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Wildcat wrestlers set new school record


 
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Posted on 1/21/2020, 5:56 PM

MARION -- The Marion High School wrestling team entered a home quad meet last Thursday with a 24-3 record.

Wrestling first with Paducah Tillman, the Wildcats took it down to the final matches.

In the 195 class, a match up of two ranked wrestlers saw Marion's River Flute win by pin in 5:07 against Uriah Virzi.

Also securing wins against Tillman were Wildcats Kanye Gunn, Gaige Owens, Landon White, Nate Dampier, Aden White, and Malekei Weatherly.

Marion took the dual title with a 45-32 win, tying the school record for wins in a season with 25.

Marion then battled a high-ranked squad from Jackson, Missouri., losing 52-21, its record falling to 25-4.

Marion finished the night by avenging last season's loss to Anna-Jonesboro.

With a 45-36 win, the Wildcats broke their own season wins record, improving to 26-4 on the season.

The Wildcats will be in action tonight at home against county rival Herrin.

It is Senior Night for the Wildcats.