ANML caged: Wrestlers suffer losses before break


The Lightning went into the last event of 2013 in New London-Spicer as underdogs, a commonplace for the boys thus far this year with their grueling schedule.  Unfortunately, the State AA 5th-ranked Hutchinson Tigers and challenging Glencoe-Silver Lake Panthers managed to hold off the Lightning's brawlers in two thriller matches.
ANML had prepared all week for their two accomplished opponents, and as usual took their business to the mat against Hutchinson's stellar bunch.  However, the Tigers' elite upperweights gave them an edge the Lightning couldn't compensate for, losing 20-43.
ANML would need to lick their wounds quickly, because the Glencoe-Silver Lake Panthers would offer them a new set of difficulties.