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DECEMBER 21 , 2016 www . coshoctonbeacontoday . com THE BEACON 17
By Joe Holmes
WARSAW - The River View Black Bears defeated county rivals Ridgewood and Coshocton on Thursday night , Dec . 15 , to take home the county crown .
The Black Bears were able to do something Ridgewood and Coshocton couldn ’ t and that was fill all the weight classes .
River View cashed in 36 of their 42 team points via forfeit to take down the Generals 42-33 . The Black Bears started off the match with three straight forfeit wins to open up an 18-0 lead .
Ridgewood senior Colton Bethel would pin Hayden Martin with five seconds left in the first period to get the Generals on the board with six points . River View would then have another three forfeit wins to push the lead to 36-6 .
The Generals would pick up some momentum with three straight wins of their own , led by Tyler Caudy ’ s 13-6 decision over Ryan Caley . Kevin Bethel and Kyle Bethel would follow up with two pins to get the score to 36-21 with a key matchup coming up next between
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seniors Brody Bookless and Javon Merrill . Bookless would pick up an 8-6 overtime win over Merrill and Lucas Laurvray would pick up a 7-4 decision over Abrham Buckler to seal the deal for the Black Bears . Ridgewood would add pins by Jason Stubbs and Kasey Bethel but their efforts would not be enough as the match ended 42-33 in favor of the Black Bears .
Ridgewood Head Coach Chad Massie knew that they would struggle to beat River View because of the open spots , but Massie is not using that as an excuse .
“ I think we were a little slow in the first period with some of our matches . I don ’ t think our conditioning is where we want to be ,” he said . “ We don ’ t know if two days off school had anything to do with that but we aren ’ t using that excuse . I am happy with only giving up two matches on the night though but we gotta pick up our conditioning .”
Ridgewood would go on to defeat Coshocton 43-18 in the first match of the night . Ridgewood did not lose a match against Coshocton as the Redskins ’ 18 points were acquired all through forfeits . Kevin Bethel , Merrill , Buckler and Stubbs would all pick up pins in the match

Wrestling is not just for boys

WEST LAFAYETTE – Becoming a wrestler seemed like a natural choice for Kierra Barthalow .
“ I always watched my older brother Kelly and wanted to be like him ,” said the eighth grader at Ridgewood High School . “ He placed fifth at state in 2015 and went to Australia and New Zealand for a wrestling tournament .”
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Kierra picked up the sport in second grade and is now a member of Ridgewood ’ s junior high team .
“ I just enjoy it ,” she said . “ I ’ ve always liked it and its one of my favorite sports .”
Some of the guys have said they don ’ t like wrestling a girl and she gets some funny looks at meets sometimes , but for the most part everyone treats her like just another wrestler .
“ She is not the type of kid who wants / expects any kind of special treatment just because she is competing in a sport that is mostly participated in by boys ,” said Thad Youngen , Ridgewood ’ s Middle School Wrestling Coach . “ She works hard and has the same expectations as anyone else on the team . She is very strong and has a background in wrestling .”
Kierra wrestles in the 205 weight class and at her first

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meet of the season won her first match , but then lost two after that .
“ Some of the guys are pretty tough and muscular , but my goal is just to try and win as many matches as I can ,” Kierra said .
She definitely has shown that she ’ s not afraid of the boys .
“ One of my favorite memories is from last year and it actually was a match I lost ,” Kierra said . “ They guy lifted me off the mat and threw me down , but I thought it was funny and laughed . I also ended up placing third there .”
Her mom ( Betina Scott ) isn ’ t a huge fan of the idea of her wrestling , but Kierra said she is one of her biggest supporters .
“ She doesn ’ t really want me to wrestle but our superintendent Mr . Masloski said you can ’ t tell by the way she ’ s up there in the stands cheering me on ,” Kierra said . “ It ’ s been a great experience .”
Her mother ’ s boyfriend John Szakal also enjoys watching her compete .
“ It ’ s been interesting because I wrestled when I was younger too ,” he said .
Everyone also is very accommodating with having a girl available to weigh her in if she is close to weight and needs to shed clothing to make it and taking her to a different room to check for ringworm and to check her nails .
“ On the bus we are just all mixed up and while the guys change in the locker room I wait in the hallway ,” Kierra said . “ I would tell other girls who want to try something different to just try their best and not to let anyone put them down .”

