Licking Heights High School senior wrestlers Joey Harrell and L.A. Kelly qualified for the Division I state tournament that runs Thursday, March 9, through Saturday, March 11, at Ohio State.
Competing at 170 pounds in the district tournament March 3 and 4 at Hilliard Darby, Harrell reached the final before losing 4-1 to Olentangy Liberty’s Trevor Lawson. Harrell, who went 3-1 at district, is 37-3 entering state.
Kelly went 4-1 at district and placed third at 195 and is 37-5 on the season.
Sophomore Mitchell Coultas (113) went 2-2 at district to finish 26-10 and senior Josh Martin (182) went 0-2 to finish 20-19.
The Hornets totaled 49 points to place 13th behind champion Olentangy Liberty (236.5) as 42 teams scored.