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Husky boys and girls are county wrestling champs; Thorpe nears 600 wins


January 8, 2020

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Sweet Home won both the boys and girls tournaments of the Linn County Championships Friday, Jan. 3, led by five individual champions for the boys and four for the girls.

"That was a huge accomplishment for our women," Coach Steve Thorpe said. "These girls work hard. They get what they deserve."

Of 26 boys entered in the tournament, 25 scored for the Huskies. Thorpe said all of his Sweet Home wrestlers contribute in such a tournament, including those who don't place high or win many matches.

"Those non-scorers sure knocked a lot of people out," he said.

Finishing first for the girls were...

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