Thompson Middle School finishes up stellar wrestling season

The Thompson Middle School wrestling team recently won the individual and team Metro Championships. (Contributed)

The Thompson Middle School wrestling team recently won the individual and team Metro Championships. (Contributed)

By BAKER ELLIS / Sports Reporter

ALABASTER- The storied tradition of Thompson wrestling doesn’t seem to be in jeopardy of dropping off any time soon. The middle school wrestling team finished its season by winning both the individual and team first-place trophies at the Metro Championships. According to Jeff Ward, TMS father, the wrestlers “did not lose one round of competition and completely dominated the event.”

At the Metro Championships, the events were highlighted by first-place finishes from Sam Latona in the 87-pound weight class, Chandler Adkins in the 97-pound weight class, Gabe Hixenbaugh in the 121-pound weight class and Derek Hussey in the 132-pound weight class.

Head coach James Barnes and assistant coach Brad Jacks led the middle school team to its second first-place finish in a Metro Championship, and the first since 2008.