High School Sports

Dudley places 3rd at Chapel Hill tournament

Irmo’s T.J. Dudley, Kyle Manross and Myles Gardner earned place finishes at the Tiger Holiday Classic wrestling tournament in Chapel Hill (NC) prior to the Christmas break. The Yellow Jackets get back into action this week at the Wildcat Duals, host by Lexington on Wednesday and Thursday.

Dudley was the headliner in the Tar Heel state, earning the consolation championship at 171 pounds, Dudley (26-3) capped a 4-1 tournament performance with a decisive 14-3 win in the third-place final.

Manross also advanced to the consolation title round at 130 pounds but had to settle for fourth place. Manross (20-3) had a 4-2 report card during the two-day event and advanced to the third-place match by pulling off an overtime win in the consolation semifinals. He finished with a team-high 20.5 individual points. Dudley netted 20 points.

Gardner (13-13) secured a fifth place finish at 285 with a first-period pin to conclude a 3-3 tournament performance.

The Yellow Jackets finished with 78.5 team points, good for 15th place in the 26-team field.