At Bellevue, the Redmen wrestlers pulled out a slim 33-27 victory over non-conference rival Clyde Wednesday that came down to the final match of the night.
"We knew coming in it was going to be tough to come away with a win," Redmen coach Paul Zulman said. "Clyde's got a heck of a team. We had to seize opportunities where we could. We had some kids that came away with a few important wins, and that's what it came down to."
Going into the final match in the 189-pound weight class, Bellevue held a slim 30-27 lead. Jake Miller finished the dual for the Redmen with a win over Clyde's Josh Trick, who had defeated Miller in the Clyde Dale Carroll Invitational just two weeks earlier. Trick was within a point in the third period, but Miller was able to hold him off for the win.
"It took a lot of heart to go out there and wreste six minutes and come out with a win," Zulman said.
Clyde finished second in the Sandusky Bay Conference Duals last weekend with a 6-1 finish, while Bellevue was fourth in the Northern Ohio League.
"It was a big morale booster," Zulman said. "We haven't had much luck with our dual schedule [Bellevue is 6-6 in duals], because of our inability to fill weightclasses.
"We've been piecing together our lineup to do the best we can, and it was a good night for us."
Clyde took a three-point lead, 24-21, following the 145-pound class, the 10th match of the night. Bellevue responded with back-to-back wins -- a pin by Matt Zenowicz at 152 and a 7-1 decision by Chris Moore at 160.
"When you wrestle your rival, you expect it to come down to the last match," Clyde coach Rob Jennings said. "We just ended up on the wrong end of it.
"It wasn't from lack of effort. We just didn't execute as well as well as we can."
Bellevue's Nick Mazzaro started the night with a pin of Dan Darr in 4:08. Casey Dodson took 119, Damon Cheek 130, Matt Zenowicz 152 and Chris Moore 160 before Miller's decisive win at 189.
The Bellevue varsity wrestlers are off until next Wednesday when they and Sandusky travel to Oak Harbor for a tri-match.
Bellevue 33, Clyde 27
215: Nick Mazzaro (B) pin Dar Darr, 4:08
HVT: Trevor Strickland (C) by forfeit
103: Andrew Beier (B) by forfeit
112: Blake Miller (C) pin Alex Drummond, 2:51
119: Casey Dodson (B) pin Anthony Beir, 2:33
125: Dakota Flores (C) dec. Taylor Chapman, 12-6
130: Damon Cheek (B) dec. Sahen Fultz, 4-1
135: Casey Flores (C) dec. Anson Hupp, 5-0
140: Dominic Sebetto (C) dec. Dylan Buckner, 11-8
145: Blake Smith (C) dec. Dan Davenport, 4-1
152: Matt Zenowicz (B) pin Jim Colvin, :58
160: Chris Moore (B) dec. Kalob Andrews, 7-1
171: Brad Smith (C) dec. Brendan Adkinson, 8-3
189: Jake Miller (B) dec. Josh Trick, 15-11
Guerra, Fox, Bellamy go 2-0 for SMCC
The Panthers' Alex Guerra, Brandon Fox and Kody Bellamy went 2-0 in St. Mary Central Catholic's tri-match with Tiffin Columbian at Genoa.
Fox, battling back from an illness, fought back from a 2-0 deficit against Columbian's Jacob Smith for the 7-4 victory. He followed that with a 4-0 decision over Genoa's Mike Snider.
"He's coming along, getting back in shape. He got taken down in the first match, 2-0, fought back for the 7-4 win," Bellamy said. "In the second match had early takedown and won, 4-0."
Guerra took a 5-0 decision over Genoa's Max Reeder and pinned Austen Molyet in his second match in 3:50
Kody Bellamy scored 11 points for the Panthers in two matches. He won his match over Genoa's Nick Keller in an 18-2 tech fall and finished his night with a second-round pin (3:35) of Columbian's Kyle Marquis.
