Wrestlers dominate sectionals

Patch High School senior Isaac McIlvene pins his opponent during the Department of Defense Dependents Schools Eastern Sectional wresting tournament held Feb. 9 in the PHS gym. McIlvene, undefeated for the season, took first in the 126-pound class. [Photo right] Undefeated senior Robert Mannier, right, goes up against an Ansbach wrestler in the 182-pound class. Last year, both wrestlers won European titles in their weight classes. The Patch High School wrestling team dominated the sectional tournament, qualifying 23 out of 27 wrestlers for the European championships to be held Feb. 15-16 in Wiesbaden, where the Panthers will look to take their fifth European team championship in as many years.