Danville wrestlers Lang, Hester win at Harrison

December 31, 2004

CYNTHIANA - Derrick Lang of Danville was named the most valuable wrestler at the Harrison County Invitational, and Lang and Dylan Hester finished first in their weight classes to help Danville to a third-place finish.

Lang won three closely contested matches in the 171-pound class, while Hester went 4-0 at 135 pounds.

Danville finished two points behind runner-up Holmes and 43 behind Harrison in the team standings.

"It was a great team effort," Danville coach Jeff Selby said.

Chris Booth (140 pounds) and Philip Mathis (160) were second in their classes, and freshman Jeremy Turner made his best tournament showing by placing third at 103. Matt Booth (152) and Jason Claude (275) were fourth.

Lang jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead over Bryce Barrientos of Fort Knox in his championship match, then pinned him in the closing seconds of the second period. Hester scored his third pin in four matches by stopping Ryan Gibson of Western Hills 92 seconds into the match.


Danville Results

Team leaders - 1. Harrison County 100; 2. Holmes 59; 3. Danville 57.

103 - Jeremy Turner (Danville) def. Ben Boylan (Franklin County) 5:01; lost to Arthor Ohmes (Frankfort) 10-2; def. Chris Carter (Harrison County) by forfeit; def. Cory Vincent (Anderson County) 10-4.

119 - Brandon Lannum (Danville) lost to Cameron Barrientoes (Fort Knox) 1:51; def. Drew Monarch (Anderson County) 19-3, technical fall; lost to Joel Mueller (Holmes) 2:31; def. John Siginorino (Franklin County) by forfeit.

125 - David Harlan (Danville) lost to Joey Campbell (Anderson County) 6-4; def. D.J. Cooper (Holmes) :46; lost to Phillip Jones (Franklin County) 1:56; lost to Campbell 4-2.

135 - Dylan Hester (Danville) def. Jacob Kendall (Harrison County) 3-1; def. Bobby Widener (Western Hills) 1:12; def. Joe Riehle (Fort Knox) 1:52; def. Ryan Gibson (Western Hills) 1:32.

140 - Chris Booth (Danville) def. Matt Miller (Franklin County) 3:42; def. Kevin White (Anderson County) 10-8; lost to Ryan Ross (Harrison County) 4-1. Jae Paul Jones (Danville) lost to Ross 2:24; def. Mark Crecy (Anderson County) 16-10; lost to White 3:32; lost to Nick Webb (Holmes) 2:55.

152 - Matt Booth (Danville) def. Ben Rawlins (Bourbon County) 4:26; lost to John Goldsby (Holmes) 4:30; def. Bobby Barkley (Harrison County) 3:22; lost to Josh Ringkor (Ohio County), injury default, first period.

160 - Philip Mathis (Danville) def. Matthew Johnson (Fort Knox) 9-7; lost to Mike Welch (Harrison County) 1:35.

171 - Derrick Lang (Danville) def. Tyrone Young (Fort Knox) 1:40; def. Sam Lee (Anderson County) 3:41; def. Bryce Barrientos (Fort Knox) 1:35.

275 - Jason Claude (Danville) lost to Lucius Jackson (Holmes) 1:25; def. Charlie Rawlings (Western Hills) :38; def. Seth Hall (Harrison County) 3:07; lost to David Tibbs (Pike County Central) 2:05.

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