeated Charles Erdman, 6-5.

At 170, Cameron Bloch of East Clinton beat B.J. Anders, 13-9.

At 182 pounds, Panther senior Matthew Hottinger pinned D.J. Perry at the 1:32 mark of the first period.

Then came a series of forfeit wins for the Panthers, featuring Jared Fenner (195), Dalton Bartley (220) and Collin Wolfe (285) each getting the first of what would be two forfeits on the night.

Miami Trace’s Timmy Chaney (106) pinned Josh Jones at the 4:05 mark of the match.

Wes Gandee of Miami Trace got the first of his two forfeit wins at 113 pounds.

At 120 pounds, Austin Brock of East Clinton pinned Jaymon Flaugher in the first period.

At 126 pounds, Coby Hughes of Miami Trace picked up a win by forfeit.

At 132 pounds, Miami Trace’s Gavin Moore pinned Kalob Williams in the first period.

Dereck Moore, Miami Trace’s 138-pounder, pinned Samuel Morgan at 1:32.

Miami Trace’s Drake Litteral defeated Noah Morgan at 145 pounds, 4-0.

The match between Miami Trace and McClain capped the evening of wrestling.

Beginning at 170 pounds, Anders pinned Taylor early in the third period.

After Hottinger, Fenner, Bartley and Wolfe picked up forfeit wins in succession, it was time for Chaney to wrestle Shane Huff at 106.

Chaney beat Huff, 17-2.

At 120 pounds, McClain’s Tanner Tite pin Jaymon Flaugher in the third period of that match.

Hughes pinned Aaron Hovach at 126 pounds early in the first period.

Gavin Moore defeated Keegan Rawlins at 132 pounds, 14-2 and Dereck Moore pinned Tommy Johnson early in the first period.

Litteral had a forfeit at 145 pounds for the Panthers.

At 152 pounds, Miami Trace’s Dylan Murphy defeated Kyler Trefz, 10-7.

The evening ended with a match at 160 pounds as Austin Lovett bumped up a weight class to take on the returning State alternate for McClain, Jacob Badgley.

This was one of the better battles of the evening.

In the end, Badgely beat Lovett, 8-6.

In the middle school matches Thursday, McClain defeated East Clinton, 40-27; Miami Trace beat East Clinton, 76-18 and the young Panthers topped McClain, 66-15.

“Our bigger guys didn’t get a lot of work tonight,” Miami Trace assistant coach Jacob Garringer said. “Our lighter-weight guys were out there working on their set-ups and shots and finishes; things we’ve been working on in practice.

“We really focused this week on set-ups to our shots,” Garringer said. “It really showed tonight. In a lot of matches, we were taking kids down two or three times. Then, we finally broke them enough to get the pin.

“We bumped Austin Lovett up from 152 to 160,” Garringer said. “We wanted him to wrestle Badgley. We have to work on our shots. He’s standing too flat-footed in front of his opponent. He went for some big moves, instead of sticking to the stuff we know and like, just regular shots. Badgley’s a tough kid. He wrestled well.”

Miami Trace will host matches in the State dual meet tournament on Wednesday.

East Clinton 40, McClain 16

152 – Wright (Mc) pinned Stroud, 2:26

160 – Badgley (Mc) pinned Erdman, :23

170 – Bloch (EC) d. Taylor, 14-5

182 – Perry (EC) by forfeit

195 – double forfeit

220 – double forfeit

285 – double forfeit

106 – Jones (EC) pinned Huff, :58

113 – double forfeit

120 – Brock (EC) pinned Tite, 5:32

126 – Barnhart (Mc) by forfiet

132 – Rawlins (Mc) d. Williams, 12-2

138 – Morgan (EC) pinned Johnson, :19

145 – Morgan (EC) by forfeit

Miami Trace 67, East Clinton 9

152 – Lovett (MT) pinned Wright, 3:24

160 – Tinker (MT) d. Erdman, 6-5

170 – Bloch (EC) d. Anders, 13-9

182 – Hottinger (MT) pinned Perry, 1:32

195 – Fenner (MT) by forfeit

220 – Bartley (MT) by forfeit

285 – Wolfe (MT) by forfeit

106 – Chaney (MT) pinned Jones, 4:05

113 – Gandee (MT) by forfeit

120 – Brock (EC) pinned Flaugher, :21

126 – Hughes (MT) by forfeit

132 – G. Moore (MT) pinned Williams, :59

138 – D. Moore (MT) pinned Morgan, 1:32

145 – Litteral (MT) d. Morgan, 4-0

Miami Trace 66, McClain 9

170 – Anders (MT) pinned Taylor, 4:18

182 – Hottinger (MT) by forfeit

195 – Fenner (MT) by forfeit

220 – Bartley (MT) by forfeit

285 – Wolfe (MT) by forfeit

106 – Chaney (MT) d. Huff, 17-2

113 – Gandee (MT) by forfeit

120 – Tite (Mc) pinned Flaugher, 4:28

126 – Hughes (MT) pinned Kovach, :43

132 – G. Moore (MT) d. Rawlins, 14-2

138 – D. Moore (MT, pinned Johnson, :39

145 – Litteral (MT) by forfeit

152 – Murphy (MT) d. Trefz, 10-7

160 – Badgley (Mc) d. Lovett, 8-6

Miami Trace senior Austin Lovett, at left, wrestles Thomas Wright of East Clinton in an SCOL match at 152 pounds Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at Miami Trace High School. Lovett won by pin at the 3:24 mark of the match.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_AustinLovettvsEastClinton1212016.jpgMiami Trace senior Austin Lovett, at left, wrestles Thomas Wright of East Clinton in an SCOL match at 152 pounds Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at Miami Trace High School. Lovett won by pin at the 3:24 mark of the match. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald

Miami Trace senior Matthew Hottinger is about to pin D.J. Perry of East Clinton during an SCOL match at 182 pounds Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at Miami Trace High School. Hottinger got the pin 1:32 into the match.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_MatthewHottingervsEastClinton1212016.jpgMiami Trace senior Matthew Hottinger is about to pin D.J. Perry of East Clinton during an SCOL match at 182 pounds Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at Miami Trace High School. Hottinger got the pin 1:32 into the match. Courtesy photo

Miami Trace’s two senior wrestlers, Austin Lovett, left and Matthew Hottinger, were recognized prior to an SCOL tri-match featuring McClain and East Clinton Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_MTwrestlingseniorsLovettandHottinger1212016.jpgMiami Trace’s two senior wrestlers, Austin Lovett, left and Matthew Hottinger, were recognized prior to an SCOL tri-match featuring McClain and East Clinton Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald
SCOL tournament is Feb. 6 at East Clinton

By Chris Hoppes

[email protected]

Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1

Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1

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