The Central Crossing High School wrestling team opens the postseason Saturday, Feb. 15, in a Division I sectional at Marysville.
The top four finishers in each weight class advance to the district tournament Feb. 21 and 22 at Hilliard Darby.
Last season, the Comets finished fourth (145.5) in the 10-team Westland sectional behind champion Hilliard Davidson (224.5), with Josh Wimer winning the title at 120 pounds. Also advancing to district were Ethan Leapley (132), Robbie Fusner (195), Jackson Lakso (106), Gavin McKenney (126), James Wimer (113) and Kameron Teacher (heavyweight).
The Comets closed OCC-Central Division competition Feb. 6 with a 43-30 win over Thomas Worthington. Lakso (113), McKenney (132), Hunter Taylor (160), Teacher (heavyweight) and Josh Wimer (138) won by pin, and James Wimer (126) won by major decision. J.D. Woods (120) won by decision and Fusner (195) won by forfeit.
Central Crossing tied Dublin Coffman for fourth (3-4) in the league, behind Marysville (7-0), Olentangy Liberty (6-1) and Davidson (5-2) and ahead of Thomas and Upper Arlington (both 2-5) and Westland (0-7).
In a 41-27 victory over Hartley, also on Feb. 6, Leapley (145), McKenney (132) and Teacher (heavyweight) won by pin and Kyle Collins (106) and Fusner (195) won by major decision. Casey Davis (152), James Wimer (120) and Josh Wimer (138) won by decision and Lakso (113) won by forfeit.
Greyhounds head to UA sectional
Grove City competes in a Division I sectional Saturday, Feb. 15, at UA, with the top four finishers in each weight class advancing to district.
Last season, the Greyhounds finished fifth (145) in the Westland sectional and advanced eight competitors to district, including returnees Cole Capehart (120), Chandler Evanichko (heavyweight), Justin Belmonte (220), Cortez Marshall (113) and Will Marshall (106).
The Greyhounds defeated Gahanna 45-28 on Feb. 6 in their final OCC-Ohio dual. Grove City finished fourth (4-3) in the league behind Pickerington Central (7-0), Lancaster (6-1) and Pickerington North (5-2) and ahead of Gahanna (3-4), Reynoldsburg (2-5), Groveport (1-6) and Newark (0-7).