Three local wrestlers were recently named to the South All-Star roster by the Alabama Wrestling Coaches Association ahead of this Saturday’s North-South dual meet at Huntingdon College …
Three local wrestlers were recently named to the South All-Star roster by the Alabama Wrestling Coaches Association ahead of this Saturday’s North-South dual meet at Huntingdon College Saturday, March 4.
From the boys’ circuit, Orange Beach’s Shayd Arboneaux (132) and Gulf Shores’ Lucas Salcedo (195) were named starters. In the girls’ matchups, Daphne’s Kalee Holder (152/165) was recognized as an all-star.
The trio all claimed individual titles at the Baldwin County Championship meet before representing their teams at the state championships where they all finished as individual state runners-up. Salcedo also helped the Dolphins claim the Class 5A dual consolation finals with a decision win in the homestretch of their come-from-behind victory.
In the final coaches’ rankings released by the ALWCA, Holder was the highest individually at No. 2 in her weight class where the Lady Trojans were also the top-ranked team entering the state championships Jan. 2.
Salcedo was ranked fourth in his weight class where Gulf Shores was also the fifth-ranked team in the rankings released Jan. 27. Arboneaux was the fifth-ranked wrestler from Class 1A/4A at 132 pounds.
The McAdory Yellowjackets led the way with four total selections to the rosters, followed by the Arab Knights and Thompson Warriors who will each have three representatives Saturday. The Sparkman Senators, Spain Park Jaguars and Deshler Tigers all earned two all-star starters.
Six of the boys’ South All-Star starters were the top-ranked wrestler in their weight class in the final ALCWA rankings including Arab’s Josh Roe (160) in Class 5A. In Class 6A, McAdory’s Hudson Waldrop (126), Aiden Knight (170) and Savian Graham (182) were all ranked No. 1, as well as Thompson’s Thomas Giere (120) and Devin Stone (152) in Class 7A.
Joining Holder in the girls’ rankings included Arab’s Marilyn Rogers (107) at No. 2 and Northside Methodist’s Tristan Robinson (145) at No. 5 in their respective weight classes.
Below are the full South All-Star starters with local representatives in bold. Stay tuned to @GCMSportsAL on social media for immediate sports updates from around Baldwin County.
106: Rutland Phillips – Tallassee
120: Thomas Giere – Thompson
126: Hudson Waldrop – McAdory
132: Shayd Arboneaux – Orange Beach
138: Sam Sutton – Homewood
145: Noah Schilleci – Pelham
152: Devin Stone – Thompson
160: Josh Roe – Arab
170: Aiden Knight – McAdory
107/114: Marilyn Rogers – Arab
120/126: Grace Hollingsworth – Thompson
138/145: Tristan Robinson – Northside Methodist
145: Fabiola Sanchez – Auburn
152/165: Kalee Holder – Daphne