Calera wrestler claims individual section championship

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Calera High School wrestler Coby Mize claimed an individual section championship Feb. 11 in an Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 4A-1A section meet Feb. 11 in Montgomery.

Mize claimed the 160-pound individual championship at the section meet and advanced to the AHSAA state tournament, which will be held Feb. 16-18 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.

Mize pinned Hunter Pointer of Walter Wellborn in 1:00 in his quarterfinal match before earning a 7-2 decision over Alan Santana of Cleburne County in his semifinal match.

Mize earned a 7-0 decision over Kory Spivey of Holtville in the 160-pound championship match at the Class 5A section meet.

Teammate Danny Diaz also qualified for the Class 5A state tournament after finishing runner-up in the 220-pound division at the section meet.

Diaz pinned Austin Blanton of Lincoln in 5:57 in his quarterfinal match before pinning Logan Moore of Piedmont in 4:49 in his semifinal match.

Diaz was pinned by Matthew Smith of Ranburne in 3:00 in the 220-pound championship match at the Class 5A section meet.

Calera finished 11th in team standings at the Class 5A section meet.