MHS Wrestling Team Sets Sights on District Championships
The 2016-17 MHS wrestling team ended its regular season with an impressive dual meet record of 11 wins and three losses.
Postseason competition for the Spartans began over Presidents Day weekend with the sectional tournament at Hempfield High School. During the tournament, the team finished fifth out of 15 teams with six wrestlers earning medals and qualifying for the District 3 wrestling championships. District competition will begin Thursday, Feb. 23 at Giant Center in Hershey, and continue Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 based on wrestlers’ advancement through the championship bracket. Wrestlers who qualified for districts include seniors Casious Brown, Nick Grissinger, and Justin Lecadre, and juniors Dylan Byrd, Zion Parris, and Adrian Rosario.
While reflecting on the season, MHS wrestling coach Jim Taylor noted the team’s many accomplishments, including their academic achievements. Coach Taylor shared that one of the team’s biggest accomplishments was having three wrestlers achieve distinguished honor roll status and another eight achieve honor roll status during the season. Wrestling accomplishments included the following team placements and individual successes.
Tournament Team Placements
- 4th out of 14 teams at the Brandywine Wrestling Tournament
- 4th out of 24 teams at the Donegal Wrestling Tournament
- 6th out of 32 teams at the New Oxford Wrestling Tournament
- 5th out of 15 teams at the Section 3 in AAA/AAAA Sectional Wrestling Tournament
- 1st out of 42 team-tournament winners at the South Central JV Tournament Championship
- Senior Casious Brown became the first MHS Class AAA sectional champion in more than 25 years.
- Six MHS wrestlers earned medals in the weight class and advanced to the District 3 tournament: Casious Brown (1st place), Nick Grissinger (3rd place), Zion Parris (3rd place), Justin Lecadre (3rd place), Adrian Rosario (4th place), and Dylan Byrd (5th place).
- Junior Zion Parris was named the Hummelstown Sun Athlete of the Week.
- Junior Dylan Byrd was named the “Most Falls” Award winner with the most pins in the fastest amount of time at the 32-team New Oxford Tournament.
Congratulations to the Spartans on a great season and good luck at districts!