For the past two weeks, the Banks County Mat Leopards have had it easy with only practice to worry about, but the grapplers jumped back into action last Saturday at the Georgia/Carolina Classic at Hart County.
The Big Blue wrestlers was one of approximately 16 teams competing in the tournament. Kasey Hanley, BCHS wrestling coach, said that historically, the Mat Leopards have competed very well at Hart County, and this year was no exception.
The Jan. 3 match began 2009 for the team, and with Banks taking the win; the season is looking in good shape as the wrestlers prepare for Area Duals this weekend.
Region rival East Jackson hosts this weekend’s Area Duals, where Banks will compete against the Mat Eagles and wrestling powerhouse Jefferson. The duals begin on Friday at East Jackson.
Banks County hosted its first home match of the new year on Tuesday against Towns County, Franklin County and West Hall. Results were unavailable at press time