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Delk impresses wrestling coach

Sophomore 145-pound Hillsboro High School wrestler Cody Delk was the grappler of the week for the Trojans.

Delk went 4-1 on Friday in Hoisington, losing his first match to state ranked Chance Demel from Hoisington.

“It was great to see Cody finish in the top two,” head coach Scott O’Hare said.

Saturday, in the Marion junior varsity tournament, Delk went 4-0.

“Delk took on the difficult assignment of competing Friday night in three of four matches in Hoisignton, getting home late, making weight again, and wrestling another four matches,” O’Hare said. “He stepped up to the challenge and grew as a wrestler.”

Delk has struggled over the early portion of the schedule at the Hesston, Halstead, and Eureka tournaments. However, Delk finished strong last year, coming within one victory at the regional tournament in Beloit of making the state tournament.

Freshman Jon Carey won the 120-pound class in Marion, going 3-0.

“I was also proud of Jon Carey winning his first high school tournament,” O’Hare said. “He is really starting to look strong on the mat and doing some nice things.”

Junior Tanner Jones, 160 pounds, finished second in the Hoisington Cardinal Classic with a 2-2 record.

“He still placed second but lost two matches against quality opponents,” O’Hare said. “There ended up being a three-way tie for second place and Tanner received the runner-up medal based on tie-breaking criteria. Tanner and Bret (Mueller) both have the ability to compete with anyone. They just need to believe and trust in it.”

The Trojans wrestle Saturday in the Southeast of Saline Dual Tournament.

Results

Hoisington

132 pounds, River Cecil, 0-4

138, Nueller, 1-3, fourth place

170, Cody Craney, 1-3, fourth

285, Matt Reeh, 0-3, fourth

Marion

132, River Cecil, 0-4

145, Jesse Meier, 1-2, third

170, Craney, 1-3, third

285, Reeh, 0-4, fifth

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