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WCHS wrestlers battle in tourney
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Seven Warren County High School wrestlers competed in the Mountain Top tournament at St. Andrew’s - Sewanee Saturday, with Joe Carroll having the best showing of any Pioneer.Carroll finished in third place in the 138-pound weight division as he finished 3-1 on the day. It was part of a strong showing by the Pioneers despite weather ruining any preparations the team could have before the competition.Warren County had a meet at home last Tuesday, then weather canceled the next three days of practice leading up to the Mountain Top tournament.Without a way to prepare, coach Matt Turner still saw his young team compete well throughout the course of the day.Carroll was the highlight as he won two matches before being sent down to the consolation finals. In the consolation finals, Carroll earned his third victory by pinfall to leave with a third-place medal.Ben Francis also won three matches throughout the day, but was unable to place in the top four of his 171-pound weight class.Harlyi Turner, Ray Bishop, Bailey Briest, Neil Matheney and Jacob Roper also competed in the double-elimination tournament which featured competitors from 12 different schools across Middle Tennessee.The Pioneers regrouped last night for a home competition against St. Andrew’s - Sewanee and Coffee County.Results from the meet were unavailable at press time.The wrestling team will take next week off before returning to action on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at St. Andrew’s - Sewanee.The Pioneers will have one more home meet this season when the school plays host to the regional tournament on Feb. 10-11.