The Longwood Lion’s Roar Hearkens Back to an Earlier Dynasty

Down to the last two bouts on a Friday evening in January of 2009, the Longwood Lions trailed the Brentwood Indians 26-18 on their turf.

Down to the last two bouts on a Friday evening in January of 2009, the Longwood Lions trailed the Brentwood Indians 26-18 on their turf.

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LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (1/26): Nick Hall

It’s a large responsibility for an eighth grade varsity wrestler, but Nick Hall is no ordinary wrestler — even for a prodigy. In the last match of a hotly contested dual meet against Brentwood, Section XI’s perennial powerhouse, where Longwood held the lead only once, it was up to Nick Hall to deliver a victory for his team.

nickhallcIt’s a large responsibility for an eighth grade varsity wrestler, but Nick Hall is no ordinary wrestler — even for a prodigy. In the last match of a hotly contested dual meet against Brentwood, Section XI’s perennial powerhouse, where Longwood held the lead only once, it was up to Nick Hall to deliver a victory for his team.

At that moment, Brentwood’s victory looked as certain as could be under these circumstances, not because Nick was expected to lose, but who would have expected Nick to pin in a bout that looked to be difficult to win by decision? Continue reading “LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (1/26): Nick Hall”