Cobras win COBYWA League title


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Malachi McCullough, Regional champion.

Malachi McCullough, Regional champion.


Nathan Snyder, Regional champion.


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Wesley Gibbs, Regional champion.


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Austin McWhorter, Regional champion.


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Over the last few weeks, the Court House Cobras have been very busy representing the county in wrestling.

In Febuary alone, the kids wrestled against some great opponents.

The Cobras placed second on Feb. 9 at the COBYWA League duals. The team went 3-1 on the day with its only loss to a good Urbana team.

On Feb. 16, the kids won the COBYWA League championship. Teays Valley was the runner-up.

“We built an early lead with our 10, 11 and 12-year-olds, but (we were) trailing after the second session,” a spokesperson for the Cobras said. “But our smaller kids — the 5, 6 and 7-year-olds — came in strong and edged out Teays Valley for the team win. Coach Chad Blakeley had the younger group wrestling really well.

“The past two Sundays, we had Regional qualifiers for the OHWAY State tournament,” the spokesperson said. “The kids came out to wrestle! We won matches that we weren’t supposed to, and even after tough losses came back in the “make it” rounds to qualify.

“We had a lot of wrestling happen today. Some of the best matches we’ve seen this year.”

The Cobras will be competing in the OHWAY State championships on March 20 and 21.

Malachi McCullough, Regional champion.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/03/web1_Malachi-McCullough.jpgMalachi McCullough, Regional champion.

Nathan Snyder, Regional champion.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/03/web1_Nathan-Snyder.jpgNathan Snyder, Regional champion. Courtesy photos

Wesley Gibbs, Regional champion.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/03/web1_Wesley-Gibbs.jpgWesley Gibbs, Regional champion. Courtesy photos

Austin McWhorter, Regional champion.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/03/web1_Austin-McWhorter.jpgAustin McWhorter, Regional champion. Courtesy photos

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