Conner, Scots Pin Down District Title
Highland Park captured its third consecutive district wrestling title on Thursday in Princeton, where the Scots edged Carrollton Creekview in the team standings at the District 9-5A tournament.
Aidan Conner sealed the victory with a pin in the championship match of the heavyweight division. Conner is a two-time defending state champion who is competing for the first time as a heavyweight this season.
Carter Puckett (132 pounds), Spencer Buchholz (145 pounds), and Colby Hopkins (185 pounds) also won gold medals for HP at the district tournament. Buchholz and Hopkins each are two-time district champions.
In all, the Scots will send nine athletes to the Class 5A Region II tournament on Feb. 15-16 in Pflugerville, including Parker Stafford (106 pounds), Bryce Henderson (126 pounds), Carter Barden (152 pounds), Jeremy Hanes (195 pounds), and McClain Matter (220 pounds).