Strong showing

Kolton Clark was the 170-pound runner-up in the Scott Rohrer Hoover Invitational.


The Scottsboro wrestling team posted a Top-10 finish in one of the state's typically toughest annual tournaments.

The Wildcats finished 10th in the Scott Rohrer Hoover Invitational on Saturday in Hoover. 

Scottsboro finished with a team score of 537 and was the top Class 1A-5A finisher. Class 7A Vestavia Hills won the team title with a score of 854.5, 41 points better than runner-up 7A Central-Phenix City.

John McAlpin and Kolton Clark turned in Scottsboro's best individual finishes, as both finished second in their respective weight class.

McAlpin (26-2) went 5-1 with five pins in the 126-pound weight class. He fell to Central-Phenix City's Mark Hurt by a 10-7 decision in 126 final.

Clark (29-2) went 5-1 with three pins at 170 with three pins. He suffered an 8-3 decision loss to undefeated Barrett Blakely (35-0) of Oak Mountain. Blakely also defeated Clark in the 170 finals of the McCallie (Tennessee) Invitational last month.

Sean McAlpin went 4-3 and finished fifth at 195 for Scottsboro while both Damian Ramirez (16-8) and Caleb Anderson (20-9), who had three pins, went 3-3 and finished seventh at 160 and 222 respectively.

Bradford Womack (10-3) went 4-2 and finished ninth at 285. Clinton Stewart (22-10) went 5-3 with five pins to finish 11th at 106, the same weight class in which Mason McKenzie went 4-1 and finished 17th.

Conner Calfee (19-9) finished 13th at 151 after going 4-4 with four pins and Trevian Billingsley (14-9) finished 14th at 152 while Jordan Porter (11-14) finished 16th and Aaron Clark (13-12) finished 19th at 120.

Scottsboro hosts Fort Payne and Carrolton (Georgia) for dual matches tonight starting at 5:30 p.m. at Carter Gym.


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