Genoa 51, SMCC 11
103: Double Forfeit
112: Adam Klavinger (G) pin Aaron Colavincenzo, 1:14
119: Alex Guerra (SM) dec. Max Reeder, 5-0
125: Shawn Gantka (G) dec. Adam Guerra, 4-3
130: Drew Keenan (G) dec. Logan Reichert, 6-5
135: Josh Pierce (G) win by forfeit
140: Nathan Brewer (G) pin Mike Dorski, 3:36
145: Jacob Fejes (G) win by forfeit
152: Ryan Szymanski (H) dec. Ayden Opfer, 7-5
160: Garrett Scott (G) win
171: Brandon Fox (SM) dec. Mike Snider, 4-0
189: Jake Sheehy (G) pin Tyler Humphrey, 1:42
215: Kody Bellamy (SM) tech. fall Nick Keller, 18-2
HVT: Matt Keaton (G) pin Harold Rohrbacher, :50
Columbian 47, SMCC 28
103: Derek Kopp (TC) win by forfeit
112: Aaron Colavincenzo (SM) dec. Mason Correll, 6-3
119: Alex Guerra (SM) pin Austen Molyet, 3:50
125: Adam Guerra (SM) pin Tyler Bowers, 1:38
130: Logan Reichert (SM) maj. dec. Kaleeb Gibson, 12-0
135: Tevin Gooding (TC) win by forfeit
140: Drew Williams (TC) tech. fall Mike Dorski, 16-0
145: Seth Williams (TC) win by forfeit
152: Caleb Vrancken (TC) pin Ayden Opfer, 4:33
160: Isaac Williams (TC) win by forfeit
171: Brandon Fox (SM) dec. Jacob Smith, 7-4
189: Adam Oakleaf (TC) pin Tyler Humphrey, 3:20
215: Kody Bellamy (SM) pin Kyle Marquis, 3:35
HVT: Codey Chance (TC) pin Harold Rohrbacher, :26
Huron takes two in home quad
In Huron, the Tiger wrestlers took advantage of forfeits in big wins over Fremont St. Joseph and Woodmore.
Jordan Romick (23-7), a week after dropping into the 189-pound weight class from 215, scored two first-round pins for the Tigers. He took down St. Joe's Jacob Widman in 45 seconds and Woodmore's Spencer Linke in 1:23.
"Romick looks really good, dropping from 215 to 189," Huron coach Rob Majoy said. "He looked really good at the (Sandusky Bay Conference) Duals, his first time down. Tonight he had two wins, fairly quick pins."
Huron heavyweight Nino Majoy (27-2), who passed the career 100-win mark over the weekend in the Sandusky Bay Conference duals, pinned St. Joe's Brandon Steinberger in 3:47. The Tiger junior also took a forfeit against Woodmore.
Huron scored 18 points by forfeit against the Crimson Streaks and avoided giving points back with double forfeits at 112 and 119. The Tigers won five matches by forfeit against Woodmore with a double forfeit at 119.
Huron 48, St. Joe 21
103: Taylor Wysocki (H) won by forfeit
112: Double forfeit
119: Double forfeit
125: Sean Besquez (SJ) pin Austin Rathbun, 5:29
130: Spencer Maddox (H) pin Tevo Wysasi, 4:49
135: Jon Braun (SJ) pin Tobin Knight, 3:15
140: Will Sams (H) pin Daniel Boyer, 2:49
145: Tyler Langenderfer (SJ) pin Don Lark, 5:22
152: Nick Johnson (H) win by forfeit
160: Matt King (H) win by forfeit
171: Tre Bell (H) win by forfeit
189: Jordan Romick (H) pin Jacob Widman, :45
215: Corey Durbin (SJ) dec. Austin Maddox, 7-2
HVT: Nino Majoy (H) pin Brandon Steinberger, 3:46
Huron 45, Woodmore 24
112: Colten Datkun (W) win by forfeit
119: Double forfeit
125: Tony Rozzi (W) pin Austin Rathbun, 1:34
130: Dexter Emch (W) pin Spencer Maddox, 3:47
135: Tobin Knight (H) dec. Joe Sammons, 16-15
140; Will Sams (H) win by forfeit
145: Don Lark (H) win by forfeit
152: Gavin Beard (W) pin Nick Johnson, 1:46
160: Matt King (H) pin Cody Lockhart, 5:54
171: Chuck Basting (H) win by forfeit
189: Jordan Romick (H) pin Spencer Linke, 1:23
215: Austin Maddox (H) win by forfeit
HVT: Majoy (H) win by forfeit
103: Evan Ulinski (W) pin Taylor Wysocki, :33