By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Pioneer wrestlers win three matches
Pioneer Wrestling 4.jpg
Warren County Pioneer Alec Smith is pictured during his match against Stewarts Creek on Tuesday night. The Pioneers beat Stewarts Creek 53-18. - photo by Bethany Porter

The WCHS Pioneer wresting team is continuing to take down opponents with three wins Tuesday night at home. 

The Pioneers beat Rockvale, Stewarts Creek, and Moore County all in one night. Warren County beat Stewarts Creek 53-18, Rockvale 42-36, and Moore County 66-6. 

WCHS wrestling coach Matt Turner is proud the team is continuing to improve daily.

“The varsity wrestling team wrestled very well against Rockvale, Stewarts Creek, and Moore County. The team is currently 4-1 on the season. Our single loss came from a Midstate powerhouse Blackman team. Our other win came against Lavergne High School,” said Turner.

Anthony Johnson, Roberto Dodson, Caleb Mackie, Seth Lindsay, Alec Smith, Zach Keel, Jayden Fielding, and Daniel Wright each won their matches against Rockvale. 

Sabastien Smith, Vincent Garrison, and Bryan Currey all fell to Rockvale in their matches. Warren County was required to forfeit the matches for the 285, 106, and 113-pound weight classes due to not having a wrestler at that weight. 

Roberto Dodson, Sabastien Smith, Caleb Mackie, Alec Smith, Seth Lindsay, Zach Keel, and Daniel Wright all won their matches against Stewarts Creek. Jayden Fielding and Anthony Johnson lost their matches against Stewarts Creek. 

Pioneers Vincent Garrison, Saul Smith, and Bryan Currey were each awarded a win by forfeit. Stewarts Creek earned points by forfeit in the 113 weight class. 

Sabastien Smith, Caleb Mackie, Alec Smith, Seth Lindsay, Zach Keel, Jayden Fielding, Bryan Currey, and Daniel Wright each won their matches against Moore County and were awarded six points. 

Vincent Garrison lost his match and Saul Smith, Anthony Johnson, and Roberto Dodson won their matches due to Moore County forfeiting due to not having a wrestler in the specific weight group.

“Our team is getting stronger each day,” said Turner. “Seniors Caleb Mackie at 145 pounds and Alec Smith at 152 pounds are leading the performance and the team well right now. We have some younger guys, Seth Lindsey and Roberto Dodson, who are showing a lot of grit and having success on the mat as well. We have done really well especially considering we are not able to fill all the weight classes.”

The wresting team will be heading to Ooltewah High School this weekend for its first tournament this season.