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Eight area wrestlers advance to day two at state

LEXINGTON — Eight area wrestlers entered Alltech Arena on Friday for the state wrestling tournament.

All eight will wrestle on Saturday.

Boyle County sent six to the state tournament while Danville sent two. Boyle senior Jordan Bates is the only area representative remaining in the winner’s bracket: He’s in the 138-pound semifinals after two wins by pin and one 7-3 decision in the winner’s bracket quarterfinals. Bates has secured a top six finish already.

The other area wrestlers have work to do: Danville’s Morgan Sallee won his first two matches before dropping a 5-1 decision in the 113-pound winner’s bracket quarterfinals.

Every other area wrestler won his first match of the day, lost the second and won their first match of the consolation bracket.

Boyle County’s Logan Tuggle (132), Clay Karsner (145), Jacob Robbins (160), Collin McGlone (170) and Ben Rush (185) all advanced, while Danville’s Pierce Haines (285) will also wrestle on Saturday.