Badin’s Emmons handles No. 1 seed on first day at state; Edgewood, Fairfield, Ross, Monroe wrestlers advance

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Badin High School's Ely Emmons (left) goes after Bellevue's Evan Straub in a 215-pound match March 11, 2022, during the Division II state wrestling tournament at Ohio State University's Schottenstein Center in Columbus. RICK CASSANO/STAFF

COLUMBUS — The seedings don’t see Ely Emmons as a serious contender at the Division II state wrestling tournament. He thinks otherwise.

The Badin High School senior was a No. 3 seed at state last year and earned his way to a sixth-place finish at 195 pounds, becoming the first placer in




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