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Danville’s Cade Mickley scores a near-fall over Northridge’s Shane Milligan in the 132-pound final at Saturday’s Mid-Buckeye Conference Championship Tournament in Fredericktown.
Danville’s Cade Mickley scores a near-fall over Northridge’s Shane Milligan in the 132-pound final at Saturday’s Mid-Buckeye Conference Championship Tournament in Fredericktown. (Photo by Bill Davis) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
February 4, 2013 10:08 am EST

 

FREDERICKTOWN — Cade Mickley sat on the bleachers in the Fredericktown High School gymnasium, dripping with sweat but wearing the biggest smile in the building.

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Another goal achieved.

The Danville senior had just won the championship match in the 132-pound weight class at Saturday’s Mid-Buckeye Conference Championship Tournament.

After rolling through his three preliminary matches, Mickley defeated Northridge’s Shane Milligan in the first-place paring. Mickley took a lead with a near-fall and never looked back, fighting off every challenge Milligan posed.

“It’s awesome to go out of the MBC as a champion,” said Mickley. “It’s a very competitive league, and it really means something to get a championship out of it.”

It was one of Northridge’s few missteps on Saturday. The Vikings ran away in the points race early and claimed an MBC title — their final before jumping to the new Licking County League next year.

 

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