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Young wrestling team gets back to basics

Young wrestling team gets back to basics

Alex Morrison, Staff Writer

December 16, 2015


Filed under Winter Sports, Wrestling

A new generation of wrestlers has arrived at Hillsborough. The majority are underclassmen in the lightweight class, ranging from 106 pounds to 126 pounds. The physical challenges ahead of them are great, but they benefit from the leadership of a few experienced wrestlers. Responsibility has fallen on...

Inexperienced wrestlers take the mat

Inexperienced wrestlers take the mat

Annie Aguiar, Opinion editor

December 18, 2014


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

A chorus of shallow breaths from tired athlete lungs fills the room. The endless smack of teenager-to-mat is the only other thing anyone can hear while Hillsborough’s wrestling team practices. But it’s what’s missing that is remarkable -- experience. After last year’s seniors graduated,...

HHS wrestlers prepare for upcoming match

February 5, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Videos, Winter Sports, Wrestling

This video is about the 2014 Hillsborough High School wrestling team, what they do to prepare for their wrestling matches and how they feel while competing.

Wrestling team defeats 6 schools at home tournament

Wrestling team defeats 6 schools at home tournament

Samantha Votzke, Sports Editor

December 20, 2013


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Wrestling

treaks of sweat mark the mat as two wrestlers struggle to pin each other on their backs and win the match. They move quickly, each trying to anticipate the move of the other in an effort to counter-move, grabbing ankles and wrists in a variety of contortions. “Wrestling is all about improvising,”...

Wrestler remembered

Wrestler remembered

Samantha Votzke, Sports Editor

November 8, 2013


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Wrestling

One day during wrestling practice, freshman Armando Bejarano walked up to a tall, imposing junior named Ben Richards and said, “I want be like you when I grow up.” Bejarano, now a senior, remembers that what started out as joke led to a friendship he credits with saving his life. From seventh...

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