Area briefs: Millbrook’s Wisman takes 4th at Fargo Nationals

Posted: July 22, 2013

From Star staff reports

FARGO, N.D. — Millbrook rising junior Dylan Wisman took fourth place in both freestyle and Greco-Roman in the 182-pound weight class at the ASICS/Vaughan Junior and Cadet National Championships at the FargoDome in Fargo, N.D., on Saturday.

Wisman posted a 6-2 record in Greco-Roman, dropping a 3-1 decision to Ohio’s Nick Corba in the match for third place.

He finished 7-2 in freestyle, losing to North Dakota’s Preston Lehmann by fall in 1:53 in the third-place match. By finishing fourth,Wisman earned All-America honors in both freestyle and Greco-Roman (which forbids holds below the waist) in the week-long tournament that ended on Saturday.

The Fargo Nationals is considered the premier event for high school wrestling. The top eight wrestlers in each division earn All-America honors.

As a sophomore at Millbrook last season, Wisman finished with a 28-5 record (with 20 pins) and was the Group AA state runner-up at 160 pounds. He was the Region II and Northwestern District champion.


Royals eliminated from playoffs

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Charles Town (W.Va.) swept Winchester in a Valley Baseball League doubleheader at Sager Field Sunday night, ending the Royals’ slim playoff hopes.

The Cannons scored two runs in the sixth inning for a 6-5 win in the opener. Charles Town also rallied with a 3-run sixth in the second game to break a 1-1 tie en route to a 4-2 victory.

With the loss, Winchester (11-28) fell 6 1/2 games behind both Front Royal and Aldie for the fourth and final North Division playoff berth with only five regular season games left for the Royals.

Jordan Stewart went 2 for 4 with an RBI and scored a run, and Joshua Buczek went 2 for 3 for Winchester. Royals reliever Gavin Free took the loss, allowing two earned runs in the sixth.

In the second game, Winchester was limited to just four hits. Erick Quesada, Tyler Rocklein, Wesley Hoover and Stewart each had hits for the Royals, who have lost three in a row.

On Saturday, the Front Royal rallied with a pair of unearned runs — capitalizing on a pair of errors by Winchester in the top of the ninth — to defeat the Royals 4-3 at Bridgeforth Field.

J.D. Long went 2 for 4 and scored a run, and Lucas Gragg went 2 for 3 with an RBI for Winchester.