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February 6, 2014

Wrestlers focus on regional

Centralia to host 9-team event

MT. VERNON —

A harsh winter storm earlier this week briefly derailed the Rams wrestlers practice for Saturday's regional.

Several inches of snow and ice hit Mt. Vernon on Tuesday. The poor weather resulted in the cancelation of Tuesday's wrestling practice along with every other school-related event. The wrestlers returned to practice Wednesday, and coach Sean Docherty said he liked what he saw from his group.

Really these guys are hard nosed,” Docherty said. “They know what they need to do. They were ticked off we couldn't practice Tuesday, just for safety reasons. They came in (Wednesday) and just worked their tails off.”

Mt. Vernon wrestlers will compete against eight other schools at Saturday's Centralia regional. In addition to the host team, Mt. Vernon will face Carbondale, Charleston, Effingham, Herrin, Marion, Mattoon and Taylorville. Wrestlers must finish in the top three of their weight class to advance to the Chatham Glenwood sectional.

Team stuff as far as I'm concerned ended with the South Seven duals, and now it's on them,” Docherty said. “What do you want to make out of your season. This is why we do everything we do all year, why we wrestle the tournaments and dual meets we wrestle in is to get them the experience to be successful in the postseason.”

A pair of Mt. Vernon wrestlers enter the postseason with more than 100 career wins. Quentin Favors (120 pounds) notched his 100th win at the South Seven Conference tournament. Docherty recalled the senior's first varsity competition.

I still remember him as a first year freshman, his first match, him looking pretty scared, not knowing what's going on,” Docherty said. “He ended up winning that match. That just took off for him.”

Chase Vosburgh (152) also hit the 100-victory plateau. His win came at Marion.

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