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Mount Vernon freshman Lane Hinkle tries to roll over Maple Heights’ Dejon Moss in the second period of their 132-pound first round match in the state championships at The Ohio State University on Thursday.
Mount Vernon freshman Lane Hinkle tries to roll over Maple Heights’ Dejon Moss in the second period of their 132-pound first round match in the state championships at The Ohio State University on Thursday. (Photo by Geoff Cowles) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
March 1, 2013 10:44 am EST

 

COLUMBUS — The Mount Vernon Yellow Jackets scored a pair of pins and sustained a minor upset in Thursday’s championship preliminary round of the 2013 OHSAA State Wrestling Championships held in the Jerome Schottenstein Center at The Ohio State University.

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Mount Vernon’s 113-pound Dakota Riley, who placed third in the 106-pound category last year, started what he hopes will be a climb to the top of the podium with a second-period pin over Alec Logsdon of Lebanon at 1:26 in the second period.

Riley went on the attack immediately, using his quickness to avoid getting caught.

“I came out and I wanted to show people that I was ready for this tournament — ready to win it,” said Riley. “That way, they won’t doubt me anymore.”

Riley used his strength after grabbing a 4-1 first period lead. In the second period, he wrapped up Logsdon around the chest, pinning him.

In today’s championship quarterfinal round, Riley takes on Armando Torres of Elyria, who won a 7-2 decision over Jimmy Ferritto of Cleveland St. Ignatius on Thursday.

“I’ve got a tough match but I think I’ll be ready for it,” said Riley.

The 11,084 fans in attendance witnessed the first state win by a Mount Vernon freshman. Lane Hinkle (132) pinned Dejon Moss of Maple Heights with only eight seconds left in the third and final period.

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