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Chieftains take sixth at Jimmy Mac Duals

Bellefontaine’s wrestling team held its own in a tough 10-team field Saturday at the third-annual Jimmy Mac Duals at Bellefontaine High School.

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Bellefontaine’s Mike Pieper attempts to get Troy Christian’s Scotty Douglas to his back during their 170-pound match at Saturday’s Jimmy Mac Duals. m(EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

The Chieftains finished a respectable sixth with a 2-3 record after taking on several of the tournament’s toughest teams.

Miami Trace went 5-0 and repeated as the Jimmy Mac Dual champion, Simon Kenton went 4-1 to finish second, Urbana went 4-1 and was third, Kenton Ridge went 3-2 to take fourth and Troy Christian was also 3-2 to finish fifth.

“We wrestled to our seed,” said BHS head coach Rick Reed. “We lost to the three teams seeded above us (in our pool). I thought there was good competition.

“Miami Trace and Simon Kenton had nice teams. Urbana lost to Miami Trace on criteria and are getting better. Coach (Ryan) Pine and his staff do a great job there. There were multiple state placers and state qualifiers competing. It was a good day of wrestling.”

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