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Devil wrestlers win Franklin Duals

The Mathews High School wrestling team had a busy week, taking part in a tri-meet on Wednesday, Jan. 5, at Northumberland with Lancaster and the host Indians, and traveling to Franklin on Saturday, winning four dual matches and the tournament championship.

MHS had five starters out of the lineup last Wednesday, but enough backups to fill in, giving up only three forfeits to beat both teams. Mathews defeated Lancaster, 54-24. The Blue Devils had only six matches against Lancaster, winning five. Northumberland gave Mathews more of a battle, with the Devils winning that one, 45-30.
Caleb Miller (103 lbs.) pinned Northumberland’s James Webb. Elisha Kane pinned the Indians’ Casey Gaskins. C.W. Sorey (171 lbs.) scored a pin over Jacob Jewell. Sean Rhodes (119 lbs.), Matt Rouland (125 lbs.) and Austin Jones (130 lbs.) lost their bouts to Northumberland opponents. All six, however, picked up forfeit wins against Lancaster.

A.J. White (152 lbs.) pinned Lancaster’s Sam ...

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