Murphysboro defeats Redbirds on the mat


Murphysboro won the first four varsity matches and then was able to hang on for a 40-35 win over the Redbirds in Ohio Division wrestling Tuesday night. The Redbirds were held off the board until Maneese won in the 132 pound division by pin. Both Restivo brothers and Keegan Gardner then won consecutive matches to pull the Redbirds closer. Many of the following matches were split, with the Red Devils able to capture the win.

Other winners for the ‘Birds included:Riddle,Smith and Gaspar.

Lady Redbirds snap skid


The West Frankfort Lady Redbirds snapped a two game losing streak with a Saturday afternoon win over visiting Murphysboro, 56-42.

The game saw the Lady Devils jump out to a lead after one quarter of 11-10.  In the second quarter, Matt Hampleman’s team outscored the Lady Red Devils 19-9 for a 29-20 intermission lead.

In the third quarter. the home team continued their pace adding four more points to their lead. And, in the fourth quarter, the Lady Birds finished strong with a 19-10 run.
Scoring for West Frankfort included another mammoth performance for Kiarha Wilce who poured in 31 points to lead the Redbirds. Williams had 8, Calvert added 4, Stewart 3, Cunningham 3, and Sailiez with 2.
With the win, the Lady Birds are now 12-13 for the year, returning to action next week
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