‘Rines wrestling looks to conquer Cavaliers after falling to Hornets

Alex Wright, Tyler Lewis, and Lirim Krasniqi

Wrestling looks to unseat the Kennedy Cavaliers tonight, December 20, after a tough 1-3 start to the young season against Northwood, Blake, Einstein and Damascus high schools.

The Wolverines lost in a hard fought match at home to the Damascus Hornets on Tuesday night, December 13. Both sides fought hard and were looking to propel themselves throughout the season. “To prepare, we have intense practices… practice makes perfect,” junior Kelvin Quacoe Dameshie said.

“Today is going to be a very tough match since Damascus is one of the best in the state,” senior Favio Quintanilla said.

“As a team we did pretty good,” Dameshie added. “I was happy with the results, overall it was pretty good.” This is Quacoe’s second year on the squad and he’s looking to improve on a solid sophomore season.

Coming off a strong team win earlier in the day, the Wolverines took on the Einstein Titans in a losing effort in the second half of a double header.  The boys hustled but fell short as the earlier matches clearly took a toll on the team.

The boys fought hard and came out on top against Blake, winning the first half of a Saturday header. It was the team’s first win of the year and they will be looking for more in their upcoming matches. Although the boys won, the team  still felt they could have performed better. “I think we can still improve as a team,” Quintanilla said.

The boys lost their first match of the season against the Northwood Gladiators as well. “It was my first time ever doing… [wrestling],” junior Selom Kalin said. The boys held steadfast, looking towards their next games with determination.

 “The matches weren’t that good because we have new wrestlers and they don’t have much experience,” Quintanilla said.  But the newness of the team means they can only improve as the season goes on, and they look to begin that tonight.

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