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Atholton wrestling hammers Centennial in preparation for postseason duals

Atholton wrestling hammers Centennial in preparation for postseason duals

Atholton already knew their postseason fate before Thursday’s home finale against Centennial. The Raiders, for the first time since 2007, had qualified for the 3A East regional duals, win or loss.

So coach Bruce Lindblad used the dual meet as an opportunity for his guys to get one final tune up before their first postseason match since losing to Stephen Decatur in the regional final 11 years ago. He liked what he saw in a 60-21 victory, thanks in large part to a complete lineup and 10 individual wins that included nine pins and a forfeit.

“We had a full lineup, which was nice, for the first time all year,” he said. “We’re excited. We got Michael [Altamarino] back for the first...

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