By Steve LeMaster
The McCreary Central High School wrestling program opened preseason practice on Monday. McCreary Central head coach Gary Parriman was anxious to welcome some members of his team back to the mats.
“We have started practice, however not at full bore just yet as we await the football players to finish their season so we can get all of the wrestlers in the room,” Parriman confided.
Parriman has finalized and released his team’s schedule for the 2017-18 season.
“Our schedule it is a bit grueling this season with the potential to wrestle in up to 55 matches before the regional tournament,” said Parriman. “We will be returning to some places such as Viburnum High School in Virginia where we have won the event the past two seasons and hope to do that a third time. We also will be returning to Western Hills on December 21 in hopes of a repeat win there as well. The Woodford County Invitational is always one of the toughest tournaments in the state. We will be heading back there this year hoping to up our performance from last year as we had only one kid to make the finals. We are looking forward to the season and hoping to grow this program once again this year.”
McCreary Central competes in Region 7, which also includes Boyle County, Bryan Station, Danville, East Jessamine, Frederick Douglass, Henry Clay, Lafayette, Lexington Catholic, Lexington Christian, Madison Central, Madison Southern, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Tates Creek, Wayne County, West Jessamine and Whitley County.