At the Division III district wrestling tournament at Philo Junior High School, Malvern had one wrestler's career come to an end, while another capped a brilliant first season.
Senior Josh Holmes lost both of his matches at 182, falling to Mitchell Meeks of Newcomerstown 7-1 and Brandon Foughty of Wellston 7-4.
The 2013 graduate ended his final season with a 34-13 record.
"Josh wrestled well, but came up short on his run to the state tournament," commented Coach Dominic Chiurco. "I has been a pleasure coaching Josh this year, and I wish him well in his future endeavors."
Freshman Nate Gaston, who finished fifth at sectionals a week earlier, got into districts as an alternate at 120.
He lost his first match to D.J. DeVito of Newark Catholic 11-7, but bounced back to pin Alan Shope of Southeastern.
In the consolation second round, Gaston was beaten by Tyler Stoneburner of Paint Valley 12-5.
"Nate experienced a pleasant surprise by getting to wrestle at the district level as an alternate," noted Coach Chiurco. "Nate had an impressive showing at districts for a freshman, posting a 1-2 record.
"With his pin in the consols, Nate tied two Malvern records - pins in a season with 32 and wins in a season with 46.
"I am truly proud of these two kids. It was an honor to be able to coach Nate and Josh, and I am definitely looking forward to next season."