Wrestling team suffers a rare league setback
Coming into their matchup against Hillsboro, the Sandy wrestling program had has only lost three conference dual meets in eight years — with two of their losses coming against Hillsboro in 2015 and 2016.
But on Wednesday, Hillsboro proved to be the kryptonite of Sandy once again as they defeated the Pioneers 40-30.
Sandy came into the dual meet with shorthanded due to injury and suspension, but head coach Larry Topliff still feels like that should have been able to win this match.
Sandy lost the first five bouts and fell behind 28-0 in the match. Their first victory came courtesy of a pin from Hunter Rickman in the 138-pound bout.
The regular season is is winding down at a rapid pace as the Pioneers just have one dual meet left, which will be at home against Putnam on Thursday. The Pioneers will also be hosting the Robert Paul Invitational on Saturday.
Look for expanded coverage ahead in our Jan. 24, print edition.