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Wrestling, indoor track putting together Carroll County Athletic League championship events

There will be Carroll County Athletic League championship contests this winter for indoor track and wrestling after county coaches and athletic directors recently agreed to put together events before the season comes to an end in two weeks.

Westminster High School is set to host the county wrestling tournament over two days. Feb. 9 will be weight classes 106 through 145, and Feb. 11 will be 152-285. County teams are allowed to enter more than one wrestler per weight class.

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The tournament will be varsity only, and each day is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. There also won’t be any team scoring this year, so Manchester Valley will have to wait another year to go after a second straight tourney title.

The Mavericks won their program’s first tourney crown last year after totaling 190.5 points, while South Carroll came in second with 187.5. But the Cavaliers were crowned overall champs based on a one-year point system that combined regular-season wins with order of finish at the tournament.

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South Carroll is 7-0 against all-Carroll competition this season.

Indoor track athletes have been braving outdoor conditions since the winter season started Jan. 5. The county’s track teams have been on a rotating Saturday schedule, weather permitting, with Century and Manchester Valley high schools hosting tri- and quad-meets.

Meets went off as planned Jan. 9 and Jan. 16, but the next two were canceled because of weather concerns. Now, Century is set to host CCAL meet Feb. 6 on its stadium track.

Boys events go first at 11 a.m., followed by the girls events at 1:30.

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Century junior Andrew Wilcox takes off from the starting blocks during an indoor track practice in Eldersburg Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.
Century junior Andrew Wilcox takes off from the starting blocks during an indoor track practice in Eldersburg Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (Dylan Slagle / Carroll County Times)

Century won both boys and girls team championships in 2020. The Knights held off South Carroll on the girls side, 138-122, while the boys team amassed 135 points and cleared the field by 47.

The winter sports season is set to end Feb. 12, and fall sports practice begins the following day.

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