The Hillsboro High School wrestling team was in Roxana on Friday, Dec. 6, for a meet with the host Shells and Roxana. Both matches would be close, with Althoff beating the Toppers 36-24 and Roxana edging the visitors from Montgomery County 42-36.
"Althoff’s numbers may be down this year but the wrestlers they do have are high caliber kids, having multiple state placers returning. This provided our team to experience some elite wrestling," Coach Garrett Young said.
All four Hillsboro wins came by forfeit as Tanner Clayton (138), Trey Snider (152), Jonah Harkins (160) and Jaben Compton (170) got six free points.
There would be eight contested matches in the Roxana bout as the Toppers continue to grow and learn as a team.
Hillsboro would win three of the eight, with one of them coming when Harkins pinned Corbin White with 59 seconds left in the first period for his second win of the night.
The other two victories also came by fall, with Ben Huber pinning Andrew Raymer at the 2:55 mark at 113 pounds and Curtis Segrest earning a win in 47 seconds against Paxton Osmoe at 132 pounds.
Hillsboro's other 18 points came from forfeits to Keegan Murray at 106, Cole Spensberger at 170 and Jaben Compton at 182.
The Toppers face another tough conference test tonight as they travel to Vandalia. After that, Hillsboro will head to Petersburg for this year's PORTA Invitational.
December 6 at Roxana
Althoff 36, Hillsboro 24
106: Dominic Federico (A) def. Keegan Murray (H) by fall 2:45
113: Matthew Minick (A) def. Shelby Ozier (H) by fall 0:35
120: Shawn Minick (A) def. Ben Huber (H) by fall 0:26
126: Double forfeit
132: Isaiah Bernal (A) def. Curtis Segrest (H) by fall 1:55
138: Tanner Clayton (H) won by forfeit
145: Anthony Federico (A) def. Matt Page (H) by fall 0:42
152: Trey Snider (H) won by forfeit
160: Jonah Harkins (H) won by forfeit
170: Jaben Compton (H) won by forfeit
182: Joseph Braunagel (A) def. Zinnen Kenney (H) by fall 1:10
195: Double forfeit
220: Double forfeit
285: Sam Mena (A) won by forfeit
Roxana 42, Hillsboro 36
106: Keegan Murray (H) won by forfeit
113: Ben Huber (H) def. Andrew Raymer (R) by fall 2:55
120: Justin Theis (R) def. Shelby Ozier (H) by fall 0:43
126: Double forfeit
132: Curtis Segrest (H) def. Paxton Osmoe (R) by fall 0:47
138: Cody Cherry (R) def. Tanner Clayton (H) by fall 2:44
145: Ryan Grether (R) def. Matt Page (H) by fall 1:05
152: Josiah Oliver (R) def. Trey Snider (H) by fall 2:25
160: Jonah Harkins (H) def. Corbin White (R) by fall 1:01
170: Cole Spensberger (H) won by forfeit
182: Jaben Compton (H) won by forfeit
195: Hunter (R) def. Zinnen Kenney (H) by fall 1:12
220: Hillsboro forfeit
285: Logan Cooper (R) won by Forfeit