The Hilliard Bradley High School wrestling team's bid for its second OCC championship took a major hit with a 33-28 loss to Westerville North on Jan. 30.
The Jaguars fell to 5-1 in the OCC-Cardinal Division and are tied with Darby for second behind North, which improved to 6-0 and can clinch its first league title since 1991 when it plays host to Dublin Scioto on Thursday, Feb. 6.
Given that Scioto is 1-5 in the OCC-Cardinal, Bradley and Darby likely will be vying for sole possession of second place when they face each other Feb. 6 at Memorial Middle School.
Bradley won the OCC-Capital championship in 2012 and was OCC-Cardinal runner-up to Darby last season.
The Jaguars trailed North 9-0 but rallied to take a 16-15 lead, only to watch the Warriors score 18 consecutive points to open a 33-16 advantage.
Winning by pin for Bradley were C.J. Campbell at 113 pounds (3 minutes, 41 seconds), Patrick Yeo at 182 (4:32) and Ryan Kraynak at 195 (1:12).
'Cats place seventh in All-North tourney
Davidson scored 124 points to finish seventh of 16 teams in the All-North Tournament on Feb. 1 at Dublin Jerome, behind champion Amanda-Clearcreek (191).
Bobby Smith finished first at 132 to improve to 35-4.
Placing third were Trent Gill (106), Garrett McIlvain (152), Amir Mansour (195) and Logan Sadler (heavyweight) and finishing fifth were Joe Henderson (170) and Jacob Green (182).
Davidson lost to Central Crossing 37-30 in a regional semifinal of the Division I team tournament Jan. 29 at Marysville. The Wildcats were seeded third of eight teams in Region 6-A and Central Crossing was fourth. Winning by pin were McIlvain at 145 (3:12), Henderson at 170 (2:41) and Green at 182 (1:15).
Davidson made a strong showing against Marysville in an OCC-Central dual Jan. 30.
After falling behind 24-8, the Wildcats rallied to take a 38-30 lead before watching the Monarchs score the final 12 points to pull out a 42-38 win.
Marysville improved to 6-0 in the OCC-Central and Davidson dropped to 4-2.
Winning by pin for the Wildcats were Gill at 106 (3:40), Henderson at 170 (57 seconds), Green at 182 (2:59), Mansour at 195 (4:54) and Sadler at heavyweight (20 seconds).
Davidson concludes its OCC-Central schedule Thursday, Feb. 6, at Dublin Coffman.
Panthers defeat Scioto in OCC-Cardinal dual
Darby defeated Scioto 53-16 in an OCC-Cardinal dual Jan. 30.
Winning by pin were Chris Long at 120 (55 seconds), Quentin Thatcher at 132 (1:49), Tommy Stang at 138 (5:47) and Sean Black at 160 (2:55).