IAN IS IN CONTROL. Southern Nash’s Ian Martinez scores a takedown during his wrestling match Saturday morning at the SNSH Gymnasium. (Graphic photo by Geoff Neville)
STANHOPE -- Southern Nash opened its 2007-08 wrestling season with hosting a five-team event last Saturday at the SNSH Gymnasium in Stanhope.
The young Firebirds, coached by Eddie Coble, went 1-3 during round-robin action.
Other competing schools were Athens Drive, South Central, Franklinton and South Johnston.
Even though the Firebirds lost only three performers from last season, they were all good ones, including state-caliber performer Eric Wischhusen. As a senior, Wischhusen enjoyed one of the best seasons in school history. He is now on the mat squad at Campbell University.
Coble will once again have an underclassmen-dotted lineup. Veterans for the Firebirds will include Matt Watson and Daryl Emig.