Eugene M Jennings Jr Billy R Kilgore Sr Carol D Roberts Thelma L Gray Ripley FFA off to a busy start this year Ripley River Village Christmas adds new events Man found dead in ditch Rev Alvin B Woodruff Jackson L Russell Lady Broncos bring home 11th SBAAC American Division title in 12 years Lady Rockets wrap up regular season Warriors rally for win Broncos make it two in a row Helen L Whalen Veterans saluted at the Brown County Fair Prints available of Eagle Creek Bridge, by local artist Tommy J Stamper Sue Day Broncos move closer to SBAAC American Division title Lady G-Men working hard, showing improvement Sports complex soon to open in Mt. Orab Week 6 football roundup H Ray Warnock Ripley McDonalds robbed overnight Familiar pizzeria in Ripley has new owners Linda Taylor Rene Sizemore-Dahlheimer Eugene Snider Eric Workman Gregory Terry Edith M Moore Eileen Womacks Michael C Jennings Janice K Brunner Cheer squads compete at ‘Little State Fair’ Truck, tractor pulls draw a crowd at Brown County Fair Week 5 football roundup Lady Broncos rise to 11-6 with win over Batavia Broncos buck Clinton-Massie, Goshen James H Boyd Warren A Stanley Jane R Ernst Darrell F Anderson James W Ball Jr June R Paul Robert Kattine Tony W Ratliff Carroll G Boothby Ripley Council addresses roof replacement and paving projects Beasley Farm to remain agricultural forever Janet R Whitt Jacqualine Attinger L Mae Spencer Battle between Broncos, G-Men ends in tie SB Warriors rout Peebles, 60-0 Lady Jays celebrate first victory Lady Rockets on a roll Rockets cruise to 4-0 Broncos celebrate homecoming Sininger wraps up another outstanding regular season of high school golf Joan E Stevens Esther R Kennedy Myrtle Mays Ripley artist to exhibit her works Ripley Police sponsor ‘Night Out in the Park’ Every BIRDY welcome at fish fry Have breakfast with RULH Superintendent Sept. 21 G-Men win streak hits 5 Runners compete at Vern Hawkins XC Invite Lady G-Men stand at 3-2-2 SHAC play begins for Ripley golfers Week 3 football roundup Jays rise to 5-2 with win over Williamsburg Audrey F Staten Rural Heritage Quilt Show winners RULH Elementary first graders take on new technology 2017 DAR Charity Golf Scramble St. Michael students visit “Living Lands and Waters” RULH High School reaches out to those in need Lillian E Cowdrey Catherine A Houk Warriors win Jim Neu XC Invite Week 2 football roundup Broncos unbeaten at 4-0 Lady Broncos compete in Bob Schul XC Invite Ronnie L Day Nettie F Lightner Buildings demolished, Village waits to be paid Ohio Rural Heritage Festival celebrated Henry E Fields Anleah W Stamper Maxine M Garrett U.S. 68 reopens Drought ends for Lady Rockets G-Men rise to 3-1 with back-to-back victories Rockets cruise to 4-0 win over Jays Lady Broncos start off SBAAC American Division play with 3-2 win over Goshen Week one football roundup Preparation begins for Ripley River Village Christmas celebration 3rd Annual Job Fair sponsored by Open Arms*****Always helps Veterans and others

