Two other Northumberland teams got into action for the winter season last week. Both the wresting team, which opened here in a quad meet, and the scholastic bowl team, which traveled to Rappahannock (Warsaw), opened their respective seasons on Wednesday.
The wrestling team hosted a quad meet with Essex, Lancaster, and W&L. Forfeits in many weight classes was the order of the day. Once a power, Essex sent only two wrestlers to the mat, possibly because their football team’s season was not finished until Saturday with 28-6 loss to Riverheads. W&L did not have full team and Northumberland was lacking in several weight classes.
With two mats going the matches moved fairly quickly. In the opening round, Lancaster destroyed Essex 75-0 while the Indians beat W&L, 42-30. The Indian’s Dylan Davis got his first varsity career pin.
In the final match, Lancaster took advantage of the Indians unfilled weight classes to take a 66-18 win. Northumberland pins were recorded by Trinity Taylor and Kevin O’Malley.
On Saturday, the Indians took the trip to Caroline High to participate in the Eighth Annual Cavalier Clash tourney. A total of eight schools were represented with Northumberland sending only a team of six wrestlers due to a conflict with the Northumberland band trip to Richmond.
Of those six, five placed in the tournament. C.J. Timberlake (133 pounds) was third with a 1-1 record. At 126 pounds, Nick Tallent took first with a 2-0 record. Kevin O’Malley (132 lbs.) was fourth with a 1-2 record. Caleb Davis, wrestling at 170 pounds took first with a 3-0 record. Dylan Davis also participated.
The Indians finished sixth as a team with Patrick Henry, Caroline and Middlesex finishing as the top three teams.
The Indians will be back on the mats in competition on December 12th with a tri meet here. They travel to Cumberland the 14th and compete in the Lancaster tournament on Saturday, the fifteenth of December.
The scholastic bowl team made their debut last Wednesday and it was a very successful one. The team, once again coached by Karen Parker, beat Colonial Beach, 175-160, and Lancaster, 260-110. Each school can send only four students to the stage in any one match. Northumberland this years has a strong team across all high school grade levels. The team has seniors, Brandon Farmer, Izaak Hagy, Nathan Parker, DuJour Taylor and Tahi Wiggins; the lone junior is Kelsey Moss; the sophomore member is Amaya Crabbe with freshmen Jay Bea, Mia Bundy, Teagan Mullins, and Rachel Perez.