High school wrestling: LCC’s Caprella aiming high


Young Roughriders looking strong

By Mark Altstaetter - sports@limanews.com



St. Marys’ Tyler Hisey, left, wrestles Monroe’s Caleb Thomas during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior.

St. Marys’ Tyler Hisey, left, wrestles Monroe’s Caleb Thomas during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Spencerville’s Carder Miller, top, wrestles Antwerp’s Eli Reinhart during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior.

Spencerville’s Carder Miller, top, wrestles Antwerp’s Eli Reinhart during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Delphos Jefferson’s Johnathon Brooks, top, wrestles Cory-Rawson’s Owen Karcher during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Liberty-Benton’s Greg Musselman, left, wrestles Bath’s Ezekiel Burkholder during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Nathan Ditto, top, of Delphos St. John’s wrestles Tippecanoe’s Jessie Tipton during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Lima Central Catholic’s Chase Caprella, left, wrestles Paulding’s Jordan Mudel during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior.


Richard Parrish | The Lima News

Results

Spartan Invitational

At Lima Senior

Team Scores: 1. Mechanicsburg 297.5, 2. Monroe 190, 3. Liberty-Benton 145, 4. St. Marys 142, 5. Spencerville 140, 6. Shawnee 123.5, 7. Paulding 112.5, 8. Delphos St. John’s 104, 9. Delphos Jefferson 94, 10. Edgerton 93, 11. Tippecanoe 81.5, 12. Lima Central Catholic 73.5, 13. Bath 72, 14. Lima Senior 64.5, 15. Cory-Rawson 62.5, 16. Antwerp 57, 17. Calvert 54, 18. Ada 41, 19. Elida 36.

First through fifth place matches involving area wrestlers included

106

First Place: Tyler Hisey (SM) def. Caleb Thomas (Mon), 8-0.

Third Place: Gavin Caprella (LCC) pinned Kaylor Reynolds (Cal), 4:04.

Fifth Place: Oliver Murry (Tip) pinned Nyah Hodge Miller (Spen), 2:15.

113

Third Place: Eli Reinhart (Ant) def. Carder Miller (Spen), 5-1.

120

Fifth Place: Colton Biederman (Ada) pinned Ethan Morgan (Shaw), 4:08.

126

Third Place: Cory Beach (Shaw) pinned Isaac Torsell (SM), 1:31.

Fifth Place: Owen Karcher (C-R) def. Johnathon Brooks (DJ), 7-2.

132

First Place: Chase Caprella (LCC) def. Jordan Mudel (Paul), 7-2.

Fifth Place: Jay Goetz (Spen) pinned Zane Hitchcock (Mech), 2:09.

138

Third Place: SeVaughn Carter (LCC) def. Mason Adlesh (Shaw), 6-5.

Fifth Place: Jace Schaefer (SM) def. Dawson Lamb (Paul), 6-5.

145

First Place: Alex Pitsch (Mon) def. Aaron Bowsher (LS), 7-6.

Third Place: Trent Fairburn (Shaw) def. Isaac Bryant (Mech), 7-1.

Fifth Place: Garrett Jones (Spen) pinned Brody Fisher (Paul), 1:54.

152

First Place: Jake Hurst (Mech) pinned Mason Vonderwell (DSJ), :14.

Third Place: Blake Ballard (Tip) pinned Nick Thompson (C-R), 1:31.

160

First Place: Tommy Mabry (SM) def. Kyle Mink (Mon), 8-3.

Third Place: Mark Wrasman (DSJ) pinned Ben McKee (DJ), 2:13.

Fifth Place: Dalton Hahn (LS) pinned Cody Collert (L-B), 1:32.

170

First Place: Chase Martin (DSJ) def. Deontae Davis (C-R), 10-8.

Third Place: Adam Walker (Mech) pinned Mason Saeler (SM), 1:52.

Fifth Place: Howie Perkins (Shaw) pinned Bruce Hutchinson (DJ), :40.

182

First Place: Jaron Patterson (Mech) pinned Cole Mabis (Paul), 4:30.

Third Place: Zachary Simpson (Bath) def. Race Gorell (L-B), 9-2.

Fifth Place: Clayton Paddubny (DSJ) pinned Parker Beard (Cal) :40.

195

First Place: Nathaniel DiRe (L-B) def. Joey Hale (Shaw), 12-8.

Third Place: Kane Plescher (DJ) pinned Riley Coil (Paul), :58.

Fifth Place: Davion Browning (LS) pinned Heath Gaskill (Spen), 2:52.

220

First Place: Brandon Dues (Spen) def. Brock Lyons (Elida), 13-9.

