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The Taylorville wrestling team picked up their first team tournament championship as a program over the weekend at the Clinton Invitational.

Here is wrestling coach Lee Mateer's thoughts on the tournament and the rest of the season.

"Overall, it was a great weekend and I'm very proud of our guys and to make

program history is very memorable.  However, we aren't even close to being

satisfied as a team.  We have some very high goals for ourselves and all

them have to do with winning championships at the end of the season and not

at the beginning.  The awards and winning are nice, but at the end of the

day, this team is interested in championships at the end of season and not

at the beginning.  We are going to keep working hard and getting better.

That is what we do, we work very hard and we are going to continue to be

tough.   That's our blueprint for success and that's what we do in this

community and we are going to do our very best to exemplify and represent

that everywhere we go."

Here are the overall results for the team at the Clinton Invitational.

Team standings:

1. Taylorville (ranked #17 in class AA): 218.5

2.  LeRoy (ranked #3 in class A): 166

3.  Olympia: 161.5

4. Mt. Zion (HM in class AA): 146

5.  Quincy notre Dame: 141.5

6.  Lincoln (HM in class AA): 121

7.  Monticello: 119

8.  Streator: 107

9. El-paso Gridley: 66.5

10. Clinton: 45

11. Midwest Central: 42

12. Warrensburg Latham: 41

13. Decatur MacArthur: 36

14. Midland: 30.5

15. Normal U-high: 30

16. Hillsboro: 8=

 
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