The Hillsboro High wrestling team opened its season Nov. 30 at the High School Double Dual at Minneapolis.
The Trojans lost to Halstead, 12-24, and lost to Minneapolis, 6-59.
Against Halstead, freshman Charlie Major, wrestling at 113 pounds, received a forfeit.
“Charlie wrestled hard in his first high school varsity match,” said coach Scott O’Hare. “He was in it right to the end and had some opportunities to pick up his first win. This match gave us a good idea of some things he needs to work on.
At 132 pounds, freshman Jordan Bachman won by fall.
“Jordan had a strong debut to his high school career, picking up two pins,” O’Hare said. “He looked very solid on this feet and in the top position, dominating both opponents. We are very excited to see his progress this season.
Sophomore Andre Patton lost by fall in an exhibition match at 138 pounds.
Sophomore Taryn Norstrom, wrestling at 145 pounds, lost by fall.
Against Minneapolis, Major lost by 2-0 decision; wrestling at 126, Bachman won by fall; Patton lost by fall in an exhibition match; and Norstrom lost by fall.
“Although Andre and Taryn, both sophomores, suffered losses in both duals, we are definitely able to take some things from these matches and learn from them,” O’Hare said.
“With only four wrestlers available to compete, we didn’t go in expecting to compete from a team standpoint,” he added. “We were just hoping for some quality mat time and competition experience, which we had for all four of these wrestlers.”
McPherson—Taryn Norstrom represented her high school (Canton-Galva) while competing in an all-girls varsity tournament in McPherson on Saturday.
More than 50 high school girls from across the state competed. Norstrom finished fourth with a 2-2 record in the 145-pound weight class.
Coming—The Trojans will compete Friday at the Ellis Invitational Tournament. Action begins at 3 pm.