Hibriten grapplers post a pair of wins
Hibriten’s wrestling team secured a pair of victories in a tri-match featuring Maiden and Hickory Tuesday.
The Panthers won 12 of 14 matches to beat Hickory 70-12, and they rolled up a 51-24 victory over Maiden.
Hibriten benefitted greatly from forfeits given up by their opponents on both matches. The Panthers earned six victories by forfeit in the win over Hickory and another four to aid their win against Maiden.
Five Panther grapplers earned wins by pinfall against Hickory. Corey Correll (132 pounds), Hunter Penley (195), Jonathan Minton (285), Tristan Schreiber (113) and Brylan Teague (120).
Lucas Smith also earned a major decision victory, while Timothy Burchfield, Caleb Robinson, Andrew Burchfield, Daquan Suddreth, Germaine Davenport and Tayvon Woodruff all were awarded wins by forfeit.
In the victory against Maiden, Smith (160) and Ethan Trivette (106) had pinfall wins, while Andrew Burchfield, Davenport and Correll secured decisions.
Suddreth, Penley, Minton and Schreiber were given forfeit wins, and Timothy Burchfield was awarded a win by injury.
The Panthers will be on the mat again Saturday when they head to Morganton to compete in the Freedom Invitational.
MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING
The Granite Falls wrestling team held on to defeat West Alexander 51-45 in a match Tuesday.
West Alexander dominated in the lower weight classes with five wins by pinfall and a decision, but Granite Falls had wins by pin and a decision in the middle weights to claim the victory.
Winners by pin for the Blue Demons were Caleb Starnes (128 pounds), Matthew Waibel (134), Nate Garrison (140), Dillon Worcester (147), Erik Rundquist (154), Vincent Rossi (162), Harrison Longano (184) and Teague Kirby (197). Rasheed Rizk (172) won by decision.
Preliminary winners for the Blue Demons were Parker Woods (122), Alex Murphy (122)and Shane Sebastian (134)
Granite Falls will face East Alexander today in a home match.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL
William Lenoir’s boys’ basketball team ran its record to 8-0 for the season with a 58-34 home win over East Alexander Tuesday.
Anderson Keller poured in 26 points to lead the Wildcats, while Jamar Ferguson also reached double figures with 10. Cole Flowers and Shy Felder each had six points for William Lenoir.
Felder and Trey Brown had five rebounds apiece to pace the Wildcats on the boards.
William Lenoir plays at Hudson today and hosts Gamewell Tuesday. Action begins at 4 p.m. with the girls’ contest, followed by the boys’ game.