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Saints grapple in Hoke County

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on November 23, 2012 1:48 PM

RAEFORD -- Southern Wayne's Aaron Ashford, Kris Faison and Austin Williams each seized their first-ever varsity win during the day-long Hoke County Duals.

Noah Blackmon concluded the day 4-0 and remained perfect in five outings this season. Deonta Hayes collected three wins, while O'khanye Wallace picked up two victories.

"Our program has not won a wrestling match in three years and we faced many state-ranked opponents on the 4-A level that will give us great knowledge for the future," first-year SW head coach Glenn Gardner said. "The kids fought hard today and had a chance to see some of the best wrestling teams in the state. Every match we wrestled, we closed the gap in the dual score."

The Saints (0-5 overall) return to action Dec. 1 at Rocky Mount.