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Taylorville High School Senior Blake Hooper has advanced to the quarterfinals of the IHSA Class 2A State Wrestling Tournament. Hooper defeated Justin Diddell of Maple Park in the preliminary round and improved to 37-5. Hooper will face an undefeated Deuce Rachal of Chicago (27-0) in the quarterfinals today (Friday). Fellow Taylorville senior Jake Smothers could not find the same success as his teammate and fell to an undefeated Garrett Sutton of Richmond in the preliminary round. Smothers finishes at 16-7 on the year. 

 
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