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MHS wrestlers rip Indians, Cavs

Middlesex wrestler Justin Cooper (on top) works a headlock for a pin in a match last week at Northumberland. (Photo by Cristy Norwood)
by Larry S. Chowning

The Middlesex High School varsity wrestling team defeated Northumberland 54-28 and King William 54-30 in a tri-match on December 8 at Northumberland.

The Chargers had three pins against Northumberland. John Shaw pinned his opponent in 59 seconds in the 119-pound weight class.  Brandon Jessup pinned his opponent in 2:19 in the 125-pound class, and Reese Harris made a pin in 1:39 in the 285-pound class.

Others to win their matches were Aaron Nazrini, 103-pound weight class; Justin Cooper, 135-pound weight class; Jake Pender, 160-pound weight class; Dylan Norwood, 171-pound weight class; Craig Conley, 189-pound weight class; and Corey Keeling, 215-pound weight division.

In junior varsity competition, Middlesex’s Tyler Seay won in the 160-pound weight class by pinning his Northumberland opponent in 1:09.

Against King William, the Chargers had three pins. Shaw had his second pin of the day in 1:12; Cooper pinned his opponent in 23 seconds; and Pender registered a pin in 1:06.
Nazrini, Jessup, Conley, Keeling and Harris all had point wins for the Chargers against the Cavs. 

In JV action, Tyler Horsley registered a 59-second pin in the 189-pound weight class.

“The MHS wrestling team is off to another great start with two wins and no losses,” said Charger coach Lee Anderson. “The wrestlers are really working hard and the coaches are very pleased with the season so far.

“John Shaw really has been wrestling  well and he leads the team wins so far with a five,” Anderson said. “Reese Harris wrestled great, picking up a much heavier wrestler and putting him on his back for the pin. And Reese is only a sophomore.”

The Chargers’ next match is at the Lancaster Round-Robin Tournament this Saturday, December 19. They are then idle until January 9.

posted 12.17.2009

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