Pummel places fourth at OAC state meet

Two Indian Lake junior high wrestlers competed at the OAC state tournament on Friday and Saturday in Youngstown.

Hayden Pummel led the Lakers with a fourth-place finish at 138 pounds. He won three straight matches to earn a spot in the semifinals. Pummel lost, but came back to finish fourth with a 6-1 victory and a 3-2 loss in the finals.

Lane Mefford also competed at 132 pounds, but finished one win shy of placing in the top eight. Mefford won two matches to reach the championship quarterfinals. He lost and then fell again in his next consolation match.