The Madera Coyote wrestling team held a 24-16 lead with six matches left to go against the Selma Bears.
However, the Bears won four of the next five with three pins for a 41-30 victory over the Coyotes on Wednesday in Joe Flores Gym.
“We were missing two of our starters and that kind of hurt us,” head coach Joe Romine said. “The 160-pound match hurt us. We had a two-point lead and got reversed and pinned. We wrestled really tough, but if you want to win duals, you have to stay off your back. We had too many pins. If those guys give up losses, it’s a different story.”
The Bears pinned the Coyotes in five matches while the Coyotes recorded three pins...