Wrestling team

places second

The Tallmadge Middle School wrestling team finished second with 179 points at the eight-team Blue Devil Invitational Dec. 10.

Aurora won the competition with 195 points and Rootstown took third with 163 points.

Winning titles for the Blue Devils were Gus Fortseras at 104 pounds, Austin Pownall (134) and Nate Amato (172). Taking second for Tallmadge were Aden Schwartz (92), TJ Sarkiewicz (110), Sam Suber (98), Brian Blankenship (142) and Alex Sigmund (160).

Bradley Kirk (128) finished third and Zack Scott (150) placed fourth for the Blue Devils.

Tallmadge is not scheduled to wrestle again in 2016. The Blue Devils are set to return to the mats Jan. 7 at the Waterloo Invitational in Atwater. The competition is set to begin at 9 a.m.