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HITTING THE MAT: Opportunity knocking for Lakers

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A rare opportunity has presented itself for Indian Lake’s wrestling team.

The Lakers are one of two No. 1 seeds in Division II, Region 9 in the second annual OHSAA state dual meet tournament, which begins Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Each region is broken up into two sub-regions. Each sub-region is made up of two 16-team brackets. The winner of sub-region A will face the winner of sub-region B. The winner of that dual earns a trip to the Final 8 at the state dual meet tournament in Columbus.

The top two seeds in each sub-region get to host dual meets. This is the second straight year Indian Lake has earned the honor of hosting.

“Being ranked first in our sub-region is a great opportunity for our guys,” said Indian Lake head coach Scott Tressler. “We get to embrace the challenge of people giving us their best shot. We have to see if we’re willing to rise to the challenge or crumble under the pressure.”

What makes this year different is that Indian Lake, along with Bellefontaine and Benjamin Logan, will not be in the same region as Graham, which won the Division II state dual meet title last winter.

All three local squads have been moved to a more northern region. Geographically, it makes sense. Why should Indian Lake, a school closer to Lima, be paired with teams in the Dayton area?

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