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while Colton Bethel and Kyle Bethel picked up decisions .
In the final match of the night , River View would defeat Coshocton 57-23 to claim the county title . Forfeits would again aid the Black Bears to another victory , picking up another five forfeits to give them 30 points .
Samuel Mitchell would kick off the match for the Black Bears with a : 28 pin over Coshocton ’ s Austin Fowler in the heavyweight class . Lucian Brink and Austin Guthrie would get two straight pins at 106 and 113 to give Coshocton a 12-6 lead . Braiden Davis would claim a forfeit to tie the match , but Coshocton ’ s Blake Barrick would defeat Nicholas Jacob 6-0 to give the Redskins the lead again .
After two more forfeits , Coshocton ’ s Zon Corbett would win via technical fall 15-0 to pick up five points . Slade and Bookless for River View would pick up two pins in a row to push the contest out of reach for the Redskins . Thomas Walters would win a 5-2 decision for the Redskins while Haines and Nemeth would claim forfeit victories for the Black Bears to round out the scoring .
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Reger wins bowling award

At the end of the 36th annual USBC Ohio WBA Senior Womens ’ Handicap bowling tournament held at Tiki Lanes in Lancaster , a local woman bowler was declared the champion of her division . Sheila Reger , a member of the Coshocton USBC WBA , won Division 6 in her age group of 50 to 54 years . Reger , shown on the right in the photo , was presented her trophy at the local lanes while bowling in the Gutter Gals League . Pictured at left with her is Kathy Wingerter of New Philadelphia , who is a board of director from the Ohio Womens ’ Bowling Association .
DECEMBER 21, 2016 www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com By Joe Holmes THE BEACON 17 River View wins county invite WARSAW - The River View Black Bears defeated county rivals Ridgewood and Coshocton on Thursday night, Dec. 15, to take home the county crown. The Black Bears were able to do something Ridgewood and Coshocton couldn’t and that was fill all the weight classes. River View cashed in 36 of their 42 team points via forfeit to take down the Generals 42-33. The Black Bears started off the match with three straight forfeit wins to open up an 18-0 lead. Ridgewood senior Colton Bethel would pin Hayden Martin with five seconds left in the first period to get the Generals on the board with six points. River View would then have another three forfeit wins to push the lead to 36-6. The Generals would pick up some momentum with three straight wins of their own, led by Tyler Caudy’s 13-6 decision over Ryan Caley. Kevin Bethel and Kyle Bethel would follow up with two pins to get the score to 36-21 with a key matchup coming up next between seniors Brody Bookless and Javon Merrill. Bookless would pick up an 8-6 overtime win over Merrill and Lucas Laurvray would pick up a 7-4 decision over Abrham Buckler to seal the deal for the Black Bears. Ridgewood would add pins by Jason Stubbs and Kasey Bethel but their efforts would not be enough as the match ended 42-33 in favor of the Black Bears. Ridgewood Head Coach Chad Massie knew that they would struggle to beat River View because of the open spots, but Massie is not using that as an excuse. “I think we were a little slow in the first period with some of our matches. I don’t think our conditioning is where we want to be,” he said. “We don’t know if two days off school had anything to do with that but we aren’t using that excuse. I am happy with only giving up two matches on the night though but we gotta pick up our conditioning.” Ridgewood would go on to defeat Coshocton 43-18 in the first match of the night. Ridgewood did not lose a match against Coshocton as