All three county teams make state wrestling tournament

PINEHURST — The Union Pines Vikings captured their 15th straight conference championship in varsity wrestling last week. The Vikings topped the Sandhills Athletic Conference tournament with 224 points. Pinecrest was second with 203.5 points.

Following the conference tournaments, all three county schools advanced to the state tournament.

North Moore bowed out after a first-round loss to Albemarle in the 1A tournament.

Pinecrest, a regional host and #1 seed, advanced to the third round with wins over East Chapel Hill and Wakefield and will host New Bern in the third round of the 4A tournament on Wednesday.

Union Pines, also a regional host and #1 seed, advanced with wins over Harnett Central and Westover in the 3A bracket. The Vikings will face Currituck Wednesday on their home mats.

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