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Wrestling: Airline repeats as parish champion

The Airline Vikings are two-for-two in the Bossier Parish Wrestling Championships.
The Vikings repeated as champs Saturday, winning all four of their dual matches at Airline.

This was only the second time the Parish tournament has been held. It replaced the Bossier City Championships, which included only Airline, Bossier and Parkway.
This is also the second straight year Airline has won both the regional and parish tournaments.

Airline defeated Parkway 57-15, Bossier 47-30, Haughton 42-33 and Benton 63-18 in the round robin event.

Seven Vikings won individual titles — Dalton Lambright (126), Scott Prouty (132), Tony Lococo (138), Christian Walden (145), Matt Salinas (170), Keegan Gilligan (182) and Eric McGuire (220).

Bossier finished second with wins over Parkway 54-17, Benton 42-30 and Haughton 42-30.
Bossier’s Jeremiah Rone (106) and Avery Jones (160) were individual champs.

Other parish champions were Benton’s Hayden Shankle (113), Haughton’s Dylan Holliday (120), Parkway’s Zac Funderburk (152) and Benton’s Chauncey Taylor (150).
The LHSAA Wrestling State Tournament is Friday and Saturday at the Ponchartrain Center in Kenner.

Parkway’s Funderburk and Benton’s Jordan White, who did not compete in the parish meet, won titles last year.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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