Independence plus The Colony equals 4 wins for the Redhawks


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Kneeling in the midst of a team huddle, wrestling head coach Cody Bridwell addresses the team during Thursday's double dual match against Independence and The Colony at The Colony High School on Jan. 17, 2019. as both the boys' and girls' teams won both of their matches.

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Sweeping the Knights and the Cougars, the wrestling squad took on Independence and The Colony in a double dual tournament on Thursday, finding success against both opponents.

Girls’ wrestling came out on top against the Knights 42-12, followed by a 36-18 win against the Cougars.

“I feel awesome about how we did last night; we rolled over Independence and The Colony, and it was great to ruin their senior night.” senior Savannah West said. “And it’s been a long time since we’ve beaten The Colony in a dual, so this was really important to all of us and was a really sweet revenge.”

Although the Redhawks breezed passed Independence 54-9, boys’ wrestling got off to a slow start against The Colony, trailing 18-6 after four matches, but seniors Austin Widner and Diego Lorenso led the comeback with a pin and a forfeit to help lead the way as the team won the dual 60-24.

“I felt great about last night; two guys new to varsity came through big with pins and our younger guys all won matches we needed,” Widner said. “Our goals for last night were to go and compete, simple as that. This duals have us tied with Centennial for first place in the district standings. We’ll be wrestling them in two weeks and it’s going to be a great night.”