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Mount Vernon’s Lane Hinkle earns a near-fall on Ashland’s Sid Ohi during their 138-pound bout at the Division I Team Wrestling Dual Regional Tournament on Wednesday at Pleasant Street Elementary.
Mount Vernon’s Lane Hinkle earns a near-fall on Ashland’s Sid Ohi during their 138-pound bout at the Division I Team Wrestling Dual Regional Tournament on Wednesday at Pleasant Street Elementary. (Photo by Bill Davis) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
January 23, 2014 11:36 am EST

 

MOUNT VERNON — In an up-and-down year for the Mount Vernon wrestling team, Wednesday was definitely one of the highs.

The Yellow Jackets won both quarterfinal duals to advance in the OHSAA dual regional tournament at Pleasant Street Elementary.

After dispatching North Ridgeville, 57-32, Mount Vernon took a big lead early against Ashland and held on, 47-36.

The wins mean the Jackets advance to next Wednesday’s regional semifinal at Elyria High School. The Pioneers, who claimed the top seed in the region, easily defeated Mansfield Madison and Lorain on Wednesday.

“We’re wrestling well. We just have to keep that going,” said Mount Vernon head coach John Brown.

Mount Vernon earned two pins from Ben Tate, Matteo Lybarger, Kyle Conkle and Dale Thompson. Tate (113 pounds) and Thompson (160) pinned each opponent in the first round, while Conkle (220) earning each of his in the second round. Lybarger moved up a weight class to 138 to pin Matt Smith of North Ridgeville before getting the fall on Ashland’s Clay Gibson at 132.

Mount Vernon’s final dual against Ashland went about as expected. The top Yellow Jackets won their matches handily, while the younger wrestlers were matched up against Ashland’s best and, consequently, fell short.

 

 

 

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