Hurricane splits with Trace, Hillsboro


By Mark Huber - mhuber@civitasmedia.com



Wilmington’s Gage Smith, left, pinned Hillsboro’s Jared Conn in 1:48 Thursday in South Central Ohio League wrestling action at the middle school gym.


Mark Huber | News Journal

WILMINGTON – Despite several forfeits throughout the match, the Wilmington versus Miami Trace battle Thursday night at the Rodger O. Borror Middle School gym was a good one.

Trace, the perennial South Central Ohio League champion, edged out the Hurricane 45-35.

Wilmington defeated Hillsboro 58-18 in the first varsity match of the night.

The Panthers then dispatched the Indians in the final match of the evening.

One of the top matches of the night was at 182 pounds where Miami Trace’s Matthew Hottinger decisioned Wilmington’s RJ Tolliver 5-4 UTB.

Tolliver was down 3-0 well into the third period when he rallied to send the match to overtime.

Despite the loss to Miami Trace, Tolliver is as excited as ever about his squad’s chances of ending the Panthers reign as league champion.

“Hillsboro went exactly the way we thought it would, there were no surprises,” said WHS coach Kelly Tolliver. “When our whole lineup is in place, they (Miami Trace) are not going to touch us.”

“When our heavyweight is back in place and (Jacob) Boldman is in the lineup, I don’t think anybody can touch us. I definitely still think we’re the team to beat.”

And Tolliver believes regardless of the outcome of any future tournaments, his Hurricane will be ready. They won’t be overconfident at any time.

“In the room, the kids are really … it’s hard to describe. It’s just way more exciting in the room,” said Tolliver. “It’s fun to come to practice every day. They stay on each other constantly, they’re pushing each other. They are driven.”

The coach also believes his inexperienced wrestlers will be more than ready for the February grind.

“The other guys that are just barely winning now, by the time February get here, they’re going to pulling out a lot of pins and techs,” Tolliver said. “They’re a little rough around the edges, we have to do a lot of work in the room with these new guys. When January and February get here, we told them, you guys are going to be a force to be reckoned with.”

SUMMARY

Dec 17, 2015

@ROB Middle School gym

Wilmington (58) vs Hillsboro (18)

(Wilmington wrestlers listed first)

106: Cameron Smart vs Dawson Carter; Carter pin 1:29

113: Sawyer Garrison won by forfeit

120: Jordan Pierce won by forfeit

126: Colin Greene vs Zak Klisz; Greene dec 8-1

132: Wilmington forfeits to Hillsboro

138: Jacob Boldman vs Wyatt Wilkin; Boldman dec 19-5

145: Isaac Allen won by forfeit

152: Scott Gehlbach won by forfeit

160: Allister Brausch vs Mason Stanley; Brausch pin 1:26

170: Bryant Bergefurd vs Austin Miller; Bergefurd 6-4 OT

182: RJ Tolliver vs Jed Asmus; Tolliver pin 2:00

195: Briten Kessler won by forfeit

220: Gage Smith vs Jared Conn; Smith pin 1:48

285: Wilm forfeit vs Lane Cluff/JJ Goldick

Wilmington (35) vs Miami Trace (45)

(Wilmington wrestlers listed first)

106: Cameron Smart wins by forfeit

113: Sawyer Garrison vs Wes Gandee; Garrison pin 2:26

120: Jordan Pierce vs Jaymon Flaugher; Pierce pin 1:42

126: Colin Greene vs Coby Hughes; Hughes pin 2:00

132: Wilm forfeits vs Gavin Moore

138: Wilm forfeits vs Dereck Moore

145: Isaac Allen vs Drake Litteral; Litteral pin 3:51

152: Scott Gehlbach vs Austin Lovett; Lovett pin 0:48

160: Allister Brausch vs Jacob Tinker; Brausch pin 2:21

170: Bryant Bergefurd vs Jack Anders; Bergefurd tech 17-1

182: RJ Tolliver vs Matthew Hottinger; Hottinger 5-4 UTB

195: Briten Kessler vs Jared Fenner; Kessler pin 1:37

220: Gage Smith vs Dalton Bartley; Bartley pin 2:20

285: Wilm forfeit vs Skyler Morris

Miami Trace (42) vs Hillsboro (33)

106: Timmy Chaney (MT) vs Dawson Carter (H); Carter pin 1:52

113: Wes Gandee (MT) by forfeit

120: Jaymon Flaugher vs (MT) by forfeit

126: Coby Hughes (MT) vs Zak Klisz (H); Klisz pin

132: Brandon King (MT) vs Chad Bieler; Bieler pin

138: Dereck Moore (MT) vs Wyatt Wilkin (H); Moore pin

145: Drake Litteral (MT) by forfeit

152: Austin Lovett (MT) by forfeit

160: Jacob Tinker (MT) vs Mason Stanley (H); Stanley pin

170: Jack Anders (MT) vs Austin Miller (H); Miller dec 6-4

182: Matthew Hottinger (MT) vs Jed Asmus (H); Asmus dec 12-11

195: Jared Fenner (MT) by forfeit

220: Dalton Bartley (MT) vs Jared Conn (H); Conn dec 6-4

285: Skyler Morris (MT) vs Lane Cluff (H); Morris pin 5:55

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Wilmington’s Gage Smith, left, pinned Hillsboro’s Jared Conn in 1:48 Thursday in South Central Ohio League wrestling action at the middle school gym.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/12/web1_WR_wilm_gagesmith_hills.jpgWilmington’s Gage Smith, left, pinned Hillsboro’s Jared Conn in 1:48 Thursday in South Central Ohio League wrestling action at the middle school gym. Mark Huber | News Journal

By Mark Huber

mhuber@civitasmedia.com

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

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