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February 17, 2014

Athens, East wrap up wrestling season

— Athens and East Limestone sent 11 wrestlers to the state meet over the weekend at the Von Braun Center. No local wrestlers medaled. Athens’ Thomas Carter came closest after narrowly losing in the consolation finals.

Carter finished fourth in the 152-pound division. Carter won his opening match, but lost in the semifinals to Scottsboro’s Brett Clark. Carter went 1-1 in the consolation bracket to finish fourth.

Mardrell Kirby won his opening match in the 138-pound division, but lost to the eventual state champion in the semifinals.

East Limestone’s top finisher was Greg Allred in the 126-pound division. Allred lost his opening match to McAdory’s Travis Norris then went 1-1 in the consolation round.

The following is how each qualifier finished at the state meet:

Athens

Cristian Lagunas (106) 6th; Mardrell Kirby (138) 5th; Hunter Lindsey (145) 8th; Thomas Carter (152) 4th; Jackson Prater (160) 6th; Johnathan Daly (182) 5th; Trey Avery 8th(285)

East Limestone

Greg Allred (126) 5th; Sam Allred (138) 7th; Alvin Hopkins (220) 8th; Landon Laxson (285) 7th.

 

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