Wrestlers split matches with Lincoln and Lyons

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY BRIAN HUXMAN
The Hillsboro High School wrestling team completed a busy week of competition with a triangular meet at Lincoln last Thursday.

Hillsboro competed against host Lincoln and MCAA foe Lyons at the meet, splitting decisions with the two schools.

Against Lincoln, Hillsboro found some success in the middle weights, with Jared Hefley providing some early excitement for the Trojans. Hillsboro lost, however, 48-27.

After dropping matches at both 103, 112 and 125 pounds and losing by default at 119, Hillsboro got its first win at 130 pounds when Hefley pinned Josh Howell at 1:40 in the second period.

Hefley was ahead on points at the time of the pin.

Freshman James Bina followed with another pin, starting with a takedown and working his man to the mat at 1:32 in the first period.

Chuck Bina was the next victor for Hillsboro, winning 6-3 with a third-period rally.

Bina led heading into the final frame, but allowed two points. He earned a reversal and a takedown in the period to earn the win.

Wade Sorensen also won, pinning Mark Bondra at 0:53 in the first period for the easy win.

Sophomore big man Ronnie Davis won by pinfall at 215 pounds to round out the action for HHS.

The Trojans jumped on top of Lyons early in the match with pins coming from Mike Penner and Bri Ratzlaff to take a 12-0 lead. Hillsboro won the match, 48-17.

James Bina pinned Justin Showalter of Lyons in just 23.2 seconds of the first period. Adam Jilka and Davis also earned wins by pinfall for the Trojans.

The Trojan junior varsity competed in a tournament Saturday at Stafford. Michael Penner, Ratzlaff, Sheldon Funk and Sorensen all took third place in their respective divisions.

The previous weekend, Hillsboro finished 15th out of 18 teams at the Halstead Invitational. Davis was the lone Trojan to place at the meet, taking third at 215 pounds.

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