EAST BEND - With the season coming to a close, area wrestling squads are preparing for the Mountain Valley Conference Tournament over the final weeks of the season.
Forbush, fresh off its first conference victory of the season, has five matches remaining on the year, including one against Yadkin County rival Starmount. The Rams, 4-2 in league action, have four duals left on their schedule.
The Falcons knocked off Alleghany last Tuesday to pick up their first MVAC win of the year, 42-17.
The Trojans, who only wrestled at five weight classes, went 4-1 in those matches. Alleghany forfeited six classes with three no-matches.
Storm Long picked up Forbush’s lone win on the mat at 126, pinning Josh Cochran in the second period. Freshman Isaac McMillan nearly upset Alleghany’s Justin Todd (22-7) at 145, falling late 6-5.