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Warriors go 2-3 in N.C. mat tourney

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Prep Wrestling Roundup

The Indian Land High School wrestlers are 5-7 on the season after going 2-3 in the dual tournament at Parkland High School in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Saturday.

The Warriors defeated R.S. Central 42-36 and Scotland County High of Laurinburg, N.C., 39-38. IL fell to Parkland, 76-6, Ashe County, 41-33 and West Forsyth, 65-12.

In the duals tournament, Indian Land was led by 160-pounder Logan Creed, who posted a 4-1 record.

“Logan had a really good tournament,” IL coach Rondreas Truesdale said.

Marc Morris and Taylor Pendleton were each 3-2. James Daly was 2-2 and Michael Mediate was 2-3 at Parkland.

“We still need to work on a couple of areas, but we’re making strides and improving,” Truesdale said. “We were able to get in a good bit of mat time at the Parkland tournament on Saturday and that was a plus.”

The Warriors notched a home win over Metrocarolina Christian Academy out of Indian Trail, taking a 66-12 win last week. In other recent action, Indian Land lost to Fort Mill, 46-25.

The Warriors opened the season at the Marvin Ridge Duals and went 2-3, with wins over Cuthbertson (66-15) and Rocky River (60-18). Indian Land fell to Sun Valley (47-26), Independence of Charlotte (48-28) and Anson County (33-24).

At the recent Mike Kersey Invitational, the former Warrior Invitational which was renamed in honor of the late IL coach who started the tourney, IL heavyweight Mark Morris won the his weight class and first-year IL grappler Austin Currence was fourth in the 220-pound class.

The Warriors wrestled in a three-way match at Buford on Tuesday night where IL faced host BHS and Cheraw.

Indian Land will wrestle in the two-day, Friday and Saturday, May Plant Credit Union tournament at Lugoff-Elgin High School.

The L-E tourney features a 29-team field. Wrestling begins Friday night at 6 and resumes Saturday morning at 9.

Middle School tourney

The Lancaster middle school wrestling team hosted a five-team tournament at Lancaster High School on Saturday.

The team had a host of middle school wrestlers place in the event.

Stephen Myers (120) and Jeremy Tolliver (150) were each second in their weight classes.

Third-place finishers included Jamarie Hubbard (90), Cooper Ledbetter (132), Kentavis Talford (140), James Watts (160) and Graham Banks (heavyweight).

“For our first-time tournament, I thought we did well,” said Lancaster High School wrestling coach Leon Boulware. “It was a good experience for our young wrestlers.

“There’s always room for improvement, but they will get better, if they keep working.”

The Lancaster High School varsity team visits Nation Ford High of Fort Mill tonight.

Lancaster will also wrestle in the May Plant tournament at Lugoff-Elgin this weekend.

 Following the exam break, Lancaster will compete in the Eagle Invitational at Airport High School on Dec. 29 at 9 a.m.