"It's sweet," Casingal said. "We have Aaron, who beat me this year. We have Nick, who beat me in the first round, and now we have Cameron (Blakley), who's a really good freshman. Jackson (Ellis), he was happy with what he did today. He had fun out there, and that's what counts."
Ellis, a junior, played in the first round of the 2012 State Tournament and played in the second round Wednesday after Blakley played the first 18.
Lamp finished fourth, Buffalo's Cory Hoshor, the 2012 Class A medalist, overcame an 87 in the first round with a 76 during the second to earn All-State honors. Nick Casingal finished with a 164, as did Madonna's Alex Colantonio, while Parkersburg Catholic's Ben Collie fired a 165 to round out the top eight and the All-State picks.
Three Catholic players earned All-State with Persily and Christian Casingal finishing second and third respectively.
"Christian told me he was probably out of it for individual medalist, but it was important to play well for the team," Gillispie said. "He did what he needed to do. It's a pretty special group."
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WHEELING PARK overcame the loss of one of the state's top prep players to win its third state championship in four years with a five-stroke victory over Cabell Midland.
The Knights made up two strokes on the first-round leader, and held off Shady Spring for second by one stroke.
Wheeling Park junior Cole Hand, who ended former teammate Thadd Obecny's streak of consecutive individual titles last year, won medal honors for the second consecutive year.
He held off Parkersburg South's Alex Schreckengost and Princeton's Tyler Hillyer by three strokes.
Just before the beginning of the season, Wheeling Park found out it would be without Obecny, who was home schooled this season and wouldn't be playing competitively for the Patriots. Obecny won Class AAA medal honors in 2010 and 2011.
"We really didn't know for sure until a couple days before the season," Hand said. "As soon as it happened, we knew we would have to do it without him. I knew we could still win the State Tournament without him it would just be a little tougher, which it was."
The Knights made a run with the help of Mark Wilcox, who improved by seven strokes from Tuesday's first round. In fact, Wilcox was one of 11 Class AAA players to shoot below 80, compared to only four during the first day.
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