Sports Writer

SHERWOOD - Tinora swept the Green Meadows Conference wrestling championships on Saturday at Fairview as the Rams won both the high school and junior high school titles.

Tinora took the high school championship after totaling 175 points to nip second place Wayne Trace’s total of 165.5.

Fairview picked up third place with 139.5 points while Ayersville finished fourth at 111.5 and Edgerton was fifth with 89 points. Antwerp (45) and Hicksville (34) placed sixth and seventh, respectively.

Six Raiders captured individual titles on the day as Jarrett Hornish, Gabe Sutton, Hunter Long, Seth Meggison, Wyatt Stabler and Eli Moore each picked up championships.

Hornish won via forfeit over Tinora’s Caiden Cramer at 106 while Sutton recorded an 8-6 victory over Edgerton’s Hayden Herman in the 113 pound class. Long also was victorious after winning by forfeit over the Rams’ Drew Helmke at 126.

Meggison pinned Tinora’s Owen Tong in 35 seconds at 132 and Stabler recorded a 10-2 major decision over the Rams’ Lucas Schlegel at 160. Moore was the other Raider title winner, claiming a 7-6 overtime decision over Edgerton’s Jordan Warner at 170.

Antwerp’s Aiden McAlexander picked up a GMC title as well for the Archers, winning via an 18-5 major decision over Ayersville’s Carson Tracy at 120. McAlexander’s accomplishments Saturday also earned him the most valuable wrestler of the tournament. This is the first time in any Archer wrestler has earned that award.

The Raiders also had a pair of runner-up finishes in Austin Smith and Jacob Graham.

Smith fell in the title match to Tinora’s David Wolfrum at 152 while Graham lost to Fairview’s Jacob Backhaus in the championship match at 285.

Randall Mills picked up a third place finish for Antwerp with an 18-3 technical fall win over Ayersville’s Coltyn Aden at 126. The Archers’ Tanner Wentland claimed third after defeating the Pilots’ Luke DeLano in a 13-5 major decision victory at 145.

Wayne Trace’s Caleb Baughman placed third after slipping past Hicksville’s Jake Figgins 7-6 at 138.

In the junior high portion, Tinora took the title with 138 points while Wayne Trace finished second at 113 and Ayersville took third with 111 points.

Fairview (85), Antwerp (75), Edgerton (66) and Hicksville (12) rounded out the schools with teams.

Wayne Trace posted four individual championships in the league meet while Antwerp had a pair of title winners.

For the Raiders, Connor Blankenship won in the 80 pound class with a pin of Ayersville’s Jacob Miller in 2:43 while Nyle Stoller captured the 86 pound class by pinning Antwerp’s Lucas Kennedy in 41 seconds.

Graiden Troth was victorious at 92 pounds, winning 17-2 in a technical fall over Fairview’s Dawson Sines. The Raiders also got a title from Kaden Woolbright at 245 with a pin of Tinora’s London Vandehey in 27 seconds.

Antwerp’s Eli Reinhart recorded an 8-5 decision over Ayersville’s Kasen Wellman to win at 110 while the Archers’ Aiden Provines pinned Tinora’s Gavin Bowers in 1:47 to capture the title at 128.

Jacob Banks of Wayne Trace placed third with a 12-4 major decision over the Archers’ Eric Gonzalez at 122.

Rylan Wentland of Antwerp also claimed third with a pin of Fairview’s Airees Davenport in 33 seconds.