LOWER TOWNSHIP — Lower Cape May Regional High School wrestler Zach Hicks was standing in the gym Tuesday, waiting for the bus that would take him and teammates Eric Pruszinski and Cory Damiana to Egg Harbor Township for a practice session, when an assistant coach sidled up to him.
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association released the pairings for the state individual wrestling tournament on Monday. The tournament is from Friday to Sunday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - Wrestlers who lose in the region finals can take consolation in knowing that they will still get to wrestle at the state individual tournament finals at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - St. Augustine Prep's Jarred Hodges, Millville High School's Obi Kali and Holy Spirit's Ray Ellis all came through with big upsets in the quarterfinals of the Region 8 tournament Friday.
Local heavyweights Roy Lucas of St. Joseph High School and Robert Frederico of Hammonton each pinned their opponents in less than 30 seconds on Friday to advance in the District 30 wrestling tournament at Overbrook.
The South Plainfield High School wrestling team, whose five core seniors led the Tigers to three state championships in four state finals appearances, was unanimously named the Garden State’s No. 1 team in the New Jersey Wrestling Writers Association’s final 2012-13 poll.