WHS sweeps, NHS splits quad match

Published 9:38 pm Friday, January 6, 2023

Washington and Northside got back on the wrestling mat for the first competition since the holiday break Wednesday night at Washington.

The Pam Pack swept conference foe Greene Central, 60-24, South Central, 71-10 and the Panthers, 78-6.

Northside defeated Greene Central, 48-30, tied South Central, 42-42 and lost to the Pack.

“It was good to get back out here after the break and everyone made their required weight,” Northside coach Daniel Garcia said. “Wrestling more matches and against better competition has really helped us, “We’ve improved consistently all season and this meet marks the start of preparation for the post-season.”

Rylan Paul (138), Nick Edwards (170), Javion O’Neal (195) and Nick Roberts (220) won their matches on the mat against Greene Central.

Paul, O’Neal, Austin Frazier (160) and Christopher Alonso-Burgos (170) won against South Central, while Roberts prevailed over Washington.

The Pam Pack continued its nine-year match winning streak against conference opponents with the victory over Greene Central.

Braxton Woolard (113), Tate Tucker (126), Gabe Foreman (138), Evan Makepeace (152), Kahlil Rogers (170) and Gabe Davis (195) won on the mat against the Rams.

Sawyer Vosburgh (120), Tucker, David Meza (132), Foreman, Makepeace, Rogers and Davis won against South Central and all won their matches on the mat against Northside.

“All our guys moved down a weight class and will stay there for the rest of the way,” Washington coach Chris Penhollow said. “They should feel stronger and be able to wrestle a more physical match against lighter opponents. Gabe Foreman had a good night as did Braxton Woolard. We’re where we want to be at this point in the season.”