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Wrestlers win Region 1 state dual


The Tallassee High School wrestling team hosted the AHSAA Region 1 State Dual Tournament and won it on Friday. The Tigers swept the field in five matches.

The most exciting was THS' third match of the evening vs. Saint James. The two teams ended matches knotted at 35-35. Tallassee was awarded an extra point due to an unsportsmanlike penalty against the Trojans.

Tallassee had little troube with its other opponents; Beauregard (63-15), Beulah (78-6), Thomasville (72-12) and Eclectic (60-30).

"The young men really wrestled awesome," Tallassee head coach John Mask said. "It was an amazing victory."

The AHSAA Duals Second Round will be at THS on Friday beginning at 5 p.m. with weigh-ins at 4. Tallassee will face Leeds. Saint James and Moody meet in the other match. Quarterfinal matches will begin at 7. Semifinals will be the following Tuesday. Tickets are $6 each and are set by the AHSAA.

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