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Wrestling grapples with sicknesses during winter events

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While most Redhawks took a vacation, the Redhawk wrestling team was on the mat competing during the winter break. Although sicknesses lingered, and posed an issue to the Redhawks.

There’s a common saying that if life gives you lemons, the best thing to do is make lemonade. Similarly, if you’re a coach and half of your athletes are out sick, you can only make do with what you have. 

That’s the situation head wrestling coach Justin Koons found himself in as Redhawks wrestling competed in City Duals and a quad meet over winter break. Despite both teams having reduced numbers, the boys’ team managed an eighth place finish at City Duals while the girls took seventh, and the only loss for the Redhawks during the quad meet came when the boys lost a close match with Lovejoy.

“We had a lot of people out sick so that kind of hurt us a little bit, but we won the events we were supposed to and lost the ones we knew we were going to lose against some harder schools,” Koons said. “We looked good even if we were down on kids numbers-wise. Overall, we did pretty well and I’m happy with the way we wrestled.”

 

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Zachary Moland is a sophomore in his second year on Wingspan as a sports reporter. He is also a member of Academic Decathlon. Outside of school, Zachary is a Boy Scout working on his Eagle rank. He can also be found listening to music, reading, watching movies and TV shows, and car/plane-spotting. Contact Zachary: zachary.moland.698@k12.friscoisd.org

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