The North Lincoln Knights could become Southern Foothills 1A Conference wrestling champions tonight with a home win over conference-foe Hendersonville.
Wednesday, they dominated Highland Tech, winning the match 63-18. The Knights are currently undefeated, 3-0, in the SF 1A. That unblemished mark is due, in large part, to half the starters having undefeated records in the conference.
Brian Gentry (119 pounds), Chad Saunders (130), Brian Funk (145), Jacob Smith (160), Greg Fincham (171), along with sophomores Derrick Hanks (103) and Aaron Licourt (112) carry unbeaten SF 1A Conference records into their record with Hendersonville.
North Lincoln is ranked No. 6 in the state in 1A competition according to ncmatnews.com. They are 12-6 on the season.
Head coach Chris Falasca will earn his 100th career coaching victory with a win tonight over Hendersonville. The match is slated for a 6 p.m. start at North.
The top five season records are: Hanks at 22-4, Licourt at 22-5, Funk at 18-5, Saunders at 20-8 and Justin Mintun at 17-8.
North Lincoln 63 Highland Tech 18
103 pounds- Derrick Hanks (NL) wins by forfeit, 112 pounds- Aaron Licourt (NL) pins B.McKee, 119 pounds- Brian Gentry (NL) wins by forfeit, 125 pounds- Cody Innes (NL) wins by forfeit, 130 pounds- Chad Saunders (NL) pins M. Ramsey, 135 pounds- J. McMillan (HT) pins Austin Malmberg, 140 pounds- Wes Suitor (NL) pins J. Ward, 145 pounds- Brian Funk (NL) pins B. Brown, 152 pounds- Josh Weddle (NL) pins B. Lee, 160 pounds- Jacob Smith (NL) wins 11-5 decision over A. Bradley, 171 pounds- Greg Fincham (NL) pins E. Laughmon, 189 pounds- D. McDonald (HT) pins Scott Wallace, 215 pounds- Aaron Mintun (NL) wins by forfeit, 275 pounds- B. Parker (HT) pins Justin Mintun.
by John Mark Brooks