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By Dan Rudy 

Wolves take region title, head to state


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

High school seniors Jeffery Rooney Jr. and Justus Mikkelsen show their thanks for mother Trisa Rooney and parents Roger and Wendy Mikkelsen at the Region V Wrestling Tournament in Wrangell on Friday as Rooney's father (back, center-left, with microphone) looks on. The team took its first title in two decades, and will be headed to State this weekend.

Wrangell High School's wrestling team not only hosted, but also won last weekend's 2A Region V tournament, with all 10 of its wrestlers headed to State in Anchorage this weekend.

"We're very happy," said the team's coach, Jeffery Rooney. "It's the first team title in over 20 years."

Alisa Heller and Jeffrey Rooney Jr. each took first place titles for Region V 2A.

"High speed, high action, it was very impressive to watch," the coach said of his son's final round.

Competing separately among the region's girls, Heller also took the Outstanding Wrestler and Sportsmanship awards, and will compet...

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