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By LARRY GOFFINET
TELL CITY—Tell City jumped to a 24-0 lead in the first four matches but lost to Boonville 53-27 in the Marksmen’s wrestling season opener Tuesday.
The meet started with the heavyweight match, and that and the lower weight classes are some of Tell City’s strongest.
Cody Osborne pinned Jacob Jones in 55 seconds at heavyweight.
David Teague pinned Tyler Simpson in 1:06 in the 106-pound weight class and Aubrey Craig pinned Tyler Denney in 0:52 at 113.
Mason Waninger then won the 120 match by forfeit to give the Marksmen their 24-0 lead in less than three minutes of actual wrestling.
But Javier Mendez (160) was the only other Marksman to win a match, and he had to come from behind in the third period to force overtime.
After trailing most of the match, Mendez scored a takedown late in the third period to tie the score 6-6. He then scored the first takedown in overtime to win.
“I’m proud of Javier for sticking it out (after being behind late),” said Tell City Coach Neal Stahly.
He added, “I was pleased with Aubrey Craig—he did a real good job and the kid he wrestled was really strong.
“Jarrett Hawhee (who lost by technical fall at 132) showed some promise against a probable semistate competitor.”
Stahly said some of the Marksmen weren’t aggressive enough.
“I’ve preached for the last three years attack, attack, attack, and they kind of waited for them to come to us.
“But for some of our young kids this was their first time wrestling, so there were some young mistakes.”
Tell City will visit New Albany Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Boonville 53, Tell City 27
106-David Teague (TC) pin Tyler Simpson 1:06.
113-Aubrey Craig (TC) pin Tyler Denney 0:52.
120-Mason Waninger (TC) won by forfeit.
126-Logan Fuquay (B) pin Damian Harney 1:57.
132-Jarrod Hemmings (B) won by tech. fall over Jarrett Hawhee 20-5.
138-Charlie Allen (B) pin Travis Brinksneader 4:35.
145-Jack Vandiver (B) pin Steven Wheatley 3:24.
152-Seth Titzer (B) pin Jess Harrison 1:25.
160-Javier Mendez (TC) dec. Josh Pollack 8-6 in OT.
170-Cody Nering (B) pin Malcolm Lincoln 1:15.
182-Keith Miller (B) pin Shane Lasher 2:43.
195-Bryce Leslie (B) won by forfeit.
220-Alex Garrison (B) won by forfeit.
Hwt-Cody Osborne (TC) pin Jacob Jones 0:55.