Holding their own

Published 10:47 am Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Randolph-Henry High School’s varsity wrestling team finished 13th out of 28 teams at the elite Agie Skeens Memorial Wrestling Tournament over the weekend at Grundy High School, and four Statesmen placed.

“The kids wrestled some of the best competition from Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia,” R-H Head Coach Zack Mowery said. “We definitely went to Grundy and held our own. (The) kids wrestled great, could not ask for more.”

Daniel Parrish took fifth in the 182-pound weight class, Caleb Calhoun placed fifth in the 285-pound class and Billy French took seventh in the 145-pound class, while Chandler Newcomb placed eighth.

”We will keep chipping away at it as we travel to Maggie Walker Wednesday and to Galax for the Virginia vs. North Carolina Dual Tournament (on Saturday),” Mowery said.

The tourney will be held at Galax High School.