Chieftain Roll Call spotlights boys wrestling

Chieftain Roll Call spotlights boys wrestling
Posted on 12/15/2022
Zane Tevis (left) and Parker Knox

The latest episode of “Chieftain Roll Call” spotlights the Bellefontaine High School boys wrestling team.

Initially, the Bellefontaine High School Key Club launched the podcast in January 2022.

The newly-formed Chieftain Backers are in charge of the podcast this school year.

**You can see more on the Chieftain Backers at**

The weekly show focuses on BHS Athletics and student organizations.

The most recent show features Bellefontaine High School head boys wrestling coach Aaron LaBatt along with junior wrestlers Zane Tevis and Parker Knox.

LaBatt recapped the first matches of the season.

BHS went 4-1 at the Kenton Ridge Duals on December 3rd.

Bellefontaine defeated Kenton Ridge, Springfield Shawnee, Urbana, and Southeastern.

The Chiefs lost to perennial power Miami East.

Bellefontaine finished 4th out of 7 teams at the Jimmy Mac Invitational at BHS last Saturday.

Tevis was runner at 138 lbs. Knox placed 3rd at 190 lbs.

LaBatt detailed expectations for his young team.

The Chiefs do not have a senior on this year’s squad.

The coach said Tevis and Knox made great strides in the offseason.

Both attended summer camps to sharpen their skills.

Tevis and Knox shared their love for wrestling and goals this season.

The Chiefs will travel to Sidney tonight for a tri-meet with Sidney and Piqua.

Bellefontaine will host Kenton on Wednesday, December 21st at 6 p.m.

Finally, LaBatt said Graham and Indian Lake will be the top teams in the CBC.

The league tournament will be February 18th at Graham.

The first guests on this episode were Bellefontaine assistant football coach Rick Reed and junior center Jack Varner.

Reed and Varner reflected on the first 13 weeks of the NFL season, including in-depth thoughts on the Browns and Bengals.

They gave their favorites to reach the Super Bowl, too.

“Chieftain Roll Call” is hosted by Bill Tipple.

Students in Aaron Gregor’s TV Production class help produce and record the show.

“Chieftain Roll Call” is sponsored by Easton Water Solutions.

You can see the show at

Photo: Zane Tevis (left) and Parker Knox

Zane Tevis (left) and Parker Knox
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