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Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014
Preps

Prep Wrestling District Tournaments

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2A-9 at Northeast High

WHEN: Today: weigh-ins, 9 a.m.; First match 10 a.m.; Finals 4 p.m.

TEAMS: Boca Ciega, Clearwater, Dixie Hollins, Fivay, Largo, Mitchell, Northeast, Osceola, River Ridge, Tarpon Springs

OUTLOOK: This figures to be a three-team battle between Dixie Hollins, Fivay and Mitchell. Dixie Hollins was the runner-up to Palm Harbor in the Pinellas County tournament last weekend, and Mitchell and Fivay finished second and third in the SAC tournament. The match of the tournament should take place in the 182-pound class: Max Reynolds of River Ridge and Nicco Lightfoot of Fivay have split their four meetings this season.

1A-6 at Hernando High

WHEN: Saturday, first match at 10:30 a.m.

TEAMS: Anclote, Central, Gulf, Hernando, Hudson, Nature Coast Tech, Pasco, Ridgewood, Wesley Chapel

OUTLOOK: Pasco, fresh off their SAC title last weekend, is the clear-cut favorite. They will be pushed by Gulf, Nature Coast and Wesley Chapel. The 220-pound weight class will be the most competitive. Kenny Hayes of Gulf, who won the SAC title last weekend, will battle with Hernando’s Jesse Gaudin, Pasco’s Nick Burt and Anthony Contegiacomo of Nature Coast.

Steve Campbell

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