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Wrestlers trying to find their groove

Posted on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

Kyle Alberts attempts to get the upper hand over an opponent at the King George tournament on Dec. 2.
Photo by Pam Matthews

The Louisa County High School wrestling team got its season started with a pair of away matches last week.

The Lions traveled on Nov. 29 to Benedictine College Preparatory School in Richmond for a tri-tournament between Louisa, the host school and Glen Allen High School in Benedictine’s annual Grapple on the Gridiron tournament.

The Lions faced off against the teams from both schools, wrestling Glen Allen first. The Lions put forth a tough battle for the win, but came up short, 36-30.

Anthony Ciotola, Mason Morris and Cole Cutright each pinned their opponents in the 126, 132 and 220 weight classes. Kyle Alberts and Cameron Hornsby won their matches by out scoring their opponents and Drake White won by forfeit in the 113 weight class to round out the Lions’ score.

The key difference in the match was the fact that Louisa lost by forfeit in three weight classes, giving Glen Allen the edge.

The Lions had even more trouble against Benedictine. White scored an early win for the Lions with a 7-1 decision over Aaron Ward, but those were the only points the Lions would get through most of the match.

To read the entire story, see the Dec. 7 edition of The Central Virginian.

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