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Former Petersburg High School wrestler Corey Secrist is continuing to make waves on the collegiate level.

Secrist, a junior at West Liberty University, is the team’s captain and wrestles in the 125 pound weight division.

Secrist’s most recent win came on Feb. 1, when West Liberty University hosted the six team MEC championships, UNC-Pembroke, Notre Dame, Davis and Elkins, ,Urbana, and Fairmont State.

Secrist led the West Liberty Hilltoppers to a second place win, losing out only to UNC-Pembroke with a final score of 115.5 over West Liberty’s 107.3.

This tournament left Secrist with a season 23-6 record, a win/loss percentage of almost 80% and is one of the best in the college wrestling season.

In his high school career, Secrist was a four time all state wrestler, a two-time state finalist and holds two All American titles. He also holds the PHS record for personal wins. In 2013, he was the West Virginia 112-pound junior state champion.

According to PHS wrestling coach Tony Weatherholtz, Secrist was the first PHS wrestler to receive a wrestling scholarship.

Secrist is the son of Kim and Swanson Secrist. In his senior year, the PHS team sent six competitors to the West Virginia state wrestling championships, including Secrist.

Last week, the West Virginia Division of Natural resources announced that one local angler has broken a state record for his impressive catch.

Zachary Adkins of Cabins, caught a 53.1-inch, 59-pound grass carp earlier this month while fishing at Warden Lake in Hardy County.

For curious anglers out there, the WVDNR explained that Adkins used a large swimbait to catch the record fish.

Adkins’ catch broke the current length record of 50.75 inches. William Tucker still holds the record for weight with a 71.69-pound grass carp caught at Warden Lake in 2005.

The WVDNR said that anglers who believe they may have caught a state record fish should check the current records in the fishing regulations. Procedures for reporting a record catch also are included in the regulations.wvdnr.gov/Fishing/Fishing_regs.shtm

On Jan. 11, the Grant County Archery teams competed in the annual Buckhannon Archery Tournament.

The Maysville Archery team grabbed a big win at the event, finishing second as a group.

Individual winners of the event were Ka- din Tinney, who finished fourth in the middle school boy division and Danielle Fridley, who finished fifth in the high school girl division.

Following the tournament, archery coach Ruthann Nuzum took to Facebook to congrat- ulate the team on their performance.

“We are proud of all the shooters and look forward to a great archery season,” Nuzum said.

The team will next travel to Wheel- ing for the “A Shot in the
PARK” tournament.

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