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Tide wrestling sending 16 to traditionals sectionals
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In just its second season, the Long County Blue Tide wrestling teams have continued to improve. This past weekend the teams sent 16 wrestlers to the state individual sectionals round next week.

On Feb. 2, the girls team headed up to Greenbrier to compete in the areas round against 13 other schools. Three girls finished in the top four of their weight class to advance to the next round.

Aleena Clark (105 pounds) and Kaylee Kennard (120) each finished third while Kaiden Boshers placed fourth in the 125-pound weight class.

The Tide will send three alternates to the sectionals as Giselle Heetland (110), Mary Poppell (145) and Trinity Mook (190) all finished in fifth place.

On Feb 3, the Tide hosted the boys’ individual area round and proceeded to dominate. Thirteen wrestlers advanced to the sectionals round with all of them placing first or second.

Casey Dean (113), Andre Mills (126), Tjayden Vaughn (132), Kolton Brown (144), Maverick Stayskal (150), and Elijah Williams (165) all placed first and won gold medals. Yasir Saenz (120), Michael Midgorden (138), Sandejago Wilson (157), Mareon Montgomery (175), Kaden Gallups (190), Grayson Mock (215), and Jerome Brown (285) all placed second and won silver medals.

The girls will compete in the sectionals on February 9 at Harris County High School in Hamilton while the boys compete on February 10 at Coahulla Creek High School in Dalton.

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