Airline repeats as Regional wrestling champion

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The Airline Vikings successfully defended their Northwest Louisiana Regional wrestling title Saturday in dominating fashion.

The Vikings rolled up 223 points to 136.5 for runner-up Benton in the tournament at BPCC. Haughton finished fifth with 85.5, Parkway eighth with 75 and Bossier ninth with 52.

Six Vikings won regional championships — Joshua Partin (120-pound division), Scott Prouty (132), Tony Lococo (138), Christian Walden (145), Keegan Gilligan (182) and Eric McGuire (220).

Four Benton wrestlers won titles — Hayden Shankle (113), Layton Spears (160), Jordan White (170) and Chauncey Taylor (285).

Parkway’s Zac Funderburk won the 152-pound division.

Haughton’s Dylan Holliday (120), Airline’s Juju Jones (126), Parkway’s Ryan Huckaby (138), Benton’s Jordan Myles (152), Airline’s DJ Evans (160) and Airline’s Tyler Almond (195) all finished runner-up in their respective divisions.

The Bossier Parish Championships meet is Saturday at Airline.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com