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Bach wins 145-pound title at Lee Griffin Invite
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Hillsboros Dane Bach tries to free an arm after tying up with Pittsvilles Hunter Wilke at the Lee Griffin invitational at Kickapoo on Saturday. The freshman won the 145-pound title after defeating Kickapoo/La Farges Sam Rogers. - photo by Nate Beier photo/

KICKAPOO — Freshman Dane Bach won the 145-pound title at Saturday’s Kickapoo/La Farge Lee Griffin Invitational to lead Hillsboro to a fifth-place finish at the 10-team event.

Bach (14–7) notched a 7–1 decision over Pittsville’s Hunter Wilke, then pinned Brookwood’s Garret Attlen in the semifinals.

The Hillsboro freshman then defeated Kickapoo/La Farge’s Sam Rogers, 13–7, in the championship match.

Sophomore Jason Griffiths went 3–1 to finish second at 113 pounds in a five-man round-robin bracket.

Griffiths recorded three pins before dropping an 11–4 decision to champion Tyler Finnell of North Crawford/Seneca.

Griffiths improved to 17–6 on the season, matching his win total from his freshman season.

Sophomore Jacob Urban (17–6) went 3–1 to finish third at 170 pounds. Junior Mitchell Morris (6–6) went 1–2 and placed third at 126.

Freshman Yobani Mora (10–9) went 2–2 and finished fourth at 132. Senior Jacob Benish (12–9) also went 2–2 and placed fourth at 195.

Hillsboro 54, Royall 18

Last Thursday, the Tigers improved to 4–1 overall and 2–1 in Scenic Bluffs Conference duals with a 54–18 victory over host Royall.

Hillsboro took advantage of Royall’s low numbers, with 48 free points due to eight forfeits.

There were also double forfeits at 106 and 113 pounds as neither team was able to fill those weight classes.

Royall actually won three of the four contested matches by pin, but Hillsboro won the match.

Urban notched a pin at 170 for the victorious Tigers.

Hillsboro will return to action Saturday when it hosts the annual Tiger Invitational.