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POSTED: January 25, 2011 7:59 p.m.
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The Richmond Hill High School wrestling team had a big weekend.

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Richmond Hill High School's wrestling team finished second in the annual Mark Toomey Invitational on Saturday at Groves.
The wildcats medaled in 11 of 14 weight classes and won 34 matches at the tourney.
Three wrestlers made it to the finals. Sophomores Ethan Wampler placed second in the 112 pound division while running his record to 22-1.
Sophomore Ian Phifer placed second in the 135 pound class and junior Brandon Mason took second in the 125 division.
Freshmen Zach Bringer and Zach Perez took third in the 125 and 130 pound classes, respectively. Junior Jameson Cunningham took third at 140 pounds and senior Shih-an Hsu placed fourth in the 145 bracket.
Other wrestlers to place included eighth grader Grant Foy, who took fourth at 103; junior Karlton Green placed fourth at 119; senior Tyrelle Morrise finished fourth at 160 and sophomore Jason Hsu placed fourth at 215.
Senior captain Michael Early was sidelined due to a knee injury.
The highlight of the tournament was an exhibition match between RHHS freshman Dallas Daniels and Hilton Head junior wrestler Chip Mullens, who suffers from Downs Syndrome. Daniels volunteered for the match and wrestled Mullens for more than three minutes before Mullens earned the pin and was named by coaches the tournament's most outstanding wrestler.
Hilton Head placed first followed by RHHS, Savannah Arts and Johnson.
While the varsity was busy in Garden City, the Richmond Hill Wrestling Club's youth team competed in the Lowndes County Classic in Valdosta, earning eight medals.
Among those to place was Donnie Geeting, 4, who finished third in his first competition.
Cole Geeting picked up medals for second and third place and Kaelob Dondero also won a pair of medals - including one for first place. Cole Spence earned two first-place medals and registered five pins during the tournament.
The youth team will travel to West Laurens High School Saturday to participate in the Michael Gay Youth Open.

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