|Louisburg claims conference crown
|DURHAM -- Louisburg High School defeated Granville Central and host Voyager Academy to claim the dual team championship last Saturday at the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference Wrestling Tournament.
TRAC MAT CHAMPS. Members of the Louisburg High School wrestling squad pose after winning the Tar-Roanoke Athletic Conference Championship last Saturday in Durham. LHS competed in the state playoffs on Tuesday night. (Photo Submitted)
Louisburg’s Courtney Tart was honored as the TRAC Coach of the Year, while Wrestler of the Year went to Granville Central 138-pounder Arie Freeman.
Four LHS standouts received All-Conference awards in their respective weight classifications.
The complete list of All-TRAC performers is as follows:
2) Voyager Academy
3) Granville Central
• 106 -- R.J. Whitt (Voyager Academy)
• 113 -- Trevious Foster (Louisburg)
• 120 -- Demecio Sowell (Voyager Academy)
• 126-- Octavio Saldana (Louisburg)
• 132 -- Patrick Tomasic (Voyager Academy)
• 138 -- Arie Freeman (Granville Central)
• 145 -- Tevin Hayes (Granville Central)
• 152 -- Ryder Bishop (Louisburg)
• 160 -- Graham Parrott (Granville Central)
• 170 -- None
• 182 -- Cody Wilkerson (Voyager Academy)
• 195 -- Chris Smith (Louisburg)
• 220 -- Will Keathley (Voyager Academy)
• 285 -- William Forsythe (Granville Central)
The team portion of LHS’ campaign ended Tuesday with a loss at Chatham Central in the Class 1-A State Dual Meet.
BHS WRESTLING: Bunn High School’s mat squad fell to league rival South Granville by a 48-36 margin on Tuesday in the opening round of the Class 2-A State Dual Playoffs in Carrboro.
All of the Wildcats’ winners were by forfeit, including Josh Terlizzi (120), Duncan Younger (138), Roderick Thomas (145), William Hall (152), Ralph Davis (170) and Ronnie Morrissette (Heavyweight).
Bunn ended the team part of its schedule with a 7-4 mark under Coach Randy Kagarise.
The Wildcats also finished in third place in the Northern Carolina Conference behind South Granville and Franklinton.
FHS WRESTLING: Franklinton dropped a tough 34-33 match to Farmville Central on Tuesday in the opening round of the Class 2-A State Dual Team Playoffs.
Results from the match were as follows:
Farmville 34, Franklinton 33
• 106 -- Aaron Anderson (Farmville) def. Dalton White, 15-1 (major decision)
• 113 -- Darius Scott (Franklinton) pinned Dustin Clift, 3:54
• 120 -- Zachary Sutton (Farmville) won by forfeit
• 126 -- Alex Loury (Franklinton) pinned Shihiem Hogan, 5:06
• 132 -- Joseph Royster (Franklinton) pinned Greyson Coffey, 3:36
• 138 -- DeAndre Daugherty (Farmville) def. Greg Purvine, 11-3 (major decision)
• 145 -- Raquan Powell (Farmville) def. Ruben Santiago-Ramirez, 13-9
• 152 -- Travonyne Edwards (Farmville) def. Malique Jones, 12-10
• 160 -- G.I. Hood (Farmville) def. Devin Younger, 22-12 (major decision)
• 170 -- Antonio Rogers (Franklinton) pinned Shoji Banno, 2:43
• 182 -- Zach Peters (Farmville) def. Kaylaub Holman, 11-5
• 195 -- Dominick Cotton (Franklinton) pinned Tylee Joyner, 4:29
• 220 -- Lincoln Lyons (Franklinton) def. Edward Davis, 4-2
• Heavyweight -- Jaqwuez Norman (Farmville) won by forfeit
Individuals from both Franklinton and Bunn will be in action next weekend at the annual Class 2-A Mideast Regional Wrestling Tournament.
The event will be held at Wheatmore High School in Trinity. The school in located in Randolph County near the Triad Area. Tickets will be available at the gate.
The Top Four finishers in each weight classification will advance to the Class 2-A State Championships.