Titans win epic battle with Catbirds

G-E-T/Melrose-Mindoro Titans wrestling picked up a hard-fought 37-36 win over the West Salem/Bangor Catbirds Tuesday night in a big conference dual.

The Catbirds recorded six pins on the night to the Titans’ four, but the hosts won eight bouts to provide the edge.

One particularly crucial moment was at 160 pounds. The Titans’ Ben Peterson found himself trailing in the final seconds to Ian McBride, but Peterson slammed McBride to the ground just before the buzzer for a winning takedown and 7-6 decision.