The Hillsboro wrestling team traveled to Shelbyville on Tuesday, Jan. 11, to face off against the host Rams. The Toppers would win four of the seven contested matches, but gave up forfeits in three classes as Shelbyville escaped with a 36-30 victory.
All four of Hillsboro’s wins in contested matches came by fall in the second or third period. Magnus Wells had the quickest pin of the four, taking down Andre Townsend in the 220-pound match, 25 seconds into the second period.
The other three pins all came in the third. Griffen Hughes beat Gage Smith by fall in the 132-pound match 31 seconds into the third period, while Zander Wells did the same at 152 pounds, beating Will Fox at the 4:24 mark. Jaben Compton rounded out the third period trio with a win over Bradley Sanders in the 182-pound class with 59 seconds to go.
Hillsboro also got a free six points in the 126-pound class, where Ben Huber picked up a forfeit victory, but forfeits at 160, 170 and 285 pounds were too much to overcome to claim the win. The Toppers were also supposed to wrestle Robinson at Shelbyville, but the Maroons were unable to attend.
Barring any changes, Hillsboro will be at Carlinville on Friday, Jan. 14, to face the Cavaliers and Pittsfield in a triangular meet. Wrestling starts at 6 p.m. at the Big House on West Main.
January 11 at Shelbyville
Shelbyville 36, Hillsboro 30
106: Double Forfeit
113: Double Forfeit
120: Calvin Miller (S) def. Keegan Murray (H) by fall 1:19
126: Ben Huber (H) won by forfeit
132: Griffen Hughes (H) def. Gage Smith (S) by fall 4:31
138: Joel Brums (S) def. Austin Newingham (H) by fall 1:55
145: Tucker Kull (S) def. Matt Page (H) by fall 5:56
152: Zander Wells (H) def. Will Fox (S) by fall 4:24
160: Hillsboro Forfeit
170: Hillsboro Forfeit
182: Jaben Compton (H) def. Bradley Sanders (S) by fall 5:01
195: Double Forfeit
220: Magnus Wells (H) def. Andre Townsend (S) by fall 2:25
285: Hillsboro Forfeit
JV: Landon Wallis (S) def. Melissa Bell (H) by fall 3:34
EXT: Calvin Miller (S) def. John Mosley (H) by fall 1:34
EXT: Gage Smith (H) def. Gaven Vollintine (H) by fall 2:40
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