Lebanon Reporter

January 24, 2014

Tigers takedown Stars in wrestling

By Will Willems
Sports Editor

---- — The Lebanon wrestling team had no problems honoring their seniors Thursday night on senior night.

The Tigers took down rival Western Boone 64-12 in a dual meet.

"We took care of business," Lebanon head coach Derek Bocock said. "We wrestled really aggressive. We had a goal tonight of not allowing any takedowns and we did a good job of coming close to that. We wrestled mistake free and that will get us on a good track heading into next week in the sectional."

Despite the loss, Western Boone head coach Kyler Kearby said he liked the effort his team gave all day.

"Overall, I thought we went out there and gave a hard battle," Keaby said. "I know we gave up a lot of pins, but we battled until the very end and I was pleased with that. We bumped a couple guys up a weight class to get better matches before sectionals and they know they have stuff to work on."

Lebanon's Zak Bowling and Caleb Bocock received forfeit wins to start the meet off.

Lebanon's Nolan Talbott defeated Steven Parsley 10-2 at 120 pounds and at 126 pounds, the Tigers' Jonah Holdman pinned Brandon Parsley in the third period to make the score 22-0.

Holdman was down 5-0 after a period, nearly getting pinned himself. But he dominated in the final two periods, getting two near falls in the second period and closed it out in the third.

"Jonah wrestled smart and wrestled hard," Bocock said. "He has a grit to him and he won't quit. He is like that in practice and it was good to see him come out with a win and wrestle hard."

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