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    Harvey takes down Kirtland


    Harvey used three pins, a major decision and three forfeits to beat host Kirtland in a dual meet on Thursday, 40-27.

    David Boykin (113), Carl Sicker (132) and Brandon Butler (195) all won by fall while Steven Young collected a major decision at 152.

    “This was a great dual meet,” Harvey coach Van McWreath said. “Kirtland is well-coached. Both teams were energized. I was very pleased with our team. I told our team that if we were to win this meet we needed bonus points and we needed to minimize the bonus points from Kirtland. Our guys stepped up. It was so great to wrestle a dual meet format. I think we need more dual meets to bring wrestling back into our gyms.”

    Will Davidson gave Kirtland an early 6-0 lead with his first-period pin of Anthony McIntire at 106 pounds.

    Boykin tied the score with his 54-second pin at 113 and Laiza Pachero gave the Red Raiders a 12-6 lead with his forfeit at 120.

    Konnor Duncan picked up a 7-3 win over Elijah Rowdey at 126 to pull the Hornets to within 12-9 but Sicker used a 26-second pin at 132 to push the Harvey lead to 18-9. Thomas Sicker and Deonde Smith then added forfeit wins for the Red Raiders at 138 and 145 and Young beat Robby Laney at 152, 15-6, to push the Red Raider lead to 34-9.

    Kirtland went on to win five of the next six matches.

    Aiden Marsh recorded a major decision at 160, Brayden Adkins won by technical fall at 170 and Brennan Braud defeated Trevor Purcell at 182, 4-2.

    Butler won by pin at 195 and Kirtland’s Anthony Gencarelli won a 4-1 decision at 220 and Jeff Kusar beat Alberto Reynoso at 285, 3-1.

    The Hornets won seven of the 11 matches wrestled.

    “This was our sixth dual meet in two weeks and we won four out of the six so this has been a pretty good two weeks for them,” Kirtland coach Scott Francis said. “We loaded up on tournaments at the front end of our schedule and now we’re coming into the duals and correcting our mistakes. They’re correcting them and making others but they’re not making the same mistakes and that’s what you want to see.”

    Harvey 40, Kirtland 27
    106: Davidson (K) pinned McIntire, 1:56; 113: Boykin (H) pinned Schultz, 0:54; 120: Pachero (H) by forfeit; 126: Duncan (K) dec. Rowdey, 7-3; 132: C. Sicker (H) pinned Reed, 0:26; 138: T. Sicker (H) by forfeit; 145: Smith (H) by forfeit; 152: Young (H) maj. dec. Laney, 15-6; 160: Marsh (K) maj. dec. Begay; 170: Adkins (K) tech. fall Reynoso; 182: Braud (K) dec. Purcell, 4-2; 195: Butler (H) pinned Dages, 3:06; 220: Gencarelli (K) dec. Melendez, 4-1; 285: Kusar (K) dec. Reynoso, 3-1.

    Steve Hare
    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.
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