2012-13: BUCCS WIN FIRST SECTIONAL TITLE SINCE 1986
FEBRUARY 15, 2013 – SIDNEY
Covington had a strong first day at the Lehman Division 3 Sectional Tournament, advancing 10 of their 12 competing wrestlers into the semifinals, with the other two still alive in the consolation bracket. After the first three rounds, the Buccs are in first place out of 16 teams with 87.5 points, followed by Versailles and Mechanicsburg.
Connor Ryan (106) advanced with a bye and a 9-1 major decision over Drew Layne of Mechanicsburg, while Ryan Ford (126) had a bye and a 10-2 major decision over Miami East’s Stephen Morrow. Brock Smith (138) picked up two victories by pin – over Ian Smith of Lehman Catholic and Austin McCuistion of Miami East.
Daniel Jennings (145) advanced with an 11-9 decision over Miami East’s Mack Rose and a 19-1 technicall fall over Wes Morrow of Tri-County North, while Jake Sowers (152) picked up a bye and a pin over Caden Hellyer of Miami East
At 160 lbs, Kyler Deeter pinned Burke Stackey of Southeastern after getting a bye, while Ben Miller (170) received a bye before defeating Troy Christian’s Levi Sims, 6-4. A.J. Ouellette (182) pinned Scott Dooley after getting a bye in the first round, while Brian Olson (195) picked up a pair of pins, over Tristan Devlin of Troy Christian and Ely Stapleton of Mechanicsburg.
Jordan Wolfe (285) was the final Buccaneer to advance to the semifinals with a pin over Michael Knapp of Mechanicsburg.
Two additional wrestlers – Michael Cox (113) and Justin Daniel (220) – are still alive in the consolation bracket. Cox dropped a technical fall to Damon Walters of West Liberty-Salem, while Daniel dropped a close 4-3 decision to Drey Williams of Northeastern.
FEBRUARY 16, 2016 – SIDNEY
Covington entered the second day of the Lehman Division 3 Sectional wrestling tournament in first place with a narrow lead, and wrestled a fantastic second day, winning the 16-team tournament with 228.5 points, followed by runner-up Versailles (183) and Mechanicsburg (182). All twelve competing wrestlers won matches for the Buccs, while eleven placed in the top four to qualify for the District tournament. In doing so, Covington won their fourth overall sectional title and first since 1986. The team also tied the school record for most district qualifiers (11), which also occurred in 1986.
Three wrestlers led the way for Covington with first place finishes. Ryan Ford (126) won a convincing 13-5 major decision in the finals over Trevor Anderson of West Liberty-Salem after getting an 8-3 semifinal win over Andrew Zirkle of Triad. Daniel Jennings (145) picked up his fourth win of the tournament by pinning Adam Tilley of Mechanicsburg in the finals after a semifinal pin over Austin Moore of National Trail. Brian Olson (195) then picked up the Buccs’ final sectional title with a pin over Versailles’ Kyle Dieringer, after an injury default victory over Lehman’s Quinton Malone.
Five more wrestlers finished as sectional runners-up. Jake Sowers (152) won a 9-3 decision over Versailles’ Brandon Christian in the semifinals before dropping his final bout to Jordan Marshall of Troy Christian. Kyler Deeter (160) won 10-5 over Cameron Luther of Springfield Catholic Central in the semifinals before losing a come-from-behind match against Max Erwin of Mechanicsburg. Ben Miller (170) earned a semifinal pin over Matt Nieswinger of Springfield Catholic Central before losing to Zach Sullivan of National Trail in the finals.
A.J. Ouellette (182) picked up a strong 9-4 victory over the no. 2 seed Rickey Bruce of Triad in the semifinals before dropping his finals match to Troy Christian’s B.J. Toal. Jordan Wolfe (285) also finished as a sectional runner-up, earning a 3-1 semifinal victory over Chad Demaree of Southeastern, before losing his final bout to Versailles’ Andrew Smith.
Three additional wrestlers qualified to districts for Covington. Unseeded Justin Daniel (220) placed third by first defeating the no. 1 seed Andrew Smith of Versailles, 13-8, in the consolation semifinals, and then beating the no. 3 seed Drey Williams of Northeastern by pin for third place. Connor Ryan (106) pinned Izac Hernandez of Springfield Catholic Central in the consolation semifinals before dropping an overtime decision to Miami East’s Josh Morrow for fourth place.
Also taking fourth was Brock Smith (138) who earned a 5-3 consolation semifinal decision over Tri-County North’s Dustin Green before dropping a 2-1 decision to Anthony Decarlo of Springfield Catholic Central for fourth place. Michael Cox (113) also won and scored valuable points for the team. He concludes his freshman season with a 19-13 record.
The Buccs compete at the District tournament at Kettering Fairmont’s Trent Arena on Friday and Saturday, February 22-23.
