Young wrestlers excel at region

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17 of 20 participants return with medals

By The Staff

The LaRue County youth wrestlers traveled to St. Xavier High School in Louisville Feb. 28 to compete in the Kentucky Elementary Region 2 Wrestling Tournament. LaRue sent 20 wresters to compete; 17 came home with medals.

Six came home with first-place trophies – Tristin Brown, Tyger Hall, Seth Brooks, Mason Ray, Tharon Blair and Brandon Huffman.

Five took second – Chase Puyear, Tootie Franklin, Bryson Puyear, David Huffman and Jesse Walters.

Five were third – Dalton Bell, Stiles Metcalf, Carter Sheldon, Jake Gardner and Austin Waggoner.

Cameron Lasley placed fourth.

Fifteen schools competed in the Region 2 tournament. Although LaRue was one of the smallest schools entered, the team placed fifth.

On Saturday, March 7, the young Hawks travel to Fern Creek High School to compete in the fifth annual Kentucky Elementary School State Wrestling Tournament.

The team is coached by Chris Grimm, Bernard Ray, Greg Metcalf and Ed Hall.

Information submitted by Scott Gardner