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Trojans conquer Victoria grapplers, both East and West
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VICTORIA — On Thursday, the Trojan wrestling team squared off against both the Victoria Titans and Warriors in dual competitions.

The varsity Trojans defeated West by a score of 48-24 and then went out and defeated Victoria East 48-16.

“We really wrestled hard against a hard fighting Victoria West team. We had some wrestlers really put together some nice moves and win some exciting matches,” said head coach Terry Foster.

Out of the 10 varsity boys that wrestled, Beeville had seven wins by pin fall and one forfeit. The seven who won by pin were: Joe Montes at 113 pounds, Rogelio Salazar at 120 pounds, Mario Perez in the 128-pound division, Tristan Longoria at 132 pounds, Cordell Aguirre in the 152-pound class, Jeremy Ramirez at 160 pounds and Brent Puga, 195.

Four wrestlers who put up a good fight, but came up short were Seth Aguirre in the 138-pound class, Nathaniel Barris at 145 and Lady Trojans Briana Gobel and Mandy Maldonado.

Three Beeville JV wrestlers made their wrestling debuts with two winning by pins. Elijah Green came up with a loss, but did well for his first match, coaches said. Lupe Banda won his first match against Victoria East, while Ernesto Gomez received two pins against both Victoria East and West.

On Saturday, the Trojans traveled to W.B. Ray and participated in a dual tournament. The Trojans competed against Rio Grande City, New Braunfels and Moody High Schools.

The Trojans got off to a rough start and could never quite find their routine. The final scores were all went against the Trojans – Rio Grande City 42-38, New Braunfels 38-24 and Moody 42-36.

“We need to just focus on learning from others’ mistakes and limiting our opponents from taking advantages of our mistakes,” Foster said.

The varsity girls, however, came out with two girls on top. Heidi Rodriguez finished in fourth place at 148 pounds and Danielle Perez won first place in the 102 weight class.

The Trojan wrestling team faced S.A. Highlands High School on Tuesday in Beeville.
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