High school wrestling: Northwest Louisiana Regional tournament Saturday at Parkway


Sixteen teams will compete for the Northwest Louisiana Regional Wrestling title Saturday at Parkway.

Airline has won four straight championships. The Vikings have had another good season and will again be one of the favorites.

Parkway has also had an outstanding season. The Panthers won the first Division II Dual Meet state championship, the Ken Cole Invitational and the Riot on the Red.

Airline edged runner-up Parkway by 17 points in last season’s regional tournament. The teams combined to win 11 of the 14 weight classes.

Other teams competing are Benton, Bossier, Haughton, Bolton, Byrd, Caddo Magnet, Evangel, Huntington, Lakeside, Loyola, North DeSoto, Northwood, Ouachita Christian and Summerfield.

The tournament starts at 9 a.m.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA State Wrestling Tournament is Feb. 16-17 at the CenturyLink Center.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com