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Murphy On Brink Of New School Record As Wresters Head To Sectionals

Posted on: February 23, 2017

SETTING THE SCENE:  The MHS wrestling team now focuses on the postseason and the road to the State Tournament.  Milford’s squad will compete this weekend at the OHSAA Division I Sectional Tournament at Lebanon High School. 

Adding to the excitement: Senior Jimmy Murphy is just two wins away from the all-time career win record for Milford Wrestling.  The current record is 135 by Kyle Krummert, Class of 2008.

 

A LOOK BACK:  Last week the Milford closed out the regular season with a tri-match with Kettering Fairmont and Vandalia Butler.  But with a week filled with injuries and illness just seven wrestlers made the trip, including three JV athletes.

Though the Eagles dropped both matches, the team wrestled much better in the match with Kettering Fairmont.  Jimmy Murphy, the standout senior, was a double winner with a decision and a fall.  

Final scores:

Milford 9, Vandalia Butler 60

Milford 6, Kettering Fairmont 54.

 

The previous week, the scheduled tri-match with Lakota East and Bishop Fenwick was cancelled.

 

THE SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT:  The Eagles head to the 2017 OHSAA Sectional Tournament, held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 & 25 at Lebanon High School.  

Jimmy Murphy and sophomore Kobey Bronaugh have experience in the postseason and hope to advance once again.  Both Murphy and Bronaugh advanced to Districts in 2016.  Both want to earn the opportunity to wrestle at the State tournament, as do seniors Kyle Brady and Graham Martin and the rest of their teammates.

The top four wrestlers from each weight class will qualify to advance to the Division I District Tournament, which will be held the following week (March 3rd and 4th) at Kettering Fairmont High School’s Trent Arena. 

The draw for the Lebanon Sectional location includes Amelia, Anderson, Harrison, Kings, Lebanon, Loveland, Mason, Milford, Oak Hills, Princeton, Turpin, and Walnut Hills. 

  • Friday, 2/24: Milford at Sectional Tournament, Lebanon High School, 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, 2/20: Milford at Sectional Tournament, Lebanon High School, 9:00 am   

For more information on the 2017 Lebanon Sectional Team Assignments, click HERE.

 

POLL WATCH:  The final Cincinnati Enquirer’s area coaches’ poll was released and the year will end with Elder ranked first.  There were no changes from the previous week, so Mason, LaSalle, Fairfield and Harrison will finish in the top five.  Moeller, Oak Hills, Lakota East, the ECC’s Loveland, and Lakota West round out the top ten.  Anderson (3) is the only conference school to receive votes in the final poll.