For wrestling programs looking for an early gauge and to grapple with some tough opponents, The Woodlands Invitational is the place to be the first weekend in December.
This year wasn’t any different. The Woodlands High School-Red team did something it hadn’t done in a handful of years as it came up with 180 points, 16 1/2 behind Katy and and third place to Allen High School-Blue, which dominated with 390 points.
“My team impressed,” The Woodlands coach Michael Harris said. “We haven’t placed in this tournament in seven years. To place third right behind Katy, they have a great team.”
The Highlanders had four total medalists, led by junior Alex Frometa, who pinned Kyle Kretzer of Clear Springs in the championship of the 152-pound class. click here for complete story
Coming off a strong showing on opening day, Oak Ridge’s Lucero Rosales finished fifth in the girls 128-pound weight class on Saturday at the UIL state wrestling tournament.
The sophomore defeated Austin Bowie’s Riley Gatley with a 10-6 decision to claim the only place at the medal stand for any school in Montgomery County during the tournament’s final day at Garland ISD’s Curtis Culwell Center.
“(Rosales) had a great day,” said Oak Ridge coach Mike Morgan. “Things didn’t work out otherwise, but we’ll get better.”
War Eagles sophomore Kchrys Maban was the other competitor for Oak Ridge on Saturday, losing his consolation match of the boys’ 113-pound weight class to Keller Central’s Jacob Hart with a fall time of 4:24. Hart had reached the second round of the consolation bracket by winning on Friday with an 8-5 decision. click here for complete story
Montgomery County had more than a few strong athletes on display at the UIL Wrestling State Tournament in Garland, and the majority of them will be fighting for even more come Saturday’s final rounds.
The day started off quickly for The Woodlands as Victor Jarvis defeated his first round matchup in the 113-pound weight class by an 8-5 decision. Jarvis would go on to lose to EL Paso Franklin’s Christian Ordaz in the quarterfinals by a fall in the third round, but he’ll continue to compete in the second round consolation bracket.
Oak Ridge also had representatives who will wrestle Satuday, including Lucero Rosales, who fought into the semifinal round, coming up just short against Clear Falls’ Elissa Douglas in the girls’ 128-pound weight class, but the loss didn’t extinguish the other bouts Rosales won earlier. click here for complete story