the Redskins’ 18 points were acquired all through forfeits. Kevin Bethel, Merrill, Buckler and Stubbs would all pick up pins in the match while Colton Bethel and Kyle Bethel picked up decisions. In the final match of the night, River View would defeat Coshocton 57-23 to claim the county title. Forfeits would again aid the Black Bears to another victory, picking up another five forfeits to give them 30 points. Samuel Mitchell would kick off the match for the Black Bears with a :28 pin over Coshocton’s Austin Fowler in the heavyweight class. Lucian Brink and Austin Guthrie would get two straight pins at 106 and 113 to give Coshocton a 12-6 lead. Braiden Davis would claim a forfeit to tie the match, but Coshocton’s Blake Barrick would defeat Nicholas Jacob 6-0 to give the Redskins the lead again. After two more forfeits, Coshocton’s Zon Corbett would win via technical fall 15-0 to pick up five points. Slade and Bookless for River View would pick up two pins in a row to push the contest out of reach for the Redskins. Thomas Walters would win a 5-2 decision for the Redskins while Haines and Nemeth would claim forfeit victories for the Black Bears to round out the scoring. Wrestling is not just for boys By Josie Sellers josie@coshoctoncountybeacon.com WEST LAFAYETTE – Becoming a wrestler seemed like a natural choice for Kierra Barthalow. “I always watched my older brother Kelly and wanted to be like him,” said the eighth grader at Ridgewood High School. “He placed fifth at state in 2015 and went to Australia and New Zealand for a wrestling tournament.” Barthalow Kierra picked up the sport in second grade and is now a member of Ridgewood’s junior high team. “I just enjoy it,” she said. “I’ve always liked it and its one of my favorite sports.” Some of the guys have said they don’t like wrestling a girl and she gets some funny looks at meets sometimes, but for the most part everyone treats her like just another wrestler. “She is not the type of kid who wants/expects any kind of special treatment just because she is competing in a sport that is mostly participated in by boys,” said Thad Youngen, Ridgewood’s Middle School Wrestling Coach. “She works hard and has the same expectations as anyone else on the team. She is very strong and has a background in wrestling.” Kierra wrestles in the 205 weight class and at her first The Beacon is on The Beacon w w w.coshoc tonbeacontoday.com meet of the season won her first match, but then lost two after that. “Some of the guys are pretty tough and muscular, but my goal is just to try and win as many matches as I can,” Kierra said. She definitely has shown that she’s not afraid of the boys. “One of my favorite memories is from last year and it actually was a match I lost,” Kierra said. “They guy lifted me off the mat and threw me down, but I thought it was funny and laughed. I also ended up placing third there.” Her mom (Betina Scott) isn’t a huge fan of the idea of her wrestling, but Kierra said she is one of her biggest supporters. “She doesn’t really want me to wrestle but our superintendent Mr. Masloski said you can’t tell by the way she’s up there in the stands cheering me on,” Kierra said. “It’s been a great experience.” Her mother’s boyfriend John Szakal also enjoys watching her compete. “It’s been interesting because I wrestled when I was younger too,” he said. Everyone also is very accommodating with having a girl available to weigh her in if she is close to weight and needs to shed clothing to make it and taking her to HY\[HX܈[ܛH[Xš\Z[˂'ۈH\H\H\[Z^Y\[[HB^\[H[H\HHZ][H[^K8'BY\HZY 8'H[[\\[BY][Y\[\HZ\\[][[ۙH][Hۋ'B'Zx'H\BXX˘KPې[PXXۂ۝X]YXXۂY\[[˜]\]H[وH ͝[X[TА[АH[[܂Y[&H[X\[\[Y[[]ZB[\[[\\H[X[\\X\YH[\[ۈو\]\[ۋZ[HY\HY[X\وHۈTААKۈ]\[ۈ [\YBܛ\و L MYX\ˈY\ۈۈHY[H\\[Y\H]H[[\[H[[H]\[XYYKX\Y]Y]\\]H[\\و][Y[XKš\H\و\X܈HH[Y[&H[\X][ۋ