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Hub wrestlers reach 10 straight wins

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017

Sophomore Eddie Villalobos scored a 13-4 major decision over Belvidere North's Caleb Blatchford on Tuesday. (Photo by Russell Hodges)

ROCHELLE The victories are starting to come easy for the Rochelle varsity wrestling team, with the Hubs adding two more wins over Belvidere North and Winnebago to extend their streak to 10 straight and improve to 15-6 overall and 14-2 in nonconference competition.

Rochelle began its triangular meet on Tuesday with a 57-22 victory over Winnebago. Sophomore Eddie Villalobos (21-3) broke a 12-12 tie with an 11-4 decision over the Indians' Bry Faworski, and the Hubs won seven of the last eight matches to pull away and seal the win.

Belvidere North was next up for Rochelle, and the purple and white won six of their last seven matches to top the Blue Thunder by a score of 53-21. Juniors Alex Harvey (14-0) and Justin Hernandez (22-3) each won by fall, with junior Ehren Metzger (23-2) adding a major decision over Belvidere North's Sean Lock by a score of 11-0.

For the complete article see the 01-12-2017 issue.

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