Westland High School wrestlers Sean Clutter and Scottie Haslam entered the Division I district tournament hoping for the program's first state tournament berth since Chris Brogan during the 2006-07 season.

Westland High School wrestlers Sean Clutter and Scottie Haslam entered the Division I district tournament hoping for the program's first state tournament berth since Chris Brogan during the 2006-07 season.

The district tournament was held last Friday and Saturday at Hilliard Darby.

The Cougars have not had a state placer since Jack Farrell was eighth at 119 pounds in the 2004-05 season.

Clutter was 35-2 entering district after winning the 130-pound title at the home sectional Feb. 20.

"I was expecting to win, but I wasn't expecting to have such a close match," Clutter said about his 5-2 win over Pickerington North's Jacob Hinze in the final. "He got an early takedown and just surprised me. He did something he's never done against me before and just caught me off guard."

Haslam (21-6) earned his berth to district after placing second at 125 at sectional.

The Cougars finished eighth (77.5 points) behind first-place Pickerington North (224.5).

Other place finishers for Westland were Zach King at 189 (fifth), Jesse Carmack at 171 (sixth) and Jordan Finney at 285 (sixth).

"I felt like going in that we had the potential to qualify four kids for district," coach Roger Branham said. "Two of them made it out, and the other two were close."

Clutter, a three-time district qualifier, was looking to close his high school career in style.

"For me, it's just kind of continues the tradition we've had going at Westland for quite some time," Branham said. "We've been down for a few years now, but anybody who knows the history of our school knows that we annually have kids in the state tournament. I consider it would be just a continuation of our program."

•The boys basketball team's season ended following a 67-30 loss to Dublin Coffman in a Division I district tournament game last Tuesday at Jonathan Alder.

The Cougars were 2-19 overall and 1-13 in the OCC-Central Division.

Coach Todd Parker knew that if his team was going to be competitive with the fifth-seeded Shamrocks, it needed to play a near-perfect game.

Westland, however, struggled in the first quarter. It committed seven turnovers in the first five minutes and trailed 22-5 after one quarter. Coffman never looked back from there.

Senior Mike Tumblison led the Cougars with 14 points.

Kyle Molock spearheaded a balanced attack for the Shamrocks with 21 points.

"We had too many turnovers," Parker said. "Coffman is a nice team. Once they starting hitting the 3s, they're very tough to guard. They do that penetration, they try to kick it so they get you helping and then you're in trouble because they pass the ball so nice. They love to score in transition.

"They were playing tournament level defense and our offense wasn't quite up to the task."

Coffman, which swept the regular-season series against Westland 81-45 and 82-41, played Logan in a district game last Friday at Alder.

The Cougars earned a highlight win in the closing stages of the season. They edged Central Crossing 67-64 on Feb. 19 at Westland.

Zach Buchwalter's 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds remaining lifted the Cougars and the win snapped their 15-game losing streak.

Westland's other win came against West 73-62 on Dec. 5.

•The girls basketball team was eliminated from the district tournament by Upper Arlington 68-30 last Wednesday at Hamilton Township.

Taylor Horn led Westland with 10 points.

The third-seeded Golden Bears play Reynoldsburg on Monday at Olentangy Liberty.

Westland finished the season 2-17 overall and 0-14 in the OCC-Central.

UA won the regular-season series 68-40 and 74-26.

•The gymnastics team competed in the district tournament last Saturday at Worthington Kilbourne.

The top eight individuals from each event and top three teams advanced to the state meet, slated for Friday and Saturday at Hilliard Bradley.