Greening steps away after building successful Hannibal program
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Greening steps away after building successful Hannibal program

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Derek Greening felt like he was walking onto the floor at Mizzou Arena rather than the Hannibal athletics office Wednesday afternoon. But instead of coaching another wrestler in the state championships, Greening was making his intentions k

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Top of the Arch: Palmyra sophomore wins state wrestling title
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Top of the Arch: Palmyra sophomore wins state wrestling title

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The mission hadn't changed since Ross Arch was 7 years old. "My whole life goal was to win a state championship," the Palmyra sophomore wrestler said. That's no longer the case. His goal now is to win three. Arch became the first...

Going for broke: Yohn's aggressive start not enough to avoid title match loss
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Going for broke: Yohn's aggressive start not enough to avoid title match loss

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Only a handful of seconds had elapsed in the 160-pound title match in the Class 3A state wrestling tournament before Quincy High School's Hunter Yohn lifted Lockport's Baylor Fernandes and put him on his back. He was there only...

One From History: Blue Devils' Yohn wins semifinal in OT, will wrestle for crown
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One From History: Blue Devils' Yohn wins semifinal in OT, will wrestle for crown

Hunter Yohn looked to the stands where his family and friends were celebrating his overtime victory in the state wrestling semifinals and tried to soak it all in. "Just blessed," Yohn said. "I don't think it's real." But it is, and now he's one victory away from becoming the Quincy High School wrestling program's fourth state champion since William Schwartz won the first title in 1948.

Pirates, Panthers march into second round at state wrestling
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Pirates, Panthers march into second round at state wrestling

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Hannibal wrestling coach Derek Greening left the Pirates with one lingering thought before leaving them to their own devices Thursday night. "I told them to relax and focus think about how they want to wrestle tomorrow," Greening said.

QHS wrestlers lead charge into second round at state
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QHS wrestlers lead charge into second round at state

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Quincy High School wrestling coach Phil Neally knows what lies ahead for Hunter Yohn and Thomas Culp, and nothing about it will be easy. He believes that is what will drive them. "Stay positive and stay after it," Neally said...

Palmyra's Arch earns rematch with defending state champ
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Palmyra's Arch earns rematch with defending state champ

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Palmyra wrestling coach Josh Buatte called it a "same old, same old type thing," but quickly amended that. "I think it's going to be a little bit different this time," Buatte said. "Hopefully." If it is, it would be historic.

Blue Devils' Yohn ready to challenge for state medal
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Blue Devils' Yohn ready to challenge for state medal

QUINCY -- Hunter Yohn doesn't want to disappoint. Phil Neally doesn't see how he could. Yohn's on-the-mat performance this season has been impressive. The Quincy High School senior carries a 41-3 record and a sectional runner-up finish into the Class 3A...

Yohn, Culp to represent Blue Devils at state tourney
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Yohn, Culp to represent Blue Devils at state tourney

Thomas Culp showed some character. Hunter Yohn reaffirmed he belonged. Now both of the Quincy High School wrestlers get to compete on the state's biggest stage. Yohn, a senior wrestling at 160 pounds, reached the finals of the Class 3A...

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Strong third period wins sectional title for Saukees' Fox

The final two minutes weren't going to determine Elliott Fox's fate. He already had secured his berth in the Class 1A state wrestling tournament taking place next week in Champaign. Those two minutes were the difference between walking into State Farm Center as a sectional champion or just another contender.