LHS place eighth in state wrestling tournament

Lancaster’s Tate Wilmore (in red) beat Kobe Ayers of Riverheads and went on to finish fourth in the state tournament. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster High School had five wrestlers medal and finished among the top 10 in team scoring at the Virginia High School League Class 1 wrestling championships February 18-19 in Salem.

The Red Devils qualified eight wrestlers for the state tournament with five advancing to the medal round on the second day of the two-day tournament at Salem Civic Center. Three wrestlers placed fourth to help the Devils score 74.5 points for eighth place overall.

Wrestling powerhouse Grundy scored 303.5 points as the Class 1 state champion and Rural Retreat was the runner-up with 205 points.

Mathews scored 60.5 to place ninth and Middlesex scored 47 to finish 12th. Wrestlers from 26 teams competed in Class 1.

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