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Oak Harbor wrestling coach George Bergman has lots of nice things to say about

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Drew Stone as a wrestler, but there is a lot more to the Rockets' 125-pound senior than merely suiting up in a singlet and headgear.

"He's full of life," Bergman said. "He's always up to something. He's a character and he has a lot of fun. He's always in the middle of things. When things are getting stirred up, you know Drew and somebody else are behind it. He's a fun kid to be around. He's definitely a social butterfly."

For his part, Stone doesn't mind being known for being, well, a bit of a character and a prankster.

"I'd probably say that's true," he said. "Me and Konnor (Witt, Oak Harbor's 152-pounder) are usually up to something. We definitely like to pull each other's chain."

Like in the beginning of this school year, when Stone and Witt were involved in printing out a not-so-flattering picture of Oak Harbor wrestling coaches Bergman, Aaron Bomer and Bill Scherf.

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Last Sunday, Oak Harbor wrestling finished second to host St. Paris Graham at

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the Division II State Duals. The Rockets were the No. 2 seed behind Graham, which won its ninth straight Division II state (11th overall) last spring by setting a state scoring record with 282 points.

"We took second at the Duals one other time, when Cody Magrum was a senior (2007-08), and that team was a state runner-up," Coach George Bergman said. "Anytime you have a team like St. Paris Graham that is ranked No. 2 in the country and is in your division, the best you can do is take second."

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With just eight varsity wrestlers this season, third-year Northwood coach Steve

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Simok knows all about the numbers game.

"I don't pay attention to the team scoreboard, since we do have so few wrestlers," Simok said. "We just want to go out there and improve to get better before the sectional tournament. We started the season with wins over Cardinal Stritch and Gibsonburg, and I didn't realize until we were on our way home that we had won either of them.

"When you're putting out only half a lineup, to win those dual meets we're looking to have to pin every time we go out on the mat. We have the first four weight classes (filled) and we'll move those other guys around to have matches instead of forfeits."

The Rangers had seven forfeits in a 42-33 loss to Van Buren this season. They beat Stryker 34-18 and lost to Lake 33-21, but they earned a big win over Division II Fostoria, beating the Redmen 44-24 behind six pins and two major decisions.

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Giving money to people along road

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