Raiders 3rd at Spartan Invitational


By Alex Hawley - ahawley@civitasmedia.com



River Valley senior Tyler Ward takes the back of a Wellston wrestler during a 195-pound match at Gallia Academy High School, on January 6.


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ALBANY, Ohio — A total of 10 River Valley wrestlers finished in the top-5 of their respective weight classes on Saturday at the Spartan Invitational, hosted by Alexander High School.

The team competition was won by Mogadore with a score of 363, while Crooksville was second with 200. The Raiders were third with score of 195.5, while the host Spartans were fourth with a total of 168.5. Eight teams took part in the invitational.

River Valley freshman Jacob Edwards was the lone top-finisher for the Silver and Black, as he went 3-0 at the 113-pound weight class. Raiders senior Tyler Ward was second in the 195 category with a 4-1 record, while junior Grant Gilmore was second at the 145 level with a 3-2 record.

Finishing third place with 3-2 records were 132-pound sophomore Jeremiah Dobbins, 152-pound senior George Williams and 285-pound junior Robert Drummond. RVHS freshmen Eric Weber and Brandon Losey were both 2-3 and finished fourth at the 170 and 182 levels respectively, while Cole Franklin was 2-2 and claimed fifth in the 126 category. Also finishing fifth for the Silver and Black was freshman Dakota Doss, who went 2-3 at the 220 level.

The Raiders return to action on January 22 and 23 in the WSAZ Invitational, at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington.

Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.

River Valley senior Tyler Ward takes the back of a Wellston wrestler during a 195-pound match at Gallia Academy High School, on January 6.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_1.13-RV-Ward.jpgRiver Valley senior Tyler Ward takes the back of a Wellston wrestler during a 195-pound match at Gallia Academy High School, on January 6. Alex Hawley/OVP Sports

By Alex Hawley

ahawley@civitasmedia.com

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