Wrestling: Bailey Herr advances to girls state

PC-Hall wrestle Bailey Herr wrestles at the Geneseo Regional.

Putnam County-Hall’s Bailey Herr earned a berth to the girls state wrestling tournament berth out of the Geneseo Sectional by placing in the top four on Saturday, Feb. 11.

After losing in the 170-pound semifinals to eventual champion Nydia Martinez of Joliet Catholic, Herr bounced back with a 49-second pin in the wrestleback.

In the third-place match, Herr pinned Minooka’s Sidney Ray in 4:25.

The state tournament is Feb. 24-25 in Bloomington.

PC-Hall wrestle Bailey Herr has her hand raised in triumph at the Geneseo Regional.
PC-Hall wrestle Bailey Herr (left) placed third at the Geneseo Regional.
Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin has been sports editor of the BCR since 1986. He previously was sports editor of the St. Louis Daily News and was a regular contributor for the St. Louis Cardinals' magazine. He is a 2021 inductee into the IBCA Hall of Fame (Media) and a 2023 inductee into the Shaw Media Illinois Valley Hall of Fame as "Distinguished Media."