Hypes off to state tourney

HUNTINGTON – Weirton Madonna senior Garrett Hypes was the West Virginia Class AA/A Region I, Section I champions at 152 pounds.

He defeated Ivan Hall in the championship finale Saturday at Fairmont Senior High School.

Hypes, who finished sixth in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference tournament, will meet Calhoun County junior David Overbay, who is 36-21.

In Ohio, five members of the Toronto and Catholic Central wrestling teams advanced to the Division III district tournament Friday and Saturday at Philo High School by way of finishing in the top four of the sectional tournament Saturday at Barnesville High School.

For the Red Knights, sophomore Alexander Anderson finished third at 106, senior Chris Phillips took fourth at 152 and senior Jake Haynes fourth at 195.

For the Crusaders, junior Blake Kiedrowski finished third at 120 pounds and senior Cuyler Ledyard placed third at 132 pounds. Ledyard did it the hard way, winning four matches in the consolation bracket.