Trinity, UCA flatten more wrestling foes; Dual team states coming up

Ethan Hines, shown here in last year’s state tournament, has been a key member of Uwharrie Charter Academy’s lineup in the lower weights. (Randolph Record file photo)

Trinity and Uwharrie Charter Academy wrestling teams have geared up for the postseason in fine fashion.

Trinity completed a sweep of the Piedmont Athletic Conference in duals by winning 70-0 last week at Eastern Randolph.

The Bulldogs (33-0) capped the regular season by winning three meets on their home mats the next night in non-conference action.

Trinity won all except one bout in defeating Asheboro 68-6.

The Bulldogs also overwhelmed Kernersville Glenn by 72-9 and North Carolina Leadership Academy by 84-0.

Asheboro posted victories against North Carolina Leadership Academy by 69-12 and against Kernersville Glenn by 48-27.

UCA (30-1), which suffered its lone defeat with a 36-30 setback to Trinity in early December, was right on target as well last week.

The Eagles stomped host Southwestern Randolph 66-15 in PAC action and, on the same night, drubbed Jordan-Matthews 83-0 in a non-conference tilt.

UCA had the weekend off.

Seeds come out later this week for the dual team state playoffs. UCA in Class 1-A and Trinity in Class 2-A should land high seeds. First- and second-round meets are slated for Saturday.

Third- and fourth-round encounters will be contested next Wednesday. The state finals at the fieldhouse n the Greensboro Coliseum complex grounds are set for Feb. 3.

UCA is the reigning Class 1-A state champion.

** Saturday in the Tiger Duals at Mount Pleasant, Randleman went 1-3, though team members Alex Raymundo (106) and Braxton Walker (190) each won four matches.

Randleman defeated Albemarle 57-24, but lost to Cary by 54-28, fell to West Cabarrus by 48-34 and tumbled against Weddington by 54-18.

By Randolph Record