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 Evelyn E Smith Peggy A Wiederhold Thomas P Neary Warriors kick off SHAC play Lady Broncos stand at 2-1 Late Devil goals lead to Lady Warrior loss David R Carrington Sr 2017 Ohio Rural Heritage Festival Ripley DAR contributes towards new village flags Rural Heritage Festival event schedule Betty G Schatzman Robert L McAfee Paul V Tolle Herbert D Smith Helen R Little Eugene M Press Lady Broncos out to defend league title SHAC holds volleyball preview Lady Warriors packed with experience, talent for 2017 fall soccer campaign Georgetown’s Sininger off to excellent start for 2017 golf season RULH BOE recognizes Dr. Naylor for years of service as superintendent RULH Superintendent invites public to district open house

Broncos take care of business to claim sectional crown

Members of the Western Brown High School varsity wrestling team pose with their trophy after capturing the Southwest District Division II Sectional Title at Batavia High School.

Western Brown wrestlers living up
to high expectations –

By Wade Linville –

The Western Brown Broncos entered this year’s Southwest District Division II Sectional Tournament with high expectations after qualifying for the OHSAA Division II State Team Dual Tournament and following up with a Southern Buckeye Athletic Academic Conference title, and in sectional tourney competition at Batavia Feb. 24-25, the Broncos would take care of business as expected.
The Broncos came out on top among 15 teams to win the Batavia Sectional, coming to no surprise for dedicated Western Brown wrestling fans and the Bronco coaching staff.
“Honestly, I believe we performed at the level we expected to perform,” Western Brown head wrestling coach, Wendel Donathan, said of his team’s performance in the sectional tourney. “But I know we need to do little things better. Our regular season schedule is designed to prepare us for the State Dual series and the individual state series. Two weeks ago we won the league title for the fourth year in a row and there was no ‘hoopla’ about it. That is what is expected. We won our sectional and that was expected. We had a few wrestlers, for example Aaron Fischer and Seth Jermer, who entered the tournament unseeded and they both placed to qualify for this weekend.”
Continuing his reign on the mats after claiming his fourth straight Southern Buckeye Athletic/Academic Conference title at the high school level, Western Brown senior Jake Henderson captured the 152-pound sectional crown by defeating Wyoming’s Tima Nyamor by a 15-1 major decision in the sectional finals.
Junior Bronco Jedidiah Marlow captured the sectional title in the 106-pound weight class, defeating Goshen’s Chase Huff by a 8-1 decision.
Western Brown junior Brandon Lucas won the sectional title in the 113-pound weight class, topping Ross’ Jake Gentry by a 10-2 major decision in the final round of the sectionals.
Western Brown’s Seth Taylor pinned Reading’s Dustin Robins by pin to win the 120-pound sectional title.
Western Brown junior Jordan Hamblin claimed a 18-6 major decision win over Ross’ Logan Iams in the final round to capture the 132-pound individual sectional championship.
Western Brown junior Eric Altman defeated Indian Hill’s John Mark Williams by a 12-0 major decision to take first place in the 170-pound weight class.
Second place finishers for the Broncos included sophomore Tanner Donathan, who won a 6-2 decision over Ross’ Brayden Ploehs in the semifinal round but fell to Norwood’s Casey Ragle by 11-4 decision in the finals of the 126-pound weight class.
Western Brown sophomore Derek Spears finished runner-up in the 138-pound weight class, defeating Hughes’ Ronald Harris by a 9-5 decision in the semifinals and falling to New Richmond’s Ryan Wolf by a 4-3 decision in the battle for first place.
Western Brown junior Justin Noble finished runner-up in the 220-pound weight class, winning a 10-3 decision over Reading’s Corey Frank in the semifinals and suffering a loss by pin to Norwood’s Mikey Addis in the sectional finals.
Western Brown junior Seth Jermer finished runner-up in the 285-pound weight class, defeating Mt. Healthy’s Darius Miller in the semifinal round but suffering a loss by pin to Ross’ Karson Chasteen in the finals.
Other top six placers for the Broncos included sophomore Dylan Mosher (5th, 160-pound) and junior Aaron Fischer (3rd, 195-pound).
The Western Brown varsity wrestling team moved on to Southwest District Division II Tournament competition at Wilmington High School March 3-4.
“This weekend (districts) is a different level,” said Donathan. “Individually, we have wrestlers who need to clean up the technical issues of their wrestling. A single mistake will keep them from advancing. Our mentality is to be on the podium at state and anything else is unacceptable. Records are irrelevant and are thrown out the window. The top four will earn the right to advance, period! A wrestler cannot stand on the podium if they don’t get there first. We believe all our kids are capable of advancing, but they have to have mental toughness.”

SW District Div. II Sectional
(Batavia HS)
1. Western Brown     256.5
2. Ross                       177.5
3. Reading                 118.5
4. New Richmond        115
5. Norwood                  106
6. Goshen                       91
7. Wyoming                74.5
8. Indian Hill                 62
9. Badin                      53.5
10. Batavia                    53
11. Mt. Healthy             50
12. McNicholas             40
13. Hughes                  30.5
14. Mariemont                29
15. Taylor                       27

Leave a Reply

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

© Copyright The Ripley Bee