KVHS contingent of 3


Kankakee Valley will send three wrestlers to Saturday’s semistate in East Chicago, including (L to R) Cole Solomey, Aidan Sneed and Tyler Tillema.

EAST CHICAGO — Fifteen wrestlers from the Jasper/Newton County area will compete in the 2020 East Chicago Semistate on Saturday.

Action begins at 10 a.m. with first-round matches. The finals are set to start at 3 p.m.

Here is a peek at pairings involving local competitors:

106 LBS.

Mason Stanley, Rensselaer Central, frosh (18-8) vs. Logan Stuckman, Wawasee, frosh (36-2).

Mikkel Cunningham, North Newton, soph (25-6) vs. Xavier Chavez, Mishawaka, frosh (10-1).

113 LBS.

Hayden Ramon, South Newton, frosh (19-9) vs. Trevor Schammert, Hobart, soph (34-3).

Cohen Craig, Rensselaer Central, frosh (32-13) vs. Adrian Partin, Portage, jr. (16-17).

120 LBS.

Cole Solomey, Kankakee Valley (34-3), frosh vs. Nate Hennessey, Seeger, jr. (36-4).

Blake Whaley, South Newton, soph (20-11) vs. Giovanni Diaz, Wheeler, sr. (35-1).

126 LBS.

Lakin Webb, Rensselaer Central, soph (30-7) vs. Matt Adamczyk, Hebron, soph (35-8).

132 LBS.

Braden Nuest, West Central, jr. (28-4) vs. Jordan Bonk, Mishawaka, jr. (16-15).

138 LBS.

Eli Hickman, Rensselaer Central, sr. (39-1) vs. Jak Krouse, Valparaiso (34-10), sr.

145 LBS.

Tyler Tillema, Kankakee Valley, jr. (31-10) vs. Tyler Harring, Portage (25-12), jr.

170 LBS.

Dane Smith, South Newton, sr. (30-5) vs. Matt Neff, LaPorte, sr. (39-4).

Aidan Sneed, Kankakee Valley, jr. (36-4) vs. Anthony Ball, North White, sr. (28-2).

182 LBS.

Colin Wagner, North Newton, sr. (25-2) vs. Braden Estepp, Warsaw, jr. (24-7).

195 LBS.

Pierce Taylor, Rensselaer Central, sr. (31-10) vs. Gage DeMarco, Chesterton, soph (36-7).