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Blue Devils fall to W&L, Cavs in wrestling

The Mathews High School wrestling team lost at home last Wednesday to Washington and Lee (48-31) and King William (44-28).

The competition was originally scheduled to be a quad meet, but Northampton dropped out due to sickness and injuries … the same problem that the Blue Devil wrestlers are experiencing, according to head coach Tom Holaday.

In both contests, Mathews forfeited at the 106-, 113- and 170-pound classes, losing the services of team captain Billy Bower, who was out sick at 170.

Scoring wins for Mathews against Washington and Lee were Sam Moore (132 lbs.), who pinned Lois Chieres in 4:37; Joey Scales (182 lbs.), substituting for sick wrestler A.J. White, pinned Emone Fisher in 39 seconds; Austin Fravel (195 lbs.), who won a 3-2 decision over Gabe Loesel; and Isaiah Maultsby (220 lbs.), who won a 12-2 major decision. Parker Thompson (138 lbs.) and Ronald Rife (160 lbs.) accepted forfeits.


Fravel’s match was the most exciting of the night. He w...

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