On Friday February 1st the Manteo Swim Team competed in the NCHSAA East Regional swim meet. The NCHSAA changed the regional format from just East and West divisions to now 3 divisions: East, Central, and West divisions. Only only the top 8 from each region get to advance to the State Championship meet.
Coach Schuler said: “All of the swimmers dropped time in the meet. At the end of the day that is what you want to see. Unfortunately with the change in regional format some of our times that would have made it to the state tournament did not. We look forward to next season!”
Here are the Results:
Women 200 yard Medley Relay
#15: Meris Duprey, Libby Robertson, Caroline Mode, Eva Klauser
Women 400 yard Relay
#12: Melissa Heath, Jaylen Davis, Caroline Mode, Eva Klauser
Men 200 yard Freestyle Relay
#13: Zeke Marshall, Reid Gilreath, Max Janesik, Noah Goetsch
Men 400 yard Freestyle Relay
#17: Zeke Marshall, Vinny Brevetti, Max Janesik, Noah Goetsch
The Manteo Wrestling Team went to Tarboro High School on Saturday to compete in the Tarboro Invitational Tournament where they finished tied for 6th place out of the 11 schools competing.
Coach Metzinger’s comments:
“I though we had a good day of wrestling. All of the guys that went are showing progress on the mat and they are improving each day on things that we are working on. Caleb showed a lot of heart in his match vs GCHS. He was at a physical disadvantage, but he kept fighting and late in the third period he was able to pin the guy. Emmanuel got his first pin, William won first in his division and continued to show neutral dominance and showed his ability to score by Tech Falling all of his opponents. Ryan also had a good day, he had a tough match in the finals and got in a 50-50 position and the other guy beat him to the punch and ended up losing. I am happy with the progress. Our goal is to be wrestling our best going into February, and I feel most of us are doings that.”
Coach Schuler reported that the conference recognized two seniors Caroline and Melissa. Melissa placed first in conference for the 200 IM. Caroline placed first in the 100 butterfly and the 400 freestyle, she also got women’s swimmer of the year award. Also Max placed first in the men’s 200 IM. Both Caroline and Max have qualified for the 1A East Regionals in the 400 freestyle. Caroline has also qualified for the 200 freestyle.
The MHS Wrestling team faced off against Edenton in their only home match of the season on Wednesday. The final score was Edenton 47 Manteo 18.
Coach Metzinger’s comments:
“If one were to only look at the score it would appear to be a blow out. As a group I feel that we had one of our best days in the dual meet. The only matches won were by the two seniors: Ryan McOwen and William Pendleton but there were some very close matches by the other guys. We were in 4 matches we lost and they were fun to watch. I’m proud of how hard they fought, and the young guys took a step in the right direction yesterday. Thats all I ask of the first year guys.
I really hope next year the ADs in our area will do what is in the best interest of the kids involved in wrestling. For 4 years I have been fighting to get us combined with the 2A league to help solidify our schedule, allow us to have home meets, and reduce our travel. We start every year with zero meets on our schedule and all schools within a 2 hour drive already have their midweek matches set in conference. In my 5 years of coaching the wrestling team has traveled over 10,282 miles due to us not being combined with the 2A schedule.”
Manteo (NC) vs. John A. Holmes (Edenton, NC)
Boys Varsity Wrestling Winter 18-19
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The MHS Wrestling team competed in the 2019 River City Invitational Tournament this past Saturday. The tournament consisted of 18 schools with a good mix of NC and Virginia programs.
Coach Metzinger’s Remarks on the tournament: “This is always a good tournament for us. We get to wrestle different schools and it is a good gauge of where some guys are in the last month of the regular season. We get away from seeing the usual styles of wrestling, and some of these other programs force us to adapt and wrestle out of our comfort zone.
We have a young team consisting of 4 seniors and 7 underclassmen who have very little high school experience. There is a big learning curve in this sport, and without the luxury of a JV program due to numbers, a lot of guys are thrown right into the fire with varsity opponents. They are coming around and we are excited to see where they will be in a couple of years.
I love this sport. It is a total adjustment for the athletes and the parents. Each match is a 1-on-1 contest by 14 different people (if you have a full roster). When you do not put the work in the practice room, it shows when you go out there and compete. Other times you can train you butt off and in that one match you can lose your balance and the other guy wins. A lot of life lessons are taught in this sport: accountability, respect, hard work, and the ability to overcome adversity. Often in today’s society people look for someone to blame, in our sport we take accountability for losses and use them as motivation to better ourselves.
Overall for the guys that went I felt we had a good day (missing quite a few due to illnesses). The underclassmen are showing progress in their wrestling and the seniors are learning that they need to adapt their games for the post season. We will be back at work on Monday getting ready for next week’s dual and tournament.”
Full match replay of MHS Wrestlers from the River City Invitational
The MHS Basketball teams went on the road to take on Gates County in their first conference contest of the year.
The Women’s Basketball team is a dark horse this season to make a run at the conference title. The Lady Redskins entered the game with a 4-1 overall record. The Lady Redskins dominated the game winning 57-35. Coach Butler said they had one of the best shooting performances he has seen since being named the head coach.
This year the Lady Redskins are lead by Senior Skylar Williamson scoring 13.3 pts/game followed by Junior Genesis Greggory scoring 13 pts/game.
The Men’s Basketball team followed the Lady Redskins victory of Gates with a very tough fought contest. The Men’s Basketball team is much improved this season and entered their first Conference game with a 5-2 overall record. In the fourth quarter the Redskins found themselves down 15 points needing a spark. The Redskins rally back scoring 25 points in the fourth quarter but Gates County held on to win the game 66-63.
This Men’s Basketball team shows up and competes every game. They are exciting to watch. The team is lead by Senior Clay Rice scoring 11.8 pts/game and Junior Darren Saunders scoring 10 pts/game.