by Aaron Garcia
Several Union County wrestling teams continued their strong seasons on Jan. 15 at the Husky Duals held at Hough High School in Cornelius.
Piedmont, ranked third among Class 2A teams, according to www.retrorankings.com, took second in the event. The Panthers recorded wins over North Mecklenburg (72-3), West Mecklenburg (77-6), Kannapolis Brown (66-9) and Thomasville Ledford (53-13) before being edged in the finals by Mooresville (34-27).
Sun Valley downed Ledford in the third-place match (43-27), following wins over Marvin Ridge (43-28), Charlotte Vance (69-9) and Charlotte Olympic (42-34). The Spartans fell to Mooresville (59-6) in the semifinals.
Despite losses to Sun Valley, Ledford (46-20) and Mount Pleasant (36-34), Marvin Ridge rebounded for a seventh-place finish behind wins over Vance (66-24) and Brown (36-34).