Third Place: Mathias Shepler (Edg) pinned Reuben Noriega (Spen), 2:54.

Fifth Place: Caden Coleman (Mech) pinned Brice Saeler (SM), :53.

285

First Place: Carter Butler (Bath) pinned Darius Clark (Spen), :13.

Fifth Place: Matthew Berger (L-B) pinned Noah Arnett (Ada), 2:12.

LIMA — It’s all about taking it one week at a time.

For Lima Central Catholic senior wrestler Chase Caprella, winning Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior is just part of the process.

Caprella, a three-time state qualifier, is not only looking to return to the Division III state tournament in March (13-15) at Ohio State, but he is aiming to be at the top of the awards podium on the third day of the tournament.

At last year’s state tournament, Caprella was just one win away from reaching the awards podium.

At Saturday’s Spartan Invitational, Caprella improved his record to 20-1 after he notched the title in the 132-pound weight class.

In the finals, Caprella defeated Paulding’s Jordan Mudel 7-2.

“I’ve never wrestled him before,” Caprella said in reference to Mudel. “He came out strong. I just had to slow him down and break his pace a little bit, and then in the end, just outscore him.

“As the match went on, I progressively felt stronger. But that’s what we train for every day — progressively getting better throughout the match. I had high expectations today, and I just came out and executed.”

Caprella realizes he cannot afford to look past any opponent, as he has set some high goals.

“I want to not only get on the podium (at the state tournament), but I want to win it. That’s what we train for every single day,” Caprella said.

Mechanicsburg won the team title Saturday with 297.5 points. Monroe was a distant second (190). Liberty-Benton (145), St. Marys (142) and Spencerville (140) rounded out the top five squads in the 19-team field.

St. Marys senior Tommy Mabry won the title in the 160-pound weight class. In the finals, Mabry recorded an 8-3 decision over Monroe’s Kyle Mink. There were several timeouts taken throughout the match, in order to control bleeding from Mabry’s forehead.

“That was a brawl,” Mabry said about his finals match. “I watched him (Mink) in his last match (semifinals) and he looked pretty tough, but I didn’t expect anything like this.”

Last season, Mabry was a Division II state alternate. He also was a Western Buckeye League champion in 2018-19. He is a two-time district qualifier.

“This year, I want to make it to the state tournament,” Mabry said. “But districts is a brawl. You can’t just walk in there and expect to win.”

Mabry said this year’s team is looking strong, despite having a young roster.

“We lost two league champs from last year, and most of this year’s team is young. I’m the only senior this year. Everybody is just looking to improve,” he said.

One of those young teammates of Mabry’s is sophomore Tyler Hisey (106).

In Saturday’s finals, Hisey major-decisioned Monroe’s Caleb Thomas, 8-0.

With his stellar performance, Hisey (21-0) was named the most valuable wrestler of the tournament.

Hisey knew, coming in, that Saturday’s competition was going to be tough.

“I had two really good kids that I had to face. … I just wanted to beat them,” he said with a smile.

Other champions Saturday included Antwerp’s Randall Mills (126), Bath’s Carter Butler (285), Chase Martin from Delphos St. John’s (170), Liberty-Benton’s Nathaniel DiRe (195), Mechanicsburg’s Trey Allen (113), Jesse Stroud (120), Westyn Moyer (138), Jake Hurst (152), Jaron Patterson (182), Monroe’s Alex Pitsch (145) and Spencerville’s Brandon Dues (220).

St. Marys’ Tyler Hisey, left, wrestles Monroe’s Caleb Thomas during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/01/web1_Spartan-Invite-RP-001.jpgSt. Marys’ Tyler Hisey, left, wrestles Monroe’s Caleb Thomas during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Spencerville’s Carder Miller, top, wrestles Antwerp’s Eli Reinhart during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/01/web1_Spartan-Invite-RP-002.jpgSpencerville’s Carder Miller, top, wrestles Antwerp’s Eli Reinhart during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Delphos Jefferson’s Johnathon Brooks, top, wrestles Cory-Rawson’s Owen Karcher during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/01/web1_Spartan-Invite-RP-005.jpgDelphos Jefferson’s Johnathon Brooks, top, wrestles Cory-Rawson’s Owen Karcher during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Liberty-Benton’s Greg Musselman, left, wrestles Bath’s Ezekiel Burkholder during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/01/web1_Spartan-Invite-RP-006.jpgLiberty-Benton’s Greg Musselman, left, wrestles Bath’s Ezekiel Burkholder during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Nathan Ditto, top, of Delphos St. John’s wrestles Tippecanoe’s Jessie Tipton during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/01/web1_Spartan-Invite-RP-008.jpgNathan Ditto, top, of Delphos St. John’s wrestles Tippecanoe’s Jessie Tipton during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Lima Central Catholic’s Chase Caprella, left, wrestles Paulding’s Jordan Mudel during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/01/web1_Spartan-Invite-RP-007.jpgLima Central Catholic’s Chase Caprella, left, wrestles Paulding’s Jordan Mudel during Saturday’s Spartan Invitational at Lima Senior. Richard Parrish | The Lima News
Young Roughriders looking strong

