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WK handles Irmo on the mats

White Knoll defeated Irmo 41-23 in a Region 5-4A wrestling match on Wednesday. The Timberwolves are 2-1 in region matches, tied for second place with Lexington behind 3-0 Dutch Fork. Irmo fell to 1-2 in the region standings.

Brandon Proveaux (215), Chris Jeffers (103) and Kevin Epting (119) had pins for White Knoll, and Austin Lee culled six points from a forfeit win at 112. Otherwise, Cody Shirley (125) and Chad Lee (140) had major decisions, while Kyle Ebney (152), Joe Clyburn (189), and Shane Lee (135) chipped in with three-point decisions. Lee edged Irmo’s Blane Bryant 2-0 in the best matchup of the night.

Irmo received pins from heavyweight Jimmy Carson and Kasif Akram (145), major decisions from Devin Gosnell (160) and Kyle Manross (130) and a regular decisions from T.J. Dudley (171).

Proveaux, fresh from a championship performance at the Bearcat Invitational in Rock Hill last weekend, improved to 26-1, and is 3-0 in region outings, including a win last week over Dutch Fork’s T.J. Cayruth - the top-ranked man at 215, accoring to scmat.com.

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