Hillsboro’s Cluff headed for state wrestling tournament


Hillsboro High School will send one of its best wrestlers to the OHSAA state wrestling championships this weekend.

Hillsboro sophomore Lane Cluff placed second in the 285-pound class with a final score of 35-9 Saturday at the Division II district tournament at Wilmington Middle School, earning himself a trip to the Schottenstein Center for the 2017 OHSAA Individual Wrestling State Tournament.

“As a community and as coaching staff, we’re really proud of Lane,” said Hillsboro wrestling coach James Jones. “He did a great job at the district tournament and won some close matches… We’re going up to the state tournament and we’ll see if we can get another placer on the podium for Hillsboro.”

Graham Local, Western Brown and Circleville topped team scoring in first, second and third place at the district tournament. For Highland County, Hillsboro finished in 14th place at 41.0, while McClain High School wrapped things up in 35th with 9.5.

The state championship will be held March 9, 10 and 11 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus.

Individual scores

First Place

285 Trevor Hicks (WCH Washington) pin Lane Cluff (Hillsboro) 0:43

Third Consolation

126 Tanner Donathan (Western Brown) dec. Dawson Carter (Hillsboro) 9-5

138 Derek Spears (Western Brown) dec. Keegan Rawlins (McClain) 11-6

170 Preston Bressler (Talawanda) pin Austin Miller (Hillsboro) 2:59

Jared Fenner (Miami Trace) dec. Deegan Boris (Hillsboro) 3-0


285 Lane Cluff (Hillsboro) dec. Colin Wolffe (Miami Trace) 6-4

Second Consolation

Dawson Carter (Hillsboro) dec. Ayyoub Muhammed (Thurgood Marshall) 1-0

Keegan Rawlins (McClain) pin Dylan Murphy (Miami Trace) 0:22

145 Jack Steuerwald (Indian Hill) dec. Wyatt Wilkin (Hillsboro) 4-2

Austin Miller (Hillsboro) pin Avery Collins (Waynesville) 2:24

Ryan Buckley (New Richmond) pin Ethan Taylor (McClain) 3:22

Deegan Boris (Hillsboro) pin Tom Coleman (Ross) 4:01

Wyatt Hillard (Franklin) pin Jared Conn (Hillsboro) 4:29 OT

First Consolation

113 Abrum Barnhiser (Monroe) dec. Quinton Smith (McClain) 8-2

Dawson Carter (Hillsboro) pin Cameron Chamberlin (Indian Lake) 1:30

145 Wyatt Wilkin (Hillsboro) dec. Jacob Kube (Goshen) 7-6

Austin Miller (Hillsboro) maj. dec. Noah Hoagland (Carroll) md9-0

Ethan Taylor (McClain) pin Vicente Ocampo-Zepeda (Monroe) 2:15

Deegan Boris (Hillsboro) pin Issac Craft (Urbana) 0:47

Jared Conn (Hillsboro) pin Jamen Hill (Carroll) 2:45


Caleb Blake (Tippecanoe) maj. dec. Keegan Rawlins (McClain) md 10-1

Lane Cluff (Hillsboro) pin Sam Homan (Alter) 2:10

First Round

113 Brandon Lucas (Western Brown) tech. fall Quinton Smith (McClain) tf18-2

Brayden Ploehs (Ross) dec. Dawson Carter (Hillsboro) 4-2

Keegan Rawlins (McClain) tech. fall Christian Leach (Monroe) tf15-0

145 Joey Sanchez (Graham Local) pin Wyatt Wilkin (Hillsboro) 0:31

Hunter Hyden (Graham Local) dec. Austin Miller (Hillsboro) 9-3

Tom Coleman (Ross) pin Ethan Taylor (McClain) 0:59

Ryan Buckley (New Richmond) tech. fall Deegan Boris (Hillsboro) tf17-2

Johnny Shafer (Graham Local) pin Jared Conn (Hillsboro) 1:18

Lane Cluff (Hillsboro) pin Darius Miller (Mt. Healthy) 2:44

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HHS sophomore finishes 35-9 in district tourney

By David Wright

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