published Friday, February 14th, 2014

Cleveland, Hixson leading state wrestling tournament

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Cleveland held an 18-point lead over co-favorite Wilson Central in the Class AAA division of the Tennessee state wrestling tournament.

Chattanooga area teams held three of the next four spots. Bradley Central was third, Soddy-Dais fourth and Walker Valley sixth.

In Class A/AA, Hixson led going into the semifinals with 82.5 points while Pigeon Forge was second with 61.5. Chattanooga teams held the fourth-through-eighth spots — East Ridge 42.5, Central 32, Red Bank and Signal Mountain 29 apiece and Notre Dame 28.5.

Baylor had climbed into the second spot in Division II. The Red Raiders had 53.5 points while leader Father Ryan had 77. McCallie was third with 51.

For more on the state tournament, see Saturday's edition of the Times Free Press.

about Ward Gossett...

Ward Gossett is an assistant sports editor and writer for the Times Free Press. Ward has a long history in Chattanooga journalism. He actually wrote a bylined story for the Chattanooga News-Free Press as a third-grader. He Began working part-time there in 1968 and was hired full time in 1970. Ward now covers high school athletics, primarily football, wrestling and baseball and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling. Over a 40-year career, he has covered ...

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