Two South grapplers qualify for districts


By Jeremy Erskine - jerskine@civitasmedia.com



Chase Sochacki from Twin Valley South earns a hard-fought decision in the second round of the Division III Sectional Tournament held at Blanchester High School on Friday, Feb. 19. Sochacki finished the tournament with a sixth place finish in his weight class.


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Caleb Worley pinned Preble Shawnee’s Kage Worley during a Friday night match during the Division III Sectional Tournament held at Blanchester High School on Friday, Feb. 19. Worley ended the tournament in third place and advanced to the district tournament.


Jeremy Erskine | The Register-Herald

BLANCHESTER — Twin Valley South is sending Caleb Worley (113) and Skyler Straszeim (182) onto the district meet after the two wrestlers finished in third place at the Division III Sectional Tournament at Blanchester High School on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 19-20.

Worley locked up the third place finish after sticking his opponent in 54 seconds, while Straszeim won a much closer contest match, winning a 10-7 decision.

On his way to the third place match, Worley pinned Kage Worley from Preble Shawnee in 2:33 before falling in the semifinal round. In the consolation semis, he won a 4-1 decision against Bethel-Tate to earn him a guaranteed trip to the district tournament.

Straszeim opened the tournament with a 16-7 major decision over Raymond Hahn from Purcell Marian. In the ensuing round, he was pinned by Shawnee’s Kolton Dillion, sending him to the consolation bracket. In that bracket, Straszeim earned a second period pin before facing off against Hahn once again in the third place round.

Austin Hansford (138), Chase Sochacki (170), and Caleb Smith (220) all also had strong showings for South, each earning a sixth place finish over the weekend.

Overall, the Panthers finished 10th out of 24 schools in the meet.

Worley and Straszeim will compete in the Division III District Tournament in Troy at Hobart Arena on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27. Matches begin Friday at 3 p.m.

Chase Sochacki from Twin Valley South earns a hard-fought decision in the second round of the Division III Sectional Tournament held at Blanchester High School on Friday, Feb. 19. Sochacki finished the tournament with a sixth place finish in his weight class.
http://registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_DSC_0592.jpgChase Sochacki from Twin Valley South earns a hard-fought decision in the second round of the Division III Sectional Tournament held at Blanchester High School on Friday, Feb. 19. Sochacki finished the tournament with a sixth place finish in his weight class. Jeremy Erskine | The Register-Herald

Caleb Worley pinned Preble Shawnee’s Kage Worley during a Friday night match during the Division III Sectional Tournament held at Blanchester High School on Friday, Feb. 19. Worley ended the tournament in third place and advanced to the district tournament.
http://registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_DSC_0697.jpgCaleb Worley pinned Preble Shawnee’s Kage Worley during a Friday night match during the Division III Sectional Tournament held at Blanchester High School on Friday, Feb. 19. Worley ended the tournament in third place and advanced to the district tournament. Jeremy Erskine | The Register-Herald

By Jeremy Erskine

jerskine@civitasmedia.com

Reach Jeremy at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @jerskine_RH.

Reach Jeremy at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @jerskine_RH.

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