ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Geronimo Oxendine

Geronimo Oxendine is a senior for the Hoke County wrestling team.

Oxendine helped lead the Bucks through the first two rounds of the NCHSAA 4A Dual-Team playoffs, with upset wins over Millbrook and Pinecrest. Oxendine recorded a pin against Millbrook to get things going in the state tournament.

Prior to the state meet, Oxendine earned a conference championship by winning first place in the 215-pound weight class at the SAC championship meet. His trophy case also includes a second-place finish in the Boneyard Bash and a championship in the PJ Smith Memorial, and that’s just in the month of January. He also recorded his 100th career win during his senior season.