A-J wrestling team tops Sparta for title
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team captured its first Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division title outright with a 55-24 win over visiting Sparta Tuesday, Jan. 24.
A-J wrestling coach Eric Massey said the Wildcats have shared the conference title for the last two years.
A-J defeated Paducah Tilghman 72-12 and Murphysboro 43-31 at the Litchfield Tournament Saturday, Jan. 28.
Second place finishes for the Wildcats were recorded by Arieh Hart (152 pounds) and Nick Harvel (195 pounds).
A fourth place finish for A-J was recorded by Nick Jimenez (285 pounds).
Fifth place finishes for the Wildcats were recorded by Nate Kisat (132 pounds) and Nick Sanders (160 pounds).
A sixth place finish for A-J was recorded by Lee Tellor (106 pounds).
The Wildcats finished in 7th place out of 16 teams at the Litchfield Tournament.
A-J finished 7-1 in the conference and 17-4 overall in dual meet competition during the regular season.
The Wildcats are scheduld to compete in the regional tournament at West Frankfort Saturday, Feb. 4.