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Fred Main/News Danville’s Jordan Elliott (00) goes up for a shot past Tree of Life defender Mallory Garbee (23) during their Division IV sectional final game Saturday at Danville. Jordan had a triple-double to lead the Blue Devils to a 98-34 victory.

Elliott, Gregory top area girls hoop stars

Of the many outstanding players in the Mount Vernon News area, there were two whose talents stood out from the rest. Both are seniors, team leaders and well-versed in all aspects of the game of basketball. And that’s why the News has announced that Danville’s Jordan Elliott and Mount Vernon’s Taylor Gregory have been named the area girls’ Co-Players of the Year.

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Geoff Cowles/News Mattea Forshey of East Knox High School and Mack Anglin of Highland High School were honored as first team basketball All-Conference at Wednesday’s Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference awards banquet.

MOAC recognizes best in basketball

Wednesday night, it was the Red Division’s turn to take center stage at Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference 2017 Winter Sports Award’s Banquet at All Occasions Banquet Hall in Waldo.

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Geoff Cowles/News Mount Vernon’s Ashton Spurgeon, top, works on a pin of Lorain’s Aaron Huff during their 195-pound consolation match at the Division I State Individual Wrestling Tournament at the Schottenstein Center on Thursday. Spurgeon pinned Huff to advance to the second consolation today.

Area wrestlers move on at state meet

All three area wrestlers got a win under their belt on Day 1 of the 2017 OHSAA State Individual Wrestling Championships at the Schottenstein Center at Ohio State University.

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Geoff Cowles/News Highland senior Zach Baker, right, grapples with head coach Adam Gilmore during a recent practice. Baker, a senior, returns to the state wrestling championships today in hopes of a spot on the podium.

Baker wrestling for podium spot

Focus and concentration. Two things that are easy to achieve in relative seclusion inside of the wrestling building, next to the football field at Highland High School.

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Geoff Cowles/News Centerburg’s Dallas Scott, top, takes control over River Valley’s Mitchell Miracle during their 132-pound semifinal bout at Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference championships in Sparta.

Highland shines at MOAC tournament

It was going to be a challenge and area wrestlers knew that from the beginning when they took on the best in the Mid Ohio Athletic Conference tournament on Saturday.

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