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MHS wrestlers win region; 4 claim individual titles

Four Mathews wrestlers won regional championships and the team as a whole took home the Region A title following Saturday’s tournament at Lancaster High School.

Seniors Alexis Deagle (106 lbs., 26-8 record) and Cody Deagle (132 lbs., 32-3 record), freshman Ivan Schaible (144 lbs., 27-10 record), and junior Fabian Cardenas (150 lbs., 31-4 record) won their respective weight classes at the regional tourney.

Five other Blue Devil wrestlers placed on Saturday to earn a spot in the VHSL Class 1, 2, 3 state championships, which will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Salem Civic Center.

Taking second in the regional tournament were freshman Salvador Cardenas (113 lbs., 17-7 record), sophomore Sawyer Stark (120 lbs., 16-10 record) and junior Noah Wright (150 lbs., 27-5 record). Placing third in their weight class were sophomore Mikey Ray (126 lbs., 17-15 record) and freshman Roane Gray (138 lbs., 12-10 record).

Mathews scored 212 team points to win the tournament, with Northam...

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