Dunford in finals, three others still alivePublished 11:55pm Friday, February 14, 2014
Hartselle’s David Dunford will face Arab’s John-David Henderson for the Class 5A, 132-pound state championship Saturday at the AHSAA State Wrestling Tournament at Huntsville’s Von Braun Center.
Dunford (44-14) defeated Fort Payne’s Ian Hilyer and Moody’s Jared Monday on Friday. Henderson is currently 62-0 on the season.
Hartselle’s Culver Martin (44-22) is still alive in the 113-pound consolation semifinals Saturday morning. He lost to Hayden’s Chase Phillips but pinned Homewood’s Ethan Harris. He will wrestle Scottsboro’s Kolton Clark (46-24) first for a chance to earn a third or fourth place medal.
Michael Prince (47-11) is also alive in the 145-pound weight class. He lost to Springville’s Alex Jackson and then defeated Athens’ Hunter Lindsay. Prince faces Hayden’s Noah Howse (41-14) in the consolation semis Saturday morning.
Logan Smith (51-7) also has an opportunity to medal in the consolations semifinals against McAdory’s Travis Norris (32-13) Saturday morning. Smith lost to Hayden’s Hunter Flowers (50-6) and then defeated Greyson Beavers of Muscle Shoals on Friday.
Wrestling gets underway Saturday with consolation semifinals at 9 a.m. Consolation finals will begin at 11 a.m. and championship matches for all divisions are scheduled to start at 2 p.m.