Delaware Duals highlights


By Ben Stroup -

Host Hayes and Big Walnut secured just a pair of team wins in their eight combined matches, but did have a handful of highlights during Saturday’s Delaware Duals.

Carter Davidson, a 2016 district qualifier, made the most noise for the Pacers, finishing the day a perfect 4-0.

The 182-pound senior pinned the Golden Eagles’ Josh Parker in 3:24 to lead Hayes to a 39-30 win over Big Walnut in the opener.

He also picked up pins in the Pacers’ 42-31 second-round loss to Amanda Clearcreek, their 42-33 third-round setback at the hands of Springboro and their 46-36 loss to Hilliard Davidson in the fifth-place match.

Other Hayes standouts included freshman Tristan Burton (113) and sophomore state qualifier Zach Williams (132), who were perfect on the day with a pair of pins apiece.

Bailey Munday (120), meanwhile, finished 4-0 to lead the Golden Eagles. He pinned Demeko Barnes in 1:01 in the loss to Hayes, won 8-2 in Big Walnut’s 48-32 second-round setback to Springboro, notched an 11-2 decision in a 45-29 loss to Amanda Clearcreek and picked up a late pin to lead his team to a 33-30 win over Hartley in the seventh-place match.

Carson Dearth (160) and Kyle Humphries (170) were also solid, each finishing the day with three wins.


By Ben Stroup

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