Eagles 2nd at Warren dual


By Bryan Walters - bwalters@aimmediamidwest.com



Eastern sophomore Steven Fitzgerald takes down a Wahama opponent, during the ‘Battle of the Birds’ on Dec. 19 in Tuppers Plains, Ohio.

Eastern sophomore Steven Fitzgerald takes down a Wahama opponent, during the ‘Battle of the Birds’ on Dec. 19 in Tuppers Plains, Ohio.


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VINCENT, Ohio — Sometimes it doesn’t even take one to win.

The Eastern wrestling team came away with second place on a tiebreaker Thursday during a tri-meet held at Warren High School between the Eagles, host Warriors and Fort Frye.

Eastern claimed only two victories against Warren, the eventual champion of the three-team event. EHS and Fort Frye, however, need extra criteria to determine a winner after finishing tied at 24-all.

The Eagles ended up winning the dual match with Cadets on near-falls, allowing the Green and White to bring home runner-up honors.

Blake Newland (126), Daniel Harris (160) and Steven Fitzgerald (195) each scored pinfall wins in their respective matches against FFHS, while Nick Little also picked up six points on a forfeit at 220 pounds. Three of Fort Frye’s four wins were also by forfeit.

Fitzgerald won by forfeit against Warren, while Ryan Ross scored a pinfall win at 120 pounds against the Warriors.

Eastern sophomore Steven Fitzgerald takes down a Wahama opponent, during the ‘Battle of the Birds’ on Dec. 19 in Tuppers Plains, Ohio.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/02/web1_2.3-EHS-Fitzgerald.jpgEastern sophomore Steven Fitzgerald takes down a Wahama opponent, during the ‘Battle of the Birds’ on Dec. 19 in Tuppers Plains, Ohio. Alex Hawley|OVP Sports

By Bryan Walters

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Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.