High School Sports

Wrestlers fare well in duals

Wrestling season has started and two Herald-area teams fared well last weekend.

Rock Hill, led by first-year coach Cain Beard, won the Corey Leatherman South Point (N.C.) Duals.

The Bearcats breezed through the field, beating all five North Carolina teams they faced.

The scores were Rock Hill 65, Bunker Hill 12; Rock Hill 57, Burns 15; Rock Hill 60, South Point 20; Rock Hill 82, Kings Mountain 0; Rock Hill 53, Shelby 15.

Rock Hill's Josh Tuck, the Bearcats' 152-pound competitor, tied with South Point's Kyle Haney (145) for the upper weight Most Outstanding Wrestler award.

Clover placed third at the Greater Greensboro (N.C.) Open.

Tyler McElheney, who wrestles at 145, was voted Most Outstanding Wrestler. He was 3-0 with two pins.

Clover also got first-place finishes from Nestor Peralta (112) and Zack Neubert (160). Sam Curtis (171) and Dylan Blankenship (135) were second. Rick Mashburn (119), Robert Dessaint (140), Dillon Matthews (152) and Nathan Stewart (285) were third.

• HOOPS SPECIAL: The Fort Mill basketball teams will host Ridge View Dec. 8 at Charlotte Bobcats Arena.

The games will begin at 3 p.m., followed by the Charlotte-Cleveland game at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and include admission to all three games.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets, contact Bailey Jackson at jacksonfb@fort-mill.k12.sc.us or at (803) 547-4672. Include your name and the number of tickets you need.

• HOOPS CHANGES: Friday basketball games involving two Herald-area schools have been changed.

Clover was scheduled to play Ashbrook (N.C.), but because the Blue Eagles' football team is playing for the state championship that night, it was postponed. Clover athletics director Carroll Hester said no decision has been made on a make-up date.

Fort Mill's games at Charlotte Catholic were moved to Saturday because Charlotte Catholic is playing in a state championship game. The girls will tip at 4 p.m., followed by the boys at 5:30 p.m.

• CLOVER AWARDS: Clover recently held its Fall Sports Awards Night that included all but the varsity football team, which is playing in Friday's Class AAAA Division II state championship against Beaufort in Columbia.

Most valuable (outstanding) varsity sports awards went to Devon Sutherland in girls tennis, Mick Francis in boys cross country and Kaitlin Pubentz in girls cross country.

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