Vandalia wrestling falls in close match at Belleville West

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By Andrew Harner

The Vandalia wrestling team has high expectations for the season, and the season-opener showed that there are good reasons for those hopes.

Despite losing, the Class 1A Vandals wrestled tough to keep the match tight against Class 3A Belleville West on Tuesday night during a 38-31 loss.

Vandalia (0-1) had four pins on the night, with sophomore Kendrick Woolsey (285) recording the fastest in 19 seconds, and junior Ryne Lipsey (120), senior Seth Purcell (170) and sophomore Bobby Bradley (195) also pinning his opponent.

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