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STERLING -- Sherando wrestling coach Pepper Martin picked up his 400th career victory, all at Sherando, as the Warriors won the McGowan Invitational on Saturday.
The Warriors won the 11-team meet with 202 points. Martin, now in his 19th year as and Sherando's school record is now 400-96.
"It's a really nice accomplishment," Martin said. "It feels good to reach the 400 win milestone. But I don't view it as individual accomplishment. There's been a lot of hard work from a lot of dedicated wrestlers through the years. And a lot of great coaches that I've worked with. It's more a program milestone than an individual one."
On Saturday, the Warriors had three champions. Jacob Guthridge (113), Kyle Vangel (120) and Dan Mullaney (152) each won, while Tyler Hamilton (195,) and B.J. Askew (285) finished second. Justin Feighery (106), Colton Simmons (126) and Gabe Mead finished third, while Travis Ritter (220) placed fourth for the Warriors.
"Last week in Berkeley Springs we were tied going into the finals and we kind of fizzled out dropped to third," Martin said. "Saturday we had a 2 1/2-point lead going into the finals. The whole team had a nice final round, in both the championships and the consolations."
Loudoun Valley 64, Sherando 49
PURCELLVILLE -- The Warriors rallied from a 16-point deficit, only to fall to the Vikings in non-district action.
Sherando cut the deficit to two points in the second half, before the Vikings exploded for 26 points in the final quarter to put the game away.
Aaron Miller had 17 points to lead Sherando. Taylor Ruths had 11 for the Warriors (3-3).