Two weeks after facing each other in a tri-meet, the Westerville Central, North and South high school wrestling teams could do so again in the OCC-Cardinal Division tournament Saturday at Marysville.

Two weeks after facing each other in a tri-meet, the Westerville Central, North and South high school wrestling teams could do so again in the OCC-Cardinal Division tournament Saturday at Marysville.

"We're really excited. We want to wrestle them again," North's Josh Demas said. "We felt like we didn't wrestle at our full capability, so it would be nice to get at them again."

On Jan. 17, North beat South 39-37 and Central 54-18. Central defeated South 44-25.

The OCC tournament will feature a dual format. Also competing will be Dublin Jerome, Dublin Scioto, Marysville, Olentangy and Olentangy Liberty. Marysville and Olentangy were tied for fourth in last week's Division I area coaches poll behind first-place Teays Valley.

Central will play host to Independence today. Seniors Johnny Aleshire, Derrick Rhodes, Dustin Siebert and Alex Winton will be recognized.

Scioto beat Central 44-20 on Jan. 22. Winners for the Warhawks were Abraham Kemoh at 103 pounds (11-8), Stephen Alger at 119 (4-1), Aleshire at 140 (9-4), Zach Brown at 152 (15-5), Zach Swick at 215 (14-6) and Pat McNabb at heavyweight (5-3).

Scioto features Randy Languis, who was ranked first at 135 in the area poll last week, and Casey Gordon, who was second at 145.

Central finished third (205.5 points) at the Lewistown Indian Lake Invitational last Saturday behind Celina (288) and New Carlisle Tecumseh (228). Alger won at 119, Aleshire won at 140 and Kemoh was second at 103.

"This is a great opportunity for really good wrestlers to turn it up a notch, to get ready for the postseason," coach Bob Fresch of the league tournament. "It's a great opportunity for our younger wrestlers to go six minutes."

•North expects to be led by Demas and Brandon Burkett on Saturday.

Demas is 23-1 and is ranked first at 152. Burkett is 21-6.

"The key is we have to wrestle our best that day," coach David Grant said. "The last time we wrestled South and Central we had some letdowns. The key is to be consistent all day long and wrestle tough. Consistency is probably the biggest thing for us."

North competed in the Bobcat Duals last Sunday at Ohio University. The Warriors beat Nelsonville-York 44-26 and Circleville 46-24.

•South is looking forward to another shot at North.

"We can't give up the pins," coach Jason Still said. "I'm going into every match down 24-0 because of forfeits, so it's just a matter of not giving up the pin."

The Wildcats finished ninth (134) at the Kevin Cleveland Invitational last Saturday at Scioto behind first-place Clayton Northmont (222). Shane Magers was first at 130 and R.J. Stevenson was second at 119.

"We're fine," Still said. "I just have to get more kids involved and get it built up. It's just a rebuilding year and we're trying to get more kids out. The progress with some of the kids like Shane Magers is amazing."

At a glance

Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Central, North and South wrestling teams:

CENTRAL

Jan. 22 -- Lost to Dublin Scioto 44-20

Last Saturday -- Finished third (205.5) behind Celina (288) and New Carlisle Tecumseh (228) in Lewistown Indian Lake Invitational

Today -- Home vs. Independence

Saturday -- At OCC-Cardinal tournament at Marysville

NORTH

Last Sunday -- Defeated Nelsonville-York 44-26; def. Circleville 46-24 in Bobcat Duals at Ohio University

Saturday -- At OCC-Cardinal tournament

SOUTH

Jan. 21 -- Lost to Pleasant 50-25

Last Saturday -- Finished ninth (134) behind champion Clayton Northmont (222) in Kevin Cleveland Memorial Tournament at Dublin Scioto

Saturday -- At OCC-Cardinal tournament