RIPLEY - Coach Eric Hupp's Ripley Middle School wrestling team hosted the Van Devender Blue Devils (Parkersburg) on Thursday and was able to take down their blue counterpart, 54-30 before an enthusiastic crowd of wrestling fans.

One of the more exciting matches of the evening was Ripley's Chase Morgan (135) versus Van Devender's Cade Anderson. Morgan made quick work of his opponent (see right) and pinned Anderson at the 36 second mark.

RpMS returns to action December 28 as they hit the road for the Mountain State Clash at Blennerhassett Middle School.

Complete results from Thursday;
78: K Reinforth R for.
84: H Burdette R p. Kaleb Sams V 2:18
90: J Starkey R for.
95: Nick Bacorn V p. J Sinclair 4:31
102: Jordan Talahfah V p. J Mills R 2:36
110: Dakota Heckert V for.
116: R Ford R p. Robbie Barton V 3:59
123: M Purdy R p. Brandon Kincaid V 3:36
128: T Swisher for.
135: C Morgan R p. Cade Anderson V :36
145: dbl for.
155: Gideon Arrington V p. C Morgan R 4:01
171: BJ Haynes R for.
190: A Jarvis R for.
275: Donivan Morris V p. D Summers R :59