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Trojans eliminated at nationals

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Hannibal-LaGrange University men's wrestling team sent two wrestlers to the NAIA national tournament, with Nigel Burnett earning a victory in the consolation bracket. At 174 pounds, HLGU's Jeremiah Reed suffered a 16-0 technical...

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Second Thoughts: Haley falls in rubber match to Hild for state title
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Second Thoughts: Haley falls in rubber match to Hild for state title

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Zach Haley figured if he had about 10 more seconds in the third period, he could have gotten two crucial points. "I thought I had takedown," Haley said. "It was a really close call that didn't go my way." It forced the Quincy Notre Dame

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Palmyra's Arch gets caught in state title match

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Ross Arch simply got caught. With about 20 seconds remaining in the second period of Saturday's Class 1 138-pound wrestling championship match at Mizzou Arena, the Palmyra freshman got caught trying to turn Marceline's Clayton Stallo on hi

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Arch madness: Palmyra freshman wrestles way into state title match

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Ross Arch let himself soak in the moment. With a four-point lead and in complete control of Gallatin's Drayton Harris late in the third period Friday night, the Palmyra freshman realized he'd be wrestling for a state championship.

Ready for round 3: QND's Haley, PORTA's Hild to square off for state title
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Ready for round 3: QND's Haley, PORTA's Hild to square off for state title

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Zach Haley's preparation begins with possibly the most important thing he needs before wrestling for a state championship. "A lot of sleep," the Quincy Notre Dame senior said. Once Haley gets enough of that, he will begin...

QND's Haley wins quarterfinal match at Class 1A state meet
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QND's Haley wins quarterfinal match at Class 1A state meet

CHAMPAIGN -- Quincy Notre Dame's Zach Haley is two victories away from the goal he set one year ago. Haley advanced on Friday morning to the semifinals in the 145-pound bracket of the Illinois Class 1A state wrestling tournament at the State Farm Center. H

Haley, Foote, Hartweg win opening matches at state wrestling
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Haley, Foote, Hartweg win opening matches at state wrestling

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Zach Haley took one step closer to reaching a wrestling state championship match for the second straight year. Haley, a Quincy Notre Dame senior wrestling at 145 pounds, opened his Class 1A state tournament Thursday at the State Farm Cen

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Hannibal's Leonard, Carroll advance to second round of state wrestling

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Two Hannibal wrestlers advanced to the second round, and a third kept his season alive in the Class 3 state tournament Thursday night at Mizzou Arena. Tyler Leonard opened his 126-pound bracket with a 9-5 victory over Smithville's Jared Th

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Palmyra's Arch, Roberts advance to second day of state wrestling tournament

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- More history was made in the Palmyra wrestling program Thursday afternoon. Palmyra freshman Ross Arch and sophomore Connor Roberts became the first Panthers to win matches in the Class 1 state tournament at Mizzou Arena, and both advanced

Father, son relishing final weekend at Missouri state wrestling meet
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Father, son relishing final weekend at Missouri state wrestling meet

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal's Derek Greening has coached numerous wrestlers at Mizzou Arena for the state championships, but he will get to coach his son, Kaleb, for the first time. It also will be the final tournament of Kaleb's high school career. "All th