Maitland takes runner-up at A-P/GC tourney

Aplington-Parkersburg/Grundy Center's Hunter Maitland keeps control of Don Bosco's Bryce Schares during a semifinal match at Saturday's Keith Vry Invitational in Parkersburg. (Jake Ryder/Eclipse News-Review)

(CORRECTION: In the Dec. 13 Eclipse and a previous version of this article online, it incorrectly states that Bryce Schares defeated Hunter Maitland in a wrestling dual in Denver the previous Thursday. In fact, Maitland won that match by an 11-6 decision in addition to Saturday's match won by fall. A correction will be included in the Dec. 20 Eclipse and Eclipse sports editor Jake Ryder apologizes to Maitland and the Aplington-Parkersburg/Grundy Center wrestling team for the error.)

 

PARKERSBURG – Tony Norton is willing to be patient with his Dike-New Hartford wrestling team.

 

There were bound to be growing pains, but Norton was encouraged by the improvement shown by the Wolverines at Saturday's Keith Vry Invitational in Parkersburg, especially compared to Thursday's dual losses to SH-BCLUW and Union in Conrad.

 

The Wolverines finished seventh in the competitive 14-team field with 54 team points, with Chase Arends finishing second in the 285-pound bracket and Nathan Graves placing fourth at 170 pounds.

 

Aplington-Parkersburg/Grundy Center was 10th with 43 points.

 

A-P/GC's Hunter Maitland was the runner-up in the 182-pound championship to CGD's Mason Carpenter, taking a second-period pinfall but finishing as the Falcons' highest placer on the podium at the end of the day on Saturday, including a pinfall win in the semifinals over Don Bosco's Bryce Schares, who was ranked in the top 10 in the state in Class 1A. It was Maitland's second win of the week over Schares after an 11-6 decision in Thursday's dual in Denver.

 

Read more in the Dec. 13 Eclipse.