The North Harford High School Hawks wrestling program is celebrating 50 years this season and Feb. 7 is the day for the official celebration.
Wrestlers from the start through wrestlers today will have a pre-meet reception at the school, starting at 5 p.m. A welcoming ceremony will follow, leading to the Hawks UCBAC non-division dual meet with Aberdeen.
Following the meet, a reception will follow.
Bill Pyle, principal at North Harford in the 1960s, started the wrestling program by hiring Anthony "Chuck" Dysleski. Starting a program from scratch with no youth program in that part of the county, Coach Dysleski was able to build a successful program.
That program is in its 50th year thanks to the guidance of coaches who followed, including Fred Holtz, Dean Petty and current head coach Gerald Christian.