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Wines and Conley set MHS wrestling records

Chargers down Amelia

by Larry S. Chowning

Middlesex High wrestlers Craig Conley and Cameron Wines tied and broke school records, respectively, as the Chargers defeated Amelia 52-21 and lost to Group AAA Huguenot 48-36 in a tri-meet on Dec. 10.

Wines got his 28th pin against a Huguenot wrestler in the 119-pound weight class. The pin earned Wines the school record for the most pins in school history. He eclipsed the previous record of 27 pins held by former MHS star Nick Hornbeck. 

Wines got his 28th pin by pinning his oppenent in a mere 13 seconds.

Conley tied the school record of Joey Kellar when he pinned his Amelia opponent in 12 seconds—the fastest time in school history. Conley wrestled in the 189-pound weight class. 

Ean Reed of Middlesex won in the 160-pound division with a pin over an Amelia wrestler.

Jay Bryant picked up his first-ever win by pinning his Amelia opponent in the heavyweight class in a mere 38 seconds.

Alex Pratt won 12-3 in the 171-pound class in the Amelia match.

Pratt also won again with a pin over a Huguenot wrestler in 1:04, and Corey Keeling pinned his Huguenot opponent in 47 seconds.

In junior varsity action, Carlos Gonzales won his match in the 160-pound weight class against Huguenot with a pin in 2:44, and Thomas Norman won his match 14-4 in the 152-pound weight class against Amelia.

“It was great to see our wrestlers be so tough against Amelia and Huguenot, a Group AAA school and a much bigger school than us,” said MHS coach Lee Anderson.

The Chargers will wrestle in a quad-meet on Saturday, December 20, at Lancaster High School. The teams in the competition will be Franklin, Middlesex, Lancaster and Northumberland. 

posted 12.18.2008

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