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No Little Hawkeye Conference Meet For Knoxville Wrestling This Season

If local wrestling fans look closely, the schedule for the Knoxville Wrestling Squad does not have the Little Hawkeye Conference meet this season. That is not a misprint, this season the conference will be decided by the dual meets only. Knoxville Coach Ron Peterson says the Little Hawkeye, South Central, and Southeast Conferences got together to form a “super tournament” in Fairfield on January 28th. While not totally in favor of dropping the L-H-C meet, he sees this larger meet as a way to prepare for the district. Knoxville will see teams from the South central Conference including P-C-M and Clarke among others, and the Southeast with Fairfield, Washington and Mount Pleasant among some of the schools, and of course all of the cast of characters in the L-H-C. The Panthers are 1-1 in the conference dual meet season with a loss to conference favorite Grinnell and a win over Pella. Peterson says winning the conference dual meet title will be tough with Grinnell now out to a 2-0 record and likely not to lose anymore.