By Mark Altstaetter

sports@limanews.com

Results

Spartan Invitational

At Lima Senior

Team Scores: 1. Mechanicsburg 297.5, 2. Monroe 190, 3. Liberty-Benton 145, 4. St. Marys 142, 5. Spencerville 140, 6. Shawnee 123.5, 7. Paulding 112.5, 8. Delphos St. John’s 104, 9. Delphos Jefferson 94, 10. Edgerton 93, 11. Tippecanoe 81.5, 12. Lima Central Catholic 73.5, 13. Bath 72, 14. Lima Senior 64.5, 15. Cory-Rawson 62.5, 16. Antwerp 57, 17. Calvert 54, 18. Ada 41, 19. Elida 36.

First through fifth place matches involving area wrestlers included

106

First Place: Tyler Hisey (SM) def. Caleb Thomas (Mon), 8-0.

Third Place: Gavin Caprella (LCC) pinned Kaylor Reynolds (Cal), 4:04.

Fifth Place: Oliver Murry (Tip) pinned Nyah Hodge Miller (Spen), 2:15.

113

Third Place: Eli Reinhart (Ant) def. Carder Miller (Spen), 5-1.

120

Fifth Place: Colton Biederman (Ada) pinned Ethan Morgan (Shaw), 4:08.

126

Third Place: Cory Beach (Shaw) pinned Isaac Torsell (SM), 1:31.

Fifth Place: Owen Karcher (C-R) def. Johnathon Brooks (DJ), 7-2.

132

First Place: Chase Caprella (LCC) def. Jordan Mudel (Paul), 7-2.

Fifth Place: Jay Goetz (Spen) pinned Zane Hitchcock (Mech), 2:09.

138

Third Place: SeVaughn Carter (LCC) def. Mason Adlesh (Shaw), 6-5.

Fifth Place: Jace Schaefer (SM) def. Dawson Lamb (Paul), 6-5.

145

First Place: Alex Pitsch (Mon) def. Aaron Bowsher (LS), 7-6.

Third Place: Trent Fairburn (Shaw) def. Isaac Bryant (Mech), 7-1.

Fifth Place: Garrett Jones (Spen) pinned Brody Fisher (Paul), 1:54.

152

First Place: Jake Hurst (Mech) pinned Mason Vonderwell (DSJ), :14.

Third Place: Blake Ballard (Tip) pinned Nick Thompson (C-R), 1:31.

160

First Place: Tommy Mabry (SM) def. Kyle Mink (Mon), 8-3.

Third Place: Mark Wrasman (DSJ) pinned Ben McKee (DJ), 2:13.

Fifth Place: Dalton Hahn (LS) pinned Cody Collert (L-B), 1:32.

170

First Place: Chase Martin (DSJ) def. Deontae Davis (C-R), 10-8.

Third Place: Adam Walker (Mech) pinned Mason Saeler (SM), 1:52.

Fifth Place: Howie Perkins (Shaw) pinned Bruce Hutchinson (DJ), :40.

182

First Place: Jaron Patterson (Mech) pinned Cole Mabis (Paul), 4:30.

Third Place: Zachary Simpson (Bath) def. Race Gorell (L-B), 9-2.

Fifth Place: Clayton Paddubny (DSJ) pinned Parker Beard (Cal) :40.

195

First Place: Nathaniel DiRe (L-B) def. Joey Hale (Shaw), 12-8.

Third Place: Kane Plescher (DJ) pinned Riley Coil (Paul), :58.

Fifth Place: Davion Browning (LS) pinned Heath Gaskill (Spen), 2:52.

220

First Place: Brandon Dues (Spen) def. Brock Lyons (Elida), 13-9.

Third Place: Mathias Shepler (Edg) pinned Reuben Noriega (Spen), 2:54.

Fifth Place: Caden Coleman (Mech) pinned Brice Saeler (SM), :53.

285

First Place: Carter Butler (Bath) pinned Darius Clark (Spen), :13.

Fifth Place: Matthew Berger (L-B) pinned Noah Arnett (Ada), 2:12.

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