Archive - Mar 2, 2013 - Sports Article
One of the best seasons ever on the wrestling mat for Newton-Conover came to a close on Saturday.
The Red Devils finished as the team state runners-up at the 2A state wrestling tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Six of the 10 Red Devil wrestlers that qualified for states finished in the top six of each weight class, which earned them a spot on the championship podium.
With his brother Andrew hoisting him high in the air, Bandys wrestler Anthony Christopher celebrated a lifelong achievement at the Greensboro Coliseum on Saturday.
Christopher defeated Croatan's Kyle Colborn by a 6-3 decision to claim the 195-pound 2A state championship â€” the 13th Trojan wrestler since 1995 to claim an individual title.
Four Catawba County wrestlers advanced to the finals of their respective weight classes on Friday at the 2A and 3A individual state tournament in Greensboro.
Three of those four come from the 2A ranks, including Newton-Conover sophomore Austin Klutz and Bandys seniors Andrew Brotherton and Anthony Christopher.
The Bandys girls basketball teamâ€™s home winning streak remains in tact, as the Lady Trojans head to Greensboro for the fourth straight year.
Facing East Burke for the fourth time this season, the Lady Trojans (27-2) won the most pivotal of those match ups on Friday, 58-55, to advance to the 2A Western Regionals.