Williams, Robertson get two pins each in tri-meet
by Larry S. Chowning
The Middlesex High School wrestling team opened its season at Caroline High School on November 29 and lost 39-34 to Caroline and 54-24 to King William in the tri-meet.
In the Caroline meet, Devante Robertson won the 138-pound weight class with a pin in 3:38; James Williams won the 160-pound class with a pin in 3:38; and Vladimir Rowe won the heavyweight class with a pin in 2:51.
Jonathan Ward won the 106-pound weight division and Kyle Frost won the 113-pound weight class because Caroline did not have participants in those divisions.
“We have a very young team this year but they wrestled very tough,” said MHS coach Joel Anderson. “Caroline is a good team. We kept it close and was leading most of the meet.”
Against King William, Robertson pinned his opponent in 32 seconds to win the 138-pound class. Williams won the 160-pound weight class with a pin in 1:10; Steve Skelton won the 220-pound class with a 38-second pin; and Rowe won the heavyweight class by forfeit.
“King William is one of the better teams in Region A and we hung pretty good with them,” said Anderson. “James (Williams) and Devante (Robertson) had two pins on the day and looked real strong.”
The Chargers will take on Nandua and King and Queen in a home meet on Thursday, December 6, at 5:30 p.m. at Middlesex High School, and will participate in the Lancaster Invitational on Saturday, December 15. MHS will have another home meet on Wednesday, December 19, against Northumberland.