Wrangell wrestlers take second in season opener


Photos courtesy of Michael Penn

Wrangell's Liana Carney (top) throws Mt. Edgecumbe's Bernadette John at the Brandon Pilot Invitational held at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau on Saturday. Carney won the match in a pin.

The Wrangell Wolves High School wrestling team took second place in their first match of the season. The team traveled to Juneau to compete Friday and Saturday in the Brandon Pilot Invitational at Thunder Mountain High School, where they wrestled against five other Southeast teams.

At the end of the tournament, the Wolves had tallied 74 points, behind only Juneau's Thunder Mountain at 84 points.

"We whooped everybody except for Thunder Mountain,"Assistant Coach Jack Carney said Monday.

Individually, several Wolves wrestlers won their weight divisions. Liana Carney, Ryan Rooney and Lily Younce...

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