Broncos advance to Div. II, Region 15 Semifinals

Western Brown wrestlers dominate for wins over Bellbrook, Wilmington –

By Wade Linville –

The Western Brown Broncos are headed to the Division II, Region 15 Semifinals of the OHSAA Dual Team Wrestling Tournament after dominating the mats for victories over Bellbrook and Wilmington in the regional quarterfinals held at Western Brown High School, Jan. 25.
The Broncos entered the regional quarterfinals as the No. 1 seed, receiving a bye for round one.
The No. 8 seed team of Bellbrook claimed a 40-30 victory over No. 9 seed Waynesville to advance to round two where they would face off against the skilled team of Western Brown. The Broncos had no trouble at all staking claim to a 70-9 win over Bellbrook.
After topping Bellbrook, the Western Brown team went on to command the mat for a 72-12 victory over the No. 4 seed Wilmington Hurricanes who defeated No. 5 seed Fenwick 54-24 to earn a berth in the final team dual of the evening against the Broncos.
Western Brown’s head wrestling coach Wendel Donathan was pleased to see his team come out with two big victories to win the regional quarterfinals, but pointed out that there is still much room for improvement.
“We didn’t win every weight class, and that’s our goal. We want to win every match,” said Donathan.
The Broncos entered the regional quarterfinals coming off a recent loss to the skilled Division I team of Harrison, a loss that Donathan felt helped to prepare his Broncos for the regional tourney.
“We should have won that one, but we didn’t because our bad habits caught up to us against a good team,” Donathan said of the dual against Harrison. “It was a butt whipping that we needed, and I think it kind of fueled us tonight (in the regional tournament). You have to wrestle those types of teams to prepare for this type of thing.”
Starting off regional quarterfinal action for the Broncos was junior Jedidiah Marlow, who had no trouble at all claiming a win by pin with 52.4 seconds remaining in the first round over Bellbrook freshman Johnny Malas in the 106-pound battle.
Then it was Western Brown junior Brandon Lucas pinning Bellbrook freshman Torin Foster with 1:15 to go in the first period for the win in the 113-pound match.
Western junior Seth Taylor dominated the mat for a win by pin over Bellbrook freshman Zach Taylor with 1:17 remaining in the first round in the 120-pound match, giving the Bronco team an 18-0 lead.
In the 126-pound match-up, it was Western sophomore Tanner Donathan cruising to a victory by pin with 31.5 seconds to go in round one, expanding the Broncos’ lead to 24-0.
Western Brown sophomore Blake Hurt suffered a 6-2 loss by decision in the 138-pound match, but the Broncos still held a 24-3 lead.
Int he 132-pound battle, it was Western Brown junior Jordan Hamblin pinning Bellbrook sophomore Owen Ebel with 32.3
remaining in the first round to lift the Broncos to a 30-3 advantage.
Bronco junior Kennedy Sizemore won by a pin in the first round to up the Western Brown lead to 36-3, then it was Bronco senior Jake “Hondo” Henderson commanding the mat for a win by pin over Bellbrook freshman Matthew Billock with 57.6 seconds to go in round one of the 152-pound match to give the Broncos a 42-3 lead.
Western Brown sophomore Dylan Mosher won the 160-pound battle, defeating Bellbrook senior Sean Caris by a 13-0 decision.
The Broncos upped their lead to 52-3 with junior Eric Altman topping Bellbrook sophomore Anthony Barhorst in the 170-pound showdown.
Bronco junior Justin Noble claimed a first-round victory by pin over Bellbrook sophomore Patrick Broderick in the 220-pound weight class.
After topping the Bellbrook team, the Broncos went on to defeat Wilmington 72-12.
Marlow started off the team dual with a win by pin over Wilmington freshman Sam Eastes in round one.
Then it was Lucas pinning Wilmington junior Cameron Smart in round two to give the Broncos a 12-0 lead.
Taylor defeated Wilmington senior Jordan Pierce by pin in the first round to up the Broncos’ lead to 24-0.
Donathan won the 126-pound battle with a first round pin to expand the Western Brown lead to 30-0.
Hamblin pinned Wilmington sophomore Trent Holliday in the first round to widen the margin to 36 points.
Bronco sophomore Evan Luttrell got the victory in the 138-pound battle to expand the Western lead to 42-0.
Also wrestling for victories were Henderson, Altman, junior Davey Stamper (pin, 182-pound), and sophomore Austin Terrell (pin, 220-pound) to help seal the 60-point team win for Western Brown.
With the regional quarterfinal win, the Bronco team earned a berth in the regional semifinals where they will face off against No. 2 seed Clinton-Massie at a site that had not yet been determined as of Jan. 25.
“We have only seen them (Clinton-Massie) once and that was at the Hammer and Anvil where we had a good tournament and finished way ahead of them, but I know they had some kids out, so that hurt their line-up quite a bit. That’s the only time we’ve seen them, so we will see how that (Feb. 1) match-up goes,” said Wendel Donathan.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© Copyright The Ripley Bee