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Panthers defend Jim King Orange Invitational

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Orange High defended its own tournament by placing first at this year's 2011 Jim King Orange Invitational on Saturday.

The Panthers had two first-place champions in the 23-team field and had 12 different wrestlers place sixth or higher. Orange's 253 points were well clear of second-place Cary (187.5), third-place Northern Durham (161) and fourth-place Jordan (156).

Here is how other area teams in the event fared: Chatham Central (7th, 115 points), Cedar Ridge (8th, 100), Person (9th, 95), Apex (10th, 92), Athens Drive (11th, 63.5), East Chapel Hill (12th, 60), Millbrook (13th, 54.5), Riverside (14th, 54), Leesville Road (15th, 50), Smithfield-Selma (16th, 49), Northwood (18th, 45), Granville Central (19th, 43), East Wake (20th, 39).

For full results, go to OHSwrestling.com.

Here is a list of the championship bouts:

106 Josh Brown, Northern Durham Dec James Daggett, Chatham Central, 15-10
113 Robbie Tomasic, Jordan M-Dec Joe Furtick, Apex, 8-0
120 Jordan Baker, Orange Dec Chris Jaeger, Chatham Central, 8-2
126 Tyler Myers, Trinity Dec Jake DeAngelo, Southern Alamance, 8-6
132 Terrence Moore, Jordan Dec Ryan Simmons, Trinity, OT 2-1
138 Tony DeAngelo, Southern Alamance T-Fall Grant Spurney, Jordan, 24-9
145 Joe Moon, Southern Alamance Dec Zach Rimmer, Orange, 10-5
152 Rodney Shepard, Northern Durham Dec Adam Kugler, Cary, 10-5
160 Bo Mulligan, Cary Dec Cody Boswell, Southern Alamance, 5-2
170 Eli Schultz, Cedar Ridge Fall Dominique Alford, Northern Durham, 5:50
182 Mike Mastrianni, Cedar Ridge Fall Jake Castagnero, Apex, 2:55
195 Cameron King, Trinity Frft Carson Joyce, Chatham Central, FORFEIT
220 Wes Dawson, Orange Dflt Zack Vanhoy, Northwood, INJURY
285 Alex Reams, Northern Durham Fall Courtland Parker, Jordan, 0:55

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J. Mike Blake has been the Sports Editor for The Cary News and Southwest Wake News since October 2008. He holds two "unofficial" NCHSAA records in two different sports - highest career free throw percentage (2-of-2) in basketball and fewest career singles victories (zero. sigh.) for tennis.