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Wrestlers blank North Marion, now focus on district tournament


February 19, 2020

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Senior Night for the Sweet Home wrestling team was saved by ... Stayton on Thursday, Feb. 13.

The Huskies were scheduled to wrestle their final home dual against North Marion, but the visitors were only able to muster seven wrestlers, due to illness.

"North Marion is way down," Coach Steve Thorpe said. "They have a new coach, Shane Sheppard, who is working on building the program back up. But they only have 12 kids this year."

The visitors forfeited eight weights, which were filled by Stayton wrestlers on an exhibition basis.

Thus, he said, it was "a blessing" to have Stayton show up wit...

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