Ken Wunderley profiles the McGuffey wrestling team. Read his story below.
(Photo: McGuffey's Gage Nicolella, top, advanced to the finals at the Tri-County Wrestling Tournament. Marilyn Schwilm/Tri-State Sports & News Service)
The eighth annual Tri-County Wrestling Tournament, held Saturday at Albert Gallatin High School, was dominated by Class AAA schools. Five of the top six finishers were Class AAA squads.
The only Class AA squad to finish among the top six was McGuffey. The Highlanders placed fourth behind Class AAA powerhouses Canon-McMillan, Waynesburg and Trinity.
"We had a few guys who could have placed higher, but overall I'm very pleased with our performance," McGuffey coach Mark Caffrey said. "We had eight kids place [among the top six in their weight class]. That shows good balance in our lineup."
Caffrey had two wrestlers advance to the finals, but both had to settle for a silver medal.