by Gary Andrews
The Southwood and Northfield junior high wrestling teams traveled to Manchester Thursday to battle the Squires, with Eastbrook also competing in the four-way match.
The Southwood junior high wrestling team broke even in their first outing, defeating Eastbrook 27-18, losing to Northfield 27-44, and fighting to a draw against Manchester 12-12.
Earning three wins on the night were Alex Shiniger and Chris Adams. Isaac Cooper won two matches. Four wrestlers picked-up the other victories for the evening: Logan Louck, Chad Elliot, Codie Sarll, and Nathanael Fadil. Team members are: Reid Votaw, Logan Louck, Chad Elliot, Isaac Cooper, Codie Sarll, Alex Shiniger, Chris Adams, Joseph Brinson, Brandt Crabtree, Nathanael Fadil and Michael Garrett.
Against Eastbrook the Norse won by a score of 32 to 30. Winning for the Norse were: Michael Ford, Macauley Miller, Hunter Kendall, Tyler Sisco, Ryan Driscoll, Chris Orpurt, Jensen Frieden, Cole Persinger, Heath Lambert and Tim Charles. Against Manchester Layne Evans, Michael Ford, and Zach Shadden won in a loss to the Squires.
In the last match of the night, the Norse defeated Southwood by a score of 44 to 27. Winning for the Norse were: Macauley Miller, Tim Charles, Cole Persinger, Hunter Kendall, Chris Orpurt, Ryan Driscoll, Dayon Waldron, and Chris Orpurt won a second match.
For Manchester winners against Southwood were Trick and Moore. Winning against Northfield was Poynter, Trick, Meggison, Moore and Shepherd. Against Eastbrook Poynter, D. Moore, Teeter, Meggison, Q. Moore, Shepherd and Trick all won. The Squires tied Southwood, winning a tiebreaker, defeated Northfield 42-15 and topped Eastbrook 55-14.