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LINCOLN CITY—Aubrey Craig and Mason Waninger placed third in their weight classes but Tell City finished ninth in the nine-team PAC wrestling tourney Saturday.
Heritage Hills repeated as team champion with 220.5 points. Tell City scored 78.
Craig, in the 106-pound weight class, and Waninger at 113 each went 3-1 with one pin.
Craig lost a 3-2 decision to eventual champion Logan Dilbeck of Gibson Southern in the second round.
Waninger also lost 3-2 to his weight class’s eventual champion, Christian Pellacer of Gibson Southern, in the second round.
“So both those guys easily could have been wrestling for a championship,” said Tell City Coach Joe Litherland.
Travis Brinksneader (120 weight class), Keith Holman (220) and Cody Osborne (heavyweight) each went 2-2 to place fifth.
Both of Osborne’s wins were pins.
Kevin Yeung (126), Jarrett Hawhee (132) and Dakota Alvey (195) each placed sixth.
Tell City will compete in the 10-team Castle sectional Saturday at 9 a.m., with the finals starting at approximately 2 p.m.
Osborne is seeded No. 1 in his weight class. Craig is a No. 2 seed and Waninger a No. 4 seed.
Team scores: Heritage Hills 220.5, Southridge 177, Pike Central 135, Gibson Southern 132, North Posey 115.5, Forest Park 115, Tecumseh 115, South Spencer 100, Tell City 78