Lebanon Reporter

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February 11, 2014

Strong day for county teams at regionals

Boone County wrestling will be well represented next Saturday at the New Castle Semi-State.

Sixteen out of a possible 18 wrestlers advanced out of the regional Saturday at North Montgomery.

The three county schools combined to have seven finalists, and ended up with three champions on the day.

Jonathan Morales was one of the champions, winning the regional at 182 pounds.

"It was a good experience," Morales said. "I had been to the regional twice and didn't make it out so it was nice to win. Hopefully I get a good draw at semi-state and I can make it out."

After beating Jack Kay of Seeger 7-2 in the opening round, Morales had a tough battle with Lebanon's Griffin Steffy in the semifinals.

For the second week in a row, Morales got a one-point win to advance to the finals.

"I got him in the semifinals last week too and it was a tough match," Morales said. "He is a tough kid, a hard-nosed wrestler and is one of the toughest kids I have faced this year."

In the championship match, Morales faced Clinton Central's Adam Miller for the second week in a row.

Morales wasted little time in getting the win, pinning Miller in 1:09.

"Coming into the finals, I had a lot of motivation to win it and get the best draw possible," Morales said. "He is a really good wrestler, he is athletic, and sometimes that just happens. It felt awesome to get the pin. I was kind of tired and wanted to get a quick win and I caught him."

Morales said that he would look at the brackets to game plan for his match-ups heading into the semi-state.

"I will work on my cardio," Morales said of his plans for the week. "And I want to work on my top stuff too. I thought that was lacking today."

For more of this story, read Tuesday's Lebanon Reporter.

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