Grappling with success

WORTON — Kent County High School’s wrestling program held a Legends and Legacy event Friday night, Jan. 26 as part of the home meet against Kent Island, honoring its seniors and celebrating its championship history that is closely tied to the youth program.

Traditionally the KCHS seniors are recognized on a night dedicated solely to them, but the Trojans ran out of home dates this year because of weather-related school closings over the last week.

Also on Friday night, members of Kent County Junior Wrestling ran onto the mat with the high school wrestlers and went through the entire warmup with them. 

Two-time state champion Donnie Yerkie ’01, who is a member of the KCHS athletic hall of fame, is head coach of the junior program that this year totals 65 — girls and boys, ages 4 to 14, ranging in weight from 37 to 175 pounds.

Several members of Yerkie’s coaching staff are Kent County High School wrestling alumni.

Yerkie also is an assistant coach with the high school program.

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  1. Thank you for promoting the Kent Junior Wrestling Program. I am so proud of these guys who’ve stepped up to be a mentor and coach for our youth. This is what Kent County is all about.

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