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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    A referee keeps close watch on the 113-lbs semi-final match between Lake Norman's Zac Rainess (bottom) and Hough High's Austin Powell during the NCHSAA 4A West Regional wrestling championships at Hough High on February 16, 2014. Powell advanced to the finals.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Hough High's Austin Powell celebrates his 113-lbs. semi-final victory with coaches Zack Rogers (left) and Tripp Rogers during the NCHSAA 4A West Regional wrestling championships at Hough High on February 16, 2014. Powell advanced to the finals.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Lake Norman's RJ Cloninger (bottom) makes a move against A.L. Brown's Nicholas Sexton in the 126-lbs. semi-final match during the NCHSAA 4A West Regional wrestling championships at Hough High on February 16, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    West Charlotte's Quintin Mikerson works to gain control of Vance's Jake Motsinger during their 132-lbs. semi-final match in the NCHSAA 4A West Regional wrestling championships at Hough High on February 16, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    McDowell's Josh Dula (left) squares off against Mallard Creek's Ben Cournoyer during their 152-lbs. semi-final match in the NCHSAA 4A West Regional wrestling championships at Hough High on February 16, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    West Charlotte's Quintin Mikerson has his arm raised after winning against Vance's Jake Motsinger during their 132-lbs. semi-final match in the NCHSAA 4A West Regional wrestling championships at Hough High on February 16, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Independence's Joshua Matos (left) and Alexander Central's Dustin Jones work to catch their breath after their 195-lbs. semi-final match in the NCHSAA 4A West Regional wrestling championships at Hough High on February 16, 2014. Jones advanced to the finals.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Alexander Central's Kevin Alanis (center) looks over at the referee ash his keeps a hold on Hopewell's Clifton Pittman during their 220-lbs. semi-final match in the NCHSAA 4A West Regional wrestling championships at Hough High on February 16, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Ardrey Kell's Chris Mairson (right) works to gain a hold on A.L. Brown's Keechan Ware during their 220-lbs. semi-final match in the NCHSAA 4A West Regional wrestling championships at Hough High on February 16, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Hough High's Austin Powell celebrates his 113-lbs. semi-final victory with coaches Zack Rogers (left) and Tripp Rogers during the NCHSAA 4A West Regional wrestling championships at Hough High on February 16, 2014. Powell advanced to the finals.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2014/02/16/20/05/k7Ugo.St.138.jpeg|522
    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Lake Norman's RJ Cloninger (bottom) makes a move against A.L. Brown's Nicholas Sexton in the 126-lbs. semi-final match during the NCHSAA 4A West Regional wrestling championships at Hough High on February 16, 2014.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2014/02/16/20/05/TgXpH.St.138.jpeg|486
    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    West Charlotte's Quintin Mikerson works to gain control of Vance's Jake Motsinger during their 132-lbs. semi-final match in the NCHSAA 4A West Regional wrestling championships at Hough High on February 16, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    McDowell's Josh Dula (left) squares off against Mallard Creek's Ben Cournoyer during their 152-lbs. semi-final match in the NCHSAA 4A West Regional wrestling championships at Hough High on February 16, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    West Charlotte's Quintin Mikerson has his arm raised after winning against Vance's Jake Motsinger during their 132-lbs. semi-final match in the NCHSAA 4A West Regional wrestling championships at Hough High on February 16, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Independence's Joshua Matos (left) and Alexander Central's Dustin Jones work to catch their breath after their 195-lbs. semi-final match in the NCHSAA 4A West Regional wrestling championships at Hough High on February 16, 2014. Jones advanced to the finals.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2014/02/16/20/05/1haekX.St.138.jpeg|300
    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Alexander Central's Kevin Alanis (center) looks over at the referee ash his keeps a hold on Hopewell's Clifton Pittman during their 220-lbs. semi-final match in the NCHSAA 4A West Regional wrestling championships at Hough High on February 16, 2014.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Ardrey Kell's Chris Mairson (right) works to gain a hold on A.L. Brown's Keechan Ware during their 220-lbs. semi-final match in the NCHSAA 4A West Regional wrestling championships at Hough High on February 16, 2014.
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