Wrestlers getting a grip in Lebanon

Lebanon High's Oden Mangani, bottom, battles Bow's Joshua Roos during an NHIAA Division III meet on Dec. 13, 2023, in Lebanon, N.H. Bow won, 54-12.  (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon High's Oden Mangani, bottom, battles Bow's Joshua Roos during an NHIAA Division III meet on Dec. 13, 2023, in Lebanon, N.H. Bow won, 54-12. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. —Tris Wykes

Lebanon High's Aero Buzby, left, prepares to wrestle John Stark's Brennan Champagne during a 144-pound bout on Dec. 13, 2023, in Lebanon, N.H. John Stark won, 66-18.  (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon High's Aero Buzby, left, prepares to wrestle John Stark's Brennan Champagne during a 144-pound bout on Dec. 13, 2023, in Lebanon, N.H. John Stark won, 66-18. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon High's Chris Kinne grimaces while attempting to escape the hold of John Stark's Isaac Coker during a 285-pound match between the NHIAA Division III teams on Dec. 13, 2023, in Lebanon, N.H. John Stark won, 66-18. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon High's Chris Kinne grimaces while attempting to escape the hold of John Stark's Isaac Coker during a 285-pound match between the NHIAA Division III teams on Dec. 13, 2023, in Lebanon, N.H. John Stark won, 66-18. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon High's Charlie Clarke, right, stalks John Stark's Dylan Stanley during a 157-pound clash in the NHIAA Division III teams' match on Dec. 13, 2023, in Lebanon, N.H. John Stark won, 66-18. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon High's Charlie Clarke, right, stalks John Stark's Dylan Stanley during a 157-pound clash in the NHIAA Division III teams' match on Dec. 13, 2023, in Lebanon, N.H. John Stark won, 66-18. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon High's John Polk, bottom, tries to break free from John Stark's Stephen Johnston during the NHIAA Division III teams' competition on Dec. 13, 2023. John Stark won, 66-18. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon High's John Polk, bottom, tries to break free from John Stark's Stephen Johnston during the NHIAA Division III teams' competition on Dec. 13, 2023. John Stark won, 66-18. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Published: 12-15-2023 2:27 PM

The Lebanon High wrestling team hit the mat on Wednesday evening, welcoming strong squads from Bow and John Stark to Lebanon High School.

Stark handed the Raiders a 66-18 defeat in head-to-head competition. Lebanon picked up three victories by fall, from William Healy at 106 pounds, Bennett Russell at 132 pounds and Cole Ashline at 150 pounds.

Bow — last winter’s NHIAA Division III runner-up — also ruled the roost in its matches with Lebanon, recording a 54-12 decision. The Raiders’ points came from a pair of forfeit wins for Healy and heavyweight Chris Kinne.

Next up for Lebanon is a visit to Hollis-Brookline’s Nor’easter Invitational tournament on Saturday. 

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