The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


December 22, 2013

Lakeside shakes competition

ANDOVER TOWNSHIP — The Lakeside, Pymatuning Valley and Jefferson wrestling teams had a good day Saturday in finishing in the top four at the Laker Shaker at PV.

The Dragons took home the team championship, toppling Austintown Fitch, 52-27, for the title.

“The level of competition suited us pretty well,” Lakeside coach Jerry Brady said. “When you wrestle teams at your level od competition, it’s up to you to perform. We performed well.”

Tyler Newsome (120), Keith Griffin (138), Malik McMullen (145), Joe Kangas (152), Michael Coup (170) and Kyle Conel all had pins in the finals while Ja’Sean Hatfield (160) won by major decision.

Coup, Conel, Newsome and Brandon Modic (220) all had at least four pins on the day and all of them were unbeaten. Coup, Conel and Newsome had five pins.

“Coup is a kid who has some guts,” Brady said. He’s going to be a good one for us.”

The Lakers beat the Falcons, 46-30, for third place.

Kegen Hoopes (126), Cody Miller (138), Collin Winkler (170), Austin O’Baker (195) and Shawn Shreves all had pins for the Lakers.

Bryce Cox (106), Mason Swiney (152), Josh Hall (182), Austin Norris (220) won by pin for Jefferson.

In pool wrestling, Lakeside defeated PV, 51-56, bhind pins from Newsome (120), Griffin (138), Kangas (152), Coup (170), Conel (195) and Modic (220).

Hoopes (126), Gary Baker (145) and O’Baker (182) had pins for the Lakers.

Also in pool wrestling, the Dragons topped Sharpsville (pa.), 59-15, Brookfield, 54-9, and Garfield Heights Trinity, 66-18.

The Lakers beat Trinity, 56-12, Brookfield, 59-12, and Sharpsville, 42-36.

Jefferson beat Wellsville, 42-39, Warrensville Heights, 66-18, and Conneaut Area Senior High (Pa.), 34-32. It was bested by Fitch, 44-33.  

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