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Legs are flying everywhere as Longhorn wrestler Travis Rowley maneuvers for the take down on Dundy County Stratton’s Delton Haines. After losing to Haines in the third round, Rowley came back to defeat him in the third place match. (Johnson Publications photo)

Longhorns take second at own meet

    Going into Saturday’s home meet for the Longhorn wrestlers, coach Matt Vlasin didn’t know what to expect.
    He noted the Longhorns didn’t have their best outing at the Ogallala duals the weekend before, so he was hoping for a bounce back.
    That’s exactly what he got as the Longhorns wrestled their way to a second place finish in their own invitational that included 16 teams.
    “It was way more than I expected,” he said this week.
    They finished just 13.5 points behind first place Ogallala and beat Bridgeport by a half point.
    “We were really happy to beat Bridgeport. We haven’t beaten them in a long time,” he said. 

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