Bill Davis/News Mount Vernon’s Max VanFossen, left, takes down Highland’s Austin Nelley in their 160-pound bout during Thursday’s dual. VanFossen won the bout by pinfall, and the Yellow Jackets won the dual, 53-18.
Bill Davis/News Saddie Taylor, of the Fighting Scots Wrestling Club, top, and Jacob Hackman, of the Mount Vernon Killer Bees, vie for position during their bout Thursday evening. Hackman won the bout by pinfall.

SPARTA — The Highland Fighting Scots are fighting injuries and illness in their wrestling program.

On Thursday, the high school team fielded wrestlers in all but three weight classes, but had to go with inexperienced youth in others as Highland dropped its home dual with Mount Vernon, 53-18.

Thursday’s event was more than just a dual. It was a gathering of two wrestling programs with plenty of ties.

There were bouts at all levels. The night began at the elementary school level, with Mount Vernon’s Killer Bees facing the Fighting Scots Wrestling Club. Then, the two middle schools faced off on one side of Highland’s gym, while the high school varsity wrestled on the other side.


Bill Davis: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews



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