Prep Roundup: Jackets dominate Perrysburg-hosted tournament

Perrysburg had nine wrestlers reach the finals of its own Perrysburg Invitational Tournament Saturday with six winning championships as the Yellow Jackets easily won the team championship.

All three of Perrysburg runner-up finishers lost by a one-point decision in the championship match.

Myles Takats won the 175-pound title with a 3-1 decision over Nordonia’s Jeremy Olszko and Wynton Denkins won the 150-pound championship, beating Medina Highland’s Creed Hill by 9-3 decision.

At 120, Perrysburg wrestler Marcus Blaze won by technical fall in 4:16 after building up a 28-12 lead over Otsego wrestler Trevor Wilcox, PIT runner-up.

Joey Blaze followed at 165, winning by technical fall in 5:41 after building a 25-10 lead against Wauseon wrestler Zaidan Kessler.

Perrysburg’s Jake Wood won a 157-pound title with a 4-1 decision against Tinora’s Aiden Helmke.

Perrysburg wrestler Ayden Dodd won an 8-1 decision over Genoa’s Scott Fuller in the 106-pound championship match.

At 138, Perrysburg wrestler Cole Evans lost a close 2-1 championship decision to Oak Harbor’s Owen Miller.

At 126, Perrysburg wrestler Ryan Avalos lost to Toledo Waite wrestler Phoenix Contos by a close 11-10 decision in the championship.

At 113, Perrysburg’s Alex Denkins lost another one-point championship decision, this time 3-2 against Napoleon grappler Alex Gonzales.

Rossford 61, Woodmore 27

ROSSFORD — Indiana State-bound Rossford 6-foot-10 senior Derek Vorst had 19 points and 14 rebounds, including nine on the offensive end, as the Bulldogs routed Woodmore, 61-27, in Northern Buckeye Conference action Saturday at George Wolfe Field House.

Rossford had a 39-14 rebounding advantage. Because of Vorst’s presence off the glass, Rossford outscored Woodmore 19-0 in second chance points and also in points off turnovers, 18-6, forcing 15 turnovers while committing 11.

Vorst, who was 8-for-12 from the field, also had four assists and blocked two shots as the Bulldogs maintained its first-place lead in the NBC, improving to 9-2 overall and 6-0 in the league.

Rossford senior Jake Morrison had 17 points and six rebounds, and senior Brenden Revels had 15 points, five rebounds and two steals.

The Bulldogs opened the game on a 16-3 run, but the Wildcats came back in the second quarter, closing the gap to seven, 24-17, at halftime. Rossford outscored Woodmore 28-5 in the third stanza to put the game out of doubt.

Garette Murphree scored six points, Brandon Swope had two points, four rebounds and two assists, Blake Dewey scored two points, and Wes Ellison had two steals for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs shot 43% (23-for-54) from the floor, including 6-for-27 (22%) from three-point territory, and made 9-of-11 free throws.

Brady Thatcher led Woodmore with 10 points and four rebounds, Jon Everett scored seven points, Jack Everett scored six points, and Izaiah Wilson had four points and four rebounds.

The Wildcats shot 27% (9-for-34) from the field, including 5-for-20 (25%) from downtown and made four out of five free throw attempts. The Wildcats are 2-7 overall and 2-3 in the league.

Eastwood 41, Elmwood 31

BLOOMDALE — Noah Smith and Brady Weaver scored 13 points apiece as Eastwood defeated Elmwood, 41-31, in a Northern Buckeye Conference boys basketball tilt Saturday.

Eastwood opened on an 11-2 run and never trailed, although the Royals played the Eagles nearly even through the remaining three quarters. The Eagles committed just seven turnovers while Elmwood had 12 miscues.

Andrew Badenhop scored nine points and Case Boos and Tristan Schuerman contributed three points each for the Eagles, which improve to 7-4 overall and 4-2 in the NBC.

Kade Lentz led Elmwood with 17 points and Hayden Wickard had six points, seven rebounds, five steals and four assists for the Royals, which fall to 1-7 overall and winless in four league games.

Will Harrison scored four points and Landry Seedorf and Jackson Childress added two points each for the Royals.

Fostoria 58, Lake 33

FOSTORIA — Fostoria sped to a 20-9 first quarter lead and then kept the gas on with a 58-33 Northern Buckeye Conference boys basketball victory over Lake Saturday.

Machi Johnson scored 19 points to lead Fostoria, Jordan Ferguson added 14 points and Jayceon Tucker scored 12 points.

Lake got scoring from eight different players, led by Caleb Tobias with eight points. Jack Caughorn scored six, Matthew Perry scored five, David Parsons and Carter Behlmer scored four apiece, and Felipe Garcia and Dylan Wiley added two points each.

Ryan O’Neil scored five points, Kristian Carter scored three points, Aidan Sprang scored two points, and Gavin Miller, Jason Harpster and Cha McBeth-Settles added one point each for the Redmen.

Fostoria is 3-5 overall and 2-3 in the NBC, while Lake remains winless in 10 games, including six league games.