Baldwin County wrestlers grab wins in Mississippi

Quartet of Lady Tigers sweep top spots of 235-pound varsity division

By Cole McNanna
Sports Editor
cole@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 12/23/22

Baldwin County High School wrestling had three first-place wins at the Bulldog Brawl held at Vancleave High School in Mississippi last Friday, Dec. 16.

As one of the victories, a quartet of Lady …

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Baldwin County wrestlers grab wins in Mississippi

Quartet of Lady Tigers sweep top spots of 235-pound varsity division

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Baldwin County High School wrestling had three first-place wins at the Bulldog Brawl held at Vancleave High School in Mississippi last Friday, Dec. 16.

As one of the victories, a quartet of Lady Tigers swept the top four spots of the 235-pound division where Tamara Reed, Meagan Portis, Jessinia Jones and America Brooks crowded the podium.

Nick Portis (138) and Alexis Brown (185) also won their respective varsity divisions in addition to more podium finishes for Baldwin County athletes.

Joaquin Crook (132) and Alia Vickery (152) both took second from their divisions and Cameron Benetiz (160) registered third. In the junior-varsity brackets, Zeteria Baker won silver in the 112-pound division and Gate Brown took bronze in the 95-pound division.

Coach Hunter Bates said the team is young and focused on learning and improving.

“BCHS Tigers Wrestling has a lot of new wrestlers and they are trying their best on the mat and that is all Coach Shaun (Livermore) and I could ever ask. Every wrestler on our team is improving every match because they want to make it to sectionals,” he said.

The team is not focused on winning and losing, Bates said, “because we believe in winning and learning. The only time you lose is whenever you do not want to improve yourself as a wrestler and person.”

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