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    Lutheran West’s Paris Willis wins second straight Lady Longhorn Title

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    ROCKY RIVER—Lutheran West’s Paris Willis defended her home mat and won a second straight Lady Longhorn Invitational championship on Saturday.

    Willis, the 170-pound champion, finished the two-day tournament at Lutheran West with a 7-0 record and seven pins, including one in 13 seconds and another in an ultimate tiebreaker in a semifinal win over Mentor’s Madi Menchaca.

    Behind Willis’ championship run and Olivia Grace’s fourth-place finish at 130, the Longhorns finished ninth out of 51 teams.

    Other Chagrin Valley Conference wrestlers to earn a spot on the podium included Edgewood’s Neveah Hibbard (4th, 115) and Aubrey Tolley (6th, 120), Madison’s Taylor MacAdam (3rd, 100) and Abby Forster (2nd, 155), Perry’s Eva Kutscher (6th, 235), and Trinity’s Isabel Iacano (5th, 145) and Koko Bryant (5th, 155).

    Hibbard went 4-2 with four pins, Tolley was 3-3 with three pins, MacAdam went 5-1 with five pins, Kutscher was 4-3 with four pins, Iacano went 5-2 with four pins and a 15-14 win in the fifth-place match, and Bryant finished the tournament 5-1 with four pins. Her only loss was to Forster in the semifinal round.

    Forster’s run to the 155-pound championship bout included three pins—each in 20 seconds or fewer—in poll wrestling and two more falls in bracket wrestling.

    Mentor was the area’s top finishing team.

    The Cardinals placed fifth with three place-winners including Lorelai Megery, who finished second at 100, Campbell Splete, who was fourth at 135, Madi Menchaca, who placed fourth at 170, and Dlorrah Harrold, who placed fourth at 235.

    Megery went 5-1 with five pins, Splete went 5-2 with five pins, Menchaca finished 4-2 with two pins and an overtime loss to eventual champion Willis, and Harrold went 4-2 with four pins.

    Brush landed three wrestlers on the podium including Lyneyya Anthory, third at 105, Olivia Fox, fourth at 145, and Mikayla Shaw, fifth at 170.

    Anthory finished the tournament 5-1 with five pins, Fox was 5-2 with five pins, and Shaw went 6-1 with six pins.

     

    Steve Hare
    Steve Harehttps://www.ohiovarsity.com
    The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, 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 IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com 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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