Area wrestlers place

Four area wrestlers placed in the top five at the AHSAA state wrestling tournament held at the Pelham Civic Complex last Friday and Saturday.

Ben Johnson of Pelham High School and Clay Dykes of Oak mountain High School finished as state runners-up in the respective weight divisions. Both Johnson and Dykes missed a state title by a single point.

Johnson lost to Jay Pratt of Grissom 4-3 in the 171-pound division and Dykes fell to Lawrence Jordan of Jeff Davis 3-2 in the 189-pound class.

Pelham finished the tournament in ninth place with 30 points in team competition in Class 6A. Oak Mountain finished in 12th place with 24 points. Hoover claimed the overall title with 172.5. Other notables were Vestavia Hills in third place (91 points) and Spain Park in fourth place (86 points).

For the Panthers, Taylor McIntosh lost in the the semi-finals and claimed third place in the 130-pound weight class and Tyler Burger finished in fourth place in the 119-pound division. Burger lost in the consolation finals 6-2 to Will Stansfield of Mountain Brook.

Pelham head wrestling coach Bob Parker got the 100th win of his career at Pelham High.

&uot;I

am very happy to reach this milestone but this is not an accomplishment of mine but one for our program,&uot; Parker said.

&uot;I am thankful for the honor but the credit goes to the young in our program. It is also a tribute to my assistant coaches and my parents whom I have enjoyed working. Thank you to all the people of Pelham High School for your support and patience.&uot;

Results of other matches are as follows:

SEMI-FINALS

130 POUNDS &045; Milster (Hoover) defeats McIntosh (Pelham), Miller (Hewitt-Trussville) defeats Armstrong (Robert E. Lee)&160;

135 POUNDS &045; Walters (Vestavia Hills) defeats Jones (Hewitt-Trussville), Prince (Grissom) defeats Long (Oak Mountain)

171 POUNDS &045; Johnson (Pelham) defeats Cutchen (Hoover), Pratt (Grissom) defeats Stevenson (Oak Mountain)

189 POUNDS &045; Dykes (Oak Mountain) defeats Wagner (Grissom), Jordan (Jeff Davis) defeats Terrall (Bob Jones)

CONSOLATION FINALS

119 POUNDS &045; Will Stansfield (Mountain Brook) defeats Tyler Burger (Pelham), Pts 6-2

130 POUNDS &045; Taylor McIntosh (Pelham) defeats Davis Scoggins (Hueytown), Pts 7-3

171 POUNDS &045; Will Cutchen (Hoover) defeats Kyle Stevenson (Oak Mountain), Pts 4-3

CONSOLATION

SEMI-FINALS

119 POUNDS &045; Burger (Pelham) defeats Countryman (Prattville), Stanfield (Mountain Brook) defeats Dehve (Bob Jones)

130 POUNDS &045;&160;Scoggins (Hueytown) defeats Armstrong (Robert E. Lee), McIntosh (Pelham) defeats Orman (Spain Park)

135 POUNDS &045; Hughes (Hoover) defeats Long (Oak Mountain), Jones (Hewitt-Trussville) defeats Davies (Bob Jones)

140 POUNDS &045; Williams (Grissom) defeats Hall (Mountain Brook), Nichol (Auburn) defeats Lampert (Oak Mountain)

171 POUNDS &045; Stevenson (Oak Mountain) defeats Donovan (Mountain Brook), Cutchens (Hoover) defeats Warren (Clay Chalkville)

CLASS 4A, 215 POUND

Chase Burch (Fultondale) defeats Jacob Sherzer (Chelsea) Pin :4