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February 22, 2014, 6:42 am

Centerburg’s Austin Glasscock, left, holds on to the leg of Belpre’s Ethan Wiggers during their Division III District wrestling tournament match. Glasscock won both his matches Friday to advance to the championship semifinals.

Fred Main/News Centerburg’s Austin Glasscock, left, holds on to the leg of Belpre’s Ethan Wiggers during their Division III District wrestling tournament match. Glasscock won both his matches Friday to advance to the championship semifinals. Buy Now

East Knox senior Noah Phillips expresses his pleasure as the referee declares him the winner of a Division III district wrestling match with Belpre’s Manney Tullius, Friday at Heath.

Fred Main/News East Knox senior Noah Phillips expresses his pleasure as the referee declares him the winner of a Division III district wrestling match with Belpre’s Manney Tullius, Friday at Heath. Buy Now

 

HEATH — It was a banner first day for area wrestlers in the Division III District, Friday at Heath.

Twelve of the 22 wrestlers that made it to districts won their first match Friday, with seven of those guys going on to win both matches.

Utica had three wrestlers (William Sturm, Mitchell Peck and Austin Parmer) win their first two matches, with Centerburg getting two (Jared Pack and Austin Glasscock) with two victories and East Knox (Noah Phillips) and Fredericktown (Carson Mills) both had one. The two wins put those seven wrestlers just one win in their next two matches from advancing to state competition.

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