Lexington hosts the high-profile Wildcats Duals on Wednesday and Thursday.
The 10-team holiday wrestling event features reigning South Carolina state champions Rock Hill (4A) and Eastside (4A), plus current Top 10 squads from South Pointe (No. 4 in 4A), Fort Mill (No. 6 in 4A) and Summerville (No. 8 in 4A). Dutch Fork (No. 7 in 4A) headlines in the Midlands contingent that also includes Lexington, Irmo and Sumter.
The host Wildcats have not seen action since downing Dutch Fork 32-29 in the Region 5-4A opener on Dec. 16. Bad weather forced the cancellation of the planned trip to Raleigh (N.C.) for the WRAL Duals (Dec. 18-19).
Lexington, which is 7-0 in regular-season dual matches, took the first step on the road to defending in 2008-09 Region 5-4A championship with the narrow win over Dutch Fork.
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