Barnesville places eighth at Division III Sectionals

Bellaire High claimed the team title at the Division III Sectional hosted by Barnesville High School on Saturday with 221.5 points. Barnesville finished eighth in the 17-team field with 68.5 points.

Following Bellaire was Martins Ferry (209.5), St. Clairsville (171), Shadyside (134.5), Sandy Valley (128), Tuscarawas Valley (105), Monroe Central (93.5), Barnesville (68.5), Malvern (64), Wellsville (47.5), Bridgeport (45), River (45), Union Local (36), Tuscarawas Central Catholic (30), St. John Central (22.5), Conotton Valley (19) and Steubenville Catholic (17).

The Shamrocks advanced three wrestlers to the district tournament, with John Barker claiming second at 119 pounds after dropping a 13-11 decision to John Marcoaldi of Sandy Valley in the championship bout. Kurtis Jefferis (145) also finished second after Robbie Chilson of Bellaire claimed a narrow 1-0 decision in the champion match.

The other wrestler moving on for Barnesville was Kody Crooks (140), who claimed a 3-2 win over Mitchell Friede of Union Local to capture third place and a berth in the district.

NEXT -- The top four in each weight class advance to the D-III District at Steubenville High School on Friday and Saturday.