PHS wrestling: small in numbers, big in fight

Jacob DeBerry pins South Lenoir’s Tristan Reyes. (Michael Held photo)


Sports editor

PRINCETON—Because the Princeton wrestling team is limited in numbers, success will rarely show up in the form of dual-meet wins.

Last week, as the Bulldogs hosted Rocky Mount and South Lenoir in a tri-meet, the few grapplers that do represent the blue and gold acquitted themselves quite well.

Princeton won four of the seven matches contested that weren’t a Bulldogs forfeit in losing to the Gryphons 54-24.

Kyle Balageo, Luke Brush, Jacob DeBerry and Zach Hill all were dominant and registered first round pins in Princeton’s first match of the night.

“The use of fundamentals stood out tonight,” said first-year wrestling coach Chris Phillips. “We’ve been working on a lot of different sets of moves, setting things up so seeing those things come out tonight that we’ve been practicing is very good.”

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