The Panther wrestling team travelled to Buffalo-Putnam on Saturday to participate in a 17 team tournament. The team did very well; three of the Panthers went undefeated and three went 4-1. The wrestling team also took seventh place overall in the tournament.
The tournaments have been duals tournaments thus far in the season, and you must accept fact. With only part of a team, the Panthers will have a tough time getting to first place as a team. However, when it comes to bracketed tournaments, the CCHS Panthers will no doubt dominate the mats at the different weight classes and bring home several individual championships.
This season is all about the state championship matches for the Panthers. The wrestling program in this county has always had wrestlers that are at the top of the food chain and have consistently placed high at state competitions with quite a few state champions, and this season will be no different. The team is young this season but have some great up and coming wrestlers. By the time they get seasoned, they will be tough to beat.
The Panthers will wrestle again on December 28 in a duals tournament held in Lewis County. If you get an opportunity, get out and watch some Panther wrestling. Panther wrestlers are as tough as they come.
The Mustang wrestling team dominated the mats at the Woodrow Wilson tournament, going 4-1 as a team and taking third place. Once again, this is a duals tournament and the team’s fate is determined depending on the pool you get placed in. Scores were Mustangs 57, Collins 24; Mustangs 58, Beckley Stratton 30; Mustangs 54, Ashland, KY 36; Mustangs 42, Western Greenbrier 48; Mustangs 51, Park 36. The Mustang teams is setting the mats of fire and giving no quarter. They will be at their home turf Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. hosting Braxton at Clay Middle School.