2013 BUCCANEER DISTRICT QUALIFIERS:
126 lbs. Ryan Ford – 1st at Sectionals
145 lbs. Daniel Jennings – 1st at Sectionals
195 lbs. Brian Olson – 1st at Sectionals
152 lbs. Jake Sowers – 2nd at Sectionals
160 lbs. Kyler Deeter – 2nd at Sectionals
170 lbs. Ben Miller – 2nd at Sectionals
182 lbs. A.J. Ouellette – 2nd at Sectionals
285 lbs. Jordan Wolfe – 2nd at Sectionals
220 lbs. Justin Daniel – 2rd at Sectionals
106 lbs. Connor Ryan – 4th at Sectionals
138 lbs. Brock Smith – 4th at Sectionals
FINAL TEAM STANDINGS FROM 2013 SECTIONALS:
- Covington 228.50
- Versailles 183.00
- Mechanicsburg 182.00
- Troy Christian 161.50
- Miami East 137.50
- Springfield Catholic Central 130.00
- National Trail 59.00
- (tie) Tri-County North 59.00
- Northeastern 54.00
- Southeastern Local 48.00
- Lehman Catholic 47.50
- Triad 47.00
- W. Liberty-Salem 37.50
- Arcanum 17.00
- Riverside 15.00
- Emmanuel Christian Acad. 0.00
COVINGTON MATCH-BY-MATCH RESULTS:
Championship – 1st round:
Weight 113: Damon Walters (9), West Liberty T-Fall Michael Cox (9), Covington, 5:03
Weight 138: Brock Smith (12), Covington Fall Ian Smith (9), Lehman Cath., 1.09
Weight 145: Daniel Jennings (11), Covington Dec Mack Rose (10), Miami East, 11-9
Weight 195: Brian Olson (12), Covington Fall Tristan Devlin (10), Troy Christian, 1 ;57
Championship – Quarterfinals:
Weight 106: Connor Ryan (9), Covington M-Dec Drew Layne (10), Mechanicsburg, 9-1
Weight 126: Ryan Ford (9), Covington M-Dec Stephen Morrow (12), Miami East, 10-2
Weight 138: Brock Smith (12), Covington Fall Austin McCuistion (10), Miami East, :36
Weight 145: Daniel Jennings (11), Covington T-Fall Wes Morrow (10), TC North, 5:30
Weight 152: Jake Sowers (12), Covington Fall Caden Hellyer (9), Miami East, 1:35
Weight 160: Kyler Deeter (12), Covington Fall Burke Stuckey (12), Southeastern, 1:02
Weight 170: Ben Miller (10), Covington Dec Levi Sims (9), Troy Christian, 6-4
Weight 182: A.J. Ouellette (11), Covington Fall Scott Dooley (10), Northeastern, :42
Weight 195: Brian Olson (12), Covington Fall Ely Stapleton (12), Mechanicsburg, 3:02
Weight 220: Drey Williams (11), Northeastern Dec Justin Daniel (11), Covington, 4-3
Weight 285: Jordan Wolfe (11), Covington Fall Michael Knapp (9), Mechanicsburg, 4:33
Consolation – 1st round
Weight 113: Michael Cox (9), Covington Fall Gavin Lloyd (10), Southeastern Local, 5:11
Championship – Semifinals
Weight 106: Nathan Henry (9), Versailles Dec Connor Ryan (9), Covington, 8-4
Weight 126: Ryan Ford (9), Covington Dec Andrew Zirkle (11), Triad, 8-3
Weight 138: Austin Reese (11), Mechanicsburg Fall Brock Smith (12), Covington, 2:46
Weight 145: Daniel Jennings (11), Covington Fall Austin Moore (9), National Trail, 3:45
Weight 152: Jake Sowers (12), Covington Dec Brandon Christian (11), Versailles, 9-3
Weight 160: Kyler Deeter (12), Covington Dec Cameron Luther (11), Cath. Central, 10-5
Weight 170: Ben Miller (10), Covington Fall Matt Neiswinger (12), Cath. Central, 0:49
Weight 182: A.J. Ouellette (11), Covington Dec Rickey Bruce (11), Triad, 9-4
Weight 195: Brian Olson (12), Covington Def Quinton Malone (12), Lehman Cath.
Weight 285: Jordan Wolfe (11), Covington Dec Chad Demaree (10), Southeastern, 3-1
Consolation – 3rd round
Weight 113: Joe Morrow (9), Tri-County No. Dec Michael Cox (9), Covington, 5-0
Weight 220: Justin Daniel (11), Covington Fall Allen Armstrong (11), Lehman Cath., 2:53
Consolation – Semifinals
Weight 106: Connor Ryan (9), Covington Fall Izac Hernandez (9), Cath. Central, 2:32
Weight 138: Brock Smith (12), Covington Dec Dustin Green (10), Tri-County No., 5-3
Weight 220: Justin Daniel (11), Covington Dec Dominic Richard (12), Versailles, 13-8
Weight 106: Josh Morrow (10), Miami East Dec Connor Ryan (9), Covington, OT 5-3
Weight 138: Anthony Decarlo (11), Cath. Central Dec Brock Smith (12), Covington, 2-1
Weight 220: Justin Daniel (11), Covington Fall Drey Williams (11), Northeastern, 4:38
Weight 126: Ryan Ford (9), Covington M-Dec Trevor Anderson (9), W. Liberty, 13-5
Weight 145: Daniel Jennings (11), Covington Fall Adam Tilley (12), Mechanicsburg, 1:36
Weight 152: Jordan Marshall (12), Troy Christian Fall Jake Sowers (12), Covington, 1:00
Weight 160: Max Erwin (12), Mechanicsburg Fall Kyler Deeter (12), Covington, 5:42
Weight 170: Zach Sullivan (10), National Trail M-Dec Ben Miller (10), Covington, 13-5
Weight 182: B.J. Toal (12), Troy Christian Fall A.J. Ouellette (11), Covington, 5:16
Weight 195: Brian Olson (12), Covington Fall Kyle Dieringer (10), Versailles, 3:01
Weight 285: Andrew Smith (12), Versailles Dec Jordan Wolfe (11), Covington, 7-1