WARREN - The Tigers took down the Beavers.
The Howland and Beaver Local wrestling team each won seven matches Thursday, but in the end the Tigers earned more bonus points en route to a 40-30 victory over the visiting Beavers.
Beaver Local won seven of the 13 wrestled matches. Howland won six. The Tigers won one match via forfeit.
Individually for the Beavers, Jack Dawson (106 pounds), Joshua Henderson (113) and Daniel Hasson (138) all recorded pins. Dawson pinned Daniel Martineau in 1:20, Henderson pinned Ryan Lose in 45 seconds and Hasson pinned Landon Chapman in 1:13.
Also for Beaver Local, Ron Foster (132), Josh Barber (145), Daniel Lattanzio (170) and Cody Green (220) all won by decision. Foster defeated Donato Natale, 4-3, Barbor defeated Jacob Smith, 2-1, Lattanzio defeated Cody Davis, 8-3, and Green defeated Andrew Rolfe, 6-4.
"Coming in we thought there were a couple of matches we need to win to win the match overall, but we lost those matches," Beaver Local head coach Jordan Williams said. "The kids who won did a nice job.
Howland 40, Beaver Local 30
106: Jack Dawson (BL) p. Daniel Martineau, 1:20
113: Joshua Henderson (BL) p. Ryan Lose, :45
120: Aaron Jackson (HO) m.d. Dustin Martsolf, 11-1
126: Alex Cornicelli (HO) p. Clayton Davis, 1:03
132: Ron Foster (BL) d. Donato Natale, 4-3
138: Daniel Hasson (BL) p. Landon Chapman, 1:13
145: Josh Barber (BL) d. Jacob Smith, 2-1
152: Robert Stark (HO) pin Kole McKenzie, :24
160: David Whisler (HO) p. Charles Knecht, :51
170: Daniel Lattanzio (BL) d. Cody Davis, 8-3
182: Joshua Grodesky (HO) p. Morley Marsden, 2:27
195: Jack Finch Jr. (HO) forfeit
220: Cody Green (BL) d. Andrew Rolfe, 6-4
285: Mike Bell (HO) p. Cody Martsolf, 5:532
"We had some kids giving up pins and who were not staying off of their back, and that really cost us the match. They didn't stay off of the their back, and we gave up bonus points because of it.
"If we could have stayed off of our backs, I think the result of the match would have been different.
"Our kids continue to get better. We are looking forward to wrestle at Lorain as well as the wrestling the duals we have with East Liverpool and Oak Glen forthcoming."
The match began at 152.
"This was our annual before Christmastime match with Howland," Williams said. "We always wrestle them right before Christmas."
Beaver Local is scheduled to return to action Dec. 28-29 at the Lorain Nationwide Classic.
"We go there off an on," Williams said. "We went last year. We will see a lot of kids from Cleveland we don't normally get to see."