Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Knights Surprise City Foes.(Sports)

Byline: Harold Smith For the Journal

Mustangs Are Close Second After 1st Day

Oh, those pesky Knights.

At the beginning of the season, Del Norte wrestling coach Charlie Dotson emphasized that this definitely was a time for rebuilding.

Yet, here are the Knights atop the standings after the first day of the City Wrestling Tournament.

At Rio Grande on Friday, Del Norte, the reigning city champion and 2000 Class 4A titleholder, had a 56-53 lead over West Mesa going into today's matches.

But Dotson was quick to quell the excitement.

"We've got four No. 4 seeds (going into the semis)," he said. "That means they'll be going against top seeds. …

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